Essec Business School in Cergy, France, is inviting ­applications for its MBA course in hospitality ­management. The programme is primarily for applicants with a ­combination of strong ­academic and ­managerial skills. The entire programme is taught in English and can be completed in one or two years.
Recognised worldwide and taught by the industry’s most cutting-edge professionals and professors, the course prepares future managers for high-level operational responsibilities in all tourism and ­hospitality ­sectors, including hotel and ­restaurant management, ­catering, ­amusement parks, retirement homes, consulting and related activities.
Applicants must have a ­university degree in business, hotel management (French BTS accepted) or other degree. Fluency in written and spoken English (the Toefl is ­compulsory for non-native speakers). Besides this, a management aptitude test (GMAT), academic and personal references is required.
The MBA programme ­provides career advisory ­services for students throughout their studies such as educating ­students about future options and pathways, ­meetings with hospitality professionals and Essec hospitality alumni and organising conferences with industry leaders, executive search companies presentations and on campus company visits.
Essec maintains close ties with many international organisations in the hotel sector. The top 20 recruiters include Accor, Hilton, Amadeus, Hotel Valuation Services, BNP Paribas Real Estate, Hyatt International, Compass Group, InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Concorde Hotels, Jones Lang La Salle, Disneyland Resort Paris, Louvre Hotels, Expedia Inc., Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Elior, Rezidor Hotel Group, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Sodexo, Groupe FLO and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
The admission deadline for second session is May 24, 2015. For further details and online application forms, visit here .