BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management
1o στην Ελλάδα | TOP5 στη Βρετανία.
Διασύνδεση με το UK Institute of Hospitality.
Δίγλωσση εκπαίδευση + 2η ξένη γλώσσα.
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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.
The purpose of this module is to enable students to develop knowledge and understanding of the hospitality industry, its operations and role in society. To achieve this, students investigate and evaluate the size, scale and scope of the sector, including but not limited to hotels, restaurants, spas, and resorts. The module also places great emphasis on learning about the global and international hotel industry, specifically classification and ownership models.
The module also examines the value of hospitality services to society and culture, including the history, origin and meaning and art of good hospitality and service.
Project Design, Planning and Management
Project planning and management are key aspects of service industries designed to create viable opportunities for business development ideas and visions for growth. The acquisition of skills knowledge, and attitudes to facilitate the design, development and evaluation of projects plans is therefore critical. It will also encourage the design and development of unique products and services, business facilities, delivery processes and procedures. Operational schedules, processes and procedures, marketing practices and techniques, resources utilisation plans, and project execution will be examined. The application of relevant theoretical models and technical tools will be analysed. Project evaluation criteria and critical success factors will form a significant part of this module.
Business Environment of the visitor economy
This module will examine the environment that visitor economy businesses operate within. You will assess the different sectors of the visitor economy: tourism, hospitality, events and the current external environment, including, micro and macro environments and the internal environment.
This module will explore how organisations introduce change to compete in ever evolving markets. With a faster transforming economy, businesses need to understand the requirements to compete in the marketplace of the future. Businesses need to understand the external forces creating the need for change and how to respond taking their workforce with them. Students will develop an insight into what the future trends are predicted to be in areas of economic activity that span the service sector.
Service Experience Co-Creation
The purpose of this module is to provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the principles and practices of experience co-creation in the context of tourism, hospitality and events. Students will have an opportunity to explore the practical applications of co-creation models through working towards the design, pitch and delivery of an experience concept to meet set criteria.
Current scenarios, future directions
This module investigates the contemporary phenomena that shapes tourism, hospitality and events management at both local and global levels using theoretical discussions and case studies. Through group debate and seminar discussion, the module explores the nature of what constitutes success within these industries, and how this has can continue to shift from purely economic motivation, towards a more balanced sustainable view.
Hotel Revenue Management
This 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.
The context of the module is provided through analysis of the current domestic and international hotel sector. To do this students investigate developments in hotel management and ownership, market segments and demand, and distribution channels. The module then focuses on revenue management strategies and tools, which students apply and evaluate through a hotel revenue management simulation.case studies
Sustainable Hospitality and Leisure Operations
This module introduces the role of the operations function; how the organisation sources, produces and delivers goods and services to demanding customers, becomes a key contributor to superior performance and customer satisfaction. The module provides a framework, to understand the crucial role of operations to business success.
The operations are scrutinised from a process-based view, which facilitates the examination, understanding and improvement of the operations. The module looks at the short, medium, and long-term decisions managers make to ensure that the organisation can offer the right service, at the right quantity, time, place, and price. Finally, it provides guidelines on analysing operational or other business processes to help managers make decisions on the investments needed to maintain or improve these processes.
It provides an overview of the key areas of operations management, particularly in maintaining and improving the quality of goods and services, sustainability and corporate social responsibility and making sure that this is also reflected in the organisation’s performance.
Business Innovation Entrepreneurship and Financial Planning
In the current global economic environment, there is a pressing need for you to learn how to manage in dynamic, uncertain, rapidly changing and entrepreneurial environments. The aim of the module is to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set whether you decide to start your own business in the future or to be an enterprising employee within an organisation.
You will have the opportunity to develop your own business project with the support of supervisors, coaches, mentors and entrepreneurs with experience in the industry.
Trends continue to evolve within the service/experience economy highlighting the potential significant role that research can play in effective decision making.
This module aims to support students in developing skills for research, which will be pertinent within future employment, whilst also helping provide specific guidance for final year and independent study work. This module aims to facilitate the development of research and business development skills. The module, therefore, provides the motivation and guidance to pursue independent study work.
Μenu Design and Sensory Evaluation
In this module students will learn about the process of menu design, development and sensory evaluation. Students will then be able to apply brand management principles to products and menu design.
Students will engage in a series of menu, product and sensory evaluation presentations and discussions. Students will evaluate theoretical discussion of the processes involved in menu design and sensory evaluation using academic, scientific and industrial principles. This will be supported with the use of innovative and contemporary examples from industry.
Facilities and Venues Design
In this module students will develop and apply their knowledge and understanding of the factors to be considered in the design and maintenance of facilities, décor, equipment and furnishings.
Facilities and Venues 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 the design, layout, décor, furnishings and equipment in operational areas and support for the health and wellbeing of guests.
Innovation and Concept Development in Hospitality
This module focuses on the evolving hospitality production and consumption patterns, the service scape, related business concepts and customer experiences. It will create an understanding of transformative and innovative business strategy, design and development of unique customer service concepts and experience packages, their delivery and management.
This will also include creating a unique perception of current and future management and leadership trends to bring about the transformation required to maintain a competitive advantage in hospitality facilitated by evolving disruptive technologies. A critical understanding of hospitality challenges, causative factors and related sustainable solutions designed to transform the design and delivery of customer services in the hospitality industry will be pursued. Transformation and creativity, innovative, diversity and inclusivity theories will be used to facilitate the business development process. In addition, evolving current and future management and leadership trends will be applied and analysed to facilitate innovation. Related innovative management and leadership theories will be explored.
Luxury Hotels and Resorts
This module aims to examine how the global luxury hotel and resort has developed and how they are managed in a competitive and changing global environment. Luxury hotels and resorts are one of the biggest, most lucrative and fastest-growing sectors of hospitality sector. Students will examine and evaluate the diverse range of luxury hotel and resort developments from the traditional to the new luxury experiences and the contribution that the individual parts contribute to the experience.
The module will also discuss the concept of luxury service, authenticity, and values. Students will investigate the future of the concept of luxury in the wider hospitality sectors (tourism, hospitality and events) and review how the luxury market is changing in response to factors technological innovation, social and economic changes and sustainability. This module will utilise international case studies from around the world.
Strategic Management and Business Improvement
Strategic management involves the continual planning, monitoring, analysis and assessment of all areas of an organisation to ensure that it meets its goals and objectives and maintain a competitive edge. This module will introduce students to strategic management. 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.
Awareness of the range of business strategies, their risks and potential pay-offs is key to planning the appropriate responses to the external environment, as well as understanding the internal resources and capabilities that will be required to implement those business strategies.
Studying in higher education provides a rich and diverse range of skills which you can use to problem solve the fundamental challenges inherent within your chosen subject area. 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. Project research in services requires you to use every skill you have acquired, with the aim of extending the systematic and coherent body of knowledge; helping to stamp your authority on your area of interest, and potentially your future career path.
This module explores the highly competitive environment for talent and the role organisation culture plays in retaining and attracting new talent 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 people entering the workforce.
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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