Restaurant Business
Management &
Entrepreneurship
Specialisation

Specialisations

Whether you choose to set up your own business or manage several restaurant divisions in a major international group, our new Restaurant Business Management and Entrepreneurship specialisation will provide you with the skills and expertise to become an engaged, creative and responsible leader in a sector undergoing radical change.

Degree approved by the Ministry of Higher Education, Innovation and Industry


Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management (4-year) registered and approved by the Ministry of Higher Education, Innovation and Industry*.

*Publication in the Official Journal on 29 August 2019

 

Qualification: Bachelor (Hons.) State Certified Level II Qualification
Length: 7 months full-time (60 ECTS)
Languages of instruction: French/English
Start date: January 2023 
Entry requirements: We welcome applications from anyone who has completed a 3-year higher education degree or equivalent
Careers: Multi-site restaurant manager, Resort catering manager, Franchise director, Food tech entrepreneur

Shape and inspire the restaurant industry of the future

The restaurant sector is a fast-moving market undergoing rapid and radical change involving societal and environmental responsibilities, new business models, digitalisation and robotisation, creation of new customer experiences, and more …

Are you interested in all types of food service, whether gastronomic, fast food, street food, banqueting, or airline, etc.? Do you have a creative mind and are you always on the lookout for emerging trends in the restaurant industry and the new technologies associated with them? Are you determined to assert your identity as an inspiring, innovative and responsible decision-maker?
Tomorrow, you will have the knowledge and skills to manage a wide range of restaurant concepts and sectors (hotel, resort, collective catering, event catering, etc.).  Or, why not choose to become an entrepreneur and create your own concept, take over a family business or manage a franchise network?

Focused on the trends and changes in our sector and on new managerial practices, the Restaurant Business Management and Entrepreneurship specialisation has been specifically designed for students who want to play an active and inspirational role in the restaurant industry of tomorrow.


Course overview

Reveal your true leadership potential

Structured around a hands-on, action-based learning approach, our programme offers you a 360° vision of the restaurant sector, with modules covering multi-site and multi-concept management, operations management and entrepreneurship. You will benefit from individual support and guidance in developing your career project.

In the first semester, you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of the restaurant ecosystem and the future challenges related to new business models, changing consumer behaviour, trends and innovations, offering you a forward-looking vision of a sector undergoing radical change.  You will develop key skills in operations management applied to multi-concept and multi-site environments, while developing a unique understanding of global business performance, digital leadership and strategic management.

In the second semester, you will learn about responsible management and we will equip you with the tools and keys to design amazing customer experiences and impactful communication strategies.  At the end of these two semesters of study, you’ll have the possibility of choosing either the Restaurant Business Management option followed by a 6-month internship, or the Entrepreneurship option followed by the incubation of your project. 

Throughout your programme of studies, you’ll benefit from personal development & leadership modules and workshops designed to build your self-confidence and ensure your first steps into the world of business are a success!

Course features*

*Given only as examples

  • Economics, market trends and creativity
  • Management of restaurant operations
  • Restaurant and catering regulations
  • Restaurant economic performance management
  • Service design
  • Digital evolution in hospitality
  • Responsible management
  • Innovation and strategy
  • Financial analysis in Hospitality
  • Communication and modern foreign languages

Personalise your career project by choosing between two specialist modules:
Commercial catering and F&B management
Entrepreneurship and restaurant business takeover

At the end of the selected module, you will complete a 6-month business internship or receive special support and guidance in the realisation of your entrepreneurial project thanks to the Institut Paul Bocuse business incubator.


Why choose us?

Institut Paul Bocuse: a leading school for those who dare

  • Benefit from innovative training, developed by seasoned restaurant professionals, including Food Service Vision, the expert consulting firm specialising in trends in the away-from-home food sector.
  • Give yourself the resources to develop and achieve your career project: thanks to seminars, case studies, business experience and sharing of experiences with experts from the restaurant industry, our programme is a powerful catalyst for career success.
  • Benefit from the strength of our dynamic network of graduate entrepreneurs around the world. More than 400 businesses have been created to date.
  • Ensure yourself an inspiring and international future: 80% of our new graduates take up managerial positions in their first job. 33% of our graduates choose to become entrepreneurs within 5 years of completing their studies.

What can I do next?

You’re going to be surprised by your own future

What are the opportunities for further study?

5-year postgraduate studies in International Hospitality Management

Careers and opportunities

A wide range of careers are possible:

  • Multi-site restaurant manager
  • Franchise director
  • Restaurant concept creator
  • Food tech entrepreneur
  • Resort catering manager

Admissions and Conditions

  • Start date: January 2023

Entry requirements

Our 4th year specialisations are open to applicants who have successfully completed an undergraduate-level qualification (Bachelor’s degree, etc).
Selection for this programme is based on prior academic performance.

Depending on your entry-level, you may be required to take a refresher course between September and December before starting the programme.
Admissions test in English: analysis of a text, interview and logical reasoning test.

The choice of a 4th year specialisation is compulsory for students enrolled on our Bachelors programme in Food service and Hospitality.

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