Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

Introduction

Welcome to Wittenborg

- Management – Internationalisation - Diversity - Sustainability - Innovation -

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences was established in 1987 and is situated in Apeldoorn. With a focus on 5 key themes, “Management, Internationalisation, Diversity, Sustainability, & Innovation," Wittenborg is one of the fastest growing independent international University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. With around 500 students from more than 70 different countries studying on its Bachelor and Master programmes in two schools, the School of Business and the School of Hospitality & Tourism. In its 10-year plan, presented in 2013, Wittenborg is aiming at growing to a broad university with totally 5 schools. The new schools that are under the development are School of Art & Technology, School of Health & Social Care, and School of Education. Wittenborg is determined to provide cross-discipline & applied-science education to assure its graduates are more suited for the future job market, within an international context.

With a clearly defined mission and philosophy, Wittenborg University offers excellent education in business studies to students from the Netherlands, Europe, and around the world, ranging from school leavers to people with professional experience and previous study qualifications. Its developing research centre, focusing on the 5 key themes Wittenborg University enables applied research to be embedded throughout its programmes.

Wittenborg University operates from a closely knit international team of professional people dedicated to excellence in business and entrepreneurship. The degree programmes are all offered completely in English. In fact, with staff from more than 20 different countries and cultures, English is the only language spoken at Wittenborg!

The School of Business and the School of Hospitality and Tourism offer programmes in fields such as Entrepreneurship and Marketing & Communication, as well as Hospitality Management, Finance, and Economics. The IBA specialisations also include Real Estate Management, Information Management and Logistics & International Trade. Furthermore, Wittenborg offers business-to-business training packages to companies across Europe, the Middle-East, and Far East in English and German, together with a local language trainer.

Bachelor Programmes: The unique, business-like curriculum is offered in 3 phases, over 3 years in blocks of six weeks, by a team of international professionals - from over 10 countries - in management, business, entrepreneurship and social sciences. Because of the fact that our lecturers have one foot in the business world, our students are prepared for their future careers in an effective and fruitful manner.

MBA & Master of Science: The Master of Science programmes are offered jointly with the UK University of Brighton and fully taught in Apeldoorn by professors from both Brighton and Wittenborg Universities. Students can complete the fulltime programme in 1 or 2 years and study the MSc degrees part-time in up to 6 years. Currently Wittenborg offers MSc degree programmes in the fields of Hospitality, Tourism and International Event Management. From 2014, a full time and part-time MBA programme is offered in General Management, Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Hospitality Management.

Foundation & Pre-Master: Wittenborg offers foundation programmes and IELTS courses to both its Bachelor and Master students as well as students from other institutes.

Global and Local - the International Philosophy

International

Wittenborg University Mission Statement and PhilosophyWittenborg University is one of the most international institutes of higher education in the Netherlands and this is represented by its students, staff and management. Wittenborg students and staff come from around the globe, bringing international experience, knowledge and diversity to Apeldoorn and the region. Wittenborg's goal is to provide talented and motivated students from the Netherlands and around the world with a learning experience that will prepare them for management positions in business, government, profit and non-profit organisations, both within an international environment, and the local area.

Glocal

Think Global – Act Local

Wittenborg is an international concern that expects its graduates to enter management and leadership functions in a world of international business, either in their own companies or within globally orientated companies and organisations. But whilst Wittenborg is a true global thinker, we act locally and boast strong links with companies in the S3H region of Apeldoorn, Deventer and Zutphen (Stedendriekhoek). The university promotes student work experience, research projects, cultural events, and collaboration on the development of higher education programmes and initiatives for the region. By encouraging graduates to gain work experience in the Netherlands, and especially the region of Apeldoorn, Wittenborg is bringing knowledge, innovation and diversity to the S3H area.

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Education Approach

Wittenborg's educational philosophy is to stimulate real life in its approach to education. Our differentiated programme, combining traditional knowledge-based teaching with the development of skills and competencies, leads to a vocational training situation in which students can discover their strengths and weaknesses - building on the former and improving the latter.

  • Wittenborg students will learn to identify the environment they are in and adapt accordingly.
  • Wittenborg students will learn to say what they do, and do what they say.

Mission Statement

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences sees its role as the education and training of highly qualified, internationally minded, socially responsible and intercultural, critical and independently thinking graduates, who engage in innovative and creative business in companies and organizations around the world, either working for others or in the instigation of business and entrepreneurship.

To achieve this, the University engages in close dialogue with industry, government and NGOs. Wittenborg strives to bring expertise, knowledge and diversity to the local region in which it operates, thereby enhancing the economy, culture and social environment around the University.

