MBA ProgramsMBA in Hospitality Management (IMHI)

Aiming for excellence in a fast-growing industry

With 30 years of experience in hospitality management, ESSEC offers a leading MBA program that can be completed in one or two years. Recognized worldwide and taught by the industry’s most cutting-edge professionals and professors, our MBA 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. Demanding, thorough and taught exclusively in English, this MBA will add a whole new dimension to your career.

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  • Academic and Admission issues
  • For additional information before sending your application, please contact: Joëlle Harris

Our program at a glance

• One-year track: 11 months
• Two-year track: 23 months
Location: Cergy-Pontoise
Language: English
Class size:
• 20 in One-year-track
• 40 in Two-year-track
• 50% of them international

Our assets

  • Repeatedly ranked No. 1 tourism/hospitality degree program in France
  • Widely recognized by the industry
  • Courses taught in English
  • Learning in a multicultural setting
  • Coursework with a strong international and strategic focus
  • High-quality instruction
  • Career services for students throughout their studies
  • Global alumni network


In the SMBG - Eduniversal Masters rankings 2013-14, the ESSEC MBA in Hospitality Management, as in all previous years since 2002, is ranked Number One among Hotel and Tourism Post Graduate Degrees in France.

The criteria used are recognition of the programme, salary on graduation and satisfaction of the graduates.

The ranking includes interviews with both graduates and recruiters.


2014: Charles Neyers H15 winning 2nd prize at the Hyatt Student Prize

2013: Claire Plessier H14 winning 2nd prize at the Hyatt Student Prize

2012: Kevin Pillet H13, Erwin Boodhun H13 and Victor Bellier H13: IMHI team win the first Accor ‘Take Off!’ challenge

2012: Sabyasachi Dutta H12 Winner of "The Negotiation Challenge 2012"

2011: Ilan Elkaim H08 Best Professional Success
MKG Hospitality School Award

2010: Elisabeth Rollin H11 Hyatt Student Prize

2008: Laure Brovelli H09 Hyatt Student Prize

Industry Leaders Conferences

Read the 2014-2015 Program