Master's degreeBusiness and luxury tourism

Diploma in agreement with Université du Littoral et de la côte d’Opale (ULCO)

Languages ​​and multicultural expertise to set the course on international communication!

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Recent economic and population developments have led to a new demand in international tourism. To meet this demand, we created, in 2007/2008, a Masters course in Business and Luxury Tourism.

This course enables students to develop a multitude of skills for the world of tourism in an international environment. It is ideal for students with a good knowledge of modern languages: English, French and either German or Spanish, and an interest in international tourism and hotel management.

Teaching methods include a strong emphasis on practical case studies.

The course enables students to acquire the following skills: managing a travel agency, creating original tourism products on request, improving the international strategies of hotel chains, inventing international trips for the luxury market, managing the logistical aspects and accommodation for international business seminars.

Academic Calendar: Fall semester from mid-September to Christmas, Spring semester from mid-January to mid-May (first year) or mid-January to mid-March (second year)

500 teaching hours per year

Languages of instruction: English and French


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Researchers and professionals

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Long internships mainly abroad

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Projects for companies


  • English / German / Spanish business culture
  • Luxury and its surroundings
  • Management / sale of tourism products
  • Tourism Marketing
  • Human resources in the hotel industry
  • International negotiation
  • Tourist behavior
  • Tourism geography
  • Tourism contract law
  • 3 modern languages

Study Abroad

It is possible to spend one or both semesters of the first year in one of our partner universities.


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months internship in year 1


months internship in year 2

Internships and Work Experience

Students will do an internship each year. In the first year, this should last between 3 and 5 months, in the second year, between 4 and 6 months.

Entry Requirement

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in modern languages, communication or business or a 3-year diploma from a business school.

Students whose native language is not English must prove they have an English level of B2 on the European scale. Students whose native language is not French must prove they have a French level of B2 on the European scale.

What next?

Graduates may apply for jobs in

  • Hotel management
  • Travel agencies
  • Event management
  • Tourist offices
  • With tour operators



Program director:

Dr Natalia Guilluy-Sulikashvili
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Research supervisors: 

  • Dr Natalia Guilluy-Sulikashvili (Slavic civilisations, contemporary Russia, the Russian economy)
  • Dr Fernando Monroy (history and civilisation of Latin America, the South American economy)


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