An international and multicultural outlook is omnipresent at the École de Savignac. Our management programmes have an international focus to meet the demands of professionals within the hospitality and tourism sectors.
With this in mind, the École de Savignac has signed a number of agreements with academic institutions in France and abroad, thus giving its students a wealth of academic content and work experience at an international level that prepares them for becoming the managers of the future.
Here is the list of our main academic partners, in France and abroad :
Within the context of the European BA in International Hospitality Management (a unique international three-year programme), students can spend their second year in Spain, at the Centro Superior de Hosteleria de Galicia. An immersion year in Spain with six months of courses in English within the Spanish hotel management school and a six-month work placement in a Spanish company.
In 2011, the École de Savignac selected a leading German establishment, the Angell Akademie (or Business School), based in Freiburg, as its new partner. With the success of the European BA, the École de Savignac’s directors decided to extend the programme, giving German-speaking students a unique experience in Germany. Savignac students may therefore spend the second year of their European BA in International Hospitality Management in Freiburg.
Brighton University (England)
Since 2009, students from the École de Savignac on the European BA in International Hospitality Management spend six months of their third and final year on the Eastbourne campus of the University of Brighton. This final stage before their return to Savignac provides them with a total cultural and professional immersion during which students pursue courses at the university while having the possibility of working up to 15 hours per week in a hotel or restaurant in the area. The European BA itself is delivered by the University of Brighton.
For the past decade, the École de Savignac has been working closely with Stratford-upon-Avon College (part of the Heart of England International Academy) on the Foundation Degree in Hospitality, Events & Catering Management programme. This well-known college provides the second-year Foundation Degree Savignac students with a year of total immersion in the professional world in Britain. Every week, their time is divided between two–three days at the college and four days working in an English hotel or restaurant, with a total of 1,000 hours for the latter. Alternating between classes in Stratford and an intensive working rhythm, the students experience a progression in their responsibilities, drawing upon both their academic and professional skills.
Heart of England International Academy (England)
Since 2012, the Heart of England International Academy has been responsible for awarding the Foundation Degree taught to Savignac students at Stratford-upon-Avon College, one of the two institutions that make up the Academy. It covers 22 different teaching departments and is one of the leading English-speaking teaching organisations within the hospitality management sector.
Kedge (ESC de Bordeaux, formerly BEM) and the École de Savignac have created many joint projects since 2007. The links between the two schools have been strengthened by the increased involvement of Kedge’s teaching staff in Savignac’s in-service training arm. The focal points of this agreement are teaching and participation in the steering committees and programme development council.
Ecole hôtelière de Casablanca (Morocco)
The École Hôtelière de Casablanca was founded in 2010 by Nabil and Mounir Kouhen, two well-known professionals within the hospitality sector. The School currently has 70 students of different nationalities (English, American, French, Moroccan…). The École de Savignac has created an accreditation for the 3rd year of the BA in Hospitality Management, a partnership which enables the Casablanca students to receive a diploma accredited by Savignac and to pursue an MBA in France, at the École de Savignac.
BEM Management School Dakar (Senegal)
In 2015, official launch of the Training Institute Thelma (Tourism Hospitality Event Luxury Management), specialized in training for tourism professions, hospitality and luxury. Thelma was created by the partnership between BEM DAKAR first " business school " French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa , and the Ecole de Savignac.
Like the École Supérieure Internationale de Savignac, the École Hôtelière du Périgord is managed by the Dordogne Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It notably offers vocational training in hospitality and catering (both at secondary and post-secondary levels HRI) that enable students to pursue their studies at Bachelor and then MBA level at the École de Savignac.
Here is the list of our academic partners for the International Bachelor in Hospitality Management :