Bachelor in Tourism Management
Ba of Business Administration
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The hospitality & tourism business is the fastest growing industry in the 21st century. As people have more spare time and tourist expenditures increase sharply, the industry is facing many challenges such as dynamics in marketing channels, skills shortages, more demanding consumers, emerging markets in tourism and sustainable entrepreneurship.
The Saxion Hospitality Business School offers 2 bachelor programmes that perfectly meet the demand for people who are educated in the international hospitality business and who are eager to deal with these challenges:
- Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) in Hotel Management
- Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) in Tourism Management
The two programmes share that they focus on creating the conditions that make it possible for people to travel, spend their leisure time, and stay away from home. This should be done in such a way that it offers a healthy profit to the company and brings maximum satisfaction and delight to the guests and customers.
Tourism Management is the ideal programme for people with a flair for languages, creativity, conceptual thinking, commercial insight and who are service-minded. A lot of attention is paid to professional skills and theory, and to management skills. Moreover, developing the proper professional and hospitable attitude is an important focus point. In the Tourism Management course you learn how to successfully lead a business in the international tourism & leisure industry as a manager, entrepreneur or consultant. You learn to translate the wishes of a guest into appealing, innovative tourism- and leisure concepts.
To this end, you will learn about the international tourism industry, design and planning of environmentally friendly resorts, ecotourism, motivation of travelers and factors affecting tourist behaviour. You will also gain expertise in managing visitor attractions, the protection and management of heritage and historic sites, tourism in rural areas, and the promotion and marketing of tourism products. All this will be dealt with by critically evaluating complex relationships between different sectors of tourism, tourism destination planning organisations and local communities through the use of international case studies. Developing a theme park in Poland and advising on destination development in Zambia are eye-catching examples of this.
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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 offer a full scope of the international hospitality business. You will become familiar with the basics of tourism- and leisuremanagement. 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 T & L
- Business Economics
- Principles of Hospitality Marketing
- Introduction to Research
- Management Principles
- Professional Development
- Business English 1
- T&L Industry Dynamics
- Event Organisation
- International Hospitality
- Choice of Language
- Spanish Rápido 1
- French 1
- Dutch 1
In the next three years, you will learn generic skills through exposure to contemporary management theories applied to the context of tourism & leisure specific operations. Attention is given to tactical and strategic management in areas like event management, financial management, sports and adventures, human resource management, sustainable tourism, touroperating and entrepreneurship. Alongside you will develop research skills, complete a five months traineeship in the industry and you will 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 realised by drawing industry representatives into constructing cases, delivering guest lectures and hosting excursions.
Entry is open to Dutch as well as international students. When you hold a Dutch qualification (e.g. HAVO or when you expect to obtain this) you should comply with the same entrance requirements as for the Dutch programme HTRO (Hoger Toeristisch en Recreatief Onderwijs) in order to be admitted to the programme.
When you have a foreign degree Saxion University will determine the value of your degree and compare it to the Dutch certificate to determine its level.
|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.
Your qualification should at least be the equivalent of the Dutch certificate, see the table above for some examples, to be admitted to the programme. It is recommended that all students who wish to register for the programme should have taken subjects such as economics, languages and/or management at their secondary schools. Finally you need to have a good command of English. If you do not have an 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.
Along with the growth in international tourism and leisure, the demand from the industry for qualified labour is on the rise. Dutch education and research in tourism & leisure management is internationally renowned for its high standards. Therefore, alumni can be found in tourism and leisure businesses all over the world. In order to meet the increasing demand for professionals in this rapidly growing industry, the BBA programme in Tourism Management forms an excellent basis to start your career. The opportunities represent a broad range of related industries with many interdependencies in fields such as:
- Recreation & Theme Parks
- Holiday Bungalow Parks
- Hospitality Service suppliers
- Cruiseship companies
- Event organisers
- Policy officer at governmental institutions or tourism associations
- Other (golf-, resort-, wellness-, sports management)