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About THM

Bilkent University, School of Tourism and Hotel Management was founded in 1988 and same year, first students were accepted. In 2003, it has been renamed as the School of Applied Technology and Management.

Bilkent University’s Tourism and Hotel Management Department (THM) offers a 4-year Bachelor’s Degree program which prepares students for managerial and supervisory positions in hotel, restaurant and travel establishments, also encouraging them to establish their own companies.

THM Department’s curriculum has two main strengths: tourism industry courses and core management courses:

      - Tourism industry courses provide education and operational skills in hotel and restaurant business, culinary arts and other travel industry areas; whereas management courses concentrate on accounting, economics, marketing, human resources and finance.

Professional study courses are mostly offered in the first two years of the curriculum, whereas management courses are concentrated in the third and fourth years. The curriculum lets our graduates advance into management positions rapidly after starting their careers.

Our program is considered the leader in its field, because students are provided with ;

      - internship opportunities in prestigious tourism institutions,
      - study of a second foreign language (Chinese, Russian, Japanese, German and others)
      - competency in property management systems such as FIDELIO, Chef-Tech and LINK softwares.

Internship opportunities are:
      - A 40-hour work at Bilkent Hotel and Conference Center, to be fulfilled during the first semester of second academic year,
      - A summer work in one of the leading tourism industry establishments in Turkey, to be fulfilled during the summer break following the second academic year.
      - A one-semester long work in one of the leading five-star hotels in Turkey, on full-time employment basis.

Usually, our graduates receive job offers during their internships, a privilege and unsurpassed opportunity in such a competitive world!

What about a career in the academic world? Our graduates with an enthusiasm in the academic world and looking for an MBA program – in Turkey or abroad – are welcome by the prominent universities due to the popularity and quality of our tourism and hotel management program.


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