This programme is aligned with the needs of the global hospitality industry and focuses on how to add value to the guest experience. Saxion prepares you for a future as a successful hotelier, by encouraging you to be innovative and entrepreneurial. You will develop your skill in conceptual thinking and become an excellent strategist. Saxion’s Hotel Management programme is an internationally recognized Bachelor degree that addresses the needs of both the old and new generation in the traditional yet ever-changing hotel industry. During the minor you can study abroad at one of our partner universities, do a management internship, or choose a minor at Saxion.
This year is all about learning the basic principles of hotel management. You get to know different departments like: Front Office, Food & Beverage, ICT and Human Resources. You also learn about financing hotel operations, about management theories and how to approach a target group. Furthermore, you will study two foreign languages. Study trips, excursions, guest lectures and working several days in the industry offer you first-hand experience.
This year you work on your entrepreneurial skills, learning how to price hotel rooms and how to promote them and you also further develop your foreign language skills. Moreover, you gain a lot of practical experience by conducting a field research and managing a real-life event, as well as doing a five-month internship with one of our partners in the hotel, or hospitality industry.
Third and fourth year
From the third year onwards, you work on strategic issues.
While working on a new hotel concept, you refine your management skills. After that, it is time to choose study options, which are inspired by the latest trends and developments. You also have compulsory subjects, which prepare you for the final year.
In the fourth year you choose a minor. During the minor you can study abroad at one of our partner universities, do a management internship, or choose a minor at Saxion. You will complete the programme, by writing a research and advisory report for a Dutch, or foreign company, or the Saxion Research Centre Hospitality.