Global Executive Master in Hospitality Leadership

  • Language


  • Duration

    1 year

  • Next intake

    25th November

  • Format

    1 residential week every 12 to 20 weeks and online learning

  • Average work experience

    12 years

  • Location(s)

    4 countries

If you are passionate about hospitality, and ambitious to succeed, it’s time to get serious about realizing your leadership potential. The Global Executive Master’s in Hospitality Leadership fills your managerial toolbox with the knowledge and skills that will give you a crucial edge in the race to the top.

Leveraging the combined strengths of ESSEC Business School and Glion – both world leaders in their fields – this Executive Master’s features four modules of bespoke online learning supported by immersive Residential Weeks held at Glion and ESSEC campuses in four countries.

  • Study at your own pace alongside your present role
  • Enjoy face-to-face learning and exceptional networking opportunitie
  • Graduate with a triple-accredited Master’s degree
Realize your leadership potential
  • Bespoke leadership-focused academic content
  • Hand-picked expert faculty from both glion and essec
  • Leadership development through individual and group coaching
  • High-level international networking opportunities


An executive-friendly format
The key to this program is its flexibility, enabling you to balance your learning with the demands of your current professional role. 
A cross-cultural business perspective 

A unique and exceptional feature of this Executive Master’s sees participants spend a week on an international campus for each module. You will have the opportunity to learn in Paris, London, Singapore and Montreux.

World-class faculty and experts 
You will be taught by a hand-picked faculty combining the very best minds from both ESSEC and Glion. Every class will be led by an acknowledged expert in their chosen field . 
Extended Networking Opportunities 
You will connect and network with an executive-level peer group while you study, and especially during the four Residential Weeks. After graduation you will be part of a combined ESSEC and Glion alumni community that numbers more than 75,000 individuals

With at least five years of managerial experience behind you, now is the time to accelerate to more senior leadership positions. This Executive Master’s is purpose-designed to strengthen your leadership toolbox – with flexible study which means there’s no need to give up your present role.

Experience the GEMHL advantage with a flexible learning experience tailored to executive learning


4 Modules, each made of one week on campus and distance-learning online modules of 12 weeks



  • Montreux (Glion): Monday 13 November 2023 to Saturday 18 November 2023 

  • Singapore: Monday 19 February 2024 to Saturday 24 February 2024 

  • London:  Monday 20 May 2024  to Saturday 25 May 2024 

  • Paris:  Monday 4 November 2024  to Saturday 9 November 2024


At the program’s core are four leadership-focused distance learning modules of 12 weeks’ duration each:

  • New Frontiers in Hospitality
  • Driving Financial Performance

  • Delivering Operational Excellence

  • Leading the Transformation

  • In-person residential weeks on campus

A unique and exceptional feature of this Executive Master’s offers participants the chance to spend a week on campus in Montreux, Singapore, London and Paris. During these carefully-curated Residential Weeks of 6 days each, on ESSEC or Glion campuses, you will:

    • Attend face-to-face class
    • Enjoy behind-the-scenes tours of leading hotels and other hospitality businesses
    • Meet with visiting experts
    • Get to know your fellow participants as you build a strong team dynami
    • Meet and network with locally-based alumni from both Glion and ESSE
  • 1 Capstone Project or Applied Business Project to be completed within 15 months after the start of the program.

A team capstone project that runs throughout the program, designed to allow participants to think critically about real business problems

  • 4 Masterclasses

Each residency incorporates a specialized Masterclass, covering the Metaverse and its impact on the industry:

    • Blockchain technology
    • Crisis management in hospitalit
    • Retaining talen
    • New challenge
    • Metaverse
    • Eco-luxury
    • Sustainability


Online learning and Residential Week in Switzerland

  • Start : 25 November 2024
  • End : 15 February 2025


Online learning and Residential Week in Singapore

  • Start : 24 February 2025
  • End : 6 May 2025

Online learning and Residential Week in the UK

  • Start : 19 May 2025
  • End : 9 August 2025

Online learning and Residential Week in France

  • Start : 18 August 2025
  • End : 31 October 2025

*Residential Week fees cover workshops, business field visits, and lunch. Accommodation, breakfast, dinner, plus travel expenses to and from each campus are not included. ESSEC reserves the right to review and modify the fees and Terms and Conditions at any time and without prior notice. To maintain the standards expected from the institution, the fees are reviewed annually.

Ashok SOM Professor of Strategy, Academic Director Management department Essec B

Ashok Som is full-Professor of the Management Department at ESSEC Business School. He is one of the pioneering thought leaders in designing organizations and an expert in global strategy. He is author of more than 110 cases, articles and books, such as The Road to Luxury: The New Frontiers in Luxury Brand Management (Wiley 2021, 2nd Edition; translated in Mandarin in 2023), The Road to Luxury: The Evolution, Markets and Strategies of Luxury Brand Management (Wiley, 2015, translated in Mandarin in 2016), and more. He holds a PhD in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad and Habilation from CY University, Paris.

Som Ashok dept Management

You benefit from a tailored career offering until the end of your program

  • Kick-off coaching session to take stock of your professionnel project and define an action plan

  • Coaching sessions to be guided in your professional transition and repositioning, the construction of your project or your leadership posture

  • Experts counselling sessions to be advised on specific themes such as LinkedIn, salary negotiation or strategic relooking


  • Build your professional project: assessment, collective thinking, action plan
  • Look for a job: search strategy, CV, interview…
  • Expend your network: personal branding, LinkedIn, corporate political strategy… 
  • Develop your talents: leadership, conflict management, crisis communication...


  • Exchange at inter-promos evenings
  • Network with alumni 
  • Participate in thematic conferences



"The excellence of the Talent Center coaching sessions pushes one to excel. As someone who likes to challenge myself on a daily basis, I especially appreciated the expert's guidance for their tailor-made advice."

Cécile Boyeka

Executive MS in Financial Management and Management Control

Mickaël Garret-DalmaisMickaël Garret-Dalmais

"The Talent Center, due to the diversity of its offer, represents for any student a real opportunity that complements their ESSEC education. Made up of expert and highly committed professionals, the Talent Center offers a rich panel of workshops giving you the essential tools to make you stand out."

Mickaël Garret-Dalmais

Executive MS International Business Development 2023


"The Talent Center has enabled me to approach my professional development in a whole new way. Above all, it is a human experience rich in sharing and unique encounters with remarkable experts and talented participants."

Naima Yaagoube

Executive Master in Digital Transformation 2022


University degree in any discipline

Minimum age

27 years old at the start of the program

Professional experience

You have demonstrated leadership potential. Ideal candidates will have at least five years’ work experience including managerial experience


English language entry requirements

You must be proficient in English. If English is not your first language, or if you have not spent the last two years working in a company where English is the primary language, we can provide you with a bespoke English test; or alternatively you can send a copy of one of the following:

  • International English Language Test (IELTS): 6.0 overall

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet-based 80 or paper based 550

  • First Cambridge Exam: Grade A

  • Cambridge Advanced Exam: Grade C

  • TOEIC above 600

  • Your English level will also be assessed during the interview process


If you are interested in the ESSEC & Glion Global Executive Master in Hospitality Leadership, please follow these steps toward a successful application:

  • Discuss your professional project with our Admissions Manager to make sure the program is the right fit for you, as much as you are the right fit for the program.

  • Start and submit your online application along with all required documents.

  • Attend the next Admission Jury session with the Academic Director.

If you have any questions regarding the program, admissions networking opportunities, or financing options, do not hesitate to contact us.

Participants can finance the program through different ways :

  • Personal funding

  • Loans

  • Company financing

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