Bachelor in Tourism & Hospitality

La Rochelle School of Tourism & Hospitality
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
  • Location
    La Rochelle
  • Accreditation
    • TEDQUAL
  • Qualifications
    • Bachelor (3 years of higher education)
  • Start date
    • September
    • Delayed start
Marie-Virginie Connac
Head of Bachelor in Tourism & Hospitality Marie-Virginie Connac

The Bachelor in Tourism & Hospitality has been conceived as a ‘tailor-made’ Bachelor, with students creating their own programme in line with their professional project and ambitions. By the end of their studies, students will have chosen both an industry-specific and a job-specific specialisation, and will be ready to embark on a career in this rich and diverse industry.

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  • The Bachelor in Tourism & Hospitality is a 3-year post-High School Bachelor degree offered by La Rochelle School of Tourism & Hospitality

    The Bachelor in Tourism & Hospitality is a 3-year post-High School programme open to students who have graduated from High School or international equivalent or have already completed a 1-year or 2-year post-High School qualification. Admissions are through a selective entrance test.

    This programme prepares students for a range of careers in tourism including leisure management, hospitality management, event management and destination management. It trains students to be versatile, operational managers at an intermediate management level and acts as a springboard for further studies such as a Masters of Science (MSc) or MSc.

    The Bachelor in Tourism & Hospitality programme is characterised by its strong international dimension and the fact that it fully prepares students to enter the world of work. Throughout their studies, students benefit from personalised guidance given by tourism industry professionals.

    The Bachelor in Tourism & Hospitality is a versatile programme that encompasses all the different aspects of the tourism industry. It covers the fundamentals, including new managerial approaches and progressively offers you the choice of industry-specific specialisations. The programme provides many possibilities of putting theory into practice, not only in the different course modules taught but also through the experiences that you will live throughout the world.

    Year 1: Acquiring the fundamentals of management and tourism

    You will discover the fundamentals of management related to the tourism industry and learn about the different actors and tourist destinations. Throughout the year, you will have regular contact with industry professionals through your courses, business weeks, Eductour, conferences and business forum.                

    Languages

    This year can be studied in either French or English:

    • French Track: 80% taught in French, 20% in English 
    • English Track: 100% taught in English (a certain level of English is required for this track)

    In addition, you will study at least 2 foreign languages: 

    • 1st Modern Language: German, Italian or Spanish
    • 2nd Modern Language: Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian or Sign Language 

    Zone seminars 

    These encompass 13 hours of seminars with specialist lecturers and industry professionals. You can choose one of the four different zones on offer: Asia, Spanish-speaking, English-speaking, North Africa/Middle East

    Professional experiences 

    • Initial internship: at the end of the 1st semester you will carry out a 1-month internship to learn about the tourism industry, its businesses and careers.
    • Internship abroad: at the end of the 2nd semester you will carry out a 3-month internship abroad.
      You will immerse yourself in a new country where you will expand your understanding of the industry, become more independent and improve your foreign language ability… all in a multicultural environment.

    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.

    Year 2: Strengthening concepts and thinking globally

    In Year 2, you will develop the skills to think globally. This is encouraged through your academic expatriation and Humacité© project. The different courses taught will consolidate your knowledge and competencies in tourism and hospitality management.

    Languages

    This year can be studied in either French or English:

    • French Track: 80% taught in French, 20% in English 
    • English Track: 100% taught in English (a certain level of English is required for this track)

    In addition, you will study at least 2 foreign languages: 

    • 1st Modern Language: German, Italian or Spanish
    • 2nd Modern Language: Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian or Sign Language 

    Zone seminars 

    These encompass 24 hours of seminars with specialist lecturers and industry professionals. You can choose one of the following three sectors:

    • Hospitality Management
    • Event & Leisure
    • Travel & Tourism

    Geocultural zone specialisation 

    All the choices you make (foreign languages, different courses, expatriation destination and internships) will logically converge on a specific geographic zone so that you develop an expertise for a particular region of the world.
    You will gradually develop a veritable international profile which will be essential to your employability and will facilitate your mobility throughout your professional life.

    Humacité© 

    This is a compulsory element of the programme (with the exception of those on the Disney College Programme track).
    During your studies, you will undertake a 2-month 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 Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle, which is committed to educating students to become future managers who are both responsible and conscious of the importance of their role in society. 

    Academic expatriation 

    This is a compulsory element of the programme regardless of your chosen track.
    The objective of academic expatriation is to help you develop intercultural competencies, improve your knowledge and develop people skills by immersing yourself in a different culture. As a result, you will acquire an economic, professional and tourism expertise in the geographic zone you have chosen to be in. In addition, by studying at our partner university, you will improve your foreign language ability and discover different learning methods.

    Discover our partner universities

    Alternative tracks 

    • Disney College Programme: in partnership with Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando (selective admissions)
      Format: 1 semester of studies + paid internship 
      You will spend one semester studying in the USA at Delaware University (AACSB accredited). You will then undertake a 6-month paid internship in one of the parks of the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
    • International double degree: You will spend an entire academic year at one of Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle’s partner universities, with the objective of obtaining a double degree.

