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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) 4017 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Are you dreaming about an international career in the hospitality industry?


International Hospitality Management is a top-up programme for graduates of the Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management and the Marketing Management programmes. The programme will provide you the competencies to work with daily operations, development, administration and management in an international work environment in the hospitality industry. A specialisation period will allow you to study either tourism, hotels and restaurants or the experience economy in depth.
You will learn about management, strategy, economics, cultural awareness and customer relations. You will be provided with the tools to develop new markets and concepts, achieve an understanding of a company's strategic challenges as well as the ability to handle the practical implementation and operation of a company strategy.
For Danish students, the first semester will be taught in Danish, before the programme continues to be taught fully in English from the second semester. For international students, all semesters are naturally fully taught in English. This means that Danish and international students study together as of the second semester, which provides
valuable intercultural competencies as well as an international network.


As a graduate of International Hospitality Management you may find employment as resort manager, marketing coordinator, destination manager or sales manager.

The possible workplace for you can be:
  • Hotels
  • Travel agencies
  • Tour operators
  • Restaurants
  • Tourist information centres
  • Tourist attractions
  • Sports clubs
  • Event businesses
  • Conference centres
  • Local, regional, national and international tourist organisations
  • Airlines
  • Cruise lines
  • Handling agents
  • National parks
  • Festivals
  • Public and private trade associations
  • Museums
  • Cultural institutions etc.


Semester 1: Lectures, project work, tutoring, case studies.
Core subjects:
  • Economics
  • 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 management and leadership
  • Philosophy of science and scientific methods
Semester 2: Lectures, project work, tutoring, case studies.
Core subjects:
  • Destination development, cultural awareness & customer relations
  • The concepts of culture and the hospitality industry
  • Guest/customer behaviour
  • Negotiation techniques
  • Organisational culture
  • Business strategy
Semester 3: Internship in Denmark or abroad and a final PBA degree project.

Read more about the admission requirements and how to apply on


Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01

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