Wittenborg’s outlook is global and it aims to maintain its independent status whilst being one of the most international and diverse higher education institutions in the Netherlands. The University promotes total equality of students and staff, of cultures and genders and people with disabilities within the institute. Wittenborg promotes a working environment that is fair, and emphasises respect between and within its student and staff body.

The practical applied sciences that are engaged within Wittenborg’s programmes enable the University to maintain up to date content within a diverse range of management orientated disciplines and implement curriculum to the highest modern education standards. As a University of Applied Sciences, Wittenborg sees as important an interdisciplinary approach to higher education, which is reflected in the cross-disciplinary broad management programmes that allow students to develop their knowledge, skills and development through applied research in a manner that is not subject constrictive.

Wittenborg’s goal is to develop into a broad management orientated University of Applied Sciences in various professional field such as Business & Entrepreneurship, Hospitality & Tourism, Arts & Technology, Health & Social Care and Education. The University will maintain quality through maintaining a vigorous and transparent accreditation cycle for its programmes, ensuring dialogue with its students and staff through their active involvement of the accreditation and validation processes.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

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MSc

Master in Sport Business Management

Campus Full time Open Enrolment Netherlands Apeldoorn

This exciting course analyses and evaluates the commercial and management forces that have contributed to the success of sport business. It offers flexibility with an innovative combination of block and online delivery, making it suitable for those working in the sports sector and recent graduates who are looking to develop their knowledge and understanding of this fast growing and important industry. [+]

This exciting course analyses and evaluates the commercial and management forces that have contributed to the success of sport business. It offers flexibility with an innovative combination of block and online delivery, making it suitable for those working in the sports sector and recent graduates who are looking to develop their knowledge and understanding of this fast growing and important industry. Spectator and participatory sport is a global phenomenon and has recently become one of the fastest growing economic sectors for both developed and developing countries. Through engaging with and analysing the commercial, media and political drivers of change, you are able to identify the factors that have created such growth and critically discuss the implications for business, society, nation branding and identity. Sport is a sophisticated and complex international business with billions of consumers watching and engaging with sporting events on a weekly or even daily basis. This course aims to develop professionals in the provision, promotion and marketing of sport who are able to fully capitalise on the opportunities that the sector presents. Through studying marketing, sponsorship, media and law – and after spending time in a sports organisation on a professional work placement – you gain academic understanding and practical knowledge of the issues involved in successful sport business management. This will help you to engage, manage and shape the sport businesses of the future. Course structure You will experience a dynamic blend of academic study, research and – through the placement module – hands-on learning. The combination of academic study and practical analysis has been designed to provide greater depth of knowledge and future career success. Course delivery The emphasis of the course is on using a theoretical approach to analyse and evaluate the Sport Business sector. If you are already working in the sector you’ll be able to use your existing knowledge to underpin your studies, whilst if you are a recent graduate there is the opportunity for more supported learning. Full-time students attend workshops on three days per week from October to May. The modules are delivered intensively over consecutive days in the so-called 'block format', which means that each module has 6 days of teaching split into two blocks of 3 days. Teaching methods include group work, case studies, presentations, and live projects. The course is delivered through a variety of approaches including lectures, presentations, tutorials and case studies, with an emphasis on interactive learning. Each module is taught by two lecturers, one from the University of Brighton and one from Wittenborg University. The full course is taught in Apeldoorn.. Depending on the module this could include a combination of university-based teaching, online seminars, tutorial support and webinars. The Professional Enquiry module is a combination of teaching and online tutorials which will support you during an organisational experience or project. Some optional modules will be delivered entirely online and others will be all classroom based. The flexibility of the teaching method for the Sport Business Management MSc facilitates combining studying for a masters with a professional career. It also means that your commitment to attending the university’s campus may be different from others studying the same course. Modules in focus Strategic Sport Business Management This module looks at the major challenges facing sport business management. You learn about the complex relationships between stakeholders and explore how sports businesses generate revenue through television rights, gate receipts, sponsorship and merchandise. Marketing and Sponsorship for Sports and Events The aim of this module is to provide an international perspective on strategic marketing and sport sponsorship. You gain a theoretical understanding of the sponsorship management process and learn how to use various marketing and promotion methods. Ethical and Social Responsibility: Theory and Application This module introduces you to the moral complexities associated with the sports sector. It also addresses various consumer, business and societal responses to these issues, and considers the ethical challenges faced by sport business managers. Professional Enquiry In the first semester of this module, you plan your future career as you reflect on your personal, academic and professional skills and consider opportunities for development. In the second semester, you take a professional work placement with a sport-related organisation such as the Sussex County Cricket Club, Albion in the Community, Neilson Active Holidays or SwimTrek. Sports in the Global Marketplace This module explores the global forces that affect sports businesses, particularly in relation to international corporate relationships. Entry Requirements The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2016. They should be used as a general guide. We operate a flexible admissions policy – this means that you could receive a lower conditional offer than the typical offer, informed by our assessment of your complementary non-academic achievements and experiences. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer that follows if your application is successful. Degree and experience First degree in related or partially related subject, normally minimum 2:2 classification; or First degree in non-related subject and a minimum of two years work experience in industry of intended study; or HND, foundation degree or equivalent in a related subject and a minimum of five years relevant work experience; or Professional qualification in an appropriate discipline and a minimum of five years relevant work experience; or Substantial work, professional or managerial experience in a relevant industry. For non-native speakers of English IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements; or equivalent qualification. An extended masters route (MSc Combi Package) is available for the Eastbourne campus-based programme for applicants who do not meet the language requirements above. [-]

