MSc Tourism and Leisure Management - e-learning

Accredited by the Conference des Grandes Ecoles.
The MSc Tourism and Leisure Management (e-learning) aims to develop your competencies and knowledge to prepare you for executive positions in the Tourism and Leisure Industry.
E-learning programme


This Master of Science is accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.

Master of Science


The MSc Tourism and Leisure Management has been designed to meet the challenge of increasing international competition and the major changes in consumer behaviour.  The Tourism and Leisure Industry accounts for over 2 million direct and indirect jobs and generates 6.5% of the GNP.


Learning Objectives

Developing your competencies and knowledge to qualify you for executive positions in the Tourism and Leisure Industry. 

Strong Points

As a learning mode, e-learning frees you from constraints such as:

  • Location: no classroom, you study at home or in your work place, whether in France or abroad.  
  • Timetable: you study whenever you can and you have 24/7 access to all resources.  
  • Calendar: Modules begin every 8 weeks.
  • Learning Material:  a wide range of teaching material is used, such as videos, case studies, interactive activities, games, handouts, presentations, etc. 
  • Access to information: on-line connection to data banks and journals to access the most up-to-date information  


Participants may study any module separately for qualification training or choose to acquire the MSc degree by accumulating 7 modules:

  • 6 Core Modules,
  • 1 Module chosen from the 3 Optional Modules
  •  Producing a Professional Thesis.

Cohort meetings are scheduled every quarter, in order for learners to meet, get acquainted with this teaching medium and the lecturers, and benefit from individualised professional supervision.  


Core Modules

  • Tourism and Leisure Industry Stakes
  • Finance applied to Tourism and Leisure  
  • Tourism and Leisure Marketing  
  • Tourism and Leisure Project Management  
  • Tourism and Leisure Sales and Negotiation
  • English for Tourism and Leisure

Optional Modules

  • Tourism and Leisure International Laws & Regulations
  • Sustainable Tourism and Leisure
  • Tourism and Leisure Resource Management

Professional Experiences

Optional Residential Seminars: meeting with industry professionals in Paris and Las Vegas (USA).

You may also take part in an operational project which requires you to find solutions to cope with a real issue in a Tourism company.

Professional Thesis

As a follow-up to a 4 to 6-month internship, you are to submit a 10,000-word thesis:

Either on a company project…

This is internal consulting work on a real issue facing the internship host company: diagnosis and recommendations supported by arguments.

or a Business Start-up Project

Drawing up a Business Plan for a start-up business in the Tourism and Leisure  Industry.

Admission procedure

Selection based on application file and individual motivation interview.

Admission requirements

The programme is open to students who have either completed or are in the process of completing: 

  • 4 years in Higher Education (Master's degree 1st year, four-year Bachelor's degree, or equivalent)
  • 3 years in Higher Education plus relevant and substantial professional experience.

Language requirements for non-native speakers : IELTS 6 / TOEIC 790 / TOEFL 83, or proof that English was the candidate’s language of study or work for at least a year.

A GMAT or GRE score is not compulsory but would be to the candidate’s advantage. 
Derogatory profiles may be reviewed by the jury panel during the last admission session only.

How to apply?

Please appy via the on-line application procedure.

Unsolicited applications sent by email or post will not be processed.

Admission steps

  1. Candidates are short-listed based on the quality of their application files, supporting documents and information provided.
  2. Selected candidates are invited for an interview via Skype with a Head of Programme. This interview will clarify the applicant’s projects, objectives and the consistency of their choices with the programme selected. 
  3. A few days following the interview, the candidate receives a notification of admission (admitted / refused). The admitted candidate is invited to pay a deposit, deductible from tuition fees, acting as a seat reservation in the programme. The student gets a final acceptance letter once the deposit is received.

Admission sessions

In order for our students to benefit from our learning under the best conditions, places are limited. Available places are re-evaluated after each admission session. When a class is full, admissions are closed.

The application start date for the 2020-2021 admission session is 15 September 2019.

Additional information for funded applicants

Applicants for funding or grants are expected to send us their application as early and complete as possible, to allow for administrative documents to be drawn up in a timely manner.

