BA (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality Management

This three /four years international route Bachelor’s in Tourism and Hospitality Management programme has been selected by BSBI from among the many prestigious international degrees offered by University for the Creative Arts.

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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.

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Berlin School of Business and Innovation is in partnership with the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). 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.


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.

The course is delivered 100% on-campus with full access to state-of-the-art facilities. Students will also have additional access to programmes and reading materials via the University for the Creative Arts platform.

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



2024 February: International students Price: €9,450/year | EU students Price: €7,000/year

2024 October: International students Price: €9,925/year | EU students Price: €7,450/year

Berlin | Save up to 50% reduction on your fees via our High Achiever scholarship scheme. This is applicable for International Students only.

Terms and conditions apply. Find out more here.


2024 March: International students Price: €9,450/year | EU students Price: €7,000/year

2024 November: International students Price: €9,925/year | EU students Price: €7,450/year

Paris | Check our special offers. Terms and conditions apply. Find out more here.

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 modules of this programme are offered and delivered 100% on campus. Students will also have additional access to course and reading materials via the University for the Creative Arts platform.

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 if the minimum class size of 15 students is met to ensure a good academic experience.

You will study up to four days per week, in smaller class sizes and more frequent sessions.

For Berlin, teaching takes place Monday to Saturday, with morning, afternoon, or evening sessions.

For Paris, teaching takes place Monday to Friday, with morning (9-1pm) and afternoon sessions (2-6pm).

Foundational 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

Learning Outcomes

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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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