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    Learning Formula

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    Fostering Authentic Experiential Learning and Intelligent Leadership in a Technologically Supported Community Environment

    At American Hotel Academy we strive to offer students a transformational experience that will help them discover and achieve their true potential. Our approach is community centered. To become global leaders and valuable citizens of today and tomorrow, our students must learn to be independent critical individuals, to be societally and ethically responsible, and to have a broad understanding of the world.

    All courses are designed to reflect the key pillars of American Hotel Academy Learning & Teaching Strategy, thus providing opportunities for authentic learning experiences delivered within a supportive community environment, enhanced by technology, that will allow students to become intelligent leaders capable of leading, creating and transforming their environment rather than reacting to the inevitable changes and challenges facing them.

    Key Pillars

    Authentic Lifelong Learning as the Foundation

    We believe that authentic learning, where students engage in real-world problems, projects, and scenarios, is the cornerstone of meaningful education. Our curriculum is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice, encouraging students to apply their knowledge in context, thus equipping them with practical skills and a deep understanding of their chosen disciplines. We instill in our students a love for learning that extends beyond graduation. Our goal is to prepare them not just for their first job but for a lifetime of learning and growth.

    Community-Centric Education

    We foster a strong sense of community among our students, faculty and staff. We believe that learning thrives in a supportive, collaborative, and inclusive environment. Through co-learning spaces, group projects, and extracurricular activities, we encourage students to actively engage with their peers and the broader community. This promotes cultural diversity, social responsibility, and leadership development.

    Technology as an Enabler

    We recognize the transformative power of technology in education. Our institution embraces the latest technological innovations to enhance the learning process. Whether through online teaching and resources, virtual labs, or interactive platforms, technology serves as an enabler, making education more accessible, interactive, and engaging.

    Experiential Learning

    We champion experiential learning as a means to cultivate critical thinking, problem-solving, and adaptability. Internships, employment opportunities, competitions and research opportunities provide students with hands-on experiences that deepen their understanding of the world and prepare them to lead with intelligence and insight. The curriculum is industry driven and our programs are in complete synergy with the industry.

    Leadership Development

    We are dedicated to developing intelligent leaders who exhibit strong ethical values, empathy, and a commitment to positive change. Professional development programs, leadership opportunities, and courses are integral parts of our curriculum, empowering students to take action and lead by example. Students are encouraged to explore their creative potential, to think outside the box, and to apply innovative solutions to real-world challenges. We believe that intelligent leaders are those who can envision a better future and work towards its realization.

    Study Modes

    At American Hotel Academy we adapt to your lifestyle, not the other way around. So we are not only going to not get in your way, but we are going to adapt and support your every step. Because we are firmly convinced of this, we offer you three different forms of study: You can either study in a particularly flexible 100% online format, in a hybrid learning lounge format with a strong practical onsite focus or have your own individual on campus experience. Each of these formats adapts to your life and career aspirations so that you can both learn and live life!

    ON CAMPUS format

    Programmes offered within this mode of study:

    Bachelor Hospitality Management

    Bachelor Business Administration

    Bachelor Digital Business

    We recognize that each stage of your professional growth (from student to young professional) comes with different needs and dreams. For you, we offer the On Campus format – two years of exciting onsite student life followed by one year of online studies, once you enter the employment market. We offer:

    • A mix of digital self-study and on-campus learning (3-4 consecutive days per week) in Brasov.
    • Highly experienced professionals and academics facilitating your learning through interactive seminars.
    • Meet your fellow students in small learning groups and have a direct exchange with your lecturer.
    • Constant support in creating your career path and finding the best opportunities for you.


    Programmes offered within this mode of study:

    Bachelor Business Administration

    Bachelor Digital Business

    The Learning Lounge format entails:

    • Onsite interactive forums or round tables with industry professionals, covering current industry issues.
    • Develop new skills through hands on intensive workshops / bootcamps.
    • Fieldtrips.
    • We bring the employers to you through our onsite recruitment fairs.
    • Onsite dedicated co-learning spaces to study, concentrate and take your exams.
    • Access all the student clubs, charity and volunteering opportunities our student community has to offer.

    Do you want to experience other formats of study? You can switch to a different format every trimester, based on your current life happenings.

