Wirtschaft und Management

Hotel and Event Management

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Short profile

Welcome to the world of top-class hotels, star restaurants, festivals and sports events. The hospitality sector is looking for you! After completing the Hotel and Event Management bachelor’s degree, you will be able to create the perfect experience for your guests, even online. You will turn any stay and event into a success.
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.

Is this bachelor programme right for you?

Tio’s Hotel and Event Management bachelor programme offers you the best of two worlds: a traditional hotel management degree combined with aspects of event management. Do you recognise yourself in the following description? Are you:

  • Hospitable?
    Is hospitality in your blood and are you always looking to offer your guests the best possible experience? This bachelor’s degree is perfect for you. During the programme, you learn all about hospitable entrepreneurship and you will work in hotels and restaurants and during events.
  • Interested in the hotel industry?
    Have you always been drawn to the hotel industry? Never a dull moment! You can work as a front-office manager and be the face of the hotel. Or perhaps revenue management is more your thing. You determine the best room prices based on expectations and historical data.
  • An organisational talent?
    Are you in control and excellent at motivating others? Become a talent in organising events. From festivals and sports events to conventions and trade shows. You might also work in the hotel industry and host events as part of the banqueting department. Hosting events is something you learn in practice: during the event week, you take part in the event game and work as part of a team to develop a new event concept for a business.
  • Curious?
    Do you have a sharp eye for detail, are you always up to date and eager to learn? Would you like to go behind the scenes of events? The researcher in you will get everything they want. During the study programme, you attend events and get a chance to go behind the scenes. This gives you the perfect opportunity to take in every bit of information about the organisation of the event.
  • Entrepreneurial?
    Do you see opportunities wherever you go? Would you like to start up your own business? Together with your fellow students, you run your own hotel and are responsible for the organisation of events. You can also choose the Entrepreneurship minor, during which you and your team members set up a company together.
  • Interested in other cultures?
    The world is your playing field when working in the hospitality industry. Even during your studies, you will come into contact with different cultures during the study trip, your international internship or while studying abroad for six months or a year.
  • Curious about food concepts?
    Would you like to develop a new food concept? In the cooking studio, you will master various preparation techniques. The F&B management and menu development & design courses teach you everything about food concepts, composing menus and menu engineering and design.
  • A team player?
    Running a hotel and organising events are team efforts. You need a team around you to make the impossible possible. By working together well, you can continue to surpass your guests’ and visitors’ expectations!

Do you recognise yourself in these descriptions? Take a look at the curriculum for more information about this bachelor programme or attend an open day to experience the atmosphere and meet students and lecturers.

Why do students choose Hotel and Event Management?

  1. Tio offers accelerated studying: bachelor’s degree in just three years and an Associate degree in 2 years.
  2. The hotel and catering industry has a need for well-trained managers.
  3. Event management and the hotel industry are closely related. Therefore: hotel management combined with event management.
  4. You study at the Netherlands’ best hotel management programme (for six years, Higher Education Guide).
  5. E-commerce is an important aspect of the Hotel and Event Management programme.
  6. You will have many career opportunities after completing this bachelor's degree.
  7. At Tio there is a strong focus on personal development and supervision.

Take a look at some other reasons

This bachelor programme is offered in English in Amsterdam and Utrecht.


Practical is the keyword: learning by doing! Circa 60% of the Hotel and Event Management bachelor’s degree has a practical focus. The curriculum was designed in collaboration with branch associations and networking organisations HotelloTOP, IDEA, the Fellowship for Event Managers, Thuiswinkel.org and the Royal Dutch Hotel and Catering Association and experts from the field. This ensures the study programme ties in well with the sector’s needs and the latest trends.


The curriculum is divided into four components:

  • Hotel Management
  • Event Management
  • Entrepreneurship & e-commerce
  • Internship & final thesis

Given the importance of having international experience, you complete at least one component of your study programme abroad (e.g. an internship, graduation project or an international exchange programme).

