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Vatel, Hotel and Tourism Business School

140 Rue Vatel Nimes,
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Vatel is a Business School dedicated to the Hospitality industry, and has won the "Best Hospitality Management School" award in the 17th Worldwide Hospitality Awards.

Vatel Hotel and Tourism Business School offers bachelor and MBA degrees in international hotel management. The school has five campuses across France, with bases in Paris, Lyon, Nimes, Bordeaux and Nantes. In total, the school has 50 campus locations where as, Vatel Nimes is the Vatel Group’s Main Campus and is the largest Vatel School, with its own 4* Hotel, spa and student residence, all on campus.

Vatel trains operational managers and senior executives in the International Hotel and Tourism Management industries.

The teaching concept has its roots in the reality of the profession. Training operational managers and senior executives in the international hospitality industry, who are able to work in a competitive and cosmopolitan environment is of course based on business studies: marketing, human resources, administration and finance. But that’s not all!

At Vatel, we believe that a complete education requires a reality check on the professional field. This teaching principle of one of the reasons why a Vatel degree is so highly valued on the job market. In practical terms, this means that there is:
•    Hands-on training in the application infra-structures, fully integrated into the Vatel schools. These application hotels or restaurants, catering to real customers, are concrete and operational training venues.
•    Firsthand managerial experience, i.e. senior students manage the junior students.
•    Professionals recognized in their field participate in teaching.
•    Progressive building of a career path for each student.

The 5-year Vatel curriculum builds momentum for students in management, beginning with a 3-year Bachelor program and concluding with a 2-year MBA program.
From the very first year, students start their practical training in the application structures, so as to confront the realities of the hospitality profession. Internships allow them to apply their expertise and know-how, to have a true experience of working as part of a team, and to try and test the environment they will be working in, in the future.

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