If you have an interest in the hospitality industry generally and are keen to focus on this dynamic field, this programme is for you. It combines practical elements of hospitality management with an in depth understanding of the potential impacts of the hospitality industry and its role within both the UK and internationally. 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. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? This course is designed to include the right balance of transferable skills, specialist knowledge and work-based experience that will help prepare you for your future career and give you the skills employers are looking for. 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. What will I study? Our BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management will help you to develop your technical, supervisory and managerial abilities, preparing you for a global industry. We will help you develop solid business principles, alongside gaining contemporary sector knowledge and plenty of hands-on experience working in areas related to your field of study. You’ll gain a thorough grounding in the subject and the theoretical principles that underpin hospitality policy and management. 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 on placement in the working environment of Missenden Abbey and our industry partners, gaining experience throughout the course in: reception, restaurants, housekeeping and conference and events. This mixture of theory and practice will help ensure the relevance of your studies to employability. This will help you to develop solid business principles, alongside contemporary sector knowledge, and plenty of hands-on experience working in areas related to your field of study. You’ll learn how to develop a business through effective communication using a variety of tools, demonstrating strong consumer understanding and a have mind-set that takes measured risks, that perceives and creates opportunities and has the resourcefulness to pursue opportunities in an ethical and sustainable way. 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 the hospitality industry 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 hospitality industry and their individual operations. You’ll also gain a strong understanding of the markets, customers’ needs and behaviour, and other drivers of change that affect the development of the hospitality industry and their products from an entrepreneurial point of view. This will enable you to develop effective management strategies for hospitality organisations and enterprises.
Year 1 Core Modules The Hospitality Professional The Global Hospitality Landscape Global Service and Experiences Marketing International Hospitality Operations Experience and Service Design for Hospitality The Hospitality Workforce Year 2 Core Modules Hospitality, Culture and Society Research Methods Hospitality Management in Practice (Internship) Optional Modules Sustainable Hospitality Management International Marketing Communications for Hospitality Innovation and Technology in Hospitality Strategic Management for International Hospitality Year 3 Core Modules Finance and Revenue Management for Hospitality Industry Research Project Leadership for Hospitality Optional Modules Critical Issues in the International Hospitality Industry Hospitality Events Management Global Entrepreneurship in Hospitality Intercultural Management in Hospitality
On our BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management, you’ll be able to study at both our High Wycombe Campus and Missenden Abbey, where you’ll be able to explore the world of hospitality 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. 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. 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, debates, competitions, 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 Urban Pubs and Bars, Flat Iron, The Ivy Collection, 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 sector 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. 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
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The following entry points are available for this course:
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