Everyone has already heard for certain about the emerging professional figure of the EU Project Manager, especially those who landed in the European capital of Brussels. Is it your dream to deal with European Policies?
Funding Projects are your cup of tea? You should definitely dare to learn how to turn your passion into work! The EU project manager is a job profile that can be found within the EU Institutions, Consultancies, NGOs and Think-Tanks.
Project Managers are change agents: they use their negotiation expertise, analytical and research skills to inspire a sense of shared purpose within the project team. But it is not enough: good personal abilities should be backed by deep knowledge of technical terms and notions in order to succeed in the monitoring of EU policies and funding programmes, identification of calls for proposals and drafting of EU projects. Furthermore, EU project managers should have very good communication and interaction skills since they have to constantly take care and enlarge their network of contacts to be able to define the best projects consortia. Then, they are in charge of activities in the field of financial management, quality assessment, and management, reporting, communication campaigns and organization of events.
Project Cycle Management, EU project, and procurement procedures are milestones for this profession. Do you want to learn more about what this might be about? It’s easy!
Join the International Masters in European Studies and fly to Brussels! Since 2004, the IMES programme has been training students eager to improve their knowledge of the European Union structure, functioning and policies, and to acquire practical skills and sounding understanding of the EU funding programmes. The Master participants are awarded a Diploma in EU Policy Advisory and Project Consultancy in EU funding programmes, enriching their professional profile with those competencies which are more and more required at the EU level and not only.
The added value of the Master, along with the setting in the city core of the European Union, derives from the long-lasting collaboration between the European Desk of the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce and the Institute of the European Studies of the Université Catholique de Louvain-La-Neuve, one of Belgium’s and Europe’s leading universities since 1425. This partnership allows students to gain a precise and in-depth overview of the European Institutions, thanks to the expertise of the UCL, and a hands-on experience on the drafting of grants and tenders provided by the experts working on a daily base on the field of the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce.
The Master with its combination between learning-by-doing and theoretic approaches is an opportunity for participants to enter the EU job market which requires proactive and well-prepared people.
During the whole Master, students are followed by experts, advisors and lobbyists working in Brussels and who share their experiences to help students to upgrade their careers and to enhance their opportunities. Furthermore, students’ communicative and interpersonal skills are tested through group-works and presentations which are keys competencies for Policy Advisors and Project Consultants. Besides, the Master gives access to a series of tools which have the main purpose of helping students to develop their attractiveness in the job market. A good instance for what has been said is the Job Link Module, a session of one-to-one meetings with a professional recruiter who will give advice to refine the students' CVs. Moreover, the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce is concretely engaged in including the Master attendants in its wide network by offering them the CV Book tool.
This publication is sent to hundreds of European organizations, companies and associations in Brussels and throughout Europe and allows the employers to select the most suitable candidates for their organization.
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"BHMS helped me to find myself professionally and personally. With the theoretical part, I got to understand how interesting the hospitality sphere is, while thanks to the practical training, I got to realize that this industry truly suits me. After three years, I acquired my Bachelor of Arts in Hotel and Hospitality Management and on top of that, an unforgettable working experience of 18 months in a restaurant, a boutique hotel and in a big chain hotel. After having a great foundation, I can surely say that I have a solid platform to start on my career path." - these are usually the words of gratitude our students send us after completing their studies at BHMS. We are so proud of them.
The growth and increasing customer demand makes the hospitality industry flourish. Areas such as hotel management, resort management, cruise ship management, the airline industry, private clubs and resorts and many other hospitality sectors have an increased demand for highly qualified and skilled managers that offer them exceptional and multifaceted career opportunities. The tourism industry will offer you a chance to prove your organizational skills and social competencies. Young, communicative women and men, who have a natural talent for customer care, sales and foreign languages in social settings are highly sought after. They want to achieve their private and professional goals and know that only a good, sound education and continued, broad-based specialized training will open the doors to a successful graduate career.
With BHMS and our educational partners, you will have the optimum conditions to acquire professional skills and practical experience, to develop and polish your personal profile. Thanks to our know-how and your competencies, you will be well prepared for the high demands guests make in first class service environments.
