MBA in International Hospitality Management (IHM)

Duration: 2 years

Certainly one of best MBA Degree in France and in the world to become a leader in Hospitality Management. You will be trained in every department to become a Director.

SHG Lyon is a top school in France in Hospitality. Our goal is to prepare students to become the best leaders in the Hospitality & Tourism industries thanks to our Swiss experience in education and in hotel management. SHG Lyon is combining business  courses with hospitality courses and internships in luxury hotels. Thanks to this concept, our graduates are assured to obtain management positions offers in many countries worldwide.


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

Concept of our IHM MBA at SHG Lyon

IHM MBA Year 1

Business & Hospitality Courses

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



In a luxury hotel in the country or worldwide

(Duration: 6 months)

Academic Courses in MBA

On our campus in Lyon

Courses are available in English. In case of difficulties, SHG Lyon gives extra lessons to students who need some help. 

Our teachers are among the best in their specialities, they are composing a team coming from France and Switzerland.

We teach the following subjects:

  • Management of people
  • 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
  • 3 Languages to select: English, French, Chinese, Russian, Arabic Spanish, German, Italian.

Courses are from Monday to Friday at our campus 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-year curriculum, students must go through a paid internship over a 6-month period. The remuneration depends from the country in which the hotel is located and may include accommodation and meals. In all cases, the hotels proposed by SHG Lyon are always in the 4* or 5* category. Thus, SHG Lyon takes care of all 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 have to write a management report proving that he/she has fully mastered the internship's objective.

Admissions & Fees


  • Fill up 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 officer)
  • High School Degree (Baccalauréat / Maturité)
  • Bachelor Degree from any industry


  • Tuitions fees*: EUR 10'500 / Year or EUR 950 / Month (Monthly payments only for local students having a French Bank Account and Guarantee)
  • Administration fees: EUR 250 / Year
  • Uniform Kit & Books: EUR 300 (once)
  • Accommodation Entrance Fees (optional): EUR 500
  • Accommodation in SHG Apartments (optional): From EUR 325 / month upon availability
  • Airport Pick-Up (optional): EUR 150

NB: Tuition fees will increase +3% in 2019. Register before Dec. 31st 2018 to get current rates for your studies.

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

Next intakes

  • January 14th, 2019 (FULL)
  • March 11th, 2019
  • September 9th, 2019

N.B: Pre-intakes start 1 week before the official intake day.

Testimonies from Students

Our Admissions Offices


SHG Lyon

International Hospitality & Business School

Floor 27, WTC, Tour Oxygène, 10-12 Boulevard Vivier Merle, 69003 Lyon, France

Tel: +33 (0) 4 72 53 53 19


Swiss Hospitality Group (SHG) 

SHG Swiss Education (Headquarters)

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

Tel: +41 (0) 22 518 72 90