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)