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International Hotel Management | BREDA UNIVERSITY

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International Hotel Management | BREDA UNIVERSITY

University level Hotel management education in the Netherlands is internationally renowned for its high standards and regarded as one of the best in the world. Graduates of this programme can be found in management positions in the hospitality businesses all over the world.

Since the International Hotel Management programme prepares you for an international career, you will have plenty of opportunities to gain international experience like study trips and a work placement abroad. Moreover you will have the possibility to participate in an exchange programme

You will study Operations Management and Management Information Systems in hospitality management organizations, in combination with practical training in the in-house training company Sibelicious. You will work in several outlets such as catering, service desk, store room, restaurant and kitchen.

Each semester also offers a combination of language classes and courses like Finance, Accounting, Economics, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour, Business Law & Ethics, Management information Systems etc.

Besides that, you will also take part in the Management Development Programme, with activities that evolve around the development of personal and professional skills.

The academy admits only 165 students every year.


Starting date: September 2018

You can apply until: August 15, 2018

Degree title: Bachelor of Business Administration

Programme intensity: Full-time

Program duration: 4 years

Fast track: 3 years

Language: English

Program location: Breda

Tuition fee per year: € 2.060

Year 1

The two first year modules are offered on alternating basis. “Knowing the fundamentals of Hospitality Operations”. This module is an introduction to Operations Management and Management Information Systems in hospitality management organizations, in combination with practical training in the in-house training company Sibelicious.

You will work in several outlets such as catering, service desk, storeroom, restaurant and kitchen. You organize, cater for, manage and provide service to real customers, who come in daily for lunch, dinner, a meeting or a congress. Next to that, you learn the basic principles of wine and receive an official wine certificate in the end.

You will learn how to deal with the basics of Finance, Economics, Marketing, Business Law & Ethics and Investigative Abilities in relation to the hospitality management industry.

Year 2 & Year 3 - Main phase I

Year 2 and 3 consist of a total of 4 modules, the second and the third of which are offered on alternating basis.

“Developing People and Organizations”. Take a close look at behavioral aspects of working with people in organizations. (Courses: Organizational behaviour, Business Law & Ethics, Investigative Abilities and Economics)

“Managing Business Performance and Innovation”. Learn how to deal with customer relations, service marketing and pricing strategies. (Courses: Accounting, Operations Management, Management Information Systems and Marketing)

“Exploring the International Hospitality Industry”. In this 5 month practical work placement you will experience living and working in a real life, cross cultural hospitality environment abroad.

Year 3 - Main phase II

“Creating Excellence in Hospitality Management”. The main focus of this module is strategic management. It examines the corporate strategic possibilities of organizations.

In order to ensure all students can be visited by their supervising lecturer, and in accordance with Breda University of Applied Sciences safety and security guidelines, a policy of geographical clustering is being followed and placements are located in the following countries and regions: Belgium, France, Germany, Spain & Mallorca, England, Ireland & Scotland, Dutch Antilles (Aruba, Bonaire), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Thailand (Bangkok), Australia, New Zealand, South Africa (Cape Town area), United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Abu Dhabi).

Year 4 – Graduation phase

In the final year, you choose a personalized context in which you will perform your bachelor’s thesis and have the possibility to complete a personalized curriculum component (e.g. a minor, work placement, advisory report, business plan). Under the supervision of a personal coach, you will work on your final thesis, which you will defend at the end of the year.

As the hospitality industry is international by nature, it goes without saying that studying foreign languages will be an integral and important part of your studies. Besides proficiency in English – today’s leading language in the hospitality industry, you are required to select and study one of the following foreign languages: French, German, Spanish, Dutch (only for non-native speakers)

Fast track (3 years)

This study programme offers a three-year track. The fast track may also be open to Greek students, depending on their previous education.

All international applications will be decided on a case by case basis, to ensure the standard of the diploma will be appropriate for the fast track.

All courses and examinations will be in English, so you need a good command of spoken and written English.

