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
Member of the Conférence des grandes écoles



Les questions

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Intervenants :

  • Eric VOGLER - Head of the Program, emlyon business school
  • Martine FERRY - Head of the Program, Institut Paul Bocuse
  • 00:30

    The Pitch


    How is the course divided between EM Lyon and l’Institut Paul Bocuse? How do these two schools work in partnership to deliver a high quality course?


    If I have a 3 year degree and a lot of professional experience, can I still apply? What academic background do you require?


    Is there an interview? What advice can you offer on submitting a successful application?

  • 12:05

    As part of the application process I can see that I need to submit test results for e.g TOEIC or TOEFL. Which of these is it best for me to be assessed in?


    The Clichés


    How do you teach the soft skills required to excel in hospitality management?


    Is this programme a classroom based course, teaching the theory of hospitality, or will it give me the opportunity to gain real- world experience?

  • 25:41

    You mention that the hospitality is booming. Is that still true given the current situation?


    How have you adapted your courses to the current situation? Will I still be able to go travel abroad as part of my studies, including to the various countries listed on your website?


    Who I am? 


    Do we have a personal supervisor to guide us academically and to help us with more practical things like finding an apartment or a job?

  • 36:24

    Do I really need an Msc in hospitality management in order to work in the hospitality industry? 39:47


    Do you offer bursaries or financial assistance to overseas student?


    Extra Time