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Overview

Whether you have aspirations of running your own hotel or managing a catering company, the BA (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality Management will equip you with the skills needed to do so successfully. Delivered in partnership with University for the Creative Arts (UCA), this programme will help you develop extensive knowledge of the industry by choosing one of two pathways to help you steer your career in the right direction.

You’ll have the option to choose between the three or four-year International Route programme. The 4 years international route programme includes a foundation year which will introduce you to the fundamentals of creative business and management whilst preparing you to use the English language in academic work.

Berlin School of Business and Innovation is in partnership with the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), a Gold Standard institution under the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF). As a result of this partnership, BSBI is able to offer the BA (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality Management programme. UCA is an acclaimed creative institution in the UK that ranks highly in all three of the major UK league tables. The university has also been ranked 13th out of all UK universities in the Guardian League Table 2020; and ranked no.7 in the 2021 Guardian League Tables for Business, Management & Marketing.

Secure your place on this programme by applying today. Find out how to apply here.

What will you experience?

The BA (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality Management programme develops your critical thinking, analytical, communication, intercultural and entrepreneurial skills, all of which are necessary in the domain of tourism, hospitality, food and management. You will also learn how to apply business administration principles including modelling, management and marketing theory and additionally, its related subfields and sectors.

All of our students are taught in our well-equipped classrooms through lectures, discussions and even class visits. As you’ll be based in Berlin, you’ll be surrounded by some of the world’s top employers as well as a thriving start-up community.

Why study this course?

With the BA (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality Management programme you will learn how to apply hospitality management techniques and concepts across the globe. As such, you will study management theories and their real-world application. You will also develop problem-solving and decision-making skills, which are vital for successful management in the hospitality sector. This programme is an excellent starting point for your career in the tourism industry.

You will earn a bachelor’s degree with 120 UK credits per year (equivalent to 60 ECTS per year). This helps student mobility in the EU when it comes to transferring credits from one higher education institution to another.

Who should take this course?

At BSBI, we want to help students to become business leaders in their preferred industries. Throughout your three or four-year International Route programme you will develop expert knowledge of the tourism and hospitality industry and learn how to apply your skills to help organisations meet their strategic goals. If you’re ambitious, hard-working and passionate about a future in tourism and hospitality, we encourage you to enrol.

Course Price

International students price: €9,000/year

EU students price: €7,000/year

Save up to 50% reduction on your fees via our High Achiever scholarship scheme. Terms and conditions apply.*

The School's admissions process is subject to the Consumer Contracts (Terms and Conditions). Information on your Right of Withdrawal and our Refund Policy can be found in the BSBI study agreement.

Programme Structure

The majority of your work will be completed in groups and on-going support will be provided through the use of structured, targeted individual tutorials and online tutorials.

The learning and teaching will consist of a variety of elements such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, animated/non-animated video, practical work, seminars and trips. The assessment strategy will include individual/group reports and/or presentations, case studies, essays, portfolio development, reflective journals and experiential work based activities. 

The pathway will be offered only if sufficient demand exists. 