As an international applicant, you will also be required to demonstrate sufficient results of one of these tests:

CAE (Cambridge Advanced Certificate), or CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)

IELTS test (minimum overall band score of 6.0, and minimum subscore of 6.0 for speaking)

TOEFL test (minimum score of 80 internet-based, and minimum subscore of 20 for speaking)

Greek high school diploma (Apolytirio Genikou Lykeio), with a general grade of at least 10. Financial calculation is an essential part of the study programme. A grade of at least 15 in one or more of the following subjects is preferable for successfully following this course: mathematics, or economics.

Besides the formal admission requirements, affinity with the hospitality industry and/or proven work experience in this industry are also taken into account.

Other selection criteria include analytical skills, understanding of commercial matters, social intelligence, service-oriented attitude, innovative mindset, language skills, independence and entrepreneurial spirit.

In addition your proficiency in English, we will also discuss the level of your second foreign language: French, German, Spanish or Dutch (only for non-native speakers)

Please note that we reserve the right to select only those candidates we think will be the most likely to succeed based on the selection criteria. 

In the online application portal you will also be requested to upload a personal video message. In this video message you will need to convince us why you are the right candidate for the programme.

Applying for the academic year of 2018-2019 will be possible from 1 October 2017 until the application deadline of 1 May 2018.

In case you have not obtained your secondary school diploma yet, you can already apply by submitting your current grade list.

Ultimate closing date for applications: August 15, 2018

We advise you to apply before May 1. Breda University of Applied Sciences has the right to refuse applications by students which meet the admission requirements, but which are sent after May 1.  

Breda has a growing number of students, which is why accommodation in Breda can be scarce. Unfortunately, Breda University of Applied Sciences has no campus or student rooms of its own and, therefore, it will be your own responsibility to find accommodation in Breda. Rental prices for a student room in Breda vary from €300 to €500 per calendar month. However, you will most commonly find rooms to rent for around € 400. Make sure you book a room in time (preferably in the early spring), so you have the best chances to book the room that suits your wishes. Unfurnished rooms can be cheaper to rent than furnished ones and since most rooms in the Breda are unfurnished, you may need to furnish your room yourself. This doesn’t have to be expensive as there are many DIY stores, second hand stores and second hand websites and Facebook pages.

If you want to find a good place to live in time, Breda University of Applied Sciences encourages you to subscribe to Klik voor Kamers (Click for rooms). This is a joint initiative of the three housing corporations in Breda: Laurentius, Singelveste Alleewonen and WonenBreburg.

For more information on booking a room, please contact us on: info@studyinholland.gr

Graduates from Dutch hotel management schools are sought after all over the world, because of the international recognition of the world class level of these studies.

After graduating you often start your career in an assistant position and over time, you work your way up to (senior) management positions in the hospitality branch. Our graduates work across the entire spectrum of the hospitality industry all over the world, in positions such as: General Manager of a hotel, Sales and Marketing Manager at the head office of an (international) hotel chain, Account Manager of food suppliers, Food and Beverage Manager, Rooms Division Manager etc.

Alternatively, you might take up positions at other types of companies; conference venues, holiday resorts, wholesalers to the hotel and catering trade, or consultancy agencies.

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences offers all its students the opportunity of attending the academic English-taught pre-master's programme Strategic Business Management and Marketing (SBM) in their last year of study. Successful completion of this track will give you direct access, to various Master of Science programmes in business-related studies in management and marketing at Breda University of Applied Sciences partner universities. A few examples are the universities of Maastricht, Tilburg, Brussels (B) and Warwick (UK).

This pre-master's programme also links up directly to the academic master in Bachelor of Science Leisure Studies of Breda University of Applied Sciences.

To broaden your horizon and get to know more about possibilities and crossovers you can make with hotel management, you can choose a one-year master’s programme at Breda University of Applied Sciences after your bachelor’s programme in International Hotel Management:

“Master in Imagineering”, or “Master in Tourism Destination Management”.

If you want, you can also choose a master’s programme in the field of hospitality management at another University in the Netherlands, for example:

“Master in Innovative Hospitality Management” (Maastricht), “Master in Hospitality Management” (The Hague).