    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.

    Year 3: Pre-Employment or Pre-Masters
    Depending on your professional project, you can choose between:
    • A Pre-employment year: for those who wish to start their career and enter the job market
    • A Pre-Masters year: for those who wish to continue their studies (MBA or MSc)

    Pre-employment

    Choosing a specialisation and enhancing skills
    The pre-employment track in Year 3 is career-focussed and centred around your professional project. It offers: 

    • a double specialisation… one ‘industry-specific’ and one ‘job-specific’, so as to develop your professional skills
    • a 5-month internship in France or abroad in a company directly linked to your choice of specialisation  
    8 industry-specific specialisations to choose from:
    • Travel Management (English track)
      Learn about international tourism systems, supply and demand, global tourism patterns as well as concepts and practices associated with tourism planning, development, management, evaluation and research.
      Careers: Tour Operator, Travel Agency, Incoming Tour Operator, Sales Manager, eMarketing Manager etc.
    • Event Management (French track)
      Learn the necessary skills for event project management whilst developing your creativity.
      Careers: Event Management Agency, Tourist Information Centre, holiday resorts and holiday villages, Entertainment Manager, Events Manager etc.
    • Hospitality Management (English track)
      Learn the many facets of hospitality management.
      Careers: Luxury International Hospitality, Sales Manager, Customer Manager, F&B Manager etc.
    • Sports Tourism (French track)
      Learn how to develop sports holidays and experiences… from organising a simple trek to a major sporting event, or managing leisure facilities.
      Careers: Travel Organiser, Guide, Sports Facility Manager, Tour Operator, Hotels, Travel Agency, Incoming Tour Operator etc.
    • Nautical activities, cruises and coastal tourism (French track)
      Acquire the fundamentals to develop and promote a tourism product in the areas of nautical tourism, cruises and coastal tourism.
      Careers: Tourism Product Management, Cruise Marketing, Coastal Activity Centre Manager, Port Management etc.
    • Restaurant Management* - double degree with Ferrandi-Paris, (French track)
      Ferrandi
      Study at this prestigious school in Paris and rub shoulders with some of the most renowned French restaurant owners. The Ferrandi Bachelor has been developed around a strong network of luxury hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants. Teaching takes a practical approach, combining industry expertise, professional experience in some of the most renowned establishments both in France and abroad, as well as providing you with general knowledge relating to the industry.
      *Admission subject to certain conditions and selection criteria
    • Leisure and Entertainment (English track)
      Logo Disneyworld
      Spend one semester studying at Delaware University in the United States where you will be lodged on campus then undertake an internship at Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando. This Disney College Programme enables you to combine professional experience with international experience, working at a world-renowned theme park. This specialisation is subject to an interview with Disney and undertaking in Year 3 is only an option for those students directly joining the programme this year.
    3 job-specific specialisations to choose from:
    • Marketing and e-Tourism
      Learn how to best manage internet-related matters and to develop tools relevant to the tourism industry.
    • Strategy and Entrepreneurship
      Learn about and fully understand the overall functioning of companies, and master the necessary managerial skills to be able to create and develop a business.
    • HR Management 
      Learn about working in HR and managing teams.
    Business creation case study 

    Throughout the entire year, you will work on a business creation project from the initial market study to writing a business plan.  
    The objective is to develop project management skills and to acquire global strategic vision.

    Double degree track

    Through this track you can study for one of the following university degrees*:

    • Degree in Tourism from IMIS-ESTHUA at the University of Angers 
    • Degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Littoral Opal Coast (ULCO)

    *note that registration fees are applicable

    Pre-Masters

    Expanding knowledge and preparing for further studies
    This option gives direct entry to a Master degree programme at La Rochelle School of Tourism & Hospitality (MSc Access Year, MSc and MBA). 

    • Semester 1: you will expand your knowledge of the fundamentals of tourism management 
    • Semester 2: you will hone your professional project through one of the following tracks
    International Experience 

    This track is ideal if you wish to further develop your multicultural profile. After spending the first semester following the core curriculum, you will study abroad at one of our partner universities and then carry out either an internship of 2-3 months or a 2-month Humacité© project.

    High Potential Management

    This track, through courses, workshops, seminars and coaching, will enable you to access hotel industry Graduate Programmes, which are an outstanding way for young graduates to develop their managerial skills and are veritable career accelerators.

    Entrepreneurship

    This track is for those who intend creating a product, service or an activity in the short or medium term. You will follow courses in the fields of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. It also includes thematic workshops and conferences. You will receive guidance and support in formalising your project through the business incubator. At the end of the year, you can either carry out a 5-month internship related to your project or choose to dedicate this time to furthering your idea.

    Languages

    This year, you will study a second Modern Language. In addition, 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 studies.

    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.

  • By joining this Bachelor programme, you will be part of a School recognised for its expertise in tourism and hospitality management.

