Bachelor in International Hotel Management


Program Description

With the Bachelor in International Hotel Management, you are qualified to hold operational management positions in the international hotel and tourism industries. During these 3 years of schooling, Vatel students:

  • acquire professional, legal, economic and fundamental linguistic knowledge for their field;
  • learn managerial techniques and team-leading skills.

These future managers in the international hospitality industry tackle concrete and operational professional realities throughout the curriculum:

  • They have real clients in Vatel’s restaurants and application hotels.
  • During their practical application weeks, students from senior classes manage younger ones: they all work together in real management conditions.
  • They perfect their skills in their internships.
  • Their courses are given by professors as well as professionals in the hospitality and tourism industries.


12 months distributed over three years, in hotels from 3 to 5 stars selected by Vatel. The practices are structured as follows:

  • 1st year of study: Accommodation and Reception (4 months, from May to August) in a 4 or 5-star hotel.
  • 2nd year of study: Rooms and Reception (4 months, from May to August) preferably in a hotel in an English-speaking country.
  • 3rd year of study: Intermediate Jefaturia (6 months, from March to August) in a hotel anywhere in the world.


Year 1

Semester 1

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources Computer Science
  • Company Economics
  • Professional Culture
  • Self-image
  • Hygiene and Safety
  • Nutrition
  • Wine
  • Hotel Visits
  • French Language
  • Chinese Language
  • F&B Environment
  • Hospitality Environment
  • Professional Practices

Semester 2

  • Hotel Internship (6 months)

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources Computer Sciences
  • Legal Culture
  • Economy of Tourism
  • Economic Environment
  • Current Events in the Hospitality Industry
  • Oral Communication
  • Nutrition
  • Worldwide Wine
  • French Language
  • Chinese Language
  • Professional Practices
  • Bachelor Year 1 Internship Report

Semester 2

  • Hotel Internship (6 months)

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Cost
  • Control Marketing
  • Human Resources Taxation
  • Computer Sciences
  • Career Project
  • Multicultural Management
  • Hospitality Sales
  • Wine, Beer, and Spirits
  • Geopolitics
  • Tourism and Travelling
  • Negotiation
  • Chinese Language
  • French Language
  • Managerial Experience
  • Bachelor Year 2 Internship Report

Semester 2

  • Hotel Internship (6 months)

Marco Polo Program

Those who want to have a career in the hospitality and tourism industries must have an international and cross-cultural outreach. Keeping this in mind, Vatel gives students the opportunity to spend the 2nd year in a different Vatel school, located in any part of the world.

With this program, students can:

  • discover a new country
  • experience a new culture
  • learn an additional foreign language

while continuing their hotel management studies with our curriculum. Vatel schools throughout the world have the same educational programs: students thus continue their courses abroad before going back to their home school for their third Bachelor year.

The Marco Polo year is then validated by the students’ host school. To increase their experience in the international hospitality industry, Vatel recommends that students extend their stay with an internship in their host countries.

A program awarded Best Innovation in an Educational Program

The Marco Polo program has been granted by the international hospitality professionals the Best Innovation in an Educational Program Award at the Worldwide Hospitality Awards.

A recognition expressed by those who recruit Vatel interns and Vatel alumni throughout the world.

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Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma or A-Level equivalents;
  • IELTS 5.0;
  • Motivation letter (200 words in English);
  • Pass the interview;
  • Must be over 18 years old (for foreign students).

Admission's Procedure

  1. Contact
    You contact the Vatel Campus of your choice (at a forum, by internet, by email, etc.).
  2. Application
    You send your completed application form and all other documents requested back to the school.
  3. Evaluation
    The school will study your file, and should you be admissible, you will be invited to the next entrance exam.
  4. Entrance Exam
    You take the entrance exam at the school you would like to attend.
  5. Results
    You will receive your results within a few days.
  6. Validation
    Your admission will be validated after an interview with the school director of the school you would like to attend.


International Fee Schedule

Year Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Registration RMB 1,000
Tuition Fee RMB 58,000 RMB 58,000 RMB 58,000
Uniform RMB 3,000
Estimated Textbooks, Materials Fee, Tie and Name Badge RMB 2,000 RMB 1,800 RMB 1,500
Total RMB 64,000 RMB 59,800 RMB 59,500

The above fee is excluding food and accommodation. Single accommodation for sharing apartment is around RMB 2,000 per room per month. All the rooms are equipped with air – conditioning, 24 hours hot water, Wi-Fi access, water dispenser, and 24-hour staff on duty. Electricity, water, and Wi-Fi bills are not included in the Accommodation Fee. Bed linens packs are provided in the room and no extra fee charged for that.

Meals are not included in the fee. RMB 2,000/month should be allowed as a basic living standard in Suzhou, China, with the assumption students will have three meals per day in the students’ canteen.

Other costs (Approximate): Medical check RMB 600, residence deposit RMB 3000/year. These amounts are payable to a local hospital and police bureau directly. The amounts are approximate, based on 2015 charges, and may change in accordance with government policy. Estimated health insurance is RMB 600 per year or another insurance package available.

Prices are subject to change and we reserve the right to change this information at any time.

(Please contact us for scholarship discount offers)

Last updated Apr 2020

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