In the first year of the bachelor study programme of Hotel Management offered at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences , you will become acquainted with the hotel industry. You will study two modern foreign languages and follow courses such as marketing, management accounting and both operations and human resource management.
In the second year of our 4-year bachelor programme you will participate in an internship abroad. Furthermore, we will continue expanding your core knowledge.
The third and fourth year are all about hotel management and change management. In this phase, you will show that you can also function at a strategic level. You will choose your own courses, whereby specializing during the last year and a half of the programme. An exchange to a partner university is also an option. The last five months of the course are reserved for your management internship.
Hotel Management School Maastricht has various projects in which students work (together) and make a positive contribution to the environment, the school or others around us. We call these projects ComIn (Community Involvement). In addition to the regular lessons, you will invest time and energy in a community project.
- Sadean Suheimat
Sadean Suheimat is a 22 year old student in her last year at the Hotel Management School Maastricht. She is an American/Jordanian, born in the US and lived in different countries including the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Jordan. In her free time she enjoys spending her time with friends and family as well as taking photos. When she was younger she enjoyed swimming and doing ballet!
Nav Singh, third year student, interviewed Sadean to ask her about her experiences during her time at Hotel School and for advice for students in the first, second and third year.
What brought you to Hotel Management School Maastricht?
My passion for hospitality began when I was a young girl visiting hotels and wondering how they worked. Not only was I fascinated by the inner workings of a hotel, I have also always been a people-oriented person, therefore making hotel management a clear cut choice for me. As for my choice of the HMSM: In Maastricht they work with the PBL system and that intrigued me to join and study here.
For those who are yet to get to the module with PBL, it stands for ‘problem based learning’ where students are encouraged to learn through experience of solving open-ended issues. This is taught in the second year of education at the HMSM.
What has been the most fun moment so far?
One of my most fun moments was during the earlier days at the HMSM. The gastronomic event that was held in the first year brought me a lot of joy. I also deeply enjoyed the Masterclass program that I completed in my time here. Apart from these, I love that I met so many people that have become part of my close circle here in Maastricht!
And lastly… a tip you have for us?
“It is not going to be easy, but it will be worth it in the end. You will encounter a lot of experiences and moments that will help shape who you are for the better.”
While it may seem like there is a lifetime until you can say the same, the time will pass quicker than you think and next thing you know, you’ll be holding that well deserved degree too!
- Dang Minh Tri graduated this year and now works as an accountant at Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht Hotel.
Excellent quality in higher education
My name is Dang Minh Tri Nguyen, and I am from the beautiful country of Vietnam. When I was in high school, I was aware that Vietnam, with its rich culture and magnificent natural heritage, is a wonderful land for hospitality. Despite the significant growth in the number of tourists coming to the country, I also noticed that Vietnam has not yet developed to its full potential. Therefore, determined to become an individual committed to the future progress of my home country in the hospitality industry, I decided to pursue my studies in the Netherlands, a small country located in the heart of Western Europe, which is known for its excellent quality in higher education.
Working opportunities in the Teaching Hotel
During my university searching, I stumbled upon Hotel Management School Maastricht and was instantly exhilarated by the programme they offered. The institute stood out for me because it is one of a few schools providing freshmen tremendous working opportunities in its own on-campus hotel. Besides, all students are also entitled to two long-term internships abroad lasting for 6 (or 12 – in certain circumstances) months, which in my opinion, could be considered as the very first professional hand-on experience before entering the workforce. Furthermore, from my perspective, not only does the school offer its students theoretical and practical knowledge, but it contributes to one’s personal development by directing the learners’ behaviors and morale, through the process of self-reflection, group projects, coaching and reporting. The school pays a lot of attention to serve the international community and is always open for feedback and improvements.
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- Hotel Business
- Financial management
- Human Resource management
- Management skills
- Foreign language: French, German, Spanish or Dutch as a foreign language
- Theory about taste and tasting
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- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
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DisciplinesHuman Resource Management Hospitality Management Tourism & Leisure View 7 other Bachelors in Human Resource Management in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Candidates must have an academic qualification enabling them to follow Higher Professional Education, in accordance with the guidelines specified by an independent body
- Candidates must demonstrate adequate proficiency in English.
- Proof of advanced knowledge of a second modern language (for example exam subject or acknowledged Language Certificate at A2 level or above).
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International11450 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11450 EUR per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA3500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3500 EUR per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Maastricht
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.