Prepare for a highly rewarding, fast-moving career in luxury hospitality
SKEMA Business School and Ferrières have combined their expertise in the fields of luxury, gastronomy, hospitality and tourism by offering a unique dual degree programme. SKEMA’s international outlook, spirit of innovation and academic rigour joins the operational know-how of Ferrières, a renowned hotel school.
This programme prepares professional managers who understand the challenges of globalisation, the importance of the visitor experience, and the technical skills and knowledge required to be effective leaders in this industry.
“This master’s programme has taught me how hospitality follows the principle of miscere utile dulci (Horace), that is, combine business with pleasure as well as with the more creative counterpart.”
Margherita Bonometti, LHI student 2021
By joining an MSc, students obtain a master of science degree and the "Diploma of Specialised Studies in International Management" (DESMI), a degree approved by France's Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (master's level).
* Talent & Careers 2022 employment survey - Class of 2021
What makes this MSc stand out?
- The campus location reflects the nature of the programme:
Paris has a strong tradition of excellence in luxury and hospitality.
- The teaching methodology combines real-life practice with contemporary management theory.
conferences, site visits, and projects, students meet with luxury and hospitality professionals, thus building their networks.
- Courses take place in both SKEMA’s and Ferrières’ campuses. At Ferrières, students start the first semester with an
immersive experience in the luxury hospitality world. They must wear uniforms (included in tuition fees).
- Students are offered a
study trip in a luxury destination (included in tuition fees). Students build on the theoretical knowledge they have gained through the academic year and discuss their analyses and recommendations with senior managers at prestigious hotels.
- Students can obtain the
Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) in partnership with the MSc's American partners AHLEI and STR. The CHIA demonstrates mastery of all the key indicators of a hotel.
The programme director, Tatiana Dauxert
“My journey in hospitality started with a degree in international economics and in international hospitality management. I then worked more than 10 years in the hospitality industry among which the Accor group.
I am now dedicated to teaching and research. I believe knowledge is meant to be shared and I regularly present my research activities at international conferences and congresses on marketing, management, tourism, innovation and information systems.
I am proud to be the director of the MSc Luxury Hospitality and Innovation. My goal is to provide you with the best academic team and content, boosting your attractivity in the hospitality sector. ”
About the degree
By joining an MSc, students obtain a master of science degree and the "Diploma of Specialised Studies in International Management" (DESMI), a degree approved by France's Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (master's level. More info - text in French