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Hotel and Event Management hbo

Engels 7 jaar (niet op rij)ISAT-code 34118

A glimpse of your future

There are many roads open to you when you earn your Hotel and Event Management bachelor’s degree. What about working as an event manager at Tomorrowland (ID&T) or as a banqueting manager at the Hotel Sofitel Legend The Grand. You can also work as a hotel manager or organiser of conferences. Do you want to know more about your many options? Take a look at the career opportunities and read interviews with alumni.

Do you want to continue your education after completing the Hotel and Event Management bachelor’s degree? This bachelor’s degree grants you access to many domestic and foreign master’s degrees.

Starting salary

The starting salary for recent hotel school graduates is around € 2,140 per month (Higher Education Guide 2020).

Employment opportunities

Revenue in the hotel and catering industry has been increasing for over six years. That means employment opportunities have also been growing (source: CBS). The hotel and catering sector has one of the happiest professional groups in the Netherlands, so this is definitely a great industry to work in (source: HotelloTOP). 

Successful in the hospitality industry

Leisure is big business; from a visit to a festival to spending a nice weekend at a luxury hotel. Every year, it brings in roughly €82 million revenue in the Netherlands. More than 19 million foreign tourists visited our country in the past year and this number will increase in the years to come (source: NBTC). On top of that the Netherlands is the European country with the highest number of conventions. Websites such as Booking.com have created a strong demand for e-commerce professionals. A sector with plenty of future potential!

What can you do and where can you work?

What can you do once you complete the Hotel and Event Management bachelor’s course at Tio University of Applied Sciences?
Nearly every sector of industry has a need for well-trained managers with excellent organisational skills. After completing this bachelor’s degree, you can therefore have your pick of many positions and areas of expertise.

Think of professions such as:

  • Hotel manager
  • Food & beverage manager
  • Event manager
  • Wedding planner
  • Convention organiser
  • Marketing manager
  • Consultant
  • Duty manager
  • Reservations manager
  • Front office manager
  • General manager
  • Entrepreneur

Where can you work? Examples include:

  • Event organisations
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Theme parks
  • Convention and fair venues
  • Cultural centres
  • Multinationals
  • Banking and insurance companies
  • Cruise ships
  • Marketing agencies
  • Consultancy firms
  • Your own business
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Master's degrees

The Hotel and Event Management degree entitles you to enrol in many national and international master degree programmes. Generally, to follow a master programme, you must complete a pre-master.

Master programmes

Worldwide there are many different master degree programmes offered in various fields of interest. Are you thinking about studying for a master’s degree abroad? Maybe one of the masters offered by Tio’s partner universities will suit you.

  • Business Administration
  • Business and Management
  • Consultancy and Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality Management
  • Hotel and Tourism Management
  • Innovative Hospitality Management
  • International Business Management
  • International Economics and Business
  • International Event Management
  • International Hotel Management
  • International Leisure and Tourism
  • Leisure
  • Tourism and Environment
  • Management
  • Management & Leadership
  • Marketing Communicatie
  • Tourism Destination Management

Masters around the world

Master's degrees at Tio's partner universities

More info?

For more information about master degree programmes and attending a master at one of Tio’s partner universities, please visit our master's degree page.

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Alumni association

The graduates of Tio unify through Tio Alumni. Tio Alumni strives to preserve the relationships between former students and Tio and to stimulate and expand contacts between alumni.

Tio Alumni is the platform where alumni can meet both online and offline. The members of Tio Alumni meet several times throughout the year during network meetings, master classes or events. The focus is on expanding your network. There is also a lot of attention for digital networking: sharing vacancies, exchanging knowledge and sharing sector information.
Furthermore, Tio has an alumni board, consisting of 27 former students who are involved in drawing up Tio’s policies. This board convenes at least twice per year to discuss e.g. the coordination between Tio’s education and the world of business, alumni policies and the activation of other alumni.

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This is what Tio alumni say

Dignus Heijning | Alumni
“Tio Alumni can give you a kick-start to your career, to finding a new job or a good assignment.”
Dignus Heijning | Alumni
Machteld Bakker | Alumna
“An alumni network offers graduates a ton of added value. You can share ideas and experiences, inspire each other and get closer to finding your dream job.”
Machteld Bakker | Alumna

Career opportunities

Find your dreamjob with Tio's hotel study
Find your dreamjob with Tio's hotel study
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Average rating for this Tio programme: 4.6 on a 5-point scale based on 58 reviews.