• Languages
    English / French
  • Location
    La Rochelle, Tours
  • Accreditations
    TedQual / Accredited by the French Government
  • Qualifications
    Bac+3
    Double qualification: Bachelor and University Degree (3 years of higher education)
  • Start date
    September

Bachelor in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Exploring the tourism of tomorrow!

State-accredited qualification from the 1st and only French School to be awarded TedQual certification from the World Tourism Organization

Programmes accreditations

  • Overview
  • Study Tracks
  • Programme Content
  • Experiences
  • Work-study
  • Careers
  • Cost of studies
  • Admission
  • Maria Belhaj
    Director of the Bachelor in Tourism and Hospitality Management Maria Belhaj

    The Bachelor in Tourism and Hospitality Management is open to students who have graduated from High School (or international equivalent), or those who have already validated one or two years of post-High School education. This programme offers you the opportunity of obtaining a State-accredited qualification, equivalent to 3 years of post-High School education.

    It offers you the opportunity to personalise your study path, to enjoy international experiences and to develop your professional skills, for a more sustainable and socially-responsible tourism. You will gain a comprehensive overview of the sector through the wide variety of possible professions available, enabling you to refine your personal project throughout this customised programme.

    The Bachelor in Tourism and 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 a 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?

    • In La Rochelle: State-accredited qualification, equivalent to 3 years of post-High School education
    • In Tours: State-accredited qualification, equivalent to 3 years of post-High School education
    • Unique experiences in France and abroad (Humacité© project, Climacité© project, academic expatriation, company-based internships)
    • 3 languages (from beginner level) for those joining in Year 1
    • Choice of a French Track or 100% English Track
    • Recognised French and international professional and academic partners (74 partner universities abroad)
    • Personalised support and guidance to help you define your professional project and plan your future
    • Possibility of a Work-study Track in Year 3 (La Rochelle campus)

    A specialisation for each and every professional project

    Classic Track

    • Hospitality & Travel Management
    • Events Management
    • Sommellerie, Tasting and Marketing of Wines and Spirits

    International Track

    • Leisure and Entertainment (Disney College Program in Orlando, USA)

    Work-study Track

    Double qualification Track

    • Leisure and Entertainment (Disney College Program in Orlando, USA)
       

    A choice of campus: La Rochelle or Tours

    Excelia is located in 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

     

    • Year 1 (one year of post-High School education)  drapeau france drapeau en

    • Year 2 (two years of post-High School education) drapeau FR drapeau fr

    • Year 3 (three years of post-High School education)  drapeau Fr drapeau EN

    Year 1 (one year of post-High School education)  drapeau france drapeau en

    Year 2 (two years of post-High School education) drapeau FR drapeau fr

    Year 3 (three years of post-High School education)  drapeau Fr drapeau EN

    Programme structure

    Classic Track   drapeau france drapeau en

    September-December: Lessons + The Water Puzzle Workshop
    December: Climacité© project (2 months)
    January-February: Lessons
    March-July: Climacité© project (2 months) & Internship abroad (3 months)

     

     

    French Track drapeau FR

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

    English Track drapeau EN

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

    Classic Track drapeau Fr drapeau EN

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

    Work-study Track drapeau Fr

    Year: 12 months of professional experience 
    Format: 1 week School-based / 3 weeks company-based

    International Track  drapeau Fr drapeau EN

    September-December: Lessons in chosen specialisation
    January-August: Academic expatriation (3-4months) + Internship (2 months) and/or Humacité© project (2 months)
    or
    Disney College Program: 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

    Double qualification Track with ESTHUA

    If you choose this track, after your 3 years of study you will be awarded the Bachelor in Tourism and Hospitality Management from Excelia as well as a French University degree in Tourism and Hospitality from ESTHUA in Angers.

  • 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
    • Tourism Organisations and Key Stakeholders
    • Fundamentals of HR
    • Fundamentals of Accounting
    • Introduction to Financial Analysis
    • Data Management using Excel
    • Marketing for Sustainable Tourism

    Experiential and Personal Development (EPD):

    • Developing your Personal and Professional Project (to be assessed by tutor)
    • The Economy of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry
    • Initial Internship: Discovery Report
    • Start-of-year Seminar - Drama Workshop
    • Sport, Culture, Clubs and Association activities

    General knowledge:

    • Global Code of Ethics

    Languages:

    • English: 20% of courses taught in English
    • 2nd Modern Language: German, Spanish or Italian
    • 3rd Language: 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
    • Marketing for Sustainable Tourism
    • 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)
    • 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 certain level of English is required for this track)
    • 2nd Modern Language: German, Spanish or Italian
    • 3rd Language: 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
    • Series of Industry Lectures: Sports and Leisure Industry, Hospitality Industry, Travel Industry
    • Team Management and Conflict Management

    Experiential and Personal Development (EPD):

    • 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: Chinese, Portuguese or Sign Language 

    English Track

    Management and Tourism:

    • Innovation in 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):

    • 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: Chinese, Portuguese or Sign Language

     

    Year 3 

    Core course modules (in French or in English)

    Management and Tourism:

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

    The following can be studied in either English or Spanish:

    • Sustainable Development and CSR in Tourism

    Experiential and Personal Development (EPD):

    • Fine-tuning your Personal and Professional Project (to be assessed by professional mentor)
    • Oral Exam
    • Operational Management Internship: written report

    General Knowledge:

    • Global Code of Ethics
    • Intercultural Communication for Tourism

    Professional Modules:

