Bachelor in Hospitality Management

General

Program Description

Shape the future of the hospitality industry

The focus of “hospitality” is always on the guest and the associated services. In addition to the classic hotel sector, this includes the hospitality industry as well as adjacent industries, such as amusement parks, casinos or airlines, and service providers such as hospitality consulting or IT service providers. That means Hospitality Management covers a very wide field with countless, often cross-industry opportunities.

We prepare you for this challenging environment in the Hospitality Management degree program with extensive knowledge – both from the hospitality industry as well as from the general manager. After graduation, you will be in demand worldwide, for example in the hotel industry, in holiday resorts and clubs, but also at congress and trade fair organizers, management consultancies and specialized hotel service providers. Our program has a practical orientation, for example through case studies, projects and field trips to renowned companies. Most of our professors and lecturers have gained many years of specialist and management experience on an international level and they want to pass this on.

Facts & Figures

Degree: Study model: Duration: Intakes:
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) on Campus 6 semesters March/April 2020 or 2021
September/October 2020 or 2021
Internship Study abroad Tuition Admission
1 semester in Germany or abroad 1 semester (voluntary, performance-related) from 5,500 EUR per semester High school diploma, technical school certificate or comparable degree;
successfully completed Assessment Day; Proof of English skills

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What you will learn from us

During your studies, you will get to know the management of the hospitality industry from the ground up.

  • You gain detailed knowledge of specific management topics – restaurant management, food & beverage management, room management, law, and human resources.
  • You gain in-depth economic knowledge, including micro and macroeconomics, statistics and accounting.
  • Your work on additional qualifications such as advanced foreign language skills and modern communication techniques.

Course of study at a glance

1st Semester

  • Statistics
  • Principles of Service Operations & Organization
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Human Resource Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Research and Academic Writing
  • Foreign Language A (Arabic/French/Italian/Spanish/Chinese/German/Russian)
  • Practical Training Programme I

2nd Semester

  • Mathematics
  • Computer Analysis
  • Management and Cost Accounting
  • Practical Training Programme II
  • Rooms Division Management
  • Foreign Language B (Arabic/French/Italian/Spanish/Chinese/German/Russian)

3rd Semester

  • Business Communication
  • Kitchen Management
  • Restaurant Management
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Financial Management
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Foreign Language C (Arabic/French/Italian/Spanish/Chinese/German/Russian)

4th Semester

During your internship, you can use your academic knowledge outside of your studies. You will also get to know the industry better – which provides the perfect foundation for choosing your career. The internship is firmly integrated into your studies so, of course, you do not lose any time.

5th Semester

  • Integrated Hospitality Management
  • Sustainable Tourism, Hospitality & Events
  • Sales & Distribution
  • Destination Management
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management

6th Semester

  • Operations Analysis
  • Legal Aspects of Hospitality
  • Hotel Development and Facilities Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Bachelor Thesis & Colloquium

Specialize

In the Hospitality Management Bachelor program, you can opt for one of 6 majors to develop your specialization.

  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Destination Management
  • Sales & Distribution
  • Sustainable Tourism, Hospitality & Events
  • Integrated Hospitality Management

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Internship

During your internship, you can use your academic knowledge outside of your studies. You will also get to know the industry better – which provides the perfect foundation for choosing your career. The internship is firmly integrated into your studies so, of course, you do not lose any time.

  • You can take your internship in Germany or abroad.
  • The internship usually lasts five to six months.
  • Make your first contacts in the industry.
  • Enrich your CV with an important position.
  • Use the opportunity to be hired by the company after graduation.

Study Abroad

You would like to spend part of your studies abroad? Our International Office is the central contact point for all topics relating to our partner university network. We support you in the search for a suitable partner university and in preparations for your stay abroad.

The staff of the International Office can inform you about the admission requirements of the partner universities and provide valuable orientation for a successful semester abroad.

  • The semester abroad at one of our partner universities is an optional part of the degree program and depends, among other things, on your academic achievements.
  • Develop your foreign language skills.
  • Gain hands-on experience abroad – academically, personally and interculturally.

Career Possibilities

Revenue Manager

As a revenue manager, your job is to optimize your hotel’s revenue. To do this, you develop pricing strategies, create analyses and statistics, maintain the reservation systems and set budgets. Your goal: To sell the right room for the right price to the right customer via the right channel. Often you work closely with the front office and the sales department.

General Manager of a Cruise Ship

As a general manager of a cruise ship, you are responsible for all guest areas on your ship. You coordinate sales activities, ensure quality standards, perform management tasks vis-à-vis the crew and control all operational processes from the various areas of the ship.

Consultant in the Hospitality Industry

Industry hoteliers and restaurateurs often need advice, be it in marketing, financing, sales and company successions. In these cases, you will be employed as a business consultant specializing in the hospitality industry. You advise your customers in a personal and tailor-made way – from the business plan to the renovation and thus help them to optimize their operations.

Last updated Feb 2020

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