Bond University’s School of Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management has signed an agreement with ESSEC, France – one of the world’s leading business schools – providing exchange and internship opportunities for its students.
The relationship will allow postgraduate Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management (HRTM) students to attend a semester abroad in Paris, enrolled in ESSEC’s prestigious MBA in Hospitality Management; while students from ESSEC will spend a semester at Bond University on exchange.
ESSEC is consistently ranked in the top two business schools in France and in 2009 it was named best in the world for graduate placement success by the US-based Financial Times.
Head of the School of HRTM, Professor Elizabeth Roberts (pictured), knows the qualities of ESSEC first-hand, having taught there as a Visiting Professor through the school’s affiliation with the Cornell Hotel School, where she was on faculty for 16 years.
Professor Roberts says the Memorandum of Understanding between the institutions represents a tremendous opportunity for Bond students to study at one of the world’s top business schools.
"The ESSEC Business School is widely regarded as the premier postgraduate business institution in France, given the rigour of its curriculum, the prestige of the academic staff, and the demand for its graduates by leading international firms.
“The ESSEC MBA in Hospitality Management is recognised as the European leader in the postgraduate hotel management education sector, and there are tremendous synergies between ESSEC and Bond University with regard to student-centred learning, commitment to academic excellence, and graduate outcomes,” she said.
For more information on the Bond University School of Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management and the exchange opportunities with ESSEC, visit www.bond.edu.au/hrtm.