Once again, Russell Partnership Technology are pleased to be delivering the challenge in partnership with EuroCHRIE. We are pleased to welcome back teams from schools who have participated previously: Strathmore University (Kenya) – last year’s winner, Stenden Hotel Management School (South Africa), Stenden Hotel Management School (The Netherlands), Budapest Business School (Hungary), Modul University (Austria), The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (UAE), and the University College of Northern Denmark along with two new schools: FHWien der WKW (Austria) and Cph Business Academy (Denmark).
The teams, comprised of four students and one instructor, will compete in the Simulation Challenge in a competitive set of nine (with one hotel operated by each school). Each week they will deploy strategic decisions to advance the position of their hotels in the competitive set, with a focus on Market Performance, Financials, Guest Satisfaction, and Associate Engagement. The winning team will be the team with the best overall balanced scorecard at the end of the four-week competition.
As they compete, the students will also be completing their Certification in Hotel Business Acumen via on-line learning modules, supplemented by weekly web conferences.
It will undoubtedly be a terrific competition and, following two detailed orientation sessions over the past two weeks, the teams are all excited to get underway – best of luck to all!
About EuroCHRIE University Challenge 2020
Students experience the same professional level management training utilised to build business acumen skills among lodging professionals across the globe. In doing so, they consolidate the various elements of their studies, blend them with e-learning lessons, and apply them in a world-class, real-time competition with other school teams.
Each participating student will receive a certificate in Hotel Business Acumen, demonstrating the successful completion of an advanced application of their studies. The HBA program is designed by Russell Partnership Technology and is available for universities and schools to deliver with their students.
These certificates are given favourable recognition by recruiters.
In addition, each student member of the winning team will receive an award valued at €125 and their Instructor will receive €400 towards EuroCHRIE 2020 travel and accommodation expenses.
List of 2020 participants:
- Budapest Business School
- Cph Business (Denmark)
- FHWien der WKW (Vienna)
- Modul University
- Stenden Hotel Management School (The Netherlands)
- Stenden Hotel Management School (South Africa)
- Strathmore University
- The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
- University College of Northern Denmark