Bachelor
in Tourism & Hospitality Management

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  • Qualifications
    • Bachelor (3 years of higher education)
      Double degree
  • Location
    La Rochelle, Tours
  • Accreditation
    • TEDQUAL
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
  • Start date
    • September
    • January
  • Format
    • Work-study
    • Full-time
  • Overview
  • Study tracks
  • Experiences
  • Work-study
  • Careers
  • Cost of studies
  • Admissions
  • Marie-Virginie Connac
    Head of the Bachelor in Tourism & Hospitality Management Marie-Virginie Connac
    The Bachelor in Tourism & Hospitality Management is a 3-year post-High School programme, open to students who have graduated from High School (or international equivalent), or who have already completed one or two years of post-High School education. Admissions are via a selective entrance test. This programme offers you the opportunity of validating a double university qualification with one of our partner universities, ESTHUA or ULCO.

    The programme has been designed to train students to be versatile, operational managers, and also acts as an excellent springboard for further studies such as the Master in Management or Masters of Science (MSc).

    The Bachelor in Tourism & Hospitality Management has a strong international dimension, fully preparing students to enter the world of work, and offers a wide choice of study tracks adapted to each student’s personal and professional project. In addition to the fundamentals, the programme incorporates new managerial approaches and progressively offers students the choice of specialisations. Complementary to the theoretical lessons, students have the opportunity of living professional experiences all over the world, through academic expatriation, humanitarian projects and internships etc.

     

    Why choose the Bachelor in Tourism and Hospitality Management?

    • A double university qualification (equivalent to 3 years post-High School)
    • Unique experiences in France and abroad (Humacité© project, academic expatriation, company-based internships)
    • 3 languages (beginner level) for those joining in Year 1
    • Choice of a French or 100% English track
    • Recognised french and international professional and academic partners
    • Personalised support and guidance to help you define your professional project and plan your future
    • Possibility of a Work-study Track in Year 3

    A specialisation for each and every professional project

    • Tourism and Digital Technologies
    • Tourism & Travel Management
    • Events Management
    • Sports Tourism
    • Hospitality Management
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Tourism & Destination Management
    • Tourism, Accommodation and Leisure Management (work-study)
    • International

    A choice of campus: La Rochelle or Tours

    Excelia Group is located in both La Rochelle and Tours, giving you the possibility to carry out all or part of your studies on the campus of your choice!

    Find out more about La Rochelle campus

    Find out more about Tours campus

     

    All you need to know about languages, assessment, lessons and your teachers

     

    Languages:

    • French track: 80% of the teaching in French, 20% in English
    • English track: 100% English (a specific level of English is required for this track)
    • 2nd Modern Language: German, Spanish or Italian.
    • 3rd Language (for students joining in Year 1): Choice of Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese or Sign Language
    • TOEIC preparation lessons

    Assessment:

    Three types of evaluation:

    • Continuous assessment: 40% of the final mark
    • Throughout the year, you will work on group or individual projects, which will be marked by your teachers.
    • End-of-semester exams: 60% of the final mark
    • These take the form of written exams.
    • Oral exam:
      The oral exam is a presentation of your studies and your future studies or professional project.

    Your teachers:

    The teaching Faculty of the Bachelor in Tourism & Hospitality Management is made up of French and international research-active Faculty members as well as industry professionals.

    The research-active Faculty, who specialise in tourism management, draw on the research work carried out within the framework of our Tourism Management Institute and our case study centre, known as INNOV Case Lab, thus offering students innovative pedagogy. The industry professionals who teach on the programme are recognised for their strong expertise within their field, and focus on real business issues.

     

    Types of lessons:

    Your core course modules are taught as amphitheatre lessons, with your entire Year Group. In addition, you will also have tutorials in smaller groups, depending on your chosen specialisation, language ability, etc.

