Program Outline

BBA in Hospitality & Event Management (BBA-HEM)

  • Duration: 3 Years for General Degree/ 4 Years for Hons Degree
  • Affiliation: PES University
  • Campus: Ring Road (RR) Campus
  • Admission Test: PESSAT


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BBA in Hospitality & Event Management

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality & Event Management at PES University, started in the Year 1994 is a unique undergraduate program that offers students dual specialization opportunity: in Hospitality, an area of unbounded growth & Event Management, an area of immense career opportunities for the young students.

Our tie-ups with reputed foreign Universities give the programme an added global exposure to our students. With a very strong industry network (both Hospitality & Event), the course prepares students for the strong work-ethic culture of both the disciplines which is so essential for the students to succeed.

The program is designed with an equal emphasis on practical training, national & international internships, as well as imparting academic knowledge & provides ample opportunities for the entrepreneurial activities. It also helps in developing the latent talents of the students. Extensive interaction with the industry ensures that the students have the knowledge of current trends in the industry & would therefore become immediately employable.

With keen focus on developing transferrable skills, & empowering students to become managers in the Hospitality & Event Domain, the BBA-Hospitality & Event Management course offers cotemporary & dynamic curriculum to prepare young minds to face the real world.

Clubs & Activities, You Can Get Involved

Chef Club

For those students who are passionate about food & everything related to it, the chef club offers an opportunity to learn new skills, hone existing skills & display their talents through entrepreneurial activities, food festivals & events.

Entrepreneurship Club

Conceptualized to encourage entrepreneurship among students, this club organizes weekly entrepreneurial activities wherein the students plan the activity, organize the funds & conduct the activity which earns them profits

Events Club

The Event Club ‘Catalyst” is a student driven endeavour to nurture & promote talent in the young minds & an opportunity for the students to organise & execute events of all nature in & outside the campus & to learn all the facets of the trade.

Barista Club

Mixology, flaring, gueridon, these are the skills that are developed in the students who are part of the barista club. Bartending has now become a performance art & is a skill that is much desired by the industry today. Bartending courses with certification are taught to members of the club.

The club members are also encouraged to put these skills to use at events & functions organized by the department & also for clients outside.

CSR Club

In keeping with the University’s ideology of giving back to the society, the department of Hospitality & Event Management has a College Social responsibility club which undertakes activities beneficial to the society.

All activities are completely philanthropic in nature & are aimed at developing altruistic attributes in the students

Why Pursue Hospitality & Event Management at PES University?

The only undergraduate program in India, that offers dual specialization degree in Hospitality & Event management which equips the students with the requisite skills, knowledge & attitude essential to efficiently perform supervisory & managerial responsibilities in these lucrative industries.

Consistently ranked among the best hotel management institute & College in Karnataka, Department of Hospitality & Event management focuses on the process, delivery & management of wide-ranging perspectives of global Hospitality Services & Event operations. The program is 60% hands-on in nature with in-depth practical & global exposure, embedded block chain & data driven concepts & through consistent internship & placements to help our students acquire the specialized skills desired by allied departments of the industry.

An MOU with the French Accor Hotels (4th largest hotel chain in the world) Heritage Foods (a 3000 cr Organization) & various top notch event & sporting firms provides our students unique opportunities for real time learning international hospitality & event trends. Similarly, the internship opportunities provided to our students every year to participate in a three-month cultural exchange program at Walt Disney World® Resort. Florida gives them international event exposure while studying.

Our program offers the foundational courses in theory, history, practical & methods, yet allows for flexibility of individual interest areas. As a result, the program prepares students for a variety of careers.

We try to facilitate our students to find the opportunity to live abroad & gain the international internship experience you need to get hired in today’s increasingly globalized economy. The program exposes students to gain work experience in a new environment & enhances those professional skills with attributes of adaptability & self-reliance.

