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

Hotel and tourism management Bachelor students
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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 centers 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 to global hospitality, tourism, and luxury careers.


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 coursework 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 coursework complements practical training, cultural and technical seminars.

Consisting of a fixed curriculum of required courses, students alternate coursework with practical situations in which they have the opportunity to apply and test what they have learned 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 evidence 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 at this stage.SDH emphasizes a lot on an internship as internship experiences are key to building exposure as a student or recent graduate. Employers are much more likely to hire someone with internships and work experience – particularly in a competitive industry like the hospitality and tourism. SDH has strong industry linkages with leading hotel chains, integrated resorts as well as top F&B establishments. Our lecturers keep connected with our students and check on them while they embark on their internship journey.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students, who have by now acquired legal, economic and linguistic capacities, are ready to manage teams at school. In this year, they develop their analytical capabilities, call upon the knowledge accumulated so far, devise strategies and take decisions.

Course Details

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 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) or Polytechnic Diploma in Hospitality/Tourism related 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 in all examinable modules
  • 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.
Course Modules
  • Introduction to Cost Control (50 hours)
  • Marketing III (24 hours)
  • Human Resources III (24 hours)
  • Taxation (24 hours)
  • IT Applications III (24 hours)
  • Career Project (10 hours)
  • Multicultural Management (24 hours)
  • Public Relations and Advertising (24 hours)
  • Geopolitics (10 hours)
  • Wine, Beer and Spirits (10 hours)
  • Tourism and Travelling (24 hours)
  • Negotiations (24 hours)
  • Business Communication III (50 hours)
  • French III (30 hours)
  • Managerial Experience (8 weeks)
  • Industrial Attachment (6 months)