Foundation Year (International Route)
  • Introduction to Creative Business and Management
  • English for Academic Purposes, Research and Study Skills
  • Marketing, Communication and Branding
  • Creative Business Project
  • Introduction to the German language
BA 1st Year
  • Introduction Hospitality in Tourism and Events
  • Tourism Sociology
  • Academic Writing & Study Skills
  • Consumer Marketing
  • Academic English Communications
  • Language Elective 1
  • Personal & Professional Development & Communications
  • Economics for the Global Service Industry
  • Introduction to Dining Operations LAB
  • Year 1: Tourism and Event Management Pathway
  • Principles of Event Management
  • Year 1: Hospitality and Food & Beverage Pathway
  • Food & Beverage Service Operations LAB
  • Introduction to the German language
BA 2nd Year
  • Tourism Planning and Experience
  • Hotel and Restaurant Design
  • Heritage Tourism and International Hospitality Cultures
  • Language Elective 2
  • Human Resources Management in Tourism
  • Marketing Tourism and E-Commerce
  • Tourism and Hospitality Law
  • Year 2: Hospitality and Food & Beverage Pathway
  • Front Office Operations and Reservation Systems
  • Housekeeping Operations
  • Transportation: The Airline and Cruising Industry
  • Sport Events Tourism
  • Hotel Yield Management
  • Year 2: Tourism and Events Management Pathway
  • Kitchen Operations LAB
  • Wine and Beverage Studies
  • Food Hygiene, Safety and Terminology
  • Professional Kitchen and Pastry Techniques
  • Restaurant Revenue Management
  • Advanced German language
BA 3rd Year
  • Sustainable Tourism in the Developing World
  • Strategic Management in the Hotel and Hospitality Businesses
  • Costing and Budgets of Tourism and Hospitality Industry
  • Dissertation
  • Year 3: Tourism and Events Management Pathway
  • Tourism and Urban Change
  • Event Experience Design
  • Year 3: Hospitality and Food & Beverage Pathway
  • Food and Beverage Workshops
  • Commodity Purchasing and Food Merchandising
  • Business German language
  • Delivery: On-campus
  • Pathways: Tourism and Events Management/ Hospitality and Food and Beverage Management 
  • Duration: Three/four-years with the foundation (International Route)  
  • Intakes: October 2021 | October 2022 (Three years course) February, October 2022 (International Route)
  • Campus: BSBI Berlin, Germany
  • Degree awarded by University for the Creative Arts
  • Price: €9,000/year (International students) | €7,000/year (EU students)

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The School's admissions process is subject to the Consumer Contracts (Terms and Conditions). Information on your Right of Withdrawal and our Refund Policy can be found in the BSBI study agreement.

Foundation (International Route)

Minimum age 17 (titles awarded upon completion of at least 11 years of schooling)

Academic Qualifications ECCTIS UK equivalent to GCSE

English Language requirements

  • Official English Tests
    • IELTS – minimum OS 5.0 (with min 4.5 in each component);
    • Password test – minimum OS 5.0 (with min 4.5 in each component)
    • PTE (Academic) – minimum OS of 46 (with min 41 in each component);     
    • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT OS B1 Achiever High Pass
    • Duolingo test with an overall score of 95+
  • West African Certificates (WAEC AND NECO only) with a minimum of C6 in English and issued within the last 5 years. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) is also accepted with an overall grade C or above. For Tanzania and Cameroon, we request an IELTS (or equivalent certificate).
  • Nationals of a majority English speaking country who have taken their academic qualifications in that country, do not need to sit an English test ( Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Malta, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, UK and USA
  • The English Language test can be waived and a Medium of Instruction Letter submitted if:
    • applicants have achieved ECCTIS UK recognised High School Certificate, where the medium of instruction was entirely in English (teaching and assessment)
    • you are a Canadian national who has completed studies at an English-speaking School/College/University

BA (Hons):    

Minimum age: 18 years old  (titles awarded upon completion of at least 12 years of schooling)

Academic Qualifications: a school leaving certificate that allows you to pursue higher education in Germany (e.g. Abitur, Fachhochschulreife, Matura or International Baccalaureate), or International school leaving certificates, or BTEC/National Diploma, or Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education.

