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emlyon business school MSc in International Hospitality Management
emlyon business school

MSc in International Hospitality Management

18 Months


Full time

Sep 2024

EUR 27,000 / per year



Participate in a globally-immersive, 18-month program, specifically designed by emlyon business school and Institut Lyfe (formerly Institut Paul Bocuse) to earn a double degree in this ever-evolving, highly international industry and meet the needs of recruiters.

  • For students holding a Bachelor’s degree in any field.

  • Double degree from emlyon business school and Institut Lyfe.

  • An 18-month full-time double degree program (120 ECTS).

  • Taught in English.

  • Delivered in Lyon, Paris & Las Vegas, and other international locations.

About the program:

The MSc in International Hospitality Management is a degree with dual recognition from both emlyon business school and Institut Lyfe that aims to prepare you to be part of the next generation of global hospitality leaders.

You will benefit from the combined expertise of the world-renowned Institut Lyfe school of hospitality management and gastronomy with the unique entrepreneurial approach of the leading European business school, emlyon business school. Delivered exclusively in English, the program 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.

Furthermore, to master the complexity of hospitality-based business models, you will take one of two tracks, ideally-matched to your profile through either:
• The “accelerated track” with specialized hospitality fundamentals
• The “advanced track” if you already have a hospitality degree

You will study in Lyon, Paris, and Las Vegas with other international immersive trips throughout your 18-months in the program.

Why Study Hospitality in France?

France – the land of good taste, of elegance, of joie de vivre and savoir-faire. The land of Michelin stars and palace hotels, of grand crus and the Bocuse d’Or. The home of luxury, style, beauty, and the arts. What better place to study hospitality than in its birthplace and the epicenter of modern lifestyle design?

Hospitality, a French Patrimony

French hospitality, gastronomy, and viniculture are legendary. The first modern restaurant opened here in the 18th Century, as did the first true hôtels. French food and French wine have been the standards against which all else has been measured for generations. The Côte d’Azur – the French Riviera - defined resort leisure in the 19th Century, while César Ritz and Auguste Escoffier created the standards of modern luxury in Paris at the beginning of the 20th Century. And Paul Bocuse spread the notion of French cuisine and the art of welcoming à la française around the globe a generation later.

But France is not just about tradition and heritage. The number one tourism destination worldwide, France is home to the world’s largest hospitality operator. The Riviera boasts the world’s top-rated restaurant. And Paris is ranked the world’s most important city for meetings and events. Designers like Philippe Starck, Pierre Yves Rochon, and Jacques Garcia have been at the epicenter of the global lifestyle revolution in hospitality. The start-up scene is vigorous in France, a top ten country for innovation, with hospitality new business ideas ranging from transformational resort developments to glamping.

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Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.

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