Vatel Switzerland - International Business School Hotel & Tourism Management


Vatel Switzerland, International Business School Hotel & Tourism Management

Created more than 30 years ago, Vatel is currently the first and largest group of hotel management schools in the world with more than 30 campuses on 4 different continents. Currently more than 8000 students are studying and training their future operational and executive skills to become one of the 25000 graduates who all belong to the same prestigious network. Recognised by top representatives of the hotel industry, the school has an international recognition thanks to the teaching concept of the right balance between academic theory and professional practice. Vatel, International Business School Hotel & Tourism Management is well known around the world for preparing students for middle and higher management positions in the booming sector of the tourism industry and has decided to remain faithful and close to the needs of the sector by regularly questionning professionals about what they need in terms of staff and knowledge.

Vatel has developed a strong network through which the International Training department assists each student for internships and employment in reputed hotel chains all over the world. The Vatel International Business School Hotel & Tourism Management ranks 1st amongst the Top Hotel Schools across Europe (source IFOP 2007). Both the under graduate and post graduate programmes in the group are recognized by the French Education ministry and by the Hospitality Industry professionals.

Vatel Switzerland

The school is located in a breathaking environment close to winter resorts and in a very touristic region of Switzerland. Students of all cultures and nationalities are united on the same campus attending demanding university education level courses and practical instruction in its 4 star hotel, its restaurant and congress center are located at the bottom of the mountains.

Even though the degrees are recognized by the French government and State, and therefore at an international level as part of the Bologna agreements, the school is also currently running for the Swiss federal recognition valid from 2015 for all students finishing after that year and is a proud member of the ASEH (Swiss Association of Hotel Schools).

So far, Vatel Switzerland is the only hotel school in Switzerland to offer a 4* hotel to its students directly on campus all year for external guests. This allows Vatel students to train every 2 weeks what they have learnt in classrooms throughout the 3 years of the Bachelor programme and be more attractive on the market or during internships. Master students then have mainly demanding academic classes and challenging projects to work on, before joining a management trainee programme that leads to employment. Students may live on campus within the hotel infrastructure or live in the area, off site.

The school is regularly approached by external stakeholders to allow students to work next to their studies and therefore keep a narrow relation with the real world. It is also proud to participate in cutting-edge projects with leading institutes such as IDIAP, EPFL or Cornell to help understand the use of technology in service oriented fields or situations.

The advantages of studying at VATEL Switzerland are the following:

  • The demanding programmes are a subtle blend of academically challenging projects given by highly trained professors and practice oriented exercises – professors are largely from the industry or still run their own company\
  • First technological campus with a low impact on environment thanks to tuition on tablets only
  • Regular conferences with external distinguished guest speakers and workshops to adapt to other culturally different environments
  • Students on internship in Switzerland can expect a minimum monthly wage of CHF 2168.- (USD 2200 per month)
  • Our second trainee management internship allows students to secure interesting job opportunities directly after graduation
  • Our 25 000 alumni network with Clubs in various large cities of the world includes people from all over the globe working in renowned hotels and willing to help the next generation get started
  • Small classes and personalized service give students the opportunity to study in ideal conditions, in a safe and discrete environment
  • Student Life is highly supported thanks to our Student Life Coordination and theStudent Fund that helps to financially support projects or events that students wish to create.
  • Unemployment rate of 3.0% guarantees our students an easy approach to internships and job opportunities. Placement is an important of your education and we pay close attention to it by allowing you a full support in searching for your first job and organizing job fairs for HR Directors and departments
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master in International Hotel Management

Campus Full time 2 - 4 semesters February 2017 Singapore Tunisia Cité Montplaisir France Bordeaux Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Belgium Brussels Turkey İstanbul Lyon Paraguay Asuncion Russia Kazan Argentina Buenos Aires Spain Madrid USA Los Angeles Switzerland Martigny Mexico Mexico City Moscow Canada Quebec Nîmes Salta Paris Morocco Marrakech Thailand Bangkok Mauritius Quatre Bornes + 36 more

The Master curriculum offers talented students a demanding and challenging combination of academic courses and projects to achieve higher strategical positions in the hospitality industry [+]

Master in International Hotel Management

Today, the hospitality and tourism industry is cosmopolitan and globalized, and therefore scouts for trained and qualified personnel.

