International Hotel Management

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • 7 Semesters
  • on campus
  • 210 ECTS
  • €590/Month
  • Full time

Do you dream of becoming a hotel manager and are you the communicative type? Then the BA International Hotel Management programme fits you like a glove. In this multifaceted job, you will ensure the smooth running of international hotels.

  • English
  • winter semester
  • stay abroad
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Your course content
What you will learn

In the English taught Bachelor's study programme International Hotel Management you prepare for a leading position in the international hotel industry. You learn how to manage a hotel strategically and sustainably, how to motivate your employees, how to develop marketing and event concepts and how to create financing and business plans. In combination with the improvement of your language skills, you will be well prepared for an international career.

The world is on the move, more powerful and more complex than ever before - which means that the tourism industry is also constantly developing. The megatrends in mobility and digitalisation, but also individualisation and connectivity are all part of this global development. The future requires your ability to recognise these needs and to respond accordingly. Therefore, you will start being part of the process yourself and exerting influence.

In the English taught International Hotel Management degree we will teach you both business basics and specific knowledge of the hotel industry. You will acquire know-how in the fields of business administration and economics as well as in human resources and accounting. You will also be trained in marketing and social media in order to develop advertising strategies for a hotel. Moreover, you will receive an overview of sales & distribution and quality management. In order to strengthen your future leadership role, business management and leadership will be addressed during your studies - we will also train your soft skills and provide you with various methods to successfully manage teams and projects. The study programme will enable you to deal with complex hotel management problems independently, professionally and efficiently.

The International Hotel Management programme is the perfect choice for you if:

  • you want to get to know foreign cultures and work in an international setting
  • you would like to speak several languages
  • you love hospitality and are a passionate host
  • you would like to gain a foothold in the versatile hotel industry with numerous job facets
  • you can focus on the needs of customers and guests
  • you have stamina
  • teamwork is one of your strengths.

What your curriculum looks like:

  • 7 semesters, divided into topic-oriented modules
  • 3 internships over a total of 11 months
  • 6-month international internship semester
  • 4 integrated foreign language modules: you will learn at least 2 foreign languages (compulsory Business English) and can take further language courses of your choice free of charge. Besides Business English you can choose between Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic, Italian and Russian.

Your career prospects
Our innovative approach that pays off

As an International Hotel Management graduate you can work for international hotel companies.
Your possibilities are absolutely diverse: you can apply your skills in marketing, human resources, controlling and revenue management or in other responsible positions. The hotel industry is one of the largest employers worldwide. Due to the shortage of skilled workers, qualified personalities are in great demand in this sector. So, if you want to enter the industry, you are betting on a future-oriented market.

You could get started in these areas:

  • Management & administration, e.g. Directorate, human resource management, accounting, controlling
  • Sales & marketing, e.g. revenue management, public relations, convention sales
  • Rooms division, e.g. reception, guest relations/guest services, executive floor, housekeeping
  • Food & beverage, e.g. F & B administration, banquet service, bar management, room service
  • Head office, e.g. in hotel Development, quality management etc.

With the internationally-recognised Bachelor's degree you also qualify for further education such as a master’s degree. This is the ideal foundation for a further academic career in business administration or hospitality management. In addition, there are possibilities to make your way to higher management positions in the hotel industry, up to general manager positions - or for a job in teaching and science.



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And these are your modules

7 Semester 210 ECTS
1. Semester
  • Managerial Concepts & Operations 5
  • Management of International Hospitality & Gastronomy Markets 5
  • Academic Writing 5
  • IT Tools and Methods 5
  • Language I * 5
  • Management in the Hotel & Gastronomy Industry (Chain 2) 5
  • Internship I 5

*We currently offer the following languages for you:

  • Business English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Russian
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Italian
2. Semester
  • Economic Structures and Mechanisms 5
  • Finance I 5
  • Hotel Operations 5
  • Industry Project Hotel Operations 5
  • Language II * 5
  • Language III * 5

*We currently offer the following languages:

  • Business English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Russian
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Italian
3. Semester
  • Human Resource Management 5
  • Marketing & Social Media Management 5
  • Sales and Distribution 5
  • Human Resources or Marketing Concept 5
  • Law 5
  • Language IV * 5

*We currently offer the following languages for you:

  • Business English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Russian
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Italian
4. Semester
  • Internship II 30
5. Semester
  • Strategic Management 5
  • Quality and Process Management 5
  • Event and Concept Management 5
  • Industry Project for Event and Concept Management 5
  • International Hotel Development Project 5
  • Finance II 5
6. Semester
  • International Networks in the Tourism Industry 5
  • Finance III 5
  • Leadership 5
  • Consolidation: Lab Project 5
  • Empirical Research Methods 5
7. Semester
  • Internship III 15
  • Colloquium for the Bachelor's Thesis 3
  • Bachelor's Thesis 12

Admission requirements
Our requirements

These are the necessary requirements:

  • University entrance qualification (general university entrance qualification or university of applied sciences entrance qualification). In case you have not graduated yet, please apply with your existing transcripts or your latest interim certificate. However, we need your final degree certificate before you can start your studies.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Proof of English language skills

The next steps after submitting your application:

After receiving your application, we will contact you. You will receive an invitation for an individual interview - either at our campus, by skype or via phone. The purpose of the interview is to get to know you better, to find out your motivation for this programme and, of course, to answer your questions.

Please find our English language requirements here:

  • Duolingo Certificate: 95
  • TOEFL 87 ibt (direct entry)
  • TOEFL 79 - 86 ibt (with additional agreement)
  • TOEIC 785 (Listening/Reading 785, Speaking 160, Writing 150)
  • IELTS (academic) 6.5 average - please see Language Centre guidelines if results differ
  • CAE (grade A, B, or C)
  • CPE (grade A, B or C)
  • FCE (grade A, B or C)
  • Pearson English Test Academic (PTE-A) 59 points
  • Linguaskill: 176 - 184 (CES) - all four skills required

You don't feel prepared yet? More information about the Academic English Preparation Course

Fees and Funding
Your tuition fees

Your studies at the Dresden School of Management are a valuable investment in your future. As a student at an SRH campus you will benefit from small study groups, individual support and practice-oriented courses. Thus, you will be well prepared for a successful career in management. 

The tuition fees are as follows:

  • for EU/EEA students (incl. Switzerland, Western Balkans and Ukraine): EUR 590 per month
  • for non-EU/non-EEA students: EUR 4,500 per semester 

The amount is fixed for the entire period of study. In addition, an enrolment fee of EUR 500 for EU/EEA students (EUR 900 for non-EU/non-EEA students) is charged at the beginning of the course.

More information about financing options can be found here.

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Application process and deadlines

Please find the Application and Late Arrival deadlines here.

We are happy to welcome you to our university. This is our application process:

  1. You submit your online application via the SRH application portal
  2. If you meet the admission requirements, we will invite you to a personal/phone interview
  3. If the interview is successful, you will receive an acceptance letter and the study contract
  4. You sign the study contract and send it back to us
  5. You pay the enrolment fee (all students) and – if you are a non-EU/non-EEA student - a EUR 3000 deposit
  6. You receive your letter of admission
  7. You take part in our Welcome Week and then you are good to go!
Get started now Your path into the future
  • You will take part in a step-by-step learning experience
  • You will study in practice-oriented tasks in small teams
  • You can concentrate on what's important in 5-week-blocks
  • You will receive individual support from your lecturers
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