  • Programme structure

    Year 1 (one year of post-High School education) Français Anglais

    Year 2 (two years of post-High School education) Français Anglais

    Year 3 (three years of post-High School education) Français Anglais

    Semester 1

    September-December: Lessons
    December: Initial internship (1 month)

    Semester 2

    January-March: Lessons
    April-June: Internship abroad (3 months)

    French Track Français

    September-December: Lessons
    January-June: Academic expatriation + Humacité© project

    English Track Anglais

    September-April: Academic expatriation + Humacité© project
    April-June: Lessons

    Classic Track Français Anglais

    September-December: Core course modules
    January-April: Lessons in chosen specialisation
    April-August: End-of-studies internship

    Work-study Track Français

    Year: 12 months company-based (Tourism, Leisure and Accommodation specialisation)
    Format: 1 week School-based / 3 weeks company-based

    International Track Français Anglais

    September-December: Lessons in chosen specialisation (choice of: Marketing and e-tourism or Stategy and entrepreneurship)
    January-August: Academic expatriation (3-4months) + Internship (2 months) and/or Humacité© project (2 months)
      or
      Disney College Programme: studies in the USA at Delaware University (AACSB accredited), followed by a paid internship in one of the parks of the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida

    January start date Anglais

    January-April: Lessons in chosen specialisation (in English or French)
    April-June: Core course modules (in English)
    July-September: Internship in France or abroad

    Courses

    Year 1

    French Track

    Management and Tourism:

    • The Tourism Economy
    • The Geography of Tourism
    • WordPress and Community Management
    • Marketing and Sales Techniques
    • Customer Service Skills
    • Services Marketing in Tourism
    • Stakeholders and Businesses in the Tourism Industry
    • Eco-Tourism Project Management
    • Fundamentals of HR
    • Fundamentals of Accounting
    • Introduction to Financial Analysis
    • Data Management using Excel

    Experiential and Personal Development (EPD):

    • Developing your Personal and Professional Project (to be assessed by tutor)
    • Today’s Employment Market
    • Companies and the Economy in France and throughout the world
    • Entering the Employment Market: Newly-qualified Graduates
    • Initial Internship: Discovery Report
    • Start-of-year Seminar - Drama Workshop
    • Sporting, Cultural, Association and Promotion (SCAP) activities

    General knowledge:

    • Global Code of Ethics

    Languages:

    • English: 20% of courses taught in English
    • 2nd Modern Language: German, Spanish or Italian
    • 3rd Language: Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese or Sign Language

    English Track

    Management and Tourism:

    • Business Analysis using Excel
    • WordPress and Community Management
    • Coastal Tourism
    • Customer Service Skills
    • Tourism Product Development
    • Design Thinking and Creativity
    • The Tourism Economy
    • Financial Analysis
    • Fundamentals of HR
    • Fundamentals of Accounting
    • Geopolitics in Tourism
    • Global Code of Ethics
    • Marketing and Sales Techniques for Tourism
    • Eco-Tourism Project Management
    • Services Marketing in Tourism
    • Tourism and French Gastronomy
    • Organisations in the Tourism Industry

    Experiential and Personal Development (EPD):

    • Overview of the Corporate World and Economic Aspects
    • Developing your Personal and Professional Project (to be assessed by tutor)
    • The Employment Market: Facts and Figures
    • Graduate Employment Statistics
    • Initial Internship: Discovery Report
    • Sporting, Cultural, Association and Promotion (SCAP) activities
    • Drama Workshop

    General knowledge:

    • Global code of ethics

    Languages:

    • 100 % of courses taught in English (a specific level of English is required for this track)
    • 2nd Modern Language: German, Spanish or Italian
    • 3rd Language: Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese or Sign Language
    Year 2

    French Track

    Management and Tourism:

    • Marketing Communications in Tourism
    • Consumer Behaviour in Tourism
    • Tourism Law
    • Expatriation
    • Fundamentals of Management Control
    • Introduction to the Sports and Leisure Industries
    • Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
    • Introduction to the Travel Industry
    • Tourism and French Gastronomy

    Experiential and Personal Development (EPD):

    • Expatriation Dossier
    • Developing your Personal and Professional Project
    • International Internship: written report

    General Knowledge:

    • Introduction to Human Development
    • Social Responsibility and Ethics

    Languages:

    • English: 20% of courses taught in English
    • 2nd Modern Language: German, Italian or Spanish
    • 3rd Language: Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian or Sign Language 

    English Track

    Management and Tourism:

    • Coastal Tourism
    • Consumer Behaviour in Tourism
    • Expatriation
    • Fundamentals of Management Control
    • Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
    • Introduction to the Sports and Leisure Industries
    • Introduction to the Travel Industry
    • Marketing Communications in Tourism
    • Tourism Law

    Experiential and Personal Development (EPD):

    • Expatriation Dossier
    • Developing your personal and professional project
    • International Internship: written report

