Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? Do you want to take on a managerial role within in a hotel, or maybe you want to run your own? Our BA (Hons) in Hotel Management allows to acquire the skills needed for both independent and corporate intrapreneurship. You’ll develop out of the box thinking and a talent for problem solving, all whilst gaining the practical and theoretical knowledge you’ll need to excel. You will benefit from placement opportunities within a range of organisations during the programme, including at our beautiful Missenden Abbey, in Great Missenden. A 12th century former medieval abbey, set within 10 acres of beautiful grounds in the heart of the Chilterns, blends a historic building with a purpose-built conference and training facility. Your placements will be practice-led, creating an innovative approach to hospitality education and training. This approach will allow you to gain work-based experience, real-world learning and vital knowledge in hotel management, combined with professional and technical skills. Our strong links with employers, professional and trade associations, representing a range of business environments across the hospitality industry, will provide you with a practical and an outstanding student experience. You will develop your industry knowledge and professional skills by gaining valuable experience in a fully commercial hotel and other industry partner hotels alongside your studies. You’ll also be able to create connections with experts and build valuable networks. As part of the Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME), you’ll benefit from our connections to the industry, and have opportunities to gain work experience and build your professional network. With this degree, you’ll be able to hit the ground running once you leave BNU and apply your newly acquired skills to your dream career in hotel management. What will I study? Our BA (Hons) Hotel Management will help you to develop your technical, supervisory and managerial abilities, preparing you for a global industry. We will combine practical elements of hotel management with an in depth understanding of the potential impacts of the hotels and their role within both the UK and internationally. You’ll gain a thorough grounding in hotel management and the theoretical principles that underpin this. We also place a strong emphasis on skills development for the workplace, including presentation skills, research, data analysis, budgeting, negotiation and content planning. During the programme you will spend time in the classroom learning the theoretical elements that underpin your knowledge base. You will also spend time in the working environment of Missenden Abbey and our industry partners, gaining experience throughout the course in: reception, restaurants, housekeeping and conference and events. We balance academic rigour with industry readiness, skills, knowledge, and experience. During this programme you will develop a range of relevant skills and knowledge alongside personal development goals. By linking the programme directly to industry advice and expertise, we will support you to become 'industry ready' from the very beginning of your journey. You’ll learn about, and reflect on, the impacts of hotels on the environmental, economic, social, and cultural fabric of society. You’ll also be able to recognise and consider the management disciplines which underpin the management of the hotels and their individual operations. You’ll gain a strong understanding of the markets, customers’ needs and behaviour, and other drivers of change that affect the development of hotels and their products from an entrepreneurial point of view. This will help you to develop effective management strategies for hotel organisations and enterprises.
Year 1 Core Modules The Hotel Manager The Global Hospitality Landscape International Hotel Marketing Managing People and Culture The Guest Experience Hotel Operations Year 2 Core modules Food and Beverage Management Research Methods Hotel Management in Practice (Internship) Optional Modules International Marketing Communications for Hospitality Service and Experience Co-creation Hotel Technology and Innovation Strategic Management for International Hospitality Year 3 *Core Modules** Finance and Revenue Management for Hospitality Industry Research Project Leadership for Hospitality Optional Modules Contemporary Issues in the Hotel Industry Hotel Events Management The Hotel Entrepreneur Sustainability in the Hotel Industry
On our BA (Hons) in Hotel Management, you’ll be based at our High Wycombe Campus and will benefit from placements at our industry partners, such as Missenden Abbey, where you’ll be able to explore the world of hotel management. You’ll learn from staff with current experience in hospitality and hotel management, with many involved in research within these areas. We will encourage you to grow as a professional, helping you to gain the confidence and flexibility you need to thrive in these diverse industries. We balance the academic requirements of the degree with giving you practical skills and industry experience. You’ll benefit from our strong employer, industry and trade association links as well as case studies, masterclasses and placement opportunities with our industry partners. We also invite guest speakers to deliver sessions, so you can learn from their experiences, expertise and insights. You will also benefit from trips, site visits and residential field trips to some of the most iconic locations. These include places such as Red Carnation Hotels, Firmdale Hotels, Good Hotel London, and Zetter Hotels but may vary from year to year. Placements are an integral part of your course. You will gain experience in the different departments such as the front office, restaurant, housekeeping and conference and events department. These shifts may involve some late finishes on occasion, as well as weekend work, so that you get to see all aspects of what the hotel offers. Management is an evolving field and BNU academics are leading projects that keep up to date with the latest trends and take their subjects in fresh directions. You can be confident of learning from people with enthusiasm and expertise at the forefront of their profession, developing valuable industry knowledge and leadership and management skills. The course combines hotel experience with one of our industry partners, industry-relevant modules and taught sessions to prepare you to become a successful manager. During a hotel week you would spend three or four days on shift, Monday to Sunday, gaining experience and applying the academic theory from your taught sessions. You will be assessed in a variety of ways and these are spread out across the year to help make the workload manageable. Assessment methods include group works and individual work, such as: essays presentations pitches Dragons Den style assessments case studies professional development industry briefs and projects practical activities.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Buckinghamshire New University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships. For more information, please visit bnu.ac.uk/bursaries