Additional information for international candidates (non-European candidates, who do not yet have a valid residence permit for France)

In addition to the EM Normandy application form, international candidates must approach their local Campus France office to facilitate the process of obtaining their visa. 
All international students will be accompanied in their visa and accommodation procedures by the School once the deposit has been paid.

Career Prospects

After completing his programme, you will qualify for positions such as:

  • Tour Operator Product Manager
  • Department Head in an Events Firm
  • Head of Marketing or Communication
  • Head of Events Activities for a Local Authority
  • Leisure Centre Manager
  • Tourism Consultant
  • Start-up Entrepreneur

Personalised Support

  • 2,000 internship offers including 500 abroad
  • 300 Cooperative Track offers among a network of 700 business organisations
  • Regular monitoring meetings with students/business organisations
  • Personalised coaching with the Career Path Scheme
  • An Alumni Network with 17,500 members

Tuition Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

  • Module Fee: €1,500 (French and International students, unemployed, professionals)
  • Total Tuition Fees for the Degree (6 modules + Professional Thesis + Seminar abroad): €12,000 (French and International students, unemployed, professionals) ...)

in addition, there is a €575 life membership fee for the Alumni EM Normandie Association, which will give you access to all of this network’s services (non compulsory).


Cooperative Track:  total or part waiver of tuition fees for 1 or 2 years
Various options are offered to students to fund their studies: 

  • Grants: Higher Education, Regional, Travel or Internship Grants 
  • Bank Loan: EM Normandie has agreements with some Banks
  • Cooperative Track: total or part waiver of fees for 1 or 2 years possible 
  • Paid student jobs offered by the School’s Junior Enterprise and Jobs Services

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What's a Mastère Spécialisé (MS) and a MSc ?

Formation professionnalisante d'au moins deux semestres essentiellement dispensée en français, le Mastère Spécialisé (MS) allie des séminaires de formation à des missions et concours en entreprise de plusieurs semaines chacun.

Les séminaires sont principalement animés par des professionnels reconnus dans leurs domaines de compétence. Les missions et concours en entreprise sont co-encadrées par des professionnels et des professeurs de l'EM Normandie.

Un stage de 4 à 6 mois conclut chaque MS et offre une transition souple et efficace vers le monde du travail. 

Le MSc se structure selon le même schéma (séminaires et expériences en entreprise) mais se différencie par une approche internationale et un enseignement intégral en anglais.

Can I take a Mastère Spécialisé (MS) as a cooperative programme?

Some of the programmes are indeed offered on a cooperative track basis: 

Also available as a cooperative programme and accessed on the basis of an application file and interview: 

Special conditions apply for international residents in France who wish to take up a cooperative track programme.

Is it possible to apply to several programmes?

Yes, candidates must indicate this wish in their application files.  

If you apply for 2 programmes, your second choice will not be reviewed unless there has been a negative decision by the admission panel for your first choice. There is no specific calendar for second choices: candidates are contacted individually. 

What level of proficiency in English is required for MScs?

Candidates for MSc programmes must show evidence of a level in English equivalent to:

  • TOEIC score of 790
  • TOEFL CBT score of 230/IBT of 83
  • IELTS between 6 and 6.5 (according to the MSc)
  • or equivalent
Are MS and MSc Programmes open to candidates with foreign higher education degrees? 

Yes, candidates may hold a Master’s Degree (for the MS) equivalent to a 5-year degree in France (Bac + 5) or a Bachelor’s Degree (for the MScs), equivalent to a Master 1 or a 4-year degree in France. Exemptions are possible for candidates can provide evidence of relevant professional experience. 

Please review the detailed eligibility conditions in the programme pages or in the brochures before applying and contact the school's teams if you have any concerns about your previous studies. 

When should international students apply?

As places are limited, all candidates are encouraged to submit their profiles as early as possible. 
International candidates may send in their applications as from September 2018 and before 1st July 2019 at the latest.  

What specific administrative procedures apply to international candidates?

In addition to the EM Normandie application file, non-EU international candidates are required to contact Campus France to help them obtain their visas. 
Useful links:  France-visas and Campus France