Get a Head Start in International Hospitality Management

Get a Head Start in International Hospitality Management

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Updated January 16, 2020 Updated January 16

This article is sponsored by EMLYON Business School.

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Ever considered a career in international hospitality management? Offering rapid career progression and the opportunity to travel and work with a diverse group of people, international hospitality management roles are highly sought-after. As a booming industry, the hospitality industry not only outpaced the wider economy in 2013, but it grew faster than other significant sectors including retail, transport and manufacturing, with the South East Asia region leading that growth. EMLYON’s MSc in International Hospitality Management was created to help meet the recruitment needs of this ever-evolving industry.

  • 16-month Masters in International Hospitality Management, focused on entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Combined expertise from world-renowned Institut Paul Bocuse and Europe’s 13th ranked business school, EMLYON
  • Study hospitality management in both France and China
  • 4-9 month hospitality internship for practical industry experience
  • Includes project-based learning and in-company projects

A focus on entrepreneurship and innovation

The EMLYON MSc in International Hospitality Management features a strong focus on entrepreneurship and innovation in the hospitality industry. Students take an active role in their own learning by attending dynamic industry workshops, creating their own virtual company and building their professional network with hospitality industry experts and celebrity chefs.

The curriculum features cutting-edge courses to give students an understanding of how to manage in an industry characterized by diverse consumer tastes and high expectations for quality and service. For example, as part of the Concept Design and Development module, you will learn about the detailed process of taking an initial theme, style of cuisine or restaurant concept and translating it into a fully-fledged, unique and profitable restaurant or hotel.

“This master’s program is unique because it combines the hospitality industry specialism of Institut Paul Bocuse with the expertise of a top European business school, EMLYON. Both schools are very strong in entrepreneurship and innovation, and equipping our students with the competencies needed to develop new concepts and offers is critical to the future of the hospitality industry,” says Jeffrey Catrett, dean of Institut Paul Bocuse.

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Study Asian hospitality with a semester in Shanghai

Students of the MSc in International Hospitality Management will have the unique opportunity to spend one semester at the EMLYON Asian Campus and Institut Paul Bocuse’s restaurant school in Shanghai. They will study courses such as Hospitality in the New Asia, Hospitality Financing and Asian Cultures and Etiquette.

So what benefit does this bring to students of hospitality?

“To know the Asian culture and environment in hospitality is invaluable because this is where the future expansion of the market is,” says Philippe Gay, director of international master’s programs at EMLYON. “Not only because there will be more people, but they will be wealthier and older, giving them more leisure time. The business of the world is moving from the West to Asia and our students have the unique opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the Chinese working world of hospitality.”

Students also get the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice with an in-company consultancy project for an international hospitality business. At the end of their semester, students are required to present their recommendations to the company directors and faculty members, giving them the opportunity to apply their knowledgeto a real-life hospitality business issue.

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Complete a 4-9 month hospitality internship

Graduates of the MSc in International Hospitality Management are equipped for management positions in a wide range of international hospitality organizations, as specialists in specific industry functions within the hospitality industry, or to start their own enterprise or take over family businesses.

The program includes a compulsory 4-9 month hospitality internship, ensuring that all students benefit from practical industry experience. With access to a privileged network of leading international hospitality organizations such as Accor, Relais & Chateau and Sodexo, as well as the support of a team of careers services experts from both EMLYON and Institut Paul Bocuse, they will have ongoing support during the hospitality internship to identify career goals and develop a plan of action to turn their ambition into achievement.

Marc Perennes, head of employer engagement and careers services at EMLYON Business School, explains what advantages students of this program will have in the international hospitality marketplace: “The MSc in International Hospitality Management equips you the optimum combination of marketable skills that hiring companies in the international hospitality industry are looking for, with the added advantage of achieving the master’s degree from two recognized leaders in their respective fields. Knowledge of both management and hospitality concepts, an understanding of Asian markets, professional hospitality experience and a strong network, teamed with the ability to spot new opportunities in this industry will set you apart.”

The MSc in International Hospitality Management starts in August 2014, with selection sessions running on a monthly basis. Take the next step in your career and join the next generation of global hospitality industry leaders!

This article was originally published in May 2014 . It was last updated in January 2020

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