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Hotel and Event Management hbo

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Study programme International Tourism Management

Practical is the keyword: learning by doing! Nearly 60% of the Hotel and Event Management bachelor’s degree has a practical focus. The curriculum was designed in collaboration with branch associations and networking organisations INCH, HotelloTOP, IDEA, Genootschap voor Eventmanagers en Eventbranche and experts from the field. This ensures the study course ties in well with the sector’s needs and the latest trends.

Curriculum

Below, you will find an overview of the courses and projects you will attend at Tio’s Hotel and Event Management bachelor’s degree. The curriculum is divided into four components: hotel management, event management, entrepreneurship & e-commerce and internship & final thesis.
Given the importance of having international experience, you complete at least one component of your study course abroad (e.g. an internship, graduation project an international exchange programme).

Hotel management

Hotel practice and technical skills are the focus of the first year, hospitality at its foundation. You learn all about hotel and restaurant formulas and experiment with different preparation techniques in the cooking studio. You visit a variety of hotels, such as the Okura, Librije’s Hotel or the Hilton, during your third-year study trip for example.

Cooking skills

In the cooking studio you learn how to work independently. For instance, you learn all of the cutting techniques and how to blanch, sauté, poach and glaze.

Hotel and event week

Running a hotel with fellow students. You will be busy preparing in the first semester. Keeping the hotel running smoothly for a week: personnel planning, cooking, serving, allocating rooms, housekeeping, front office, assisting guests, organising workshops.

Project Hotel and Event Week

Food & beverage management

Menu engineering and design, food concepts, catering management, expertise & knowledge of drinks, pricing, cost control.

Hotel simulation game

You and your management team will compete against other teams in an attempt to be voted ‘best run hotel’. Financing, purchasing, yield management, marketing and management skills; all aspects are covered.

Guest lectures

Three guest lecture days, workshops by experts from the field.

Menu development & design

Wine & food combinations, dietary habits, dietetics, menu composition.

Law and hospitality

Licensing and catering act, private law, public law, tax law, business law, employment law, international law.

Practical internship

Gaining work experience in the hospitality industry.

Reservation systems

Booking hotel rooms, allotments, checking guests in and out.

Rooms division management

Hospitality in relation to healthy operational management. Managing housekeeping operations, fire prevention, yield management.

Technical hotel skills

Front office, duty management, operational management, hotel classification systems, administration, banqueting.

Technical restaurant skills

Hospitality, mastic, mise en place, clearing tables, providing guests with information.

CoursesProjects
Cooking skills3
Hotel and event week5
Food & beverage management3
Hotel simulation game3
Guest lectures1
 
Menu development & design1
 
Law and hospitality2
 
Practical internship2
 
Reservation systems2
 
Rooms division management4
 
Technical hotel skills2
 
Technical restaurant skills2
 
Courses
Cooking skills3
Food & beverage management3
Guest lectures1
Menu development & design1
Law and hospitality2
Practical internship2
Reservation systems2
Rooms division management4
Technical hotel skills2
Technical restaurant skills2
Projects
Hotel and event week5
Hotel simulation game3

* EC stands for European Credit. One EC equals a workload of 28 hours. Subject to changes.

Event management

Event management is a recurring theme throughout the course. You learn all about organising events and event management is part of subjects such as event marketing, MICE and communication. During the Event week, you take part in the event game which has you working in a team to come up with a concept for a business or charity. You take a look behind the scenes of events and corporations and take part in a variety of workshops. You visit a festival, a concert or a sports match and report on the organisation.

Attending events

Visiting an event, backstage analysis and providing feedback with suggestions for improvement.

Event week

During the event week, you will compete in the event game where, as part of a team you create an event concept for a company or a charity.You visit various events: for example a festival, concert, sports competition or theater and write a report concerning the organisation of the event.

City marketing

Put a city on the map through promotional activities such as events. The goal of city marketing is to convey a positive image of the city and attract more visitors and tourists to this city.

Creative concept design

The creation of a business concept in the field of hospitality or events. Devise and present an unforgettable experience.

Event management

From concept to realisation. Pco, project management, incentives, location choice, bid book, promotion. Public events, risk analysis, lighting, technique and media.

Event marketing

Events and the link to brand identity, customer relationship management and sales. How to best use an event as a marketing tool.

Event project management

Applying generally accepted project management tools in the preparation and planning of events.

International events

You learn where you need to think about to successfully organise a meeting abroad. How to successfully welcome Prime Ministers and VIPs to your congress. How as a event manager make international guests feel at home anywhere in the world by understanding their culture.

