The students in the MSc in Luxury Hospitality & Event Management have to follow a Career Development Seminar, which is divided in 3 main sequences, and thus supporting the Msc students in their internship or job search strategies.
In Fall –
“ Discovering” job markets, companies and career paths in the Luxury Leisure and Hospitality sector – Senior executives and HR managers in the luxury hospitality and other sectors (yachting , conciergerie, wines and spirits …) share their career paths and professional experience with students
– “Targeting the institutions”: Building a specific targeting plan to approach selected luxury Hospitality Brands
– “Making Connections”: Networking strategies, companies projects, personal branding strategies and tools.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN LUXURY HOSPITALITY AND EVENT MANAGEMENT STUDENTS
The MSc in Luxury Hospitality and Events Management provides the opportunities for graduates to pursue careers in the travel and tourism industry, events management, tourism policy and Hotel & Tourism Property Management. It has been designed to offer a broad, yet focused, multidisciplinary dimension. Students will gain a solid understanding of the Luxury Hospitality Industry based on operational and strategic cutting edge material and educational processes.
Some of the companies where IUM Luxury Alumni have interned or are still working: – SBM Montecarlo, – Kempiski Hotel, – Four Season, – Amber Lounge, – Fairmont, – Quintessentially, – Fraser Yachts.
Students of the MSc in Luxury Hospitality and Event Management may consider the following careers:
General Manager/Hotel Director: Oversea the entire hotel operations, which includes food and beverage, rooms division, front of the house, as well as support departments such as sales, finances, engineering, safety and human resources. Accountable towards the owners and operators for the safe and efficient running of the property.
Food & Beverage Manager: Overall responsibility and accountability for the food outlets (restaurants, bars, convention) as well as kitchen and provisioning; position is usually available in hotels, resorts, cruise ships, airlines, convention centers, and casinos.
Operational Manager: Responsible for the efficient running of a specific department, such as guest services, reception, housekeeping, restaurants, kitchen, engineering, convention.
Sales & Marketing Manager: Accountable for the commercialization of the property, which usually includes both marketing and sales responsibilities.
Event Manager: Project Manager responsible for creation, planning, and development of events and conferences; responsible also for post-event analysis and ensuring a return on investment.
Revenue Director: Accountable for the yield management process of the property, which includes reservations, rates, and revenue generation and occupancy/Revpar targets.
Financial Director: Responsible for maintaining financial, accounting, administrative and personnel services in order to meet legislative requirements and support the property’s operations.
Human Resources & Training Manager: Ensure that existing Human Resources standards and Company HR philosophy are integrated at every operational level and are consistent. Manage and coordinate the development and implementation of HR and training processes to improve the overall quality of the product.
Project Manager/Construction Manager: Plan, coordinate and oversee the execution of one or more construction projects, to complete this work in the safest manner possible, at the lowest reasonable cost and in compliance with the owner’s documents and quality requirements.
Brand Manager: Create a lasting impression among consumers and improve product sales and market share. A brand manager monitors market trends and oversees advertising and marketing activities to ensure the right message is delivered for their product or service. They work closely with many teams, including product developers, researchers, marketing personnel and creative agencies to make sure their company brand values and image are followed.
Bhavin Patel, Indian, MSc in Luxury Hospitality and Event Management 2014 Guest Ambassador and Navigator- Lead, Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel, Atlanta, USA
Being at the International University of Monaco (IUM) was an experience of a lifetime. IUM allowed me to connect to a globally diverse student body; and to network, travel, and have access to global career opportunities. My life will never be the same anymore, and I have learned so much about myself and others through this incredible journey thanks to IUM.