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Paris, France 2016

Luxury Brand Management

Paris, France

Welcome to France! The purpose of this course is to provide you with an international context to your studies at Pepperdine. The effective graduate of The Graziadio School of Business and Management must have a global perspective of worldwide commerce and a command of the complex issues, practices, and expectations for managing the enterprise in the 21st century. As a global epicenter of luxury and luxury branding, Paris serves as the perfect venue to connect with world-class thinkers and practitioners to accomplish our purpose.

Hosted by our partner school, this global learning opportunity focuses on critical aspects of Global Luxury Brand Management. The week abroad will feature lectures by distinguished faculty members of the partner University and recognized experts from companies and research centers. In addition, we will visit internationally recognized companies and organizations in the region for a hands-on look at luxury brand strategies. Also included is a study tour of important historical sites in Paris. 

Lead Faculty: Stephen Rapier




Stephen M. Rapier, PhD 

Assistant Faculty of Marketing 

PhD, Claremont Graduate University 

EMBA, Claremont Graduate University 

BS, California State University, Long Beach

Program Costs

$3,680 Single Room*
$3,095 Student Shared Room*

The Program Fees Include

  • Lodging 
  • Some meals
  • Academic sessions
  • Speakers
  • Cultural tours and activities
  • Transportation during the program week
  • Final dinner

Airfare, taxi, and other travel expenses are additional. Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

If you plan to take this course for academic credit, standard tuition fees will also apply in addition to the program fee. If you take this course for no credit, it WILL NOT fulfill your global requirement. Global Programs office will notify the Programs Office to register you for course credit.

*Program prices are subject to change.

Tuition Note

Students who receive company tuition reimbursement are obligated to meet their tuition payment due date regardless of the Global trip completion date or grades availability. The $50.00 late company reimbursement fee and a daily finance charge of .027% will accrue upon any unpaid overdue balance.

Financial Aid

If you plan to use financial aid funds to pay the program fees please contact the Global Programs Office immediately for assistance.

Graduation Information

Students taking Global Business Intensive Courses offered in April will be enrolled in the Spring trimester and will graduate in August at the earliest.

Important Dates  
Application Period Opens November 2, 2015 @ 12:00 p.m.
Application Period Closes/Balance Due January 22, 2016 @ 5:00 p.m.
Program Dates April 17-23, 2016
Mandatory Pre-Departure Class Session TBD
Flight Itinerary Deadline March 15, 2016
Sample Program Itinerary (Items are subject to change.)
Sunday Arrival in Paris. Accommodations check-in, orientation, reception, and evening dinner.
Monday - Friday

Classroom Learning (generally 8:00am-5:00pm)

Professional private meetings with leading executives of local businesses and institutions.

Cultural activities

Saturday Accommodations check-out and departure from Paris.