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Studying Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management

If you see yourself managing a hotel, resort (or even a castle-hotel!), then studying for a degree in hospitality management might be just the course for you.

Far from being a fluff degree, pursuing a degree in hospitality and tourism will equip you with skills in management, logistics, finance and accounting, marketing and communications and cultural awareness. You will learn to manage a hotel, resort or a similar place of leisure and hospitality. As this is quite a broad subject, you will be able to specialise in either hotel, resort, events management and/or a combination of these and pickup hospitality specific skills and technical know-how in addition to time management, communication and organisation skills.

Most courses require you to complete a semester-long internship or project. This is a great chance to gain relevant work experience and build a professional network in Germany.

Some of the most sought-after universities, colleges and institutes in Germany are:

  • Berlin School of Business & Innovation
  • European Business School
  • International University Of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef (IUBH)
  • Schiller International University

Salary and Career Prospects

Hospitality, tourism and events management graduates find work in restaurants, hotels, spas, cruise ships, resorts and exhibition centres.

Some of the wide-ranging roles they take up are Tourism Development Officer, Food & beverage Manager, Hotel Account Manager, Hospitality Manager, Events Manager, Hotel Contract Manager, Sales and Marketing Officer.

Salaries vary based on job role, experience, qualifications, skills and location. As a guide, hospitality, tourism and events management professionals earn around €40,000 year (32 lakhs INR).

Why study in Germany?

Germany is a popular study destination for international students. Some German universities are several centuries old and are held in high esteem across the world. The country is popular for its engineering and business courses.

German economy is among the largest in both Europe and the world. The economy is powered mainly by automobile and manufacturing sectors and the country is home to premium brands like Volkswagen, BMW and Audi. Frankfurt and Berlin are major business and commerce hubs that host a wide range of multinational companies, including technology companies (Apple, Siemens) and banks (Deutsche Bank, HSBC). With its breathtakingly beautiful scenery, iconic monuments and palaces, museum and arts and culture scene, Germany is also a popular tourist destination.

German is the national language, although people living in big cities can speak English to varying degrees of fluency.

International graduates are able to apply for a post-study work permit lasting up to 18 months.

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