International Hospitality Management - BA (Hons) (Top Up)
This course is designed as a top-up to undergraduate/BA level for those students who, through full or part time routes, have studied at intermediate level in hospitality related areas i.e. foundation or HND level. The programme will enhance the vocational nature of previous qualifications through a series of academic, management and vocationally based learning experiences. The culmination of the honours programme is student based learning through the dissertation or enterprise project, combining high level academic input with a holistic reflective viewpoint. For those who wish to study management and vocational areas only, the option of a BA (Ordinary) is also available.
Students entering from intermediate programmes may have to complete a series of bridging studies which will be completed prior to entry onto the programmes.
- Bridging (depending on students prior achievement)
- Industrial Work Experience
- Research Methods
- Study Skills
Year Three (Equivalent):
- Strategic management
- Current issues
- Food and Beverage Management
- Design of Hospitality Facilities
Three from a range of business and vocational areas.
BA (Hons) students will complete a triple credit value, project based module as a Dissertation or Enterprise Project.
Graduates will acquire a range of skills and knowledge required for management positions in the largest sector of employment in the UK. These skills enable graduates to develop into senior managers in a relatively short period of time in a wide range of areas including employment in hotels, restaurants, licensed retail management, personnel and marketing in hospitality, armed services, contract, health service and welfare catering.
Applicants should have one of the following:
- HND or equivalent in hospitality related areas.
- Foundation degree in hospitality related areas.
Applicants without the academic qualifications above will be unlikely to enter the programme at Level three. Those students wishing to enhance their career prospects are strongly encouraged to engage in the HNC or foundation degree programmes and look at this programme as a top-up to ordinary or honours level.
School: Cardiff School of Management
Course Length: Two years part-time
Students are required to attend at least one day a week and undertake a summer school before the start of year one.
Assessment is by a range of assignment and examinations in most modules. Project work will be on an individual basis and supported by specialist tutorials.
Members of the programme team will interview all applicants following receipt of an application form. The programme team will recommend to the applicant whether the honours or ordinary route will be in the best interests of the student.