Hospitality and Tourism Management Department

BA (Hons) Hospitality and Tourism Management

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Hospitality is everywhere

Management of hotel and tourism businesses is a very interesting profession that combines communication, people management and technology, offers great variety and rotation and, mainly, excellent career prospects in a rapidly growing sector. At the same time, the tourism industry is at the cutting edge of technology and innovation, utilises talented persons, rewards creativity and has a global horizon.

The Hospitality & Tourism Management department at BCA combines comprehensive academic education and practical training conducted by prestigious academics and renowned professionals of the largest Greek and multinational companies. The students’ educational experience is enriched with many projects, presentations of assignments, simulations of practical functions within the College, practical exercises in five-star hotel establishments, as well as seminars, workshops and webinars, so that students will be full-fledged professionals already upon graduation, ready to assume any position of responsibility in Greece or abroad.

The BCA City Campus is home to a 5-star boutique hotel, unique in Greece, that has been created so that students can combine theoretical education and practical training at the same time, in the same place. BCA attaches great importance to training on the “battlefield” and supports in practice the view that efficient managers are those who know first-hand the character, requirements and prospects of each department they manage. This is why students often practice on work “scenarios” that simulate the conditions they will encounter in a hotel in real life. For the benefit of its students, BCA has established partnerships with companies that offer know-how and training across all sectors that a hotel management executive may be required to manage, from the advanced software programmes used in Front Office & Reservations, to the coffee ritual and the secrets of the work of a Barista Specialist.

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The completion of the studies leads to the award of a Bachelor’s degree from our UK partner University of West London or from the Swiss-based higher education institutes Glion and Les Roches. Holders of a BA Hospitality & Tourism Management degree from the University of West London enjoy a competitive advantage on the international labour market, according to the Employment Performance Indicators (EPI) issued by the UK Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) in 2018: six months after obtaining their degree, 98% of UWL graduates are either working or are continuing with postgraduate studies.

Moreover, BCA offers students a direct link to the job market through an active network of professional contacts and mutual support of graduates and students, which is particularly useful for their professional development.

Programme Characteristics

  1. The professors of the department are prestigious personalities in their field, with a rich portfolio of publications in the international scientific community, long experience and excellent relations with the job market. 
  2. Practical training (internship) is paid and can take place during the summer in 5-star hotel establishments that cooperate directly with BCA: Four Seasons, Intercontinental, Hilton, Marriott, Grand Hyatt, Radisson Blu, Wyndham, Nikki Beach, Grecotel, Aldemar, Ikos – Sani Resorts etc.  This means that studies are directly related to the market and students can map their future professional field, which helps them make better choices. Over 80% of our graduates have been recruited and work in the above hotel Groups in Greece and abroad. 
  3. During the first two years (Foundation, Certificate), lessons are offered in both languages (English-Greek) and students have the opportunity to attend classes in their preferred language, while during the last two years (Intermediate, Honours), lessons are conducted exclusively in English. Furthermore, the curriculum offers the possibility of perfecting the English language and/or learning other languages, the knowledge of which constitutes a required qualification in a globalised environment, since they facilitate communication and entering into agreements. 
  4. Each department consists of 14 people on average. 

Delivery date(s):​

October for the Fall Semester or
February for the Spring Semester

Duration:​

4 years for October or February entry
3 years for October or February entry, for those students who have a high school certificate (apolytirion) 17 or above and recognized English certificates (B2+ and above).

Timetable:​

Morning or/and evening classes

Language of study:

1st and 2nd Year: Either English or Greek
3rd and 4th Year 4: English or
All years in English

Programme Benefits

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Hospitality & Tourism Management students have at their disposal a simulation of a state-of-the-art 5-star boutique hotel of high aesthetics, located in the BCA City Campus, for their practical training and the experiential application of the lessons taught.

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BCA college offers academically documented and up-to-date knowledge of high quality. 68% of BCA professors are PhD holders and have a rich portfolio of publications in the international scientific community, long experience and excellent relations with the job market. 59% of professors are active high-ranking executives of Greek and multinational companies.

3

100% participation in a paid internship programme (ranked 1st at the 2015 Tourism Awards) during studies in a 5-star hotel environment and in other leading businesses in the tourism sector. In the case of hotels based outside Athens, food and accommodation are also offered.

4

Participation in lectures of renowned executives from the tourism and hotel sector, special seminars, workshops, educational visits to leading hotel businesses, exhibitions, meetings, events and related social activities.

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Over 90% absorption of our graduates in the job market. already in the first year after graduation. Career Fairs are organised every year with the participation of a large number of luxury hotels (5 stars) and a number of companies from the sector, whose executives hold one-to-one meetings with BCA students and alumni.

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The Blended Learning system is an innovation offered by BCA which upgrades the level of studies and facilitates students’ everyday life. It is the option offered by BCA so that part of the studies can be conducted remotely.

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Requirements for entry to level 3
Requirements for entry to level 4


Studying at BCA, you live in Greece but you are exposed to the learning experience designed and provided by a high-level British or Swiss University and you are awarded the same, Bachelor & Master degrees, awarded to UK and Swiss students., which are recognized in the Greek and international labor market. In addition, you will benefit from the digital technology with the specialized online educational platforms developed by BCA and incorporated into the Blended Learning philosophy.


BCA College, offering high-level education, has concluded an articulation agreement with the internationally renowned Educational Institutions Les Roches and Glion, as the two educational institutions share the same vision and the same educational philosophy with the college.

Undergraduate students have the option to attend the first 2 or 3 years at BCA (this depends on whether they have been admitted to the 1st year or directly to the 2nd year of the program based on the enrolment requirements) and the last year of their studies at the Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland. This way, BCA’s students have the opportunity to receive their Bachelor degree either from Les Roches or from Glion.

