11 June from 17-19

International Hospitality Management

Top Up Bachelor's Programme

For those of you who want to work with management, concept- and business development from an international perspective.

Full Degree Programme

Expand your leadership skills

As a Bachelor of International Hospitality Management, you will be qualified to work with hotel, tourism, and experience management. The BA in International Hospitality Management is a 1½-year bachelor's degree building on your Academy Profession (AP) degree in Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Marketing Management, or other similar programmes.

The programme is designed to equip you with knowledge and skills that enable you to work as e.g. a manager, administrator or project manager, or to perform other functions in the multifaceted hospitality industry.

You will be able to independently analyse and evaluate business issues and scenarios and to perform different complex tasks related to the general operation, development, planning, administration and management in hospitality enterprises.

The programme includes a three-month internship, where you will have the opportunity to apply theory and method to real-life situations. The internship will give you an insight into complex issues that managers/consultants face in their daily work.

The programme is comprised of a variety of teaching and learning methods, i.e. lecturing, classroom teaching, guest lecturing, practical classes, presentations (including student presentations), case-studies, seminars (workshops), and project work, as well as an internship in relevant organisations or companies.

Semester 1

  • Economics (15 ECTS)
  • Management (10 ECTS)
  • Theory of Science (5 ECTS)

Semester 2

  • Cultural Awareness & Customer Relations (10 ECTS)
  • Elective module (5 ECTS)
  • Strategy (15 ECTS)

Semester 3

  • Internship (15 ECTS)
  • Final Thesis and Final Bachelor's Examination (15 ECTS)

Internship

The internship period takes place in the third semester. An internship is a full-time equivalent of a job performed in a business setting, with a workload of 30 hours per week (excluding the writing of an internship report and an internship learning journal). Scheduling the internship in the final semester allows the student to acquire professional competences and apply theory and method to a real-life business setting, and to assess and reflect on the practical issues that are relevant to the bachelor's project and final bachelor's examination.

Bachelor's project 

The study programme culminates with a bachelor's project. In the bachelor's project, you demonstrate your ability to combine theoretical, practice- and development-orientated elements and communicate it through a solid methodological foundation. The project is research into and analysis of a practical problem, which is carried out in cooperation with a company/organisation.

An international perspective constitutes an integral part of the International Hospitality Management Programme, which clearly reflects a sustained globalisation trend. One of the main points of working with internationalisation is to help contribute to the professional development and creative thinking of students during classes. An element of internationalisation is inherently embedded in all parts of the curriculum. This is especially visible in the sixth semester, which includes a course in Cultural Awareness & Customer Relations and a work placement that can be taken abroad.

International profile

As a student at UCL University College, it is possible to create an international profile during your studies. Depending on your chosen programme you can go on short international modules, study a semester or do your internship abroad, and participate in international projects.

The knowledge and insights that come from international experiences, as you encounter cultures of other countries, can be useful for more than personal enrichment. Such insights may also make you highly attractive to the Danish and international job markets.

Going abroad is an adventure, which will equip you with skills and experiences for life. You will develop yourself both professionally and personally, and you have a great opportunity to make friends and a network abroad.

 

The internship period takes place in the third semester. An internship is a full-time equivalent of a job performed in a business setting, with a workload of 30 hours per week (excluding the writing of an internship report and an internship learning journal). Scheduling the internship in the final semester allows the student to acquire professional competences and apply theory and method to a real-life business setting, and to assess and reflect on the practical issues that are relevant to the bachelor's project and final bachelor's examination.

Practical experience

One of the things that characterise the study programmes at UCL University College is that you will receive an education that emphasises practical experience. Amongst other things, you will work on practical cases in class, and work on projects with real businesses. The most practically-oriented part of the study is the internship, which is an integrated part of all study programmes at UCL.

The internship is your chance to use and test your knowledge and theory in the 'real world'. The internship also gives you the opportunity to test, what exactly you want to do with your degree once graduated. 

When the time comes for you to find your first job as a graduate, you will because of a strong internship not only have theoretical knowledge, but also important experience of how it is to work in your specific field of interest.

 

For a Bachelor of International Hospitality Management, the job opportunities are many in Denmark as well as abroad. It can be in companies and organisations such as hotels, tourism or travel agencies, event and experience or consulting companies.

There are various types of jobs:

  • Hotel, Restaurant or Bar Manager
  • Conference Consultant or Manager
  • Manager of Customer Relations
  • Event Manager
  • Service Manager
  • Catering Manager
  • Cruise Director
  • Wedding Planner
  • Tour or Activity Manager
  • Marketing Director
  • Product or Production Manager
  • Resort Manager
  • Fundraiser
  • Tourism Manager

Currently, our graduates primarily work in conference hotels, at tourist attractions, as consultants or in their own companies.

Please note: You can apply for this education from March 1st. 

General Diploma requirements:

In order to enter the programme you must have one of these Academic Profession (AP) degrees:

  • Marketing Management
  • Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Financial Management (No State Educational Grant in July and August)
  • Commerce Management (No State Educational Grant in July and August)
  • Other relevant Academy Profession (AP) - degrees (No State Educational Grant in July and August)

English requirements:

If your AP degree has been taught entirely in English, there are no further requirements for proof of English language skills.
However, if your degree has not been taught entirely in English, you must show proof of your English language skills. Your English language test must be no more than two years old. See minimum scores

Individual assessment

If you hold a similar degree from another country, your application will go through an individual assessment, where the content of your degree will be compared to our AP degrees.

Documents to include

When you apply, you should attach all relevant documents, for instance:

  • Your AP degree Diploma including a transcript of subjects and grades, or just a transcript of grades, if you have not yet completed your degree. All Diplomas and transcripts must be in English as well as original language if the degree was not taken in English
  • Proof of English language skills, if your degree was not entirely taught in English
  • Proof of citizenship and/or your current residence permit to Denmark
  • A motivational letter, explaining why you want to study this programme
  • A CV, which shows your education, work experience, and other relevant competences
  • Your High School diploma in order to see which year you finished High School

Available study places

Odense Intake 
Summer: 33 places.

If we receive applications from more qualified applicants than we can admit to this programme, we will select the best-qualified applicants based on an assessment of the following criteria:

  • Grades from the applicants AP degree
  • English skills
  • Relevant work experience
  • Content of motivational letter

Tuition fees

NON-EU citizens must pay tuition fees.

Information concerning admissions

Please contact UCL's Admissions Hotline if your enquiry is related to:

  • Admission requirements
  • Application procedure
  • Admission

On July 28, you will be informed via UCL's Admissions Portal whether or not you have been admitted to the course of studies for which you have applied. 

Phone: +45 6318 3333
Mail:optagelse@ucl.dk

Susanne Skov Nielsen Study Counsellor - Available: Wednesday at 9-11, Thursday at 11-13 and Fridays (23/8, 20/9, 25/10, 29/11, 20/12) at 10-12
Information concerning admissions

+45 6318 3333

Optagelse@ucl.dk

Please contact UCL's admissions Hotline if your enquiry is related to:

  • Admission requirements
  • Application procedure
  • Admission

On July 28, you will be informed via UCL's Admissions Portal whether or not you have been admitted to the course of studies for which you have applied.