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Directeur d'Hôtellerie Internationale(1)
European MBA in Hotel & Tourism(2)


* Vatel’s 5-week Passerelle program is designed to enable students with a bachelor’s degree in management to acquire the skills and knowledge in hospitality and restaurant services management to continue their schooling with a Vatel MBA, while optimizing their previous knowledge.

(1) Level 7 at RNCP. (2) Eurhodip level EQF 7 qualification

Admission requirements

Undergraduate Degree**
** Students without any prior knowledge of the hospitality industry must take the Vatel's 5-week Passerelle program.
English Proficiency: TOEFL 580 (90 IBT) or IELTS 6.0 (academic) + one-page personal essay or a cover letter written in English.

Training objective

Acquiring analytical and decision-making methods, as well as practical managerial experience. Developing an open mindset on business in general in order to cultivate entrepreneurial qualities, especially in tourism and the international hospitality industry.

Dot MBA year 1


Step by step, students acquire analytical and decision-making methods as well as managerial experience.

Semester 1 > Academic & practical

• Operational Auditing • Financial Management • Marketing • Business Law • Corporate Taxation • Computer Science • Human Resource Management • Corporate Strategy • Hospitality and Tourism Strategy • Tourism Economics • Foreign Language I: French • Foreign Language II: Spanish

Semester 2 > Management Training

• Management training in a company
• Duration: 4 months

Stipend for guidance only* :
• In Europe: € 500 per month, full board

Dot MBA year 2


Students study key strategic rules and then apply them to Hotel Management.

Students may choose an MBA specialization for their second year. In this case, Semester 2 is academic and Semester 3 targets management training applied to that specialization.

Semester 3 > Academic & practical

• Operational Management • Financial Management • Marketing Management • Human Resource Management • General Company Policies • Technical and Professional French • Vatel International Business Game • Final Thesis

Semester 4 > Management Training

• Management training in a company
• Duration: 5/6 months

Stipend for guidance only* :
• In Europe: € 500 per month, full board

*These internship conditions are for guidance only. They are not binding and may change from one internship to another, depending on the host country.


1 You contact the Vatel Campus of your choice (at a forum, by internet, by email, etc.).

2 You send your completed application form and all other documents requested back to the school.

3 The school will study your file, and should you be admissible, will invite you to the next entrance exam.

4 You take the entrance exam in the school you would like to attend.

5 You will receive your results within a few days.

6 Your admission will be validated after an interview with the school director of the school you would like to attend.

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