Students with passion and curiosity for the hospitality industry can benefit from BHMS’s links to the leading companies within the industry.
Industry training salaries in Switzerland are negotiated between the employer and the Federal Employee Union and are presently set at CHF 2'179 per month gross or CHF 2'364 p/month averaged out with part of a 13th salary, provided the student completes the work contract satisfactorily. From this salary, students may have to pay for their room and board and taxes. The average net income per month is between CHF 1'200 to CHF 1'400.
Masterwork, a company owned by BHMS, provides global career and placement opportunities for BHMS graduates after completing BA, PGD, culinary or MBA programs. BHMS also works with numerous international placement agencies that specialize in placing graduate students in Europe, Asia and North America. This service includes preparing for telephone and Skype interviews and video resumes, job prospecting, preparing extensive documentation for employment as well as assistance with visa applications. BHMS also participates in numerous career fairs to expose its graduates to global career opportunities.
BHMS GRADUATES WORK IN TOP HOTELS AND RESORTS ALL OVER THE WORLD.
Our students love to stay and study in BHMS. The safety and quality of life in Switzerland, its cultural and linguistic diversity as well as its location in the center of Europe have made the country attractive to those who are interested in launching a career in the global hotel and tourism industry.
Here some of our amazing graduates who want to share their personal experiences of studying in BHMS with you:
Carlotta Ceruti, Italy, completed BHMS/RGU MSc Degree
“Before enrolling I spent almost one year checking the beast option among different schools in Switzerland and I finally choose the BHMS in Luzern”, says Carlotta. “Today, almost one year after my graduation, I can still affirm to be sincerely satisfied with my choice. BHMS is, first of all, a multi-cultural school. Students come from various Countries and this gives the opportunity to learn different way of thinking, languages, cultures, religions etc. BHMS teaches its students, not only the regular subjects present in the study plan but also the way how to move in a professional environment. Moreover, the skilled teachers who present the classes have the ability to inspire and share a well-determined knowledge with the students. Finally, the demanding projects and exams that need to be assessed, lead students to do their best and exceed their own expectations. For all these reasons and much more, I am proud to have been a BHMS’s student. After my graduation from the Msc program, I easily found a job as Receptionist in Switzerland. Despite my interest in this Country, I decided to temporarily move in Gran Canary where I am currently working as Assistant in the Sales department. It is unnecessary to say that the BHMS School gave me the opportunity to obtain the knowledge that nowadays is required in the Business reality”.
Bernice Voo completed the BHMS/CityU MBA Degree in 2013 and presently works as a Project Manager at SWISSCARE, Bern, Switzerland. SWISSCARE is a global insurance solutions for expatriates, travelers and students. «My study years at BHMS has been unique and full of exposure», says Bernice. «Being part of multi-cultural student body, I had to learn and adapt to different traits and habits. And this I think is my surviving secret in a Swiss multinational company like SWISSCARE.»
Apekshit Shah completed the BHMS/CityU MBA Degree in 2014 and presently works as a Restaurant Manager at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. «My previous experience across Europe, Asia, and North America is accelerating my career development in the Middle East», says Apekshit. «This is combined with the right education at BHMS, self-motivation, passion and hard work.»
Luca Paradisi completed BHMS/Culinary Arts
"My experience in BHMS was great: the structure of the study plan fits perfectly with my way of studying. The theoretical lessons, having four weeks of lessons and one of exams, in my opinion, helped the studying process because it didn’t let cumulate all the theory helping to focalize on any point of the program. The practical lessons were structured very well, the students weren’t to many so it was easy to follow the lesson and the teacher was always available to answer at the questions. My internship experience was amazing because I was in a 5 star hotel with two young but very well prepared chefs, both with a long experience in Michelin star restaurants, I learned a lot because even if I was a student at the first experience they let me work, after a couple of months, during the service at the garde manger and than at the pasta section. During the last six months I learned a lot: about how to live in the kitchen and how to cook."
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Would you like to pursue an amazing career and join the next generation of global leaders?