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The successful course of BCA is certified by the multiple awards it has received during the years of its educational operation. One of the most important prizes was its announcement of being the “COLLEGE OF THE YEAR”, awarded by the Education Leaders Awards Special Committee. More information on the BCA College Awards can be found here.


The programmes of study provided by BCA College are further enriched with industrial visits, seminars and lectures organised during the year in parallel with the curriculum. These co-curricular activities bridge the academic theory taught in classrooms with current professional practice, transfer students’ know-how and expertise in real time, and connect them with renowned executives, entrepreneurs, and people with key positions in their field.

An indicative applicant should possess an Apolytirion of at least 12 or IB Diploma or equivalent. However, we would welcome students to apply who have an Apolytirion of less than 12 provided that their marks on relevant subjects achieved prior to the panhellenic exams in the final year of schooling are at the level of 12 or above.  Interviews will be conducted, and applicants will be considered for their overall ability to attend the programme alongside all the above grades.

Applicants have the option of attending the first 2 years of the programme either in English or in Greek. Those who wish to attend the first year in English are required to submit one of the following certifications:

  • IELTS: a minimum score of 5.5 (with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component of the test)
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): Pass and above
  • Cambridge English: Advanced(CAE):  Pass and above
  • Cambridge English: First(FCE): Grade C or above
  • Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE): P( Pass) and above
  • Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE): P( Pass) and above
  • Pearson Academic (PTE): 42 (with a minimum score of 40 in each component of the test)
  • BCA IELTS Placement Test: a minimum score of 5.5 (with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component of the test)
  • Other English language qualifications may be considered.

Applicants can be admitted to the second year of undergraduate studies (Level 4) as long as the grade of their high school certificate (apolytirion) is 17 or above.

Applicants have the option of attending the first two years of the programme either in English or in Greek. Those who wish to attend second year modules in English should also submit one of the following certifications:

  • IELTS: a minimum score of 6.0 (with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component of the test)
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): Pass and above
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): Pass and above
  • Cambridge English: First (FCE): Grade C and above
  • Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE): P( Pass) and above
  • Pearson Academic (PTE): 53 (with a minimum score of 51 in each component of the test)
  • BCA IELTS Placement Test: a minimum score of 6.0 (with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component of the test)
  • Other English language qualifications may be considered.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Graduates

Applicants can be admitted to the second year of undergraduate studies ( Level 4) as long as the grade of their Diploma is 28 and above including at least 15 at higher level. IB students meet the English language entry requirements if they attain a minimum of 4 points in English at higher level. Those who do not have at least 4 points in English and wish to attend second year modules in English should also submit one of the above English certifications.

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Programme Manager
General Manager of BCA

Dr. Christina Konstantinidou

Dr. Christina Konstantinidou holds a DBA degree in Business Administration from Nottingham Trent University. She received an MBA degree with Distinction in Business Administration from Kingston University and a MA Degree in Adult Education from the Hellenic Open University.

Furthermore, she holds a BA Honours First Class in Business Management from Kingston University and a BH Honours First Class in Humanities in European Culture with a full scholarship from the Hellenic Open University.

She has long working experience in the hospitality industry. For 23 years she has worked as the General Manager of Porto Hydra Hotel (4stars, 300 rooms) with numerous awards and global distinctions. She also worked for 3 years as the General Manager of “Time Share Hellas S.A.” and contributed to the promotion of alternative tourism products / services. For 21 consecutive years, she was a member of the Board of Directors of Akti Plepi S.A. which contributed drastically to the development of the tourist development of the prefecture of Argolida and for 8 years the Managing Director of the company “Diachiristiki S.A.”.

Since 2017 she works for BCA College as a member of its academic faculty. In 2018 she took over the Management of the Hospitality & Tourism Management department of BCA, while since 2019 she has taken over the General Management of BCA College.

Regarding her teaching work, she has educational experience in the private sector, has been a keynote speaker at conferences and workshops of Greek and multinational companies and has collaborated educationally with the “University Degli Studio Guglielmo Marconi”. At the same time, she has volunteered her services as a mentor in actions related to Youth Empowered and Women Empowered under the organization of Coca Cola 3E and kariera.gr

She has published several articles in newspapers and magazines.

The focus of her interest is adult education, the new trends of blended learning as well as the tourist and hotel sector.

Programme Structure

20 Credits
Semester - Core
20 Credits
Semester - Core
20 Credits
Semester - Core
20 Credits
Semester - Core
Non-mandatory
20 Credits
Semester - Core
20 Credits
Semester - Core
20 Credits
Semester - Core
20 Credits
Semester - Core
20 Credits
Semester - Core
Non-mandatory
Non-mandatory
20 Credits
Semester - Core
20 Credits
Semester - Core
20 Credits
Semester - Core
20 Credits
Semester - Core
20 Credits
Semester - Core
Non-mandatory
20 Credits
Semester - Core
20 Credits
Semester - Core
40 Credits
Semester - Core
Non-mandatory
Award Title Notes
Cert HE Certificate of Higher Education Hospitality and Tourism Management

Participants need to obtain 120 credit points

Dip HE Diploma of Higher Education Hospitality and Tourism Management

Participants need to obtain 240 credit points

Ordinary degree BA Hospitality and Tourism Management

Participants need to obtain 320 credit points

BSc BA (Hons) Hospitality and Tourism Management

Participants need to obtain 360 credit points

The exit awards as well as the criteria for obtaining them:​

All undergraduate programmes, in addition to the Bachelor’s degree, also offer intermediate-supplementary undergraduate awards, such as the Higher Education Certificate and the Higher Education Diploma. These undergraduate titles, which can also be obtained with a degree or honours, are awarded to those students who have completed a part of the undergraduate course.

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