International Hotel Management

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

  • 7 Semesters
  • Full time
  • Practical study
  • 210 ECTS
  • €590/Month

Do you dream of becoming a hotel manager and are you a communicative type? Then the BA International Hotel Management programme fits you like a glove. In this multifaceted job, you will ensure the smooth running of international hotels.

  • English
  • summer and winter semester
  • stay abroad

Your course content What you will learn

In the English taught Bachelor's study programme International Hotel Management you prepare for a leading position in the international hotel industry. You learn how to manage a hotel strategically and sustainably, how to motivate your employees, how to develop marketing and event concepts and how to create financing and business plans. In combination with the improvement of your language skills, you will be well prepared for an international career.

The world is on the move, more powerful and more complex than ever before - which means that the tourism industry is also constantly developing. The megatrends in mobility and digitalisation, but also individualisation and connectivity are all part of this global development. The future requires your ability to recognise these needs and to respond accordingly. Therefore, you will start being part of the process yourself and exerting influence.

In the English taught International Hotel Management degree we will teach you both business basics and specific knowledge of the hotel industry. You will acquire know-how in the fields of business administration and economics as well as in human resources and accounting. You will also be trained in marketing and social media in order to develop advertising strategies for a hotel. Moreover, you will receive an overview of sales & distribution and quality management. In order to strengthen your future leadership role, business management and leadership will be addressed during your studies - we will also train your soft skills and provide you with various methods to successfully manage teams and projects. The study programme will enable you to deal with complex hotel management problems independently, professionally and efficiently.

The International Hotel Management programme is the perfect choice for you if:

  • you want to get to know foreign cultures and work in an international setting
  • you would like to speak several languages
  • you love hospitality and are a passionate host
  • you would like to gain a foothold in the versatile hotel industry with numerous job facets
  • you can focus on the needs of customers and guests
  • you have stamina
  • teamwork is one of your strengths.

What your curriculum looks like:

  • 7 semesters, divided into topic-oriented modules
  • 3 internships over a total of 11 months
  • 6-month international internship semester
  • 4 integrated foreign language modules: you will learn at least 2 foreign languages (compulsory Business English) and can take further language courses of your choice free of charge. Besides Business English you can choose between Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic, Italian and Russian.

Your career prospects Our innovative approach that pays off

As an International Hotel Management graduate you can work for international hotel companies.
Your possibilities are absolutely diverse: you can apply your skills in marketing, human resources, controlling and revenue management or in other responsible positions. The hotel industry is one of the largest employers worldwide. Due to the shortage of skilled workers, qualified personalities are in great demand in this sector. So, if you want to enter the industry, you are betting on a future-oriented market.



Best perspectives - with a degree in International Hotel Management

You could get started in these areas:

  • Management & Administration, e.g. Directorate, Human Resource Management, Accounting, Controlling
  • Sales & Marketing, e.g. Revenue Management, Public Relations, Convention Sales
  • Rooms Division, e.g. reception, Guest Relations/Guest services, Executive Floor, Housekeeping
  • Food & Beverage, e.g. F & B administration, banquet service, bar management, room service
  • Head Office, e.g. in Hotel Development, Quality Management etc.

With the internationally recognised and FIBAA-accredited Bachelor's degree you also qualify for further education such as a Master’s degree. This is the ideal foundation for a further academic career in business administration or hospitality management. In addition, there are possibilities to make your way to higher management positions in the hotel industry, up to General Manager positions - or for a job in teaching and science.

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And these are your modules

7 Semester 210 ECTS
1. Semester

1. Semester

  • Managerial concepts & operations 5
  • Management of International Hospitality & Gastronomy Markets 5
  • Academic writing 5
  • IT tools and methods 5
  • Language I. (Chain 1)* 5
  • Management in the Hotel & Gastronomy Industry (Chain 2) 5
  • Internship I. 5

We currently offer the following languages for you:

  • Business English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Russian
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Italian.
2. Semester

2. Semester

  • Economic Structures and Mechanisms 5
  • Finance I 5
  • Hotel Operations 5
  • Industry project hotel operations 5
  • Language II.* (Chain 1) 5
  • Language III. (Chain 2)* 5

*Wir bieten aktuell folgende Sprachen für euch an:

