You know that you want to join a career in hospitality but you’re not sure about the job you want to target. Well, be reassured, the global hospitality industry is one of the largest industries in the world - it’s continually changing to follow new trends and go beyond the traditional positions of hotel and restaurant managers.

Did you know about the following careers? Hotel Events Planner, Chief Listening Officer, Banquet Concierge, Culinary Trendologist or have you even considered starting your own business? Take a look at some very unusual jobs you may come across with a master’s in international hospitality management.


Hotel events planner

Hotels are a prime location for various events, and it’s your job to make sure every event is a successful one. Your time management, organization and coordination skills will be required and you’ll also need to use your finance and logistics knowledge.

Staying within a clients’ requirements and ensuring everything goes to plan is also your priority. Fortunately, a master’s degree such as the MSc in International Hospitality Management can give you the skills necessary to perform well in this role.

Chief listening officer

It’s the listening officer’s responsibility to keep an eye on social media and websites for reviews and feedback about the business. You will ensure the protection of the brand and reputation of the company.

Banquet concierge

A job as a banquet concierge may be perfect for you if you enjoy working in settings where timing and attention to detail is key. Banquets are considered the most elaborate dining events in the world, and it’s your responsibility to ensure the event goes smoothly.

You will oversee, manage, plan and liaise with all team members whilst ensuring guests receive top class service.

On both emlyon business school's and Institut Paul Bocuse's campuses, over 300 companies visit emlyon business school each year.

Culinary trendologist

You’ll need to stay up-to-date with market data in order to offer specialist advice to restaurants and hotels when it comes to what customers want. You need to keep yourself well-informed when it comes to knowing what’s on trend in the culinary world.

It truly is a real job where you can combine your love of gastronomy with your business skills.

… or start your own business

No matter what your ambitions are, you’ll be equipped to become your own boss with the knowledge and skills that come with studying an international hospitality management master’s degree.

Where to begin…

emlyon business school and Institut Paul Bocuse have come together to create the MSc in International Hospitality Management, where you’ll have the exciting opportunity to study in three locations – Lyon, Paris, and Shanghai in order to gain both a broad perspective of the industry and specialized knowledge, focusing on such topics as new venture creations, brand design and innovation management.