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Catering Management

Specialization within Official Master in Hospitality Management
Call for applications: October 2023
 

Specialize in restaurant services management

Thanks to Specialization in Food and Beverage Management of the Official Master's Degree in Hotel and Food and Beverage Management of the CETT-UB, you will discover the tools to successfully direct the restoration companies tomorrow.

At CETT-UB we understand the challenges facing the sector nowadays. From globalization, to new environmental legislation and the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), to technological changes, to new forms of management. All these new trends are profoundly transforming tourism companies and organizations.

As a result, new business opportunities are emerging. At the same time, established companies must incorporate executive profiles to strengthen their adaptation processes to these new trends.

The Catering Management is an official university education that brings together the best catering management course and a master's degree in catering management services. The bonus is that you will also be able to access a doctorate.Barcelona.**

Do you want to lead the transformation of the food and beverage business models of the future?

Our Master's degree in Food and Beverage Management will enable you to:

  • Establish the strategic objectives of companies and organizations.
  • Facilitate the marketing of products and services in line with technological changes.
  • Attract new types of customers from both traditional and potential markets.
  • Transform and adapt the foodservice sector in the face of the pandemic and the economic crisis resulting from COVID-19.
  • Develop business in an environment of international competition.
  • Know the latest trends in food and beverage management.
  • Understand the impact of the food and beverage industry on its environment.
  • Discover more reasons to study this master.
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Methodolgy and assesment

The Master's Degree has its own learning system in which you will be the center of the learning process. You will learn thanks to your active participation in the classroom through learning by doing and interaction among students, or own methodologies such as CBL and PBL.

One master's degree in Hotel and Catering Management an two specializations

Catering Management is a specialization of the Official Master's Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. The two specialties of this master's degree can be taken in Spanish/Catalan and in English.

Discover all the options here:

Why study the specialization in Food and Beverage Management?

This specialty focuses on the most relevant aspects of strategic management in catering companies, from the most operational part, with subjects such as Operations Management in Catering, to the strategic part, with Innovation in Food Service Products, Restaurant Design, and Architecture or Experience Management.

The range of subjects allows you to understand and comprehend, among others, sustainability and corporate social responsibility, investment analysis, and customer-centricity as strategic elements that contribute to differentiation in a competitive and dynamic tourism market.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND SUCCESS

  • You will innovate with new business models such as dark kitchens or pop-up events. You will create unique proposals based on new gastronomic trends, such as slow food or e-delivery, among others, especially oriented towards sustainability.
  • You will focus on creating memorable experiences and encouraging customer loyalty as a prescription mechanism in large, medium, and small companies.
  • You will have personalized support and follow-up from the management and academic coordination of the Master's degree in your journey towards personal and professional transformation.
  • Most of our students find jobs upon completion of the Master's degree.

A UNIQUE PROGRAM

  • It is the only Official Master's Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management awarded by the University of Barcelona and CETT-UB with Restaurant Management's specialty.
  • Possibility of pursuing a Ph.D.
  • A program tailored to your needs. Choose between two languages (English or Spanish), two modes of attendance (face-to-face or blended), two specialties (restaurant management and hotel management). Besides, if you want, you can study both specialties at the same time. Do not hesitate to ask!
  • We are a higher education center with its own hotel and restaurant, Summum Restaurant & Bar, and gastronomy laboratories. You will learn firsthand aspects such as procurement activities or hygiene and risk prevention.
  • Learning by doing so that you can apply your knowledge in real cases, projects with companies, or challenges from the teaching staff.

JOIN A NEW GENERATION OF TOURISM LEADERS

  • You will be part of a new generation of food service leaders capable of making key decisions in dynamic and uncertain contexts. Leaders who integrate tools such as design thinking or the customer journey to lead high-performance teams and respond to the sector's current challenges.
  • The Master's degree has several team building and soft skills programs to detect your weaknesses and enhance your strengths and generate a change that allows you to get the most out of management tasks.
  • You will create your own professional network with experts in the restaurant industry and with your peers to enhance your career nationally and internationally. What's more, CETT Alumni's unique network will allow you to connect with more than 19,000 industry professionals.
  • You will be committed to sustainability. We integrate as part of our values, ethical commitment, and respect for the environment as drivers of change and sectoral transformation. Thus, during your training, you will work on the 2030 Agenda, and its Sustainable Development Goals applied to the catering sector.

