Master of Science (MSc) in Hospitality & Tourism Management | ESCP

Master of Science (MSc) in
Hospitality & Tourism Management
Pursue an international and fast-moving career

Objectives of the programme

This life-changing programme will give you the training and tools you need to have a successful and international career in the hospitality & tourism sector.

The  MSc in Hospitality and Tourism Management combines 3 main goals:

  • To provide sound knowledge and tools from a Top Tier business school
  • To enrich strategic and operational insights of the hospitality and tourism world
  • To train participants to act and manage in a global and multicultural environment

This programme offers a first-class business education for young professionals wanting to pursue an international and fast-moving career in the hospitality and tourism industry and even beyond.

 

Key aspects of the programme

  • A postgraduate programme accredited by the French Conférence des Grandes Écoles*
  • A multicampus programme that brings together leading professional perspectives and intercultural experiences
  • Specialization modules in Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (NYC - USA)
  • A “learning by doing” programme to develop your professional skills, network and career
  • A personalized experience with a world-class faculty, professionals and staff members

*ESCP declares that the MSc in Hospitality & Tourism Management is a private ESCP diploma. This Master does not lead to an official diploma in Spain (law 84/2004 BOCM)

 

Participants’ background

  • Hospitality & Tourism Management: 54%
  • Management: 14%
  • Hotel Management: 9%
  • Humanities & Social Sciences: 8%
  • Other: 14%

9

nationalities

60%
women

40%
men


 

Lorena DIAZ-SANTOS RAMIREZ – MSc in Hospitality & Tourism Management - ESCPESCP has undoubtedly been a great partner! This experience, both in the professional and personal way, has been key to attain a position of greater responsibility and to face more complex challenges in my career. Moreover, I can affirm that ESCP helped me to combine my two big passions: Marketing and Tourism! .”
Lorena DIAZ-SANTOS RAMIREZ
Marketing and Communications Manager at Entertainment Solutions

 

Enhance your profile

This multicampus (Madrid & Turin) structure with two concrete specialization tracks (Food & Beverage Management and Hotels & Real Estate) combined with our “learning by doing” curriculum, International Consultancy Project (ICP) and the Professional Development Programme at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, will most de definitely enhance your profile, and provide you with an added value that will help you develop a successful career in the sector.

 

Scientific Director


Prof. Dr. Jaime LUQUE, Associate Professor, Madrid Campus - ESCP Europe

Jaime Pérez LUQUE

Associate Professor in Department of Economics, Law and Social Sciences

PhD in Economics, Nova School of Business and Economics
Research areas: Real Estate Development and Mortgage Lending

Executive Director


Laura REYERO - ESCP

Laura REYERO

Affiliate Professor in Department of Marketing

PhD in Economy, European University of Madrid
Research areas: Marketing, Political marketing

About the ESCP MSc

The choice of a Full-Time MSc corresponds to a professional project and gives young graduates and young managers a combination of high-value skills sought by recruiters.
This programme provides academic expertise and presentation of the best professional practices. Our goal is to train experts who will be rapidly able to progress in a globalized world. Choosing a "Full-Time Intensive" format allows, at the end of a short and dense tuition, to have an immediate access to decision-making leadership positions.

 

 

In the fourth part of the programme, participants are enrolled in the “Professional Development Program” (PDP) at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (NYC – USA) which is regarded as the world leader in this field.
Participants have the opportunity to choose concentration modules and get the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration PDP certification in specialized fields as Financial Management of Hotels, Advanced Hospitality Operations, Advanced Hospitality Marketing or Revenue Management.

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Master of Science (MSc) in
Hospitality & Tourism Management
Curriculum

 

Our programme targets your expertise

The MSc in Hospitality & Tourism Management (90 ECTS) will train you to manage projects in an international business context

This full-time programme offers in-class sessions including individual and group study and professional development activities The programme offers you the option to acquire a specialisation in Food, Beverage & Events Management or Hotels & Real Estate.

This full-time program takes place over 10 months (15 months including internship and thesis) and is divided into four terms. You have to be proficient in English to follow these courses.

Professional development activities

The programme is designed both to help you enrich your knowledge of the hospitality industry and question your professional path.
You benefit from unique opportunities to interact with hotel professionals and experts, discover diverse and innovative business models and reflect on career goals that match your own talents and the right professional environment. This includes:

  • International Consultancy Project
  • Guest Speakers' Lectures
  • Live Case Studies
  • Career Workshops
  • Company Visits

A one-year full-time programme

The programme begins in September and is organised as follow:

Course Modules
10 months of theory classes, study of expertise, and practical cases

The courses address both theory and real-life applications with a practical approach to project management. They are taught from September to July by ESCP Faculty and successful professionals.