    ONLINE format

    Programmes offered within this mode of study:

    Hospitality & Tourism - MSc / MBA

    Events Management - MBA

    Sports Management - MBA

    Digital Marketing - MA

    Business Intelligence - MSc

    American Hotel Academy provides 100% flexibility, with students deciding when and where they study from.

    • Course materials are provided through digital learning platforms, in a pre-set study sequence.
    • Includes live teaching sessions.
    • Exams are carried out from the comfort of your room.
    • Guest speakers and networking events are organized periodically online to get the most up to date information on industry trends and innovations.
    • Continuous support and guidance from the program staff.
    • We guide you in building or developing your career through career counselling 1 on 1 sessions, professional branding and career profiling, hands on workshops.
    • You become part of the #ahafamily, a fun, inclusive community of likeminded people.

    Our Digital Ecosystem

    At American Hotel Academy, we invite you to be part of our journey towards a digital future. Whether you are a prospective student, current member of our academic community, or a partner in education, we are excited to share the benefits of our digital transformation with you. Our commitment to digital transformation goes beyond the adoption of specific platforms, it has become an integral part of our learning and teaching strategy. It is about creating an ecosystem that empowers both educators and students, facilitating a dynamic and interactive learning experience and streamlining the administrative processes.

    Personalized Email Address and Microsoft Account

    When you join any of our programmes, you’ll receive a personalized email address to use professionally throughout your studies. Plus, you’ll gain access to a suite of Microsoft tools including Teams, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. These resources are designed to enhance your learning experience and streamline your assessments.

    Your Digital Learning Hub

    ClassterTM is a School, Learning, and Student Information Management System, a comprehensive and centralized hub designed to enhance the educational experience for students. Classter goes beyond the conventional boundaries of education management by providing a one-stop solution where students can effortlessly access course materials, take their exams, view their academic and events schedule, and find all relevant documents and applications.

    This platform is designed for seamless navigation, ensuring that students have everything they need at their fingertips. Beyond student convenience, Classter efficiently manages student records, attendance, and grades fostering a smoother learning journey for our students.

    Virtual Simulations & Hands-On Learning

    We teach using case studies and virtual simulations from Harvard Business Publishing Education or other partners, such as HOTS (Hotel Management Simulation) from Russell Partnership, a program that places participants into the simulated position of managing a service industry business in a virtual environment that mimics the real world.

    Lecture Recording

    All live online lectures we host on Teams for our online programmes are recorded and available for you to access anytime during your studies. This means you can review important lectures, catch up on missed sessions, and study at your own pace, providing flexibility and convenience to accommodate your schedule.

    Your Online Assessments

    American Hotel Academy has transitioned all written exams online, providing our students with greater flexibility and convenience in their academic journey. Whether you’re joining us in the classroom or participating remotely, you’ll have the opportunity to take your exams online. Additionally, to streamline the submission process, all assignments are now submitted through the user-friendly ClassterTM platform.

    This integration ensures a seamless experience for both students and faculty, allowing for efficient grading and feedback. Embracing technology enables us to offer flexibility while maintaining the integrity of our academic standards.

    Free Wi-Fi zones

    At American Hotel Academy, we provide complimentary Wi-Fi access to all our students across campus, including in classrooms and social areas. Stay connected effortlessly while you learn and socialize!!

    Our Academic Partners’ Digital Tools

    At American Hotel Academy, we’re proud to collaborate with esteemed academic partners who share our commitment to providing unparalleled resources and support to our students. Through these partnerships, our students gain access to extensive library collections and online resources, ranging from full textbooks to industry-specific journals and instructional videos.

    AI-Powered Learning with Syntea

    Join an advanced learning journey with Syntea, an AI-powered tutor seamlessly integrated into Digital Business and Business Administration programmes, offered by IU International University of Applied Sciences at American Hotel Academy.

    Syntea becomes your dedicated study companion, delivering round-the-clock AI assistance customized for these courses. This groundbreaking tool ensures instant responses to your questions, personalized study plans, and a PreAssessment feature to evaluate your proficiency and steer your academic progress.

    Enhance your comprehension and mastery of course content through interactive Q&A sessions and quizzes, immersing yourself in the forefront of educational innovation present across all IU programs.