YOU WILL LEARN FROM THE PROFESSIONALS

  • The specialization has a unique teaching faculty with a renowned and proven career. Also, active professionals participate and contribute their experience through case studies and new business models.
  • Collaborating in our program are, among others, Eduard Ávila Morera, director of operations at Gastrofira Barcelona; Eduardo Campos Flores, head of R&D at Bar Tandem, or Enric Alimañana, corporate purchasing director at Abba Group.
  • The Master's degree includes an extensive program of company visits and attendance at events such as HOSTELCO.
  • During your internship, you will learn first-hand about different business models. CETT-UB has more than 900 collaboration agreements with leading companies: Grup ElBarri, Te Lo Sirvo Verde, Mercabarna, COMPASS Group, and Andilana Group.

What do our master students think?

Danilly Condori
Teachers are experienced professionals

Danilly Condori

Food and Beverage Management
David Guillamon
I have learned to be critical and make decisions based on data and analysis

David Guillamon

Food and Beverage Management

What objectives will you achieve with the specialization in Catering Management?

The general objective of Restaurant Management's specialization is to provide you with specialized learning, with a global and multidisciplinary vision of restaurant companies and new gastronomic businesses.

The specific objectives of the specialization are:

  • To broaden your knowledge of the essential knowledge to guarantee your success in Food and Beverage Management.
  • To provide the necessary tools and techniques for analyzing current and future strategic challenges in the food and beverage industry.
  • Formulate competitive and sustainable long-term strategies.
  • Enhance your managerial skills and contribute to implementing more effective management models in companies in the sector.
  • Encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the food and beverage industry.
  • Develop your personal and interpersonal professional skills necessary to assume leadership positions.

What competences will you acquire with this specialization?

  • Design and implement commercial strategies for new business opportunities in the catering sector.
  • Coordinate and lead the commercial activity in catering companies.
  • Optimize economic, financial, and human resources.
  • Evaluate investments and make decisions on new projects, managing and controlling the associated risks.
  • Define the necessary policies in line with the strategic objectives of the project.
  • Develop digital skills for business management.
  • Identify, pose or solve problems in a relevant and creative way.
  • Be business-oriented.
  • Undertake innovative projects.
  • Exercise leadership.
  • Work in teams and multicultural environments.
  • Develop the ability to adapt to change.
  • Have an ethical commitment.

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Course overview

In the first part, the Master's degree addresses the core subjects in the two specialties to lay the foundations of business management systems specific to the hotel and catering sector. In a second part, it allows specialization in business management through its two particular specialties:

itinerario del master con sus especialidades

This specialty focuses on understanding the world of catering from a business results-oriented perspective.

Learning takes place through a deep immersion in real cases of leading companies in the market, which provides a very accurate notion of the market and the current challenges.

Subjects such as Product and Service Innovation or Experience Management allow identifying customer needs in particular contexts. Other subjects such as Operations Management or Catering and Collectivities will teach you the latest technological tools to manage and make profitable gastronomic businesses or events.

Duration

The curriculum of the Official Master's Degree in Hotel and Food and Beverage Management has a duration of one academic year equivalent to one year.

Delivery of the Master's Capstone Project: The Master's Capstone Project delivery can be done in two exclusive calls (June or September)

Executives, Businessmen, Restaurant owners, Entrepreneurs and University Graduates

The specialization in Food and Beverage Management is a program that responds to the restaurant sector's need to attract and incorporate executive profiles: managers with in-depth knowledge in business management and administration to overcome the new dynamics of the hospitality industry.

The Master's degree is aimed at all those who need to acquire or reinforce their knowledge of management, organization, and planning of restaurant businesses. Whether to learn the latest techniques and trends or to promote themselves to higher positions in the organization.

