Hospitality and Tourism Management Department

MA International Hospitality and Tourism Management

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Technocrats in the field of Hospitality Management

The Hospitality and Tourism industry holds a 20.8% share of Greece’s GDP, with many businesses requiring highly qualified human resources. According to the WTTC, 21.7% of jobs in the labour market are in Tourism. A hotel guest, a tourist, a conference participant, a business traveller, all require a compact service experience and advanced hospitality services. On the other hand, tourism and hospitality establishments need technocrats with solid studies to organise such projects, which are among the most demanding ones in business. This requires knowledge of economics, management, logistics, public relations, communication, psychology, even ethnology, as every nation has its own habits and demands, which the tourism / hospitality establishment must know in great depth in order to be able to satisfy them. In Greece, BCA has been the first college to scientifically address the hospitality and tourism sector, already offering, decades ago, the first comprehensive studies in Tourism Management. A large number of specialised executives who occupy senior posts in Greek and multinational hotel businesses have studied at BCA.

The MA International Hospitality & Tourism Management postgraduate programme offers high-level education with the aim to create executives who will take a leading role in the tourism industry, in Greece as well as worldwide. The tourism industry offers many career and development opportunities, as it covers a wide range of sectors, so that all graduates can find the position that inspires and satisfies them. Tourism establishments offer both Front-of-the-House and Back-of-the-House jobs, allowing people with different personalities and skills to pursue a career in top management positions and make their dreams come true.

The postgraduate degrees are awarded by the University of West London (UWL) or by Glion and Les Roches, the leading Swiss Educational Institutes with which BCA is cooperating on an academic level.

MA International Hospitality and Tourism Management

Programme Characteristics

  1. The programme cultivates Soft Skills, turning students into full-fledged professionals who can comfortably handle any problem, however complex it may be.

  2. It provides comprehensive academic education and practical training, delivered by regular and guest professors who are all prestigious academics and renowned professionals of the largest Greek and multinational companies.

  3. The BCA City Campus hosts the only hotel simulation in Greece, a 5-star boutique hotel where all departments are functional, created so that students can combine theoretical education and practical training at the same time, in the same place.

  4. 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.

  5. Career Fairs are organised every year with the participation of a large number of companies from the sector, whose executives hold one-to-one meetings with BCA students and alumni.

Delivery date(s):​

October for the Fall Semester or
February for the Spring Semester​

Duration:

Full Time – 1 year or
Part Time – 2 years​​

Timetable:​

Weekdays – Evening classes

Language of study:

Greek or English

Programme Benefits

1

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.

2

The students’ experience is enriched with projects, presentations of assignments, simulations of practical functions, seminars, workshops and webinars.

3

Lessons are conducted using the flexibility of Blended Learning, a system that combines live teaching with the latest innovations of web-based learning (online sessions, webinars, 3D Virtual Sessions, Web Sites and Platforms specially designed for the educational support of students, etc.)

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Entry Requirements

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.


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 Education Leaders Awards Special Committee. More information on the BCA College Awards can be found here.


At BCA, the classroom is not where a student’s experience ends. It is where it starts. We attach great importance to the multi-faceted education of our students, even in areas that are not within their immediate professional interest but touch upon issues related to society, the environment, science, technology and culture and therefore concern their future role as academic citizens.
BCA Live is the total of these events. It is often addressed to the general public, because we believe that an educational cell should be open to society and constantly interact with it. Speeches, meetings, seminars, workshops, webinars are elements of life in the BCA and structural parts of its function as a university.

Applicants can be admitted to the course as long as they possess:

  • a second class honours degree from a UK University, or
  • a Ptychion of 6.0 and above from  an AEI University or
  • a Ptychion of 7.0 and above from a TEI University, or
  • a Bachelor from an American University with GPA 2.75 and above or equivalent qualification.

Applicants have the option of attending the programme either in English or in Greek. Those who wish to attend our postgraduate programmes in English are required to submit one of the following certifications:

  • IELTS: a minimum score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component of the test)
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): Pass at C1 level
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): C and above
  • Cambridge English: First (FCE): B 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 6.5 (with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component of the test)
  • Other English language qualifications may be considered.

Intensive English classes are provided to those students who do not meet the English requirements.

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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

Award Title Notes
PG Cert Postgraduate Certificate in International Hospitality and Tourism Management Participants need to obtain 60 credit points
PG Dip Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality and Tourism Management Participants need to obtain 120 credit points
MA MA International Hospitality and Tourism Management Participants need to obtain 180 credit points

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

All postgraduate programmes, in addition to the Master’s degree, also offer intermediate –supplementary postgraduate awards, such as the Postgraduate Certificate and the Postgraduate Diploma. These postgraduate titles, which can also be obtained with a degree or honors, are awarded to those students who have completed a part of the postgraduate course.

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