This specialisation programme is optional and complementary to the Master’s programme.
A Master's Degree in Hospitality Management is required to be eligible. Successful completion of this programme gives the participant a certificate of specialisation. It is an independent learning system that allows students to progress at their own pace, i.e. entry and exit dates of the student's choice. The programme consists of two parts:
- Part 1 - Optional Modules (Five options - Two modules per option)
- Part 2 - Internship Module (Professional Management Training)
The aim of the specialisation modules is to deepen the student's knowledge in the chosen specialisation. The specialisation options offered by BBI reflect the demand for the industry in terms of management. Specialisation increases the students' chances of a viable career. It also provides milestones that mark every advancement, milestone or direction in the pursuit of a career.
The internship lasts from four months to twelve months. In the international hospitality industry, it is often the norm to offer an internship before finalising a job in the company. The internship can, therefore be seen as a stepping-stone to an employment contract.
It can be carried out in organisations in the hotel and tourism sector, although it should be taken in a broad sense, as defined by the UNWTO: i.e. including hotels, resorts, SPAs, condominiums, restaurants, corporate catering, event management, sports and leisure clubs, amusement parks, air and sea travel, retirement homes for the elderly, consultancy firms, etc.