The Master's program focuses on four profiles:

  • Executives and professionals holding management positions: Currently, professionals in the sector must update their knowledge and professional skills. They must be up to date with the latest trends and tools.

  • Businessmen and restaurant owners: Entrepreneurs and owners who want to know the ins and outs of managing and directing gastronomic companies.

  • Entrepreneurs: People with initiative interested in undertaking and developing projects in this sector. They want to know the keys to business success, understand the risks, and deepen their business management knowledge and direction.

  • University graduates: People with a university degree and a minimum of two years of experience who want to improve their careers and expand their professional contacts in the food and beverage industry.

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Professional areas

This specialization, with a practical and professional approach, will allow you to develop your career in the following areas of work:

  • Gastronomy & Restaurant
  • Public Administration
  • Hospitality
  • Industry & Operations
  • Marketing & Events
  • Retail & Product
  • Technology
Cuales son los ámbitos laborales del master de restauración y hoteleria

Career oportunities

The main career opportunities are:

  • Restaurant business manager.
  • Food & Beverage director or manager.
  • Operations supervisor of community centers
  • Manager or manager of the expansion area in the food service sector
  • Consultant, advisor, or trainer for food service companies
  • Entrepreneur in the food service sector.

What our alumni says

Isabel Baez

Isabel Baez

SEA Manager Central Europe at AccorHotels (Paris)
Jordi Noguera

Jordi Noguera

Executive Chef & Co-owner, Foc Restaurant (Singapore)
Natalia Mateu

Natalia Mateu

Project Management Office, The Sydney Opera House (Sydney)
 

How is the methodology of the Food and Beverage Management specialization?

Our learning model is designed to facilitate the analysis and understanding of business management aspects through your active participation in classes, challenges, and projects.

It is based on three pillars:

CBL This study methodology is based on challenge-based learning (CBL). During the course, you will have to respond to real challenges posed by teachers or organizations that are part of the CETT-UB partners network.

Thus, you will provide a concrete solution for a natural environment. Institutions such as Rusticae, Compass Group, Prezo, or Vilaplana, among others, have been part of the challenges to which our students have had to respond.

PBL With project-based learning (PBL), you will tackle transversal projects that respond to a real concrete problem in the tourism sector. In this way, you will develop collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills applied in a natural work environment.

CASE STUDIES
You will visit different organizations and institutions of the sector in Barcelona. You will have the opportunity to learn and apply the concepts thanks to the exposure to real situations from their own managers.

Assesment

The Master does not have final exams. Assessment is based on continuous monitoring by faculty and the program management and the resolution of individual or group written tests, and elaborating assignments throughout the course.

Detail of the program of the Food and Beverage Management Specialization

Total master credits: 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)

COMMON SUBJECTS

SPECIALIZATION CREDITS

Code Catering Management Credits
Specialty electives 24 ECTS
0580008 Restaurant business operation management 6
0580009 Commercial catering and institutional catering 3
0580010 Restaurants design and architecture 3
0580011 Customer experience management 3
0580012 Services and products innovation 3
Other electives 6 ECTS
0580014 Practicum in restaurant management 6
0580015 Market research methodology 6
Final project 15 ECTS
0580016 Masters dissertation 15

Master's Capstone Project

The Master's Capstone Project (MCP) (15 ECTS) is the completion of the Master's learning process, where the competencies you have acquired are reflected, as well as their application and development. It is a work of business and or academic application. According to your interests and professional motivations, you will expand some aspects of the chosen specialization.

To obtain this Master's degree, students must pass this integrative subject. Thus, the MCP is an instrument to train our students to analyze tourism problems and facts through research methods based on the identification and use of different variables. It is also an assessment tool for the Master's competencies with a globalizing perspective.

The MCP is individual. You will have to carry out your work under the supervision of a professor where you can choose between three typologies:

  • Applied research projects linked to the CETT-UB Research Groups.
  • Professional application projects proposed by companies and collaborating organizations.
  • Business plans to develop business ideas.

Each project is unique and requires a different approach and attention appropriate to its objectives and subject matter. Your tutor will set the guidelines to follow.

