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Bachelor's Degree in
International
Hotel Management (Top Up)

Bachelor’s Degree in International Hotel Management (Top Up)

About VATEL International Business School Hotel & Tourism Management

Founded in 1981 in Paris, France, Vatel is today firmly established as one of the world’s leading hotel schools with the mission to develop future senior managers of the hospitality and tourism industry. There are 24 Vatel centres throughout the world delivering the same courses to 5000 students based on the right balance between theoretical university courses and professional experience. This tried and tested concept has the approbation of the professional world as a panel comprising the highest ranking representatives of the international hospitality industry awarded Vatel in 2003 with the Worldwide Hospitality Award for the Best Training Program, and again in 2010 for the Best Professional Success and Best Educational Innovation. IFOP (French Institute of Public Opinion) also ranked Vatel as the top school in Europe for hotel and tourism in 2007. Vatel has achieved a graduates’ employment rate of 90%! This in part is due to the valuable industry network of over 20,000 Vatelians working in the most prestigious hotels around the world. Vatel is truly the gateway into global hospitality, tourism and luxury careers.

Introduction

The Bachelor’s Degree in International 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.

The faculty strives to attain outrivaled teaching standards by pushing back the boundaries in their respective disciplines and course work complements practical training, cultural and technical seminars. 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 while attending the Bachelor’s Degree in International Hotel Management programme.

Top Up Bachelor’s Degree

Students have all basic knowledge required. Students then are ready to begin team management, right in School. They develop their analytical capacities, using the wealth of knowledge they now have, devise strategies and the take their first steps in making decisions. These experiences, in the framework of upcoming practical applications, allow them to begin Management Training in a company without any stress.

Industrial Attachment

Each student will again go through a six month industrial attachment at hotels. This is yet another opportunity to display the learning evidences not only in class but also in practical performance. During and before finishing the industrial attachment, each intern will be evaluated to determine the extent of learning and qualifications of such intern. The student is expected to gain the confidence to be fully employed after this stage.

Awarding Body

  • VATEL International Business School Hotel & Tourism Management, France

Entry Requirements to Bachelor’s Degree in International Hotel Management (Top Up)

Minimum Age 19
Language Requirement Attainment of TOEFL 500(173 PC), IELTS 5.0, or equivalent
Academic Requirement Completed Bachelor’s Degree in International Hotel Management (Year 2) or
SDH Advanced Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management, or
SDH Advanced Diploma in Events Management, or
Advanced Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management studies by 4-Year EduTrust Certified PEIs (Such as SHATEC); or
Completion of 2 years recognised Bachelor’s Degree in the same field)
Work Experience 6-months Internship / work experience in the Hospitality and Tourism sector

Mode of Delivery

  • Classroom-based Lectures, Tutorials, Discussions and/or Research

Assessment Methods

  • Written Assignments, Examinations plus Project / Industrial Attachment

Graduation Requirements

  • Obtained a passing mark of 40% in all examinable module.
  • To obtain at least 2.0 GPA

Progression Pathway

  • Students who complete the Bachelors Degree in International Hotel Management (Top Up) are able to enroll in MBA in International Hotel Management awarded by Vatel International Business School Hotel & Tourism Management, France.

Course Duration

  • Full-time:      6 months
  • Part-time:     6 months
  • Industrial Attachment: (6 months)

Maximum Candidature Period

  • Full-time: 24 months.
  • Part-time: 24 months.

Next available intake(s)

  • The intake for the Full-time program is three times a year.
    1. 1st intake: March period
    2. 2nd intake: July period
    3. 3rd intake: November period
  • The intake for the Part-time program is currently not available.

Introduction to Cost Control (50 hours)

This module helps students to understand how costs occur and to master budget management. Students will be able to ensure the follow-up of the results in an operational department.

Marketing III (24 hours)

This module helps students to master and implement actions that a hotel has to impact the market. Students will know how to design a coherent and efficient market mix through comprehension of product, price, distribution and sales policies.

Human Resources III (24 hours)

This module develops knowledge in human resources and rouses curiosity in students to be able to search for legal information on human resources in the hospitality industry.

Taxation (24 hours)

This module helps students in understanding fiscal obligations a hotel has and knowing how to draw up a budget that includes all the various social contributions a hotel or a restaurant makes.

IT Applications III (24 hours)

This module helps students to be able to build spreadsheet tools and data base management systems which help an organisation’s activity as well as the decision-making process for the manager. This module also gives an introduction to data base analysis.

Career Project (10 hours)

This module enables students to present a relevant professional application compared with the students’ skills and profile. Students will be able to introduce themselves, highlighting skill sets and writing a resume and a cover letter.

Multicultural Management (24 hours)

This module helps students to understand cultural notions and their consequences in managerial situations. Students are able to implement tools and cultural determinants in order to approach differences and manage an international team. Students also can learn how to overcome stereotypes.

Public Relations and Advertising (24 hours)

This module helps students to understand the different internal and external communication levers. Students are able to implement communication tools in a local market or an international one. An introduction to advertising creations will be covered in this module as well.

Geopolitics (10 hours)

This module enables students to have an extensive knowledge of the global political situation.

Wine, Beer and Spirits (10 hours)

This module gives an introduction to marketing and sale of wine and spirits. Students will be able to know the circuits and distribution strategies in the beer, wine and spirits industry, know how to develop a sales strategy for wine and spirits in restaurant services, to use digital communication methods to sell wine and spirits and roll out a wine tourism development strategy.

Tourism and Travelling (24 hours)

This module gives a deep knowledge of the breadth of the tourism industry and global trends to students. Students will know how to identify the main touristic zones and highlight how tourism is changing.

Negotiations (24 hours)

This module enables students to know how negotiating works in order to be able to negotiate in all domains of the professional life (commercial relationships, managerial situations and social situations).

Business Communication III (50 hours)

This module helps students to increase and master professional vocabulary linked with management and marketing. At the end of this module, students should be able to demonstrate confident interpersonal communication in an eloquent manner. Students should also be able to analyse situations and apply the most effective communication method for each situation.

French III (30 hours)

This module helps students to increase and master professional vocabulary linked with management, marketing and economic press.

Managerial Experience (8 weeks)

This module helps students to have practical skills on managerial experience and prepares them for both the working life and industrial attachment.

Industrial Attachment (6 months)

Each student will go through a six-month industrial attachment. This is yet another opportunity to display the learning evidences not only in class but also in practical performance. During and before the finishing the industrial attachment, each intern will be evaluated to determine the extent of learning and qualifications of such intern. The student is expected to gain the confidence to be fully employed after this stage.

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