• Languages
    French
  • Location
    Paris
  • Accreditations
    TedQual / CFET / RNCP
  • Qualifications
    Bac+5
  • Start date
    September

Master of Science (MSc) in Tourism and Event Management 

Exploring the tourism of tomorrow !

State-accredited qualification from the 1st and only French School to be awarded TedQual certification from the World Tourism Organization

Programmes accreditations

  • Overview
  • Study Tracks
  • Programme Content
  • Experiences
  • Work-study
  • Careers
  • Cost of studies
  • Admissions
  • Thierry Rigaux
    Director of the Master of Science in Tourism and Event Management Thierry Rigaux

    MSc in Tourism and Event Management

    Excelia Tourism School, in partnership with Excelia Business School, is offering a Master of Science in Tourism and Event Management. Indeed, Tourism and Events are inextricably linked as tourists are more attracted to dynamic and welcoming regions which, beyond the quality of the destination itself, also offer an innovative and diverse programme of events. Regions have understood the importance of this and are now incorporating this aspect into their development and image strategies. Our Master of Science aims to educate you to become an expert manager in designing and developing a tourist event offer that is in harmony with a region and its heritage.
    To enhance your employability, this programme will enable you to develop specific business skills sought after by government bodies or event companies, whilst providing you with a solid foundation in management by drawing on the expertise of the Faculty of both Excelia Tourism School and Excelia Business School.  Furthermore, the issues of sustainable development and innovation have an important place as it is impossible to be involved in an event without considering its CSR dimension. In fact, Excelia is recognised for its innovative and pioneering CSR approach and is conscious that when organising events, it is essential that tourism and events managers focus on how to reduce its carbon footprint.
    Excelia also places great emphasis on digital technology and you will be able to learn about and master the organisation of ‘hybrid events’, which may well become a standard in the future.  Our MSc in Tourism and Event Management is aimed at students, but also at employees with business experience. The pedagogical approach of our programme is based on an experiential and immersive teaching method, which gives it real added value in terms of employability and expertise, boosting your vocational integration.

     

    Why choose the MSc in Tourism and Event Management?

    • Double recognition: MSc from Excelia plus an RNCP Level 7 qualification, Professional Certification ‘Director of Tourism Products’ or ‘Event Project Manager’ (equivalent to 5 years of higher education), depending on your experiences
    • An innovative campus of excellence: The MSc in Tourism and Event Management is offered on Excelia’s Paris campus, with students benefitting from an ideal science and technology ecosystem encompassing many cutting edge sectors
    • A programme certified by CFET - Conférence des Formations d'Excellence au Tourisme (an association created by a number of  French Government Ministries to promote excellence in tourism education)
    • A programme boasting TedQual (Tourism Education Quality) certification:  Excelia Tourism School is the first and only French school to be TedQual-certified, being recognised by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the quality of its study programmes  
    • Humacité© and Climacité©: two unique and complementary experiences in France or abroad 

     

    Our campus: Paris 

    Excelia campus Paris MSc Management du Tourisme et de l'Évènementiel

    The entire programme takes place on our campus in Paris.

    Find out more about our campus

     

    All you need to know about languages, assessment, lessons and your teachers 

     

    Languages:

    • French

    Assessment:  

    Three types of evaluation: 

    • Continuous assessment: 40% of the final mark
      Throughout the year you will work on group or individual projects which will be marked by your teachers
    • End-of-semester exams: 60% of the final mark
      These take the form of written or computer-based exams 
    • End-of-studies thesis, at the end of Year 2

    Your teachers: 

    The MSc in Tourism and Event Management combines the expertise of Visiting Professors with that of the research-active Faculty at Excelia Tourism School. In addition, lessons are given by industry professionals, renowned for their strong expertise in their respective fields.

     

    Types of lessons: 

    You will follow theoretical lessons but also tutorials that will allow you to put into practice what you have learned.

    In Year 1, students will be given a general overview of the tourism industry, as well as an insight into the strategic aspects and challenges of Tourism and Event Management. 

    In Year 2, students benefit from specific lessons that will provide them with the skills to enable them…   

    • to ascertain the key issues of tourism and event management
    • to design a strategy applicable to tourism and event management 

     

    • Year 1 drapeau Fr 

    • Year 2 drapeau Fr  (Available from 2024)

    Year 1 drapeau Fr 

    Year 2 drapeau Fr  (Available from 2024)

    Programme structure 

    Work-study Track

    • For students on a contrat de professionnalisation (professional training contract) or a contrat d’apprentissage (apprenticeship contract) and students on a convention de stage alterné (work-study internship agreement) 

    Sept. to mid-April

    2 days/week School based + 3 days/week company based  

    Mid-April to Juilly

    Full time company based for professional training contract and apprenticeship contract

    Long time internship for work-study internship agreement

    In Year 1, all students have the possibility of undertaking a Humacité© or Climacité© project.

