BS – Program Overview
Bachelor of Science Degree (BS)
The aim of the Bachelor of Science program is not to train cooks or waiters but to give basic knowledge to the students. Understanding the operational departments is crucial to work in the administration and to acquire the capacity of decision-making. The students also have to understand the persons working on the lower hierarchical levels. The instructors will focus on the understanding of the production, service and rooms/accommodation processes.
That is why, this philosophy aims to develop the student’s know-how in management and decision-making, which are the essential skills needed by a manager. The instructors, thanks to their interactive and close to reality methods: diverse case studies, mini cases or exercises, practical applications, enterprise missions and conferences, allow the students to develop analysis capacities and future managers’ competencies. Hence, the faculty, by perpetuating its tradition, will contribute to the shining of Lebanon and will position it as a quality tourist destination.
The Bachelor of Science program consists of six semesters (18 weeks or 6 months each), among which, four are academic semesters at the faculty and two semesters are internship training in the industry.
The academic semesters are composed of 16 weeks courses and two weeks exams, distributed as follows:
- Week 1 to 9: academic and practical courses
- Week 10: intermediary exams
- Week 11 to 17: academic and practical courses
- Week 18: final exams
The first and third semesters consist of practical and theoretical elements, focusing on the practical aspects of the kitchen, the service and the rooms. These semesters also include theoretical elements developing the three sectors of hotel operations and an introduction to business administration with courses such as management, economics and communication.
The second and forth semesters are purely practice internships.
Finally, the fifth and the sixth semesters focus on the transfer of knowledge and managerial competences in the hospitality industry, by adding courses such as: marketing, human resources management, finance, and individual and group projects. Moreover, it is worth mentioning that all courses are given in English.
- After the first year of study (BS1 and BS2), the student who passed his/her exams and accomplished his/her internship with satisfaction from his/her employer, will receive a “certificate in food and beverage operations”, certified by the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne.
- After the second year of study (BS3 and BS4), the student who passed his/her exams and did his/her internship with satisfaction of his/her employer, will receive a “certificate in rooms operations”, certified by the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne.
- At the end of his/her studies, the student who passed all exams will receive a “Bachelor in Hospitality Management”, certified by the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne.
- Theoretical courses: 1 credit = 16 hours of theoretical courses by semester of 16 academic weeks (plus 16 hours preparation and tutorial hours, outside the class).
- Practical courses and internship: 1 credit = 40 hours of practical courses per semester.
The training reports (semester 2 and 4) are considered as an analysis and synthesis work, done by the student individually, at the rate of 128 hours (4 credits) per training
Bachelor of Science Prospective
After receiving the Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management offered by the Faculty of Hospitality Management, here are some of the future positions that you might held:
- Assistant Manager of a small to mid size operation
- Manager of a small unit
- Food & Beverage Supervisor of a big size unit
- Sales & Marketing
- Front Office Assistant
- Consultant in a hospitality firm
- Housekeeper executive