Internship in first-class companies and institutions

During your training period at CETT-UB, you will have the opportunity to do your internship in first-class companies and institutions, to apply and complement the knowledge acquired, and at the same time to promote the acquisition of skills that prepare them for the exercise of professional activities.

The internships have two modalities:

  • Curricular: linked to subjects of the program you are taking and that are part of its academic curriculum, therefore, mandatory.
  • Extracurricular: not included in the syllabus and are voluntary.

The internships are carried out through university-entrepreneur cooperation agreements and are supervised by expert subject professors.

CETT-UB will help you find the most suitable opportunities for your professional profile and your motivations among the more than 900 requests from companies we receive annually. Likewise, we will help you contact and accompany you in accessing the most attractive companies and institutions to your professional objectives.

As a differential feature to the market, the CETT-UB has its group of companies dedicated to training and offering quality hotel and tourism services so that you can apply this practical knowledge without leaving the Campus:

  • Hotel Alimara
  • Àgora Residence
  • Aula Restaurant
  • Summum Restaurant & Bar

For more information, visit the Career Services, contact us by email at careerservices@cett.cat, or you can also visit us on the second floor of the Campus.

Official Degree and recognized qualification from CETT

At the end of this Master, you will obtain the following degree depending on the chosen specialty:

  1. Official Degree University of Barcelona: University Master's Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Code 4311520 of the Universities, Centers and Degrees (RUCT) Registry of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training of the Government of Spain.

BOE. Resolution of November 14, 2014, of the University of Barcelona, publishing the Master's Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management syllabus.

Obtained verification of the curriculum by the Council of Universities, following a report by the Agència per a la Qualitat del Sistema Universitari de Catalunya, as well as the authorization of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, and established the official nature of the degree by agreement of the Council of Ministers of September 26, 2014 (published in BOE of October 18, 2014).

  1. CETT, Barcelona School of Tourism, Hospitality & Gastronomy's degree: University Master's Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Specialization in Hotel Management or Specialization in Restaurant Management.

  2. Joint Specialization: By taking the Master's degree, you will be able to take, if you wish, a second specialty within the official program. Taking a double specialization will broaden your competencies and help you face a very dynamic and competitive labor market in an even more tangible way. Specialization in Hotel Management by the University of Barcelona and Food and Beverage Management by the University of Barcelona.

 

Meet the teaching staff of the Catering Management specialization

Direction

ÁLVARO ENRIQUE ARRIETA VALLE

Director of the Master's Degree of Hospitality Management. Coordinator of the F&B Management specialization CETT Barcelona School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy
Master in Hospitality Management EUHT CETT-UB
Investigation group: Research groups in Tourism Accommodation and Food Service Industries
Area of expertise: Sostenibilidad, Gestión de la restauración
Block/Department: Cocina; Direcció estratègica; Economia i finances; Hotelería; Investigación en turismo, hotelería y gastronomía; Marketing y comercialización; Organización empresas y gestión de las personas; Restauración

Coordination

MAX ROS PETROV

Coordinador Máster en Dirección Hotelera y de Restauración, especialidad Dirección de Restauración CETT Barcelona School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy
Master in Dirección Hotelera y de Restauración EUHT CETT-UB
Block/Department: Empresas y servicios turísticos; Hotelería; Restauración

Faculty

ESTER ALMENAR TAYA

Marketing Consultant Koncepts
PhD in Communications Universitat Ramón Llull
Block/Department: Direcció estratègica

ENRIC ALMIÑANA SERRA

Corporate Purchasing Director Abba Group
Master in Management of International Purchasing Universitat Ramón Llull
Block/Department: Hotelería; Restauración

JORDI ARCOS PUMAROLA

Lecturer & Researcher in Tourism & Culture CETT Barcelona School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy
PhD in Education, Society and Quality of Life Universitat de Lleida
Investigation group: Research groups in Tourism, Culture and Territory
Area of expertise: Patrimonio, Turismo cultural, Turismo literario
Block/Department: Investigación en turismo, hotelería y gastronomía; Turismo y cultura; Turismo y territorio