BHMS is definitely the best choice for you! By choosing BHMS, you are choosing education that combines academics with professional development and real-life work experience, thus gaining a solid foundation to achieve your individual career goals.
More than 7,000 students from all over the world study in one of the numerous hotel management schools in Switzerland. The safety and quality of life in Switzerland, its cultural and linguistic diversity as well as its location in the centre of Europe have made the country attractive to those who are interested in launching a career in the global hotel and tourism industry.
BHMS, located in the heart of Luzern, is a member of the Bénédict Switzerland group of schools, founded in 1928 whose mission is to provide higher education for adults with a desire to succeed.
At BHMS Luzern campus, about 900 students per year have the opportunity to prepare for their future managerial roles in the hotel and hospitality industry and global business. BHMS in collaboration with Robert Gordon University of Aberdeen (RGU), UK and City University of Seattle, USA, offers a Bachelor of Arts degree, an MBA/PGD diploma and an MBA degree. All together they work hard to allow students to achieve the best possible outcome for the quality of their educational programs.
Why to study at BHMS?
1 – Dual awards with top-ranked Brititsh and American University partners
2 – Guaranteed annual industry training in Switzerland or abroad
3 – Personal development directed towards young people’s talents and potential, full support with employment all around the world.
4 – Transferrable skills across different professions.
5 – Situated in the heart of Switzerland’s most visited city: Lucerne.
6 – Attractive all-inclusive tuition structure with no “hidden” charges.
BHMS provides students with different study branches mainly focused on Hospitality and Global Management Programs and Culinary Arts Programs.
The BA in Hotel and Hospitality Management program provides the students with an academic qualification that is attractive to potential employers, the skills and ability to enter the working world, and a 'tool box' that can be applied to a range of careers in the hospitality industry. Graduates may become accomplished managers, capable of working across a range of public and private enterprises including leisure facilities, hotels, theme parks, conferences, exhibitions and event management. Core knowledge is covered by lectures and tutorials, supported by guided reading and additional materials on the virtual campus Moodle. Particular care is taken to use the most effective teaching and assessment methods for each module.
The BA in Global Business Management program provides the students with an academic qualification and a set of skills that are attractive to potential employers across a range of global business sectors in fields such as international sales and marketing; finance and controlling; banking; human resources. Graduates may become accomplished managers in areas such as operations management, supply chain management and administrator positions in government and NGOs. The program uses a range of teaching methods to facilitate learning. Core knowledge is covered by lectures and tutorials, supported by guided reading and additional materials on the virtual campus Blackboard.
These Programs are comprised of three study terms of 20 weeks each plus three periods of 4-6 months paid industry training in Switzerland or abroad.
The BA in Culinary Arts, builds on students’ existing culinary competencies and experience to deepen and hone practical, leadership and business skills. Highlights of the program include inter-disciplinary management food service operations, including customer service, resource planning and management. New product development, molecular cuisine, technology applications and managing teams in the kitchen labs additionally provide a solid foundation in a variety of skill areas, before students progress to their final industry placement and graduate positions.
Students who aim at specialized and highly professional careers can decide to keep on studying by attending one of the 2 years BHMS higher diploma and postgraduate diploma both in Hospitality and Global Management Programs and Culinary Arts Programs.
The most frequented programs by the Italian students are: the M.Sc. in International Hospitality Business Management, which is a programme designed to enable graduates, or those wishing to develop their career path, the opportunity to enhance their hospitality knowledge and capabilities with a higher qualification which can accelerate career progression. It develops core management knowledge and competencies needed for a successful hospitality career; and the MBA in Hospitality Management or in Global/Business Management. This 24-month MBA Degree is a joint program between BHMS Switzerland and City University of Seattle, USA. It is specifically designed for graduates holding Bachelor Degrees in service or non-service specializations who are aiming to join the global tourism industry or the service sector. The program comprises two study blocks of 6 month followed by two paid internship periods of 6 months in Switzerland. During internship periods, students are required to complete their MBA thesis as well as additional MBA capstone courses and workshops.