Marketing

Analysis of trends and developments, competition analysis, swot-analysis, confrontation matrix. Strategic analyses, marketing mix, operational marketing plan, strategic plan.

Master classes

Divers master classes in sales, marketing and hospitality. For example a workshop at star restaurant De Librije.

Meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions (MICE)

Event management involving large groups, obviously well planned in advance, are brought together for a specific purpose.

Sports and festival management

Crowd event management, focusing on sporting events and festivals. For examplet the management of event details as artists, athletes, location and security.

Trends & developments

Trends and developments in the field of event management: what will happen to public events, sporting events, music events and exhibitions. And whats is the impact of technological developments on events?

CoursesProjects
Attending events0
Event week1
City marketing1
 
Creative concept design1
 
Event management3
 
Event marketing2
 
Event project management2
 
International events1
 
Marketing10
 
Master classes0
 
Meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions (MICE)3
 
Sports and festival management2
 
Trends & developments1
 
Courses
Attending events0
City marketing1
Creative concept design1
Event management3
Event marketing2
Event project management2
International events1
Marketing10
Master classes0
Meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions (MICE)3
Sports and festival management2
Trends & developments1
Projects
Event week1

* EC stands for European Credit. One EC equals a workload of 28 hours. Subject to changes.

Entrepreneurship & e-commerce

You train your communication and management skills with the ultimate goal of working together with your fellow students to run a hotel for a full week during the Hotel and event week. Together, you will be responsible for F&B, rooms division, the website, online sales, the organisation of events and more. Guest lectures from heads of industry, knowledge of e-commerce and knowing how to draw up a business plan all serve to make you a clever entrepreneur.

Business correspondence

Writing business letters, commercial texts, reports.

International study trip

A trip across Europe where you visit partner schools, attend international lectures, carry out case studies and visits multinationals. Under the guise of 'learning by doing' you learn even better to apply theoretical knowledge in practice. A perfect mix of business and pleasure.

Hotel, Event and Business students on a study trip to Prague

Company visits

Visiting hotels, breweries, trade fairs and/or wine bar. Visiting a conference organisation, event organisation, horecava (catering trade fair) and/or party caterer.

Business plan

A must for any starting entrepreneur: a good business plan. For this project you and a fellow student invent a product to market. You can also choose to implement an innovation to an existing product.

Your business plan consists of several components, including a production plan, a management plan, a financial plan and goals.

Communication

Presentation techniques, providing advice, interview techniques, bad news interviews, meetings, assertivity.

Strategic advice report

You examine various business processes within a company of your choice. An ideal opportunity to see what's going on in the business world. Following your research you advice the company. This may be an advice in various areas such as efficiency and cost savings.

Corporate communication

Corporate identity, image, brochures, advertisements, press communication, dm, annual reports.

Corporate social responsibility

Corporate social responsibility is a form of doing business in which People, Planet and Profit are central.

Cross-cultural communication

Intercultural interaction, communication and conflict management, cultural sensitivity. Dealing with cultural differences within a team, to use cultural differences to achieve optimal results.

Digital marketing

Knowledge and application of digital marketing, with which the marketing objectives of the company are realized through online and interactive media.

German , French, Spanish

Industry-oriented communication with guests and colleagues paying attention to grammar, pronunciation, presentation, listening skills, reading and writing professional texts.

In addition to English, one other language is mandatory. German 2 and French continue at the level of final exams taken at senior general secondary education (Havo). If you choose German 1, you are obliged to complete German 2 in your second year. There will be additional expenses in the second year. If you choose Spanish 1, you are obliged to complete Spanish 2 in your second year and Spanish 3 in your third year. There are additional expenses in the second and third years. You will not receive any additional ECs.

E-commerce

Buying and selling of goods and services over the internet. Think of booking a hotel or trip or selling products through a webshop.

English

Industry-oriented communication at management level, listening, reading and writing of social as well as work related texts.

Finance & accounting

Legal forms, cost price, index numbers, reporting, profit, financing a business. Financial management, estimating business and financial risks, ROI, mergers and takeovers.

Human resource management

Recruit, selection, personnel planning, performance reviews, career guidance.

Information management

During and after your bachelor course you will get to work with CRM, CMS and other information systems. Together with the IT department you convert information needs and wishes into information applications, in which you as key user play a big role in the design and improvement of these systems.

Management skills

Leading meetings, motivating others, conflict management, conversation techniques, management styles.

Operations management

Efficiency and effectiveness of business processes in the hospitality industry. Design and analysis of processes, quality assurance.

Organisational behaviour

Management process, information flow, organisational culture, organisational models, decision-making process, management change.

Professional development

Careers counselling, competence development, job interview training.

