BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management
No1 in Greece | TOP5 in the UK.
Conforms to the standards of the Institute of Hospitality.
Bilingual teaching + 2nd foreign language.
Paid Internship opportunities.
The BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management has been designed by the University of Derby, a TOP5 UK University for Tourism and Hospitality studies, according to the Guardian University Guide, 2020.
The programme’s content follows the standards set by the UK Institute of Hospitality, which lends credibility to your qualification and ensures your learning is up to date and relevant. The degree is designed to give you the management and operational skills needed to succeed in the hospitality industry of the 2020s and beyond. Throughout the course you will participate in a wide range of experiential learning activities, such as fieldtrips, role-plays and simulations, observation, internships in 5* Hotels and guest lectures by industry professionals.
What you will study
The programme develops a broader business management knowledge, as it offers a full range of modern-day hospitality management and business management skills. You will learn to problem-solve and adapt to changing external environments, create innovative hospitality ‘concepts’ and customer experiences while considering sustainability, and plan, manage and evaluate projects.
You, however, will still focus on hospitality, through activities, assessments and specialist modules, giving you a wider skillset when you graduate. Practical modules such as service excellence, rooms division, event/ catering management, revenue management, resort management, will help you have a deeper understanding of entrepreneurship and the international orientation of the hospitality industry.
All your tutors are industry-hoteliers, hotel & department managers, hotel business consultants, providing you with an outstanding learning experience through lectures, practical projects & simulations. Internship in 5* hotels and resorts is a valuable opportunity to gain experience and develop your practical skills ‘on the job’.
- The degree is awarded by the No1 Ranked UK University in Greece and TOP5 in the UK.
- It is designed according to the standards of the UK Institute of Hospitality.
- Our graduate employability rate reaches 100%.
- All academic staff are renowned professionals of the hospitality sector & accredited lecturers by the University of Derby.
- You are part of a skills-oriented, work-based learning experience, including fieldtrips, conferences, masterclasses, simulations, guest lectures & networking events.
- Teaching in the English language + learning a 2nd foreign language (Chinese, Russian, Spanish), gives you a competitive advantage.
- You are trained in the Opera reservations system.
- A structured paid internship scheme in the College’s network of hospitality businesses is an integral part of the course.
- You become a bilingual hospitality professional, with exceptional academic and career prospects.
You will learn through practical demonstrations, guest lectures and tutorials, based on simulations, case studies and role-playing, from prominent industry executives. Tasks might include analysing information and conducting research, writing business reports and essays, working in teams to create new ideas and projects, and delivering presentations.
Assessment methods include written assignments, presentations, practical application, and a research project on a case study. Paid internships are an invaluable opportunity to further enhance your professional skills in the context of real working conditions.
This module aims to provide the foundation for future modules in Hospitality by bringing the historical and latest developments in national and international hospitality operations with contemporary management principles.
Introduction to Higher Education and Professional Development for Hospitality Managers
This course aims to train students regarding food production and styling, as well as to develop their technical skills in terms of guest relations and services.
Service Excellence for The Hospitality Industry
This module aims to provide greater understanding of customer needs and expectation in the hospitality industry. This will be achieved by evaluation of current practice and implementation of strategies for improvement, with the aim of enhancing customer service experience in an organisation. This module develops understanding of the strategic role and nature of service excellence.
Finance & Control in Hospitality Operations
This module enables students to develop an understanding of the sources of funding and income generation for service industries. They will also gain the ability to examine a business in terms of the elements of cost, the application of ratios, control systems, income generation and apply methods of measuring and analysing business performance. Within this context, students will be able to evaluate business accounts and apply the concept of marginal costing.
Marketing & Communication
This module introduces students to the key concepts and functions of marketing as these apply to service industries. The unit provides students with the knowledge and understanding of the key factors affecting marketing environments and investigates the role of marketing in different sectors of relevant services industries.
Rooms Division Operations
This module develops an understanding of rooms’ division operations within the lodging sector and how the effective and efficient use of resources can contribute to the overall success of an organisation.
Students will develop their general English skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, and be provided with an introduction to academic English. Students will develop their grammatical, phonological and general and subject specific lexical awareness. By the end of the module students’ language for academic study should be at a mid B2 on the CEFR equivalent to IELTS 5.5.
2nd Foreign Language (optional)
Paid Internship (optional)
Design, Technology and Facilities Management
In this module students will develop and apply their knowledge and understanding of the factors to be considered in the design and maintenance of hospitality facilities, décor, equipment and furnishings. Hospitality facilities include storage areas; food preparation and production areas; food and drink service areas; lobby; back offices; lounge; guest rooms; conference and banqueting areas; outside and leisure facilities. This module focuses on the factors to be considered in in the design, layout, décor, furnishings and equipment in operational areas.
Hotel Revenue Management
The module focuses on revenue management, a key process in hotel operations and management. The purpose of which is to maximise the revenue and income from a hotel’s room inventory and other revenue centres.
Planning & Leading Hospitality Event Operations
This module enables students to develop knowledge and understanding of managerial aspects relating to planning, delivering and evaluating hospitality events. Students then apply their knowledge and understanding by providing a large-scale event, with particular emphasis on meeting guests’ and clients’ expectations and achieving financial targets.
