Since its foundation in 1950, the Hotel Management School Maastricht (HMSM) has built up an excellent reputation. The internationally acclaimed school is in the top 10 of Hotel Management Schools worldwide. In 2010, the Hotel Management School Maastricht was chosen as the best Hotel Management School in the Netherlands, scoring particularly well on graduation rates, number of contact hours and facilities offered.
Hotel Management School Maastricht is a department of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. Zuyd University is the foremost university of applied sciences in the Netherlands, according to the 2008 edition of the Higher Education Guide.
The Hotel Management School Maastricht was founded in 1950 as a private school by local hotel companies, and gradually evolved into one of the Netherlands’ top-ranking hotel schools. Over the past decades, the Hotel Management School Maastricht has obtained a solid reputation thanks to its broad network of contacts with international companies and hotel chains – many of which employ the school’s former students.
The Hotel Management School Maastricht provides first-class education for a career in the Hotel and Tourism sector. The school’s Bachelor and Master in Hospitality programs are targeted at students at the start of their career, as well as at hotel and tourism professionals preparing to move onward to a position in higher management. For these hospitality professionals HMSM offers a one year MBA Hotel and Tourism Management.
The Hotel Management School Maastricht has three distinct foundations: the renowned Hotel School itself, theTeaching Hotel Château Bethlehem and training/consultancy for the hospitality industry. The Hospitality Management programs, like this master in hospitality program, are taught at the campus of Bethlehem Castle, where up-to-date studying facilities contrast with a unique historical setting, a 13th century castle turned into a design hotel. The hotel offers 26 unique design rooms, a restaurant, two bars and six conference rooms. The teaching hotel is situated on the grounds of the Hotel Management School. On weekdays, the teaching hotel is open to Hotel Management School relations and private bookings, with students performing all necessary tasks and responsibilities for a variety of international guests.