AIM - A forerunner in International Hospitality Management Education
Regularly ranked as one of the leading hotel management schools today, AIM was founded in 1992 on the initiative of affiliated members of the Cornell Hotel Society, an association comprised of distinguished professionals from the tourism and hospitality industry. The Bachelor and MBA programs (French government certification level 1 granted), taught in English, give graduates the skills and expertise necessary to embark on an international career in leading hotels and tourism companies. AIM Hotel and Tourism Management School in Paris also offers specialized professional training with certifications awarded by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Ecole Ritz Escoffier, and the Ecole de Cuisine Alain Ducasse.
International hotel and tourism management school in Paris
Ideally located between the only Parisian campus (Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris - CIUP) and the Montsouris Park in Paris, AIM has consistently ranked among the best hospitality management schools. Future managers of leading hotels and luxury establishments of the world are trained through its Bachelor and MBA programs in hospitality management. Thanks to the school’s thoroughly modern design, students can enjoy the best possible learning environment. At the start of their studies at AIM, students receive an annual card allowing access to the CIUP library, the Campus Langues and a variety of sporting and extra-curricular activities. The card also entitles the holder to benefit from student rates at the CIUP university restaurant and cafeteria. Thanks to its program taught in English and its international outlook, AIM attracts students from all over the world, providing a multiculturalism that adds to the school’s rich cultural life and its solid reputation. This unique melting pot also allows students to develop lifetime human values such as solidarity, sharing, dialogue, and teamwork.
Organization of studies
The school offers three hospitality and tourism management training programs: Bachelor of Sciences (3 years), candidates who hold a high school diploma are eligible to apply, Bachelor of Arts, admission after a 2-year associate degree and MBA, admission after a 3-year degree. Discover all of the various educational pathways through the explanatory schema.
As students of AIM, you will benefit from an unparalleled level of expertise from our teachers: you can tell from the CVs below that most of them have held senior positions in international hotels or companies. Our teachers hold degrees from the best hospitality or tourism management schools and want to communicate and share their passion and worldwide expertise with our students by delivering courses enriched by their own real-life experiences in the industry. AIM is particularly keen to offer the best possible education while enriching it with case studies whenever applicable. This methodology prepares students for more effective internships and a more confident career start.
Life at AIM
AIM offers its students a thriving and supportive learning environment. In addition to benefiting from the many advantages offered by the CIUP, AIM ensures that its students enjoy studying at a state-of-the-art campus in the best possible learning environment. A quiet neighborhood, with a very large green space nearby and easy access to educational resources, all combine to create a perfect working environment for efficient and rewarding studies. AIM students benefit from free annual membership to the library: a membership card delivered at the start of the academic year gives them full access throughout the year. Located in the Cité Internationale Universitaire of Paris’s “Maison Internationale”, the Central Library contains huge collections with 50,000 books, 316,000 e-books, 1,900 periodicals (including 1,550 in electronic format) and 57 databases. It provides access to a range of services to help students with their university work:
- Online dictionaries and encyclopedias,
- Online French and international press,
- Internet access,
- On-site consultation,
- User training,
- Printing, photocopying, scanning, and binding of documents.
The Espace Langues, a multimedia self-learning center, provides facilities to improve in French, to learn 26 other languages, and to participate in conversation groups (French, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, etc.) For more information on library opening times and the Espace Langues, visit the Cité Internationale website.
Thanks to our academic approach to the labor market, AIM graduates receive job offers as soon as they have completed their studies and for some, even during the internships undertaken as part of the academic program.