Spa Business Education announces its collaboration with FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences


Spa Business Education, part of Raison d'Etre, is pleased to announce an exciting new collaboration with FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences in Austria to offer a unique educational opportunity to all those looking for a top career in spa management.

This first- of-its-kind collaboration brings together the vocational Spa Management Online Programme created by Spa Business Education, part of Raison d'Etre the global spa consultancy and think tank for wellness, and the MBA in International Hospitality and Spa Management one of Austria's leading academic institutions, FH JOANNEUM, University of Applied Sciences.

This unique association will enable students to combine these two exceptional spa management programs and help spa professionals around the world reach their maximum potential through an integrated, market-orientated educational programme specifically created for the wellness, spa and hospitality industry.

The Spa Management online programme, which has been running since 2013, has been created by top industry experts with solid operational experience who know what the growing spa industry is looking for in its future leaders. The part-time programme, which includes 140 hours of course material and support, is carried out completely online, which means greater flexibility. It covers everything from leadership and marketing and PR to HR and finance.

For university graduates, already in the industry or looking to join it, FH JOANNEUM in Austria offers a postgraduate MBA course in International Hospitality and Spa Management. This is a part-time programme which focuses on day-to-day spa management as well as looking at strategic management for long-term planning. Lectures are held in two weekly blocks to make it compatible with those in full-time work plus there are also additional e-learning phases. The part-time structure of the course allows participants already working within the industry to immediately put into practice what they have learned.

The Spa Management Online Diploma will now be accredited and recognised by FH JOANNEUM, meaning SBE graduates who then want to continue their studies by taking the MBA Spa Management course, offered by FH Joanneum, will be exempt from taking the Spa Management module at university. A preferential rate will be given to graduates of both the SBE programme and the MBA in "International Hospitality and Spa Management" who wish to continue their studies with either of the two affiliated programmes.

"We are thrilled to announce this collaboration which brings together a leading academic institution and a professional and educational organisation - a first in the industry," says Nikos Kouremenos, Education & Project Manager at Raison d'Etre . "Graduates from the Spa Business Education programme will now have the unique opportunity to continue their studies in an academic environment and go on to get an MBA degree in International Hospitality and Spa Management at FH JOANNEUM."

"By teaming up with the highly acclaimed and successful team at Spa Business Education, it gives those that are looking for a successful career in the spa industry several options to enhance their prospects and reach the top of their profession," says Daniel Binder MBA Hospitality and Spa Management Head of Degree Program at FH JOANNEUM. "Combining essential input and insights from leading industry experts with an academic programme will be invaluable in shaping future leaders within the spa industry."