Bachelor of Science
INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY AND SERVICE MANAGEMENT
Highly educated and professional managers who can live up to the challenges of modern tourism are an essential element for Croatian economic development. The International Hospitality and Service Management program at RIT Croatia prepares students for professional and managerial positions in the economy and tourism fields.
Program OverviewThis is a multidisciplinary, four-year program that provides an ideal balance of hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge in economy, tourism, and hospitality. The main emphasis is on the disciplines of marketing, communication, finances, management, micro and macroeconomics, entrepreneurship, and the application of these areas to international hospitality and tourism. At the end of sophomore year, students choose one of two concentrations: International Hotel and Resort Management and Entrepreneurship in the Hospitality Industry. Additionally, students are required to complete 1,200 hours of cooperative education or internship placements. These hands-on experiences provide students with a valuable professional experience and gives them a competitive advantage in launching their careers. At RIT Croatia all lectures are conducted in English. In addition to advanced business English, students learn another foreign language and can choose from German, Italian, Spanish, or French. You can find more information about the program outline HERE.
Globally RecognizedThe International Hospitality and Service Management is recognized world-wide by reputable international travel and business magazines such as Forbes, Travel Weekly, Nation's Restaurant News, and Corporate Travel.
Leaders of TomorrowAlumni from the International Hospitality and Service Management are in a demand. Many are employed as event managers, hotel managers, food and beverage managers, marketing and sales managers, product quality managers, finance managers, project managers, and HR managers. As the tourism industry expands, excellent business opportunities in numerous areas of economy and tourism will be available to our graduates.
The program enables students to:
- manage small and medium enterprises;
- draft an effective business plan and strategy;
- recognize trends in tourism and how they affect the business;
- make strategic plans and manage destinations, resorts, hotels, and travel agencies;
- design and implement marketing strategies,
- manage integrated marketing communications,
- apply modern information and communication technologies in business processes;
- organize events such as conferences, sports events, and meetings;
- manage finances and accounting;
- manage international quality standards;
- manage human resources;
- apply contemporary micro and macroeconomics business principles;
- position a company or a tourist entity on the global market; and
- structure business in such a manner to satisfy the needs of the end-user.
Upon completion of the program, students will be granted two diplomas, an international American degree awarded by Rochester Institute of Technology and a Croatian degree from RIT Croatia. The American RIT degree will offer you numerous opportunities worldwide.
Globally Recognized American degree
Globally Recognized American degree
Message from the IHSM Area Head
"This program prepares students for careers in tourism, one of the biggest and fastest-growing industries in the world. Tourist companies are one of the biggest employers and they are continuously looking for college graduates who come from good quality schools like RIT Croatia. The development of the service management industry is based on the know-how and new technologies; and the concepts that no longer serve the present and the needs of the business environment of the 21st century are being replaced by those that do. Upon graduation, our students have opportunities to develop careers in the management of tourist and hotel companies – in Croatia and abroad." Besim Agušaj, Ph.D., International Hospitality and Service Management Area Head
For additional information please contact the Admission office:
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