The Master Degree in International Hotel and Tourism Management combines a university teaching approach with a professional edge, whose aim is to train operational and higher managers in the field of hospitality with a wide range of equipment and facilities pertaining to international companies. 

This programme prepares students for specialised executive and managerial positions in hospitality and tourism companies. The programme combines cutting-edge management science with traditional know-how in hotel and restaurant management. Course work is reinforced through immediate application of knowledge in practical settings. ... [-]

Master in International Hotel Management - HR and training specialization

Campus Full time 2 - 4 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Martigny

This program will teach and train students in hospitality related fields whether it is in a classroom context or in a hotel. The program is developed to prepare the students to create proper Human Resource strategies by understanding Human resource theories, using the proper tools, analyzing critical situations and being able to suggest proper solutions for intricate Human Resource problems. [+]

Master International Hotel Management - Human Resources and training

This program will teach and train students in hospitality related fields whether it is in a classroom context or in a hotel. The program is developed to prepare the students to create proper Human Resource strategies by Human Resources Management and Training understanding Human resource theories, using the proper tools, analyzing critical situations and being able to suggest proper solutions for intricate Human Resource problems.

At the end of the program the student will also be specialists in employment relations and be capable of developing training programs for the hospitality industry in order to retain talent and assure high performance of the organization. Having a good under-standing of human resource management is extremely important especially in an industry with high turnover and large training and learning needs.... [-]


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Centre du Parc
Rue Marconi 19

Martigny, CH - 1920 CH
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Vatel Brussels (Belgium)
80 Avenue de la Toison d’Or

Brussels, 1060 BE
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Vatel Lyon (France)
8 rue Duhamel- BP 2013

Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, 69227 FR
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Vatel Kazan (Russia)
39, rue Kosmonavtov

Kazan, RU
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Vatel Madrid (Spain)
Calle Marqués de la Ensenada nº 12

Madrid, 28004 ES
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Vatel Bordeaux (France)
Cité Mondiale
20 parvis des Chartrons

Bordeaux, Aquitaine, 33080 FR
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Vatel Moscou (Russia)
Izmailovskoye chaussée, 71,
k. 4, Stroeniye 5,

Moscow, 105613 RU
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Vatel Nimes (France)
140 rue Vatel - BP 7128

Nîmes, Languedoc-Roussillon, 30913 FR
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Vatel Paris (France)
122 rue Nollet

Paris, Ile-de-France, 75017 FR
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Vatel Bangkok (Thailand)
22 Borommarachachonani Rd. Talingchan,

Bangkok, 10170 TH
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Vatel Singapore
c/o School d’Hospitality
10 Anson Road #27-15 International Plaza

Buona Vista area, 079903 SG
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Vatel Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam)
Room C302, 93 Cao Thắng St.
Ward 3, District 3,

Ho Chi Minh City, VN
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Vatel Istanbul (Turkey)
Mecidiyeköy Mah.
Lati Lokum Sokak No:37 Şişli,

İstanbul, TR
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Vatel Asuncion (Paraguay)
Tte. Insaurralde 347 c/ Brasilia

Asuncion, 1430 PY
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Vatel Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Paraguay 1583 - C1061ABC
Capital Federal

Buenos Aires, AR
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Vatel Los Angeles (USA)
3325 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #600

Los Angeles, California, 90010 US
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Vatel Mexico city (Mexico)
Opening soon

Mexico City, MX
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Vatel Montréal (Canada)
3000, avenue Boullé

Quebec, J2S 1H9 CA
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Vatel Salta (Argentina)
Caseros 788

Salta, (A4400DMP) AR
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Vatel Marrakech (Morocco)
Km13, Route d’amizmiz,
Adresse postale: Quartier Saadia Guéliz

Marrakech, MA
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Vatel Mauritius
Angle des avenues Drapers et Belle Rose
Immeuble ATLANTIS -

Quatre Bornes, BP 105 MU
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Vatel Tunis (Tunisia)
Avenue du Japon
Immeuble Nozha - Bloc B

Cité Montplaisir, 1073 TN