BA (Top-up) in International Hospitality Management


If you already have a two-year post secondary school diploma in the hospitality and tourism sector, you can acquire the necessary skills to become an operational manager in just one year, thanks to the multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural approach of this diploma programme. This BA is taught in French and English.

> PROGRAMME DURATION :
1 year
> DURATION OF WORK PLACEMENT :
4 months
> ADMISSION LEVEL :
two-year post secondary school diploma in the hospitality and tourism sectors or the École de Savignac’s Foundation Degree
ECTS CREDITS :
60
SPECIALISATION :
Hospitality management
Aim: to become a bilingual operational manager in the hospitality sector in just one year

The École Supérieure Internationale de Savignac, a leading European School specialised in the hospitality sector, runs a one-year management training programme.

The BA (Top-up) in International Hospitality Management will provide you with the managerial skills and knowledge required by the profession to become an operational manager of the future :

  • To master supervisory and management techniques 
  • To acquire linguistic skills enabling you to apply for jobs abroad
  • To develop your professionalism thanks to work placements and real practical examples. 
Career opportunities

The BA (Top-up) in International Hospitality Management will enable you to choose the career that suits you best from the wide range of professions offered by this sector :

  • Luxury hotels 
  • Chain hotels
  • Clubs, resorts
  • Independent hotels
  • Tourist apartments/residential hotels
  • Open air tourism
  • Catering in hotel establishments
  • Banqueting and Seminar Services in hotel establishments
  • Retirement homes, hospitals 

Prospects abroad become a reality thanks to your diploma and your linguistic skills. After the BA (Top-up) in International Hospitality Management you can start working straight away or continue your studies with the École de Savignac’s MBA in Hospitality Management .

Savignac’s little bit extra :

- the interaction with professionals, teaching staff and members of the School’s staff provides a strong HRI network.

- career counselling that enables the student to hone his/her professional plans for optimum employability.

- Club Savignac, the Savignac alumni network, provides vital assistance in accessing the work market. Thanks to the sense of solidarity and mutual assistance of our former graduates, students benefit from additional support in seeking jobs, increasing their chances of finding the job that really suits them.

Calendar and course content

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Programme

PERIOD 1:

Refresher course during the first three weeks of September

  • Intensive communication in English 
  • Study skills, Time Management 
  • Legal Culture 
  • Finance and accounting systems

Personal and professional development

  • Communication in English 
  • Applied Information Technology 
  • Research Project 
  • Professional communication methods 
  • Managing a team 
  • Ways of networking & recrutement 
  • Strategic Hospitality Management

Professional Knowledge

  • Intercultural Management 
  • Sales and negotiation skills 
  • Revenue Management 
  • Club/Resort Management 
  • Tourism Management 
  • Outdoor hospitality

PERIOD 2:

4 month professional and cultural experience in an Anglophone country or international (depending upon your level of English)
Acquisition of foreign language skills
40 hours of professional management shadowing (a period of observation, following a manager at work)
Research Project

 

 

PERIOD 3:

  • Strategic Hospitality Management
  • Consultancy Project
  • Research Project
  • Ways of networking & recrutement

 

Work experience as part of the programme

Four months’ work experience abroad

During your BA Top-up you will undertake a four-month work placement abroad which will enable you to develop your skills and your professional network. Your choice of work placement is important as it will help you hone your career orientation and choice of profession, as well as facilitating further studies with Savignac’s MBA programme.

Help in seeking a work placement

The École de Savignac helps you orientate your search for a work placement: files on business partners, the former student network, assistance with your search, with creating your CV and your covering letter, and with preparing for an interview.

A member of staff specifically assigned to the professional accompaniment of students is available to help you choose your work placement and define its parameters.

Academic recognition

The École de Savignac’s BA (Top-up) in International Hospitality Management has been rated among the 10 best BAs in hospitality management by the renowned specialist careers agency SMBG two year’ running (in 2013 and 2014).

