Tourism and
Catering, BSc

Programme objective

The aim of the programme is to train qualified professionals with excellent foreign language skills and an understanding of the financial management and organisational characteristics of tourism and hospitality businesses, and having gained sufficient practical experience, will be capable of evaluating and analysing the necessary changes and making optimal decisions. They will also gain knowledge that will enable them to have a comprehensive view of and to be able to manage regional tourism management institutions.
Equipped with the acquired knowledge, graduates will be able to establish and manage tourism businesses and non-profit organizations.

The programme is accredited by the internationally recognised Institute of Hospitality.

We offer 5 optional specialisations:

Health, Eco, and Sport Tourism

(e.g.: Sport tourism and sport events, health tourism, and ecotourism)

European Tourism

(e.g.: European tourism policy and regulation, Destination management, and tourism planning)

Tourism Development and Regional Management

(e.g.: Tourism and regional development, tourism destination management)

Travel and Event Management

(e.g.: Travel agency business administration, MICE, event management)

Commercial Hospitality

  • Economics, methodology and business basics
  • Social sciences basics
  • Core courses in specialised business administration and management: Sustainable tourism basics, hotel management I, II, III, tourism marketing, basics of gastronomy, Hungary’s tourism geography, and SMEs in tourism and hospitality.

Graduates of the programme will know the principles involved in the functioning of the tourism sector, the domestic and international tourism market, and the trends, characteristics, peculiarities, and linkages between market participants.

They will be capable of planning, organising, managing, and controlling, in full or in part, the activities of tourism and hospitality businesses.

They will be able to develop tourism products innovatively and launch start-up businesses.

They will be in possession of human and social skills, co-operation skills, and the ability to recognise and effectively deal with problems related to guests through intercultural and multilingual communication, in line with the given type of organisation.

They will be able to apply IT skills relevant to the specialist field and will be able to co-operate in a project, team, and work organisation to effectively bring together regional participants.

Graduate students will be able to:

  • perform tasks and fill jobs in certain specialist fields of tourism and hospitality (businesses, municipalities, National Parks, Tourist Information Offices, airlines, car rental agencies),
  • fulfil managerial tasks at tourism businesses (hotels, boarding houses, restaurants, event organisation businesses, travel agencies),
  • create attractive and experiential offers for local, regional, and national organisations (visitor centres, tourist destination management organisations) engaged in tourism development,
  • undertake planning, performing, and managing co-ordination and marketing tasks at the regional level,
  • continue their studies in a Master’s degree programme, if they so desire

For non-EU students: 2,750 EUR per semester

For EU students: 640,000 Hungarian Forint per semester

For non-EU students: 30 June 2024

For EU students: 30 July 2024

Start of study
September 2024

Study location
Budapest, Hungary

Faculty of Commerce, Hospitality and Tourism, see on map

4 years (8 semesters)

Study language

Title of the qualification on the diploma
Economist in Tourism and Catering

Programme level
Bachelor’s programme (BSc)

Entry qualification
High school / secondary education (or higher)