MSc in Hospitality Management (IMHI)

Do I have the profile that fits?

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

Titre enregistré au RNCP 

Le programme est enregistré au Répertoire National des Certifications Professionelles (RNCP) - Fiche RNCP 37433 - Niveau 7. Les participants ayant été admis après le 24/05/2023 obtiendront le Titre de "Manager dans le secteur hôtelier international". 

Obtenir son diplôme par la VAE

La Validation des Acquis et de l'Expérience (VAE) est un dispositif permettant la prise en compte de l’expérience professionnelle et/ou extra-professionnelle pour l’obtention de tout ou partie d’un diplôme ou titre à finalité professionnelle ou d’un certificat de qualification. Elle est ouverte à toute personne quels que soient son âge, sa nationalité, son statut et son niveau de formation, justifiant d’au moins un an d’expérience en rapport direct avec la certification visée.

Admissions Calendar

The online application portal (AOL) is open. Application deadlines for the 2024 intake are as follows:


No later than
No later than

Submit by 12 noon, Paris time

 Round 1 31 Oct 2023 
23 Nov 2023


Nov 30 and Dec 4

11 Dec 2023
Round 2 15 Jan 2024
02 Feb 2024


Feb 8 and 12

19 Feb 2024
Round 3 04 Mar 2024
27 Mar 2024


April 4 and 9

15 Apr 2024
Round 4 15 May 2024
04 June 2024


June 12 and 14

20 Jun 2024

Application process

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 

IELTS Academic

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.




Curriculum Vitae

One page maximum 


High school diploma or equivalent

 Authenticated copy of the diploma or transcripts


Degree(s) obtained

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). 


Transcripts/Grade Sheets

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)


Professional Experience

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)


1 Photograph

A recent ID photo


Application Fee

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. 

This amount will be deducted from your tuition fee


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