    • Business Game
    • Company Creation Project 

    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

    Hospitality & Travel Management  Anglais

    • Standards and certifications
    • Food and beverage
    • Travel Industry
    • Negotiation and purchasing in tourism
    • Consultancy project Hospitality 
    • Hotel Marketing and Distribution
    • MICE: Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions
    • Destination management et creative tourism
    • Consultancy Project Travel

    Events Management Français

    • Event Organisation Design
    • MICE: Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions
    • Project Scenography and Methodology
    • Events Management: Applied Project
    • Tourism and french gastronomy
    • Intercultural communication for Tourism
    • Tourism and Disability

    Sommellerie, Tasting and Marketing of Wines and Spirits Français

    • Fundamentals of Oenology and Viticulture
    • Wine and Spirits Products
    • Wine Tasting, Food & Wine Pairing
    • Study of French and International Vineyards
    • Wine Tourism
    • Team Management in Hospitality
    • Bar Techniques: Mixology, Study of Other Beverages

    In partnership with the Lycée Hôtelier de La Rochelle (hotel and catering High School)

    WORK-STUDY TRACK
    • Hotel Operations Management
    • Hotel Marketing
    • Tourism and Innovation
    • Intercultural communication for Tourism
    • MICE: Meetings, Incentive, Conferences and Exhibitions
    • Tourism and Disability
    • Corporate Communication and HRM (Human Resources Management)
    INTERNATIONAL TRACK

    Semester 1 lessons are in your chosen specialisation 

     

     

     

    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.

     

    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 certain level of English is required for this track)
    • 2nd Modern Language: German, Spanish or Italian
    • 3rd Language (compulsory for students joining in Year 1): Choice of Portuguese, Chinese or Sign Language
    • Preparation lessons for TOEFL and TOEIC

    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 and 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 with your entire Year Group. In addition, you will have tutorials in smaller groups, based on your chosen specialisation, language ability, etc.

     

  • Your experiences

     

    Work-study: 12 months

    You have the possibility of a 12-month Work-study Track during Year 3 only. This will enable you to develop your professional skills in a real company, giving you the opportunity of applying the management theory you have learned.

     

    Business Game

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

     

    Conference series: Inspiration notebooks

    Throughout the year, professionals and graduates lead masterclasses to raise students' awareness about the various challenges and issues in the tourism sector and its professions.

     

    Disney College Program: 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 Excelia Tourism 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

    Heading abroad on academic expatriation is a compulsory part of Year 2 of the programme. Students who choose the International Track in Year 3 will have the opportunity of repeating the experience.

    Discover our partner universities

     

    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: Portuguese, Chinese or Sign Language.

     

    Humacité© Project: up to 8 weeks

    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, which is committed to educating students to become future managers who are both responsible and conscious of the importance of their role in society.

    Find out more

     

    Climacité© Project: 2 months

    Climacité© is an educational initiative aimed at raising awareness, educating and preparing Excelia’s students for the challenges of protecting the environment and adapting to climate change.

    The project is intended to educate students to become responsible citizens who are aware of their duty towards the planet and its inhabitants (humans and other living beings).

     

    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’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 thanks to the Talent Centre.

    In addition, you will receive personal mentoring from an industry professional who is a graduate of Excelia Tourism School currently working in the industry, who will help you 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 Program
    • Personalised Support and Guidance from your Mentor, Series of Lectures

    Year 3

    • 3rd Language, Academic Expatriation, Humacité© project, Disney College Program
    • 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"?

    Our programmes offered on a work-study track are subject to specific admissions requirements and conditions. To maximise your chances of being accepted on a work-study track, here is some useful information and helpful advice:

    • Personal interview: Candidates are strongly advised to submit a CV and a cover letter. How you perform on the day of the interview and the quality of these documents, even if optional, are all part of the assessment.
    • Grant holders: as part of its commitment to social inclusion, when it comes to work-study, Excelia gives preferential consideration to applicants with grants.

     

    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 in Year 3.

     

    Work-study in detail

    • Contract type: contrat de professionnalisation (Professional training 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

     

    Graduate Testimonials

    Don’t take our word for it... here’s what our graduates say about their jobs!

    Graduate videos and articles

     

    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 Information Centre
    • Airport
    • Amusement/Theme Park
    • Thalassotherapy/Spa
    • Humanitarian Association

    Facts & Figures

    • 100% of our graduates find a job within 6 months of graduating
    • 72% 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) in Destination and Tourism projects

    Master of Science (MSc) in International Tourism & Destination

    Master of Science (MSc) in International Hospitality

  • Tuition Fees 2024-2025

     

    Students from within the European Union*

    • Year 1: €8,900
    • Year 2: €8,900
    • Year 3: €9,450

    *27 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.

     

    Students from outside the European Union

    • Year 1: €9,350
    • Year 2: €9,350
    • Year 3: €9,750

    Work-Study Track

    • Year 3: In the case of a contrat de professionnalisation and a contrat d'apprentissage, tuition fees are paid by the host company  from the date of signature of the contract.

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

     

    Multiservice charge

    Fee: €250

    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

    Calculate the cost of studying in France

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    For more information about the cost of studying

     

  • Open to students with a High School qualification (or international equivalent). Personal motivation interview is carried out by internet via our dedicated platform (day and time of your choice).
    Application fee: €50

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    Open to students with a minimum of 1 year post-High School education or international equivalent (60 ECTS). Personal motivation interview is carried out by internet via our dedicated platform (day and time of your choice).

    Application fee: €50

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    Open to students with a minimum of 2 years post-High School education or international equivalent (120 ECTS). Personal motivation interview is carried out by internet via our dedicated platform (day and time of your choice)

    Application fee: €50

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