BBA Tourism, Hotel Management & Operations

BBA in Tourism, Hotel Management and Operations


In your first year of studies, you will learn the fundamentals of modern business practices. Introductory courses in financial management, business administration, human resource management, marketing, economics, and European business law prepare you for advanced subjects and your future career.


Successful business requires great communication — further courses will enhance your ability to convey your business ideas and research findings in a professional way. You will learn about different forms of business communication, improve your presentation skills and academic writing, and boost your communication abilities. To keep up in the ever-changing business environment, you will learn the key concepts and principles of problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, creativity, and teamwork.


Courses in Restaurant and Service Management, Culinary Theory and Practice, and Rooms Division Management will provide you with the necessary practical skills and expertise to successfully engage in professional practice. You will also study advanced hotel management, covering topics such as hotel property planning, performance management and how to develop strategic business opportunities.


Depending on your semester start, students will either spend the first semester (Spring start) or first 2 semesters (Fall start) in Vienna, focusing on first preparing you with principal concepts of hospitality management.

Moving to the US from August, New York City College of Technology is located in Brooklyn, and your home for the next year. Here you will benefit from CUNY’s Hospitality Management Department’s expertise taking on courses that will build on the foundation you laid down with your professors in Vienna, such as Professional Alliances, Workforce Management in a Global Marketplace, and Perspectives in Hospitality Management.

During your 2 semesters spent in New York, courses in Culinary Arts, Food Sanitation and Safety Principles, and an Introduction to Food and Beverage Management will provide practical skills and expertise to successfully succeed in a professional hospitality environment.

Further courses in Facilities Design and Property Management, Lodging Operations Management, and Dining Room Operations will strengthen and round out your knowledge with running a successful business in the hospitality sector.

Returning to Vienna for your two final years of study, we build on your management skills as well as the opportunity for students to put all the knowledge and skills learnt in New York with a 900-hour internship as well as your bachelor thesis and completing the final modules of the program.

About New York City College of Technology:

Mainly a commuter campus, CUNY is based in a student friendly area, NYU also has a campus nearby! Being a commuter campus, there is no student accommodation on campus, but housing support is available and there are dorms close to campus, for example, Brooklyn Heights is within walking distance at St. George Towers (costs approx. USD 900 per month).

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A surcharge of EUR 3,200 applies for those students doing their practical year at the New York City College.

Why should you choose Tourism, Hotel Management and Operations?

This program is the perfect choice for high school graduates who have no practical education in the tourism and hospitality industry prior to entering the program (via apprenticeship, vocational school, associate degrees, etc.). The advantage of this 4-year program is also that the university will support you in gaining professional experience during your internship semester. After your graduation you will have proof of professional experience in this industry which is very valuable for your immediate career start.

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If you have further questions about this program, the admissions process or Vienna then our online Info Evenings or Open Days on campus are a great opportunity to talk to us in person. Register for the event of your choice and explain your case either online or privately on campus.

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