For candidates, having completed their BA and/or MA in another field of education than hospitality, BBI offers two customised options.
The Bachelor's degree is awarded after three years of study. It is described as a "career-oriented programme", which means that it prepares students directly for professional activities. Thus, after completing this first cycle of studies, graduate students can, depending on their personal ambitions, either enter the world of work directly or pursue a master's degree.
This programme focuses on theoretical subjects (academic disciplines) and comprehension skills (hospitality and related operations). It provides knowledge of teamwork and decision-making. The programme offers a combination of operational skills and sound business management knowledge to enhance students' knowledge of general management and finance, which is essential for this career path.
The three main areas of the curriculum are:
- Operations management education
- Business management education
- Practical teaching - paid work placements.
This programme will enable students to:
- Prepare and develop students for a supervisory/management role;
- Develop an informed and critical approach to understanding the international hospitality and tourism products, audiences and related industries;
- Develop intellectual capacity to analyse and evaluate all aspects of processes and outcomes;
- Produce students who possess a range of generic and transferable attributes that enable them to communicate effectively, to work individually and in teams within defined and undefined guidelines;
- To be innovative and adaptable to change, to manage and reflect on their learning and who can contribute and respond effectively to the demands of their chosen profession;
- Develop students who are able to collect, analyse and interpret information on key international management issues and use this information to construct a reasoned and substantiated argument, a range of interpersonal and transferable skills appropriate for a management career;
- Develop the student's ability to apply theory to practice through case studies and work placements.
Student evaluation of teaching quality
Our institution systematically carries out evaluations of the quality of teaching and teaching staff. At the end of each academic year, all students are asked to complete an evaluation questionnaire. In this way, the teaching staff and the academic board get feedback and can make appropriate improvements.
The grading system is based on the match between ECTS credits and SCQF credits.
1) ECTS - European Credit Transfer System (EU)
Our programmes are fully in line with the overall objectives of the Bologna agreements, which are intended to facilitate the construction of a "European Higher Education Area". We apply the principles of these agreements, including the implementation of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System - ECTS.
2) SCQF - Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (UK)
The SCQF is the basis for the degree awarded by QMU. The system is similar to the implementation of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, but is based on a different grading scale. The credit points indicate the level of learning required and thus allow for comparisons between degrees in terms of qualification.