Master of Sustainable Outdoor Hospitality Management

2-year professional master’s programme | English-taught

About The Project

Europe’s first Master degree on camping resort management


Europe’s first Master degree on hospitality and camping resort management. A multiple degree professional master’s programme in which you combine theory and practice, offered at the Universities in the Netherlands, Croatia and Spain.

The demand for outdoor hospitality accommodations is growing fast in Europe and requires highly qualified professionals who can manage the business well in cooperation with local authorities. That is why BUas, the University of Girona in Spain and the University of Rijeka in Croatia – have developed this new multiple degree master’s programme with a focus on strategic management of large scale camping resorts.

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Why choose this master's programme?

Study overview

Study at three locations in Europe 

In the first year of this English-taught Master Sustainable Outdoor Hospitality Management you will attend lectures at Breda University of Applied Sciences (in close cooperation with the Master of Tourism Destination Management) 

Also in semester 2 you will study at University of Rijeka in Croatia. Furthermore, you will work on camping resorts in Croatia on sustainable business challenges in the fields of park design, stakeholder engagement, human resource management, concept design or strategic management. 

In the second year you will move to the University of Girona (Spain) and deepen your academic and business management skills. The last semester you will combine working as a trainee with a field research project and a thesis in a key outdoor hospitality region in Europe of your choice. 

First-year courses in Breda and Rijeka

A few examples: 

  • Destination Stakeholders and Management 
  • Contemporary Marketing, Context and Trends 
  • Operational Management in Camping Resorts
  • Experience Design in Camping Resorts
Second-year courses in Girona and a destination of your own choice in Europe

A few examples: 

  • Sustainable Development of Tourism
  • Revenue and Yield Management 
  • Strategic Management of Camping Resorts
  • Quantitative and Qualitative research Methods

The Master Sustainable Outdoor Hospitality Management is a two-year, full-time programme. The total study load is 120 ECTS credits. To give you an idea: 1 ECTS credit = approximately 28 – 30 hours of study.

We offer you a small-scale study environment. The number of students involved in this master’s programme is about 20 persons (65% international).

“Live the life on campsites and discover its reality”
‘Campsites are like small villages and at the same time the camping sector is a complicated phenomenon. When you’re in the lead at a camp resort, you must be well-prepared, and you must be able to work with a diversified team. You absolutely must be versatile. In this master’s degree, attending classes in university is important, but work placements at campsites equally are. So, theoretical knowledge is combined with practical knowledge. In this way a very transversal master's degree is offered, which provide students with the opportunity of going through many departments of campsites. In other words, it is very relevant to live the life on campsites and discover its reality.’
Miquel Gotanegra Portell
President of Catalan Campsites Federation, President of the Girona Campsites Association and CEO of Terraza Grup


Students are eligible if they hold a bachelor’s degree (BA, BSc., BBA, B Com), for example in the fields of tourism, travel, hotel management, international business, management, economics, law, e-commerce, urban development, geography, social sciences or finance. Please check out the additional admission requirements.

If you meet the admission requirements, you are invited to apply for this programme. Please check out the application procedure.

  • The total amount for this 2 year multiple degree program will be approximately €9,900 for EU-students. In the academic year 2023-2024 the statutory tuition fee for the BUas’ part of the master’s programmes is is yet to be determined by the ministry. This is expected to happen in November. The statutory tuition fee for the academic year of 2022-2023 was €2,209.. This covers the registration for 2 years.

  • The remaining ± €7,700 tuition fees for Croatia and Girona, will be determined and charged during the academic year. 

  • In addition to the tuition fee, you will need to take into account additional costs for the purchase of study materials such as textbooks.

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Your Career

Graduates of the Master Sustainable Outdoor Hospitality Management entitled to three degrees: 

  • Master of Arts (BUas)
  • Master of Science (UdG)
  • Professional Specialist (UNIRI)
  • Marketing Manager at Landal GreenParks,
  • Human Resource Manager at Valamar Riviera,
  • Concept designer at OYO Vacation Homes,
  • Resort Landscape Designer at Pierres et Vacances,
  • Parkmanagers of an international Holiday park.

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