    La Rochelle School of Tourism & Hospitality offers you a wide range of experiences with one single objective… to develop your employability both in France and abroad, in an industry where products and services are constantly evolving.

    Humacité©

    In Year 2, and for some students in Year 3, you can carry out a social, humanitarian or civic voluntary project in an NGO or an association, either in France or abroad. This project, known as Humacité©, is one of the unique features of Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle, which is committed to educating students to become future managers who are both responsible and conscious of the importance of their role in society.

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    Professional experiences

    Company-based internships, in France or abroad, are a compulsory element of the Bachelor programme. By the end of your studies, your CV will boast between 8 and 15 months’ company-based work experience.

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    Work-study

    In order to adapt to the seasonal constraints of jobs in this industry, the work-study track is only available to students choosing the pre-employment ‘Hotel Management’ specialisation in Year 3.

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    International

    • In Year 2, academic expatriation is compulsory for all students.
    • Your internships and Humacité© project may be carried out abroad.
    • In Year 3 PreMasters, you have the option of studying for a double degree with one of our partner universities.

    To find out more

    Discover our partner universities

    Entrepreneurship

    Students with a keen interest in developing a product, service, activity or business can choose the Entrepreneurship track in Year 3 Pre-Masters.

    Student associations

    You have the possibility of getting involved in one of the 40 associations at Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle. Working in these associations will enable 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.

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    Support, guidance and mentoring

    Throughout your studies, you will benefit from personalised support and guidance.

    In tandem to this, 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 be mentored by an industry professional who is a graduate of La Rochelle School of Tourism & Hospitality and whose job reflects your professional project. Your mentor will help you evaluate the current job market and develop your career strategy.

    To find out more

  • Careers

    At the end of their studies, our graduates are ready to take up operational management positions in all sectors of the industry, across the 5 continents.

    They work in a wide variety of functions, such as:

    • Assistant Hospitality Manager
    • Assistant Restaurant Manager
    • Project Manager (conferences and events)
    • Customer Service Manager (travel agency)
    • Product Manager

    Length of time required to secure a job

    • 96% of our graduates find a job within 6 months of graduating
    • 30% find a job before the end of their studies

    International

    • 36% work abroad, the principal countries being Spain, United Kingdom, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Costa Rica, China, Australia
  • Tuition Fees 2018-2019

    Students from within the European Union*

    Year 1 7200€
    Year 2 7500€
    Year 3 7500€

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

    Students from outside the European Union

    Year 1 8600€
    Year 2 8900€
    Year 3 8900€

    Work-study Track

    Year 3 8500€**

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

    ** Tuition fees paid by the host company or financed by an OPCA (approved collection agency). The work-study track is open to all students from within and outside of the European Union

    Financing your studies

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  • The following table outlines the admissions procedure for candidates who hold (or are currently studying for) a non-French degree.

      Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
    What happens? Online application Admissions interviews via Skype
    • Admissions test results are released 
    • Deposit to be paid
    Administrative assistance Proof of academic level required
    How? Submission of application documents With a personal interview and language oral test
    • Results sent by email
    • Payment to be made online
    Assistance with visa application procedure and accommodation Provide proof of qualifications and language level

    Step 1

    CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE APPLICATION
    ADMISSIONS FEE

    An admissions fee of € 50.00 is required (to be paid by bank transfer or credit card)

    LIST OF SUPPORTIVE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED (TO BE SENT BY EMAIL)
    • motivation letter
    • academic reference letter
    • proof of current academic level (exam certificate/s or letter from current academic establishment etc.)

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    Step 2

    DETAILS OF ADMISSIONS TESTS
    Personal interview (in French or English depending upon the chosen track) Personal interviews are conducted by a panel made up of a member of staff from Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle and a working professional 25 mins.
    UPCOMING ADMISSIONS DEADLINES

    Throughout the academic year, admissions tests are organised every Tuesday, by Skype. The following table details the next deadlines and associated interview dates.

    *The exact dates and times will be sent via email a few days beforehand.

    Step 3

    ADMISSIONS TEST RESULTS

    Candidates will receive notification of their admission or non-admission, by e-mail, within 6 days following their interview.

    If you are admitted, you must:

    • pay a € 3000.00 deposit by the specified deadline (this amount will be deducted from your annual tuition fees)

    Step 4

    CONFIRMATION OF ENROLMENT

    You will receive confirmation of pre-enrolment as well as confirmation of accommodation which are necessary for your student visa application.

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    Step 5

    CONDITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE

    To confirm your final acceptance, you must provide proof of your current qualifications and language ability (before 30th June 2018):

    English-Track et French-Track Programmes B2*

    * Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

    Proof of language ability is NOT required if…

    • you come from a country where the official language is the same as that of your chosen track
    • you hold a qualification issued in a French-speaking country and are applying for a French track
    • you hold a qualification issued in an English-speaking country and are applying for an English track

    Please note that only official certificates will be accepted.

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