Bridging Programme | American Hotel Academy

The Bridging programme is the only programme in Romania that can help you achieve BA level knowledge in an online environment, so that you can pursue a MSc degree.

 

Are you interested in travelling and putting smiles on people’s faces? Do you have little professional experience in the hospitality industry? Or perhaps your current degree is  in a different area than hospitality? We have the perfect solution, thanks to our Bridging Program.

This program is ideal for you, since it grants you the most relevant knowledge needed to get to a level where pursuing a Master’s degree will be within reach. Sounds good so far? Wait until you hear that this program is a considerably faster and cheaper alternative to obtaining a 3-year hospitality degree.

But less time and less money should mean less quality or involvement from your side’, you might think. You couldn’t be more wrong. The education you’ll receive is internationally validated, of the highest quality, in line with industry standards and delivered by competent and well-known lecturers. Even more, we’ll be there for you every step of the way.  

 

Who is this programme for?

This program was created for:

Achievers – people who are looking to enhance their knowledge about business hospitality. You have some experience in hospitality, but you want to achieve the knowledge needed to gain access to higher job positions.

Switchers – people who are looking to change the industry they are currently activating in. You have limited or no experience in hospitality, you are looking to change your life and this industry offers good opportunities.

Which one are you?

 

Structure

The programme will have two main modules: hospitality and business. The structure of these modules includes the following units, with their outcomes:

Hospitality Module:

  • Food and Beverage Operations – Understand the food and beverage industry, the roles and responsibilities required, increasing sales, purchasing and stock control;
  • Hotel Front Office Operations – Understand the function of a front office department, the roles and skills required and how to carry out front office procedures during the guest cycle;
  • Customer Service – Understand the importance of having a customer service policy in a hospitality setting, how to promote a customer-focused culture with a high level of service delivery and to identify customer needs and evaluate their level of satisfaction;
  • Accounting and Cost Control – Understand and apply the sources of funding and income generation used, as well as the concept of costing, with particular emphasis on marginal costing and financial ratios;
  • Managing in Today’s World – Understand and apply fundamentals of management theories and models;
  • Strategic HRM – Understand and apply processes related to Human Resources Management such as recruitment, selection, motivation and evaluation.

Business Module:

  • Marketing & Sales Planning – Demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts, models and frameworks available to assess the marketing environment and develop market & sales strategies and plans;
  • Quality & Excellence – Examine how the concept of quality has developed over the years, what it means today and how it gives organisations a competitive edge;
  • Business Planning & Goal Setting – Critically assess the key concepts, models and paradigms central to contemporary strategy development and business planning, develop and evaluate a business plan;
  • Accounting and Cost Control – Understand and apply the sources of funding and income generation used, as well as the concept of costing, with particular emphasis on marginal costing and financial ratios;
  • Managing in Today’s World – Understand and apply fundamentals of management theories and models;
  • Strategic HRM – Understand and apply processes related to Human Resources Management such as recruitment, selection, motivation and evaluation.

The recommended duration for each module is 4 months, with an average of 10 hours/week of study. If by any chance you have to cover both modules, the ones that overlap will be taken only once.

For each module, support will be offered without any time limit, both online and onsite.

 

Admission requirements

  • For the hospitality module: undergraduate degree in any field (other than hospitality or tourism) and less than 1 year of working experience in the hospitality or tourism industry.
  • For the business module: undergraduate degree in any field (other than business, hospitality or tourism related) and less than 1 year of managerial or business experience.

 

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