Leisure Management is a four-year, full-time programme. When you graduate, you will be awarded the degree Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).
All of us like to make the most of our free time, whether it is seeing the latest film at the cinema, playing our favorite sport, attending a concert or getting an adrenalin rush at a theme park. The leisure industry is not only booming, it is also playing an important role in the economy. This is bringing fresh challenges to those providing our leisure facilities. Not only will the four-year, full-time bachelor's degree program in Leisure Management prepare you for a career in this wonderfully diverse and exciting industry, it will do so entirely in English - the international language of the world.
This is a project-based program, which means that you will be working in multicultural project groups on assignments to identify and solve complex problems. These projects will enable you to develop the key competencies (a combination of knowledge, skills and attitudes) that you will need to succeed in the leisure industry. You will also attend lectures and workshops, and you will complete a work placement, preferably abroad. Project tutors and a personal study coach will guide and support you, but you will be encouraged to set your own learning goals, identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and reflect on your achievements. This will require a significant degree of individual input, and you must be able to structure and manage your own time.
Like all our bachelor's degree programmes at Inholland University of Applied Sciences, the four-year Leisure Management program is based on the major/minor model. This means the program consists of a major subject, a specialization minor and a differentiation minor. The major is the core element of the bachelor's degree program and focuses on all aspects of leisure management. The specialization subjects are specific to the Leisure Management program, and the differentiation minor allows you to tailor the program to match your personal interests and ambitions. For the differentiation minor you can select courses related to your specialization minor or you can take courses from another educational program.
In your third year, you will be expected to undertake a 21-week work placement in an approved organization of your choice. The work placement allows you to put the knowledge and skills you have learnt in class into practice in a professional environment and gives you the chance to learn from experienced professionals. At the same time, you can expand your network of international contacts. Good preparation prior to the work placement, together with supervision and reflection both during and after this period, ensure that this is a rich and rewarding experience. By the end of your work placement, you will have a clear understanding of what you have already learnt and what you still need to learn. Above all, you will have gained confidence in the skills you can offer to potential employers, which will be recorded in your personal portfolio.
Wherever people go to spend their leisure time there will be job opportunities for you. Leisure managers work in a variety of environments, which include: Cultural Organisations, International Congresses, Global Sporting Events, Exhibitions, Theme Parks, Theatres, Cinemas, Museums, Sports Centres and Festivals.
Examples of positions open to graduates are: Event Management, Festival Management, Congress and Conference Management.
Are you curious about how people spend their leisure time? Do you enjoy working with people from other cultures? Are you fluent in English and prepared to study and/or work abroad? Would you like to work in a leisure organization with an international focus? Are you ready to build an international network of contacts and learn another language? If the answer is 'yes' to any or all of these questions, then the Leisure Management degree program may be the ideal choice for you. It will prepare you for a leisure management career in an international environment.
Read what Leisure Management students at Inholland have to say about the program. Anna Amosova is having a great time in Amsterdam and is "taking part in a great variety of events, see amazing things, and meet interesting people". According to Anna, Inholland is providing her with a "thrilling experience".
Read what students have to say about the Leisure Management program.
Besides the Leisure Management program, Inholland University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam/Diemen offers a range of other Management related programs such as International Business and Management Studies
See which programs are related to the Leisure Management bachelor program.
Students who would like to register for the Leisure Management Bachelor program will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top professional Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Inholland University of Applied Sciences.
See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Leisure Management program.
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