The MSc in Hospitality Management IMHI is designed for high-potential young professionals or mid-career leaders looking to make a career leap in the hospitality industry. Are you a future leader in the hospitality industry?
You are a young graduate working in the hospitality industry with a bachelor's degree or French BTS Hôtelier
You have at least 1 year of professional experience (including internships)
You are motivated to challenge yourself and to fast-track your career in the hospitality industry
You have an advanced level of English
The online application portal (AOL) is open. Application deadlines for the 2024 intake are as follows:
APPLICATION DEADLINE (AOL)
SHORTLISTED RESULTS No later than
ADMISSION RESULTS No later than
Submit by 12 noon, Paris time
31 Oct 2023
23 Nov 2023
Nov 30 and Dec 4
11 Dec 2023
15 Jan 2024
02 Feb 2024
Feb 8 and 12
19 Feb 2024
04 Mar 2024
27 Mar 2024
April 4 and 9
15 Apr 2024
15 May 2024
04 June 2024
June 12 and 14
20 Jun 2024
If you have any doubts related to the application process, you may contact our advisors.
A Step-by-Step Application process
Follow the step-by-step application process
Step 1: Prepare the tests
You will need to provide:
- 1 English test score - mandatory. The English test is not required if the applicant has spent at least 3 years in a higher education program completely taught in English.
- 1 Management test (TAGE MAGE, GMAT or GRE) is optional but can add value to your application.
It can take several months to prepare and register for an exam slot for these tests. Keep this in mind before starting your application as without these test scores uploaded in your application file, it will be incomplete.
TOEIC Listening and Reading
The English tests must not be older than 2 years at the application deadline (application round you choose to apply in)
Minimum score 850
Minimum score 6.5
TOEFL iBT Special at Home Edition
Minimum score 95 - Institution Code: 0520
Cambridge B2 First minimum
Minimum score 175
Step 2: Start your online application
Create your candidate account. You can fill in the online application at your own pace and come back to it at any point. You can only apply once per program each academic year.
Step 3: Upload supporting documents
A complete online application includes the following items. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
All documents must be provided in English or French. Official translations will also have to be provided for documents in other languages by a certified translator.
One page maximum
High school diploma or equivalent
Authenticated copy of the diploma or transcripts
Authenticated copies of official degrees since high school (school leaving). While applying, if you do not have your final diploma that makes you eligible for the program, you can apply with an Enrollment Certificate with an expected date of graduation. Important: By mid-December of your starting year at ESSEC, you will have to provide a copy of your final diploma (or a certificate of completion/attendance).
Official or authenticated transcript copies of all academic terms attended since high school, including exchange programs (simple copies will not be accepted). Grading Scale details must be provided.
2 x Recommendations
One academic and one professional reference is recommended. It is the applicant's responsibility to enter the details of both referees as soon as possible to allow them to complete the online recommendation on time. Once you enter their details and save them, a link is sent to them immediately to fill out the recommendation online.
1 English Test
Copy of official score (test taker version)
Copy of work and internship certificates
French Language Requirements
Students are not required to speak French. However, we do encourage international participants to learn French in order to have a truly rich experience while in France or if they wish to find a job in France afterwards. ESSEC's Language Department offers a number of languages to choose from as elective courses which are included in the cost of tuition.
1 Identity Card
Passport or National Identity card, only for EU students (double-sided)
A recent ID photo
100 euros non-refundable and payable online only
Step 4: Submit & send your application
Once you have completed your online application and have attached all the supporting documents, the final step is to submit your online application. Once you have submitted your application online, you cannot make changes to your application. Please keep in mind that there are several rounds of admissions. The deadlines to submit your application are listed in the table above.
Step 5: Get your shortlisted results
- Each part of your application will be thoroughly studied. - You will be notified via email. - Then you can access the result via the application portal
Step 6: Sit your interview
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview via videoconference.
The objective of this interview is:
- To understand you better: your personality and your values - To evaluate your professional and personal project and its coherence with the program
Step 7: Get your results
The jury will then deliberate on your overall application and decisions will be submitted to the Programme Director and ESSEC Admissions Committee.
You will be notified about the admission result by email (refer to the above-mentioned timetable). If you have been successful, you will then be contacted by the Admissions Office to inform you how to confirm your place in the program.
Step 8: Secure your seat
Following your admission, make sure to secure your seat in the program by paying the non-refundable deposit within 2 weeks.