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, Innovation and Industry*.

*Publication in the Official Journal on 29 August 2019


Qualification: State Certified Level II (Bachelor Hons.) Qualification and a vocational degree (licence professionnelle) awarded by iaelyon Business School
Length: 4 years full-time
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

Learning objectives: 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 

Learning objectives: learn how to reason effectively

  • Concept design
  • Management communication skills
  • Internal operations management
  • Project development and management

4 to 6-month work placement and/or an international exchange programme at one of our partner schools          

Learning objectives: 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 

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 150 industry professionals and leading professors renowned for their expertise and  almost 50 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 10 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, conditions and fees

Two start dates each year

  • September 2020: choice between dual language (French/English) or English programme
    Closing date to apply: 31 May 2020
  • April 2021: choice between dual language (French/English) or English programme
    Closing date to apply: 30 January 2021

Admission requirements

  • Selection Day: tests (4 different computer-based exams) and individual interview


Funding your studies

Institut Paul Bocuse benefits from a dual recognition from the French Ministry of Industry and Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. You might be eligible for an income related bursary from the Crous.
Information and conditions:

Scholarships and bursaries are also awarded to year 1 students by the G&G Pélisson Foundation for Institut Paul Bocuse.

Our partner bank la Caisse d’Epargne is there to support you throughout your studies offering attractive tuition fee loan conditions.