BBI offers 3-year Bachelor and 2-year Master programs, in a truly international framework, will ensure those creative individuals, with passion and who share common values are ready to face the challenges in the hospitality and tourism industry management. We provide first-class education for a career in the Hospitality and Tourism sector - the fastest growing industry in the world.
The programmes mainly reflect the Anglo-Saxon educational format, stressing a hands-on, pragmatic and interdisciplinary approach to learning. The three main core areas of the curricula are:
• Operations management education
• Business management education
• Practical education – internships
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME: 180 ECTS CREDITS
BACHELOR DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT
The BA Degree is awarded at the end of three years of study. It is described as “Career-oriented programme”, meaning that it directly prepares students for professionals’ activities. Therefore, at the end of this program, students who graduate can, depending on their personal ambitions, directly enter the world of work or can continue studying for a Masters.
This program focuses on theoretical subjects (academic disciplines) and comprehension ability (hospitality operations and all related facilities). It provides knowledge of team working and decision-making. The programme offers a combination of operational skills and solid business management knowledge, in order to enhance students’ knowledge of general management and finance, vital for this professional career path.
GRADUATE PROGRAMME: 120 ECTS CREDITS
MASTER DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
The MA Degree is awarded after two years of study. This program aims to consolidate knowledge acquired during undergraduate training and to increase knowledge about the numerous aspects of business management. The program also offers students a range of specific skills leading to their selected specialisation, enabling them to adapt to current industry requirements.
This program provides in-depth knowledge of research and critical analysis. Students will gain a firm practical understanding of the management trends that make a difference at an international level. Students learn the facets and techniques in the science of hospitality and tourism business management, focusing on objectives relating to their area of specialisation. They learn to integrate different specialisations and techniques in the broad framework of goal-oriented organisations and also apply management theory in their field of specialisation.
The MA Degree is an off-campus and customized program which provides, through the independent study system, advanced specialisation in the following fields: Marketing – Human Resources – Finance – International Management – Resort, Club & SPA
ECTS – EUROPEAN TRANSFER CREDIT SYSTEM
Our programmes fully comply with the general objectives of the Bologna Agreements which broadly aim to facilitate the construction of a “European Higher Education Space”. From the moment when they were signed, we have applied the principles of the agreements, including the implementation of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System – ECTS.
Bachelor (3x60=180 Credits)
|| 1620 hours of study including a Basic Operational Internship of 3 months
|| 1620 hours of study including an Advanced Operational Internship of months
| Third Year
|| 1620 hours of study including a management internship of 3 months
Master (2x60=120 Credits)
|| 2980 hours of study including an Advanced Management Internship of 12 months
The number of hours per year is based on the ECTS criteria in the form of a numerical value allocated to each course unit (for a total of 60). They reflect the quantity of work each course unit requires in relation to the total quantity of work necessary to complete a full year of academic study at the institution, that is, lectures, practical work, seminars, tutorials, fieldwork (internships), private study – in the library or at home – and examinations or other assessment activities.
The grading system is based on the adequacy of the institutional grading system and the ECTS promoted by the European Community (Bologna Declaration).
BBI holds specialised seminars and workshops in order to promote professionalism and individual skills in the industry. These seminars serve as discussion and analysis groups. They periodically bring together professionals, teaching staff, students and international guests.
TESTING KNOWLEDGE THROUGH CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT
In order to enable both the students, lecturers and junior lecturers to regularly evaluate how well students have assimilated the different subjects, numerous knowledge tests, practical evaluations (Case Study Analysis), individual and group assignments are spread out throughout the year. This requires participation from students in class, as well as sustained study outside of class.
STUDENT EVALUATION OF TEACHING QUALITY
Our institution systematically runs evaluations of teaching and teaching staff quality. At the end of each academic year, all students are invited to fill in an evaluation questionnaire. In this way, the teaching staff and academic board obtain feedback and can make the appropriate improvements.
During both courses, BBI organises short study visits, lectures, visits to different hotels and businesses which are of particular interest, as well as the European institutions, in order to develop students’ general knowledge.