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Studying Hospitality Management

If you see yourself managing a hotel, resort (or even a castle-hotel!), then studying for a degree in hospitality management might be just the course for you.

Far from being a fluff degree, pursuing a degree in hospitality and tourism will equip you with skills in management, logistics, finance and accounting, marketing and communications and cultural awareness. You will learn to manage a hotel, resort or a similar place of leisure and hospitality. As this is quite a broad subject, you will be able to specialise in either hotel, resort, events management and/or a combination of these and pickup hospitality specific skills and technical know-how in addition to time management, communication and organisation skills.

Most courses require you complete a semester-long internship. This is a great chance to gain relevant work experience and build a professional network in France.

Some of the most sought-after French universities, colleges and institutes you could study at are:

  • Skema School of Business
  • College de Paris

Salary and Career Prospects

Hospitality management graduates find work in restaurants, hotels, spas, cruise ships, resorts and exhibition centres.

Some of the wide-ranging roles they take up are Food & beverage Manager, Hotel Account Manager, Hospitality Manager, Events Manager, Hotel Contract Manager, Sales and Marketing Officer.

Salaries vary based on job role, experience, qualifications, skills and location. As a guide, hospitality management professionals earn around €36,000 year (29 lakhs INR).

Why study in France?

France is a popular study destination for international students. Some of French universities are several centuries old and are held in high esteem across the world.

The country is one of the largest economies in both Europe and the world. It has spawned conglomerates like Airbus, AXA, BNP Paribas and Capgemini. In addition to these, several tech, banking and financial services giants like Google, HSBC and Microsoft operate out of here.

France is the most visited country in the world and is the fashion, food, wine and art capital of the world. French cuisine, fashion, literature and films have a strong influence on rest of the world. Brands like Chanel, Dior, L’Oreal are French in origin. France hosts world-famous events like Cannes Film Festival and Tour de France.

Paris, the capital of France, is among the world’s biggest and most beautiful cities. It has spectacular museums and art galleries, grand hotels, cafes and restaurants, luxury retail stores and literature and film houses.

French is the national language, although people living in big cities can speak English to varying degrees of fluency.

International students are able to apply for a post study work permit lasting up to 2 years.

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