Highly skilled hospitality managers are in demand across the world right now. The International Hospitality Management (Hons) BA offered by University of Derby will help you seize all the opportunities on offer in this exciting and fast-moving industry.
Hospitality is now one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the global economy. Few other industries can offer you such a fast ascent up the career ladder from an early age: many hospitality professionals have reached their first managerial role before the age of 30.
With its powerful mix of real-world learning, industry insights, theoretical understanding, academic rigour and a truly international curriculum, the BA (Hons) course gives you a competitive edge.
As the role of the hospitality manager becomes ever more complex and demanding, we cover all the crucial topics to help you hit the ground running in your career. You will gain skills in leadership, finance, IT and human resources to go with your in-depth knowledge of hospitality operations.
The course captures the major trends which are transforming the industry today – from a greater emphasis on sustainability to technological advances, from changing customer expectations to new concepts of luxury.
As a BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management graduate, you will stand out as a versatile, confident and forward-looking professional. Throughout the course, you will be introduced to the many different strands of this hugely varied industry, helping you to explore career opportunities you might never have considered before.
The unique real-world learning we deliver means that you will be highly employable, ready to drive the future of the industry. You could progress to roles such as food and beverage or event supervisor, front office or housekeeping supervisor, assistant restaurant manager, graduate trainee hotel manager, sales executive, licensed retail manager or contract catering specialist.
Major hospitality employers regularly look to our students when recruiting to prestigious graduate training programmes. Often our students have secured jobs before they even graduate from the course.
Graduates of this course are now succeeding in management roles in settings such as international hotel chains, five-star luxury resorts, consultancy firms and the retail industry. Some have drawn on the entrepreneurial skills they gained during their studies to launch their own hospitality enterprises, including a gastropub and craft brewery, an off-site catering venture and a celebration cake making business.
You need the following IELTS score:
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The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.