  • Business Englisch
  • Spanisch
  • Französisch
  • Russisch
  • Arabisch
  • Chinesisch
  • Italienisch.
3. Semester

3. Semester

  • Human Resource Management 5
  • Marketing & Social Media Management 5
  • Sales and Distribution 5
  • Human Resource- or Marketing Concept 5
  • Law (Chain 1) 5
  • Language IV. (Chain 2)* 5

*We currently offer the following languages for you:

  • Business English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Russian
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Italian.
4. Semester

4. Semester

  • Internship II. (Practical phase) 30
5. Semester

5. Semester

  • Strategic Management 5
  • Quality and Process Management 5
  • Event and Concept Management 5
  • Industry project for Event and Concept Management 5
  • International Hotel Development Project (Chain 1) 5
  • Finance II. (Chain 2) 5
6. Semester

6. Semester

  • International Networks in the Tourism Industry 5
  • Finance III. 5
  • Leadership 5
  • Consolidation: Lab Project 5
  • Empirical Research Methods (Chain) 5
7. Semester

7. Semester

  • Internship III. 15
  • Colloquium for the bachelor thesis 3
  • Bachelor Thesis 12
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Admission requirements Our requirements

These are the necessary requirements:

  •    University entrance qualification (general university entrance qualification, university of applied sciences entrance qualification)
  •    Curriculum Vitae
  •    Very good English language skills. We accept TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAE, CPE, IELTS 6.5, Toefl 87, or a similar language certificate

Fees and Funding Your tuition fees

The tuition fees are as follows:

  • for EU/EEA students (incl. Switzerland and Western Balkans): €3,540 per semester (€590 per month)
  • for non-EU/non-EEA students: €4,500 per semester 

The amount is fixed for the entire period of study. In addition, an enrolment fee of €500 for EU/EEA students (€900 for non-EU/non-EEA students) is charged at the beginning of the course.

Your studies at the Dresden School of Management are a valuable investment in your future. As a student at an SRH campus you will benefit from small study groups, individual support and practice-oriented courses. Thus, you will be well prepared for a successful career in management. 

You have the following options to finance your studies

  1. BAföG The Dresden School of Management is supported by the Office for Educational Promotion in Berlin, as we are a campus of the Berlin University of Applied Sciences. (Only applicable for German citizenship.)// For further information please visit:
  2. Child Benefit If you are studying, you are entitled to child allowance until you are 25 years old. (Only applicable for German citizenship.)// Information via:
  3. Student Jobs Our Career Service will be happy to assist you in your part-time job search.
  4. Educational Funds The SRH and some other institutes offer you a study financing scheme, where the repayment depends on your income and only takes place after you have successfully started your career. // Information via: or | |
  5. Educational Loans Here you have the possibility to get a monthly loan for your studies. // Information via: or
  6. Scholarships There are numerous private, public or non-profit institutions that offer grants and scholarships for students. You do not have to be highly talented for this; committed volunteers, studying mothers / fathers and other groups are also eligible. // Information via: I I I

Our student advisory service will be happy to inform you about all financing options!

Apply now Application process and deadlines

Please apply online via! After evaluation we will invite you to an individual interview.

We do not have application deadlines, but due to the processing time, we recommend an early application before your desired study start.

Regardless of winter or summer semester: You can apply at any time. The best way is to use our online application form.

We need the following documents from you:

  • school-leaving certificate
  • university certificates, module handbook and certificates as well as transcripts of your Bachelor's degree
  • English language skills: confirmation from your school/university that your medium of instruction was English or a certificate such asTOEFL, IELTS; TOEIC, CAE, CPE, Duolingo Certificate 95, TOEFL - Special Home Edition 87 ibt, IELTS Indicator 6.5 average or a similar language certificate.
  • curriculum vitae
  • copy of the passport
  • certificates of traineeships - if available
  • letter of recommendation - if available

How we move on after your application:

After receiving your application, we will contact you. You will receive an invitation for an individual interview - either at our campus, by skype or via phone. The purpose of the interview is to get to know you better, to find out your motivation for this programme and, of course, to answer your questions.


We are looking forward to meeting you!

Get started now Your path into the future

  • You will take part in a step-by-step learning experience
  • You will study in practice-oriented tasks in small teams
  • You can concentrate on what's important in 5-week-blocks
  • You will receive individual support from your lecturers

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