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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

Bachelor's in hospitality management

  • Lipscomb University Logo

    Hospitality Management Lipscomb University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 30,860 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date January, September
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  • University of Waikato Logo

    Tourism and Hospitality Management University of Waikato, New Zealand

    • Tuition fees per year 28,525 NZD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date February, July
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  • Bournemouth University Logo

    International Hospitality Management Bournemouth University, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 13,750 GBP
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date September
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  • Central Queensland University Logo

    Hospitality Management Central Queensland University, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 25,488 AUD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date March, July, November
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  • London South Bank University Logo

    Tourism and Hospitality Management London South Bank University, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 17,155 GBP
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date September
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Diploma in hospitality management

  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Logo

    Hospitality Management Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 17,250 CAD
    • Program type Undergraduate diploma
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date September
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  • North Island College Logo

    Tourism & Hospitality Management North Island College, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 19,215 CAD
    • Program type Undergraduate diploma
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, September
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Certificate in hospitality management

  • North Island College Logo

    Global Tourism & Hospitality Management North Island College, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 13,635 CAD
    • Program type Undergraduate certificate
    • Duration 8 months
    • Start date January, May, July, September
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Hospitality management graduate programs

Master's in hospitality management

  • Hotel Institute Montreux Logo

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

    • Tuition fees per year 49,100 CHF
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date January, July, October
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  • London South Bank University Logo

    International Tourism and Hospitality Management London South Bank University, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 9,186 GBP
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date September
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  • University of the South Pacific Logo

    Tourism and Hospitality Management University of the South Pacific, Fiji

    • Tuition fees per year 14,120 USD
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date February, July
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  • Lynn University Logo

    Hospitality Management MBA Lynn University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 13,320 USD
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, May
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  • Montpellier Business School Logo

    Tourism and Hospitality Management Montpellier Business School, France

    • Tuition fees per year 13,900 EUR
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date September
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Pathway in hospitality management

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    Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Pre-Master’s Bournemouth University, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 13,230 GBP
    • Program type Postgraduate pathway
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date September
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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.