Find out more about the curriculum and the courses

Bachelor’s degree in 3 or 4 years

Ambitious students can obtain a bachelor’s degree at Tio in just three years. If you achieve satisfactory results in the first year, you may qualify for the accelerated bachelor programme. In the three-year programme both internships will take place during the summer and this will shorten your summer holiday. Upon earning the bachelor’s degree you may carry the internationally recognized title Bachelor of Arts (BA).

Associate degree in 2 years

As of September 2020, Tio also offers Associate degree programmes! An Associate degree is a 2-year higher education programme (hbo in Dutch), after which you can immediately get started in the professional field. The programme offers professional knowledge and skills that you can immediately apply in practice.

The Associate degree programmes are set up in collaboration with the business world, based on the special desire for employees with a level of education that lies between mbo4 (vocational training programme) and a bachelor's degree.

Fakten zum Studiengang


privat, staatlich anerkannt




Amsterdam | Eindhoven | Hengelo | Rotterdam | Utrecht


Englisch | Niederländisch


Wirtschaft und Management


Bachelor of Business Administration




3-4 Jahr Studienzeit
Kosten EU: 17900 EUR/Jahr
Kosten Nicht-EU: 17900 EUR/Jahr



A glimpse of your future

There are many roads open to you when you earn your Hotel and Event Management bachelor’s degree. What about working as an event manager at Tomorrowland (ID&T) or as a banqueting manager at the Hotel Sofitel Legend The Grand. You can also work as a hotel manager or organiser of conferences. Do you want to know more about your many options? Take a look at the career opportunities.

Do you want to continue your education after completing the Hotel and Event Management bachelor’s degree? This bachelor’s degree grants you access to many domestic and foreign master’s degrees.

What can you do and where can you work?

What can you do once you complete the Hotel and Event Management bachelor’s course at Tio University of Applied Sciences?
Nearly every sector of industry has a need for well-trained managers with excellent organisational skills. After completing this bachelor’s degree, you can therefore have your pick of many positions and areas of expertise.

Think of professions such as:

  • Hotel manager
  • Food & beverage manager
  • Event manager
  • Wedding planner
  • Convention organiser
  • Marketing manager
  • Consultant
  • Duty manager
  • Reservations manager
  • Front office manager
  • General manager
  • Entrepreneur

Where can you work? Examples include:

  • Event organisations
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Theme parks
  • Convention and fair venues
  • Cultural centres
  • Multinationals
  • Banking and insurance companies
  • Cruise ships
  • Marketing agencies
  • Consultancy firms
  • Your own business

Master's degrees

The Hotel and Event Management degree entitles you to enrol in many national and international master degree programmes. Generally, to follow a master programme, you must complete a pre-master.

Master programmes

Worldwide there are many different master degree programmes offered in various fields of interest. Are you thinking about studying for a master’s degree abroad? Maybe one of the masters offered by Tio’s partner universities will suit you.


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.

Admission process

After we receive your registration, Tio will send you a written confirmation of your admission (provided that you meet the pre-education requirements and there is no waiting list). If your pre-education is insufficient for the programme you wish to take, we will schedule an interview and an assessment. The assessment costs € 80. The admissions committee will decide whether you can be admitted into the programme.

Why choose the programme?

Why should you choose Tio University of Applied Sciences and the Hotel and Event Management bachelor’s degree? Simple: because the hotel and event sector is looking for well-educated managers such as yourself and because this bachelor’s degree was awarded the title of best hotel management degree in the Netherlands for the sixth year (Higher Education Guide).

Below, you can read more about why students choose this unique Hotel School degree at Tio.

  • Best hotel management degree in the Netherlands
  • Specialisation event management
  • International
  • Cooperation with the industry
  • High-quality degree
  • Widely employable
  • Learning by doing
  • Specialisation e-commerce
  • Interesting projects
  • Lots of guidance
  • Small classes
  • Accelerated learning
  • Freedom of choice
  • Guaranteed lectures
  • Live wherever you want

Online Open Day

Can’t come to one of our open days at the Tio campuses? No problem! We offer you the possibility of attending an online open day from your lazy chair. Just sit back & relax and we will tell you all about Tio and its possibilities for you! Come and join us March 04, 2020 for the online open day about the Hotel and Event Management programme.

You can find all recorded online open days at www.tio.nl/en/open-days.


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