BA Business Administration: Hotel ManagementAdd to shortlist

Applied Sciences

Hospitality Management

BA Business Administration: Hotel Management

4 years

€2209 pa

Programme profile

Directing a hotel, a holiday resort or a conference venue, dealing with different nationalities and diverse expectations, catering to the needs of your guests: are these challenges that appeal to you? Although the hospitality industry is all about the expectations of guests like business travellers, tourists or conference delegates, this industry is also about premises, decor, quality of facilities and the professionalism of personnel. It all starts with ambitious hotel management. In order to become a hotel manager, you need a balanced mix of knowledge, skills and attitude. In this programme, you will learn to acquire this mix.

Throughout the programme, the university uses action learning. This means you must be able to take on a great deal of responsibility, as the number of supervised classes per week is limited. The remaining hours are spent working independently or on assignments in small groups.

At the heart of the programme is "Sibelicious", the university"s in-school training company. In a real-life setting, you get to learn what Hotel Management is all about. Together with your fellow students, you organise, cater for, manage and service real customers, who come in daily for lunch, dinner, a meeting or a congress.

Every year, QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) and Elsevier compose a highly reputed Top 100 of Best Universities around the globe. In the recently published ranking of 2021 BUas is ranked at number 23 in the category ‘Hospitality & Leisure Management’

Programme content

Year 1: In this orientation year, themes that will be dealt with are Supply, Demand and Operations Management. You will obtain insights into all aspects of the hospitality industry. At the end of the year, you will submit and present a business plan for a hotel.

Year 2: Within your specialisation, you complete a real project assignment commissioned by the hospitality industry. Themes such as Imagineering, Customer Relationship Management, Management and Organisation and Organisational Theory will be discussed.

Year 3: You start a six-month placement in a hotel abroad. During the third year's Strategy & Communication module, you develop a clear vision of the hotel industry and how to distinguish your own organisation from its competitors. During this period you also write your Personal Development Plan.

Year 4: You propose how to design your graduation phase. You can choose from various ideas, such as: a large-scale project, a double degree, another placement or a research assignment

There is also a three-year programme available


The university offers a related Masters programme, taught through English, in the following area:

- European Tourism Management
- Tourism Destination Management

Entry Requirements

3-yr route: 3 A-Levels and 3 GCSEs
4-yr route: 2 A/S Levels and 4 GCSEs. or relevant BTEC Level 3 Diploma

3-yr route: Six subjects at Leaving Certificate including 2 at H4
4-yr route: Six subjects at Leaving Certificate including 2 at H4 OR relevant QQI/FETAC Level 5




01 October

01 May