Supply chain management

Make or buy, vendor rating, benchmarking, purchasing processes, contracting, negotiating.

CoursesProjects
Business correspondence4
International study trip3
Company visits1
Business plan4
Communication1
Strategic advice report5
Corporate communication2
 
Corporate social responsibility2
 
Cross-cultural communication2
 
Digital marketing3
 
German , French, Spanish3
 
E-commerce3
 
English6
 
Finance & accounting6
 
Human resource management4
 
Information management2
 
Management skills2
 
Operations management3
 
Organisational behaviour3
 
Professional development2
 
Supply chain management3
 
Courses
Business correspondence4
Company visits1
Communication1
Corporate communication2
Corporate social responsibility2
Cross-cultural communication2
Digital marketing3
German , French, Spanish3
E-commerce3
English6
Finance & accounting6
Human resource management4
Information management2
Management skills2
Operations management3
Organisational behaviour3
Professional development2
Supply chain management3
Projects
International study trip3
Business plan4
Strategic advice report5

* EC stands for European Credit. One EC equals a workload of 28 hours. Subject to changes.

Internship & final thesis

During the two (international) internships, you will apply what you have learned into practice. Everything comes together in your final thesis.

Data analysis

Applying business models, gathering information and drawing conclusions.

Final thesis

You are going to do research independently or within a company.
Graduation plays an important role within the bachelor programme. During your final thesis project you work as a professional to bring your knowledge and skills into practice. You will be working on developing the latest skills you need for your future profession. Graduation takes place through the successful execution and completion of a final thesis. This thesis assignment is usually done for an organisation with a problem. Students can also do a final thesis assignment at the one of the professorships of Tio, or graduate independently. During the graduation, the student carries out applied research. That means deliberate and methodical search for knowledge and understanding concerning practical problems, in the form of answers to previously asked questions.

Research methods

Research skills: problem definition, qualitative and quantitative research, questionnaire construction, literature research, fieldwork, analysis, and reports.

Setting up, execution, analysing and interpreting research, analysing and responding to industry trends, research strategies.

Market research

Working in groups of two, students will complete a sector-related research assingment (qualitative research, quantitative research, or a combination of the two). Students must formulate a research problem, set up an investigation, assemble data, analyse the data and draw conclusions. A research report will be submitted as an end product.

Minor

Besides the major, during which you attend the subjects of the curriculum, you can choose a minor of 30 ECs or two minors of 15 ECs to specialise and further expand your knowledge. Which minor suits you best?

(International) Internships

Chose an (international) internship to gain your first work experience. The two internship periods are at least 13 weeks.

CoursesProjects
Data analysis2
Final thesis30
Research methods7
Market research3
 
Minor30
 
(International) Internships40
Courses
Data analysis2
Research methods7
Projects
Final thesis30
Market research3
Minor30
(International) Internships40

* EC stands for European Credit. One EC equals a workload of 28 hours. Subject to changes.

Optional

The subjects and courses listed below are optional and therefore not mandatory. Exception is the Introduction to Finance & Accounting course, which is mandatory for students whose prior education does not include Management & Organisation.

Additional language

German 1-2, French and/or Spanish 1-2. Only German 1 and Spanish 1 are at beginner’s level.

Dutch language & culture

The basics of the Dutch language and culture.

Excel

Being able to work well with Excel has a great added value in execute your study assignments and in your future career.

You can organise 6 ECs completely free. For example help at one of the edcation fairs Tio participates in or assist on the open day.

Introduction to finance & accounting

Introduction to business economics, where you learn important basic principles of business economics. For those who did not attend business economics in their preliminary education. Optional, but mandatory for students without Management & Organisation in their prior education.

Study coaching

Introducing structure, study methods, completing homework together.

Wine study

Wine knowledge, food & wine combinations, vinification, gastronomy, wine tasting and optional wine trip.

Optional courses
Additional language3
Dutch language & culture4
Excel1
Free choice6
Introduction to finance & accounting0
Study coaching0
Wine study3
Optional courses
Additional language3
Dutch language & culture4
Excel1
Free choice6
Introduction to finance & accounting0
Study coaching0
Wine study3

* EC stands for European Credit. One EC equals a workload of 28 hours. Subject to changes.

(International) internships and final thesis

Tio believes in education with a practical focus. The best examples of this approach are the work placements and your final thesis project. During these, you put all the knowledge you acquired into practice and develop your communication and research skills. For many students, their work placement is therefore one of the best parts of their education. 