    General Knowledge:

    • Introduction to Human Development
    • Social Responsibility and Ethics

    Languages:

    • 100% of courses taught in English (a certain level of English is required for this track)
    • 2nd Modern Language: German, Italian or Spanish
    • 3rd Language: Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian or Sign Language

     

    Year 3 - September Start Date

    Core course modules (in French or in English)

    Management and Tourism:

    • Labour, Competition and Consumer Law
    • Digital Marketing and Tourism
    • Customer Relationship Marketing and Customer Loyalty

    The following can be studied in either English or Spanish:

    • Sustainable Development and CSR in Tourism

    Choice of modules:

    • Marketing and eTourism
    • Strategy and Entrepreneurship

    Experiential and Personal Development (EPD):

    • Fine-tuning your Personal and Professional Project (to be assessed by professional mentor)
    • Assessing your own business strengths and areas for improvement
    • Ensuring that each encounter and experience is an opportunity to develop your skills and your professional network
    • Oral Exam
    • Identify best practices for success in the world of business
    • Develop a ‘Lifelong Learning’ approach
    • Operational Management Internship: written report
    • Know how to ‘showcase’ what you can offer in a business context and when meeting industry professionals
    • Work on your ‘professional identity’ and communication tools

    General Knowledge:

    • Cross Cultural
    • Global Code of Ethics

    Professional Modules:

    • Business Game
    • Company Creation Project (French Track)

    Languages:

    • 2nd Modern Language
    • Wherever you may be in the world, throughout the year you will have access to an e-learning platform to enable you to supplement your foreign language learning

    Specialisations (choice of one specialisation)

    CLASSIC TRACK

    Specialisation courses

    Tourism and Digital Technologies Français

    • Photo and Video Storytelling
    • Digital Communication Tools
    • WordPress and Community Management

    Tourism & Travel Management  Anglais

    • Negotiation and Purchasing in Tourism
    • Destination Management
    • Travel Industry
    • MICE: Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions

    Events Management Français

    • Event Organisation Design
    • MICE: Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions
    • Project Scenography and Methodology
    • Applied Events Management

    Sports Tourism Français

    • Developing Sports Holidays and Trips
    • Sports Law
    • Design and Organisation of a Sporting Event
    • Managing a Leisure Facility

    Hospitality Management  Anglais

    • Food and Beverage
    • MICE: Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions
    • Hotel Operations Management
    • Standards and Certifications

    Entrepreneurship Français

    • Entrepreneurship and Creation Process
    • Financial Management of a Profit Centre
    • Tourism Innovation Management

    Tourism & Destination Management (Tours campus) Français

    • Tourism, Culture and Heritage
    • Heritage Management
    • Regional Heritage: Assessment and Analysis
    • Developing a Cultural Tourism Product​
    WORK-STUDY TRACK

    Tourism, Accommodation and Leisure Activities Français

    • Hotel Operations Management
    • Hotel Marketing
    • Tourism and Innovation
    • Scenography and Events
    • MICE: Meetings, Incentive, Conferences and Exhibitions
    • Food & Beverage
       
    INTERNATIONAL TRACK

    Semester 1 lessons are in your chosen specialisation (choice of: Marketing and e-tourism or Stategy and entrepreneurship)

     

    Year 3 - January Start Date

    Core course modules (in English)

    Management and Tourism:

    • Tourism and Digital Technologies
    • HR Management
    • Customer Relationship Marketing in Tourism
    • Tourism policy

    The following can be studied in either English or Spanish:

    • Sustainable Development and CSR in Tourism

    Choice of modules:

    • Marketing and eTourism
    • Strategy and Entrepreneurship

    Experiential and Personal Development (EPD):

    • Fine-tuning your Personal and Professional Project (to be assessed by professional mentor)
    • Assessing your own business strengths and areas for improvement
    • Ensuring that each encounter and experience is an opportunity to develop your skills and your professional network
    • Oral Exam
    • Identify best practices for success in the world of business
    • Develop a ‘Lifelong Learning’ approach
    • Operational Management Internship: written report
    • Know how to ‘showcase’ what you can offer in a business context and when meeting industry professionals
    • Work on your ‘professional identity’ and communication tools

    General Knowledge:

    • Cross Cultural
    • Global code of ethics

    Professional Modules:

