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After completing your graduation assignment, you will be equipped to enter a variety of hospitality-related careers, at home or abroad. Alternatively, you might take up positions at other types of companies; conference venues, holiday resorts, wholesalers to the hotel and catering trade, or consultancy agencies.
As a manager in hospitality, you oversee the operations of an organisation that runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. Our graduates work across the entire spectrum of the hospitality industry, on positions as:
- Banqueting Manager at a conference centre
- Sales and Marketing Manager at the head office of an (international) hotel chain
- General Manager of a hotel
- Purchaser at a catering company
- Consultant at a hospitality consulting agency
- Account Manager of food suppliers
- Food and Beverage Manager
- Rooms Division Manager
After graduating you often start your career in an assistant position and over time, you work your way up to (senior) management positions in the hospitality branch.
Labour market prospects
In Keuzegids HBO 2015 (an independent guide containing a systematic quality comparison of study programmes in Dutch higher education) you can find an indication of the labour market prospects for recent graduates (average starter salary and percentage of unemployment among recent graduates). For the International Hotel Management programme, the starter salary of recent graduates amounts to € 1,985 a month before tax. Approximately 59% of the graduates have found a job on bachelor level.
Sebastian works at the Deutsche Bank Group
'It is important to be able to work in a structured way, have profound soft skills to steer project stakeholders and be able to work well in teams.’