BA (Hons) International Hospitality Business Management

BA (Hons) International Hospitality Business Management 2021-07-27T08:51:30+00:00

Course Details


Level 6

ECTS Credits

180 ECTS

Duration of Study Programme

3 Academic Years

Awarding Body

2 years Higher National Diploma: Qualifi

1 year Top-Up Degree: University of Derby


October & January

Malta/EU Price


Course description

This International Hospitality Business Management BA (Hons) will provide you with a range of opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge essential to the contemporary hospitality industry, as well as expertise in specific areas of management. You will also develop strategic plans that can respond to the changing demands within the international hospitality environment

What you will study

You will study modules such as:

  • Sustainability in Tourism and Hospitality Management

On the successful completion of this unit, learners will understand the principles of sustainable development and the level of planning involved to achieve sustainable development in tourism and hospitality. Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of planning and managing tourism
and hospitality across various destinations, considering the trends in place. Further models in place are also studied and their application to practical examples, which provides learners with a broad knowledge base.

  • Operations Management in Tourism and Resort Operations

This unit aims at providing an understanding and knowledge of operations management within the tourism industry and its resort operations. Learners will look at holiday management and the marketing and distribution methods used to sell holidays. Learners will have the opportunity to make strategic and tactical decisions that address operational management issues in order to achieve success.

  • Management of Visitor Attractions

The aim of this unit is for learners to develop a broad understanding of the nature, development and management of visitor attractions. Learners will consider tourist motivation theories, analysing their impacts and the ways of further improvement. Learners will explore the techniques used to manage visitor attractions and how they can be used to achieve sustainability.

  • Employability and Development in the Hospitality Industry

This unit aims to provide learners the knowledge and understanding required for effective employment and development in the hospitality industry. Learners will also have the opportunity to consider teams and groups, leadership and communication skills.

  • Tourism Destination Management

In this unit learners will develop knowledge and understanding of national and international tourist destinations, the culture involved and the characteristics of the population. Learners will also look at current trends and their impacts, together with selling in the context of the travel and tourism industry.

  • Entrepreneurship in Tourism and Hospitality Management

This unit provides knowledge and understanding of the skills set and characteristics of entrepreneurs in context of the travel and tourism industry. Learners will have the opportunity to analyse their own entrepreneurial skills in the start-up and development of an enterprise to attain success.

  • Cultural Tourism Management

The unit provides learners with the knowledge and understanding of the cultural and heritage sector in the travel and tourism industry. This unit provides learners with an in-depth understanding of the growth and development of the cultural and heritage sector and the potential conflicts which could arise within the sector. Learners will have the opportunity to investigate the role and scope of the sector and its impacts on management.

  • Research Project

This unit is designed to develop learner skills in carrying out independent research and enquiry into a research topic. Learners will investigate the research techniques and methods and elements needed to carry out research, together with the various theories that underpin formal research. Learners should seek approval from their tutor before starting their research project.


  • Leadership and Management in Context
  • Management Research Project
  • Managing Cultural Issues in Service Delivery
  • Strategic Hospitality Operation Management


Choose two from the following:

  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Business Psychology
  • Global Business Environment
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Managing Service Quality

How you will learn

This Degree is delivered with a flexible classroom-based method, through a variety of course materials, case studies, discussions, presentations, enquiry-based learning and problem-solving activities. We provide you with key reading and research activities, and you will make the most of our own teaching portal.

Method of Assessment

Modules are typically assessed through one or more coursework assignments. Depending on the nature of a given coursework assignment, you will be given the assignment specification at the beginning of the module for hand-in at the end of the module. Normally, you receive feedback on coursework within three weeks of submission or completion.

Modules also provide ample opportunities for formative feedback to guide you in your learning. A common approach is for activities to be set based on the content of an unit and then provide you with the opportunity to discuss this work in discussions. The feedback may be in groups or to you individually.

Coursework assignments may involve essays, reports, projects, answering or reflecting on questions, or various combinations of these submitted as a portfolio of work. Coursework assignments may be individual or collaborative (i.e., involve group work).

Some may be based entirely on material covered in the units or others may require independent research.

Entry requirements

  • Have an ‘A’ Level standard of education; or
  • Relevant qualification at EQF/MQF Level 4 or equivalent
  • Have spent some time in an organisational role;
  • If English is not your first language, you will need: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

Exemptions from providing evidence of English language proficiency may arise if you have studied your previous qualification in English.

Students should produce copies of certificates, full CV preferably in EuroFormat and passport-size photo.

Fees & funding

Get 70% back on the full course fee upon successful completion.

Current Fees

Full-time Part-time
Malta/EU €14,500 €14,500

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