Associate of Science in Hospitality Management
General course information
Level Equal To: MBO Associate Degree Duration: 3 years (with MAVO diploma) / 2 years (with HAVO diploma)
Graduates of the Hospitality Management Further Studies (FS) program frequently start their careers in junior management positions such as management trainees, assistant managers or supervisors. It is a mid-management, supervisory level program that offers students a wide range of possibilities upon successful completion. With the Associate of Science Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, graduates can be employed at management entry levels in hotels, restaurants, casino’s, and in companies related to the travel and tourism industry, including travel and airline companies.
During the course the candidate will not only receive theoretical knowledge but also a structured practicum lab and internship experience to develop skills and competencies critical for the management of the Hospitality Industry. The other courses offered in this program will complement and facilitate the student’s capabilities in terms of general knowledge, conceptualization, problem solving, analytical and critical thinking, discipline, supervisory and management skills and personal development. Students completing this program with a 2.500 GPA minimum, and 72 credit hours, are eligible to enter a 3rd year program of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Management at renowned universities in the U.S.A. Canada or The Netherlands.
Further study possibilities
Florida International University in Miami, University of Nevada in Las Vegas, University of Central Florida in Orlando, Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina, Niagara College in Niagara Region, Seneca in Toronto, Centennial College in Toronto, Les Roches Global Hospitality Education in Spain/ Switzerland, Stenden Universiteit Hotel Management School Leeuwarden, Hoge Hotelschool Den Haag and NHTV Breda in The Netherlands, Inter-Continental University of the Caribbean in Curacao, and the University of Aruba.
Program Entry Minimum Requirements
- Completed MAVO Diploma
- Progression report HAVO 3 to HAVO 4
- Foreign diplomas have to be evaluated by the Department of Education of Aruba
- English Aptitude Test