     

     

    Classic Track 

    Septembre à Mi-Avril

    2 days/week School based + 3 days/week free

    Mi-Avril à Juillet

    Long internship

    In Year 1, all students have the possibility of undertaking a Humacité© or Climacité© project.

    Work-study Track

    • For students on a contrat de professionnalisation (professional training contract) or a contrat d’apprentissage (apprenticeship contract) and students on a convention de stage alterné (work-study internship agreement) 

    Sept. to mid-April

    2 days/week School based + 3 days/week company based  

    Mid-April to Juilly

    Full time company based for professional training contract and apprenticeship contract

    Long time internship for work-study internship agreement

     

     

    Classic Track

    Septembre à Mi-Avril

    2 days/week School based + 3 days/week free

    Mi-Avril à Juillet

    Long internship

     

  • Courses 

    Year 1 - EXPLORE

    Understanding and Mastering Trends in the Tourism Industry

    • New trends, Issues and Challenges in Tourism
    • Strategic Management of Tourism Events
    • Development Strategy for Tourism Regions
    • English

    Managing Tourism Projects

    • Opinion Polls, Quantitative and Qualitative Surveys
    • Customer Relationship Management
    • Business Practices: How to jointly develop a project 
    • Budget Management for Tourism Event Projects

    Organising and Coordinating Tourism Events

    • Innovations appliquées aux évènements touristiques
    • Consultancy project
    • Communication digitale 
    • Gestion de projets évènementiels touristiques
    • Sécurité et démarche qualité d'un évènement touristique
    • Management des ressources et développement des compétences

    Documental research 

    Year 2 - SPECIALISE (available from 2024)

    Understanding and Mastering Trends in the Tourism Industry

    • Sustainable Development for Regions 
    • MICE Markets
    • Interactive Marketing
    • Destination Management, Diversification, Globalisation, Sustainability 
    • English 
    • Masterclass: Practical Case Study – Joint Project Development

    Managing Tourism Projects

    • Operational Management of Tourism Events
    • Financial Analysis of Tourism Events
    • Social Responsibility for Events

    Organising and Coordinating Tourism Events

    • Sales Management for Tourism Events
    • Consultancy Project 
    • Sponsoring & Corporate Communications

    End-of-studies Thesis 

    The different courses and projects are provided for indicative purposes only and are subject to change from one year to the next.

  • Your experiences 

     

    Humacité© and Climacité© Projects

    You have the opportunity of undertaking a 2-month social, humanitarian or civic voluntary project in an NGO or an association, either in France or abroad. This is one of the unique features of Excelia, which is committed to educating students to become future managers who are both responsible and conscious of the importance of their role in society.

     

    Work-study and/or long internship   

    A real springboard for rapid vocational integration, carrying out your programme on a Work-study Track will enable you to spend 3 days per week working in a company, gaining valuable professional experience.

    Students signing a contrat de professionnalisation (professional training contract) or a contrat d’apprentissage (apprenticeship contract) will spend 3 days per week in a host company for the entire duration of their studies.

    Students signing a work-study internship agreement (convention de stage alterne) will spend from September to April, in both Years 1 and 2 of the MSc, working in a host company.
    These students, together with those on a Classic Track, will also carry out a long internship (4 months) in France or abroad, from April to August of both years.
     

     

    Mentoring

    In Year 1, this unique educational tool has been designed to enable you to develop your professional network through the support of an industry mentor who is a graduate of Excelia Tourism School and whose job reflects your own professional project. Your mentor will help you to both evaluate the current job market and to develop your career strategy.

     

    Personalised Support and Guidance  

    Throughout your studies, you will benefit from personalised support and guidance. The school offers workshops structured around personal development (self-awareness and self-assertion), communication tools (CVs and cover letters), understanding the job market, learning about different careers, and developing your professional network.

     

    Student Clubs and Associations  

    As for all students at Excelia, you have the possibility of getting involved in one of our 50 clubs and associations. Focussed on collective and individual fulfilment, your commitment is in keeping with Excelia’s fundamental values, enabling you to develop your skills and knowledge in a supportive and professionally-oriented environment.

     

    Consultancy project 

    In partnership with a company in the events sector, you will carry out a project on behalf of one of our business partners.

     

    Industry Seminars

    Throughout the year, industry professionals and graduates deliver lectures on various themes in order to raise student awareness of the different issues and challenges currently facing the tourism sector. In addition, they also give presentations on specific careers.

     

    End-of-studies Thesis

    Your programme culminates with your end-of-studies thesis, which enables the school to evaluate your ability to identify the issues specific to the tourism industry, and to carry out analytical work, assess your findings and present appropriate solutions. Supervised by research-active Faculty members, this thesis offers you the possibility to carry out research on an operational theme, providing you with the opportunity of enhancing your CV for your future employability. 

     

  • What is Work-Study? 

