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International Hospitality Business Management

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English language or literature at grade C or 4 Maths at grade D or 3

UCAS Tariff

96

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example: CCC at A Level MMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

International hospitality management

**Course summary**
- Study a robust programme of business and hospitality-specific modules.

- Gain a qualification that combines research, theory, general business acumen and real-world work experience.

- Study a course that scored 95% for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2017.

- Have the opportunity to work abroad — with the possibility of Erasmus funding being available for European placements.

This course has a reputation for producing high-calibre, well-rounded graduates. You can tailor the course to suit your career aspirations, with options to specialise in hospitality, culinary arts, conferences or events, and opportunities to learn a language or study abroad.

**How you learn**

You are taught by lecturers with a rich industry background – from serving the Queen to opening new hotels and owning catering businesses – who infuse teaching with research, industry expertise and passion for hospitality. You will be provided with a challenging and supportive learning environment where you will experience 'hands-on' practical learning combined with a traditional classroom environment.

You learn through

- lectures

- seminars

- problem-solving exercises

- presentations

- workshops and practical sessions in our state-of-the art facilities

- field trips

- site visits

- work with external organisations

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).

**Applied learning**
**Work placements**

Your future employability is at the heart of everything we do and the course includes an optional placement year. Through our relationships with local, national and international employers we can help you to secure a great placement year and support you while you are there. Recent placements have taken place at • Fischers Restaurant, Baslow • Derby Conference Centre, Derby • Westin Resort, South Carolina • Hilton Worldwide, Shanghai.

Alternatively you can pursue an accelerated degree by participating in our Learning in the Workplace programme, where you combine your studies with a semester spent working abroad. These opportunities will help you to build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers.

**Live projects**

Broaden your experience in the workplace while developing your CV and gaining credits towards your degree. You can spend a semester in industry and complete your studies in three years, rather than four by continuing to study alongside your work placement.

Opportunities for learning are not just limited to the classroom. Your final year requires you to consult directly with a hospitality business to resolve a real-life business issue. Depending on the specialist route you have chosen you may: plan and deliver a hospitality event, engage in culinary product development or design and analyse a hospitality marketing campaign.

**Networking opportunities**

Industry interaction comes formally through visiting speakers and informally through our association with the Institute of Hospitality, our strong alumni network and the activities of our hospitality society. We're proud to be one of the founding partners of the Classroom to Boardroom event, which introduces you to a variety of stakeholders through the medium of round table discussions and networking activities.

**Competitions**

You're encouraged to participate in competitions which celebrate success within the industry. Previous students have been winners or finalists of The Young Guns competition, an industry award that recognises those who have excelled during their placement year. Students have also participated in Passion 4 Hospitality, Young Hoteliers Summit and Zest Quest Asia and many others.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Academic And Professional Skills 20
Business Analysis For The Service Sector 20
Hospitality Principles And Practices 20
Hospitality Process And Decision Making 20
Marketing Communications 20
Elective modules
Foreign Language 20
Global Food, Drink And Society 20

Year 2
Compulsory modules
Academic Research Skills 20
Managing Food And Beverage Operations 20
People And Organisations In Context 20
Revenue Management 20
Elective modules
Current Trends In International Culinary Arts And The Service Experience 20
Enterprise And Small Business In Tourism, Hospitality And Events 20
Foreign Language 20
Hotel Outlet Management 20
Managing Hospitality Resources 20

Year 3
Optional modules
Placement Year -
Final year
Compulsory modules
Critical Approaches In Hospitality Marketing, Experiences And Analytics 20
Hospitality Management Consultancy 40
Research Project 20
Strategic Management In International Hospitality And Tourism 20
Elective modules
Food Supply Chain Management 20
Foreign Language 20
Hotel Operational Analysis 20
Strategic Event Design 20

Assessment methods

Coursework
Exam
Practicals

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
med
International hospitality management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

88%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

53%
UK students
47%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,760
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
39%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
5%
Customer service occupations
4%
Public services and other associate professionals

This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella - but all did about as well as graduates on average or a little better. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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