BA/BSc (Hons) Business and Hospitality Management

The BA/BSc (Hons) Business and Hospitality Management degree has been designed to prepare graduates for the hospitality sector combining paid industry-related work experience with study of management concepts. This synthesis allows students to not only develop and their knowledge and expertise within the industry but also put this into practice.

What you need to know about Business and Hospitality Management

The course will give you an excellent basis for a management career in the hospitality industry. You will study core aspects of business as well as distinct specialist modules in Hospitality.

The hospitality industry continues to grow at a rapid rate which means there continues to be huge demand for graduates who can demonstrate an in-depth understanding of business theory as it applies to the sector alongside first-hand, relevant experience. Hospitality is experiencing significant global growth, driving continual demand for specialist graduates who both understand the theories of business and have practical experience of this fast-paced workplace. The course provides you with a comprehensive understanding of hospitality and business management principles, combined with hands-on industry experience to fine-tune your skills. This BA/BSc (Hons) Business and Hospitality Management degree will give you the 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 BA/BSc (Hons) Business and Hospitality Management course will give you the knowledge and skills necessary for a range of management careers within the international hospitality industry. The course develops a critical awareness and understanding of the social, cultural, environmental and economic factors that affect the hospitality industry. The results are efficient, creative and entrepreneurial managers who have a commitment to service excellence and the potential to establish careers in businesses such as hotels, restaurants, conference and event venues, resorts, the club industry and the cruise ship industry.

The Hospitality Management major will endow you with strong, real-life problem-solving capabilities, the ability to anticipate change and a commitment to lifelong personal development. The course is designed around what the hospitality industry wants, ensuring that you are in the best possible position to go directly into challenging and rewarding positions within multinational organisations both nationally as well as globally.

Course Length:  3 years / 4 years including Foundation year;
Start dates:  January / May / September;

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.

The graduates are highly employable, applying their skills in careers such as events, hotel and conference management, sales and business development and forestry and fishing management.

 

You can further your career in professions such as:

 

  • Hotel/Motel Manager
  • Tourism/Travel Agent
  • Casino Manager
  • Event Planner
  • Facilities Manager
  • Accommodation manager
  • Catering manager
  • Event organiser
  • Fast food restaurant manager
  • Hotel manager
  • Public house manager
  • Restaurant manager
  • Customer service manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Corporate Recruiter
  • Training Coordinator
  • Front Desk Manager
  • Director of Lodging Development
  • Meeting and Events Manager
  • General Manager
  • Guest Services Director
  • Vice President of Marketing
  • Retail manager
  • Tour manager
  • Lodging Manager
  • Club Manager
  • Resort Manager
  • Resort Director
  • Director of Operations
  • Asset Manager
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Revenue Manage

And more;

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) and/or relevant work experience;
  • Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed provided they could demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience.
  • If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree.
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Year 1

  • Hospitality Environment
  • Business Skills
  • Service Sector Management
  • Business Finance
  • Food, Beverage and Hospitality Studies
  • Hospitality and Tourism Business Principles
  • People and Organisations
  • Rooms Division Systems

 

Year 2

  • Driving Improvements in the Workplace
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Events Planning
  • Principles and Practice of Marketing
  • Human Resources for Hospitality Managers
  • Management of Food and Beverage Operations
  • Marketing Communications for Hospitality
  • Operational Finance for Hospitality and Tourism

 

Year 3

  • Business Strategy
  • Contemporary Issues in Practice
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Major Project
  • Hospitality Operations Management
  • Strategic Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Research Principles
  • Rooms Revenue Management

* The units can vary, depending on the chosen pathway or optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure

Assessment

You will be taught through a series of seminars, lectures, workshops, live business case studies and field trips. In addition cutting edge E-learning in the form of the flipped classroom means that lectures are enhanced by directed private study. Students are provided with a selection of material such as notes and screen casts produced by the module tutors, and videos, journal articles and book chapters from third parties. Assessment will include exams, oral presentations, individual or group essays or reports, case studies, in-class tests, peer assessment, individual reflective learning portfolios, time constrained assignments, group projects and management and marketing projects or dissertations for final year students.

