HungaryBudapest Metropolitan UniversityUndergraduate

Tourism and Catering

This Bachelor’s program offers a thorough grounding in business and the most important subjects in Tourism. These include Attractions Management and Experience Design, Catering and Gastronomy, Tourism Destination Management, Hotel Management, and Tourism Marketing. In addition, specializations are offered in International Hotel Management and in Health Tourism because Budapest is known as the Spa Capital of the world. Visits are made to hotels and spas and lecturers are invited industry to deliver courses.

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Duration
4 years
Tuition Fee
€2,900 per semester
Level
Undergraduate
Attendance
On Campus
Format
Full Time

Description

Overview

Tourism is one of the most culturally interesting and economically important subjects in the world and Budapest is one of Europe’s most vibrant tourism destinations. Consequently, it is the perfect place to study Tourism and enjoy what the city has to offer.  

This Bachelor’s program offers a thorough grounding in business and the most important subjects in Tourism. These include Attractions Management and Experience Design, Catering and Gastronomy, Tourism Destination Management, Hotel Management, and Tourism Marketing. In addition, specializations are offered in International Hotel Management and in Health Tourism because Budapest is known as the Spa Capital of the world. Visits are made to hotels and spas and lecturers are invited industry to deliver courses. 

At Budapest Metropolitan University we place emphasis on developing students’ practical and vocational skills as well as their academic ones. Many courses use project-based learning, and we also guide students through the process of building their own Portfolio through our unique myBRAND approach.  

Why is this program unique?   

  • The Tourism Department is small, friendly, and supportive  
  • We take a very practical approach to our teaching, including project-based learning  
  • Students are taught to be creative and innovative  
  • We connect our studies closely to the tourism industry in Budapest 

Specialization

Specializations are launched only if a minimum of 15 students wish to join the specialization. 

Health Tourism  

This specialization focuses on health tourism which is one of the most important industries in Hungary as well as a growth sector in many countries around the world. In Hungary, the focus is mainly on thermal baths and medical spas, but the global health tourism industry also includes wellness spas, hotels and resorts, medical tourism, holistic and spiritual retreats, natural landscapes, and health tourism destinations. 

Students will learn about what health, healing, and wellness mean in different countries including cultural traditions and rituals, as well as the leisure and lifestyle trends that affect demand. They will learn how to develop products and services for a range of segments from creating individual journeys to a couple, family, and group experiences. By the end of the specialization, students will know how to plan and manage health tourism destinations and facilities sustainably, how to market them to appropriate market segments, and to create unique and innovative experiences for tourists. 

International Hotel Management  

This specialization examines the lodging industry – from its traditional roots to contemporary structures – and addresses the management of hotel operations, including reservation systems, staffing, marketing strategies, and customer relations. 

The specialization focuses on all departments and units within a hotel by offering modules that provide knowledge and understanding of establishing, operating, and managing hotels. A number of seminars and lectures are held off-site, at various cooperating hotels. 

Students are also taught how to use the so-called PMS software program designed for hotels to ensure that by the time they finish the specialization, they are able to perform various tasks, i.e. individual and group booking, guest check-in and check-out, and handling invoices and complaints.

The course is supported by reputed hotels and hotel chains such as Mellow Mood Hotels, the French Accor Hotels, Danubius Hotels, Opera Garden Hotel & Apartments, Mirage Medic Hotel, Continental Hotel Group, Accent Hotels These hotels also provide work placements or our students.  

The teaching staff includes László Csapó Head of Sales - Accent Hotels, Enikő Bak Director of Business Development, Danubius Hotels, László Juhász General Manager – of Mirage Medic Hotel, Gábor Fáska General Manager – of Opera Garden Hotel & Apartments 

Career Opportunities

  • Tour operators  
  • Managers of family businesses  
  • Tourism consultants or advisors  
  • Event organizers  
  • Tourism managers of small municipalities and regions  
  • Managers of local, regional, and national tourism  
  • Animators  
  • Managers working for health and wellness spas  
  • Mid- and top-level managers of hotels 
  • Attraction managers 

Requirement

A copy of your High School Diploma (O LEVEL & A LEVEL) e.g (WAEC, NECO, SAT, KCSE, ZIMSEC, GCE)

A copy of your International passport Bio-data page.

A copy of your recent Passport Photo.

A valid copy of your Result Checker Card.

All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must possess a minimum qualification of five (5) credits, in the Senior Secondary School Certificate (WAEC, NECO, SAT, KCSE, ZIMSEC, GCE).

Structure

  • The first year provides a detailed foundation in business and management, including economics, marketing, statistics, and law. In addition, students will study subjects relating to tourism geography, leisure, and tourism marketing. 
  • In the second year, the Programme focuses more on introducing students to specialist areas of tourism, such as hotel management, catering and gastronomy, attractions management and experience design, destination management, and health tourism. Students will also intensify their knowledge of business and management, including finance and accounting. 
  • In the third year, students can choose to specialize in either international hotel management or health tourism (see below). They also study travel agency management, international negotiation techniques, a language of their choice, and a wide range of elective subjects. In the meantime, they have the chance to develop a personal myBRAND portfolio that showcases their skills and achievements. 


Fees

2200 EUR/semester for EU students (includes the Member States of the EU, EEA, and Turkey)

Registration fee: 100 EUR

Enrollment fee: 100 EUR

Health Insurance: 150 EUR

Two semesters of tuition fee payment required 

Tuition Fee €2,900 per semester
Application Fee €0
Acceptance Fee €0
Housing Fee €200- €300 monthly
Living Fee €150- €250 monthly

Addition Information

DegreeBSC
Duration4 years
AttendanceOn Campus
LevelUndergraduate
Country🇭🇺 Hungary
Campuses
Main Campus
FormatFull Time
Intakes
Fall 2023, Fall 2024, Spring 2025, Spring 2024, Fall 2025, Fall 2025
Study LanguageEnglish
Application Fee€0

€2,900 per semester

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