Greeting of the Department Head

Philip Sloan

Prof. Dr. Philip Sloan:

Dear prospective students in Hospitality Management:

The Hospitality Industry is huge and is growing by the day, there are nearly three hundred and fifty thousand hotels in the United States alone and around 1 million around the world. This is an industry where IUBH hospitality graduates can truly claim that the world is their oyster. Students leaving Bad Honnef not only work in multi-national hotel chains, many go on to own or manage restaurants and hospitality businesses or take managerial positions in airlines, on cruise ships or go into the tour and travel sector.

In the last twenty years there has been a huge increase in specialist or boutique hotels appealing to the discerning guest. Ice hotels in Scandinavia, tree top hotels in Great Britain, jungle retreats in Amazonia and jazz/pop hotels in European capitals, nobody can say the hospitality business is the conservative industry it once was. In many countries where tourism and hospitality is the principal in the economy, there are many government jobs for graduates as well. Finally, there are lots of opportunities in the multi-million euro industrial catering sector where our graduates manage food service in schools, hospitals, and in all the many clubs, bars and entertainment centres where people congregate.

Now in our thirteenth year after having placed many hundreds of graduates in the job market, IUBH ensures the best possible pathway to the international Hospitality Industry in the widest sense. Responding to the growing global demand in the industry of our programmes are the result of lengthy consultations between leading national and international industry experts and academia.

Staffed with an international team of experienced lecturers, we are dedicated to providing students with a sound theoretical understanding, and practical operational skills. We demonstrate cutting-edge industry practices and develop communication skills in students so necessary in such a highly diverse work place. This combination ensures that graduates enter the multi-faceted global Hospitality Industry with assurance.

The IUBH global network of hospitality professionals and alumni provide you with the remaining necessary component for a successful career.


Prof. Dr. Philip Sloan
(Head of Hospitality Management Department)


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