Bachelor Professional

Bachelor Professional


The Bachelor Professional (BPr) is designed for individuals with several years of relevant professional experience in the hotel and tourism industry who want to deepen their knowledge and advance  their career path. A joint program delivered by both the Austrian Hotel Association (ÖHV - Österreichische Hoteliervereinigung) and Modul University Vienna, students benefit from the leading expertise of both institutions. In contrast to other bachelor programs, the BPr, is a ‘continuing education’ program that requires previous industry experience rather than a high school diploma as an entry requirement.


This BPr provides a science-based education with a strong focus on practical application. The program duration is flexible, with students being able to choose a fast track and complete studies in just three years, or a longer study duration in order to fit around your career. As such, this program is specifically designed to equip tourism and hospitality professionals with an academic insight into the complex and ever-evolving industry of hotel management and/or tourism; leading to a qualification that ensures career development.


Bachelor Professional students are required to complete mandatory modules, one being the Unternehmerakademie delivered by the ÖHV, and one delivered by MU Vienna over 2 semesters. During these modules, students are introduced to principal concepts of managing a hotel; from marketing, HR, and finance, as well as understanding the economies in which the business operates. Students can then tailor their curriculum by selecting courses from elective modules to complement their previous work experience, or to deepen knowledge in particular areas of interest.

Choose courses from the fields of:

  • Advanced Hospitality Management
  • Hotel Management Operations
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Tourism


ÖHV Unternehmerakademie: €20,310* (correct as of December 2022)

MU courses: €300 per semester, plus €280 per ECTS

The program requires the completion of 180 ECTS. 30 ECTS must be earnt from completeing the ÖHV Unternehmerakamie (UNA) and previous academic qualifications or professional work experience can be credited to a maximum of 60 ECTS. Reductions are possible for ÖHV members.

Why should you choose Bachelor Professional?

This program is the perfect choice for individuals in the hotel industry who are looking to futher their career opportunities with a qualification.

The unique aspect of this bachelor program is that applicants do not require a high school diploma for direct entry. Instead we require applicants to be able to demonstrate serveral years of relevant industry experience.

Moreover, this study program allows flexibility - not only can students tailor their studies towards areas of this dynamic industry that most interest or best serve them in their careers, but also the study duration can be extended in order to fit around employment.

It is a requirement of this program to be able to study in German, therefore an appropriate level of German language is needed.