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International Hospitality Business Management BA (Hons) / FdA

University College Birmingham
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Birmingham
English
Virtual open day
11/27/2021

Program description

Hospitality Business Management

Awarded by: University of Birmingham

Overview

This course will provide you with a wide range of opportunities to work at management level in world-class hotels, country clubs, theme parks, leisure centres, exhibition venues and catering services. If you’re good with people, business-minded and hard-working, a career in hospitality business management is for you.

This strongly vocational course will give you the knowledge and skills necessary for a range of management careers within the international hospitality industry. Throughout the course we will encourage you to add to your skills by specialising in subjects such as Management of Food and Beverage Operations, Rooms Revenue Management or Events Planning. Specialist technical modules will enable you to take advantage of UCB’s unparalleled hospitality restaurant facilities and supported work placement network.

Why should I choose this course?

  • You will be exposed to the wide scope of the hospitality sector and learn how to apply key business skills such as managing people, marketing and finance within an industry context.
  • You will have the opportunity to go on a 12-month placement in order to develop your management skills and apply financial, marketing and human resource management theory to the hospitality environment.
  • You will be encouraged to develop an industry specialism such as Gastronomy, Convention Management or Managing Pub Operations.
  • The course has an international focus, which means you will be able to apply what you learn to overseas organisations.
  • You will choose an area of the industry that interests you as the focus of your research project, which will increase your independent learning skills and your future employability.
  • Give yourself the employment edge and learn a language as an optional module.

Kick-Start Scheme

All new students studying a full-time, undergraduate or PGCE course, paying fees at the maximum rate (£9,250), and with a student status of Home, EU or Channel Isles are eligible to receive £300 per year via the Kick-Start Scheme. To find out more about how these funds can support your studies and your future career, and to find out if you are eligible for an additional £500 per year, visit Kick-Start FAQs. 

Open days

Our open days are designed to give you as much information as possible about UCB and the areas you are interested in studying. Come along and we may make you an offer on the day.

Duration for this course is 4 years full-time (Including 1 year industry placement)

Admission requirements

Entry requirements for BA/BSc programmes

International entry requirements

Entry requirements for undergraduate degree courses offered by University College Birmingham are detailed for individual countries on the University website.

English language requirement for international applicants

To apply for any undergraduate degree, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.

In addition to IELTS, for international applicants, University College Birmingham accepts a number of country-specific English language qualifications as evidence of English language ability. These are shown under the ‘Country Specific Information’ tab of the University website.

We also offer UCB English Proficiency Test that is complimentary to all our conditional offer holders. You will need to achieve an overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component.

Applying with a UCAS tariff-based qualification

For BA/BSc offers, a student must achieve a minimum of 96-104 UCAS Tariff points from at least two A-levels or equivalent, with the exception of:

  • Nursing (Adult) BSc (Hons), Primary Education Studies BA (Hons) and Finance and Accounting BSc (Hons) - students must achieve a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points
  • Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) – students must achieve a minimum of 128 UCAS Tariff points

Applying with a work-based background

To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your current line manager supporting your entry to higher education.

Applying with a non-UCAS tariff-based qualification

University College Birmingham also accepts a variety of Level 3 qualifications that may not currently be included on the UCAS Tariff.

These can include a wide range of vocational Level 3 and International qualifications.

Entry requirements for FdA/FdSc programmes (Not available for international applicants)

Applying with a UCAS tariff-based qualification

For foundation degree offers, students must achieve a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points from at least one A-level or equivalent.

Please note, some courses have additional specific entry requirements, for example, Professional Cookery, Specialist Hair and Media Make-up and Aesthetic Practitioner. Please refer to the relevant course page on the University website.

These minimum academic entry requirements are only a guide and each application is treated on an individual basis.

Applying with a work-based background

For foundation degree offers, we also give equal consideration to applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to the University. To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your current line manager supporting your entry to higher education.

Applying with a non-UCAS tariff-based qualification

University College Birmingham also accepts a variety of Level 3 qualifications that may not currently be included on the UCAS Tariff.
These can include a wide range of vocational Level 3 and International qualifications.

How to apply?

UCB direct applications

UCB Direct allows prospective students who are only interested in studying at University College Birmingham to apply direct (free of charge) without having to complete lengthy and sometimes complex application forms.

