Program Content for the MSc in International Hospitality Management

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The Master in Science (MSc) offered by emlyon business school is accessible after a Bachelor (valid diplomas include bac +4 or bac +3). This formation enables foreign or French students to acquire a high-level, specialized education aimed at the main functions of companies whose scope is resolutely oriented towards international markets.
This program requires an "in-company" mission at the end of the course during a minimal duration of 4 months.

As a student of the MSc in International Hospitality Management you will be studying at two, top European business schools with global recognition for excellence.

The hospitality courses and management courses have been co-designed by experts at Institut Paul Bocuse and emlyon business school, enabling you to become a hospitality expert through the course of one of the two tracks depending on your past educational experience in the industry.

Depending on your educational background and previous experience in hospitality, you will either join the Advanced Track or the Accelerated Track.

Advanced Track

For students that already hold a diploma in hospitality. You will compliment your prior hospitality knowledge with specialized coursework in Strategic Management, Talent & Performance Management, Relationship Marketing, and other General Management areas. You will also profit from innovative courses like Service Experience including a hands-on exercise with Club Med in Europe and Asia for selected students, Customer Experience & Service Quality, Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, etc.

Accelerated Track

For students seeking to begin their discovery of the hospitality industry through more fundamental courses and do not already have a diploma in the field. Courses offered in this specific track include: 4 weeks Professional Immersion Module and intensive coursework in the fundamentals of Hospitality Management (Hospitality Marketing, Interpreting Hospitality Financial, Meetings & Events Management, The Electronic Marketplace, Revenue Management, etc.)

Upon completion of the module, you will be able to model the culture and comportment of the industry, discuss with confidence the economic environment of the industry, its major players and key trends, and perform the fundamental management tasks associated with lodging and foodservice management.

Discover the program content for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Academic content
Experiential elements
Year 1
Tools and learning platforms
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E-learning Management Fundamentals
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Sep Oct Nov Dec
Semester 1 - Foodservice Management
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Semester 1 - Project and Hospitality Week
Restaurant Concept Design and Development and Hospitality Week in London
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Jan Feb Mar
Semester 2 - Hospitality Management
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Semester 2 - Project and Hospitality Week
Hotel Brand Design Project and Hospitality Week in Paris
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Apr May Jun
Semester 3 - International Hospitality Management and Consulting
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Semester 3 - Project and Hospitality Week
Hospitality Week in Las Vegas or in an international destination
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International term or Las Vegas
Year 2
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Professional Thesis
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Word of welcome

MSc in International Hospitality Management - Eric Vogler

"Capitalizing on the faculty and industry experts of two recognized leaders in their respective fields, the MSc in International Hospitality Management provides you with a solid foundation in general management as well as specialist knowledge in new venture creation, lifestyle hospitality management, brand design and innovation management."

Eric Vogler Program Director, emlyon business school

Assessment methods

Assessment methods may include case studies, presentations, mock exercises, tests, etc.