VATEL Hotel and Tourism Business School - Bordeaux


VATEL Hotel and Tourism Business School - Bordeaux

Study in English, Live in France!

VATEL Hotel and Tourism Business School - Bordeaux
Opened in 1994, Vatel Bordeaux host and trains over 700 students. Located in the historical Chartrons district, Vatel has facilities of nearly 33,000 square feet, with classroom, a 4* hotel, a lounge bar and a themed “Global Tastes and Wines” restaurant called: Les Tables Vatel. Vatel Bordeaux is expanding and a second campus, “Les Halles”, has just opened in Ocober 2018 to reinforce development and educational innovation. The “Les Halles” campus is located across from the “Cité du Vin”, in the heart of an urban island that includes a public market, a 27,000-square foot space targeting French southwestern gastronomy where regional producers sell their produce and offer wine tasting This year, Vatel group was honored as the "Best School Award" by the Worldwide Hospitality Awards.
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Vatel Bordeaux: in summary


Bordeaux the city:

  • Listed on the Unesco World Heritage
  • 2018 : ‘L’Intercontinental - Le Grand Hôtel’, elected “best hotel in France”during the ‘World Travel Awards.’
  • 2017: Voted the world’s “best city to visit” by the Lonely Planet
  • 2017: Named “Top Tourism Destination” by the Los Angeles Times
  • 7 million tourists in 2017
  • 2016: “2nd Best Worldwide Destination” by the New York Times
  • 2015: Named European Best Destination
  • 1 hour from the Atlantic Ocean, 2 hours from Paris, 3 hours from Spain by land
  • 20 minutes from the world’s best vineyards and wineries
Welcome to Vatel Bordeaux


MBA in International Hotel Management

Educational goals:

Acquiring analytic and decision-making methods, as well as practical managerial experience. Developing an open mind set on business in general in order to cultivate entrepreneurial qualties, especially in the fields of tourism and the international hospitality industry.

Title and Degrees awarded:

  • MBA in International Hotel Management (French State Certified Degree Level I)
  • European MBA Degree in International Hotel Management awarded by Eurhodip

Length of studies: 2 years

Total number of credits: 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)

Program process:

MBA year 1: Step by step students acquire analytical and decision-making methods as well as experience as a manager

MBA year 2: Students key strategic rules and then apply them to Hotel Management

MBA in International Wine & Spirits Management

Educational goals:

This MBA is designed to provide you with management courses applied to this specific and international industry supplemented by real knowledge of Wine and Spirits through a variety of hands-on events with professionals (conferences, wine tours, tasting sessions, workshops, etc)

Title and Degrees awarded:

  • MBA in International Hotel Management (French State Certified Degree Level I)
  • European MBA Degree in International Wine & Spirits Management awarded by Eurhodip
  • Award in Wine & Spirits Level II - Wine & Spirits Education Trust
  • Award in Wines Level III - Wine & Spirits Education Trust

Based around 4 axes:

  • Technical knowledge of wine and spirits
  • Wine-related management activities
  • Strong relationships with the profession
  • High level research experts and professional instructors

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry:

Bachelor's degree in Hotel & Tourism Management or Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, or Commerce including a six-month international internship in the tourism or hospitality fields

Passerelle or Foundation year program:

According to your profile, you will need to register for these programs in order to be admitted to the MBA

To take courses in English:

Equivalent to CEFR B2/C1: IELTS 6.0 (academic) or TOEFL iBT 90, Cambridge CPE B2, CAE B2 or FCE Grade B

To take courses in French:

Equivalent to CEFR B2: DELF / TCF B2 (minimum), DALF C1 (recommended)

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