Management & Leadership
In this module, models of management and leadership are explored, the skills required of the effective leader are discussed and students encouraged building their own leadership toolkit to prepare themselves for leadership roles.
Business Development and Entrepreneurship
The module aims to provide students with the ability to develop services through careful planning, implementation and management. They will research, develop and propose a business that seeks to attract funding and minimizes the risk for investors.
This module aims to support students in developing skills for research, which will be pertinent within their relevant service sectors and, where relevant, provide specific guidance for final year and independent study work. The module will consolidate and build upon the knowledge and skills sets developed in the first year and extend them through the analysis of the different research methodologies used in the service sector.
The module builds on Intermediate English 1 and further develops students’ general and academic English skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students will be exposed to more advanced forms of academic English. Students will further develop their grammatical, phonological and general and subject specific lexical awareness. By the end of the module students’ language for academic study should be at a B2/B2+ on the CEFR equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above.
2nd Foreign Language (optional)
Paid Internship (optional)
A key characteristic of a successful service sector manager is the ability to keep abreast of changes in the external environment and the need to adapt their business to exploit the trends and meet the challenges of a fast-changing, dynamic environment. Successful managers will use a range of information, both looking in the ‘rear view mirror’ and using strategic foresight to make their plans for the future.
This module explores multifaceted aspects of consumer behaviour and is informed by a range of disciplines including sociology and psychology. Students will evaluate theories and concepts of consumer behaviour and critically analyse the nature, characteristics, needs and expectations of different consumers within their sector. Theoretical insight will be gained from a range of disciplines and used to develop and justify appropriate responses to issues of consumption.
This module explores the highly competitive environment for talent and the role organisation culture plays in retaining and attracting new talent. The perceived negative culture of the hospitality and tourism sector impedes recruitment efforts in what can be an exciting, varied and flexible industry. This module aims to set out the need for organisations to change and adapt their organisational culture to attract the new generation of young people entering the workforce.
Ιnternational Resort Management
This module also utilises real world learning in relation to the professional development and application of students’ managerial skills. To achieve this, students undertake a consultancy project in which they critically analyse and evaluate specific managerial issues faced by a give international resort business. The consultancy client and the specific issues to be investigated, may be nominated by the module leader, or may be identified by the student and approved by the module leader.
This module acts as a conduit to flex those academic and industry study / project skills obtained throughout an undergraduate degree study. Project research in services provides an opportunity for you to instigate and/or engage in a pure and applied research project related to your subject area discipline. You will have the opportunity to either develop a pure research project from a self-selected topic of interest, or to successfully ‘bid’ for a research project, provided by the academic team through themes currently being researched within the department of hotel, resort and spa management
Paid Internship (optional)
This course is right for you, if you are a high school graduate of any discipline with the necessary English language skills, who aspires to build an international career in Hospitality or start your own company.
The minimum English language requirement for the bilingual course (Greek and English) is equivalent to IELTS 4.5 (B1) and for the English-taught course is equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (B2). If you do not possess an official English language certificate, you can sit the College’s internal placement test.
Moreover, you’ll be asked to submit a reference letter from a tutor, and you’ll be called for an academic interview with the programme leader.
If you are a holder of an IEK/ HND diploma or a University or College student in a relevant discipline, you may be granted advanced entry, through recognition of prior learning.
Application & Enrolment
We use a rolling admissions policy, so we accept applications throughout the calendar year until all available places are filled. Since this is one of the most popular courses at Mediterranean College, we urge you to submit your application in time.
We also offer multiple fee payment methods, individual payment plans and bursaries based on academic, athletic and socio-economic criteria.
Contact us today and find out more about this course and the available bursaries and funding opportunities. Our admissions advisors will provide you with all necessary information and will guide you though the application and enrolment process.
Your degree is recognised in Greece as professionally equivalent to degrees awarded by Greek state universities. It is also recognized by the UK NARIC as academic and professionally equivalent to any UK degree.
Click here for more information on the degree recognition procedure by Greek authorities.
An International Hospitality Management degree may give you the opportunity to continue your studies at Mediterranean College, choosing among the following Master’s:
- MSc International Hospitality Management
- MSc Human Resources Management
- MSc Marketing Management
- MBA Global Hospitality
- ΜΒΑ Global
- MBA Global Finance
- MBA Global Shipping
Alternatively, you can opt for an accredited CPD course at Mediterranean Professional Studies:
- Leadership & Human Resources Management
- Marketing & Sales Management
- Finance for Small & Medium Businesses
- Digital & Social Media Marketing
- Global Operations & Logistics
- Healthcare Management
- Sports Management
As a graduate you can build your career in any hospitality environment or develop your own business in Greece or abroad. You can secure positions in:
- Tourism companies
- Hotels & resorts
- Theme parks
- Cruise lines
- Catering firms
- Tour operators and tourist offices
- Consultancy firms
At Mediterranean College you get a degree from the University of Derby, a top ranked British University in Tourism. Here we learn how Hospitality is truly offered in a more practical way. Teaching is experiential, we learn by doing things in practice, we see how the departments of a hotel operate, through field trips, organised events, guest lectures with hotel managers and o mystery guests. The most important thing for...
Sophia Iakovidi, BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management
The most important for me is that we have the unique opportunity to do our internship in the Best Hotels in the country, making us ready to find a permanent job immediately after graduation....
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