    Our programmes offered on a work-study track are subject to specific admissions requirements and conditions. To maximise your chances of being accepted on a work-study track, here is some useful information and helpful advice: 
    • Personal interview: Candidates are strongly advised to submit a CV and a cover letter. How you perform on the day of the interview and the quality of these documents, even if optional, are all part of the assessment. 
    • Grant holders: as part of its commitment to social inclusion, when it comes to work-study, Excelia gives preferential consideration to applicants with grants.

    Work-study is available from Year 1 of the programme for a period of 24 months. It is an opportunity to develop business skills in a company and to apply the management theory you have learned in class. 

    Work-Study in detail 

    • Contract type: contrat de professionnalisation (professional training contract), contrat d'apprentissage (apprenticeship contract) or a convention de stage alterné (work-study internship agreement)
    • Format: 2 days school-based followed by 3 days company-based 
    • Main objective: To combine theoretical knowledge with professional experience
    • Securing a contract with a company: The school provides you with the necessary search tools to assist you in your professional project. Once you have successfully completed the Admissions tests, you will have access to the numerous work-study offers available to our students.

    For more information about work-study

  • Careers

    Compared to other sectors of activity, the events industry remains stable and dynamic. It is a sector that has continued to grow year on year (with the exception of the COVID period). Revenues in the events industry are growing steadily, which is good for job opportunities. Professions are evolving with the advent of the internet and new technologies, which have contributed to the transformation and improvement of business practices. 

    Digital technology has changed communication in general, with the profusion of social media and content distribution platforms. These tools now benefit event organisers in the promotion of their events and, above all, in reducing costs at all levels (before, during and after events). 
     

    The principal actors are:

    • Advertisers: they represent one of the key elements of a communications project. Advertisers may be clients of an advertising or marketing agency, but they may also work independently. 
    • Event agencies: they often offer a partial or complete service. The events organised are business-oriented (conferences, seminars, incentives, etc.) or personal (weddings, christenings, engagements, etc.). Some agencies are specialised in a particular field to offer a more personalised service.
    • Service providers: these include hostesses, decorators, musicians, florists, etc. who work in collaboration with agencies or advertisers on the organisation of an event.

    Our graduates quickly take up positions of responsibility across all 5 continents and, thanks to their MSc, they rapidly rise to management positions. Below is a non-exhaustive list of possible careers.

     

    Careers in events 

    Our graduates work in a wide variety of posts, in organisations such as:

    • Event Project Manager
    • Event Communications Manager
    • Tourist Entertainment Organiser
    • Trade Fair/Exhibition Coordinator
    • Business Event Organiser
    • Tourism Event Organiser
    • Arts & Culture Project Manager
    • Cultural & Artistic Event Organiser
    • Sports & Tourism Event Organiser
    • Event Production Manager
    • Culture Marketing Manager
    • Festival Director

     

    Careers in events

    Our graduates work in a wide variety of posts, in organisations such as:

    • Travel Agencies 
    • Tour Operators 
    • Incoming Tour Operators 
    • Tourist Information Centres 
    • Local and Regional Tourist Boards 
    • Internet-based Travel Operators

     

  • Tuition Fees 2023-2024

     

    Students from within the European Union*

    • Years 1 and 2 (24 months): €24,900
    • Year 2 only (12 months): €14,900

    *27 European Union members: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France and French Overseas Territories, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

     

    For students on a work-study track 12/24 months (except for students on work-study internship agreement), tuition fees are paid by the host company from the date of signature of the work-study agreement.

     

    Students from outside the European Union

    • Years 1 and 2 (24 months): €27,100
    • Year 2 only (12 months): €14,900

    Tuition fees are provided for information purposes only and are subject to change from one year to the next.

     

    In addition to tuition fees, you need to take into account the following costs: 

    • Multiservice charge (see details below) 
    • CVEC Subscription - Student Life and Campus Life Contribution: €95 per year 

     

    Multiservice Charge

    Fee: €250 per year

    This obligatory one-off Multiservice fee gives access to the following services: Multimedia and Internet network, Cyberlibris (online library), Student Identity Card, Reprographics credit, Intranet, e-learning modules, Wi-Fi, Career Centre activities and services, International Insurance-Assistance (for any periods spent abroad during the period covered by this contract), University library, University Medical Service, etc.

     

    Financing your studies 

     

    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

    For more information about the coast of studying

     

  • Admissions for international students or French students living outside France:

    Applications for Year 1

    Year 1 is open to students with a minimum of 3 years of post-High School education or international equivalent.

    ⇒ APPLICATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OR FRENCH STUDENTS LIVING OUTSIDE FRANCE:

    Motivation interview is carried out by internet via our dedicated platform (day and time of your choice).

    Application fees: €50

    Apply

     

    Application for Year 2 (Available from 2024)

    Year 2 is open to students with a minimum of 4 years of post-High School education or international equivalent.

    ADMISSIONS IN YEAR 2 FROM 2024 

    ⇒ APPLICATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OR FRENCH STUDENTS LIVING OUTSIDE FRANCE:

    Motivation interview is carried out by internet via our dedicated platform (day and time of your choice).

    Application fees: €50

     

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