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Hospitality Management

Bachelor

Join the exciting world of hospitality management, and work in a global-reaching, constantly shifting industry. Sign up for a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management now.

Online Studies

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

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Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.

Overview

Start your online Bachelor in Hospitality Management

Working in hospitality can be demanding: it’s often not a typical 9-5 desk job, but a seven days a week, 365 days a year effort, with peaks and flows between seasons and times of year. But that’s a big part of what makes a career in hospitality management so interesting – there are constant challenges and new opportunities to improve, and no two days are the same.

In this online Bachelor’s degree programme in Hospitality Management, you’ll learn about business fundamentals and how they apply specifically to the hospitality sector. Learn how to plan a budget, organise and optimise workflows and develop your skills as a specialist. Upon graduation, you can use your skills successfully in many different elements of the hospitality and guest service world, from hotels and restaurants to casinos, cruise lines or event agencies.

Your online degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
180 ECTS
Language: English
Study duration & extension
36 - 72 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time
Tuition fees
Starting from € 199 (US$ 209)* per month

*based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)
Accreditation
180 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1139922c
Past education recognised
Save time and earn your degree faster by having your previous achievements/experience recognised
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Versatile & Innovative

Your digital learning journey with personal support!

Top-Level Education

First-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96 %

Study contents

Online course overview

The online Bachelor's programme in Hospitality Management at IU International University of Applied Sciences is your first step towards a successful international career in this exciting industry. You’ll get an overview of the different steps in the planning, development and management of hotel operations. In addition, you will gain in-depth knowledge of different commercial aspects, such as accounting, annual financial statements’ production and personnel management.

Once you’ve completed the foundational phase of your studies, you’ll get the chance to choose the modules you want to study, from a wide variety of electives. This is where you’ll develop specialist knowledge, based on the career you plan on developing. The many different options offered in this programme’s electives will help you find the aspects of the field that you find most compelling, and learn more about them.

Semester 1
ModuleECTS

Business 101

5

Introduction to Academic Work

5

Principles of Hospitality Management

5

Food and Beverage Management

5

Collaborative Work

5

Digital Skills

5

Semester 2
ModuleECTS

International Marketing

5

Business Mathematics

5

Managerial Economics

5

Destination Management

5

Accounting and Balancing

5

International Business Law

5

Semester 3
ModuleECTS

Management Accounting

5

Statistics - Probability and Descriptive Statistics

5

Strategic Hospitality Management

5

Business Simulation: Tourism, Hospitality and Event

5

Corporate Finance and Investment

5

Foreign Language Italian/Spanish/French/German

5

Semester 4
ModuleECTS

Intercultural and Ethical Decision-Making

5

Rooms Division Management

5

Sustainability Management in Tourism, Hospitality and Event

5

Planning and Development of Hospitality Businesses

5

Distribution in Hospitality and Tourism

5

International Contract Management

5

Semester 5
ModuleECTS

Principles of Management

5

Hospitality Revenue Management

5

Crisis Management in Tourism, Hospitality and Event

5

Seminar: Current Issues in Tourism, Hospitality and Event

5

Elective A

10

Semester 6
ModuleECTS

Elective B

10

Elective C

10

Bachelor Thesis

10

Electives overview

Elective A

In your 5th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS

Gastronomy and Catering

10

Tourism Management

10

Event Management

10

Elective B

In your 6th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS

Applied Sales

10

Online and Social Media Marketing

10

Managing People and Fundamentals of Business Psychology

10

Intercultural Psychology and CRM

10

International Brand Management and Corporate Communication

10

International Accounting, Planning and Control

10

Organizational Development and Change Management I

10

International HR and Leadership

10

Business Ethics and Sustainability

10

Market Research and Product Management

10

Intrapreneurship

10

Elective C

In your 6th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS

Gastronomy and Catering

10

Tourism Management

10

Event Management

10

Applied Sales

10

Online and Social Media Marketing

10

Managing People and Fundamentals of Business Psychology

10

Intercultural Psychology and CRM

10

International Brand Management and Corporate Communication

10

International Accounting, Planning and Control

10

Organizational Development and Change Management I

10

International HR and Leadership

10

Business Ethics and Sustainability

10

Market Research and Product Management

10

Intrapreneurship

10

Studium Generale

10

Module guide
Course schedules
Admission

Entry requirements

How To Start Your Degree with the Online Degree Saver Programme:

Once you've enrolled and started on your studies, you'll have access to a part of your courses, based on the time model you choose. You will be registered as a student only after 50% of the total ECTS have been successfully completed. Then you will gain access to the rest of your courses, and will be able to finish your degree.

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German, if they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help refer you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here.

