Golden medal awarded for MBA International Hospitality Management Elsevier Best Studies 2023

Amsterdam, 6 October 2023 – Hotelschool The Hague’s MBA programme International Hospitality Management scores great in the latest edition of Elsevier Best Studies. For the survey, the magazine’s editors looked at the ratings of 2300+ bachelor and master programmes offered in The Netherlands. Bronze, silver, and gold medals were awarded to 367 programmes at universities and universities of applied sciences this year.

The programme prepares students to become future leader in service innovation and caters to the demands of the industry, focusing in particular on business development, concept innovation and change management. Designed for ambitious, open-minded and creative young professionals with a strong passion for business. When MBA students graduate, they are ready to embed hospitality principles and service excellence into any business, making it more valuable and future-proof.

"As Programme Manager I am extremely proud of the excellent results of our MBA programme. This achievement is made possible thanks to the dedication of the lecturers and (former) industry leaders teaching with high level of expertise. It’s a privilege to work with these highly motivated students, and receiving such a sign of appreciation is very rewarding."

Mr Jelle Veenstra, Programme Manager MBA & MA

MBA alumni Ana and Anita have shared about the programme:

“During the MBA I was taught by experienced professionals in different industries, which motivated and encouraged me to continue having a curious mind and always strive for the best. I joined many field trips which offered me first-hand experiences of the rewards that come from hard work and commitment.” - Ana

"What an incredibly well-structured programme it was! The MBA allowed me to strengthened my knowledge in various facets of the industry, and further increased my understanding of multiple aspects which shape and affect the landscape and success of a business!" - Anita

About Elsevier Best studies

Elsevier Weekblad is a well-known magazine. The coveted medals are not awarded based on objective facts and figures, but by comparing the opinions of students. For the survey, the magazine’s editors looked at the National Student Survey (NSE), where students evaluate various aspects of their education. The extensive analysis by the editors of EW is established in collaboration with ResearchNed. Beste Studies 2023" divides the survey topics into eleven categories, such as facilities, teachers, atmosphere, content of the program, and preparation for the job market and compares survey results within one sector. A program is awarded a medal if it significantly outperforms the sector average on at least five components.

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