MBA in International Hospitality Management (IHM)

Duration: 2 years

One of the best MBA degrees in the world to become a manager in Hospitality. You will become familiar with every department and will be trained to be a General Manager.

Our goal is to prepare students to become the best leaders in the Hospitality & Tourism industries based upon our Swiss experience in education and hotel management. 

SHG Lyon combines classroom courses and internships in luxury hotels. Thanks to this system, our graduates are assured to be offered managerial positions in many countries worldwide.


  • Swiss Quality
  • International Environment
  • Discipline
  • Rigor
  • Hands-on Learning Experience

Syllabus of our IHM MBA at SHG Lyon

IHM MBA Year 1

Business & Hospitality Courses

A combination of business and hospitality courses taught at schoolDuration: 6 months)



In a luxury hotel in the country or worldwide

(Duration: 6 months)

IHM MBA Year 2

Business & Hospitality Courses

A combination of business and hospitality courses taught at school (Duration: 6 months)



In a luxury hotel in the country or worldwide

(Duration: 6 months)

Academic Courses in MBA

In our school in Lyon

Courses are given in English and French. In case of difficulties, SHG Lyon will provide extra support to students needing help with the language.

Our teachers are among the best in their specialties; they come from France and Switzerland.

We teach the following subjects:

  • People Management
  • Inter-Cultural Management
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Yield Management
  • Events Management
  • Grooming & Self-Image
  • Luxury Environment
  • Project Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Wines of the world
  • Hotel Environment
  • Food & Beverage Industry
  • Cost Control in F&B
  • Culinary Art
  • Negotiation
  • International Relations
  • Languages to select: English, French, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Spanish, German, Italian.

Courses are taught Monday to Friday at our school in Lyon.

International Accreditations


International recognition

SHG LYON and other SHG Schools are accredited by International Quality Bodies such as:

  • EHSAC (European Hospitality Schools Accreditations Council)
  • AHLEI (American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute)

Paid-Internships in Luxury Hotels


2 Paid-Internships provided by SHG Lyon

In each of the 2-years' curriculum, students must go through a paid internship over 6 months. The remuneration depends on the country where the hotel is located and may include accommodation and meals. In any case, internship opportunities offered by SHG Lyon are always in the 4* or 5* hotel category. Thus, SHG Lyon takes care of all the necessary arrangements. Transportation expenses to the internship destination are usually born by students.

During and after each internship, students are evaluated and graded by the hotel. Following each internship, students will write a report as evidence that he/she has fully mastered the internship's objective.

Admissions & Fees


  • Fill in the application form (click below to: SHG Application Form)
  • Motivation letter (at least 500 words)
  • Interview (via Skype or Face to Face with one of our admission officers)
  • High School Degree (Baccalauréat / Maturité)
  • Bachelor Degree from any institution


  • Tuitions fee: EUR 10'850 / Year 
  • Administration fee: EUR 250 / Year

Important: All fees must only be paid to the school bank account directly, never to agents, neither to Rep. Offices. 

Next intakes

  • March 2nd, 2020
  • September 7th, 2020


If you start our MBA IHM on March 2nd 2020, please see below your schedule for the coming 2 years. The concept is always the same, you will have 6 months of management courses at school, followed by 6 months internship in international companies. 

Testimonies from Students


GENEVA (Switzerland)

Global SHG admissions center

Mrs Giselle Talampas

Global Admissions Manager

2, Route de Peney, CH-1214 Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland

Tel: +41 (0) 22 518 72 90


SHG admissions center - India

Mr Sanjay Babu Tetakala Admissions Manager India

#6-3-252/1/7/1, Road No.1, Next to Taj Deccan Hotel, Erramanzil Colony, Banjara Hills, Shaikpet, Hyderabad 500034, Telangana, India

Tel: +91 788 8210743


SHG admissions center - Sao Paulo

7th & 8th floor, Torre Joao Salem, Av. Paulista 1079,

Tel: +55 21 98124 4136

MUMBAI (India)

SHG admissions center (Mumbai - India)

Mr Ayaz Kaiser (Manager)

4th Floor, One Forbes, 1 Dr VB Gandhi Marg, 

Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, INDIA

Tel: +91 6305 091916


SHG admissions center - Bangalore

Rajender Kasimkota

International Admissions Manager


UNIT - 1303 - 1304

13TH floor,



Tel: +91 900 8421 062