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 a communicative type? Then the BA International Hotel Management programme fits you like a glove. In the multifaceted job, you will ensure the smooth running of international hotels.

  • English
  • summer and winter semester
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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 Not only 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 hotels. MoreoverFurthermore, 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 want to learn different 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 will be qualified to 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 of responsibility. The hotel industry is one of the largest employers worldwide. Due to the a shortage of skilled workers, qualified personalities are in great demand in this sector. So, if you want aim to enter the industry, you are betting on a future-oriented market.

You could get started can start a career 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 and FIBAA-accredited 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.

Student Insights Why you should study hotel management

Alina comes from Ukraine, Daniel from Colombia, Grace comes from Zimbabwe, Carina comes from Romania and Namik comes from Bosnia and Herzegovina. They all are studying "International Hotel Management" at the Dresden Campus. They tell you in the video why they chose this field of study, what they particularly like so far, and their plans.

It's about you
It's about you

Our study concept

Your studies are divided into 5-week blocks. During this time you focus on one topic which you get to view from different angles. Thanks to this approach you can learn about real management challenges and strengthen the skills that employers are looking for.

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And these are your modules

7 Semester 210 ECTS
1. Semester

1st 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

2nd 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 for you:

  • Business English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Russian
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Italian.
3. Semester

3rd Semester

  • Human Resource Management 5
  • Marketing & Social Media Management 5
  • Sales and Distribution 5
  • Human Resource- 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

4th Semester

  • Internship II. (Practical phase) 30
5. Semester

5th 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

6th Semester

  • International Networks in the Tourism Industry 5
  • Finance III. 5
  • Leadership 5
  • Consolidation: Lab Project 5
  • Empirical Research Methods 5
7. Semester

7th Semester

  • Internship III. 15
  • Colloquium for the bachelor thesis 3
  • Bachelor Thesis 12

Admission requirements
Our requirements

These are the necessary requirements:

  • General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or university of applied sciences entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife). 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.
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of your passport/ID

We accept the following tests:

  • 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
  • Duolingo Certifcate: 95.

Not prepared yet? Have a look at our 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:

  • EU/EEA students (incl. Switzerland, Western Balkans and Ukraine): EUR 590 per month
  • 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 €500 for EU/EEA students (€900 for non-EU/non-EEA students) is charged at the beginning of the course.

Learn more about our financing options on our Financing page.

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Application process and deadlines

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 Orientation 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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