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International Leisure & Events Management | BREDA UNIVERSITY

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International Leisure & Events Management| BREDA UNIVERSITY

The international Leisure & Events industry is constantly growing and developing, both in Greece & Cyprus, as well as everywhere in the world. The sector has a great need for a new generation of managers, young professionals with creative ideas and market knowledge are in growing demand in attractions & theme park management and elsewhere in the leisure industry.

The International Leisure & Events Management programme is delivered thematically. This means that in year 1 subjects such as economics, management, communication and market research are dealt with in content-related projects, rather than in separate topics. In the second year you have the opportunity to focus on the following specializations:- International Event Management -Attractions & Theme Parks Management - Social Innovation-  International Leisure & Events Management (broad-based).

In the Nationale Studentenenquête 2017 (Student Survey), this programme was voted No.1 of all government-funded Leisure programmes in the Netherlands.

In addition, Keuzegids HBO 2018 ranked the International Leisure & Events Management programme No. 1 in its own category.

The academy admits only 400 students a year; which number has been reached for the academic year 2018/2019, starting September 2018.

Starting date: September 2019

You can apply as of: 1 October 2018.

Degree title: Bachelor of Arts

Programme intensity: Full-time

Program duration: 4 years

Fast track: 3 years

Language: English

Program location: Breda

Tuition fee per year: € 2.060

The International Leisure & Events Management programme is delivered thematically. This means that in year 1 subjects such as economics, management, communication and market research are dealt with in content-related projects, rather than in separate topics. Examples of modules are: Leisure Productions, Imagineering, Running Businesses, Design & Marketing and Stakeholder Management.

After completing the first year, you have the opportunity to choose one of the following tracks:

“International Event Management”

Events are important to brands. Brands are doing everything they can to engage their customers and to set themselves apart from their competitors. This provides opportunities for the event industry. There hardly seem to be any limits to the opportunities for developing new event concepts in an ever changing environment.

“Attractions & Theme Park Management”

The attraction and theme park industry is rapidly growing and changing. Museums and science centers no longer focus exclusively on education, but are adding entertainment and experiential elements to their offerings in the form of themed exhibitions, interaction and attractions. At the same time, major attraction parks are evolving into holiday resorts, featuring hotels, entertainment centers and water parks.

“Social Innovation”

Social Innovation involves people or organizations working together towards creative solutions to problems. In this process, clever use is made of existing resources and people’s enthusiasm. The website ‘Couchsurfing’ is a good example of this. On this website, travelers all around the world offer each other a free place to sleep in their homes in order to save money on accommodation.

“International Leisure Management”

By carrying out projects in cooperation with industry professionals, you will be trained to operate effectively within and between the various leisure sectors. Your role will be one of innovative connector, the linchpin of the organization. Creating relationships or looking for creative business or collaborative models will be one of your main goals.

Most of the third year is occupied by a work placement. You may perform your work placement either for a company in the Netherlands or, preferably, abroad. In this year you will also have the opportunity to follow a half-year exchange programme at one of our partner universities, followed or preceded by a shorter work placement.

In the first half of the fourth year, students work on one large-scale project, or a variety of smaller projects commissioned by the leisure industry within the scope of their minor track. The second half of the fourth year is reserved for your individual graduation assignment. At the request of an organization from the industry, you will conduct research in your specialist area, give advice and make an implementation plan for this.

Three-year track

The fast track may also be open to Greek students, depending on their previous education and levels. To be eligible, you would need a Greek Apolytirio Genikou Lykeio, diploma with a overall grade of at least 10. A grade of at least 17 in one or more of the following subjects is also preferable for successfully following this fast track course: mathematics, or economics.

You will start in the 2nd year of the regular programme. By completing some extra courses and passing the progress test at the appropriate level, you will prove that you are able to process the year 1 knowledge as well.

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.

Unfortunately, it’s no longer possible to apply for the academic year of 2018-2019. Applying for the academic year of 2019-2020 will be possible from 1 October 2018.

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

Admission into this degree programme is based on enrolment restriction. For the academic year of 2018-2019, a maximum of 400 students were admitted to the International Leisure & Events Management programme.

NHTV Breda applies a selection procedure and is allowed to select 100% of its own students.

For more information contact us on info@studyinholland.gr

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

As a leisure manager, you could take up a career around the world in: theatres, theme parks, conference/event agencies, local authorities, multinationals, sports organizations, development of leisure areas, city marketing etc. You may be in charge of the operational management of a company, the development of new leisure products, the organization of exhibitions, conferences or events, or be involved in processes regarding societal matters in which leisure plays an important role.

Once you have earned your bachelor's degree, you may choose to continue on a professional NHTV master’s programme, for example, the “Master in Imagineering”. NHTV also offers an academic “Master in Leisure Studies” (MSc). Your bachelor's degree, together with a successfully completed pre-master's track, will give you access to this master's programme.