If you do not meet the above academic requirements, applicants with professional qualifications and/or 4 or more years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis

English language requirements: 

  • Official English Tests
    • IELTS – minimum OS 6.0 (with min 5.5 in each component);
    • Password test – minimum OS 6.0 (with min 5.5 in each component);
    • PTE (Academic) – minimum OS of 56 ( with min 51 in each component);
    • TOEFL IBT OS 80 (Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 17);
    • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency OS 69 (min 162 in each component)
    • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT OS B2 Communicator High Pass (min 33 in each component)
    • Duolingo test with an overall score of 105
  • The English Language test can be waived and a Medium of Instruction Letter submitted if:
    • applicants who have achieved ECCTIS UK recognised High-School Certificate within the last 2 years where the medium of instruction was entirely in English (teaching and assessment). Medium of instruction letter can also be accepted if the applicant have graduated within the last 5 years but must be supported by a Duolingo test
    • you are a Canadian national who has completed studies at an English-speaking School/College/University
  • West African Certificates (WAEC AND NECO only) with a minimum of C6 in English and issued within the last 5 years. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) is also accepted with an overall grade C or above. For Tanzania and Cameroon, we request an IELTS (or equivalent certificate).
  • Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge AICE certificates
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma if: English Syllabus A: Standard or Higher Grade 4, or above and English Syllabus B: Standard Grade 5 or Higher Grade 4, or above
  • Nationals of a majority English speaking country who have taken their academic qualifications in that country, do not need to sit an English test ( Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Malta, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, UK and USA

*Above High School Certificate can be Undergraduate Certificate, Undergraduate Diploma, HNC, HND, CertHE, DipHE, etc.

You can apply now to study with BSBI! It’s quick and easy, here’s how it works:

  1. Create an account here
  2. Select the programme and intake you want to apply for
  3. Complete all sections of the online application
  4. Submit online application
  5. Our Admissions Team will liaise with you with regards to next steps

BSBI has launched five Professional Certificate courses in order to support students further in their employability, skills and continued development throughout their education.

These courses will also help you better understand your strengths, competencies and areas for development – helping to progress your professional development.

Save up to 50% reduction on your fees via our High Achiever scholarship scheme. Terms and conditions apply*

*Terms and Conditions:

  • Only international students are eligible for the High Achiever scholarship scheme.
  • Not applicable for European passport holders, you can apply for our current scholarships here
  • Students with high school scores from 60% will be eligible for the High Achiever scholarship scheme – from 50% for foundation programmes
  • The High Achiever Scholarship scheme is subject to approval by Admissions
  • To secure the scholarship, a minimum deposit of €2,000 must be paid before the deadline
  • The tuition fee balance must be paid before the start of the programme – unless a payment plan has been agreed
  • This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or scholarships 
  • Terms and conditions of the Study Agreement are still applicable.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successfully completing the BA (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality Management programme, you will be able to:

Knowledge

  • Understand how the specific features of Tourism and Hospitality Management work together to inform strategy and operations within a global context
  • Discuss and apply coherent and detailed knowledge of Tourism and Hospitality industries
  • Debate current professional opinion and research about trends in Tourism and Hospitality Management and changes that may affect its development in the near or mid-term future

Application

  • Use in-depth information to analyse complex problems and suggest creative (sometimes original) solutions appropriate to professional practice in Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Manage operations, innovations and people management to identify and respond to changing briefs in a range of Tourism and Hospitality contexts
  • Evaluate critical arguments and information (that may be incomplete) to frame appropriate questions and make judgements regarding solutions to problems related to Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Apply a range of methods and techniques to review, consolidate, and extend their knowledge, skills and attitudes to support decision-making within the respective industries

Skills

  • Initiate and carry out projects - exercising initiative and personal responsibility - to enable Tourism and Hospitality businesses to achieve defined strategic marketing goals
  • Apply high-quality managerial and professional skills to create compelling, professional communications to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Plan and manage your own ongoing professional development making appropriate use of professional opportunities, networks, publications and research sources

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The Virtual Student Lounge

BSBI offers you the opportunity to attend our Virtual Student Lounge to help you gain an insight into life at the school. Through a video call consultation, you’ll be able to get a virtual campus tour, learn more about our programmes, bursaries and scholarships, and get answers to any questions you might have regarding the admission procedure.

You’ll also be able to discover more about living and studying in Europe’s start-up capital, Berlin and find out more about the services on offer at BSBI.