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MBA in hospitality management
The MBA in Hospitality Management at École de Savignac is a state-recognised Bac +5 degree course, equivalent to a Master’s degree, in hotel management. This course enables you to access strategic management positions, and to be employed in positions as executives, managers and business leaders in the hotel, catering and tourism sector.
Choose the ‘Savignac touch’
Our MBA is one of a kind and allow you to live a truly different experience. Our programme focuses on developing personal and professional effectiveness. The concept of the School, through the way of life in community that it offers or the very many group work, develops real cohesion of the class, promotes commitment and quickly increases your managerial capacities.
You’ll learn on and off courses: you will be involved in many different initiatives, carried out in groups, such as action in the fight against cancer, helping the elderly and disadvantaged children, development of the local area, etc. The aim of these projects is to develop the soft skills that are valued in the types of professions for which you are prepared at the School: team management, leadership, business dynamics, interpersonal skills, sense of service, sense of solidarity, ease on an interpersonal level, communication, diplomacy, creativity, etc.
Training leaders in the hospitality industry
Objectives of the MBA degree
- Get a solid understanding of the culture of hospitality
- Know how to analyse a situation, reach a solution and make strategic decisions
- Master the key concepts of the management of a company
- Develop managerial skills and the ability to communicate orally and in writing
The MBA degree course develops your strategic skills and gradually trains you for decision-making and leadership positions.
YEAR 1 : Academic enhancement
Year 1 : Academic enhancement
During this first year spent on campus, the emphasis is on strengthening strategic and communication skills. You will work in groups, in the form of workshops, concentrating on the organisation of events on campus. You will therefore develop your relationship, team management and leadership skills.
Company management :
- Strategy, including simulation games
- Marketing and business management
- Management and HR development
- Economic and financial management
- Law and taxation
- Supply management
- Revenue management
Professional sector :
- Hospitality management
- Tourism management
Research and professional experience :
YEAR 2 : Advanced professionalisation
Year 2 : Advanced professionalisation
Year 2 is divided into 2 parts.
1. First, you will spend 6 months on a work placement in a company and will take up a strategic management role.
2. Then, on your return to campus, you will lead 2 main projects:
- A consultancy assignment :
As a consultant, you will produce a professional report in which you will present solutions to solve a specific problem chosen by your work placement company. You will be placed under the supervision of a tutor who will help you with methodology and advise you as required.
- A business development assignment :
You will work with a team of 5 to 7 students, analysing the plans of a real project sponsor (external to Savignac). You will carry out market research and then set out and present a business plan, including financial model, HR, legal status, etc. You will benefit from the guidance of an expert.
Some examples of a business development assignment PCE 2018 | PCE 2017
Do you have the right profile ?
Do you like to welcome and help people, and be of service to them ? Do you like to be surrounded by people and work as part of a team ? Do you have an advanced level of English and management skills ? Do you wish to take up positions of responsibility and build business strategies ? Are you considering an international career? Do you like to travel ? Then this degree is made for you. The MBA at Savignac has been designed for young professionals who want to become leaders in the hotel industry.
Entry levels and requirements
The only entry level is in the first year of the MBA (i.e. Year 4). Candidates must hold, or be in the process of obtaining, a degree in hospitality or equivalent, or more generally a level Bac +3 in hospitality. All other applications are considered on an individual basis. Foreign candidates must also have a B2 level in French and in English (TOEIC, TOEFL or IELTS certificates required).
How to apply?
You can apply from the beginning of October until the end of May the following year. There is only one level of entry, at the beginning of the cycle.
Don’t wait to apply! Depending on the health situation, tests and interviews can be carried out online. Our team is mobilized to ensure the continuity of admissions. The following is how to apply.
02. INVITATION TO THE SCHOOL
We will assess your application and, if you are eligible, we will contact you and set up an appointment for you to come and take the admissions tests at the School within 10 days.
03. SELECTION TESTS
You come to the School for half a day to take the entrance tests, which are as follows:
- A test to evaluate your English: level B2 is required.
- A test to evaluate your French
- A test in management
- A test in legal culture
- A test of management and administration aptitude (TAGE 2)
This test, in the form of multiple choice questions, measures the candidate’s aptitude for management studies on 3 important levels: verbal aptitude, problem solving and logical reasoning.
- An interview: this measures the candidate’s motivation and potential, and enables the identification of the personal and professional aims of the candidate.
This selection process can take place remotely for candidates abroad or in a French Overseas Territory (DOM/TOM).
The School’s final decision is communicated by email or post within 2 weeks of the selection tests and interview.
If successful, you will receive the registration documents to be returned to the School. Your acceptance on the course will be confirmed once you have obtained the required qualifications.