Steigenberger Academy

Our Academy – Your gateway to the fascinating world of the hotel industry.

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Our joint goal: your career path

The Steigenberger Academy has been one of Germany’s leading hotel management schools since 1948. From 1972 to 2011, the Academy has already been part of Deutsche Hospitality. Since 2022, we are continuing our common history. We are passionate about the hotel industry, and everything connected with travel and enjoyment. With the same passion, we want to prepare trainees and students for a successful career in the hotel industry and open the doors to our brand world for them.

Already gained a foothold in the hotel industry? With a wide range of advanced training programs, the Steigenberger Academy offers you the chance to take your career to the next level – or to embark on a completely new path in our industry.

Apprenticeships & Trainee Programs

Train to become a chef, restaurant expert, hotel industry expert or management assistant for the hotel industry.

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Certified Service Assistant (m/f/d)

The one-year training program enables you to gather initial experience of the hotel and restaurant trade.

You will be given an insight into the following occupations.

  • Chef
  • Hotel Industry Specialist
  • Restaurant Specialist
  • Specialist for System Catering

Hotel and Tourism Management Assistant (m/f/d)

Get to know the practical, commercial, and organizational tasks in the hotel and tourism industry! This three-year training program prepares you for your career in hotel businesses, gastronomy, or event agencies.

Hotel Economist (m/f/d)

Theory meets practice in this three-year training program aimed at future hotel managers. You will acquire valuable knowledge in the fields of management, marketing, hotel organization and foreign languages. A practical placement of one year will permit you to consolidate your theoretical skills and enter a middle-management role.  

Top-up degrees

Enhance your existing qualifications. The Academy has joined forces with the International University of Applied Sciences (IU) to offer two top-up degree level programs.

Hotel Management (BA)

Do you want to run hotel operations effectively across all departments and provide your guests with an unforgettable experience? This BA course in Hotel Management will bring you up to speed in facing any kind of everyday challenge.   

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Tourism Management (BA)

Looking for more? A wide range of hugely diverse career options is available to tourism managers. This BA program in Tourism Management is the ideal way to discover the opportunities open to you.

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Continuing and advanced training

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State certified Hotel Business Economist (m/f/d)

A two-year program which will teach you the necessary competencies for top positions at high-end hotels. Also ideal for those seeking to start up their own business. Hone your professional profile by adding specialist business administration skills, specific sectoral knowledge, and foreign language abilities.

Master Professional in Business Management (m/f/d)

This in-service advanced training program leading to the qualification of Master Professional in Business Management will pave the way to an executive role in hotel management, tourism management or events management. You will acquire well-founded and detailed specialist knowledge focused towards the area in which you wish to work in future.

Trainer aptitude course

Pass on your knowledge to support up-and-coming young talent along their career pathway. Trainers form an interface between the company and the trainees themselves. Make a key contribution to the future sustainability of young company and help create a foundation for the skilled workers of the future.

Bachelor Professional in the hospitality industry (m/f/d)

Become an expert in the kitchen and restaurant and across the whole of the hotel. This full-time continuing training course extends over a period of 14 weeks and will prepare you for the “Bachelor Professional in the hospitality industry” examination conducted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Munich and Upper Bavaria. Successful completion of this qualification will enable to to progress to senior positions in the restaurant and hotel sectors.

Online continuing training courses

Give your professional prospects a boost! Our certificates cover relevant competences which are very much in demand nowadays in the hotel, tourism, and events industries. Increase your chances of advancement and expand your specialist knowledge.


You have questions about our training or application process? Please get in touch.


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Yvonne Kurz

Studienberatung & Marketing
Steigenberger Akademie

+49 8651 9666 55 send request
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Martina Gruber

Studienberatung & Marketing
Steigenberger Akademie

+49 8651 9666 57 send request


You have questions about our training or application process? Please get in touch.


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Marlena Günther

Expert People & Organisational Development

+49 69 66564-612 send request