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About Hotel and Event Management, BA - at Tio Business School

Welcome to the world of top-tier hotels and Michelin-star restaurants, of festivals, sporting events and conferences. Hotel and Event Management: a programme that combines higher hotel school with event management.
You can work as e.g. a hotel manager, event manager, food & beverage manager, marketing or communication manager or you can start your own business.

Could you be the future manager of the Hilton in New York? Or provide expertise during the organisation of Dream Village?

Take the first step with the Hotel and Event Management degree programme! Put yourself in the guest’s shoes and use your professional knowledge and abilities in management, organisation and e-commerce to make their stay or event a success.The industry Leisure is big business, whether it’s a visit to a festival or a weekend getaway in a luxury hotel. Following the impact of COVID, it is now up to creative managers to help the industry get back on its feet. Booking sites have a strong need for hospitality professionals with e-commerce knowledge. This industry offers great prospects.

Best hotel school
In recent years, this bachelor programme has been voted the best hotel school in the Netherlands eight times by the Higher Education Study Guide. The programme has also received the highest possible marks in the National Student Survey nine times to date.

Associate degree
Do you want to earn an Associate degree in Hotel & Event Management? That too is possible!

Why do students choose Hotel and Event Management?

  • Tio offers the option of accelerated studying: complete a bachelor’s degree in just three years.
  • The hotel and catering industry has a need for well-trained managers.
  • Event management and the hotel industry are closely related. That is why Tio offers the golden combination of a hotel management degree with event management.
  • You study at the Netherlands’ best (private) hotel management program. Six years running, as elected by the Higher Education Guide.
  • The events and hotel sector is in the top ten of sectors with the highest share of online spending in the Netherlands. E-commerce is, therefore, an important aspect of the Hotel and Event Management program.
  • You will have many career opportunities available to you after completing this bachelor's degree.
  • At Tio, you are not a number; there is a strong focus on personal development and supervision.

Study Programme

This study programme focuses on hotel management and event management. Management and entrepreneurship will play an important role as well. You will also complete modules related to professional development and practice-oriented research . You will attend inspiring masterclasses, go on an international study trip and make many choices for yourself. You can take one or two minors or do an internship with a world-famous company.

International experience
International experience is important, which is why you will complete at least one study component abroad. You can opt to do your (final) internship abroad or study at a partner university.


Hotel management
The focus is on hotel practice, management and hospitality. You will learn how to prepare a nice dinner and immerse yourself in the world of facility management. You will also visit hotels like the Okura or the Marriott.

  • Food, knowledge & skills
  • Beverage, knowledge & service skills
  • Hospitality in practice
  • Hospitality experience management
  • Food & beverage support
  • English
  • Taste experience
  • Hospitality leadership & management
  • Language of choice
  • Strategie hospitality management

Event management
You will learn all about organising events. During the Event Week project, you will compete in the event game, for which you will work with a team to come up with a concept for a company or charity. You will also get a behind-the-scenes look at events and companies.

  • Event project management
  • lntroduction to event management
  • Corporate events
  • Public events
  • Strategie events

Management and entrepreneurship
You will train your management skills, attend guest lectures and gain in-depth knowledge of hospitality, e-commerce and business plans. You'II learn everything you need to know to successfully run a business, hotel or event.

  • Finance & accounting basics
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Digital marketing
  • International strategic management

Professional and personal development
During your study programme, you will develop professionally and personally. For example, by working on your communication skills such as presenting, conversation techniques, storytelling and writing. You will also complete a module on intercultural communication and work on a personal development plan. As part of this, you will practise reflecting, giving feedback and learning to deal with stress, while also taking an in-depth look at time and project management.

Practice-oriented research
Through practice-oriented research you develop an investigative approach through which you improve your professional skills. You learn how to give advice, make recommendations and design a plan or product. You will also learn how to devise solutions together with others for challenges that arise in practice. What are the exact requirements? What information do you need? And how do you collect that input in a good way?

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Notes about fees for this course

It pays to earn a degree from Tio. It is an investment in your future. Tio is a private educational institution. Thanks to greater financial resources, Tio is able to invest in smaller classes, exciting projects, excellent lecturers and more lessons. The attention Tio pays to the quality of its education results in satisfied students and high-quality education.

For non-EU/EEA students, requiring a visa, Tio has put together a package fee. Detailed information on the package fee can be found here.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Havo, vwo (any profile), mbo4-diploma.
  • Comparable diploma, e.g.: German Fachhochschulreife or Abitur (algemeine Hochschulreife), British GCE A-levels, French Baccalaureat, American High School (incl. a college preparatory programme) or secondary hotel school education.
  • CEFR: ≥ B2. TOEFL: iBT ≥ 75-80 points (Institutional TOEFL code Tio: 4764). IELTS academic: ≥ 6.0. Cambridge exam: ≥ 160 points / Cambridge First Certificate.

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From Spain to a lot of rain: 'Totally worth it!'

Sandra Mariscal Toro is from Spain. During her time in the Netherlands and studying at Tio, Sandra was able to learn a lot of new things: “I improved my English and also learned a lot of new things about tourism. The classes are very practical and the teachers are excellent."The biggest difference between Spain and the Netherlands? Sandra: “The weather definitely. In Spain the weather is much better.” It didn’t stop Sandra and when asked if she would she recommend this to anyone she replied with a resounding: “YES!” 

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'Personal and practical'

The German Layla about Tio: “The bachelor course at Tio is not more difficult, but it has been more challenging and time-consuming so far. I really like the personal atmosphere here. At Tio I get a lot of practical experiences because of all the projects and assignments. Also all the presentations are a good exercise and good for your self-confidence.”

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'I would definitely recommend Tio to other students'

Daniel dreams of owning his own hotel one day in either Las Vegas or New York. “I’m really learning a lot from the hospitality lectures and classes at Tio. Especially the subject Rooms Division has given me some great skills and tools which I’m sure I can utilize in the future.” He would definitely recommend Tio to students at his home university and especially to the ones interested in hospitality.

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