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Study hospitality management abroad

An in-depth guide to studying hospitality management as an international student.

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Hospitality management degrees abroad

A degree in hospitality management will give you a well rounded understanding of the business and management concepts needed to work in the hospitality industry. Hospitality covers a range of areas including hotels, restaurants, and bars, and is one of the world’s biggest industries, employing more than 200 million people.

Many hospitality management programs cover elements of tourism and events, and offer a wide range of work experience opportunities to help you develop your understanding. It is the aim of hospitality programs to give you all the skills you’ll need to take on managerial roles in the industry after graduation.

Studying hospitality management abroad has many benefits - you’ll have a much wider choice of programs, get the chance to experience how another country approaches hospitality, and gain international industry connections that will help you after graduation.

Hospitality management program structure

Hospitality management degrees are available at all undergraduate levels, and are often offered as foundation degrees, or certificate programs. It is also possible to study hospitality at bachelor’s level over three or four years, and master’s degrees are available lasting one or two years.

If you are studying in the US, hospitality management can be studied as a major at bachelor’s level, but it is also often offered as part of a more general business degree. Many hospitality degrees are also offered combined with another area, for example hospitality and tourism, or hospitality and event management.

A lot of your time while studying hospitality management will be spent in lectures and classes, but most programs also include placements in relevant industries so you can get firsthand experience. You’ll be assessed through written reports, essays and project work.

The program structure and content of each hospitality management program will be different depending on the university you’re studying at. However, here are some of the main areas and modules you can expect to study:

  • Hospitality operations
  • Food and beverage management
  • Event planning
  • International issues in hospitality
  • Corporate hospitality
  • Marketing
  • Financial accounting
  • Tourism operations
  • Talent management
Hospitality management program structure

Hospitality management degrees are available at all undergraduate levels, and are often offered as foundation degrees, or certificate programs. It is also possible to study hospitality at bachelor’s level over three or four years, and master’s degrees are available lasting one or two years.

If you are studying in the US, hospitality management can be studied as a major at bachelor’s level, but it is also often offered as part of a more general business degree. Many hospitality degrees are also offered combined with another area, for example hospitality and tourism, or hospitality and event management.

A lot of your time while studying hospitality management will be spent in lectures and classes, but most programs also include placements in relevant industries so you can get firsthand experience. You’ll be assessed through written reports, essays and project work.

The program structure and content of each hospitality management program will be different depending on the university you’re studying at. However, here are some of the main areas and modules you can expect to study:

  • Hospitality operations
  • Food and beverage management
  • Event planning
  • International issues in hospitality
  • Corporate hospitality
  • Marketing
  • Financial accounting
  • Tourism operations
  • Talent management

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Hospitality management study abroad programs

Hospitality management undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in hospitality management

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    Business Administration, emphasis in hospitality management - BBA/BAAS Eastern New Mexico University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,128 USD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    August, January
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    Business Administration: Tourism and Hospitality - BSc Black Hills State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,724 USD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    January, August
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    Business Administration: Tourism and Hospitality Management (Vernon Campus) - BBA Okanagan College, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,440 CAD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    January, September
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    Exec. Hospitality Administration - BSc Stephen F. Austin State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,564 USD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    August, January
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    Hospitality or Hospitality & Events Management - BA (Hons) Swiss Hotel Management School, Switzerland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    35,500 CHF

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September, February
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Associate in hospitality management

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    Hospitality and Tourism Management - AASc Southwestern Oregon Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,791 USD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September, June, March, January
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    Hospitality Management - AASc Fox Valley Technical College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,600 USD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    August, January
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    Tourism and Hospitality - ASc Black Hills State University, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,422 USD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    August, January
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Diploma in hospitality management

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    Business Administration: Tourism and Hospitality Management (Penticton Campus) - Dip Okanagan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,440 CAD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    January, September
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    Hospitality Administration - Dip Flair College of Management and Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    5 months
    Annual tuition fee
    4,095 CAD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    January, April, November, September, July
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    Fundamentals of Hospitality and Tourism - Dip Toronto School of Management, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,248 CAD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    January, March, November, September, July, May
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    Global Tourism & Hospitality Management - AdvDip North Island College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,640 CAD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September
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    Hospitality + Marketing (Co op) - UGDip (with placement) Canada College Vancouver, Canada
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    14 months
    Annual tuition fee
    10,000 CAD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    December, September, June, March
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Certificate in hospitality management

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    Business Studies: Tourism and Hospitality Management - Cert Okanagan College, Canada
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    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    14,440 CAD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    January, September, May
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    Global Tourism & Hospitality Management - AdvCert North Island College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,640 CAD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September, July, May, January
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    Hospitality and Tourism Administration - Cert California State University, Sacramento, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,800 USD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    January
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    Hospitality Foundations - Cert Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,531 CAD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September, July, January
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    Hospitality Management with Co-op - Cert (with placement) Canadian College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    9,000 CAD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    October, January, July, April
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Pathway in hospitality management

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    Hospitality Business Management (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,900 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September, January
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Hospitality management graduate programs

Master's in hospitality management

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    Business Management: Hospitality Management - MSc (with foundation) Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,300 EUR

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    November, October, August, May, March, February
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    Entrepreneurship for the Global Hospitality and Tourism Industry - MA César Ritz Colleges, Switzerland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    42,600 CHF

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    July, October, January, April
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    Hospitality Leadership MBA - MBA DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,560 USD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    January, September, March
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    International Tourism and Hospitality Management - MSc London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,186 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September
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    Hospitality Management - MBA Business and Hotel Management School, Switzerland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    33,500 CHF

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February, January, October, December, November
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Diploma in hospitality management

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    Hospitality - Hotel Operations Management - OCDip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,531 CAD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    June, September
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    Hospitality -Hotel and Resort Services Management - OCDip Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,922 CAD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September, May, January
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    Hospitality Management - GDip Douglas College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    18,000 CAD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September, May, January
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    Tourism and Hospitality Management - PGDip University of California, Riverside Extension, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    9 months
    Annual tuition fee
    18,200 USD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in hospitality management

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    Hospitality and Tourism Management - OCGCert Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    14,376 CAD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    January, September
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    Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management - PGCert Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,532 CAD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September
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Pathway in hospitality management

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    Business, Hospitality, Tourism and Social Sciences, Pre-Master’s - PGP University of Brighton, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,230 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    June, July, August
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    Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Pre-Master’s - PGP Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,230 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September
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    Management, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism, Pre-Masters - PGP University of Surrey, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    11,500 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September, February
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Future hospitality management careers

A degree in hospitality management will put you in a great position to pursue a managerial role in one of the many hospitality sectors like hotels, restaurants or nightclubs. Here are some of the most popular careers for hospitality management graduates:

  • Hotel manager
  • Tour manager
  • Restaurant manager
  • Events manager
  • Bar manager
  • Travel agent
  • Tourism officer
  • Marketing executive

If you know what area of hospitality you want to work in, make sure you check the program offers modules and placements that match your aspirations. Most universities have close links with local industry and can help you find the right career for you.