Hotel and Event Management Bachelor's degrees

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 € 2,309 per month (Higher Education Guide 2023).

Look at possible professions

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 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

You can run into Tio alumni anywhere! They work in a wide range of sectors, from SMEs to multinationals or as independent entrepreneurs. Graduates from Tio come together in Tio Alumni: an extensive and important network that can do wonders for your career.

Tio Alumni strives to maintain the bond between Tio and its alumni and strengthen and expand the contacts between alumni. More than ten thousand Tio graduates can meet each other both on- and offline and get together several times throughout the year for networking sessions, master classes and events. The focus is on expanding and maintaining your network. There is also a strong focus on networking via the Tio Alumni LinkedIn group. This is where Tio and its alumni share vacancies and industry-specific information and exchange knowledge.
Tio likes to keep in touch with its former students. It has therefore formed an alumni council made up of twenty-seven former students. The council's members are actively involved in the development of Tio's policies.

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This is what Tio alumni say

“Tio Alumni can give you a kick-start to your career, to finding a new job or a good assignment.”
Dignus Heijning | Alumni
“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- and Event Management study
    Find your dreamjob with Tio's Hotel- and Event Management study
  • Restaurant manager in Dubai
    Restaurant manager in Dubai
  • Director at a congres and event venue
    Director at a congres and event venue
  • Entrepreneur after studying at Tio
    Entrepreneur after studying at Tio
  • Career opportunities after studying at Tio
    Career opportunities after studying at Tio
  • Traineeship at Hilton
    Traineeship at Hilton
  • Working as a Sales Manager
    Working as a Sales Manager
  • Working at PwC after studying at Tio
    Working at PwC after studying at Tio
  • Working at the Rabobank after studying at Tio University
    Working at the Rabobank after studying at Tio University