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University of Huddersfield

Hospitality Business Management

UCAS Code: N220

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

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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 | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Management studies

**Why Hospitality Business Management?
Dynamic, fast paced and international, the hospitality industry is a thriving business sector offering you plenty of exciting career opportunities. This course is designed to prepare you for a management career in world-class hotels, country clubs, theme parks, leisure centres, exhibition venues or catering services.**

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 nationally or globally.

How will you learn?
You will learn through practical application and creatively delivered lectures, workshops, seminars and group work sessions.

- We offer field trips and a placement year to give you the chance to work in hospitality during your studies

- You’ll be taught by lecturers who have experience in the industry, who’ll help you explore areas of finance, marketing, human resources and operations management alongside hospitality specific options such as venue selection, contracts, health and safety, licensing, public safety and security alongside principles of strategic management and how it is applied to industry practice

- You could also study how to minimise risks, how to get sponsorship and how to fund events. And we’ll look at the technology that companies use in staging and marketing events too

- During your studies we’ll give you the opportunity to take a placement with a business, either in the UK or abroad. Previous students have undertaken placements in companies like Marriott, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Hilton, White Lodgings, De Vere and Park Plaza as well as Greenwich Country Club in Connecticut, Broken Sound Club in Florida and Ovolo in Hong Kong

What subjects will you cover?
You’ll explore subjects such as Markets and Marketing, Events Catering, Wedding Business Management, Consumer Behaviour and Experiential Marketing, Hospitality Operational Analysis, Food, Culture and Society and Creativity and Innovation.

Modules

Year 1 includes fundamental management modules
Core modules:
Markets and Marketing
Behavioural Approaches to Work and Society
Professional Skills and Finance
Events Catering

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include:
Fundamentals of Tourism
Wedding Business Management

Or, Modern Language

Two Options from a variety of modern foreign language modules can be chosen from the available range and entry levels appropriate to the student’s prior experience and knowledge. We currently offer French, German, Italian and Spanish as well as the increasingly popular choices of Japanese and Chinese to those students seeking a wider international challenge.

Year 2 builds on the core subjects and includes more specialised areas, all invaluable within the hospitality industry. We also offer the Level 1 award in wines, provided by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings. Upon successful completion you’ll also receive a WSET certificate.

Core modules:
Consumer Behaviour and Experiential Marketing
Human Resource Management for Hospitality Management
Food, Culture and Society
Management Theory and Practice for Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industries
Creating and Leading Enterprise

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include:
Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibition Management
Special Interest Tourism

Or, Modern Language

Two Options from a variety of modern foreign language modules can be chosen from the available range and entry levels appropriate to the student’s prior experience and knowledge. We currently offer French, German, Italian and Spanish as well as the increasingly popular choices of Japanese and Chinese to those students seeking a wider international challenge.

Year 3 (optional placement year)

Final year
This supports the knowledge and experience gained in previous years with modules designed to develop a strategic perspective of hospitality management alongside detailed research skills.

Core modules:
Research Methods and Hospitality Project
Strategic Management for the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industries
Management of Organisations for the Hospitality Industry
Hospitality Operational Analysis

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include:
International HRM for the Hospitality Industry
Sustainable Tourism
Creativity and Innovation

Or, Modern Language

Two Options from a variety of modern foreign language modules can be chosen from the available range and entry levels appropriate to the student’s prior experience and knowledge. We currently offer French, German, Italian and Spanish as well as the increasingly popular choices of Japanese and Chinese to those students seeking a wider international challenge.

Assessment methods

Study and assessments will be based on your choice of modules.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of Logistics, Operations, Hospitality and Marketing (BDLOHM)

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.

62%
low
Management studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Management studies

Teaching and learning

57%
Staff make the subject interesting
71%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
63%
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

85%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
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?

64%
UK students
36%
International students
51%
Male students
49%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

After graduation


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Management studies

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
65%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Functional managers and directors
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

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