Bachelor (Hons.)
in International
Hospitality Management


The Bachelor in International Hospitality Management trains future experts for success in the hospitality, tourism and luxury sectors. The course has been ranked n°1 by Eduniversal since 2009.

Degree approved by the Ministry of Higher Education, Innovation and Industry

Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management (4-year) registered and approved by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation*.

*Publication in the Official Journal on 29 August 2019


Qualification: Bachelor (Hons.) State Certified Level II Qualification
Length: 4 years full-time (240 ECTS)
Languages of instruction: French/English or English
Entry requirements: French Baccalaureate or equivalent qualifications  
Start date(s): September or April
Careers: Hotel manager, Guest relation manager, F&B manager, Meetings & Events manager, Operations manager

Be part of the new generation of managers leading the hotel industry

International Hospitality ManagementWe’re living in an era of fast-moving changes, driven by continuous technological progress.  This 4-year course has been designed to equip you with the skills needed for an outstanding career in the ultra-dynamic hospitality and services sector.

This course is for individuals with inquiring minds with a true taste for interpersonal communication, whose ambition it is to offer a new vision of the hospitality sector.
Tomorrow you’ll be an agile and mobile industry expert, capable of managing a hotel business or luxury resort, a boutique hotel, or holding a position as manager in a major international group. 

Course overview

The art of learning

Our learning approach is unwaveringly innovative, inspired by the “test & learn” philosophy, offering students both a strategic and operational perspective of the industry. 50% of your course will involve practical professional training in our hotels and training restaurants. 

As the course advances, you’ll progressively gain confidence as a manager, preparing you to become an effective graduate equipped with the team, leadership, communication, analytical and decision-making skills expected by employers.

We’ll also give you the opportunity to spend between 10 and 14 months on work placements, giving you valuable hands-on business experience in some of the most prestigious institutions in the world.

Incarnez la nouvelle génération de managers leaders de l'industrie hôtelière

Course features*

*Given only as examples

YEAR 1: develop your curiosity and analytical skills
  • Management of accommodation and organisations
  • Wine and spirits management
  • Services marketing
  • Human resources, interpersonal communication,  3 modern foreign language skills
  • Understanding the tourism and hotel market

4-month work placement 

YEAR 2: learn how to reason effectively
  • Concept design
  • Marketing & data analysis
  • Management communication skills
  • Internal operations management
  • Project development and management

4-month work placement and/or an international exchange programme at one of our partner schools    

YEAR 3: learn how to make decisions and develop your confidence
  • E-marketing
  • Revenue management and e-distribution
  • Architecture, ambiance and design
  • Hospitality business models
  • Intercultural management

6-month work placement 

YEAR 4: specialisation

Our Year 4 specialisations will equip you with the skills required to develop a more flexible approach to help you succeed in a fast-changing professional environment. 

Why choose us?

We’ll help you fulfill your dreams and so much more

  • At Institut Paul Bocuse, you’ll be able to display your talent whilst working with the very best, including a multiskilled team of 240 industry professionals and leading professors renowned for their expertise and  almost 80 PhD qualified experts who are at the forefront of future industry trends.
  • Opt for academic excellence by choosing a Bachelor’s degree course that has been ranked first in its subject category by EDUNIVERSAL for 12 years in a row.
  • You’ll be able to try out your skills in a unique training environment offering a 5-star hotel school (Le Royal MGallery by Sofitel), a campus-based hotel and 6  training restaurants.
  • Further your expertise by choosing one of the 6 specialisations available in year 4.
  • We’ll offer you fantastic opportunities to travel and personalize your studies on an international exchange at one of our 20 overseas partner schools.
  • Build yourself an inspirational and international future: 80% of our graduates’ first jobs are as managers, moving up quickly to senior management positions. Nearly 70% begin their career overseas.

What can I do next?

If your imagination has no limits, neither does ours …!

What are the opportunities for further study?

Our 5-year postgraduate courses in Hospitality Management

Careers and opportunities

Perhaps your dream job is

  • Hotel manager
  • Guest relations manager
  • Front office manager
  • Revenue manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Business development manager

Or even …

  • Training consultant
  • Account Manager
  • Operations manager
  • Meetings & Events Manager

Admissions and conditions

Two start dates each year

  • September 2021: choice between dual language (French/English) or English programme
  • April 2022: choice between dual language (French/English) or English programme

Admissions in 1st year

Selection: tests (5 different computer-based exams) and individual interview

Admissions on record in 3rd year

Our Bachelor program is also open in the 3rd year, according to conditions, to holders of a 2-year higher education degree or equivalent in the world of hospitality.

Selection: DISC test, English test, MCQ and individual interview.


A dream that everyone can achieve

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