According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), more than 7 billion tourist trips are made in the world every year and this figure is growing every year. High-class specialists in the field of tourism and service are in great demand both in Russia and around the world. Hotel and tourist business has gained rapid pace and has been actively developing in recent decades. Your education in this field is a guarantee of successful employment in any country of the world. Graduates of the Institute successfully work in selected directions of training and occupy management positions in the largest organizations of the industry.
Hotel Business and Tourism Institute - is the member of international organizations: World Association for Hospitality and Tourism Education and Training (AMFORHT, France), International Association Supporting Hospitality and Tourism Education and Training (EURHODIP, Belgium) and European Association of Hotel and Tourism Schools (AENT, Luxembourg). International recognition of such important organizations indicates the achieved high level of training at the Institute.
Students of the Institute take part in the international non-profit movement WorldSkills International, Union “Young professionals (WorldSkills Russia)”. Cooperation with the industry movements of the tourism industry professionals, including the International Confederation of student tourism ISTC and the Federation of international youth travel organizations FIYTO is actively developing. We set ourselves the task to promote the development of professional competencies, to increase the prestige of highly qualified personnel, and to demonstrate the importance of competencies for economic growth and personal success.
Most graduates of the Institute receive invitations to work in those organizations where they had practice. As a rule, these are the leading enterprises of the tourism industry. Some HBTI graduates today hold management positions in such prestigious hotels in Moscow as Baltschug Kempinski, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott Grand Hotel, Holiday Inn, Hyatt; they successfully work in the largest Russian travel agencies: Tez Tour, Bon Voyage Tour and others. However, we go further and we are ready to offer our graduates MBA, postgraduate and doctoral courses so that the modern tourism industry develops not only on a highly professional, but also on a scientific basis.
Students of the Institute took part as volunteers in such significant events as XXII Olympic Winter Games, Ice Hockey World Championship 2016, 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2018 FIFA World Cup. Every year our volunteers take part in major projects “Journey to Christmas”, “Times and epochs”, “In the circle of light” and others. The Institute has established its own tourist voluntary center, which cooperates with voluntary centers of the RUDN University and the Tourist voluntary center of Moscow, participates in the organization and maintenance of the largest landmark events of the capital and provides assistance to foreign tourists.
- We train professionals
In modern world, as never before, personal qualities of a person come to the fore. That is why in the hospitality industry we train professionals who are able to create an atmosphere of hospitality, develop exciting tourist routes, organize business and leisure events, festivals, exhibitions, conduct interpersonal and ethno-cultural communications, who know the secrets of ethics and psychology, and are always ready to provide assistance and service. Our Institute is chosen by those who seek hospitality, cordiality and warm attitude to people.
- Multilingual environment
Immersion into a multilingual environment begins from the very beginning, the meeting of students with bilingual navigation. The Institute conducts Summer schools in foreign languages, cooperates with language schools abroad, providing full immersion into a foreign language environment. There are regular thematic language weeks, meetings with the Russian Tourist Guides Association. Scientific activity is conducted in a foreign language - invited foreign professors give lectures, students participate in scientific conferences, prepare articles, translate abstracts of course papers from Russian. Graduate students can defend their graduation works in a foreign language.
- Intelligence and creativity
From the first year students participate in international scientific and practical conferences and business games, where they share experiences, study cases, learn to make right decisions, develop innovative creative projects in the industry in which creativity and non-standard approaches are especially in demand.
- Practice at the world leading partner companies
The Institute cooperates with more than sixty leading global brands in the industry. Students in practice can try all modern, new, advanced and the best in the tourism industry.
- Modern approach to training
The educational programs of the Institute are comparable in structure and content with the programs of the best European tourist and hotel schools. The principle of “training by doing” is actively implemented. The Institute has all necessary complex of laboratories and classrooms, including a hotel room, a banquet hall, classes of Geography and Management in Tourism, IT-classes and a multi-training class. Electronic information educational environment allows students to obtain necessary educational information from all key world sources of knowledge.
Description of the Institute
The dynamic development of tourism worldwide required the training of high-level professionals. The Hotel Business and Tourism Institute of RUDN is engaged in such training for all countries of the world. Our students in the course of active and informative classes, business games, project activities master the fundamental knowledge about the basics of the industry, learn business ethics, master the management of enterprises, rules of business communications, networking and entrepreneurship.
The basis of training of specialists in the tourism industry is a practice-oriented approach that allows students to develop business plans of the tourism industry, innovative tourism and hotel products, assess the risks associated with the nomination of new offers and services and analyze the demand of consumers in the third or fourth year of study.
Hotel services, management of tourism enterprises, development of tourism products and many other applied professional disciplines are taught at the Institute. Up to 80% of graduates receive an offer of employment from the leading enterprises of the world tourism industry.
During the period of study at the Institute, students not only develop innovative products for the tourism market, but learn to assess the risks associated with the promotion of new proposals and services, to analyze consumer demand, they also gain experience in determining the benefits of new types of tourism products and services.
The Institute has created a unique multilingual environment. Along with the main specialty, during the entire period of study the English language is taught, and from the second year students can choose one or more foreign languages, including: Spanish, German, Italian, French, Chinese and Arabic and other languages. Some disciplines are taught in English by visiting professors from foreign specialized universities. Moreover, it is possible to present the final qualifying work in a foreign language. Our students have the opportunity to study under the additional program “Translator” and obtain a diploma in translation, which can be very important in the career of a specialist in the tourism industry.
Our students are in a special position, having the opportunity to communicate with their colleagues from many other countries every day, honing their language skills and plunging into the environment. Language internships to the London language school, Malta, language schools in France, Germany and Spain enhance the quality of training.
The Institute implements double degree programs with Universities of the CIS and foreign countries, including: Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Yerevan State University, University of Seville, Technological University of Valencia, Lund University, Beijing University Business School and Guangdong University. After completion of training, the graduate receives two diplomas (RUDN and University partner). This practice significantly increases employment opportunities in any country of the world.
The training program includes practices in the largest organizations of the tourism industry, which will not only acquaint future professionals with real professional environment, work of enterprises in the industry, but also help in establishing useful contacts in the thematic market, will give the skill to communicate with carriers of different cultures. Students step by step, from course to course, are trained at all levels, starting with simple positions and completing top management positions.
Among our partners there are such branded enterprises as travel Agency “Coral Travel”, travel company “Muzenidis Travel”, travel company “SODIS”, LLC “Travel Systems Bohemia” (TRAVELSYSTEM), ANO “SOYUZEXPERTIZA” of the RF CCI, travel agency “Alvis +” and Russian Tourism Consulting, hotels Kempinski Hotels, Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya, Lotte Plaza, Marriott Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, Azimut, Holiday Inn Intercontinental and many others.
Some students are trained in the state bodies of tourism management: The Federal Agency for Tourism and regional tourism management bodies.
The Institute cooperates with leading specialized international organizations, including World Association for Hospitality and Tourism Education and Training (AMFORHT, France), International Association Supporting Hospitality and Tourism Education and Training (EURHODIP, Belgium) and European Association of Hotel and Tourism Schools (AEHT, Luxembourg). The Institute is an associate member of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO, Spain), a member of the Eurasian Association of Travel Industry Specialists (ESOT, Russia).
Thanks to foreign partners, students of the Institute can realize themselves in the world market of tourism industry.