TO PREPARE FOR THE MBA

DEPENDING ON YOUR BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE

Vatel Bordeaux offers students the opportunity to continue their studies with its graduate programs, no matter what their background is.

1. FOUNDATION YEAR

For students holding a two-year Diploma degree (in any major)

Location of Vatel Bordeaux in France

LOCATION

Courses taught on our campuses in Bordeaux (France)

Languages for our Hospitality & Tourism programs in Vatel Bordeaux

LANGUAGES

English or French

Duration of our programs at Vatel Bordeaux

DURATION

1 year

CREDITS

60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)

Number of credits depending the programs at Vatel Bordeaux

INTERNSHIP

1 (4 months minimum)

Intake at Vatel Bordeaux

INTAKE

September 2023

Education goals

A year combining practical training, professional culture and core business topics like Marketing, Human Resources and Management. You will also be introduced to the operational departments of the Hospitality Industry.

An international internship will test your adaptability and complete the year.

> MBA success rate in 2021: 98,9%

OVERVIEW OF COURSES

SEMESTER 1: ACADEMIC

Management, Marketing, Human Resources, Corporate Taxation, Computer Sciences, Legal Culture, Tourism & Travelling, Business Economics, Nutrition, Wine Vintages, Professional Culture, Managerial Theories, Self-Image, Negotiation, Multicultural Management, Foreign Language I, Foreign Language II, Food & Beverage Environment, Hotel
Environment, Practical Applications, Company Discovery Tours

SEMESTER 2: INTERNSHIP

• Operational internship in a company inside or outside Europe
• Duration: 4 months (minimum) Stipend for reference only*
• In France: about €600 per month after tax
* These internship conditions are for reference only. They are not binding and can change from one internship to another, according to the host company.

TESTIMONIAL

Testimonial of Zoe Loot, a foundation year student

Zoé LOOT, Foundation Year Student

“The professors are also professionals in activities. They are there to share what they learned for themselves in the business world, so the classes aren’t just about theory.
That’s what I liked the best about my foundation year at Vatel. Ms. Mispelblom’s experience really helped getting a better understanding and appreciation of the world of
wine and wine making. In addition, our professional practical trainings gave me the chance to see how multiple establishments operate in the real world. An advantage since it’s important in this field to fit in and adapt to your work environment.”

2. PREPARATORY COURSE

For students holding a Bachelor’s degree in any major, with or without any prior experience in the field of hospitality

Location of Vatel Bordeaux in France

LOCATION

Courses taught on our campuses in Bordeaux (France)

Languages for our Hospitality & Tourism programs in Vatel Bordeaux

LANGUAGES

English or French

Duration of our programs at Vatel Bordeaux

DURATION

5 weeks

Intake at Vatel Bordeaux

INTAKE

September 2023

Education goals

A short preparatory program combining intensified courses in Management (Accounting, Marketing, HR), specific Hospitality courses and practical training, allowing you to acquire the necessary skills and culture required to succeed in the MBA in International Hotel Management.

> MBA success rate in 2021: 98,9%

OVERVIEW OF COURSES

PREPARATORY COURSE

Accounting (15h) – Marketing (15h) – Human Resources (16h) Professional Culture (15h) – Food & Beverage Environment (12h) Hospitality Industry Environment (12h)- Wine Vintages(15h) Nutrition (10h) – Self image (10h) – Online Learning Plateform

TESTIMONIAL

Taiyeb GODHRAWALA, MBA student in International Wine & Spirits Management

“The preparatory course helped me gain knowledge of the Hospitality Industry. We discover several departments and I came to understand the organisation of a hotel.
There were only a few students in the preparatory course, which was a great advantage as each one of us got personal attention and follow-up from the Professors and Academic Staff. It was also helpful to see myself in this environment and to know in what direction I would like to go after the MBA.”

Match & Chat with a student

Want to chat with a student to get information about Vatel Bordeaux?

Match with the student who shares your hobbies and interests. He/she will be able to accompany you, answer all your questions and above all share his/her experience!

Join us on the Vatel Bordeaux Matching platform and meet the Student that suits you the most!

MAIN JOBS & POSITIONS

Build your international career in a blooming industry as there are so many career opportunities 

> MBA employment rate in 2021: 74.4% (based on 87.7% of respondents)

HOTELS, RESTAURANTS AND SPAS:
Hotel and Restaurant Director, Food and Beverage Manager, Front Office Manager, Concierge…

SALES AND MARKETING:
Sales and Marketing Director, Brand Manager, Sales/Export manager…

EXECUTIVE AND MANAGING BOARD:
Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer…

TOURISM, EVENT, BANQUETS AND CONFERENCES:
Event Coordination Manager, Tourism Manager, Communication Manager…

FINANCE, ADVISORY, HUMAN RESOURCES:
Human Resources Assistant, Accoutant…

Salary: about €39k within a year after graduation.

ADMISSIONS & FEES

To apply for one of those programs at Vatel Bordeaux, applicants must follow the application process available here and comply with the appropriate entry requirements:

Foundation Year: 2-year Diploma

Preparatory course: Bachelor’s degree in a different major than Business, Management or Sales

To study in English: Equivalent to CEFR B2/C1: IELTS 6.0, TOEFL iBT 90, Cambridge CPE B2, TOEIC 945 points, CAE B2 or FCE Grade B

To study in French: Equivalent to CEFR B2: DELF / TCF B2 (minimum) DALF C1 (recommended)

All the fees are available here.

ACCESSIBILITY

Our first priority: an inclusive sense of service

We are committed to offering a personalised welcome to our students with disabilities.

If you have a disability, please contact us so that we can help and guide you in your application and procedures.

CONTACT

Lucie Fuentes
International Recruitment Director

[email protected] 

Clémence Peccavet
International Recruitment Manager

[email protected]