The Curriculum Design for our BBA-HEM program offers dual specializing in hotel and event management, is tailored to equip students with a deep understanding of the unique dynamics of the hospitality and event industries. Core business subjects such as Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Economics and Management are complemented by specialized courses focusing on hotel operations, event planning, catering management, and guest services.

The Teaching-Learning Process in these specialized programs incorporates experiential learning methods such as internships, industry projects, and simulated scenarios to provide hands-on exposure to real-world challenges and opportunities.

Research component becomes an integral part of the program. Assessments within the program includes evaluations of event planning projects, hotel management simulations, case studies, and industry-specific examinations

Skill Development and Certifications based on industry standards are embedded with the program requirements. Moreover, students benefit from extensive exposure to the hospitality and event sectors through guest lectures, industry visits, and collaborations with professionals and organizations in the field.

Infrastructure Support

  • Digital Classrooms
  • Separate International Standard Hostel for boys & girls
  • Well equipped Seminar Halls
  • Indoor & Outdoor Sports facility
  • Multi Cuisine Food Courts
  • Basic Training Kitchen
  • Advanced Training Kitchen
  • Bakery
  • Training Restaurant & Hotel
  • Wi-Fi enabled campus
  • Well Stocked Library / Online Database
  • Gymnasium
  • Experiential Restaurant & Live Kitchen
  • Weekend Immersion Opportunities

Curriculum Structure

Subject Credits
Front Office 4
Housekeeping 4
Events 4
Food & Beverage Service 4
Culinary Arts 4
Communication For Hospitality & Event Professionals- 1 2
Constitution Of India & Professional Ethics 1
Total 23
Fssai Fostac Certification
Ecolab Serve Safe Certification
Subject Credits
Event Operations 4
F & B Operations 4
Housekeeping Operations 4
Front Office Operations 4
Patisserie And Confectionery 4
Digital Trends In Hospitality & Event Industry 2
Environment Studies & Life Sciences 1
Total 23
Ecolab Laundercare Certification
Adobe Photoshop/ Illustrator Certification
Subject Credits
Accounting Practices 4
Communication For Hospitality & Event Professionals- 2(english- T & Ms Office- P) 4
Event Logistics & Vendor Management 4
Managing Services 4
Creatives & Collaterals For Events 4
Advanced Excel Certification 2
Total 22
Foreign Language
Foreign Language Certification
Subject Credits
Distilled Beverages 4
Revenue Management 4
Event Management 4
Research Methodology 4
Food Culture & Sustainability 4
Special Topic (any One)
Nutrition & Dietetics 2
Guest Psychology 2
Professional Skill Development 2
Total 22
Subject Credits
Elective I – Summer Internship (8 Weeks) (any One)
Event Internship 4
Hotel Internship 4
Total 4
Subject Credits
Human Resource Management For Hospitality & Events 4
Hotel & Event Financial Management 4
Digital Marketing For Events 4
Elective Ii- Specialization– (any One Group– A1/ A2/ A3)
A1- Events
Digital Interfaces For Events 3
Client Servicing 3
Managing Sports & Celebrity Events 2
A2- Food And Beverage
Wine Studies 3
Culinary & Beverage Management 3
Barista & Coffee Studies 2
A3- Hospitality
Sustainability In The Hospitality Industry 3
Destination Marketing 3
Digital Ethics & Guest Data Privacy 2
Elective Iii – Specialization Practical (any One)
Global Cuisine Practical 2
F & B Management Practical 2
Front Office Management Practical 2
Accommodation Management Practical 2
Event Management Practical 2
Total 22
Wset Level 1 Certification
Barista Certification
Subject Credits
Elective IV– Specialization Internship (16 Weeks) (any One)
Hotel Industry 8
Events Industry 8
Total 8
EBS Certification
Subject Credits
Data Analytics For Hospitality & Events 4
Start Up & Entrepreneurship 4
Brand Management 4
Managerial Economics 4
Leadership & Decision Making 4
Crisis And Disaster Management 2
Elective – V – Practical (any One)
Event Curation & Design 3
Managing Food & Beverage 3
Managing Hospitality 3
Total 25
Cicerone Certification
Subject Credits
Elective VI (any One)
Project Work 10
Business Incubation 10
Externship 10
Strategic Management 4
Ethics & Csr For Events & Hospitality 4
Total 18
Wset Level 2 Certification
Str Chia Certification


Opportunities On Graduating With BBA-HEM Degree?

