The joint VATEL-FIU International Hotel Management is designed to educate leaders and managers who are capable of adapting to change in the rapidly developing business World of tourism and hospitality, who capable of critical thinking and problem solving, and who are familiar with current and traditional management approaches. It provides graduates with advanced knowledge, skills and competencies in the field of hotel management, and with the analytical training they need in an increasingly competitive environment.
The program includes courses in management and organization, human resources, accounting, economics, finance, production and marketing, and thus offers opportunities for students wishing to pursue a career in both general business and tourism and hotel management.
A key goal of our program is to train graduates who are sensitive to intercultural differences, have a command of European languages, and have the effective communication skills to enable them to do business with international hotel chains and representatives.
By the end of the program, it is expected that students will have an advanced command of the academic, professional and practical dimensions of International Hotel Management, and, within this context, will have:
- Demonstrated the ability to communicate complex, critical and original ideas and interrelationships in academic and professional environments.
- Shown the ability to employ analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills in applied research settings and propose creative and innovative solutions to professional practice.
- Shown a detailed grasp of both core and supporting concepts and terminology, and demonstrated a theoretical and practical knowledge of interdisciplinary relationships as relevant to the specific academic and professional area.
- Demonstrated the ability to systematically and analytically plan, execute and evaluate work in academic and professional contexts through individual and collaborative approaches to study and work.
- Applied the skills, knowledge, responsibilities and commitment to quality required for advanced academic and professional practice, and demonstrating a critical understanding of theoretical frameworks.
- Demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning and the ability to plan, evaluate and improve both autonomous and team-based academic and professional practices.
- Shown the academic and professional competences required for further progression, including publication of academic work and professional reports displaying a command of research procedures for data collection and interpretion.
- Displayed a command of, and high level of adherence and commitment to academic and professional ethics, and to civic and social responsibilities, including environmental protection, health, safety and security issues, and justice.
- Demonstrated practical professional and academic responses to globalization as well as the social and linguistic skills required for effective intercultural communication in an academic and professional context.
- Demonstrated the ability to make advanced use of the mathematical, scientific and digital applications required within the context of their academic and professional field.