Term 1
Sep – end of Feb (Madrid)
  • Hotel Operational Management
  • Tourism and Global Economy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Data Analysis & Strategic Intelligence
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Strategic & Operational Marketing
  • Sustainability
  • Destination Management & Tourism Product Conception
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management: Consulting & Investment Funds
  • Real Estate Finance & Investments
  • 2 Life Case Studies: Retail & Hospitality
  • Skills: Communication, Negotiation, Team Building, Cultural Awareness & Problem Solving
  • Career Workshops
Term 2
Mar – mid-Apr (London or Turin)

2 Specialisation Tracks to choose:

  • Food, Beverage & Events Management
    Turin Campus
  • Hotels & Real Estate
    London Campus
Term 3
International Consulting Project (ICP)
mid-Apr – mid-Jun (All over the World)
  • Students work in small teams (minimum 2 - maximum 4 team members) as “external junior consultants” full time on real projects commissioned by companies for a period of 8 weeks

Term 4
PDP certification
mid-Jun – mid-Jul (The Hotel School Cornell SC Johnson College of Business)
  • Courses online + in class = 4 courses on Hospitality Management in order to obtain PDP (Professional Development Program) Certification - Cornell School of Hotel Administration
Professionalization
Jul – Dec

Professional mission
A professional mission in the form of an in-company internship of at least 4 months.

From July to end December, you must complete an in-company internship of at least 4 months (though often lasting for 7-8 months). ESCP assists you in locating internship opportunities and networking with companies.
The internship is an opportunity for practical application of the theoretical concepts learned from courses, with an eye to establishing a career. In many cases, corporate employers consider the internship as a trial period for a permanent position.  

The Corporate Relations Department

The Company Relations Department is dedicated to gather placement offers from many companies. The department also organises a series of fairs involving firms, giving you many opportunities to make contact.

Professional thesis
Writing and defending a professional thesis

The thesis is an applied research project in consultation with an academic advisor based on the International Consulting Project (ICP).
It is a chance for you to synthesise learned material through analysis of a particular corporate issue by using clear, detailed argumentation. The thesis marks the culmination of the degree and is orally presented to a committee at the end of the programme. It represents 30 of the total of 90 ECTS credits earned over the year.

Stathis ALEXOPOULOS – MSc in Hospitality & Tourism Management

Testimonial

Stathis ALEXOPOULOS
Sales Executive at YES! Hotels Group

 

“The first and best business school in Europe! Well it's absolutely true! In My ESCP journey, I met with great professionals from the Tourism and Hospitality industry, traveled to three different countries, went to one of the best schools in the world-Cornell University, visited many companies and organizations- and learned from the best! What is more, I know have contacts all over the world and a great career in front of me! I couldn't be thankful enough!”

 

 

In the fourth part of the programme, participants are enrolled in the “Professional Development Program” (PDP) at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (NYC – USA) which is regarded as the world leader in this field.
Participants have the opportunity to choose concentration modules and get the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration PDP certification in specialized fields as Financial Management of Hotels, Advanced Hospitality Operations, Advanced Hospitality Marketing or Revenue Management.

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Master of Science (MSc) in
Hospitality & Tourism Management
Careers

 

Placement Report

Job Survey conducted among graduates from the class of 2016.

77%

are currently working
less than 3 months after graduation

90%

Work outside of
their country of origin

Salary

€32,000 average annual salary

Sectors

70%

Tourism/Entertainment/Hospitality

30%

Consulting

Students - ESCP

Career opportunities

  • Sales Executive
  • Consultant
  • Marketing & Communication
  • Revenue Management
  • Luxury Tourism
  • Hotel Management
  • Advertising
  • Commerce
  • Travel Distribution
  • Event Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Hospitalitu & Tourism Startups
  • Real Estate Development for Hospitality

Industries Hiring

Resorts – Travel Companies – Sustainable Tourism Projects & Consulting – Events Centers – Entertainment & Leisure – Food & Beverage – Cruise Lines

Maria Cristina DOPAZO – MSc in Hospitality & Tourism Management - ESCP

Testimonial

Maria Cristina DOPAZO
Revenue Analyst at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

 

The ESCP MSc in Hospitality & Tourism Management changed my professional life. The International Consultancy Project in Africa opened and reinforced my network and ways to think about tourism; my professors helped me find my passion in Hospitality Revenue Management and my classmates gave me a multicultural perspective. ESCP, a lifetime experience.

 

 

In the fourth part of the programme, participants are enrolled in the “Professional Development Program” (PDP) at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (NYC – USA) which is regarded as the world leader in this field.
Participants have the opportunity to choose concentration modules and get the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration PDP certification in specialized fields as Financial Management of Hotels, Advanced Hospitality Operations, Advanced Hospitality Marketing or Revenue Management.

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Master of Science (MSc) in
Hospitality & Tourism Management
Admissions

 

Requirements

  • A Bachelor or Master degree in any field of study
    Minimum 180 ECTS
  • Advanced English level: C1
    • TOEFL IBT: 100
    • TOEFL written: 600
    • TOEFL computer based: 250
    • IELTS: 7
  • 12 months of professional experience is recommended

Procedure

Applications are examined in the order of their arrival; they must be submitted as early as possible. We have rolling admissions. After the application package has been reviewed by the Admission Committee, the candidate will be notified whether he/she will be invited for the admission exam and individual interview.

