International Hospitality Management

Top Up Bachelor's Programme

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

Full Degree Programme

Expand your leader 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 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 will enable you to work as e.g. a manager, administrator or project manager, or to perform other functions in the multi-faceted hospitality industry.

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

The study programme includes a three month internship, where you will have the opportunity to transfer theory and methodology into reality. The internship will give you an insight into complex issues that managers/consultants face in their daily work.

 

Programme structure

The programme is compriced 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 work placement 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

  • Work placement (15 ECTS)
  • Final thesis and final bachelor examination (15 ECTS)

Work placement

The work placement period takes place in the third semester. Work placement is a full-time equivalent of a job performed in a business setting, with a workload of 30 hours per week, excluding writing a work placement report and a work placement learning journal. Scheduling the work placement in the final semester allows the student to acquire professional competence and apply theory and methodology in a real-life business setting and also to assess and reflect on the practical issues that are relevant to the bachelor project and final bachelor examination.

Bachelor project 

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

International possibilities

The international dimension constitutes an integral part of the International Hospitality Management Programme, which clearly reflects a sustained globalisation trend. One of the main objectives for working with internationalisation is to help contribute to the professional development and creative thinking of the students and in general during the tuition. The internationalisation aspect is embedded in all elements of the curriculum but it gains considerable visibility 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 you can get an international profile during your study. Depending on your chosen study programme you can go on short international modules, study a semester or do your internship abroad, and participate in international projects.

International knowledge and experience is very useful for you and our society. You will get important insights into other countries' culture, which will make you very attractive on the Danish and international job market.

Going abroad is an adventure, which will equip you with skills and experiences for life. You will develop your self both professionally and personally, and you will get friends and a network abroad.

Internship

The work placement period takes place in the third semester. Work placement is a full-time equivalent of a job performed in a business setting, with a workload of 30 hours per week, excluding writing a work placement report and a work placement learning journal. Scheduling the work placement in the final semester allows the student to acquire professional competence and apply theory and methodology in a real-life business setting and also to assess and reflect on the practical issues that are relevant to the bachelor project and final bachelor examination.

Practical experience

One of the things that characterises the study programmes at UCL University College is that you will get a very practice-oriented education. You will e.g. work on practical cases in class, and work on projects with real businesses. However the most practice-oriented factor during the study is the internship, which is an integrated part on all studies 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 education when you graduate.

When you need to find your first job as a graduate you will not only have theoretical knowledge, but also important experience on how it is to work in your specific field of interest.

Career and further education

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.

Admission requirements and application

General Diploma requirements:

In order to enter the programme you must have one of these AP degrees:

  • Marketing Management
  • Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management

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

Available study places

Odense Intake 
Summer: 33 study 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.

Contact
Susanne Skov Nielsen
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