General academic requirements
  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels or IB Diploma and your transcript of records.
  • A subject-related higher education entrance qualification.

Depending on your qualifications, you might have to meet additional requirements, such as successfully passing a university entrance examination or one of the following programmes to make sure you are ready to study with us:

  • Bachelor Entrance Examination (included in Online Degree Saver Programme)

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team to find out the exact requirements applicable for your application.

English language skills

At IU, we teach in English to prepare you for the international work market. Therefore, we ask you to provide us with a proof of your English language skills. 

Is English your native language or have you graduated from an English-speaking school or university? Then you do not need to prove your English language skills. 

You can prove your English skills with an English B2 level certificate (no older than 5 years). Don’t have this at hand? No problem! You can quickly get your English certified with Duolingo. 

  • Take the online test in just 45 to 60 minutes 
  • Receive your certified results within 2 days 
  • Save valuable money and time 

Find out if the Duolingo test is suitable for you. Click here to try it for free. In order to be accepted to your study programme, a minimum of 95 points in the Duolingo exam is required. 

Did you take the test and not get the 95 points required? Don’t worry! We’re offering a free English course. By successfully completing the course in 3 months, you'll prove that you have the required level of English proficiency.

We also accept the following English language skills certificates: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points) or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6) or 
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B) or 
  • Equivalent proof, such as a B2.2 Certificate from the free IU English course - further information can be requested from our student advisors.* 

*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years.
*Please note that course isn't accepted as a language certificate for on campus study programmes

Earn a high school diploma and a Bachelor’s degree – at the same time!

Don’t have a high school diploma? Have one but your grade average doesn’t meet our admission requirements? We have a solution for you! 

With the High School Diploma Study Pathway, you can earn a high school diploma and start your online Bachelor’s degree at IU – at the same time.

Visit our High School Diploma Study Pathway page for more details. 

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

Apply now

Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.

Careers

Your Bachelor in Hospitality Management career outlook

For a successful career in hotel management, you need to develop a passion for service. If you have that, you’ll be able to take on a wide variety of challenging but rewarding roles in hospitality management, all according to your preference and interests. Whether you’re more interested in the financial side of business or in the service and front of house aspects, once you’ve graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management, you’ll be able to work as…

Front Office Manager

When working as a front office manager, you’ll be busy with more than just hotel check-ins. As a full-on manager, you’ll need to attend to the professional development of your staff, assure that your hotel occupancy is as full as possible and also address guests’ complaints. You’ll need to work together with your team to offer guests the best possible experience, all while working as the link between the back office and the reception team.

Revenue Manager

Revenue managers focus on optimising the sales processes of hotels and other hospitality ventures. Their work involves developing pricing strategies, analysing sales data and statistics, managing reservation systems and planning and setting budgets for different business units. Revenue managers work closely with the front office and the sales team, with one clear goal in mind – to increase the profitability of each hotel room and reservation, regardless of the season.

Sales and Marketing Manager

As a sales and marketing manager, you’ll be responsible for designing and executing business plans, with a focus on increasing companies’ profitability and cash flow. You’ll need to take into account the budget you’re given, different media channels for marketing campaigns and cross-selling options that offer greater synergies between sales and marketing. You’ll have to focus your efforts on not only acquiring new customers, but also preserving existing ones, all while exploring new markets and expanding your company’s profile and global outreach.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • In my view, the flexibility makes a compelling case for learning online at IU. The wide range of elective modules to choose from also won me over. It means you can specialise in what you really want to do.

    Philipp Kleingrothe

    Graduate, Germany

  • IU offered a great international, yet intimate, atmosphere and a portfolio of study programmes with a global outlook.

    Leonie Andereya

    Graduate

  • I found studying at IU to always be dynamic and exciting. There was the practical side of the learning, which was very important, but I was also never short of opportunities to be academically challenged.

    Janet Blasius

    Graduate

Personal counselling

Have any questions?

Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors. You can also find information about the application process under our Become a Student page.

Tuition fees

Online study model & fees for your Bachelor degree in Hospitality Management

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.

Full-Time

Duration 36 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

US$ 385
US$ 345 /mth* Apply now
* € 329 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

Part-Time I

Duration 48 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

US$ 333
US$ 303 /mth* Apply now
* € 289 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

Part-Time II

Duration 72 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

US$ 229
US$ 209 /mth* Apply now
* € 199 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)
Additional charges

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Free 4-week trial
  • Online tutorials and guidance from tutors
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
Recognition

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Have you completed a course or a learning path through IU LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, and complete your studies at IU sooner.

  • Save time: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!

Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment. Arrange a personal video consultation appointment to discuss recognition

Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

Apply now

Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.