    • Business Game
    • Entrepreneurship

    Languages:

    • 2nd Modern Language
    • Wherever you may be in the world, throughout the year you will have access to an e-learning platform to enable you to supplement your foreign language learning

    Specialisations (choice of one specialisation)

    Tourism & Travel Management Anglais

    • Negotiation and Purchasing in Tourism
    • Destination Management
    • Travel Industry
    • MICE: Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions

    Events Management Français

    • Event Organisation Design
    • MICE: Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions
    • Project Scenography and Methodology
    • Applied Events Management

    Sports Tourism Français

    • Developing Sports Holidays and Trips
    • Sports Law
    • Design and Organisation of a Sporting Event
    • Managing a Leisure Facility

    Hospitality Management Anglais

    • Food & Beverage
    • MICE: Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions
    • Hotel Operations Management
    • Standards and Certifications

    The different courses and projects are provided for indicative purposes only and are subject to change from one year to the next. The specialisations offered will only be available if the required minimum number of students is reached.

  • Your experiences

     

    Work-study: 12 months

    You have the possibility of a Work-study Track in Year 3, if you select the Tourism, Leisure and Accommodation specialisation. This track will enable you to develop your professional skills in a real company and give you the opportunity of applying your theoretical knowledge in management.

     

    Business Game

    Carried out as a company game, students work in teams to tackle and solve real-life professional issues.

     

    Series of Lectures

    Throughout the year, industry professionals and experts will present a variety of lectures, helping students to understand the different issues and problems facing the tourism industry and its professions.

     

    Disney College Programme: 6 months

    The School has a partnership with Disney World Resort in Orlando, giving students the opportunity to study in the USA at Delaware University (AACSB accredited), followed by a paid internship in one of the parks of the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

     

    Eductour

    Students will take part in Eductour, a discovery tour of local players in the tourism industry and other partners of La Rochelle Tourism & Hospitality School. The aim of this initiative is to introduce our students to companies, professions and professionals in the tourism industry.

     

    Academic Expatriation: 3-4 months

    Academic expatriation is a compulsory part of Year 2 of the programme. If they so wish, certain students can repeat the experience in Year 3, by choosing the International Track.

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    International Adventure Film & Book Festival

    Students in Year 3 of the Bachelor in Tourism and Hospitality Management work as volunteers, assisting the organisers throughout the week-long festival in La Rochelle.

     

    3rd Language

    A 3rd language (at beginner level) is compulsory from Year 1 of the programme, with a choice of the following: Arabic, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese or Sign Language.

     

    Humacité© Project: 2 months

    In Years 2 or 3, you can undertake a social, humanitarian or civic voluntary project in an NGO or an association, either in France or abroad. This is one of the unique features of Excelia Group, which is committed to educating students to become future managers who are both responsible and conscious of the importance of their role in society.

     

    Internships: 8-15 months of experience

    Carrying out company-based internships, in France or abroad, is one of the compulsory parts of the Bachelor programme. By the end of your studies, you will have acquired between 8 and 15 months of real company-based experience.

     

    Student Clubs and Associations

    You have the possibility of getting involved in one of Excelia Group’s 50 clubs and associations, enabling you to develop your skills and knowledge in a supportive and professionally-oriented environment. In addition, it is a great way to settle into school life and experience something unique.

     

    Personalised Support and Guidance from your Mentor

    Throughout your studies, you will benefit from personalised support and guidance. The School offers workshops structured around personal development (self-awareness and self-assertion), communication tools (such as CVs and cover letters), understanding the job market, learning about different careers and developing your professional network.

    In addition, you will receive personal mentoring from an industry professional who is a graduate of La Rochelle Tourism & Hospitality School and whose job reflects your professional project. Your mentor will help you to both evaluate the current job market and to develop your career strategy.

     

    The different experiences throughout the programme

    Depending on the track, the options and the specialisations you decide to select, you will have the opportunity to live some of the experiences listed below. These highlights of the programme are complementary to your lessons.

    Year 1

    • 3rd Language, Internship abroad
    • Internship in France, Eductour, Personalised Support and Guidance from your Mentor, Series of Lectures
    • Involvement in Student Clubs and Associations

    Year 2

    • 3rd Language, Academic Expatriation, Humacité© project, Disney College Programme
    • Personalised Support and Guidance from your Mentor, Series of Lectures

    Year 3

    • 3rd Language, Expatriation, Humacité© project, Disney College Programme
    • Internships, Work-study Track, Business Game, Personalised Support and Guidance from your Mentor, Series of Lectures
    • Involvement in the International Adventure Film and Book Festival
  • What is "Work-study"?