Master International Event Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 6  Open Enrolment Netherlands Apeldoorn + 1 more

The Master in International Event Management provides students with means of developing high-level management skills and knowledge specific to the field of managing events and projects at all levels and in all industries. [+]

The Master in International Event Management provides students with means of developing high-level management skills and knowledge specific to the field of managing events and projects at all levels and in all industries. University of Brighton programmes offered with Wittenborg University in the Netherlands. This Master programme (MSc), is offered in partnership with the University of Brighton (UK), and requires an open, critical and inquiring mindset for the social-scientific and applied study of events and management. You will be expected to critically evaluate existing knowledge in the field of event management, debate key issues such as sustainability, ethical event production, or legacy planning, and consider strategic responses to forces impacting on events from the global operating environment. This is an academic course with a high degree of vocational relevance. The content and delivery of the course is strongly underpinned by the course team's expertise, research activities and in many cases first hand experience of the industry. Industry expertise and application is drawn from areas as diverse as festivals, business events, marketing, consultancy, sport and leisure, all of which enrich the design and delivery of the course. Course Content Taught together by Wittenborg University and the University of Brighton! Master International Event Management programme The course structure of the MSc International Event Management programme at Wittenborg is in line with the programme offered at the University of Brighton, and the programme is taught by lecturers both from Wittenborg and from Brighton. Full-time students attend workshops on two days per week with the part-time route usually requiring one day per week. Some modules may be delivered intensively over several consecutive days. Teaching methods include group work, case studies, presentations, and live projects. The course is delivered through a variety of approaches including lectures, presentations, tutorials and case studies, with an emphasis on interactive learning. Core Modules: Main Syllabus Events Policy and Practice Event Project Management Management Strategy in a Global Business Environment Globalisation, Society and Culture Final project Options - two from: International Event Marketing, Sponsorship and Fundraising Ethical and Social Responsibility: Theory and Application Risk and Crisis Management Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Entry Requirements Degree and/or experience: - Bachelor degree - Students with non-relevant qualifications may be asked to complete a short portfolio prior to starting the course. - Other applicants with extensive industry experience will be considered on an individual basis. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in writing. English Language Requirements IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL Equivalent. [-]

Master International Hospitality Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 6  Open Enrolment Netherlands Apeldoorn + 1 more

This Master of Science in International Hospitality Management looks at current international developments in the hotel management industry, giving its graduates the tools, knowledge and understanding to manage in the world’s top hotels and resorts. [+]

