- Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
- Semester: 2
- ECTS: 60 ECTS
- Course language: English
- Study type: full-time, on campus
- Intake: Spring & Autumn
- Campus: Berlin, Bad Honnef
Hospitality Management (M.A.) ‒ future tourism & hospitality
Hotel planning, human resources management, restaurant and room management – you have already become acquainted with the main tasks of hospitality management during your previous study or on the job.
In senior management in the hotel sector, however, the strategic orientation
of the company is also in your hands.
The Master degree focusing on Hospitality Management prepares you to confidently take on responsible positions in the field of Hotel and Service Management. During this course of studies you develop the competencies you require as a top executive in a sector that is truly international.
Facts & Figures
International Management · Hospitality / International Hospitality Management
Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.) / Master of Arts (M.A.)
Duration: 4 or 6 semesters (full-time) - 8 semesters (part-time**) - 6 semesters (Study & Work**) / 2 semesters
Credits: 120 ECTS / 60 ECTS
Language: English / English
Type of study: full-time or part-time or Study & Work / full-time
Campus: Bad Honnef, Berlin, Dublin / Bad Honnef, Berlin
Intake: Spring & Autumn* / Spring & Autumn
Applicants for the study programme Master International Hospitality Management in two semesters need at least 240 ECTS points in their undergraduate studies.
*starting autumn 2018
**only at campus Dublin
Leverage the Study&Work advantage
On selected master programmes you have the chance to take part in our Study&Work Programme in Dublin. Within this programme you combine practice-oriented coursework with practical experience on the job. We actively support you in finding an employer to help you gain hands-on experience during your studies. Study at IUBH in Dublin and finance your tuition fee up to 100% by working for one of our partners. Check out our study courses and campus locations!
One study programme, three cities, countless experiences
In selected master programmes IUBH offers you the chance to switch during your studies between the German and Irish campus locations Dublin, Berlin and Bad Honnef.
Gain priceless experiences abroad
Expand your network with international contacts
No additional fees
A switch is possible every semester (at the end of each semester)
You are a full-time student
Your study programme is offered at your preferred campus location
Why should I study Hospitality Management at IUBH?
International campus with students and professors from more than 85 nations
High degree of practical relevance through guest speakers, company presentations, corporate projects and field trips
Lectures in English and intensive exchanges with professors and fellow students
Top-class network of industry contacts for careers at home and abroad
Instruction in small groups given by lecturers with track records of practical experience
You may choose from different specialisations
Unique study programme with a high rate of recognition in the industry
Academic knowledge is consistently taught in case studies, project work and applied research projects
Your personal focus
During your studies, you complete the specialisation in hospitality with the following courses:
- Hospitality Management Seminar
- Pricing & Distribution Management
- Hospitality Project Planning & Development
- Food & Beverage Management
- Strategic Hospitality & Tourism Marketing
What are the professional prospects in Hospitality Management?
The Master course focussed on Hospitality Management prepares you for a wide variety of tasks. After completing your course of studies you work in responsible positions in hotels and resorts or gastronomy consulting. Thanks to your comprehensive know-how in the fields of Personnel, Marketing and Client Management you are also a sought-after expert for other sectors.
Hotel chains, holiday and club resorts, congress and fair organiser above all those with international business activities today already prefer to employ graduates from IUBH.Course content
Hospitality Management (M.A.)
The Master's programmes in Hospitality Management prepare you for the specific challenges of an executive in the hospitality sector – an ideal start to your career:
- You will learn how to apply specific strategic and operative management concepts to international companies
- You will expand your knowledge of the structure and the success factors of value-enhancing business models – in the hospitality sector in general and in the hotel sector in particular
- You will discuss the establishment and maintenance of international hotel brand names, the financing of growth strategies and the profit-oriented running of individual hotels
Order of study – Overview · 60 ECTS
Strategic Service Management
Hospitality Management Seminar
Pricing & Distribution Management
Hospitality Project Planning & Development
Food & Beverage Management
Strategic Hospitality & Tourism Marketing
Master Thesis & Colloquium
Step-by-step to your Master's degree in International Hospitality Management
The first semester is for your expanding specialisation in the field of hospitality management.
In this semester you complete your studies by writing your Master's thesis. The thesis is written under the expert supervision of professors and lecturers as an independent scientific paper for solving a management task.
The courses are held in lecture and seminar format. There are about 30 students per class – this encourages dialogue between professors and students.Admission Requirements
Prerequisites for admission to the Master Hospitality programme:
Int. Management Hospitality 120 ECTS: Bachelor´s degree (180 ECTS)
Int. Hospitality Management 60 ECTS:
240 ECTS from economic undergraduate studies or
210 ECTS from economic undergraduate studies + practical work experience (30 ECTS) or
210 ECTS from non economic undergraduate studies + Path2Master (30 ECTS) or
210 ECTS from non economic undergraduate studies + TASC exam
Final grade: Minimum grade point average of 3.0 according to the German grading system
Language skills: English, academic IELTS 6.0/ TOEFL IBT 80 points/ PTE 56 points (51 points in each component)
Aptitude Test TASC
The TASC examination is used to determine if you have the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully pursue the IUBH degree programme to which you are applying. Preparatory study materials are available on our CLIX learning platform to all candidates who will be taking the test. The materials include further literature references and detailed instructions that make it possible to work, for the most part, independently in preparation for taking the test.
Ideal learning environment
For most people who come to us, beginning university means the start of a new phase in their lives. This is why we attach such great importance to the learning atmosphere:
- small (personal) class sizes
- modern seminar rooms and professional technology
- cafés and restaurants directly on the campus (in Bad Honnef)
- comfortable university halls of residence (in Bad Honnef)
- wide range of leisure activities thanks to sports teams and societies organised by the students themselves