Depending on whether you are taking a three- or four-year course, you take part in two work placements during the summer (three-year course) or your second work placement is scheduled during the third academic year (four-year course). Work placement positions automatically become available to Tio students as a result of Tio’s close relationships with major companies in the industry. Students can also suggest their own work placement positions. You complete your course with a final work placement that lasts at least twenty weeks. After completing the final project for their bachelor’s thesis, many students are offered a job at the company where they had their final work placement.

Support

At the start of the academic year, your study coach will tell you everything you need to know about your work placement. You can look into hundreds of available positions via Tio’s student web. You are free to choose your own work placement position and Tio will offer guidance when necessary. Every work placement organisation must be able to prove that it is capable of providing the necessary support as well. You will be visited by your study coach. If you go abroad, your guidance will take place via Skype or email.

Exellent network

Tio maintains intensive contacts with companies and multinationals in the hotel, event, tourism, marketing and business sectors. From the Amstel Hotel and Joop van den Ende to Coca-Cola and from Transavia and TUI to American Express. Here you will find an overview of companies and multinationals Tio works together with.

Career event

Every year, Tio hosts the Career Event for all its students. This is the perfect opportunity to look into work placements at the renowned companies that are present and to follow guest lectures and workshops from industry professionals.

Internship compensation

As a guideline for the compensation you will receive from your work placement organisation, Tio has set a gross sum of € 62 per week. However, there are also organisations that do not offer any work placement compensation.

International internships

Over the years Tio students have performed work placements in countries like:
Stagekaart Tio

Benefit from international experience

International experience on your CV is a plus. You learn to solve problems on your own, meet new people and improve your linguistic skills. Tio therefore offers you plenty of opportunities to develop yourself on an international level. At several stages during a course, you have the opportunity to go abroad.

International experience

All of Tio’s bachelor students spend a mandatory period abroad to gain international experience, e.g. via an international internship, a final thesis or a period spent studying abroad. You learn to resolve problems on your own and to take initiative. You come into contact with new cultures and improve your linguistic skills. An internship lasts at least 13 weeks. However, in other countries internships often last anywhere between four and ten months. Students are often required to be at least 18 years old to be eligible for a internship position.

Costs for an international internship

In Europe, you can live off of around € 575 per month; € 275 for housing and € 300 for household expenses. The return ticket can be as cheap as € 125. Outside Europe, the costs are often higher; € 400 for housing and € 300 for household expenses. The return ticket usually costs at least € 800 and a visa is another € 320. These amounts are estimates. Students who receive student finance are eligible to receive a compensation for the duration of their foreign internship in return for cancelling their student travel product. Combined with the optional Erasmus Scholarship, this sum may be as high as € 370 per month.

The costs for international internship are not included in the course fees.

Erasmus grant

The Erasmus grant is a student grant for bachelor students who want to study or take part in a internship abroad (yet still within Europe). Whether or not a student can receive a grant depends on the sum allocated to Tio. Depending on the country, the Erasmus grant may differ, ranging from € 150 to € 270 per month for studying and internships within Europe.

Visa

If a non-EU/EEA student completes a part of the study programme outside the Netherlands (e.g. internship, minor international exchange, international study trips), additional visa and/or work permits required are the students own responsibility including the costs for this type of visa.

Excursions

Every year, you can take part in several intra- and extracurricular study trips, international excursions and language trips, as well as excursions hosted by the Cognatio student society, including a winter sports trip.

Study abroad

Tio works together with various partner universities in and outside of Europe. During the minor phase, students can spend a semester studying abroad at one of Tio’s partner universities. With this, Tio offers students a perfect opportunity to develop themselves and prepare for an international career. Of course, a time spent studying abroad is also a wonderful personal experience. Students often live on a campus and study in an international class with students with different nationalities.

Grand international tour

If you take part in the four-year bachelor’s course, you can choose to participate in the grand international tour. Your second-year internship is replaced by an extra semester spent studying abroad. You can then spend a year studying at one or two of Tio’s partner universities.

Do you want to study abroad?

International cooperation

Tio has extended and professionalised the international network in the last few years. This has led to partnerships with several partner institutions. Institution that, like Tio, believe in the power of personal attention for each student. The expectations for the future growth of the network are big. This way Tio offers students the chance to prepare well for the international work field. With a Tio degree, the world is at your feet!

Selection of partner universities

Tio has selected the partner institutions on a number of criteria:

  • The education of the partner needs to be in the field of business, marketing, hospitality, event management or tourism.
  • The offered courses at the partner are attractive for Tio students and the language of instruction needs to be in one of the foreign languages taught at Tio.
  • The semesters need to be more or less equal, the education is practice-based and the degree programme has been accredited.
  • The city and area are of importance, as well as the supervision the partner can offer.
  • Arranging housing for incoming students and the facilities are also factors in the final decision.

