Managing a hotel or resort requires a varied host of skill sets related to concierge services, restaurant functions, marketing, general administration and management. Programmes in hotel management and tourism equip you with all the skills you need to run a successful business in the hospitality industry.
One of the most attractive features of studying hotel management abroad is the opportunities you will get to travel, study and eventually work in different countries and gain an international experience. The multicultural exposure you get and the chance to learn new languages will also add to your credentials.
Sweden, known for its universities which offer a meticulous curriculum and excellent facilities, is becoming a favoured destination among Indian students looking to study hospitality management abroad.
A few select institutes in Sweden offer accredited and recognised programmes in tourism and hospitality management. Here’s a quick look at what these courses teach you:
MSc. in Tourism and Hospitality Management
The University of Gothenburg, the third oldest Swedish University, offers a two year Master of Science degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management. Thesis writing and a final year project are part of the course.
The University of Gothenburg was founded in 1891 and is the third oldest Swedish University. The hospitality programme of the university is delivered through the School of Business, Economics and Law. The programme covers subjects including Tourism and hospitality law, managerial economics, event management, cultural tourism, etc. The final year project is based on applied research that is conducted under the supervisions of a faculty member.
Course pre-requisites include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, and IELTS / TOEFL scores.
Master’s degree in Tourism
Mid Sweden University offers a postgraduate programme in Tourism on its Östersund campus. This course is offered in partnership with the European Tourism Research Institute (ETOUR). The University is well-known for its high-profile and competitive programmes in the field of tourism. Subjects covered within this programme include Tourism Research, Theory and Methodology, and Advanced Destination Development. Graduates are prepared for jobs in tourism organizations and tourism companies, anywhere in the world.