Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in International Hospitality Management
The three year Bachelor degree with Honours is the highest level of undergraduate qualification any student can obtain. An Honours degree enables you to pre-qualify for entry into a range of postgraduate Masters degrees too.
Graduates from this programme are expected to rapidly climb through the management structure of a hotel or other hospitality related companies to be the leading senior professionals of the future.
- First Honours degree in the region that can be completed in just three years
- Internationally recognised qualification
- Graduate to managerial positions in the hospitality industry
- Progress to Masters degree in any Business discipline
- Learn up to six languages
- Possibility of one semester at either EHL or Cornell University
Being an integral part of Jumeirah, the luxury hotel group behind world renowned properties such as the Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah and many other properties around the world, certainly offers you an unrivalled opportunity for your internship. In addition, The Academy’s strong connections with the hospitality industry also opens up further opportunities within other reputable five-star hotel chains in Dubai and internationally.
The internship period for students lasts for about 6 months at the beginning of Year 2 of the degree programme and can be done in any five-star hotel or any reputable hospitality establishment anywhere in the world. The Academy will help you get a job and facilitate the internship on your behalf and although you may indicate a hotel preference, placement is not guaranteed as it depends on the individual hotels. The Academy has had interns in Dubai, the Gulf region, many countries in Europe, the UK and Ireland, the Caribbean, the Maldives and Asia to name just a few places.
The Hospitality and Tourism industry has always been a strong supporter of The Academy. The following are our preferred industry partners who have provided our students with internship opportunities. Many of these companies have subsequently hired our graduates too:
- Jumeirah Group
- Emirates Airlines
- InterContinental Hotels Group
- Hyatt International
- Starwood Hotels
- Hilton Worldwide
- Mariott International
- Ritz Carlton
- Fairmont Raffles
- Accor Group
- Armani Hotels
- The Parker Company
Associate of Science in International Hospitality Operations
The Associate of Science degree is a one and a half year programme consisting of the first five trimesters of the Bachelor degree. This programme provides you with a foundation of essential skills required for a supervisory position in the hospitality industry. You will receive a thorough introduction to food production, restaurant operations, front office and rooms division operations as well as basic and introductory business and management subjects.
Graduates can utilise this programme as a fast track into a career in the hospitality industry or may opt to continue their studies to the full degree programme at The Academy. The internship may be deferred until you leave the Academy and by using the The Academy’s partners you can initially get an internship that springboards you into a real job at the end.
The entry requirements and application process for the Associate of Science degree is the same as the Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.) programme.
- UAE Grade 12 high school diploma or equivalent [Minimum 5 GCSEs (O-Levels) and 3 'A'-levels with an average grade of 75% or above. Click on this link for detailed information on other education and grading systems.
- A paper-based TOEFL score of 550 or IELTS overall band of 6.0.See details here.
- Successful entrance interview
Note: The TOEFL / IELTS test is a UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research requirement and is mandatory for ALL students even if English is their first language. You may sit for a TOEFL test at The Academy.