    For a period of one year, the Work-study Track offers you the possibility of alternating School-based periods, during which you will learn the theory, with company-based periods, where you will work on projects relating to your studies.

    Vocationally-oriented, this Work-Study Track is only available to students choosing the Tourism, Leisure and Accommodation specialisation in Year 3.

     

    Work-study in detail

    • Contract type: contrat de professionnalisation (employment contract), contrat d'apprentissage (apprenticeship contract) or a convention de stage alterné (work-study internship agreement)
    • Format: 1 week School-based followed by 3 weeks company-based
    • Main objective: To combine theoretical knowledge with professional experience
    • Securing a contract with a company: The School provides you with the necessary search tools to assist you in your professional project. Once you have successfully completed the Admissions tests, you will have access to the numerous work-study offers available to our students.

    For more information about work-study

  • Careers

    Our graduates go on to become operational managers in all sectors of activity, working across all 5 continents, and quickly rise to management positions thanks to their first-rate studies.

    Below is a non-exhaustive list of the types of professions and companies in which you could work.

     

    Types of jobs:

    • Executive Assistant
    • Customer Service Manager
    • Sales Manager
    • Recruitment Manager
    • Key Account Manager
    • Yield Manager
    • Product Manager
    • Communications Manager
    • Digital Marketing Manager
    • Revenue Manager

    Types of company:

    • Travel Agency
    • Events Agency
    • Hotel/Restaurant
    • Festival Organisation
    • Tourist Office
    • Airport
    • Amusement/Theme Park
    • Large Retailer
    • Thalassotherapy/Spa
    • Humanitarian Association

    Facts & Figures

    • 96% of our graduates find a job within 6 months of graduating.
    • 30% secure a job before the end of their studies
    • 36% work abroad, the principal countries being: Spain, United Kingdom, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Costa Rica, China, Australia

     

    Industry sectors

     

    Industry sectors

     

    Further studies

    To complement their academic and professional skills, some of our graduates choose to continue their studies.
    The Bachelor in Tourism & Hospitality Management acts as an excellent springboard for our Master programmes:

    Master of Science (MSc) Master in Management

  • Tuition Fees 2020-2021

     

    Students from within the European Union*

    • Year 1: €7,600
    • Year 2: €7,800
    • Year 3: €7,800

    *28 member states of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France and French Overseas Territories, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

     

    Students from outside the European Union

    • Year 1: €8,600
    • Year 2: €8,900
    • Year 3: €8,900

    Work-Study Track

    • Year 3: All tuition fees are paid by your host company.

    Tuition fees are provided for information purposes only and are subject to change from one year to the next.

     

    Multiservice charge

    Fee: €550

    This one-off Multiservice fee gives access to the following services: Multimedia and Internet network, Cyberlibris (online library), Student Identity Card, Reprographics credit, Intranet, e-learning modules, Wi-Fi, Career Centre activities and services, International Insurance-Assistance (for any periods spent abroad during the period covered by this contract), University library, University Medical Service etc.

     

    Financing your studies

     

    International Students

    For more information about the cost of studying

  • Applications for Year 1

    Year 1 is open to the following students:

    • students with a High School qualification (or international equivalent)
    • students currently studying in their final year of High School (or international equivalent)

    Choice of Campus: La Rochelle or Tours

    Admission for international students or French students living outside France:

    Personal motivation interview is carried out by internet via our dedicated platform (day and time of your choice).

    Application fees: €50

    Apply

    Applications for Year 2

    Open to students with a minimum of 1 year post-High School education or international equivalent (60 ECTS).

    Admission for international students or French students living outside France:

    Personal motivation interview is carried out by internet via our dedicated platform (day and time of your choice).

    Application fees: €50

    Apply

    Applications for Year 3

    Open to students with a minimum of 2 years post-High School education or international equivalent (120 ECTS).

    Two possible start dates: September or January
    Choice of Campus: La Rochelle or Tours

    Admission for international students or French students living outside France:

    Personal motivation interview is carried out by internet via our dedicated platform (day and time of your choice).

    Application fees: €50

    Apply

     

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