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Hotel and Restaurant Operations

Course description

The Open University at Reykjavik University offers a program in Hotel 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.

Start: September 16th, 2019.

Location: RU Executive Education and Continuous Learning, Reykjavik University, Menntavegur 1, 101 Reykjavik.

Please note that the date is published with the notice that minimum participation is reached.

The courses taught are the following:

Fall 2019 (September 16th - November 29th):

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

Spring 2020 (January 6th - March 20th):

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

Detailed description of all program courses. 



Erlendína Kristjánsson

M. Paed and instructor at RU


Jón Hreinsson

CFO at Innovation Center Iceland


Hallgrímur Sæmundsson

Master Waiter and instructor at MK

Ágústa Guðrún Bernharðsdóttir

Ágústa Guðrún Bernharðsdóttir

BA in German Language and Examination Supervisor at Reykjavik University


Margrét Polly Hansen Hauksdóttir

Independent consultant and former Hotel Manager at Grand Hotel


Price: 1.200.000 IKR


Linda Vilhjálmsdóttir

Project Manager

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