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Institut Paul Bocuse & emlyon business school

MSc in International Hospitality Management

This MSc in International Hospitality Management is offered in partnership between emlyon business school and Institut Paul Bocuse. Institut Paul Bocuse is a world-renowned school of hospitality management and gastronomy, and emlyon business school, one of Europe’s top business schools devoted to lifelong learning for entrepreneurial and international management. Taking place in France and in China this program provides students with a broad view of the industry, general management knowledge and specialist know-how as it pertains to the global hospitality industry. The teaching methods providing a balance between theory, analysis, creativity, and practical projects, aim at offering a comprehensive learning experience, fully preparing students for their management career in the international hospitality industry. The program ends with a 4 to 6 month internship.
Entry requirements: A Bologna compliant bachelor’s degree from a non – French Institution / A minimum of an M1 (Bac +4) is required for those who are holding a degree from a French Institution
Duration: 16 months
Location: Lyon (France), Paris (France), Shanghai (China)
Language: English
Selection: online application + Official Management Aptitude Test Score (optional) + English Proficiency test (optional)  + video exercise
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  • Eric Vogler

    Head of the program on behalf of emlyon business school

  • Martine Ferry

    Director of the program on behalf of Institut Paul Bocuse

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  • Martine Ferry - Director of the MSc in International Hospitality Management – Institut Paul Bocuse
  • Eric Vogler - Head of the MSc in International Hospitality Management – emlyon business school
  • 00:18

    The Pitch


    Do we need a degree or professional experience in hospitality to apply?


    Is a meal at Paul Bocuse perhaps included in our tuition fees? :-)


    I have a degree from an American University and was taught in English, do I need to have TOEFL test or any language competency test to complete my application?

  • 05:16

    What do you mean by savoir-être? I understand the French, but would like clarification on the concept in relation to hospitality.


    Does this program allow specialization, such as choosing hotels or restaurants, or is it more general?


    Where will my degree come from? Emlyon or the Institut Paul Bocuse?


    Do you help us in the process of applying for a 4-6 month internship anywhere?

  • 14:15

    Three Words Max


    We are expected to record a mandatory video within the application form. What does it include?


    I have worked as an engineer the last three years. After traveling extensively, I am passionate about luxury hotels and would like to change careers. Is this program suitable for my profile?


    For entry requirements, what does it mean that our degree should be Bologna compliant?

  • 22:16

    How many students are accepted each intake, and what’s the international diversity of the cohort?


    What exactly do we study in Shanghai?


    What kinds of projects are included?


    The Expert Question

  • 31:01

    The Expert Question: Your program puts a lot of emphasis on Asian hospitality, especially with the module in Shanghai. How do Asian and Western hospitality differ and what do we learn from the Asian style?


    What's the most important quality you are looking for in candidates and applications?


    Who are the teachers? I didn't find any information about the faculty on the program site.