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BSc (Honours) International Hotel Management

Four years full-time (including one year work placement) or three years full-time

UCAS code • N291

Location • City Campus
Subject area • Tourism, hospitality and events

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At a glance

Gain the skills required to become a leader in the hotel industry with a global perspective and expand your career horizons by learning a language during your course. You can put these skills to the test with a placement at prestigious international hotels such as Hilton Oceanfront Resort, USA and Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland.

Key points
• Gain the skills and knowledge required to become a leader in the hotel industry.
• Improve your employability internationally by learning a language.
• Train in award-winning specialist facilities.
• Complete a placement with organisations such as Hilton Oceanfront, USA and Sea Pines Resort, USA.

What is international hotel management?
A career in international hotel management can be exciting and varied and offers you the chance to work abroad. There are opportunities for rapid progress in this area, and you can focus on specialist roles.

The hotel industry is a vast, fast moving business and covers all types of hotel, including budget and independent operations, international brands and sophisticated luxury resorts, style, boutique, country house and spas.

About this course

Gain the knowledge and skills required to become a leader in the hotel industry with a global perspective. You gain an understanding of the industry and learn how to identify and act on changing patterns of customer demand to run a profitable business in a wide range of different types of hotel. We provide you with the mix of strategic and operational skills you need to succeed in the role, including cultural awareness, HR, revenue management, finance and marketing.

To help build your international employability, we give you the option to learn a language during every year of your degree. You can choose from Spanish, German, French, Portuguese and Chinese, from beginner through to beyond A level. This is the only hospitality course at Sheffield Hallam that offers this.

You study in our first class facilities based at City Campus, where you take part in • lectures • seminars • workshops • practical projects • laboratory sessions. Specialist facilities include our restaurant training area with its industry-standard EPOS management system which won a Savoy Educational Trust grant.

Once you have spent two years studying the skills required for international hotel management, you have a chance to apply what you’ve learn on a placement. This placement helps to increase your employability and improve your starting salary. We help you find a suitable placement at prestigious hotels, such as • Hilton Oceanfront Resort, USA • Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire • St Pancras Renaissance Hotel • Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel • Waldorf Astoria • Marriott County Hall • Accor.

Key areas of study
Key areas include • business and management • hotel management • food and drink management • facilities management • finance • hospitality and tourism marketing • operations management • human resources • management skills.

 

One of our students Andy Swinscoe won the 2010 Young Guns hospitality competition. The industry awards recognise students who have performed well in the workplace as part of their degree course. See his winning video where he explains what he learnt on placement in industry.

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How to apply

You apply for this course through UCAS.

Fees – home and EU students

2014/15 academic year

For 2014 entry, membership of professional bodies and mandatory UK field trips are included in the course fee.

Course fees may be subject to annual inflationary increase.
Get further information on fees and funding here.

Fees – international students

2014/15 academic year

Typically £11,880 a year

2015/16 academic year

Typically £11,900 a year

Course fees apply to courses starting in the academic year given and may be subject to annual inflationary increase.

For further information on fees and funding see www.shu.ac.uk/funding

Assessment

• coursework • examinations • work placement by written report

Work placements

Find out about work placements and how we can support your placement experience.

Optional year-long work placements are normally gained by competitive interview and are not a guaranteed part of a course.

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Professional Recognition

This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality.

This course is accredited by EPAS. This accreditation recognises the academic rigour, employability, internationalisation and research that underpins the course. The continuous improvement that EPAS requires means that you will benefit from international partnerships, and more opportunities to work study and aboard.

Institute of Hospitality
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