- Concentrations: 1. Casino Management, 2. Hotel and Restaurant Management, 3. Spa and Wellness Centre Management (BBA, 4 Years)
- Duration (years): 4 years
- Qualification Awarded: Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management
- Level of Qualification: Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle)
- Language of Instruction: English (First and second-year courses offered also in Greek)
- Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time
- Minimum ECTS Credits: 240
Profile of the Programme
The degree programme sets out to provide the student with the necessary tools and competencies to add value to any hospitality organization. The variety and scope of the courses offered provide a sound grounding for entry-level supervisory/managerial personnel.
On completion of the programme the student should be able to:
- Collect and analyze data for the purpose of resolving issues directly related to the hospitality industry.
- Develop ‘soft skills’.
- Effectively and confidently interact within an organization.
- Solve problems individually and in teams.
- Effectively use resources in order to ‘learn how to learn’.
The Hospitality Management Programme combines academic and vocational orientation on an equal basis as the students are closely involved with hands-on experience through their internship and academic studies. This involves practical operational courses i.e. Restaurant Operations, Food Production, Housekeeping, Managerial and Academic development courses i.e. Career Planning & Advancement, and Service Quality Management alongside a strategic appreciation of industry factors such as Environmental Management for Tourism and Hospitality, Cultural Geograph, and Tourism & Hospitality Law.
Our graduates are able to attain gainful employment in a variety of industry sectors, both locally and abroad via ‘fast-track’ industry management trainee programmes. In fact, many of our students are currently employed in supervisory roles while pursuing their degree. In addition, our graduates are to be found both at home and abroad pursuing postgraduate degrees. Some of the areas of employment are:
- Food and Beverage Manager
- Hotel or Resort General Manager
- Front Office Manager
- Reservations Supervisor
- Convention Service Manager
- Assistant Hotel or Restaurant Manager
- Marketing and Sales Director
- Event Planner
Access to Further Studies
Graduates of the programme can be accepted into Second Cycle degrees (Master’s Degree)
Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid-terms, projects, and class participation.
Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.
The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements.
A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.
On completion of the programme the student will be able to:
- Analyse and apply problem-solving on Hospitality-related issues.
- Utilise and operate relevant Hospitality software programmes.
- Forecast and adjust to trends in the Hospitality industry.
- Work in a diverse Hospitality industry environment.
- Adjust and operate within a multidisciplinary context.
- Utilise a multitude of academic tools in order to resolve problems and formulate arguments.
- Synthesize theoretical aspects with real-life hospitality-related issues.
- Identify the functional areas of a hospitality operation and their complex relationships.
- Exploit the positive impacts of disciplines related to the Hospitality industry.
- Reflect in order to enhance personal development and advancement.
- Identify the impacts of culture on the Hospitality industry.
- Utilise technological developments in the Hospitality industry.
- Validate and evaluate the role of internships within the Hospitality industry.
- Interpretation and analysis of environmental impacts on the Hospitality industry.
Scholarships - Financial Aid
The University offers scholarships and financial aid to full-time students, in the form of academic merit scholarships, financial-aid assistance, athletic scholarships, and on-campus work-study programmes.