Become a leader in the Hospitality industry
With 34 years of experience in hospitality management, ESSEC offers a leading MSc in Hospitality Management IMHI program that is completed in two years. Originally named Institut de Management Hôtelier International (IMHI), the program was initially created in 1981 as a joint venture between Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and Essec Business School, a partnership which lasted for 25 years.
The IMHI is recognized worldwide as Europe’s leading hospitality management program and prepares future managers for high-level operational responsibilities in all tourism and hospitality sectors. Demanding and thorough, this intensive and specialized MSc experience will add a whole new dimension to your career.
What makes the program unique?
ESSEC’s World Class International Faculty
You will have the privilege of being taught by ESSEC’s world renowned faculty which is comprised of more than 135 individuals, representing 35 nationalities and the world’s most prestigious institutions.
You will also have the opportunity to regularly participate in classes and seminars led by experts internationally recognized in different fields of hospitality for their research interests and teaching specializations as well as senior executives from partner companies.
With your career objectives in mind, you can choose between four specializations:
You will meet and talk with senior executives and industry leaders from international hospitality companies. Throughout the year, the ESSEC Center of Excellence in Smart Life organizes events such as the Annual IMHI Forum, Industry Leader Conferences and debates/discussions in which senior executives and industry leaders participate in.
The Consultancy Project
You will be presented with a real-world challenging business situation where with a group of classmates, you will use knowledge acquired during the program to solve. The project is carriedout full-time for two months and supervised by a faculty member and a company executive.
“The professors at ESSEC Hospitality are very good at providing classes that are typical and relevant to today's world and they are not afraid to introduce new content. To this day the learning I acquired at the ESSEC IMHI program is still incredibly valuable and I often refer to it now in my own career.”
Olivier Chavy (H88) President & CEO - Wilson & Associates
“The 2 years journey at the ESSEC IMHI inculcated in me the ability to think "out of the box" and find solutions.The course content, the quality of the faculty, the setting of the campus, the nationality mix, exposure to industry professionals and real life case studies make this a fantastic experience and provide a platform to the graduates for their future success.”
Puneet Chhatwal (H91) CEO - Steigenberger Hotelgroup
“IMHI has given me a fantastic opportunity to get a true international dimension in my career. Without IMHI, I would never have had the same chances which led me working for great international food brands such as Häagen-Dazs, Starbucks and Pret A Manger today. IMHI remains a world class program for students who want to work and to perform in this sector.”
Stéphane Klein (H85) Managing Director France - Pret A Manger
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Discuss your professional & individual goals and find out if this program is right for you.
Jan 19Edex Expo Fair - Colombo
Meet with Ms. Annegret Schulz on 19 - 21 February 2018 to discuss your plans of doing a master program at ESSEC10:00 | Colombo, Sri Lanka Sign up
Jan 21QS World Grad School Tour - New York
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Jan 23Master and More Fair - Milan
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Jan 23QS World Grad School Tour - Washington D.C.
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Jan 24ACCESS Masters Tour - Brussels
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Jan 25QS World Grad School Tour - Montréal
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Jan 27Salon des formations tourisme, hôtellerie et restauration - Paris
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Feb 17Salon des études en France SEF - Casablanca
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Mar 26Live Q&A with Academic Director - MSc in Hospitality Management
Who better to answer your questions than Prof. Peter O'Connor - the Academic Director of MSc in Hospitality Management12:30 | Paris, France Sign up