Bachelor in International Hotel Management

Vatel Switzerland - International Business School Hotel & Tourism Management

Program Description

Bachelor in International Hotel Management

Vatel Switzerland - International Business School Hotel & Tourism Management

Bachelor in International Hotel Management

Today, the hospitality and tourism industry is cosmopolitan and globalized, and therefore scouts for trained and qualified personnel.

The Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management programme's objective is to train students for operational and administrative management positions. The programme combines cutting edge management science with traditional know-how in international hotel and restaurant management. Students are expected to participate actively in every phase of this highly internationalized and multicultural academic program, and course work is reinforced through immediate application of knowledge in practical settings.

Consisting of a fixed curriculum of required courses, students alternate course work with practical situations in which they have the opportunity to apply and test what they have learnt in real hotels and restaurants. In their last year, students increase their academic classes and practical periods are mainly in administrative departments such as marketing, PR, Communication, Cost control, Events...

Competitive fee structure

Students who hold a Swiss or EU passport are entitled to special tuition fees on Vatel Switzerland's campus.

Course structure

Hospitality Management Year 1
Students are introduced to marketing, human resources, management, and professional culture. At school, they gain experience in the restaurant, in culinary arts in the kitchens, learn the constraints banquets have, deal with unexpected events at the Front Desk, etc.

Hospitality Management Year 2

while continuing to acquire theoretical knowledge with new subjects such as Corporate Law and Tourist Economics, students begin their managerial training. As a part of their practical application courses, they manage 1st year students, while being managed themselves by 3rd year students. They gain confidence and become aware of hierarchy in the workplace. Students also have the possibility of applying for the Marco Polo Program in their 2nd year.

Hospitality Management Year 3

Students now have legal, economic, and linguistic knowledge and have managed teams at hotels and at school. This year they increase their analytical capacities, use all of their knowledge, design strategies and makes their first decisions

Marco Polo Exchange Programme

Vatel offers students the possibility of opening up to the world by spending a study year in any other of the Vatel school around the globe. It is an excellent way to discover a new country, adapt to a new culture and learn another foreign language.


The Career and Internships Officer who is in charge of the operational and management internships conducts sessions to assess your profile and advise you on your career options based on your performance and motivation. Vatel also invites HR departments from selected top hotel properties to come and introduce themselves so that students have the opportunity to meet and discuss with them about their career prospects after school.


100% of the graduates are recruited in the year following the end of their studies at Vatel. 75% of the graduates with a Bachelor degree get an indefinite working contract directly after finishing school. They secure jobs of middle management levels in hospitality chains or private properties:

  • Assistant Front Office Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Assistant Housekeeping Manager
  • Sales Executive
  • Cost Controller
  • Marketing assistant
  • Guest Relations Officer...

You have the liberty to choose the language and place in which to follow the Vatel program

5 languages, 30 campuses to learn anywhere in the world!

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 28, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2018
3 years
Full time
Switzerland - Martigny
Start date: Feb. 2018
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Feb. 2018
Switzerland - Martigny
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