MSc, Master of Science Wine & Hospitality Management

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Admission level

From Bachelor's degree - 3 years to Bachelor's degree - 4 years, Validation of Personal and Professional Experience (VAPP)

Campus

BordeauxParis

Degree

MSc, Master of Science

Format

Full Time

Intake

October 2024

Language

English

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Overview of the Master of Science (MSc) in Wine & Hospitality Management

Embark on a transformative journey with the MSc in Wine & Hospitality Management at KEDGE Wine School, a globally recognised institution in the Food & Beverage and wine & hospitality Industries. Our comprehensive programme integrates theoretical knowledge with hands-on experience to equip you with the necessary skills for leadership roles in this dynamic sector. Benefit from our esteemed faculty's expertise and industry connections, gaining valuable insights and networking opportunities. Enrol and take the first step towards becoming a leader in the global wine and hospitality arena.

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Head of the MSc Wine & Hospitality Management

OBJECTIVES OF THE WINE & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME

“Wine and hospitality are closely linked. This Master of Science (MSc) provides the experience and the know-how of a leading school in its field. Through this specialised programme, we are shaping future wine & hospitality decision makers and trend-setters. We want our students to think forward, to be innovative, and to understand the key success factors in the current market. In hotels, restaurants, or in the vineyards, through the courses and during the trips and field visits, we will develop your management skills and your strategic vision. We will help you become more knowledgeable, authoritative, openminded, and responsible.”

Jérémy Cukierman,
Master of Wine, KEDGE Wine School director

Programme's Labels : Bienvenue en France

Highlights of the Wine & Hospitality Management MSc

Studying wine and hospitality in France allows for an immersion in some of the world's most renowned epicenters of gastronomy, viticulture, and hospitality. Bordeaux, known as the global capital of wine, offers students access to prestigious vineyards, cutting-edge research centers, and a rich cultural heritage deeply intertwined with winemaking traditions. Meanwhile, Paris, with its vibrant culinary scene and cosmopolitan atmosphere, provides a dynamic backdrop for exploring the intricacies of hospitality management in diverse settings, from Michelin-starred restaurants to boutique hotels nestled in historic neighborhoods.

Interactive learning and professional engagement are core components of the programme. Students embark on a 6-month internship in various industry-related establishments, such as hotels, restaurants, or vineyards. This hands-on experience allows them to immerse themselves in real-world scenarios and deepen their understanding of the sectors. Additionally, they undertake a research project, focusing on real business issues under the guidance of an academic supervisor. This project culminates in a written report and oral presentation, contributing significantly to their final degree grade.

Students are guided by an experienced teaching team and exceptional industry speakers, including Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, renowned wine producers, and Masters of Wine. The training offered by KEDGE Wine School - available full-time, part-time, and at various admission levels - enables students to acquire a dual competence; that of management and all the disciplines related to international trade which KEDGE has made its specialty, and that of the industry, extremely specific, which offers increased employability to our graduates working in hotel establishments, in tourism, or more generally in the trade of related product

Founded in 2011, KEDGE Wine School harnesses the knowledge of its dedicated Research Centre to drive progress across diverse sectors such as food, wine, spirits, catering, hospitality, and tourism. Researchers at the centre are committed to initiatives such as promoting responsible consumption, showcasing rosé wines from Provence, and enhancing wine tourism. These efforts contribute significantly to nurturing future leaders who are responsible and well-equipped to excel in these sectors.

 

The programme provides an immersive experience where students engage with renowned professionals in the wine and hospitality industry, including winemakers, sommeliers, and seasoned managers. Through exclusive "business field trips," students visit prestigious vineyards in France and exceptional wine regions in South Africa, gaining practical insights into the dynamics of these sectors. This hands-on approach enhances their understanding of viticulture and hospitality. The exceptional environment allows students to explore the nuances of these industries and forge valuable connections with key players.

Through continuous connection between students, teachers, and companies, participants play an active role in their own academic development at KEDGE Wine School. Learning by practice, at the heart of the school's pedagogical philosophy, is an essential foundation. This promotes the development of directly applicable skills, thus enhancing the employability of graduates. The focus on practical experience helps to shape knowledgeable professionals ready to meet the challenges of the wine and hospitality world.

Skills developed in the Wine & Hospitality Management MSc

Elevate your expertise by acquiring an array of managerial, commercial, and technical proficiencies tailored to the wine & hospitality sectors. Our comprehensive curriculum covers essential topics such as wine & hospitality economics, market dynamics, strategic marketing strategies, distribution management, investment planning, financial analysis, and strategic management. 

Broaden your knowledge base and gain a deep understanding of the product and its market. Acquire the prestigious WSET® Level 3 Award in wines, a globally recognised credential that validates your expertise in the field. Collaborate with renowned sommeliers to grasp the intricacies of sommellerie, mastering the art of curating wine lists and managing wine cellars with economic astuteness. By immersing yourself in practical applications and theoretical insights, you will emerge with a refined understanding of wine and its pivotal role within the hospitality landscape.

What is hospitality management?

Hospitality management is a multifaceted field encompassing various industries, including food and beverage, travel, accommodation, and event management. At its core, hospitality management involves overseeing the administrative, operational, and commercial aspects of businesses. Aspiring professionals in this dynamic field are tasked with a myriad of responsibilities, from accounting and budgeting to staff management and customer service optimisation.

Navigating hospitality management careers

A career in hospitality management offers opportunities across various sectors, including hotels, resorts, restaurants, entertainment venues, and more. Hospitality managers play pivotal roles in ensuring smooth operations, enhancing customer satisfaction, and driving business growth. After a training in the field, graduates are equipped with the essential skills and knowledge to excel in leadership positions, ensuring they secure well-paying roles in the industry.

Elevate your expertise with a specialised degree

A specialised degree is essential for advancing in hospitality careers beyond entry-level positions. Universities and business schools offer programmes tailored to this sector, with a Master's degree being particularly advantageous as this qualification opens doors to prestigious roles in luxury hospitality, fine dining, and event management. Typically, applicants need 3 to 4 years of higher education and proficiency in English to meet programme requirements. Institutions like KEDGE Wine School offer tailored programmes that blend industry immersion with management theory, preparing graduates for success in diverse career paths within the hospitality industry and beyond. The MSc in Hospitality Management focuses on academic rigor and industry relevance, giving students the essential skills and knowledge for career advancement.

A gateway to diverse industries

One of the remarkable aspects of hospitality management is its transferable nature, allowing professionals to pivot into various industries such as entertainment, luxury, food & beverage, and technology. With a service-oriented mindset, critical thinking aptitude, and leadership hunger, individuals embarking on a career in hospitality management find themselves well-positioned for success in a dynamic and rewarding field. Whether you're just starting out or seeking a career change, hospitality management offers a wealth of opportunities for growth.