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Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality and Tourism Management
International Hospitality and Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in the service and business industry.
You may start this program at the start of any month
40 months / 4 academic years
120 American credits
Madrid and Online
Why study at Schiller International University?
130NationalitiesOur campuses are home to students from more than 130 countries. Current Schiller students are from Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia, This diversity creates the international learning environments and personal experiences that Schiller International students are looking for!
50Years of historyFor over 50 years, the Schiller International University faculty and staff have brought the credentials and expertise needed to support the foundations of international learning. This supports our continuous goal of developing the world leaders needed for the future!
20000AlumniSchiller’s International learning community includes a network of more than 20.000 graduates in over 200 cities who remain committed to the University. This commitment reflects support to current students and fellow graduates beyond graduation
Bachelor’s Degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management
There is no doubt that COVID-19 has completely changed the tourism industry. The pandemic has directly impacted fundamental aspects such as travel, leisure, and mobility. It will force hospitality businesses to perform a complex transformational challenge to build a solid and renewed post-pandemic future. This SIU Bachelor’s Degree provides student with a global rethinking of every single business aspect, from operational to experiential incorporate strong social aspects such as the entry into the digital age, changes in consumer habits, sustainability and reinforced international perspectives.
Economic Market 2019–2029
+$5,8 Trill. Expected Growth in 2022
23,5 k Expected Growth in 2023
Career Areas: Economist, Financial Advisor, Data Analyst, Accountant, and Investment Expert
Source: Hospitality Market Report. The Business Research Company
Graduates of the Bachelor’s Degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management will be able to:
Supervise key areas of Tourism & Hospitality operations.
Demonstrate knowledge of management in the tourism industry.
Successfully face the digital impact and new customer habits in this area.
Exhibit awareness and knowledge of skills to face industry new challenges.
Become a truly international profile perform with cultural agility by living international experience in different countries.
Discover, design, and develop the professional profile that best suits your goals. Based on a solid academic structure aligned with the current reality we provide students with specific learning tools, methodologies, and immersive experiences to personalized their path.
Solid academic basis connected with reality
Learning by doing methodologies
Strong presence of Tech, Digital and Sustainability
International immersions to explore and experience
Challenges with real organizations
Personalized Academic & Career Advising
Classmates: A multicultural, diverse, and inclusive community with more than 130 nationalities.
Faculty: Referred professional that share updated knowledge and challenge students with real cases.
Academic & Career Advisors: SIU figures to support you from day one in reaching your goals.
Alumni: A network of more than 20,000 alumni around the world to be connected with.
Perform this program at our Madrid International Campus.
Madrid, the vibrant capital of the Spanish-speaking world, is historic, monumental and contemporary at the same time, overflowing with cutting-edge design and cuisine. It is a vibrant metropolis that immediately adopts you, making you feel like you belong there.
In Madrid you can find large avenues and elegant boulevards alongside narrow cobblestone streets, tall and modern buildings next to old churches and plazas. Madrid is a city to discover: you can stop and enjoy its lively cafes at almost every corner, and revel in its legendary nightlife.
Contact our Admission Team to discover other Campuses Possibilities.
As you will study an international degree based on the american system, do you want to learn more about this? Read about it in the "Academics" section on our FAQ page.
Required General Education Courses
European History – Napoleonic Period to President
Beginning Foreign Language 1
Beginning Foreign Language 2
English Composition: Expository Writing
Introduction to International Relations
English: Research and Writing
Science and Society
Introduction to Political Science
Required Core Courses
Application of Computers
Principles of Business Law
Introduction to Tourism & Hospitality
Front Office Management
Human Resources Management
Food & Beverage Management
Convention & Event Management
Introduction to International Business
Cross Cultural Communications
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Marketing
Leadership & Management in Hospitality & Tourism
Principles of Macroeconomics
Internship Approved by Provost
Selected Topics in International Relations
Intermediate Foreign Language 1 (or any 200-400 Electives)
Introduction to Sustainable Development
Intermediate Foreign Language 2 (or any 200-400 Electives)
Int. Relations of the Pacific Rim Region
Entrepreneurship & New Ventures
The European Union
The Middle East
European History to 1815
International Business Policy
** Required if taking the Roehampton Degree
We care about your academic needs. We offer instructional delivery adapted to meet your learning style.
Courses are delivered in English and focused on international environments.
Our course format consists of studying one subject per month so you can put all your efforts into learning the knowledge and skills of a specific course topic at a time.
If you maintain a good Grade Point Average, you may study more than one subject per month and complete your program in less time.
Schiller International University is focused on preparing students for a professional career. Be confident that you will know how to combine theory with practice.
You will work collaboratively with classmates on such projects as case studies and prepare presentations with professional from the field.
You will earn an international degree valid in both the US and the EU from an accredited American university and a TOP British university.
Our faculty is international and brings a diverse array of professional experience.
Because of the current situation caused by the COVID-19, you may begin taking courses in an online or hybrid format and then move to your chosen campus when possible.
You will have the opportunity to put what you have learned into practice.
If you are interested, we will provide you with an internship in the hospitality and tourism field.
You will combine lessons learned with practical internship experience and solve challenges with your advisor.
If you would like more information, please contact our admissions team for more details.
We provide the flexibility you need to complete your degree
At Schiller International University, our students come first, and we are always ready to adapt to your circumstances in this fast changing world. If you need a change of location, you can continue on another campus of your choice if your program is available there, or study Online.
