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University College Birmingham

Hospitality Business Management Top-up

UCAS Code: Not applicable

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


HND (BTEC)

P

A relevant HND or a foundation degree in the areas of Hospitality, Tourism Management, or Tourism Business Management, with 240 credits.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Variable | 2021

Subject

Hospitality management

**Course snapshot**

The international hospitality industry offers a wide range of career possibilities for skilled managers. On UCB's Hospitality Business Management Top-up course, you'll continue to develop the skills and knowledge you need to flourish at management level in a wide variety of services and venues within this sector. Specialist technical modules will enable you to take advantage of our unparalleled hospitality restaurant facilities, while our course is accredited by the University of Birmingham - one of the world's leading academic institutions - as well as the Institute of Hospitality.

**Who’s the course for?**

Our course is designed for anyone who is interested in working at management level in areas such as 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.

**Why should I study the course?**

- **INDUSTRY APPROVED** – This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, giving you further professional recognition when you graduate

- **SPECIALISE YOUR STUDIES** – Pick from a wide range of optional modules to suit your career aims, including Small Restaurant Management or Innovation and Creativity Management

- **PRACTICAL APPLICATION** – Put your learning into practice by working with real customers in our training restaurants on campus

**Great. Tell me some more**

UCB has two award-winning restaurants - the Atrium and the Brasserie - which provide our students with the opportunity to gain valuable working experience and relevant skills right on campus with a unique behind-the-scenes view of the catering and hospitality industry.

We have also developed close working relationships throughout the hospitality sector, giving you the opportunity to gain industry experience alongside your studies. Our [email protected] employability team will assist you in finding work to support your future career plans.

**What skills will I gain?**

This course will give you a full understanding of strategic management issues encountered in developing organisations, including identifying long-term threats and opportunities, while you will also learn how to evaluate and apply management concepts and techniques to hospitality operations in an international context.

You will be able to develop your knowledge of how to apply key business skills such as managing people, marketing and finance within an industry context.

In completing your research project, you will have a great opportunity to demonstrate your independent learning skills and develop expertise relevant to the industry that will boost your future employability.

**What about the future?**

Completing this course will enable you to move into working in a variety of fields within the hospitality industry, specialising in areas such as human resources, marketing, public relations, financial management and operations management.

You will be able to pursue a career in areas such as:

- Hotel management

- Conference and exhibition management

- Food services management

- Resort and property management

- Travel services

You can also move into postgraduate level study, including courses at UCB such as MSc International Hospitality Management or MA/PGDip Marketing Management for Events, Hospitality and Tourism.

Modules

- Hospitality Operations Management
- Strategic Hospitality Management

**Choose one option from:**

- Research Project
- Enterprise and Innovation Showcase

**Plus two options from:**

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

Assessment methods

- **Teaching - Full-time route**

Teaching is carried out by appropriately qualified and experienced lecturers. In a typical week you will have up to 18 contact hours of teaching made up as follows:

- Large group teaching - 6 hours of lectures in lecture rooms
- Smaller group teaching - 7 hours of teaching in smaller groups discussing topics relevant to the modules. This will also include computer-based activities.
- Tutorials - 2 hours of tutorials (involving personal, group and academic sessions each week)
- Subject advice sessions - 2 hours per week
- Industrial placement tutorial - 1 hour

**Individual Study**

You will need to apportion approximately 20 hours per week of your own study time in preparation for lectures and preparing for and completing assessments. UCB Online provides 24 hour access to learning and support material.

- **Teaching - Part-time route**

You will attend one day per week. The timetable is made up of one module per semester with three semesters in total. The research module is started in semester one and completed in semester three.

- Smaller group teaching - students are timetabled for a 5 hour session per week
- Tutorials - 1 hour is timetabled per week consisting of a mixture of personal, group and academic tutorials

**Individual study**

You will need to apportion approximately 10 hours per week outside of the timetabled hours. Some weeks the amount of time you need for personal study will increase, especially when completing assessments. UCB Online provides 24 hour access to learning and support material.

- **Assessment**

The following assessment criteria applies to both the full and part-time routes and is designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways, with a variety of assessment methods used. There is a strong focus on the vocational nature of this course including live project work and industry based assignments.

An estimated breakdown of the assessment for this course is as follows:

- Coursework - 58%
- Practical Assessment - 34%
- Written Examination - 8%

Please note that the information provided above is indicative only and actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued to students at induction.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University College Birmingham

Department:

College of Food - BA/BSc

TEF rating:
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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.

78%
med
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.

Hospitality management

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

82%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

45%
UK students
55%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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.

Hospitality management

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.

£18,000
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Average annual salary
45%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Secretarial and related occupations
12%
Other elementary services occupations

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.

Hospitality 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.

£16k

£16k

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

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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