BSc in Hospitality and Tourism Management


Program Description

Highly educated and professional managers who can live up to the challenges of modern tourism are an essential element for the economic development of any country. Did you know that tourism is one of the largest and fastest-growing economic sectors in the world? The Hospitality and Tourism Management program at RIT Croatia prepares students for professional and managerial positions in the economy and tourism fields. Plan your career with us!

Why study at RIT Croatia? Learn more.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

In order to support qualified students in financing their studies, RIT Croatia has secured over € 350,000.00 for financial aid for enrollment in the 2021/2022 academic year. Scholarships and financial aid are monetary funds applied toward the tuition cost of attending the university over four years of study.

Program Overview

This is a multidisciplinary, four-year program that provides an ideal balance of hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge in economy, tourism, and hospitality. The main emphasis is on the disciplines of marketing, communication, finance, hospitality management, hotel management, micro and macroeconomics, entrepreneurship, and the application of these areas to international hospitality and tourism.

At the end of the sophomore year, students choose one of two concentrations:

  • Entrepreneurship in the Hospitality Industry
  • Designing Luxury Experience.

All classes are conducted in English. In addition to advanced business English, students learn another foreign language and can choose from German, Italian, Spanish, or French. You can find more information about the program HERE.

This program has been accredited in the U.S. by the reputable organization The Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The quality of RIT’s Hospitality and Tourism Management program has been recognized by renowned media sources such as Forbes, Travel Weekly and Corporate Travel. 

Co-operative Education

Students are required to complete a minimum of 1,200 hours of cooperative education or internship placements. This hands-on experience provides students with valuable professional experience and gives them a competitive advantage in finding employment. In Croatia and around the world, students conduct co-ops with companies such as Cinestar, Direct Booker, Dorchester Collection, Falkensteiner Hotels and Resorts, Hilton Podgorica, Heritage Hotel San Rocco, HTP Korčula, La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort Siena-Curio Collection by Hilton, Maistra, Maslina Resort, Saint Ten Hotel, and Valamar Riviera d.d.

Globally recognized American degree

Upon completion of your studies, you will be granted two diplomas, an international American degree awarded by RIT and a Croatian degree from RIT Croatia.

Where do our alumni work?

Throughout their studies and after graduation, our students have excellent business opportunities in Croatia and abroad. They continue to develop their careers in tourism, hospitality but various other industries as well. Our alumni often develop their careers as entrepreneurs/business owners, EU project managers, event managers, F&B consultants, F&B managers, restaurateurs, general managers, operations managers, chief executive officers (CEO’s), directors of strategic development, department heads (Marketing, MICE, Finance, HR), and positions in state administration (Mayor, Secretary of State). Companies they work for include Adriatic Luxury Hotels, Adris Grupa, Arenaturist,, Bruketa&Žinić&Grey, Croatian National Tourist Board, Dorchester Collection, eBay, Falkensteiner Hotels and Residences, Fortenova group, Hilton, Infobip, J.P.Morgan, Mazars, Le Meridien Lav, Medora Hotels, Park Hyatt, Radisson BLU, and the Ritz Carlton.

Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

RIT Croatia was established in 1997 as a global campus of the prominent private US university, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. RIT Croatia offers selected RIT's programs at two camp ... Read More

RIT Croatia was established in 1997 as a global campus of the prominent private US university, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. RIT Croatia offers selected RIT's programs at two campuses, one located in the coastal resort city of Dubrovnik and one in the country's capital, Zagreb. With us, you can expect contemporary American programs, classes in English, outstanding faculty with rich international academic and professional experience, and classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Read less
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