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International Hospitality Management

Top-up degree of International Hospitality Management, 90 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting Hotel, tourism, leisure, transport and logistics

Institution University College of Northern Denmark (UCN)
Campus UCN Business
Duration 1,5 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The BA in International Hospitality Management is a business programme that is specifically designed to educate professionalsin economics, management, revenue management,customer understanding, business strategy, cultural awareness and intercultural competences in the field of hospitality.The programme is a full-time 3-semester undergraduate programme equalling 90 ECTS.

The programme focusses on management in tourism, hotel and restaurant industries and enables you to analyse, assess and find solutions to business problems and issues, as well as manage practice-related and complex assignments related to administration, management and development. UCN has a close collaboration with the business community and the programme builds on both theoretical knowledge and practical experience. The programme is designed as a combination of whole-class teaching, case studies, practical assignments and workshops, guest lectures, study trips, and individual or group projects.


During the studies you have the possibility to shape your personal career profile to your future dream job by carefully choosing your internship company, focusing on the areas that interest you when working on projects, and by other activities in which you take part during your student time. You can for example work with management and development tasks in the following fields in Denmark or abroad:

Budgeting and finance
• Business development
• Communication
• Customer service
• Destination development
• Human resources management 
Marketing and sales
• Operational management
• Project management
• Strategic management

The possible workplace for you can be:
• Destination management organizations
• Conference centres
• Hotels etc. (accomodationsector)
• Restaurants (food &beverage sector)
• Travel agencies• Tour operators
• Tourist attractions
• Event companies
• Public sector


Semester 1: Lectures, project work, tutoring,case studies.
Core subjects:
• Optimisation and revenue management
• Financial management through key figures and annual reports
• Department and activity budgeting
• Investments and financing
• Distribution of costs management
• Labour law and work environment
• Human resource manage -ment and leadership
• Theory of science and methodology

Semester 2: Lectures, project work, tutoring,case studies.
Core subjects:
Radical new thinking in hospitality,cultural awareness & customer relations
• The concepts of culture and the hospitality industry
• Guest/customer behaviour
• Negotiation techniques
• Organisational culture

Semester 3: Internship in Denmark or abroad and Final bachelor's project and examination.

Read more about the admission requirements and how to apply on


Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01

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