This program is crafted for individuals who embody open-mindedness, creativity, versatility, and a thirst for knowledge. If you find personal communication and travel intriguing, possess excellent problem-solving and organizational skills, and have an affinity for learning foreign languages, then this is tailor-made for you. Budapest, Hungary’s dynamic capital, is a melting pot of cultures and a prime tourist destination in Europe, making it the perfect backdrop for studying Tourism and Catering. This degree program stands out for its holistic and human-centric approach to tourism, reflecting the colorful diversity of the field.
What sets this bachelor’s program apart is its array of specializations, including Health Tourism and International Hotel Management. These specializations leverage Hungary’s global reputation in thermal healing waters and dental tourism. Practical skills are emphasized, with opportunities for project-based learning, competitions, workshops, and hotel visits. Endorsed by the National Tourism Committee and the Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry, this program also collaborates closely with industry partners like Mellow Mood Hotels, HunguestHotels Zrt, RAM Colosseum, and the Association of Tourism Managers.
The program unfolds over three years, each progressively delving deeper into essential subjects and skills. The first year lays a robust foundation in business and management, with a focus on economics, marketing, statistics, and law, alongside subjects related to tourism geography, leisure, and tourism marketing. In the second year, students dive into specialized areas of tourism such as hotel management, catering, gastronomy, attractions management, and experience design. The third year offers a choice between International Hotel Management and Health Tourism specializations, along with a diverse range of elective subjects and language studies.
In the Health Tourism specialization, students explore one of Hungary’s key industries, delving into thermal baths, medical spas, wellness resorts, and more. They learn about the cultural and lifestyle factors that influence demand, and develop skills in planning, managing, and marketing health tourism destinations sustainably. The International Hotel Management specialization, on the other hand, provides a comprehensive understanding of hotel operations, from reservation systems to staffing and customer relations. Students gain hands-on experience with PMS software used in the industry, facilitated by reputable hotel partners.
Upon graduation, students are poised for diverse roles in the tourism and hospitality sector, ranging from tour operators and event organizers to hotel managers and tourism consultants. This program equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in this dynamic and ever-evolving industry, preparing them to contribute meaningfully to the world of tourism and hospitality.