The Hotel Management School Maastricht (HMSM) is part of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. HMSM is internationally recognized as one of the leading institutions in the field of higher hotel management. Our motto is: ‘The next step in hospitality’.
In 1950 the hotel school in Maastricht opened its doors. Back then we had a starting capital of 500 guilders and about 100 male students. Times have changed. We now have around 1,350 students, both men and women, from The Netherlands and abroad. Some important things deliberately remained the same. Such as our fundamental values of ‘individual responsibility’ and ‘personal attention’.
It is our mission to provide the hospitality industry with highly qualified and passionate professionals who will go on to develop and innovate the industry. With this mission we aim to be an academic top player in the field of international hospitality. An institution that is recognized for its unique perspective on how changes in the industry can be put to business advantage. We see it as an inspiring challenge to focus the energies and talents of our staff and students, to transform academic insight into daily practice, to contribute to the future of the hospitality business. Watch our brand film.
The Hotel Management School Maastricht offers one of the top hotel management education programmes in Europe. We are accredited nationally (NVAO) and internationally (THE-ICE). Since 2013 we are proud to have the special label ‘Small-scale and intensive education’ (NVAO).
Hotel Management School Maastricht offers a 4-year Bachelor of Arts in hotel management in both Dutch and English. We also offer two English-taught Masters; the Master in Facility and Real Estate Management and the Joint Master Leading Hospitality Innovation. The Future in Food research group, Global Minds @ Work research group and Data-driven Hospitality research group are associated with our hotel school.
The school campus is part of a beautiful park about 10 minutes from the centre of Maastricht. The education building, the Student Residence for the first-year students and the Teaching Hotel are located on the campus. At the Teaching Hotel, each student gains practical experience within all departments of the hotel during the first year of the study. In the following years we offer students ample opportunities for international internships.
The Hospitality Consultancy team is connected to the hotel school. The consultants support organisations and companies with the sustainable improvement of their hospitality.
Hotel Management School Maastricht is proud of her open and growing international community. The extended network consists of:
Hotel school graduates are highly appreciated managers in the hotel industry and many other industries. They often end up in serious management positions or become self-employed. Many alumni remain strongly involved with their alma mater and contribute happily to the hotel school. They do so, for instance, by offering (international) internship positions, giving guest lectures or donating to the Foundation HMSM. Alumni stay engaged and connected through our private alumni platform.
The Badge of Merit is awarded as a tribute to a relation, employee or student who has made exceptional efforts on behalf of the Hotel Management School Maastricht and its community. The design of the Badge of Merit represents the international character of hospitality and the significance of the castle as part of the hotel management education.Badge of Merit