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Bachelor of Hotel Management - Hospitality Management (Bruges)

Bachelor of Hotel Management - Specialisation Hospitality Management - English Programme at VIVES Noord

As a Bachelor of Hotel Management, you are a professional who is perfectly at home in the fascinating world of hospitality. The Hospitality Management specialisation offers a high level of professional knowledge and skills, three or four foreign languages, a strong economic foundation, good ICT skills, the ability to work in a team, presentation skills and international experience. On top of that, you will get specific practical and theoretical courses that will lead to a bright future as a manager in a hotel or resort. You can also opt to build your own business in the future. Our graduates’ versatility, language skills and social skills are also higly appreciated by other industries.

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As a Bachelor of Hotel Management, you are a professional who is perfectly at home in the fascinating world of hospitality. The Hospitality Management specialisation offers a high level of professional knowledge and skills, three or four foreign languages, a strong economic foundation, good ICT skills, the ability to work in a team, presentation skills and international experience.

These competencies are also highly appreciated in many other industries and will offer you the opportunity to continue your studies and obtain a Master’s Degree or an additional Bachelor’s Degree. Hospitality Management students are dynamic and interested in frequent social contacts, challenges and creative teamwork. A prior qualification from a catering school is not required. There is more to learning than studying alone. If you want, you can join SorHoMa, the student club for Hotel Management. The student club organises all kinds of activities for the students in the programme and a colloquium with keynote speakers from the hospitality sector.

The programme is highly focused on practical experience. This is illustrated by the many projects, industry contacts and internships. During the ‘Café CuiZien’ project, for example, you and a number of fellow students will develop your own catering business by engaging in teamwork and by combining your language and presentation skills and your creative, economic and hospitality competencies.

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Way of study

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Why enroll for this programme?

We have deliberately opted for a semester system of twelve course weeks per semester rather than shorter modules. We believe this gives students more time to process certain topics and avoids continuous exam pressure.

So what is a lecture like? During your Hotel Management programme, you will be taught in small groups. Our differentiated approach and (individual) tutor support have gained us an excellent reputation. The entire programme consists of six semesters, which together account for 180 credits. The general part of the course focuses on management, languages (French, English, German or Spanish), hotel and hospitality, social skills and teamwork.

During the programme’s third year, you will specialise in what appeals to you most.

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How long does this programme take?

The entire programme consists of six semesters, which together account for 180 credits. The general part of the course focuses on management, languages (French, English, German or Spanish), hotel and hospitality, social skills and teamwork.

During the programme’s third year, you will specialise in what appeals to you most.

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Traineeship

Direct contact with people in the field is an essential part of the course. In the first year, you will complete a one-week exploratory internship. In the second year, you will do a six-week operational internship. The third year includes an eighteen-week management internship.

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Are there extra costs?

There is an additional cost for practical lessons at Spermalie in connection with the subject "kitchen and restaurant practice". This charge only applies to the first year of the course. You pay €240 for the enrolment. You will receive a separate, valuable certificate after successfully completing these lessons. For the raw materials you pay €270 for one year. These are also consumed at the end of the class, providing you with supper on Wednesday evenings. Furthermore, it is possible to purchase the required kitchen clothing (€60) and the required set of knives (€60).

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Insurance and enrolment

Belgium is a very safe travel destination, but you are advised to look into the insurance you will need, so you arrive well prepared. These are things you should take care of before travelling to Belgium ands to start your classes here with us at VIVES. Check our page about insurance to read more about it.

When applying, check with your home coordinator whether you are coming for a semester or a whole academic year.This implies that you have a grant for that period or have sufficient means of subsistence. Leaving before the time agreed upon can only be accepted in exceptional cases such as illness or family emergencies and has no influence on the obligation of paying the rent.

We stress that the housing contract is binding. Exams or tests at distance (for those exceptional cases) can be set up if necessary, as long as this has the consent of the home institution. If students decide to leave us without an official notification or justification by their international coordinator, we decline all responsibility and will not issue a Transcript of Records.

Can I study abroad during this programme?

The course also pays a great deal of attention to the development of your international network. International contacts are essential for the hospitality managers of the future. In addition to a study trip and your international internship, you can also choose from a number of international projects as part of an international case.

The facts speak for themselves: all our students complete an internship at renowned hotel chains and 80% of internships are located in France, Germany, Norway, the Canary Islands, the Netherlands, Austria and so on. You will receive an Erasmus scholarship for an international internship.

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The wide range of interesting subjects and projects taught me the tricks of the trade and the current trends in hospitality. The lecturers are extremely passionate about what they do. They live for their students. They show an interest in each and every student, which creates a great atmosphere.

Course content

Course material

The course material includes books, courses and digital learning materials that you need to for the successful completion of the programme.

Course material

This study material can be offered in paper form (printed course texts, readers, learning and workbooks, reference books) or in electronic form (e-books, PDF documents, PowerPoint presentations, online tutorials, audio and video). Our electronic learning environment, Toledo, plays a central role in your education. There, you will find all information on your courses, teachers, and course materials.

Subjects and contents

Are you curious about the subjects you will be taught during your studies? Check below for a concise overview below or look at the complete ECTS-sheet.

Subjects and contents

You can find an overview of all courses here.

The joint programme offers a high level of professional knowledge and skills, two foreign languages, a strong economic foundation, teamwork and international experiences.

If you are a teamplayer, who always puts the guests first, the specialisation Hospitality Management is the specialisation for you. You will get a thorough insight into the hotel, restaurant and catering business, as well as talent development and projects to detect the trends in the industry.

You will also learn one extra foreign language, and you will get a lot of input from the sector through guest lecturers and company visits.

If you have a passion for restaurants and cooking, then the specialisation to go for is Culinary Arts. If you don’t have a degree in cooking, we organise a summer school, to prepare you for all practical kitchen courses. All practical courses take place in for- mer 3 Michelin star restaurant “De Karmeliet”, in the city centre of his- torical Bruges. Under the patronage of Geert Van Hecke, the renownedchef of “De Karmeliet”, you will get high level culinary courses, given by lecturers of Hotelschool Ter Duinen.

Here you will find the ECTS-sheet of this programme. ECTS stands for European Credit Transfer System and is the European system for the transfer and accumulation of study credits. 1 study point equals 25 to 30 hours of work.

Timetable

Below is an example of what your weekly schedule could look like.

Timetable

An overview of all courses can be downloaded below:

21-22 Curriculum Hotel Management English Hospitality mgmt - culinary arts.pdf

Course material

This study material can be offered in paper form (printed course texts, readers, learning and workbooks, reference books) or in electronic form (e-books, PDF documents, PowerPoint presentations, online tutorials, audio and video). Our electronic learning environment, Toledo, plays a central role in your education. There, you will find all information on your courses, teachers, and course materials.

What's the next step after graduating?
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Continue studying

Further training programmes available for those with a Hotel Management-degree:

  • Master in Tourism
  • Master in Business Administration
  • Master in Management and Organisation
  • Master in Communication
  • Bachelor Programme in Event Management,
  • Tourism and Recreation Management
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Get down to work

Because there is a high demand for qualified personnel in the industry, the employment rate is 100%. More than half of our graduates work in the wider hotel, restaurant and hospitality supply-industries. You will also get key opportunities to progress to middle and top management.

Many of our graduates are now General Managers of luxury hotels or supervise several hotels with an excellent local and international reputation. You can also opt to build your own business in the hotel industry or in another sector. Our graduates’ versatility, language skills and social skills are also highly appreciated in other industries.

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