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MBA Specializations in International Hotel Management

In response to the emergence of new professions in the international hotel industry, Vatel has put in place 10 specialisation programs, each corresponding to a specific career plan.

International Hotel Management
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.

It is in the 4th year that the student has a choice of 10 specialisations for the 5th year

LUXURY BRAND MANAGEMENT • PARIS (FRANCE)
COURSES IN FRENCH
Luxury brand management is becoming increasingly complex as time goes by, though it remains an extremely buoyant economic sector. This profession is looking for recent graduates, who are attracted by this demanding universe, where know-how and people-oriented skills are key components to success. The Luxury Brand Management specialization 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)
COURSES IN FRENCH
Revenue Management and strategies included in this function are very important in hospitality and tourism industry. The goal is to optimize turnover and profitability by working on different leverage effects, which require strategy and tactical skills. Revenue Managers must have extensive knowledge of the market, client segments, the hotel’s marketing mix, distribution, as well as being extremely proactive.

INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRITS MANAGEMENT • BORDEAUX (FRANCE)
COURSES IN ENGLISH
The International Wine & Spirits Management specialization targets students aiming to work in senior management in hotels and gourmet restaurants, where a great wine list can really make a difference, as well as those who want to work in wine and spirits management without forgetting those who want to complete their knowledge for personal reasons.

This specialization is divided into four main axes:
• Technical knowledge of wine and spirits: oenology courses leading to levels 2 and 3 of the WSET diploma (Wine and Spirit Educational Trust diploma)
• Wine-related management activities: sales and marketing for wines and spirits, supplychain management, procurement, wine tourism, strategic and financial analysis, innovation and IT system management and entrepreneurship
• Strong relationships with professional fields: technical and managerial workshops, professional tours of vineyards, visits to wine merchants and specialized boutiques are also included in this specialization
• High level research experts and professional instructors, most of whom are of Anglo-Saxon origin

EVENTS MANAGEMENT • NIMES (FRANCE)
COURSES IN FRENCH
The Events Management specialization 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 specialization, they will be able to schedule, organize, lead and manage all 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.

SALES & E-MARKETING MANAGEMENT • BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)
COURSES IN ENGLISH
In the past ten years, changes in new technologies have impacted consumers’ purchasing habits as well as the way they see brands. The hospitality and tourism fields are no exception to this rule and hotel and tourism managers have to take another look at their marketing strategies, brand
name targets and distribution of their products and services through today’s new medias. This specialization allows students to pinpoint and adapt to current trends, to anticipate new ones using different themes: e-marketing, negotiations and promotional announcements, new media
management and social networking... applied not only to the hospitality industry but also to tourism.

ENTREPRENEURIAL MANAGEMENT • MARRAKESH (MOROCCO)
COURSES IN FRENCH AND IN ENGLISH
The Entrepreneurial Management specialization 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)
COURSES IN ENGLISH
The American Hospitality Management and International Business specialization 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 ENGLISH
The Resort Management specialization 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 specialization teaches students to understand operational, financial and strategic logic pertaining to each type of entity. They will be required to work in a “hands-on” way for marketing or human resource missions with professional partners.

TALENT MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT • MARTIGNY (SWITZERLAND)
COURSES IN FRENCH OR IN ENGLISH
The Talent Management and Development specialization tackles challenges that the hospitality and tourism management fields will face in the near future. Getting the best from your employees, changing individual problems into group strengths, adapting your managerial style to different people and situations are just a few of the key areas that this specialization covers, with the goal of enhancing customer satisfaction and thus financial success for hotels and restaurants.

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE MANAGEMENT - LONDON (UK)
COURSES IN ENGLISH
Against the backdrop of economic crisis and with geopolitical tensions in many parts of the world, it is essential for the leisure and hospitality sector to build strong economical models capable of resisting heavy blows. This responsibility can not only be borne by a CEO or CFO, but must be carried by every manager willing to evaluate in a company. This specialization will enable student to understand better the financial stakes and issues guiding companies’ strategies. Students will become actors of change capable of striking the balance between profitability and customer satisfaction and/or become company owners capable of facing challenging environments. Our students will cover topics such as: budgeting and forecasting, cash management, measuring performance, company valuation, capital budgeting, revenue management as operational leverage…

CONTACT VATEL
VATEL PARIS
Delphine Selinger
Ph. +33 (0)1 42 26 20 27
VATEL LYON
Lionel Demoment
Ph. +33 (0)4 78 38 42 93
VATEL NIMES
Elisabeth CRES
Ph. +33 (0)4 66 62 57 03
VATEL BORDEAUX
Carine Sauvey
Ph. +33 (0)5 56 01 01 75
OPEN DAYS/STUDENT FAIRS BACHELOR’S DEGREE
équivalent Bac +3
POSTGRADUATE DEGREE
équivalent Bac +5

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