The one-year BA (Top-up) in International Hospitality Management is delivered by the École de Savignac, and enables you to acquire 60 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System). 

The academic content and teaching methods of this BA are designed to enable students to progress onto the École de Savignac’s MBA programme.

Thanks to the ECTS, once you have obtained your BA diploma, you can also pursue your studies in any European country that has ratified the Bologna Treaty.

Application conditions

Admission criteria

  • Graduates of the École de Savignac’s Foundation Degree
  • Holders of a two-year post secondary school diploma in the hospitality and tourism sectors

Selection procedure

  • Selection based on application
  • English evaluation test
  • Personal motivation interview 

For students from abroad, telephone or skype interviews can be arranged.

  • Deadline for applications: end May
  • Handling fee: 120 €

For students from abroad, the handling fee must be paid by bank transfer (please contact us to obtain our bank details).

Tuition fees

Tuition fees

  • Tuition fees: 6 500 € 
  • Subscription to the student association (ASIS): 100 € (professional visits, meals off campus, etc)
  • Option of lifelong membership of the alumni association, Club Savignac: 150€ 

Meals and accommodation

Catering at the École de Savignac is managed by the catering company Sogeres. All students must eat their midday meal at the campus canteen.

Accommodation close to the School: we can provide you with a list of addresses offering furnished lodging (average cost: 320 €/month*).

* This figure is given for information purposes only and is likely to change annually.

FAQs

Answers to questions you may have asked yourself...

Recruitment

  1. How does recruitment take place?

Recruitment takes place in two stages:

First of all, candidates must carefully complete the application form which they have been sent or print it here.

If you are eligible, you will be invited for an interview. You will also have to pass an English test.

  1. What are the selection criteria?

You must prove that you have, or are in the process of acquiring, a two-year post secondary school diploma in the hospitality and tourism sector or the École de Savignac’s Foundation Degree.

We are interested in your school reports, in particular, your teachers’ appraisals. Above all, we are looking for motivated students prepared to commit to an exacting programme.

During the interview, your motivation, your knowledge of the sector, your appearance and potentially your career plan will be determining factors.

  1. Is there a deadline for applications?

We accept applications until the end of May.

  1. How long after my interview might I expect to receive a reply?

You will receive a reply, be it positive or negative, ten–fifteen days after your interview.

  1. How do I confirm my application?

The School’s letter of reply will also contain an inscription form to be completed, signed and returned to the School. For students from abroad, the 600 € deposit must be paid by bank transfer (please contact us to obtain our bank details). Registration of this form and the bank transfer will serve as definitive confirmation of your inscription at the École de Savignac, subject to obtaining the two-year post secondary school diploma or Foundation Degree.

Accommodation and meals

  1. How do I find accommodation for my time spent at Savignac?

There is a wide choice of rented accommodation within close distance to the School (houses or apartments for single/joint rental). We will sent you a list of addresses once your application has been accepted. The average monthly rental is 320 €.

  1. How does the canteen work in France?

The École de Savignac has a self-service restaurant on campus. Students are obliged to eat their midday meal there on weekdays. Meals are also available in the evening, if so desired.

Academic recognition

The École de Savignac’s BA (Top-up) in International Hospitality Management has been rated among the 10 best BAs in hospitality management by the renowned specialist careers agency SMBG two year’ running (in 2013 and 2014).

The one-year BA (Top-up) in International Hospitality Management is delivered by the École de Savignac, and enables you to acquire 60 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System). 

The academic content and teaching methods of this BA are designed to enable students to progress onto the École de Savignac’s MBA programme.

Thanks to the ECTS, once you have obtained your BA diploma, you can also pursue your studies in any European country that has ratified the Bologna Treaty .

> CONTACTS :
Amandine RAYNAL :
a.raynal@ecole-de-savignac.com
Anne GUITTON :
a.guitton@ecole-de-savignac.com
Phone : +33(0)5.53.05.08.11