EDUARD ÁVILA MORERA

GastroFira's Operations Manager Fira de Barcelona
Bachelor in DIPLOMAT EN DIRECIÓ HOTELERA UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA BELLATERRA
Block/Department: Restauración

EDUARDO CAMPOS FLORES

Bar Manager Tandem
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Area of expertise: Coctelería, Neurogastronomía
Block/Department: Innovació

JUAN LUIS CARRATALÀ ALASTRUEY

Business Strategy Consultant ANDA Marketing Estratégico
PhD in Industrial Engineering Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Block/Department: Direcció estratègica; Organización empresas y gestión de las personas

JORDI CASTELLÓ GRASA

Associate Consultant Pax Advising
Bachelor in BA Ciencies Socials New York University
Block/Department: Direcció estratègica; Empresas y servicios turísticos

ISABEL CODERCH VERGES

Founder and CEO Te lo sirvo verde. Consultoría en restauración y hostelería sostenible
Bachelor in Food Science and Technology Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

FRANCISCO JAVIER DE DIEGO RODRÍGUEZ

BD CETT Corporate CETT
Master in MBA La Salle - Universitat Ramon Lull
Block/Department: Aprendizaje práctico aplicado

LAIA ENCINAR PRAT

Technical suport of the Degree in Tourism CETT Barcelona School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy
PhD in Educación Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Investigation group: Research groups in Tourism Accommodation and Food Service Industries
Block/Department: Investigación en turismo, hotelería y gastronomía

JORDI GARGALLO ALTIMIRAS

Director & Owner Vattoo2018 S.L
Bachelor in Business Management Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Block/Department: Nutrició, Ciències de l'Alimentació i la Gastronomia; Restauración

LLUC GUARRO SERRAHIMA

Digital Marketing & Innovation. Thinker & Maker. CETT Barcelona School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy
Bachelor in Economics Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Block/Department: Direcció estratègica; Innovació

RAMÓN IGLESIAS TOVAR

Founding partner EmicThinking
Bachelor in Humanities Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Block/Department: Marketing y comercialización

Mª DEL PILAR LEAL LONDOÑO

Direction and coordination of Masters and Postgraduates CETT Barcelona School of Tourism & Hospitality
PhD in International in Geography, Territorial Planning and Environmental Management Universitat de Barcelona
Investigation group: Research groups in Tourism, Culture and Territory
Block/Department: Empresas y servicios turísticos; Gastronomía; Investigación en turismo, hotelería y gastronomía; Organización empresas y gestión de las personas; Turismo y cultura; Turismo y territorio

NÚRIA LOUZAO BELMONTE

Coordinator of the Master's Degree in Hospitality Management, Hotel Management specialization CETT Barcelona School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy
Master in Hospitality Management EUHT CETT-UB
Investigation group: Research groups in Tourism Accommodation and Food Service Industries
Area of expertise: Aplicación de sistemas de fidelización, Gestión de experiencias
Block/Department: Direcció estratègica; Empresas y servicios turísticos; Hotelería; Organización empresas y gestión de las personas

SANDRO LUCARINI LABARTA

Executive Partner Campus-Cerdanya
Master in Economía y Dirección de Empresas Universidad de Navarra
Block/Department: Direcció estratègica

JOSÉ Mª MARCOS PUJOL

Project and Investment Manager Mercabarna
Bachelor & MSc in PDD Business Administration and Management, IESE Business School - University of Navarra IESE Business School - Universidad de Navarra
Block/Department: Direcció estratègica

ALEJANDRO DANIEL MIGUEL GARCÍA

Master in Hotel Management & Catering Coordinator, specializing in Catering Management CETT Barcelona School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy
Master in Dirección de Empresas / Master en Dirección Hotelera y Restauración TEC de Costa Rica / EUHT CETT-UB
Investigation group: Research groups in Tourism Accommodation and Food Service Industries
Block/Department: Marketing y comercialización; Organización empresas y gestión de las personas; Restauración; Sumillería