Step 1: Application form

Applications are made online. Please ensure that you take plenty of time with this form and answer all the questions therein as fully and thoughtfully as possible.

The main elements of the application include:
  • Detailed professional experience
  • Personal statements (Cover letter)
  • 2 letters of reference (online form available in the application) - at least one of them has to be from a professional experience
  • An updated CV
  • English language test result (if applicable)
  • Copies of passport and university transcripts and degrees.

Please ensure that all required supporting documents are scanned and uploaded during the online application process.

Please note: you will still need to bring the originals to your admission interview. For full details of the application requirements, please see the online application. An application fee of €130 is required to cover processing of the application.

Step 2: Personal Interview & Exams

Students holding a TAGE-MAGE or a GMAT score and a TOEFL or a TOEIC listening and reading score or IELTS score (taken within the last two years) do not take the ESCP written tests and must submit a copy of the results of these tests in their application file.

Candidates living outside of France and wishing to take the TAGE MAGE must apply through the FNEGE - Fondation nationale pour l'enseignement de la gestion des entreprises - to take this test.

Students not holding the standardized tests have to take the ESCP entrance tests (SHL Test).

Candidates whose written application and admission exam are accepted will be invited for an individual interview, which plays an essential role in assessing the abilities and motivation for joining the program. Interviews take place from February to September each year.

Step 3: Confirmation

Admission decisions are sent out by email and post within two weeks of the Admissions interview. From the moment of the notification, students have a maximum period of 10 days to pay the registration fees and thus, confirm their place.

 

Admission Calendar

Admission intakes are now opened for the 2020 academic year.

Application
Deadline
Admission
Session
10 Nov 2019 20 Nov 2019
1 Dec 2019 12 Dec 2019
12 jan 2020 22 Jan 2020
9 Feb 2020 19 Feb 2020
8 Mar 2020 18 Mar 2020
12 Apr 2020 22 Apr 2020
17 May 2020 27 May 2020
7 Jun 2020 17 Jun 2020
28 Jun 2020 8 Jul 2020
31 Aug 2020 8 Sep 2020

 

In the fourth part of the programme, participants are enrolled in the “Professional Development Program” (PDP) at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (NYC – USA) which is regarded as the world leader in this field.
Participants have the opportunity to choose concentration modules and get the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration PDP certification in specialized fields as Financial Management of Hotels, Advanced Hospitality Operations, Advanced Hospitality Marketing or Revenue Management.

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Master of Science (MSc) in
Hospitality & Tourism Management
Fees & Financials

 

Application Fees

  • A payment of €130 for application fees payable to CCIP ESCP.
    Please note that this is non-refundable.

Fees

The fees for the academic year 2020/2021 are set at €24,000 (for all students, both EU and non-EU).
arrow Early bird rate: 20% discount until 31 January.

The programme tuition fees include:

  • In-class modules at ESCP Madrid and Cornell University Shool of Hotel mangement (PDP Diploma) - New York
  • A tutor guided  International Consultancy Project
  • Learning materials
  • Career Orientation & Workshops

Fees do not include:

Travel, accommodation and living costs for sessions in Madrid, Turin and New York are not included.

LOANS & BURSARIES

BBVA: Offers two loan options for ESCP students

Option 1: Master and Courses Loan
  • Loan holder: student or parent
  • Maximum amount: up to € 75,000
  • Interest rate: Euribor + 4%
  • Repayment period: up to 8 years
  • Fixed Opening Commission: 1,50%
Option 2: Master Blue Loan
  • Loan holder: student or parent
  • Maximum amount: up to € 50,000
  • Interest rate: First 6 months (Euribor + 0%), rest period (Euribor + 6%)
  • Repayment period: up to 10 years
  • Total lack of capital and interests: up to 24 months

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Banco Sabadell

Highlights of the ESCP´s agreement with Banco Sabadell offers two ways of financing our degrees:

  • Tuition loan. Interest-free, short -term loan up to 18,000€, to be repaid in 12 months
  • Loan. Long-term loan to be repaid in a maximum of 10 years following the loan applications.

Bank Sabadell reserves the right to refuse the loan if, at the time of submission of the loan application, any circumstances pertaining the person(s) applying for the loan come to light that could alter decision regarding whether to grant the loan.

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FUNED-CONACYT Scholarship

Provide complementary financial aid and shorlarships for Mexican students who wish to pursue their master´s degree abroad in top ranked universities.
Students obtain FUNED Financing + CONACYT Scholarship + ESCP Scholarship.

More Information

Conditions and requirements are set by each bank and/or institution; students are responsible to go over them directly with the bank/institution. ESCP does not guarantee that the loans or scholarships will be granted nor thoes it have all the information regarding the requirements.

 

In the fourth part of the programme, participants are enrolled in the “Professional Development Program” (PDP) at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (NYC – USA) which is regarded as the world leader in this field.
Participants have the opportunity to choose concentration modules and get the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration PDP certification in specialized fields as Financial Management of Hotels, Advanced Hospitality Operations, Advanced Hospitality Marketing or Revenue Management.

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