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:

MBA’s Degree in International Hotel Management

Campus Full time 18 - 30 months November 2019 France Bordeaux

Acquiring analytic 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 the fields of the international hospitality industry. [+]

Admission requirements: In France: Baccalauréat +2/+3 additional studies** In Belgium: Certificat de fin d’études secondaires +3 additional studies** In Spain: Bachillerato +3 additional studies** In Switzerland: Maturité +3 additional studies**

In other countries: Undergraduate Degree**

Language proficiency: For English courses: IELTS 6.0 (academic), TOEFL iBT 90, Cambridge CPE B2/CAE B2 / FCE Grade B For French courses: DELF B2 (minimum) or DALF C1 (recommended) Duration of studies:

18 months* to 30 months **

Students who have studied in the Hospitality branch for 3 years after High School can enter directly into the MBA's degree program if their application is accepted. ** Students who graduated from a different major than Hospitality will enter the Foundation Year prior to the MBA's degree program. The Foundation Year aims at giving the operational and managerial background that is compulsory to become an efficient senior manager. Training objective: ... [-]

MBA in International Wine & Spirits Management

Campus Full time 18 - 30 months November 2019 France Bordeaux

That unique 18-month program is dedicated to students willing to work on the international stage in the wine & spirits industry. Taught 100% in English, the program was designed based on professional current expectations and future employment trends. [+]

That unique VATEL program delivers 3 degrees accrediting the knowledge, know-how, and expertise in the wine & spirits fields:

MBA's degree in International Hotel Management (French Ministry Certification level I) MBA in International Wine & Spirits Business Management (Eurhodip Association) Awards in Wines and Spirits (WSET Level 2 & 3)

=> The most booming activities in the vineyards are based on the creation of additional revenue such as welcoming guests (wine tourism), hosting them (accommodation), feeding them (food & beverage) and taking care of their wellness (spa)

=> Accreditation of your abilities and skills to work as senior managers in the expanding industry of wine & spirits... [-]

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