|Study location||Netherlands, Leeuwarden|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Documents can be either in English, German, French and Dutch.
It is required that you send verified copies of the entry qualification documents directly to the university by postal mail. Important! Never send original documents by post!
NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Tel: +31 58 2441940
IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 for each skill)
Secondary school diploma results accepted from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia
The main focus in the Leisure and Events Management course is how to create meaningful and memorable experiences for individuals, organisations and communities in a sustainable way. You will quickly learn to look beyond the allure of the industry and will truly learn to understand the business and organisational aspects involved. During your four years, you will acquire a solid grounding in marketing, business economics, new media, project management, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and communications. You also gain first hand practical experience in the different leisure sectors: events, tourism, sports, arts and culture, recreation and media.
Introduction to the leisure industry
This first year provides you with a general overview of the leisure market and general service management. The focus during this year is mainly on the day-to-day operations of companies operating in the leisure industry. You and your fellow students will set up your own business together, which will familiarize you with the various aspects of running an enterprise.
More in-depth study
You will be tasked with organizing an event or project for a client in your future field and will enrich your student experience by taking a field trip to Disneyland Paris, and the popular Dutch theme park De Efteling. In addition, you will explore the intricacies of project management, imagineering, concept development and research and take part in an internship at a company in the leisure sector one day a week for half a year.
Specialisation and international opportunities
At this stage of the programme, you will become involved in strategic management and carry out a research project in an organisation in your future field. You will then choose to specialise in one of the following areas: Event Management, Sport Management, Art and Culture Management or Tourism Management. You also have the opportunity to complete part of your course at our campus sites in Qatar, South Africa, Thailand or Indonesia (Grand Tour) or spend a semester abroad as part of our international student exchange programme.
Internship and graduation
You will complete the programme with an eight-months internship, which you may carry out at a company in the leisure industry all over the world. in the Netherlands or any number of other countries. By this time, you will be all set for an exciting career in your chosen industry!
A Bachelor’s degree in Leisure and Events Management is your ticket to a career in management, policy making or consultancy in the world of sports, tourism, the media, recreation, and arts and culture. As a student in our course, we expect you to have inspiring ideas about sustainable Leisure and Events Management, be a strategic thinker and enjoy working as part of a multidisciplinary team.