JESÚS MOLINA RODRÍGUEZ

Consultant in human resources
PhD in Tourism Universitat de Girona
Block/Department: Direcció estratègica; Organización empresas y gestión de las personas

M JOSÉ MORERA ELPÓN

Architect Director ZINKARQ Estudio de Arquitectura
Bachelor in Architect Universidad de Sevilla
Block/Department: Cocina; Restauración

DAVID PAHISSA LÓPEZ

Hospitality Manager Hospitals Vall d’Hebron
Bachelor in Business Management Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Block/Department: Restauración

DAVID PEGUERO MANZANARES

Avda. Can Marcet 36-38 Estudis d’Hotrleria I Turisme S.A
Master in Dirección de Empresas Hoteleras y de Restauracion Universitat de Barcelona
Area of expertise: Gestión hotelera
Block/Department: Restauración

LLUÍS RIERA PUÑET

Director SAIA, empresa especialitzada en seguretat alimentària
Bachelor in Chemistry and Food Science & Technology Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Block/Department: Restauración

DAVID ROMERO GUIÑÓN

Corporate Manager AN Grup
Master in PDG IESE Business School - Universidad de Navarra
Block/Department: Direcció estratègica

ELENA ROQUE GUERRERO

Career Services CETT Barcelona School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy
Master in Hospitality Management EUHT CETT-UB
Block/Department: Restauración

MONTSERRAT SAPERAS FERRER

Director of the Master in sustainable gastronomy CETT Barcelona School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy
Master in Food Business Management Universitat de Barcelona
Investigation group: Research groups in Cuisine and Gastronomy
Area of expertise: Gastronomía y bienestar, Innovación culinaria, Neurogastronomía
Block/Department: Cocina; Economia i finances; Gastronomía; Gestió de projectes i emprenedoria; Innovació; Tecnologies emergents i eines digitals

ALEJANDRO SEVY ELIAS

Consulting Partner Sevyservice Associates, S.L.
PhD in Business Studies Universitat de Barcelona
Block/Department: Economia i finances

ALEX URGELL FORNES

Cluster Director of Revenue Management Hotel Arts Barcelona & W Barcelona Marriot International
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Block/Department: Marketing y comercialización

LUCAS VIDALLER HEDIARD

Growth Manager Compass Group
Master in Tourism Management EUHT CETT-UB
Block/Department: Restauración
 

CETT at your service

As a CETT student, you will enjoy all the advantages that the center has to offer:

  • Access to the Resource Center for learning and research:

    • The University of Barcelona has an extensive catalog of databases to consult documents, reports, and scientific articles.
    • Have access to CETT's own resources to reinforce, complete, and expand training. All information (both physical and digital) is available in the different spaces dedicated to this function.
    • Free access to the entire digital library of World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) resources.
  • As a center affiliated with the University of Barcelona, we enjoy the advantages of being part of the most prestigious university in Spain: UB Libraries - UB Sports Services - We are UB Card

  • Discounts at the University of Barcelona School of Modern Languages. Besides, thanks to the University of Barcelona University Card, you will enjoy promotions on products and services such as opticians, restaurants, technology, pharmacies, accommodation, travel, leisure activities, among others.

  • CETT has different restaurant services, such as the Fòrum or the Aula Restaurant CETT. The Fòrum is a space that favors creativity and cultural exchange among students. It has a varied, healthy, seasonal gastronomic offer that adapts to the day's different times. It is also possible to eat at the Aula Restaurant CETT, an à la carte restaurant with the same characteristics as an authentic gastronomic restaurant.

  • Be part of the CETT Alumni community to be in contact with CETT's extensive alumni network.

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  • Discount at ÀGORA BCN International University Residence. We are the only higher education tourism center with a student residence to stay here while you study. As a CETT student, you will have unique conditions. Do not hesitate to ask!

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Learning spaces

At CETT we are committed to creating a learning context that consolidates our own training model, with high added value resources oriented to experience, experimentation, sharing and learning, in a unique Campus.

Our students have access to different multipurpose learning spaces: the Eidos Space, La Plaça, the Creativity and Innovation Space, the Computer Classrooms or the Reception Classroom, among others.