This Master of Science in International Hospitality Management looks at current international developments in the hotel management industry, giving its graduates the tools, knowledge and understanding to manage in the world’s top hotels and resorts. The programme combines academic research with the practical applied science; looking at the hospitality industry from both a direct industry related viewpoint as well as a society and economics perspective. This course focuses on management development in the global hospitality industry - not only addressing core business and management subjects, but also hospitality as a global phenomenon and how it is consumed by cultures and societies. University of Brighton programmes offered with Wittenborg University in the Netherlands. The course is ideally suited for graduates wishing to increase their knowledge in a specialist sector, people in the early stages of their careers looking to develop them further, or for people seeking a change in career direction. Wittenborg University and the University of Brighton have a strong vocational background and we are have developed a very high-profile industry network, including many blue chip organisations. Course structure Full-time students attend workshops on three days per week from October to May. The modules are delivered intensively over consecutive days in the so-called 'block format', which means that each module has 6 days of teaching split into two blocks of 3 days. Teaching methods include group work, case studies, presentations, and live projects. The course is delivered through a variety of approaches including lectures, presentations, tutorials and case studies, with an emphasis on interactive learning. Each module is taught by two lecturers, one from the University of Brighton and one from Wittenborg University. The full course is taught in Apeldoorn. Areas of study Management subjects address key issues of strategy, marketing, operations, human resources and financial planning, studied in parallel with international hospitality development. Options include consultancy and multi-unit management. Students acquire research skills, which they can apply to academic or industrial projects. Syllabus Critical Perspectives in Hospitality Management Management Strategy in a Global Business Environment Managing Resources in Hospitality and Tourism Operations Globalisation, Society and Culture Final project Options - two from: International Hospitality Development Contemporary Issues in Cruise Management Human Resource Strategy in Multi Unit Service Organisations Ethical and Social Responsibility: Theory and Application Entry Requirements Degree and/or experience: - Bachelor degree - Students with non-relevant qualifications may be asked to complete a short portfolio prior to starting the course. - Other applicants with extensive industry experience will be considered on an individual basis. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in writing or TOEFL Equivalent Career Prospects Graduates of the MSc in International Hospitality Management can look forward to a range of career opportunities. Graduates of the MSc in International Hospitality Management can look forward to a range of career opportunities. Industries that generally require hospitality management services include: the health sector cruise liners airlines resorts theme parks casinos the education sector conferences the entertainment industry Career Prospects The Master of Science in International Event Management is aimed at a range of students and practitioners from different backgrounds. Although the MSc programme will be suited to business professionals from a broad range of business administration fields, in all sectors and branches, it has been specifically designed for those who wish to pursue senior management positions within the events industry or as preparation for further study in the field, such as a PhD in the field of events, or in the hospitality management, tourism management or other service sector management areas. [-]

Master International Tourism Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 6  Open Enrolment Netherlands Apeldoorn + 1 more

The MSc in International Tourism Management, offered in partnership with the University of Brighton (UK), offers an innovative and visionary approach in the study of tourism as both economic and social phenomena. [+]

The MSc in International Tourism Management, offered in partnership with the University of Brighton (UK), offers an innovative and visionary approach in the study of tourism as both economic and social phenomena. Our view is that tourism has become an integral part of history, culture and economies for many regions of the world. This has had a powerful influence on identity, representation and business environments in developed as well as less developing nations. On a global scale the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) forecasts an increase in the number of international arrivals in the region of 1.6 billion by the year 2020. As such the industry needs people who understand the significance, complexity and dynamics of a diverse evolving, developing and growing sector. Our International Tourism Management MSc recognises both the continuing importance and value of the global tourism industry in economic terms and the significance of its social, political and environmental implications. Course structure Full-time students attend workshops on three days per week from October to May. The modules are delivered intensively over consecutive days in the so-called 'block format', which means that each module has 6 days of teaching split into two blocks of 3 days. Teaching methods include group work, case studies, presentations, and live projects. The course is delivered through a variety of approaches including lectures, presentations, tutorials and case studies, with an emphasis on interactive learning. Each module is taught by two lecturers, one from the University of Brighton and one from Wittenborg University. The full course is taught in Apeldoorn. Some modules may be delivered intensively over several consecutive days. Teaching methods include group work, case studies, presentations, and live projects. The course is delivered through a variety of approaches including lectures, presentations, tutorials and case studies, with an emphasis on interactive learning. Core Modules: Management Strategy in a Global Business Environment Globalisation, Society and Culture Research Methods / Final Project MSc International Tourism Management programme main syllabus Critical Perspectives in Tourism Management Managing Resources in Hospitality and Tourism Operations Globalisation, Society and Culture 2 Options from: Contemporary Issues in Cruise Management Travel and Visual Culture Consultancy Ethical and Social Responsibility: Theory and Application This programme is taught together by Wittenborg University and the University of Brighton! Entry Requirements Degree and/or experience: - Bachelor degree - Students with non-relevant qualifications may be asked to complete a short portfolio prior to starting the course. - Other applicants with extensive industry experience will be considered on an individual basis. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in writing or TOEFL Equivalent Career Prospects The MSc International Tourism Management programme, at Wittenborg University is aimed at a broad spectrum of students and practitioners from a variety of backgrounds. Graduates are often fast-tracked into senior management, planning and development or consultancy positions with tourism-related organisations, both in the UK and overseas. It has been designed for those who wish to pursue senior management positions within the tourism industry or as preparation for further study in international tourism, such as a PhD. [-]

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Laan van de Mensenrechten 500
Apeldoorn, 7331 VZ NL
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Laan van de Mensenrechten 500
Apeldoorn, 7331 VZ NL
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Piet Heinkade 55
Amsterdam, 1019 GM NL
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Piet Heinkade 55
Amsterdam, 1019 GM NL