Reasons to choose our Tourism Collge Bad Gleichenberg

  • Only 4 semesters with diploma and 4 apprenticeships
  • Live together – study together on campus
  • Private boarding college supported by the Styrian Chamber of Commerce
  • General education, training in the field of tourism, business management and languages
  • Excellent career opportunities on the national and international level
  • College with international reputation and a strong network with exclusive alumni app
  • Hands-on training thanks to the support by experts with international work experience
  • Varied leisure program and daily sports training on campus
  • Intercultural competence thanks to the presence of students from more than 20 nations
  • Network of alumni in more than 150 countries 
  • More than 6,500 alumni

 

Curriculum of the College of Tourism and Leisure Industry

The College of Tourism and Leisure Industry imparts general education and specific commercial studies, training in the fields of tourism and gastronomy, communicative skills in three foreign languages, knowledge and proficiency in the field of guest service, food and beverage management and in the field of administration and customer service.

Students can choose from a vast array of additional qualifications offering them a real head start: internationally recognised front-office training through the exclusive cooperation with "Les Clefs d´Or", bartender, junior sommelier, beer sommelier, coffee and tea expert, pastry and cheese expert and language certificates.

First you can choose between the study program in English or in German

Then you can choose your major in LANGUAGES or MODULAR TOURISM MANAGEMENT

 

 College Languages and Majors


Hospitality & catering management (English)

All subjects in English

Hours per week per semester

I.

II.

III.

IV.

Religious Education

1

1

1

1

Language and media

English

3

3

3

2

Italian or Spanish

3

3

3

2

Office management and applied computer science

2

2

2

-

Tourism, economy and law

Tourism geography and travel agency
(major: travel agency)

2

2

1

1

Tourism marketing and customer management
(major: front office)

6

5

5

5

Arts and culture

1

-

1

-

Business administration and economics

3

3

3

3

Accounting and financial management

4

4

4

4

Law

-

2

2

2

Catering und hospitality

Nutrition and food technology

1

1

1

1

Kitchen organisation and cooking

3

3

3

3

Service organisation and beverages

3

3

3

3

Specialisation: wine sommelier, cheese connoisseur or junior-barkeeper

-

1

1

-

Practical training and applied project management
Practical training and applied project management

2

2

2

2

Deepenings to select

Modular Tourism Management (MTM)

3

3

3

2

Third foreign language (French)

3

3

3

2

Total hours per week

37

38

38

31

PRACTICAL TRAINING: 12 weeks in total in order to be allowed to proceed to the third semester.

 

 

Further information about the majors

Third foreign language

Besides English and French we offer Spanish and Italian. In particular, in the international hospitality, catering and tourism business, foreign languages bring about a decisive advantage, already at your first job interview and further on also during your professional career.

Modular Tourism Management (Hospitality & Catering Management)

Modular Tourism Management (MTM) is taught in small groups and modules and is comprised of the following sections:

  • Hospitality, restaurant and tourism management
  • E-marketing + IT management
  • General health management
  • Applied event and project management
  • Leadership training, HR management
  • Sustainability management and energy management

 

Additional qualifications and language certificates:

Thanks to our certified further training program, you will gain additional qualifications for your future career.

  • (Show) Bar keeping (Barkeeper Union)
  • Banquet Manager (BAN KETT profi)
  • Reception/Concierge (Les Clefs d’Or)
  • Cheese connoisseur (AMA Austria)
  • Junior wine sommelier (Austrian Wine Academy)
  • Junior beer sommelier (Brewery Union Austria)
  • Coffee and tea sommelier (Hornig, Meinl)
  • Energy manager for tourism (ecoversum)
  • Language certificates in: English, Italian, French and Spanish

 

Practical training is very important to us

During the school holidays the students need to complete a twelve week internship.

 

Excellent career opportunities through a worldwide network 

Graduates are very much sought after locally and internationally. More than 6,500 graduates are successfully working worldwide. The alumni association of the "Tourismusschulen Bad Gleichenberg" connects the college with students and alumni all around the world. During monthly events and meetings, students and alumni have the chance to strengthen and expand their international network.