The Luxury Hotelschool Paris publishes an annual study on hospitality management programmes in France since 2013. The study highlights the differences between a bachelor's and a master's degree delivered by a university on the one hand and a French “Bachelor”, “MBA” or “MSc” certificate on the other hand.
The Luxury Hotelschool Paris is the only hotel school in France to prepare a Master's degree, it is thus the school with the highest academic level. The school has also forged alliances for over 25 years with numerous luxury hotels and international hotel chains, as well as two academic collaborations with EHL and eCornell.
|School||Postgraduate Diploma||Market name||Language||Type of school|
|Luxury Hotelschool||A - Master||Master||A - Anglais||A - Ecole hôtelière|
|Institut Paul Bocuse||B - Professional certificate||“MSc”||A - Anglais||A - Ecole hôtelière|
|ESSEC||B - Professional certificate||“MSc”||A - Anglais||B - Ecole de commerce|
|AIM||B - Professional certificate||“MBA”||A - Anglais||C - Ecole de tourisme|
|INSEEC||B - Professional certificate||“MSc2”||B - Mixte||B - Ecole de commerce|
|CMH||B - Professional certificate||“MBA2”||B - Mixte||C - Ecole de tourisme|
|Vatel||B - Professional certificate||“MBA”||C - Français||A - Ecole hôtelière|
|ESG||B - Professional certificate||“MBA”||C - Français||B - Ecole de commerce|
|Ecole de Savignac||B - Professional certificate||“MBA”||C - Français||C - Ecole de tourisme|
|Ferrières||C - School certificate||Mastère||A - Anglais||A - Ecole hôtelière|
|Ferrandi||C - School certificate||“Master of Science”||A - Anglais||A - Ecole hôtelière|
|ESCP||C - School certificate||“Master of Science”||A - Anglais||B - Ecole de Commerce|
|SHG||C - School certificate||“MBA”||B - Mixte||C - Ecole de tourisme|
|School||Undergraduate Diploma||Market name||Language||Type of school|
|Luxury Hotelschool||A - Bachelor universitaire||Bachelor||A - Anglais||A - Ecole hôtelière|
|Institut Paul Bocuse||B - Diplôme visé||“Bachelor (Hons)”||A - Anglais||A - Ecole hôtelière|
|Ferrandi||B - Diplôme visé||“Bachelor”||B - Mixte||A - Ecole hôtelière|
|AIM||C - Professional certificate||“Bachelor of Science”||A - Anglais||C - Ecole de tourisme|
|CMH||C - Professional certificate||“Bachelor pro”||B - Mixte||C - Ecole de tourisme|
|Ecole de Savignac||C - Professional certificate||“Bachelor international”||B - Mixte||C - Ecole de tourisme|
|Vatel||C - Professional certificate||“Bachelor”||C - Français||A - Ecole hôtelière|
|ESG||C - Professional certificate||“Bachelor”||C - Français||B - Ecole de commerce|
|ICI-ICARE||C - Professional certificate||“Bachelor”||C - Français||C - Ecole de tourisme|
|Ferrières||D - School certificate||“Bachelor”||A - Anglais||A - Ecole hôtelière|
|SHG||D - School certificate||“Bachelor”||B - Mixte||C - Ecole de tourisme|
In France as elsewhere, only a university can deliver a Master's degree. In France, hotel school ussually deliver professional certifications that are marketed under the names MBA, MSc or master of science. In this case, only the professional certifications arer approved by the state; the MBA, MSc or master of science are just appelations and are not State-approved.
MSc, MBA and master of science in France are not Master's degree when they are not awarded by a university, they are professional certifications instead. The RNCP is the directory of these certifications and is available online. The certification is State-approved, the MBA, MSc or master of science is not, it is a trade name.
An ordinance dated April 25th, 2002 in France creates the master's degree and article 7 states that only public institutions duly recognised can award the Master's degree.
In France as in the UK then, only universities and other public institutions can award degrees. No business school and certainly no hotel school in France can deliver a bachelor or a master's degree alone.
LH Luxury Hotelschool jointly delivers the Master in international tourism and hospitality management with London South Bank University. As of 2018, it is the only authentic degree in all French hotel schools.
The UK master is one of the most prestigious degree in the world. Graduates can request an official comparison with French degrees if required. An example of the document they receive is accessible below.
“You can be very proud of your diploma and your training, which are great assets for your future career.” Matthias Terrettaz, Hotel Manager Shangri-La Paris and sponsor of the 2013 cohort
“You graduated from a very good school, a school that is highly regarded.” Geraldine Dobey, General Manager, Le Fouquet's Sponsor of the 2014 cohort
LH Luxury Hotelschool is an international hotel management school dedicated to luxury. This family institution founded 30 years ago is the specialist of international luxury hotel management.
The school offers Bachelor's and Master's degree taught in English in Paris, combining French tradition of gastronomy and luxury hospitality, and anglo-saxon management skills.
Each year, a luxury hotel sponsors the graduations and signs the diplomas as did the Ritz in 1996, Crillon in 1997, Lutetia, Le Bristol, Shangri-La Paris, Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme, Prince de Galles, Raphaël, Fouquet's...Apply