We offer two ways to make your studies and payments more flexible:
Enroll and pay for the first subjectYou can do this if you are particularly interested in deepening your knowledge of a subject or if you need to find out if you like this field of knowledge.
Try and pay for the first 4 monthsRegister for 4 subjects (equivalent to 12 credits), take the subject month by month and see if it is the path you want to follow.
After this time, evaluate if you want to continue and we will help you formalize your situation. We will help you with everything you need!
This step is usually completed with your Admissions Representative after the interview process.
Complete the interview
The interview with your Admissions Representative provides a great opportunity to ask questions, define your educational and professional goals, and discuss whether a Schiller degree will meet your needs.
Send all required admissions documents
This includes transcripts, passport documentation, proof of English proficiency, letter of motivation, etc.
Once accepted, you will receive an acceptance package
In the case of students needing a VISA, you will receive a scanned copy of a conditional letter of acceptance, along with the invoice for your first semester’s tuition. Once it is paid, you will receive the official copy of your acceptance letter and acceptance package.
You are now part of Schiller’s learning community.
Get started now!
Although you can start any month you want - at whichever moment best suits your personal situation - why miss the opportunity to start your international career as soon as possible?
If you would like more information, ask our admissions team for help with anything you need: questions you may have to make a decision, scholarship available, financial aid...
We are waiting for you!
* Average academic year – 10 courses/months – 30 credits
Cost of the BS in International Hospitality and Tourism Management*
Tuition fees for European campuses
Prepared for the unpredictable: COVID-19 response
Our priority remains to provide you with an uninterrupted and safe educational experience despite the current circumstances. That is why we have taken the necessary measures focused on three lines of action tailored to the guidelines of each country’s situation to meet safety requirements, academic requirements, and our student’s needs.
We've disinfected all the campuses and increased the frequency of deep-cleaning of all spaces. We’ve also adopted social distancing to ensure that students, faculty and staff are as safe as possible. Students will need to wear masks on campus and may not gather in common areas.
Online classes that are always available
We have reduced our on-campus attendance requirements, combining them with attendance via synchronous online classes thanks to the latest hybrid technology installed on all our campuses. As always, a fully Online option will be available as well. In any case, the campus will be open (if possible according to the regulations of each national and state government) and the staff available to students in person as well as virtually.
All the necessary flexibility you need to face uncertainty
We adapt to you and the current situation. No matter what format you choose, we will provide you with the quality education you deserve.
We offer two ways to make your studies and payments more flexible: enroll in a single subject to deepen your knowledge or take 4 different courses to figure out the best path forward for you.
Don’t let COVID-19 stop you from studying an international degree. Start now and get ahead at home on our Campuses, and travel to one of our campuses abroad when it is safe to do so. We will help you transfer with ease.
Start your career at Schiller International now!
Do not wait any longer! Contact our Admissions Team for further details. We will be happy to help you achieve your goals.
Meet the SIU Faculty
Mr. Edgar Barroso
Professor of International Hospitality & Tourism Management
Prof. Barroso is accredited by the CAM (Madrid) and is a certified consultant by ICEX and CMC Global Institute. He also is the Business Books author: “There is Gold Inside You.”
Mr. Raúl Castro
Professor of International Hospitality & Tourism Management
He is specialized in Management, Leadership, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour and Tourism. He has received renowned awards and is a member of the British Higher Education Academy.
Discover your Career Opportunities
This Bachelor’s Degree of Science in International Hospitality and Tourism Management is designed for those with an interest in the history of different locations and cities. If you like reading about and exploring untapped cultures , this is your ideal area of study. It offers you an attractive career if you are a dynamic and creative person.
It will allow you to learn about different customs and interesting activities for exploring and will give you the skills to analyze the tourism market and event planning.
You will also learn administrative concepts and research methodology to generate new attractive places.
In addition, you will learn administrative aspects of the trade and apply research methodologies to market new attractive locations.
You will learn to be an effective and impactful communicator and learn in-depth knowledge about the hotel industry, operations, and societal trends.
A Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality and Tourism Management from SIU will open many opportunities for you to work in different areas of the tourism industry. These include:
Hotel and resort management or operations
Leading intermediation or distribution in the tourism and hotel sector
Consulting or working with corporations and public Institutions directly linked to the industry.
Travel planners, and more!
We believe in you
Schiller International University is committed to fostering community growth through people like you who strive for self-improvement and a strong sense of purpose.
International Scholarship Undergraduate and Graduate
Golden Key Honor Society Scholarship
Employer Reimbursement Matching Scholarship
US Citizen/Legal Resident Scholarship
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At Schiller, I was given the freedom to make decisions about my studies and career. I still feel the support and advice from my tutors – some of the most formative guidance I have ever received.
My time at Schiller has allowed me to live in different countries. Studying international topics in a practical learning environment is something you can't achieve at other universities.
My experience has been great. After working for a few years, I realized how up to date this learning system is. Also, the skills I acquired have helped me achieve professional growth.
My experience at SIU has been extraordinary and incredibly rewarding both at an academic and intellectual level, and at a personal growth level.
I have truly enjoyed my experience at Schiller! As an online student, I always felt the sense of community. The staff and entire faculty are very helpful.
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SIU shaped my character and helped me discover my passion. I met a professor who recognized my potential and redirected me to focus on international affairs.
Earn a double degree and go even further
If your ambition is to go one step further, have a fulfilling and successful international career and know everything about, hospitality, tourism, business and management, complete your degree by studying an additional program. The only requirement needed is to complete the first degree before starting the second one. Ask our teams about the details, we will be glad to help you!