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Specialized Master’s Degrees

We opened our M5 program several years ago in order to meet expectations in the International Hospitality Industry, a competitive and structured field that includes many large international groups constantly seeking senior executives who are apt to meet their requirements.


This program not only prepares students to work as true “Orchestra Conductors” who perfectly understand all the mechanics going into a company in Hospitality, but also teaches them how to manage in a complex, international and global framework.


  • Titre d’Etat français certifié niveau I
  • Total Credits : 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfert System)

Foundation Year **

Academic semester


ManagementMarketingHuman ResourcesPractical ManagementCorporate
Hotel LawWorld Tourism EconomyEconomie d'EntrepriseCompany EconomyIntroduction to the World
of Business
EnglishSpanish ,German or French as a foreign language NutritionWine VintagesProfessional CultureSelf-imageNegotiation techniquesCross-cultural ManagementF & B EnvironmentHotel EnvironmentProfessional
applications • Computer Sciences

• Operational internship in a company, in Europe or in a foreign country
• Duration: 4/5 months

For reference only*:
• In Europe: € 450 net per month, full board
• In Switzerland: CHF 2168.- gross per month


Master's Degree in International Hotel Management

Management 4

Semester 7 > Academic

Operational AuditorFinancial managementMarketingBusiness LawCorporate taxationComputer SciencesHuman Resource ManagementCompany StrategyHospitality and tourism strategyTourism EconomicsEnglish IVSpanish ,German or French as a foreign language IV • Foundation year internship report


Specialization Management 5

Semester 8 > Academic

Operational ManagementFinancial ManagementMarketing ManagementHuman Resource ManagementGeneral Company Policies •Technical and Professional • English • Vatel International Business Game • Final Thesis

Semester 9 > Management Training

•Specialized management training in a company

• Duration: 5/6 months

For reference only*:

• In Europe: € 500 net per month, full board

• In Switzerland: CHF 2168.- gross per month



Admission requirements :


In france

Baccalauréat +2/+3 additional studies**

In Belgium

Certificat de fin d'études secondaires
+3 additional studies**

In Spain

Bachillerato +3 additional studies**

In Switzerland

Maturité +3 additional studies**

In other countries

Undergraduate Degree**


**Students who have studied in the Hospitality branch for 3 years after High School can enter directly into Management 4 if their file is accepted.

English Proficiency: TOEFL 550 (213PC/80IBT) ou IELTS 5.5 (academic) + one-page personal essay or a cover letter written in English.

Duration of studies :

2 ½ years**



Training objective :

Acquiring analytic and decision-making methods, as well as practical managerial experience. Developing an open mind set on business in general in order to cultivate entrepreneurial qualities, especially in the fields of tourism and the international hospitality industry.

Title and Degrees awarded :

- Master's Degree in International Hotel Management / Directeur d'Hôtellerie internationale
State level I degree registered in the National Repertory of Professional Certifications by the April 5, 2012 by-law set forth by the French Minister of Labor, Employment and Health and published in the French Republic Official Journal on April 14, 2012.

Equivalent certifications

European or international agreements


•Master in Tourism Management, majoring in the International Hospitality Industry



•International Hotel Administration



•Hotel, Restaurant and Catering Management


• Professional Master's Degree


• Master degree in International Hotel Management


• European MBA in International Hotel Management


- MBA in International Hotel & Tourism Management
Degree awarded by Eurhodip



Programme Prépa

Foundation year programme

Whatever students had studied before joining Vatel, they will be faced with the realities of this profession as well as operational management in the Hospitality and Tourism industries. Students end their School year with an internship in Europe or in a foreign country.





Programme Management 4

Management Year 4 Programme

Little by little students acquire analytical and decision-making methods as well as experience as a manager, before concluding their School year with Management Training in a company.




Management Year 5 Programme

Management 5: Students study key strategic rules and then apply them to Hotel Management


For each subject studied, the student first reviews the broad strategic rules, and then studies a specific case of it’s application in large enterprises. Finally, he/she has the objective of applying these cases to the management of a hotel enterprise.