In addition, if you are an international student, you will also have access to the International Relations Office, which will help and advise you with the procedures you need.

Facilities

CETT International Support

Because we understand the challenge of living in an environment that is not your own, the CETT-UB Campus offers you the International Relations Office (IRO), as an area designed to provide guidance, advice, and attention to international students during the Master's programs.

Our International Relations team will give you the necessary information related to logistical aspects of life in Barcelona, such as residency registration, the processing of your foreign resident's identity number (NIE), or how to find accommodation in the city.

Procedures related to your academic stay

The IRO team will provide you with updated information on the necessary procedures to carry out once you are in the city. They will provide you with guidance on essential documents such as your foreign resident's identity number (NIE), the official census at the City Council, or your university student card.

Languages

If your native language is not Spanish, the IRO team will advise how and where to learn it. They will also tell you where to learn Catalan, facilitating your integration into the city's daily life. Besides, you will strengthen your Spanish through the certified courses offered by our Language Department at CETT-UB. On the other hand, if you want to practice any different language informally, you can participate for free in our language exchange program with CETT students.

Accomodation

CETT-UB is the only higher education center with a residence hall - Agora BCN, with affordable prices for the CETT student community. We also have our four-star hotel, Hotel Alimara, where you and your family and friends can enjoy advantages and discounts.

Support to boost your professional career

At CETT-UB, you have a team of expert professionals who will watch over your professional career from the moment you become part of our community.

We want you to be informed and prepared to achieve the professional goals you have set for yourself. With this motivation, you will find a team of people who will accompany you during the process in a personalized way.

Thanks to the collaboration of the main companies in the tourism sector, you will be able to know and put into practice the most useful tools to access and develop in the labor market.

The service we put at your disposal is based on three fundamental pillars:

  • Continuous professional guidance focused on you, identifying your profile's strengths, analyzing your previous experience and training, and supporting us in your main motivations for growth.
  • Our close relationship with the leading players in the tourism sector, built up over more than 50 years of presence in the market, training professionals with highly sought-after skills and values.
  • Design and develop a whole range of activities, spaces for debate, and tools that we make available to you, enabling you to face any challenge you may encounter throughout your professional career.

In this way, we invite you to participate in a dynamic process adapted to your expectations that encompasses the following phases:

Definition of your professional milestones

  • In-depth analysis of your entry profile.
  • Establishment of realistic objectives and monitoring of your roadmap.
  • Guidance in the design and development of your personalized Career Plan.

Design and elaboration of the main tools for the relationship with the labor market

  • Review and correction of resumes and cover letters, adapting the professional objective to the market demands.
  • Letter of recommendation. Students who are in the selection process will be able to count on CETT-UB references.
  • Access to the primary research channels and access to internship and job opportunities:
  • Handling of offers and self-applications. We support you to make your profile more visible to companies and headhunters, giving you references for your application.
  • Application follow-up. We help you to know where your application is in the selection process.

Personalized coaching

  • Guidance on the search for employment opportunities
  • Simulation of job interviews and feedback on the aspects to improve
  • Competency-based interviews and mentoring for those profiles with difficulties in following the job search process or at risk of social exclusion
  • Preparation of presentations for you to learn first-hand about companies' needs to analyze the possibilities of short and medium-term linkage with an organization and exchange concerns with professionals of reference

Networking and Dynamization of activities

  • Corporate presentations during your training period
  • Master Classes oriented to know strategic sectors
  • Dynamics and corporate challenges incorporated into your training sessions
  • Marketplaces and face-to-face/virtual job fairs where more than a hundred companies participate annually in the Campus in the personalized recruitment of talent.

Job Center with exclusive access to

  • Over 900 internship opportunities managed annually.
  • More than 1,500 job opportunities annually.
  • Follow-up of applications submitted
  • Adaptation of customized curricula vitae and cover letters.

In addition, Career Services will help you find and manage the curricular and extracurricular internships that best suit you.

For more information, visit the Career Services area, contact us by email at careerservices@cett.cat, or you can also visit us on the second floor of the Campus.