Progression

After completing your undergraduate degree, if you decide to enhance your career prospects even further you can apply for a postgraduate Master program. For more information regarding progression please contact Atlantic London

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England       

This programme has been designated by the UK government for Student Finance, which means that UK/EU students may apply for Student Loans. If you are a UK or EU undergraduate student, you can apply for funding from the government. You do not have to pay your tuition fees up front if this is your first degree – you can get a tuition fee loan to cover your full course fees. You may be eligible for maintenance loan and some extra support as well, depends on your circumstances. You only start to pay back your student loan after you finish studying and are earning over £25,000 a year.

HND Hospitality Management

The HND Hospitality Management will give you the knowledge and hands-on skills to succeed in a managerial position in the growing hospitality industry. The course aims to give well-rounded, interdisciplinary knowledge in theoretical and practical levels of administrating in the Hospitality sector. HND Hospitality provides opportunities for learners to focus on the development of higher-level skills in a hospitality management context, including investigatory and research skills focusing on management issues within the context of hospitality, leisure or tourism.

What Hospitality Management is about

The focus of this qualification is on extensively developing the knowledge, understanding and skills of the learner in the field of hospitality management in a range of sectors, including those suggested above. Learners will benefit from developing these skills, techniques and attributes which are essential for successful performance in contributing to working life within the hospitality industry. This qualification aims to develop the higher level skills in a hospitality management context, including investigatory research and research skills focusing on management issues within the context of hospitality, leisure or tourism. This is an ideal route for providing flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for future studies and career development in hospitality management.

You will develop skills in marketing, finance, human resource management, operations and logistics, as well as the knowledge you need to become an effective manager.

The HND Hospitality Management is a vocational course. This means that not only do you learn the theoretical aspects but it also provides you with ability to relate this to the real world of work. Evaluating the application of these theories and concepts puts you at an advantage of being a strategic thinker and proactive manager in turbulent economic times.

This course provides a specialist work – related programme of study that covers key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the hospitality industry and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialised units. You will develop the leadership, operational and administration skills you need for a truly successful career in hospitality. The course aims to prepare students with the necessary business skills with which to operate in the hospitality Industry as it is considered to be one of biggest and strongest industries all over the world.

Course Length:  3 years / 4 years including Foundation year;
Start dates:  January / May / September;

Students will also be equipped with hospitality and management knowledge and skills for employment in their home country. A degree will provide a sound foundation for a variety of careers in the hospitality sector. On completion of this programme you will be well placed to develop a career in a variety of roles within the Hospitality sector including: Hotel Receptionist, Hotel Manager, Accommodation Manager, Restaurant Manager and Events Organiser/Manager.

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) or relevant work experience;
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language;
  • An interview with the college is compulsory prior student registration.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Year 1

  • The Contemporary Hospitality Industry
  • Finance for the Hospitality Industry
  • Customer Service
  • Rooms Division Operations Management
  • Food & Beverage Operations Management
  • The Travel & Tourism Sector
  • Marketing for the Hospitality Industry
  • Tour Operations Management

Year 2

  • The Developing Manager
  • Employability Skills
  • Human Resource Management for the Service Industry
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Sustainable Tourism Development
  • Sales Development and Merchandising
  • Small Business Enterprise
  • Research Project

* The units can vary, depending on the optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.

Assessment

Assessment is based on assignments, typically one assignment per unit. These assignments will vary and include a mix of formal reports, presentations and practical tasks, but there will be no formal exams.  You won’t have to write any exams during your HND; instead you will focus on gaining practical, applicable skills through real-world case studies and group and individual assignments.  Learners are assessed using a variety of methods, including group work, tutorials, lectures, seminars presentations, role play and case study analyses, written assignments. All units will be individually graded as ‘passes, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’. To achieve a full qualification you must pass all 8 units to achieve the higher certificate and all 16 units to achieve the higher diploma.

Progression

Students may wish to continue their educational progression to achieve a BA (Honours) top-up degree, through a year at university in a related field of Hospitality and Tourism industry.

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England 

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

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