In other words, these universities – like Tio itself – have real added value!

Choose your minor

Besides the major, during which you attend the subjects of the curriculum, you can choose a minor of 30 ECs or two minors of 15 ECs to specialise and further expand your knowledge. Which minor suits you best?

Study abroad

Enrich your language skills and international contacts by studying one semester at a partner university abroad. 
Because the start and end dates of the academic year at some universities do not match those at Tio, you may miss out on several weeks of lectures at Tio or possibly incur one or several months of study delay.

Entrepreneurship

Together with a team of fellow students, you run your own organisation, complete with a management team, shareholders and an innovative product that you come up with, develop and put on the market.

International business

You will acquire knowledge of international marketing, cultural differences and international management in order to be able to advise a global player.

Marketing communication

A mixture of marketing communication and concept design & media: you learn to reach out to consumers with your communication strategy.

Grand international tour

Instead of a second work placement, you will study abroad for two semesters at one or two of Tio’s partner universities. 
Only available as part of the four-year course.

International financial management 

You analyse the international, business-related and financial risks of e.g. corporate takeovers.

E-commerce 

You develop the ultimate internet strategy for a corporation. Advise on SEA, SEO and content building. You can put your knowledge into practice straight away during an extra work placement.

Management development internship

An intensive management internship for exceptional students that has you developing and applying your management skills.

Free choice minor

Have you found an organisation that has a challenging assignment for you? Do you have your own ideas for a project that will help expand your knowledge? This minor gives you the opportunity to pursue those goals.

MinorsMinors
Study abroad30
Entrepreneurship30
International business30
Marketing communication15
Grand international tour50
International financial management15
E-commerce15
Management development internship30
Free choice minor15
 
Minors
Study abroad30
International business30
Grand international tour50
E-commerce15
Free choice minor15
Minors
Entrepreneurship30
Marketing communication15
International financial management15
Management development internship30

* EC stands for European Credit. One EC equals a workload of 28 hours. Subject to changes.

Bachelor’s degree in 3 years

Ambitious students can obtain a bachelor’s degree at Tio in just three years. If you achieve satisfactory results in the first year, you may qualify for the accelerated bachelor course. In the three-year course both internships will take place during the summer and this will shorten your summer holiday. Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree you may carry the internationally recognized title Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).


September-January

January-May

June-August

Year 1

Lectures 1

Lectures 2

Internship 1

Year 2

Lectures 3

Lectures 4

Internship 2

Year 3

Lectures 5

Minor

Final thesis

Bachelor’s degree in 4 years

Students who opt for the four-year programme will be able to enjoy summer holidays (with the exception of the first year) and can also participate in the grand international Tour, which gives students the opportunity to study abroad at Tio’s partner universities for two semesters. Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree you may carry the internationally recognized title Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).


September-January

January-May

June-August

Year 1

Lectures 1

Lectures 2

Internship 1

Year 2

Lectures 3

Lectures 4

Holiday

Year 3

Lectures 5

Internship 2

Holiday

Year 4

Minor

Final thesis


Enrolment in January

If you want to spend a few months backpacking after earning your general secondary or pre-university diploma or if you chose the wrong study course, Tio gives you the option to start in January and still earn your bachelor’s degree in 3.5 years. You will not suffer any delays in your studies.

You can also enrol in January; however this does mean that the total duration of the bachelor course will be 3,5 or 4 years (including an extended registration). You will be attending many of the same lectures as the students from the September enrolment. This is possible given that the semesters within an academic year can be followed independently. Your internship will take place halfway through the academic year.


januari-mei

juni-augustus

september- januari

Year 1

Lectures 1

Holiday

Lectures 2

Year 2

Lectures 3

Internship 1

Lectures 4

Year 3

Minor

Internship 2

Lectures 5

Year 4

Final thesis



Campuses

The locations in Amsterdam and Utrecht offer the bachelor’s degrees in English. All bachelor’s degrees and vocational training courses are available in Dutch at all five campuses.

Tio University of Applied Sciences has campuses in:

Study load

The study load is 27 to 30 contact hours and 13 to 18 hours of home study per week, dependent on whether you are following the 3 or 4-year programme. In the final year, dependent on the minor(s) selected, you have fewer contact hours and more home studying.

Division of education time


What do you do at the bachelor programme Hotel and Event Management?

Project Hotel and Event Week
Project Hotel and Event Week
Event manager in New York
Doing a minor study abroad at Tio
Working at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Hong Kong
Hotel and Event Management students compete in various competitions
Event Management: interns organise multiple events
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