VATEL Bordeaux - International Business School - Hotel, Tourism, Wine & Spirits Management


Created more than 35 years ago, VATEL is the first and largest group of hotel management schools in the world with more than 40 campuses on 4 different continents. More than 7,000+ students are studying and training their future operational and executive skills to become one of the 33,000+ graduates.

Thanks to a proven teaching methodology alternating management courses and professional practice, VATEL is internationally renowned by the senior and middle management of the most prestigious hotel chains for the quality and professionalism of the “Vatelien” graduates. VATEL, International Business School specialized in Hotel & Tourism Management is a path to international careers in the booming sector of the tourism industry by keeping close and friendly relationships with the hospitality industry in order to stick to their current and future needs for highly qualified junior managers.

VATEL delivers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that are recognized by the French Ministry of Labor, Employment, and Health. Benefiting from a worldwide network of internship in some of the most prestigious and glamorous hotel chains and restaurants, VATEL accompanies their student in the building of their professional profile, internationally focused career and future successes.

VATEL Bordeaux

Created in 1994 in the heart of the wine merchant district, VATEL Bordeaux is the culmination of more than 40 years experience professionals, across the globe, from two partners among the best in the hospitality and tourism industries. VATEL Bordeaux provides their students with a tailor-made and dedicated tool to high-value education in the hospitality, tourism and wine & spirits fields.

New campus 2015 under tradition & innovation sign

VATEL Bordeaux is proud to announce the grand opening of its new campus on the 28th of September 2015. VATEL is now proposing a unique feature in Bordeaux to become a world renown expert in hospitality, tourism, wine & spirits :

    • School: 8 fully equipped classrooms with state-of-the-art technology (digital classrooms)
    • Accommodation: A 4* themed and charmful Boutique Hotel with 12 deluxe rooms and suites along with 6 high-class apartments
  • Gastronomy: A “Wine & Flavours of the World” themed restaurant with 80 seat capacity
  • Wine & Spirits: A Wine & Spirits lounge bar and a professional wine tasting room in-house
  • Banquet and events: A banquet room with a panoramic terrace offering a unique view of the Garonne river
  • Conference center: 4 conference rooms equipped for video-conferencing
  • Services: A physical and digital library and media center, an internship department, a student housing service and a student affairs department

Bandeau 2Bandeau 1 The initiator of the Vatel International Business Game, VATEL Bordeaux was awarded by professionals in the hospitality industry as “Best Educational Innovation” by the MKG Hospitality group.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French

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This school also offers:

Bachelor’s Degree in International Hotel Management

Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 France Bordeaux

In an international environment, mastering managerial, team-leading and management techniques. Developing professional, legal, economic and linguistic abilities with the goal of being an operational manager in a company. [+]

Duration of studies:

3 years

Course Structure:


Academic Semester (6 months): alternating basic of management and professional practice (5 sessions of 2 weeks) Internship Semester: 4 months (minimum) in France


Academic Semester (6 months): alternating advance management and professional practice (5 sessions of 2 weeks) Internship Semester: 4 months (minimum) International Marco Polo Student Exchange program: Possibility to join one the 31 other Vatel Schools for a complete 2nd year overseas to gain international exposure


Academic Semester (6 months): alternating advance management and professional practice Professional practice: Possibility to join the entrepreneurship module replacing the professional practice, possibility to become Assistant Director at Vatel Hotel and Restaurant (Management of the department and management of 1st and 2nd-year students) Admission requirements: In France: Baccalauréat In Belgium: Certificat de fin d’études secondaires In Spain: Bachillerato In Switzerland: Maturité In other countries: High School diploma, A Level or University Entry Exam Language proficiency requirements: Program taught in French: DELF B2 Program taught in English: IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL iBT 80 / Cambridge CPE B2, CAE B2, FCE Grade B Educational goals: ... [-]

Location address
4 Cours du Medoc
Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, 33000 FR