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The MBA in International Hospitality and Culinary Leadership, offered in partnership with the University of Paris Dauphine-PSL, is aimed at experienced professionals wishing to take up top-management jobs in the culinary industry and the world of hospitality management. 

During the course of this 10-month diploma, students spend their first semester in the culinary institute in Paris, where they acquire skills in strategic management, French and international gastronomy and luxury hospitality. They will then be able to apply the skills they have acquired during a semester of internship in Europe.

Thanks to an ambitious programme and to teachers from management teams of major French and international hotels and restaurants, students will have all the keys to excel as leaders in the hospitality and culinary field.

Programme objectives

Who is this programme for?
The MBA is designed for experienced professionals seeking to develop their international career as a manager in the hospitality and culinary sectors. Through this 10-month MBA, students will acquire the keys to excellence in :

Career opportunities
This MBA can lead to a Myriad of career opportunities within managerial or executive positions in international tourism and culinary sectors as well as service and hospitality industries, in areas such as:

Key Information

Candidates are selected on the basis of an application form which must include:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent (copy of previous diplomas requested)
  • Justification of 3 years of professional experience using management skills
  • Knowledge of the hospitality, tourism and gastronomy sectors
  • English level IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL minimum 80

Language: English

Diplomas awarded:
MBA in International Hospitality and Culinary Leadership
Le Cordon Bleu Paris
MBA in Hospitality and Culinary Management
Paris Dauphine - PSL
Master Global Management
Paris Dauphine - PSL University (French higher education diploma)



  • Programme Content

    Induction - 5 days

    Designing a strategy – 10 days

    • Concepts and methods of strategic analysis
    • Business simulation game
    • Strategies in the hotel and restaurant industry
    • Marketing for the sector
    • Digital Marketing


    Positioning and building a business – 14 days

    • Luxury - brand, designing and positioning services in the the hotel and restaurant industry
    • Business development
    • Managing customer loyalty and relations in the sector
    • Design thinking: building a restaurant concept at the Palace of Versailles


    Managing and controling performance – 15 days

    • Accounting and financial indicators
    • Basis of the financial diagnosis and cash flow management
    • Managing performance: cost analysis - budgets and indicators
    • Business plan
    • Real estate investment / property management / decorating and highlighting spaces
    • Revenue management and yield management
    • Taxation


    Motivating teams and shaping one's leadership – 12 days

    • Managing human ressources in the sector
    • Sociology of the industry's organisations
    • Leadership and team building
    • Managing quality and processes in the industry
    • Negotiation


    Understanding the environment's complexity to develop a company – 12 days

    • Labor law and legal environment of the sector
    • Corporate law and the leader's estate
    • Creating a business (project)
    • CSR: the company, a key stakeholder for a responsible and sustainable development
    • Managing crises and risks


    Develop an international understanding – 8 days

    • Study trip and tours of innovative concepts
    • Cross-cultural management and cultural stakes

    10 conferences with major players in the sector

    The MBA program includes a mandatory study trip during the first quarter of the training.

    Goals of the study trip:

    • Uniting the students as a group
    • Discovering news restaurant and hotel concepts in situ
    • Meeting heads of companies and concept designers and sharing their experiences
    • Understanding the needs of an international business and tourist customer base
    • Understanding the challenges of cross-cultural management
  • Duration and Tuition Fees

    Duration: 10 months

    Tuition fees: €28,500 (includes registration fees of €200 and deposit of €1,300). The costs of stay and accommodation are not included.

    In addition, between €1,700 and €2,000 is necessary for the study trip.

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