UCAS applications

UK applicants wishing to apply for more than one course must apply through the UCAS website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • Food, Beverage and Hospitality Studies
  • Hospitality and Tourism Business Principles
  • People and Organisations
  • Rooms Division Systems
  • Employability Enhancement
  • The Hospitality and Tourism Customer Experience

Year 2/3

Year 2 is the work placement year for Foundation Degree students. BA (Hons) Degree students start their year in industry in the second semester of year 2 and finish it at the end of the first semester of year 3.

  • Work Placement

Year 3

  • Human Resources for Hospitality Managers
  • Management of Food and Beverage Operations
  • Marketing Communications for Hospitality
  • Operational Finance for Hospitality and Tourism
  • Research Principles
  • Rooms Revenue Management

Plus one option from:

  • Gastronomy
  • Convention Management
  • Events Planning
  • Managing Pub Operations
  • Modern Languages (Upper Intermediate)
  • Creative Design for Service Organisations
  • Gambling in the 21st Century
  • Training and Development Skills for Managers

Year 4

  • Hospitality Operations Management
  • Strategic Hospitality Management

Plus two options from:

  • Financial Strategy
  • Small Restaurant Management
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
  • International Marketing
  • Cross-cultural and Global Management in Hospitality
  • Innovation and Creativity Management in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing
  • Hospitality Retail
  • Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Skills

Research option

In the final year students will have the option of choosing one of the following research modules:

  • Research Project
  • Enterprise and Innovation Showcase

Please note

The modules listed on the website for this course are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by industry as well as the latest teaching methods. Unless otherwise stated, the modules listed above for this course are for students starting in the academic year 2020/21. On occasion, we may need to make unexpected changes to modules and if this occurs, we will contact all offer holders as soon as possible.

Qualification

BA (Hons) Hospitality Business Management

Continuing studies

Employability

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to move into a wide variety of areas within the hospitality industry, specialising in areas such as human resources, marketing, public relations, financial management and operations management. 

Graduating with this degree will enable you to pursue a career in:

  • Hotel management
  • Conference and exhibition management
  • Food services management
  • Resort and property management
  • Travel services

hired@UCB

hired@UCB is our student and alumni support service designed to provide a single reference point for information, advice and guidance regarding opportunities to develop and demonstrate employability and enterprise skills.

Based on the 7th floor of our Summer Row campus, the hired@UCB team comprises specialist and qualified staff with knowledge and experience of:

  • Careers advice and guidance
  • Placements, work experience and volunteering
  • Employer engagement
  • Part-time and seasonal work
  • Internships and apprenticeships
  • Graduate schemes and alumni support
  • Unitemps – UCB's recruitment agency 

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Your choice of college or university will play an important part in shaping your career and fulfilling your ambitions.

It’s crucial you pick a place that feels right for you – and where you will be happy. It needs to be a university that will help you achieve your goals; a place you can trust.

So why choose University College Birmingham? Where shall we begin…?

The first thing you need to know is that UCB is a compact, specialist institution in the heart of England’s biggest regional city. Birmingham has the buzz of a major city without the inflated London price tag.

The University is big on vocational courses – the majority of which are accredited by the University of Birmingham – and big on linking academic theory to modern workplace skills. It’s also big on you. Our size and teaching philosophy means the focus is on each individual student. At University College Birmingham, you will never be a face in the crowd.

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Based on 3 reviews.

Robert
I chose UCB as I was already studying here for my previous course. For me, it seemed simple as I already knew the lecturers and loved the diverse group of students that are a part of my course. There are many modules I have found interesting, my favourites being the marketing modules because I am interested in the mindset behind every adverti...
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Duane
For me, there was no best part of coming to UCB – it was a combination of many factors. Personal growth was one of these factors, as the University is so diverse because of the amount of international students. I was able to learn about these cultures and open my mind to new understandings. The lecturers are brilliant, and they keep the lectures...
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Richard
UCB is a recognised and well-established university known for their hospitality courses as well as bring accredited by the University of Birmingham, and that’s why I chose to study here. My lecturers were great and gave me invaluable guidance and support during my time at university. I also enjoyed spending time in their new campus, McIntyre...
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University College Birmingham

UCB; Summer Row
B3 1JB Birmingham
United Kingdom

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www.ucb.ac.uk


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