Hotelschool The Hague


Enter the doors of Hotelschool The Hague, and you enter one of the world’s most special universities.

We are proud of the fact that Hotelschool The Hague is one of the last independent single sector Universities of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. Hotelschool The Hague was founded and funded in 1929 by the hospitality industry to create a central place where industry partners could gain and share new insight, skills and knowledge. Since its foundation, the Hotelschool has become an international school specialised in hospitality management offering a 4-year Bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Hospitality Management. This degree course is also available as the accelerated International Fast Track programme.

Since the foundation more than 80 years ago the hotel school has become bigger, more internationally oriented and has professionalised immensely. But the original fundamentals stayed the same, like the dedicated focus on hospitality and the strong connection with the industry. Also the “core business” of the hotel school stayed the same; a centre where hospitality knowledge and skills are bundled, developed, researched, shared and transferred as realistic as possible in order to prepare young hospitality leadership talents for a successful career in the business. Hotelschool The Hague, at the heart of Hospitality.

There is more to Hotelschool The Hague than meets the eye. You are welcome in our Hotels & Restaurants in The Hague and Amsterdam to experience our passion for hospitality.

We are also home to one of the leading hospitality Research Centres where we conduct research into innovations in the hospitality industry. Our Consultancy & Training division advises and trains hospitality business professionals, either in company or at our annual summer schools. The results from both divisions are quickly assimilated in our educational programmes so that our students learn from state of the art hospitality business cases; a continual programme of curriculum improvement.


In 2006 the General Assembly of the HBO Council created a governance code. Hotelschool The Hague has adopted this code. The code consists of, among others, rules for good governance. It also has a code of provisions and rules for the supervision and involvement of stakeholders in education and research.


The statutes of the Stichting Hotelschool The Hague lay down the basic rules and provisions of the foundation. It describes the goals and the statutes of the school and the responsibilities and tasks of the Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees.

Strategic vision

Hotelschool The Hague will strengthen its ties with its hospitality students, employees, alumni and the industry. In the Strategic Vision 2012-2018 Hotelschool The Hague will focus on these core issues:

  • intensification of education
  • a stronger relationship with the industry
  • internationalisation

Our Values

Following a year of researching and consulting with our current students, faculty and management we recently introduced Hotelschool The Hague's new Values. It is a values-based ethical code, created by us for us. This means our values will be heart-felt not just head-stored, accentuating our identity and culture, our mission and vision, and not the least, our passion for the industry which needs leaders not only of high competence but also of excellent character. Our Values appeal to the individual's personal responsibility and moral competency, calling for all those in our community to make sound moral decisions based on values we can all identify with.

To support the Values we have created a Manifesto for our students, faculty and management providing us all with a north star for our actions and behaviours. Our values are represented by the letters in HOSPITALITY:

  • H - We are Honest
  • O- We are Open
  • S - We are Sustainable
  • P - We are Professional
  • I - We are Integrity-Driven
  • T - We are Transparent
  • A - We are Ambassadors
  • L - We are Loyal
  • I - We are International
  • T - We are Trustworthy
  • Y - We are Yes-Minded
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master of Business Administration in International Hospitality (MBA)

Campus Full time 13 months September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The <strong>Master Programme of Hotelschool The Hague</strong> educates the next generation of hospitality leaders and focuses on hospitality concept innovation, business development and change. [+]

The Master Programme of Hotelschool The Hague educates the next generation of hospitality leaders and focuses on hospitality concept innovation, business development and change. The programme, based in Amsterdam, starts in September 2015 and runs for 13 months. In this time you will enhance your knowledge and leadership competencies, providing you with the tools and perspectives necessary to forge your own strategy and implementation scenarios for your future career. On completion of the programme, Hotelschool The Hague will award you the diploma and degree title ‘Master of Business Administration in International Hospitality’. This highly international hospitality management programme is open to graduates with a hospitality related or economics/business management Bachelor’s degree. Programme Structure Small classes with a maximum of 25 students guarantee personal contact with the faculty and interactive, stimulating discussions. The Master of Business Administration in International Hospitality creates and sustains an action oriented learning environment of creative, analytical and conceptual thinking where men and women from different origins learn together. The international hospitality management programme is divided into 5 blocks, each of 10 weeks. Each block addresses a number of courses which are based on inspirational, professional assignments and are supported by guest lectures, field trips and workshops. A study trip abroad also forms part of the programme. A Master’s thesis is the final project of this programme. Your Hospitality Career A Hotelschool The Hague’s Master’s degree opens doors to strategic and corporate positions in fields like business development, consultancy, hospitality management, facility management, marketing-/ brand management and entrepreneurship. We have placed hospitality concept innovation at the centre of this Master’s curriculum. Why? Because hospitality is becoming one of the leading differentiators in many industries. The industry requires a new breed of leaders: our Master’s students are people who combine business brains with a hospitality heart. They can build bridges, develop new business models, and find creative solutions in a fast changing world where creating memorable hospitality experiences is essential to every service provider. Both in- and outside the hospitality industry. Graduates remain connected to the power of the Hotelschool The Hague brand: an outstanding reputation of hospitality excellence, respected by many different industries all over the world. Your profile You hold a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management or a related field. It is also possible you hold a non-hospitality related economics or business Bachelor’s or Master’s. You want to broaden your horizon and you have a genuine ambition to contribute to hospitality innovation in the wider context of the service industry. You are open-minded, ambitious, creative and always searching for new challenges, all of which will help you to become a future hospitality innovator. You also like to be around, interact with and learn from ambitious students from different international, experiential and cultural backgrounds. How to Apply Each prospective candidate has to successfully pass a selection procedure in order to be accepted to the international hospitality management programme. All admission requirements are listed on the first page of the application form, which can be downloaded from this website by clicking the button ‘apply now’. After the initial screening, based on the application form and supporting documentation, a personal interview will be scheduled with the selected candidates prior to the selection board’s final decision. Applications will be processed continuously and interviews are conducted throughout the year. We advise people who require a visa to apply at least 2,5 months before the start of the programme. [-]


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