Program Outline

BBA in Hospitality & Event Management (BBA-HEM)

  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Affiliation: PES University
  • Campus: Ring Road Campus
  • Admission Test: PESSAT


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BBA in Hospitality and 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 and 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 and 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 and international internships, as well as imparting academic knowledge and 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 and would therefore become immediately employable.

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

Clubs and Activities, You Can Get Involved

Chef Club

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

Entrepreneurship Club

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

Events Club

The Event Club ‘Catalyst” is a student driven endeavour to nurture and promote talent in the young minds and an opportunity for the students to organise and execute events of all nature in and outside the campus and 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 and 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 and functions organized by the department and 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 and are aimed at developing altruistic attributes in the students

Why Pursue Hospitality and Event Management at PES University?

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

Consistently ranked among the best hotel management institute and College in Karnataka, Department of Hospitality and Event management focuses on the process, delivery and management of wide-ranging perspectives of global Hospitality Services and Event operations. The program is 60% hands-on in nature with in-depth practical and global exposure, embedded block chain and data driven concepts and through consistent internship and 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) and various top notch event and sporting firms provides our students unique opportunities for real time learning international hospitality and 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 and 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 and 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 and enhances those professional skills with attributes of adaptability and self-reliance.



With the growth of hotel industry propelled by foreign and domestic tourism and 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 and tourism represents a broad range of career opportunities in industries that include

  • Hotels and resorts
  • Restaurants and commercial food service
  • Retail
  • Facilities management
  • Meeting and event planning
  • Tourism destinations and attractions
  • Leisure, recreation and sports management
  • Airlines, cruises and other transportation
  • Environmentally sustainable and cultural tourism development
  • Spa and 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
  • PES is ranked A+ and recognised as “Institute of Repute” by American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA)
  • 100% Quality Placement Assistance
  • Highly experienced and qualifiedfaculty with extensive industry and research background
  • Only University in Bangalore with 16 Room Hotel facility attached to the college
  • State-of-art instructional facilities and wi-fi enabled campus at PES
  • Scholarships for International Internships
  • Food Fests, Workshops, Seminars are conducted regularly as a part of Total Student Development Program (TSDP)
  • Students are encouraged to participate in inter collegiate skills competitions
  • Eco System to facilitate entrepreneurship
  • Industry interaction through guest lectures and industrial visits
  • International Internships
  • Live Experiences

Infrastructure Support

  • Digital Classrooms
  • Separate International Standard Hostel for boys & girls
  • Well equipped Seminar Halls
  • Indoor and 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 and Live Kitchen
  • Weekend Immersion Opportunities

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