Career Services

Career Services integrates a team of professionals that guide and help students throughout their degree and facilitates them contacting some of the best companies in the sector to favour their professional development towards a future job offer.

Being close to old students

CETT-Alumni was born as the CETT-UB Alumni Association on March 1, 1994, as an initiative to offer a service to alumni, a space for personal and professional guidance, and a meeting point for experts in the tourism, gastronomy, and hospitality sector, with the CETT-UB as their common bond.

As an association of CETT-UB alumni, its primary mission is to promote the relationship between them, thus creating a network of professionals. Their shared link is to be CETT alumni.

The main objectives of CETT-Alumni are:

  • To promote the lifelong professional development of its associates at all levels and to favor access to the world of work, professional promotion, and lifelong learning. To foster creating a hub for exchanging knowledge and experiences among alumni, offering them the association as a meeting point in the professional world.
  • To facilitate knowledge and networking through conferences, lectures, colloquium dinners, and expert sessions. CETT Alumni wants to be a center of opinion and influence on the tourism environment.
  • To establish agreements with other organizations, favoring synergies that generate value for alumni.

Àgora BCN International University Residence

CETT-UB is the only university tourism center that has a student residence, the Àgora BCN International University Residence. As a student of any of our degrees you will enjoy exclusive discounts so you can stay here while you study. Ask us without obligation!

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Hotel Alimara

As part of our application companies we have our own four-star hotel, the Hotel Alimara. Located at the foot of the Collserola mountain range and within the CETT Campus itself, both you and your family members will be able to enjoy advantages and discounts.

Hotel Alimara

 

We want to shape the best professionals

That is why to access the Restaurant Management Specialization, we encourage you to have the following skills:

  • Have a creative, visionary personality with a marked consumer orientation and endowed with a strategic and international vision of current and future tourism opportunities and challenges.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit, and want to implement your business projects in the tourism, hotel, and gastronomic sector with guarantees of success.
  • Be empathetic and willing to work as part of a team.
  • To have leadership, teamwork, and project management skills.
  • Possess basic knowledge of tourism business management and research applied to tourism markets.
  • Be aware of and sensitive to sustainable and responsible tourism development.
  • Have a good level of foreign languages, which is a fundamental skill for your good professional positioning and development academically at an international level.

What do I need to access the Master?

This course is for graduates in areas of knowledge from social sciences and humanities, especially those who may have studied diploma and degree programs adapted to the EHEA.

Candidates who do not come from the degrees mentioned above will have to take complementary training courses.

Complementary training

The training complements defined in the Master's Degree are intended to ensure that students who do not come from business studies have a basic knowledge of the concept, structure and particularities of the aspects related to marketing and economic-financial management in the field of hospitality.

The training complements to be completed by students depending on the degree they hold are set out below:

Degree Complementary training
Associate's Degree in Tourism or the corresponding Technician in Tourism Companies and Activities degree No complementary training required
Tourism Degree .
Associate's Degree in Business .
Degree in Economics .
Degree in Business Administration and Management .
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Associate's Degree/ Bachelor's Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics The established complementary training is required; courses belonging to the Tourism Degree at the EUHT CETT-UB.
Degree in Law .
Degree in Labor Sciences .
Any other bachelor's degree .

Courses established as complementary training for the master's:

  • Accommodations Management 6 ECTS – students in the Hospitality Management specialization.

  • Restaurant Management 6 ECTS – students in the Restaurant Management specialization.

  • Economic and Financial Management of Tourism Companies 6 ECTS – students in both specializations.

Total complementary training: 12 ECTS.

Know all our scholarships

CETT Foundation, with the firm conviction that training and transmission of knowledge are fundamental, extends the study aid program already offered annually to students and includes new scholarships for the 2021/2022 academic year, also taking into account the difficulties generated by COVID-19.

Besides, CETT will also accept payments in 6, 10, or 12 months through bank financing plus a 5 % discount of total enrollment fees should students wish to choose this option. Find out about the special conditions.

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Our Guidance Team will answer you

Alexandra Miquel

Masters and Postgraduates Coordinator