About the LEF Master Class
This class addresses the unique properties, opportunities, and challenges of the luxury industry by studying issues relevant to the field in the various aspects of the business, from design, production and management to distribution and promotion. The course structure includes presentations (by faculty and by industry presidents, CEOs, and senior executives), discussions, and the team projects.
In this semester-long course, MBA students from Columbia Business School work in teams with undergraduate students from Parsons School of Design to solve actual case studies submitted by participating companies.
Each team will work closely with faculty from both Columbia Business School and Parsons the New School for Design, and their company’s senior executive(s). Teams will present progress report(s) throughout the semester to the class, the faculty and the client, and a final presentation in front of the class and all participating companies.
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Past Case Studies
The goal of this semester long course is for the class to become an incubator for new ideas and thinking, to create not just another product, but to build a new business and develop insights on innovative ways of addressing the customer and selling a product.
Fall 2016 Case Studies
Fall 2015 Case Studies
Fall 2014 Case Studies
Fall 2013 Case Studies
Fall 2012 Case Studies
Fall 2011 Case Studies
Fall 2010 Case Studies
Fall 2009 Case Studies
Spring 2009 Case Studies
Fall 2007 Case Studies
Fall 2006 Case Studies
Fall 2005 Case Studies
Spring 2005 Case Studies
“Students’ Final Presentations” Event
Columbia Business School hosted this year’s Final Presentations event and reception in Uris Hall, located at 3022 Broadway (at 116th Street) on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014. The Final Presentations mark the culmination of this semester-long course, where the students work together to create design solutions and marketing models tailored especially for today’s luxury consumer. At this unique gathering of students, alumni, and luxury executives, the student teams will unveil their own innovative solutions to projects submitted by participating companies.
View our Past Final Presentations at Columbia Business School and Parsons.
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Fall 2006 Final Presentations – December 5, 2006
Fall 2005 Final Presentations – December 6, 2005