2-year Masters Degree in Business and Luxury Tourism
Programme director: Dr Natalia Guilluy-Sulikashvili (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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)
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: French and English
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.
Applicants should have a Bachelors degree in modern languages, business or economics 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 an French level of B2 on the European scale.
What Next ?
Graduates may apply for jobs in hotel management, travel agencies, event management, tourist offices or with tour operators.
It is possible to spend one or both semesters of the first year in one of our partner universities.
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.