Luxury Goods Management • Paris (France)
Course in French

Luxury brand management is becoming more demanding as time goes by, though it remains an extremely buoyant economic sector. This profession isManagement du luxe looking for newly graduated students, who are attracted by this demanding universe, where know-how and people-oriented skills are key components to success. The Luxury Goods Management major trains future managers who will be ready to take over complete departments, who will be in charge of pathbreaking services, exclusive products and profitable markets for key clients and the privileged few in this area of the Hospitality Industry.
Taking this into account, the M5 year studies current and future trends, and of course does not neglect international management strategies.


Revenue Management • Lyon (France)
Course in French

E-BusinessRevenue Management has now become a necessity in hotel and tourism management. This new administrative method allows sales to be more correctly monitored and managed. It is a new way of managing pricing. A Revenue Manager works on understanding markets and optimizing revenues.
This specialization allows students to meet customer expectations, to anticipate their behavior and to affect their purchases with the goal of generating increased profits. This technique uses new communication and information systems without however playing down the quality of human relationships as well as fundamental values held by the Hospitality Industry.


Events Management • Nimes (France)
Course in French 
Events Management

The Events Management major targets students who are extremely motivated by communication and marketing, who are able not only to be creative, but also to do precise and exacting work when managing a team.
When choosing this major, they will be able to schedule, organize, lead and manageall activities linked to special events, however small or large they may be.
They will acquire knowledge in management, finance, marketing and human resources in order to analyze and propose a product that is perfectly in line with the event taking place.


Wine & Spirits Business Management • Bordeaux (France)
Course in English
Wine Business Management

The Wine Business Management specialization targets both students who would like to work in senior management of companies where wine is the main product as well as those who wish to acquire or perfect their knowledge in this field for personal reasons.
It includes three key modules:
• Wine basics: wine making techniques, knowledge of wine and jobs in this industry and language used in the wine making industry
• Management of wine related activities: marketing wine, selling wines and spirits products, management of the supply chain and purchasing
• Strategic and financial management techniques and innovation: strategic and financial analysis, innovation policies and IT systems, entrepreneurship.
Students can take this specialization either during their Foundation year or in Management 4.


Entrepreneurial Management • Marrakesh (Morocco)
Course in French and in English

Management entrepreneurialThe Entrepreneurial Management major trains professionals who understand issues linked to the entrepreneurial spirit in the Tourism and Hospitality field,who make the right decisions to
ensure their competitive advantage in the marketplace.
It includes the concept of corporate environment, identification of opportunities to be taken and threats to be avoided. It teaches how to spot strong points in a company that must be
consolidated as well as weak points that must be improved, how to detect the right solutions to weather an economic storm or a slump in activity. It teaches students how to manage a
team that will get the required work done within a given deadline, how to create, launch or take over an activity in the Hospitality Industry.


American Hospitality Management and International Business • Los Angeles (USA)
Course in English
American Hospitality Management

The American Hospitality Management and International Business major teaches students the Anglo-Saxon management methods that are driven by results and understanding of new technologies. It gives them the tools that are required for a career as an international leader in the Hospitality industry anywhere in the world. This program was designed in a way that allows students to think out-of-the-box and become decision-makers: leadership and
entrepreneurship, business management, strategic marketing, new trends in the Hospitality industry, etc.


Resort Management • Mauritius
Courses in French and in EnglishResorts Management

The Resort Management major trains senior executives in the international hospitality industry to work in companies that include, outside of traditional hotels and restaurants: spas, golf courses, leisure activities, theme parks, etc.
Managing a resort means understanding and controlling a highly complex organization whose constraints are often heightened by its location (in a desert, a savanna, on an island, in the heart of a big city, etc.). This major teaches students to understand operational, financial and strategic logic pertaining to each type of entity. They will be required to work in a “handson” way for marketing or human resource missions with professional partners.


Human Resources Management and Training • Martigny (Switzerland)
Course in EnglishHuman Resources Management and Training

The Human Resources Management and Training major teaches students to establish strategies in human resources. Its objective is to better understand the theories that HR Management is based on, to study the tools used, to analyze critical situations while being able to suggest solutions for complex problems. Students will also gain knowledge in hiring procedures as well as how to develop training programs in the Hospitality branch which will allow them to retain their most talented personnel and ensure a highly performing organization.



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