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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

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Hospitality management study abroad programs

Hospitality management undergraduate programs

Diploma in hospitality management

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    Hospitality Management with Co-op - Dip
    Institute of Technology Development of Canada, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    34 months
    Tuition fees per year
    10,350 CAD
    Start date
    January, April, July, October
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    International Hotel Management (with specialization) - Dip
    Hotel Institute Montreux, Switzerland

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    57,400 CHF
    Start date
    January, July, October
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    Hotel Management - Dip
    MAHSA University, Malaysia

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    30 months
    Tuition fees per year
    4,200 USD
    Start date
    January, April
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    Tourism & Hospitality Management - Level 6 - Dip
    C3S Business School, Spain

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    6,000 EUR
    Start date
    February, September
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    Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management - Dip
    Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,412 CAD
    Start date
    January
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Bachelor's in hospitality management

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    Management (Hospitality and Event Planning) - BSc
    Fisher College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    31,992 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Hotel & Hospitality Management - BA
    Business and Hotel Management School, Switzerland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    24,100 CHF
    Start date
    February, August, November
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    Recreation and Tourism Management - Hospitality Emphasis - BSc
    Concord University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    18,186 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Tourism and Hospitality Management - BA (Hons)
    C3S Business School, Spain

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    6,000 EUR
    Start date
    February, September
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    Hospitality Business Management - BA
    César Ritz Colleges, Switzerland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    40,700 CHF
    Start date
    January, April, July, October
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Pathway in hospitality management

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

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    10,900 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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    International Year - International Hotel Management - UGP
    Royal Roads University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    23,040 USD
    Start date
    September
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Certificate in hospitality management

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    Hospitality Foundations - Cert
    Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    16,531 CAD
    Start date
    January, July, September
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    Global Tourism & Hospitality Management - Cert
    North Island College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Tuition fees per year
    13,635 CAD
    Start date
    January, May, July, September
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Associate in hospitality management

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    Tourism and Hospitality - ASc
    Black Hills State University, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    9,422 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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Hospitality management graduate programs

Master's in hospitality management

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    International Business in Hospitality Management (with Specialization) - MBA
    Hotel Institute Montreux, Switzerland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    49,100 CHF
    Start date
    January, July, October
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    MBA in Hospitality Management - MBA
    Business and Hotel Management School, Switzerland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Tuition fees per year
    37,500 CHF
    Start date
    April, September
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    Entrepreneurship for the Global Hospitality and Tourism Industry - MA
    César Ritz Colleges, Switzerland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    42,600 CHF
    Start date
    January, April, July, October
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    International Hospitality and Tourism Management - MSc
    Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    14,000 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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    Hospitality Leadership and Operational Performance - MSc
    DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    34,560 USD
    Start date
    January, March, September
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Diploma in hospitality management

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    Hospitality -Hotel and Resort Services Management - OCDip
    Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,922 CAD
    Start date
    January, May, September
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Certificate in hospitality management

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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
    Tuition fees per year
    16,532 CAD
    Start date
    September
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    Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management - OCGCert
    Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    14,376 CAD
    Start date
    January, September
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Pathway in hospitality management

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

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Tuition fees per year
    11,500 USD
    Start date
    February, September
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    Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Pre-Master’s - PGP
    Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    13,230 GBP
    Start date
    September
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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
    Tuition fees per year
    13,230 USD
    Start date
    June, July, August
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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.