Bachelor in Hotel Management
Ba of Business Administration
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The hospitality business is currently the fastest-growing industry. As the world continues to globalise and distances seem to become shorter, an increasing number of people are in need of accommodation away from home. The demand for excellent service has become stronger as more and more people gain international travel experience. As a result of this, the industry is facing many challenges such as dynamics in marketing channels, skills shortages, more demanding consumers, emerging markets in tourism, development of new hotel concepts and sustainable entrepreneurship.
The Saxion Hospitality Business School offers 2 bachelor programmes that perfectly address the need for people who are educated in the international hospitality business and who are eager to deal with these industry challenges:
- Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) in Hotel Management
- Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) in Tourism Management
The two programmes share a focus on creating the conditions that enable people to travel, enjoy their leisure time and find suitable accommodation while they are away from home. These conditions should generate a healthy profit for the company while also ensuring that guests and customers are happy and entirely satisfied with the service they receive.
Hotel Management is the ideal programme for people with entrepreneurial flair, commercial insight and a service-minded approach. In addition to management skills, considerable attention is paid to professional skills and theory in order to help you develop the right attitude for the hospitality sector.
On the Hotel Management programme, you learn how to successfully lead a business in the international hospitality industry as a manager or entrepreneur. You learn to translate the wishes of your guests into an appealing, customer-oriented product or service. You learn how to find the right balance between 'How should I run my business?' and 'How can I pamper my guests?'. The hospitality sector is not for those seeking a nine-to-five, Monday-to-Friday work pattern, nor is it an environment that will appeal to everybody. However, it may be ideal for you if you want to work in a customer-focused business environment with a wide range of specialist opportunities. Furthermore, providing you are flexible, it offers the chance of rapid career progression: it is not uncommon for successful management trainees to reach general manager positions in large hotels within five to seven years of starting their career.
Please note: The location for year 3 will be determined per year and might change.
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The bachelor programme has a duration of 4 years (equivalent to 240 European credits). The focal point of the first year is to provide insight into the full scope of the international hospitality business. You will become familiar with the basics of hotel management. Excursions and company visits will give you a realistic picture of the industry.
This bachelor degree is recognised by the Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). The NVAO independently ensures the quality of higher education in The Netherlands and Flanders by assessing and accrediting programmes.
The first year modules are:
- World of Hotel Management
- Business Economics
- Principles of Hospitality Marketing
- Event Organisation
- International Hospitality
- Professional Development
- Business English 1
- Hotel Industry Dynamics
- Introduction to Research
- Management Principles
- Language of Choice:
- Spanish Rápido 1
- French 1
- Dutch 1
In addition to these subjects, you will participate in excursions and professional development activities.
In the next three years, you will learn generic skills by being exposed to contemporary management theories applied to the context of hospitality industry-specific operations. Attention is given to tactical and strategic management in areas like event management, financial management, human resource management, revenue management and entrepreneurship. In the meantime, you will develop research skills, complete a five-month traineeship in the industry and be able to deepen your knowledge in a specific field by participating in a minor programme for one semester. The programme is concluded by carrying out a research project for your final thesis.
Extensive interaction with the industry plays an important role throughout the programme. Apart from traineeships and the graduation assignment, this is achieved by involving industry representatives in constructing cases, delivering guest lectures and hosting excursions.
Entry is open to Dutch and international students alike. If you hold or expect to obtain a Dutch qualification (e.g. HAVO), you must comply with the same entry requirements as for the Dutch programme HHO (Hoger Hotelonderwijs) in order to be admitted to the programme.
If you have a degree from abroad, Saxion University will determine the value of your degree and compare it to the Dutch certificate to determine its level. Some examples of equivalent diploma levels are listed below:
|Bulgaria||Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie
Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie
Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife
|Spain||Título de Técnico
Título de Técnico Superior
Título de Bachiller
|UK||General Certificate of Secondary Education with at least 4 subjects with a grade A*, A, B of C + General Certificate of Education with at least 2 subjects at advanced subsidiary level (in 6 different subjects).
General Certificate of Secondary Education with at least 3 subjects with a grade A*, A, B of C + General Certificate of Education with at least 3 subjects at advanced level (in 6 different subjects).
General Certificate of Education advanced supplementary or advanced subsidiary level National Diploma.
To be admitted to the programme, your qualification should be at least the equivalent of the Dutch certificate (see the table above for some examples). It is recommended that all students who wish to register for the programme should have studied subjects such as economics, languages and/or management at secondary school level. Finally you need to have a good command of English. If you do not have EU nationality, we require either an Academic IELTS score of 6.0 or a TOEFL score of 550. Unfortunately, without either of these test results, your application cannot be considered.
Additional entry requirements for non-Dutch students
To enter the first year of the Hotel Management programme, you will need to pass additional intake tests. In addition to the completed application form and as part of the compulsory admission procedure, you will be required to complete 4 further stages: a letter of reference to prove your affinity with and experience in the hospitality industry, a CV with a recent picture, a video presentation and a (skype) interview. If your assignments are approved by the admissions committee, you will be allowed to start in the first year. During the first year, you will have to gain at least 51 EC (European Credits) and pass your Business English 1 to be allowed to proceed to the second year of the Hotel Management programme.
For more information contact:
Ms. Vanessa Urdaneta
Saxion Hospitality Business School
Phone: +31 (0)570 - 603410
Additional entry requirements for Dutch students
To enter the first year of the Hotel Management programme, you will need to pass an intake assessment. These assessments are held on a regular basis throughout the year. For information about registration and the intake assessments, please see our Dutch website.
Hotel management education in The Netherlands is internationally renowned for its high standards. Alumni of Dutch hotel schools can be found in hospitality businesses all over the world. In order to meet the increasing demand for professionals in the rapid growing industry, the BBA programme in Hotel Management forms an excellent foundation for your career. The opportunities represent a broad range of related industries with many interdependencies in fields such as:
- Holiday/bungalow parks
- Events agencies
- Hospitality service suppliers
- Convention agencies
- Recreation & theme parks
- Tourist organisations & tour operators
- Contract catering
- Food and beverage Industry
- Banks / financial services
- Consultancy firms
- Employment agencies
- Other (restaurants, golf resorts, airlines, cruises lines, etc.)