Hospitality Management

Make the difference for your guests and keep the books balanced with our B.A. Hospitality Management

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Create special moments, put a smile on guests’ faces and master unexpected situations with IU International University of Applied Sciences’ B.A. Hospitality Management. During your hospitality management studies, you will gain the knowledge you need to excel in the hospitality industry. You will learn the business and hotel-specific basics, evaluate practical case studies and study methods of quality control. In your electives, you will be able to choose from topics such as gastronomy and catering, tourism management and event management to round off your studies and start on the path to success. 

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All the important details about this programme

  • Study model
    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
    180 ECTS
    Study format: Online or On Campus
  • Duration of study
    36 months
    Part time models available
  • Study Fees
    Online: From 375 75 euros per month
    On Campus: From 583 349 euros per month
  • Accreditation
    180 ECTS - English - Online
    Currently in accreditation process

    180 ECTS - English - On Campus
    Currently in accreditation process
  • Admission
    High School Certificate
    English Skills
    Scholarship Programme Options
  • Reduce your study fees
    Many scholarship options available
Information about the start of studies
Online: Official start date 01.09.2022 (English, 180 ECTS)
On Campus: Official start date 01.10.2022 (English, 180 ECTS)
Information on state accreditation
Subject to state accreditation. We expect the Ministry's approval no later than the start of the programme. So far, all of our programmes have been successfully accredited and approved on time.
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Don’t yet meet the requirements for work experience, English language skills or level of education? Not a problem – IU’s Scholarship Programme gives you the chance to start your online degree and fulfil the eligibility criteria while you study, just get us your proof of work experience, English language skill and education certificates to us before you complete 50% of your ECTS.

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Your IU International University of Applied Sciences B.A. Hospitality Management will equip you with the tools to plan and implement the steps needed to successfully run a hospitality business. You will combine these with business skills like accounting and principles of management to keep the business running smoothly. In addition, you get the opportunity to get an in-depth look at electives based on your career aspirations, tourism management, event management, gastronomy and catering, international HR and leadership, international brand management and corporate communication and many more.

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In your fifth and sixth semesters, you will choose three elective modules amounting to 30 ECTS to adapt your degree to your specific interests.


Whether in the hotel industry, in gastronomy, in privately run businesses or in international companies - you decide where you use your unique skillset. Pursue your interests in gastronomy and catering, marketing, event management or become active in other areas that suit you. The shortage of skilled workers in the hospitality industry will work in your favour, with a bachelor's degree in hospitality management you will become a specialist in the field.

Event Management
Gastronomy and Catering
Tourism Management
Applied Sales
Managing People and Fundamentals of Business Psychology
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Career outlook

Hospitality and professional guest service are reliant on first-rate people skills in front of the scenes, as well as perfect organisation of availabilities, finances, personnel and use of goods according to the most modern business methods behind them. The distance learning bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management prepares you for the challenges of everyday hotel life. You can work in roles such as the following.

Front Office Manager

As a Front Office Manager, not only are you responsible for hotel check-ins, you are also responsible for staff deployment, continuous room occupancy and complaint management. Together with your team, you are the most important contact person for the guests and responsible for the first impression. As the link between the back office and reception, you ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Revenue Manager

As a Revenue Manager, it is your job to optimise the revenues of your hotel. To do this, you develop pricing strategies, create analyses and statistics, maintain the reservation systems and set budgets. Your goal is to get your customers the best deal. Not only will you be doing this, but you will also be working closely with the front office and sales.

Sales and Marketing Manager

As a sales and marketing manager, you will be responsible for planning and implementing a commercial plan within budget, driving appropriate marketing initiatives through media planning and cross-selling to create greater synergies between sales and marketing. You will also acquire new and maintain relationships with existing customers in different target markets and strategically supporting the team in developing new business in relevant markets.

Study Models & Fees

Find a plan to suit you: For our online programmes, you can easily choose whether you want to study full time or part time. This helps you fit learning to your schedule.  

Full time

Duration 36 months

Perfect for those who want to hit the ground running and learn at the fastest pace possible. Starting from:

€583 €117 / month Apply now

Part time

Duration 48 months

Great for all-round talents who want to go full throttle in their studies but also keep up with other commitments. Starting from:

€489 €98 / month Apply now


Duration 72 months

Ideal for students with a lot of work or family commitments. This plan also reduces monthly study costs. Starting from:

€375 €75 / month Apply now
*Price information:

For students in Asia, Africa, and South & Central America, the prices displayed show regular tuition fees including graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. For students from Europe, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan & South Korea, the prices displayed do not include graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. Additional fees may apply.

Our IU study programmes include the following benefits

  • Take exams online

  • Study materials

  • Access to partner network

  • Free extension of study period

  • Online library as well as podcasts and videos

  • Flexible payment options

  • Correction and assessment of module exams

  • Online forums

  • Support and career services

What our students say

  • In both my passion and my career, the skills and competencies I learned at IU have made a big difference.

    Zena Massaad, MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • The university teaching at IU is characterised by a high degree of practical relevance.

    Diana Valdez, M.A. International Management
  • You can participate in IU events and establish an excellent network. My career proves it: networking is the key to success!

    Sandip Modha, MBA - Master of Business Administration

Admission requirements

You can start your desired study programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences if you meet the requirements.
Admission Requirements (Bachelor)
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Why IU is a great choice
  • The Best of Both Worlds

    Choose where you want to spend which semester and switch between online and campus studies. Our new approach sets us apart from our competitors and gives you freedom to experience online studies and campus life. All you need to do is let us know in advance.  

  • Accredited & Globally Recognised

    IU International is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated.  

  • Gain Real Support

    We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and forums to exchange with other students. You also have full access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions.  

  • The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

    Our courses provide you with key theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Our wide range of subject specialisations gives you maximum choice and allows you to immerse yourself in areas that match your interests.

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