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About the course

The Open University in Reykjavik University offers a program in Hotel Management and Restaurant Operations in cooperation with César Ritz Colleges in Switzerland, one of the most known schools in the hotel and restaurant business.

The program aims to prepare students for international management positions in the hotel and restaurant sector. Students have the opportunity to complete the first year of the three in Iceland and graduate with international certificate (joint diploma) in hotel management and restaurant operations. Then students have the opportunity to complete their studies for a BIB-degree (Bachelor of International Business) in Switzerland.

The program is taught in English.

The program is two semesters, each of them spanning 11 weeks. Classes take place on weekdays (mon-fri) from 8:30 to 12:30.

The courses taught are the following:

Fall 2017 (September 18th - December 1st):

  • Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Wine & Beverage Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Public Speaking
  • German Language

Spring 2018 (January 8th - March 23rd):

  • Introduction to Industry Experience
  • Management Information Systems
  • Business Writing
  • Food Service Studies & Operations
  • Rooms Division Operations

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Margrét Polly Hansen

I am very passionate about the hospitality industry and the importance of providing good service. My personal goal is to make a mark on improving the service in the Icelandic hotel industry What I took with me from the first Ritz Carlton I worked at was the enjoyment of “Wowing” your guest and ...


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