Bachelor's degree in International Hotel Management


Program Description

Goal: Being introduced to management through the association of theoretical aspects and professional experience.

In an international environment, students learn

  • Management techniques, tools and team-leading;
  • How to develop their professional, legal, economic and linguistic abilities with the goal of being an operational manager in a company.

The International Hotel Management program is addressed to candidates who have successfully completed High School studies and its final aim is to train future professionals in Operational Management in any hotel department. The duration of the program is 3 years and includes 12 months of intern­ship in three to five-star hotels in Spain as well as world­wide. Students will acquire experience associated with the reality of their future profession, develop teamwork aptitudes and gain experience in their desired future en­vironment.


VATEL Degree certified by the French State

Initial career opportunities:
Operational management positions in any hotel department.

Duration of studies:
3 years

12 months distributed in three years, in 3 to 5 star hotels selected by Vatel in the following areas: Housekeeping & Front Office, Service & Kitchen and Mid­dle Management.

English (non native English speaking students must have B2 level in English).


  • To hold a High School Certificate or equivalent*
  • To pass the Vatel admission exams.

*Foreign students will be requested a certificate from the school where the student attended high school or equivalent, entitling the holder to pursue higher education in the country of origin.


Registration Fee 1st Year: € 1,890
Registration Fee 2nd Year
: € 710
Registration Fee 3rd Year*: € 710
Annual Academic Fees**: € 9,590

*Single payment without refund
**Annual payment without refund

Payment in advance: 2% discount (applicable on academic fees).
Deferred payment: up to 10 installments, interest free.

Application process

  1. Candidates must fill in the online applica­tion form, with all requested information.
  2. After evaluating all applications, Vatel Ma­drid will invite successful candidates to do the on­line admission exam and have an interview.
  3. Candidates confirm the date when they will be able to take the online admission exams and in­terview.
  4. Candidates will be informed about the re­sults seven days after the Admission Exam.
  5. Candidates will be officially enrolled once administrative procedure and payment have been completed.

What you will learn

  • Management: To acquire the vocabulary and basic con­cepts. To understand the practical aspect of management.
  • Marketing: To understand the basics of marketing princi­ples and their application.
  • Computer Science: To discover the world of the Internet and apply the Office tools in hotel management.
  • Business Economics: To understand the concept of busi­ness and its place in the economic environment.
  • Professional Culture: To understand the art of the profes­sion. To awake curiosity and stimulate the taste for what surrounds us, the gastronomy among other aspects.
  • Initiation to Food & Beverage: To acquire general knowl­edge of the Restaurant industry.
  • Housekeeping: To explain the operation of a department closely related to hotel guests’ comfort, and the impor­tance of control in this key department.
  • Human Resources: To learn the basic principles which govern Human Resource Management.
  • Professional Image: To learn to manage one’s image, be aware of yourself, to work on self-esteem and recognize while respecting others.
  • Nutrition: To know the importance of nutrition in any type of business, how to prepare, cook, serve food and drinks. To develop balanced menus taking into account the recommended nutritional intake for each person.
  • Enology: To bring the wine world to students, be able to recognize different types of wine, processing, wine-tast­ing wine pairing and serving.
  • French, German or Chinese: To acquire a working level of the language so that you can communicate efficiently and effectively in any international context
  • Practical Application: To apply theoretical knowledge acquired in class in the different hotel operational de­partments.
  • Revenue Management: To provide crucial knowledge, techniques and terminology to maximize revenue and hotel profits while achieving greater profitability.
Last updated May 2020

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