With the growth of hotel industry propelled by foreign & domestic tourism & business travel, the demand for well trained quality personnel has grown impressively. The diversity of experience in hotel management is greater than in any other profession. Career opportunities in this field are not only limited within the country but also provides scope of a career abroad.

Hospitality & tourism represents a broad range of career opportunities in industries that include

  • Hotels & resorts
  • Restaurants & commercial food service
  • Retail
  • Facilities management
  • Meeting & event planning
  • Tourism destinations & attractions
  • Leisure, recreation & sports management
  • Airlines, cruises & other transportation
  • Environmentally sustainable & cultural tourism development
  • Spa & wellness management

Some of our previous recruiters are as below

  • ITC Welcomgroup
  • Oberoi
  • Taj Hotels & Resorts
  • Infor
  • IDS Next
  • Metro Cash & carry
  • Al Shaya Group
  • Landmark Goup
  • Yum foods
  • Jubilant Foodworks
  • Cerner Healthcare
  • Ikya Facilities
  • Jones Lang Lasalle
  • Kingfisher Airlines
  • BGS Hospital
  • Infosys

Success Stories

  • Supriya – 2004 batch, Entrepreneur
  • Sathya Bhargav – 2006 batch, Store Manager, Metro Cash & Carry
  • Aruneeta Das – 2006 batch, Manager, Client Relations, Infor
  • Vivek Jothimani – 2007 batch, Area Manager, Spencers Retail
  • Reeves Mathew – 2007 batch, Country Manager, Customer Service, IDS Next
  • Anirudh – 2010, Entrepreneur, Hyderabad Spice Restaurant
  • Rakesh Pathi – 2010, entrepreneur, Food Springs Restaurant & Food Truck

Program Highlights

  • Established in 1994
  • 100% Quality Placement Assistance
  • State-of-art instructional facilities & wi-fi enabled campus at PES
  • Scholarships for International Internships
  • Highly experienced & qualifiedfaculty with extensive industry & research background
  • PES is ranked A+ & recognised as “Institute of Repute” by American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA)
  • Students are encouraged to participate in inter collegiate skills competitions
  • Eco System to facilitate entrepreneurship
  • Industry interaction through guest lectures & industrial visits
  • International Internships
  • Live Experiences
  • Food Fests, Workshops, Seminars are conducted regularly as a part of Total Student Development Program (TSDP)
  • Only University in Bangalore with 16 Room Hotel facility attached to the college

Scholarships @ PESU

Merit Certificate + 50% Tuition Fee Refund for Top 5% of the Students based on their CGPA.

Merit Certificate + 40% Tuition Fee Refund for the next 20% of the Students based on their SGPA.

Merit Certificate for Students securing 7.75+ SGPA.


  1. The Scholarships/ Awards are subject to qualifying CGPA/ SGPA and other conditions as stipulated by Scholarship Committee each year.
  2. The above Scholarships/ Awards are not applicable to students in their final year of study.
  3. The student is eligible only for one award in each semester/year.

University Highlights


Ranked #1

#1 University in Karnataka (New Universities under 5 years) by KSURF


India's Most Preferred

PES is the second most preferred destination next to IIMB for B-School aspirants – Times of India


Ranked #1

#1 B School in Karnataka – Times of India B School Rankings 2021


Ranked #5

PES University ranked #5 in Outlook-ICARE India University Rankings 2020