Hospitality Management
NHL Stenden Hotel Management School
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Hospitality Management

Course duration
4 years
Starts in
February & September
Location
Leeuwarden
Diploma
Bachelor of Arts

When empathy and a service-minded attitude come naturally to you, and you enjoy meeting people from all over the world, then the Hospitality Management programme at Hotel Management School Leeuwarden at NHL Stenden is perfect for you. In turn, we offer an open and welcoming environment: hostmanship at its best.

  • Work on challenges set by the hospitality industry  
  • Gain practical work experience in our own hotel and facilities on campus  
  • Specialise in your field and take a minor subject at a location abroad 
  • Do a ten-month paid internship in your final year to invest in your personal development and increase your employability 
  • Take part in international hospitality competitions and expand your network 
  • Obtain additional hospitality certification while you study 
  • NHL Stenden offers first-year international students a housing guarantee through its accommodation partners. Check out our housing page for more information.  

     
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Overview of Hospitality Management

Diploma
Bachelor of Arts
Starts in
February & September
Location
Leeuwarden
Language
English
Course duration
4 years
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What Hospitality Management offers

This management course at Hotel Management School Leeuwarden prepares you for the rapidly changing environment of the hospitality industry. You develop your skills and knowledge of hospitality, gastronomy, catering, events, human resources, marketing, sales and finance. You also work in our own four-star hotel Notiz and in our on-campus restaurants and eateries. This gives you the chance to not only experience how hospitality works in practice and explore different catering concepts, but also learn how to think strategically at a management level and how to carry out research. The diversity of the programme means you’ll experience everything from lectures in the theory of business management to tasting the most delicious wines in a wine class.  As this is an international study, the language of instruction is English and your fellow students come from all over the world. 

While you are studying you can gain additional experience and qualifications essential for working in hospitality. For instance, obtain your HACCP certification, work on the SDEN 2 wine course certificate or get your Social Responsibility certificate. You can also represent Hotel Management School Leeuwarden at international competitions, sharing your vision and ideas of the hospitality industry while expanding your network.   

Hospitality Management in practice 

You work on assignments from real companies in each year of the course, often collaborating in small groups and coached by lecturers and professionals with relevant practical experience. This method of working (Design-Based Education) means you learn to draw on feedback to adapt your ideas and become more flexible, while also developing your teamwork and leadership skills. It also means you get hands-on experience of changes and innovations on the work floor, giving you insights into guest experience, digitalisation, sustainability and cyber safety. The assignment topics are as varied as our industry partners, with questions coming from, for instance, Courtyard Marriott Vilnius in Lithuania, Van der Valk Services and Hotel de L’Europe in the Netherlands, Ithaka Hospitality Partners in the US and Jukani Wildlife Park in South Africa.    

Gain international experience 

Studying hospitality management at NHL Stenden means spending part of your studies abroad and putting your passion for hospitality into practice with field trips, minor subjects and internships in different countries. Our participation in RUN-EU means you can join Short Advanced Programmes and carry out projects with partner institutions in Europe. You can also go to one of the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences Grand Tour locations in South Africa, Bali or Thailand. Or you can go on an exchange to a partner institution and delve into a totally new way of studying. With over 100 different minors on offer through NHL Stenden and held at locations all over the world, you're sure to find the perfect specialisation, whether it's Spa Business Strategy, Gastronomy, Advanced Wine Studies, International HRM or Data-Driven Decision Making

The #6 reasons to study at NHL Stenden

Have you seen our #6 reasons why you should most definitely, without a doubt, come study at NHL Stenden? Read about how our students and alumni not only value NHL Stenden’s top quality education and the amazing global network, but also feel that what they learn is really relevant thanks to our educational concept and the work opportunities we offer – and they get to enjoy a great, affordable student life while they’re at it.

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