Management, operations and strategy development

The programme is a 1½-year addition (top-up) to the AP Degrees in Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Marketing Management or equivalent degrees.

As a Bachelor in International Hospitality Management, you have achieved the skills to handle practical tasks in management and operations, marketing and developing service, hotel, restaurant and tourism organizations. You will have the tools to compile budgets and be knowledgeable of economic issues within the service industry. You will also gain a larger understanding of service and intercultural issues in relation to customers, suppliers and partners.

Lessons will be in both Danish and English, in order to strengthen your language and intercultural skills.

  • Admission requirements

    Study start

    August 

    Requirements and assesment

    Graduates from the AP Degree in Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management and the AP Degree in Marketing Management satisfy the admission requirements for the BA in International Hospitality Management. Graduates from similar programmes with similar ECTS in economics, methodology, organization and management, culture, and strategy may also apply.

    When assessing applications the following factors are considered:

    • Average grade from qualifying exam
    • Grade(s) in service economics/business economics or similar subject from qualifying exam
    • Motivated application letter
    • Relevant work experience, including military service (max. 12 months)
    • Relevant supplementary education and/or courses
    • Other experience, e.g. folk high school, extended stays abroad, voluntary work (min. 3 months)
    • Grade(s) in English on level B or similar (applicants who have not graduated from a Danish business academy only)

    If there are more applicants than places available, the best qualified applicants will be admitted.

    English requirements - Top-up Bachelor's degrees

    • TOEFL paper-based score (Minimum score accepted: 550+)
    • TOEFL computer-based test score (Minimum score accepted: 213+)
    • TOEFL internet-based score (Minimum score accepted: 80)
    • IELTS academic score (Minimum score accepted: 6.0+)
    • Cambridge Advanced (Minimum score accepted: Grade C)
    • Cambridge Proficiency (Minimum score accepted: Grade C)
    • Danish students (Minimum score accepted: Level B)
    • Common European Framework for Languages (Minimum score accepted: Level B2)

    Application

    All applications must be submitted online. Download your application.

    Find out what the deadline is for submitting your application form. Learn more about our application deadline.

  • Content and structure

    The Bachelor in International Hospitality Management is a 1½ year addition to the AP Degrees Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management or Marketing Management, or similar courses on the AP Degree Level. The degree is divided into three semesters (90 ECTS).

    The first two semesters are based on both theory and practice and include project work, guest lectures, etc. The second semester finishes with an internship abroad or in Denmark. It is important that you take an active part in finding the internship that matches the professional profile you want to acquire.

    The third semester consists of theory and practice and the final bachelor project, which concludes the programme. The students choose the topic of their bachelor report in consultation with the Academy and preferably with a company as well.

    Lessons will be in both Danish and English, in order to strengthen your language and intercultural skills.

    During your studies, you have the opportunity to study abroad during your 2nd semester.

    Read more about the semesters

  • Further education

    There are several opportunities to pursue further studies, once you have completed your Bachelor Degree, both in Denmark and abroad. If you would like to know more about your opportunities for further study, please contact the student counselling.

    Student profile

    Nikolai completed his AP Degree in Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management at Cph Business’ Nørrebro campus and studied abroad at Harvard University in US. Read Nikolai’s advice on how to plan a stay abroad.

    Please note: some further study opportunities with other educational institutions may have extra application requirements for admission.

  • Learning environment and study activities

    At Cphbusiness, we see it as our most important task to contribute to your development so that you can help create the future business life.

    Thus, Cphbusiness’ study activities aim to develop your academic and personal skill set in order to let you navigate in an organisation and create value at a work place or start and run your own company.

    Study activities

    We believe that you learn best by working with specific tasks in practice. Therefore, our student activities are less focused on traditional teaching and to a greater extent built around activities where you play an active role yourself. You will have co-responsibility for and influence on your own learning, and feedback will be an important part of the study activities.

    Besides traditional teaching, the study activities will include project work, cases and assignment work, where you through cooperation and dialogue solve specific tasks along with your fellow students and with your lecturers as counsellors. Furthermore, you will be challenged in digital study activities.

    At Cphbusiness, all of the study programmes are scheduled as a full-time course of study. However, we try to create an environment where you can study full-time and also work at a part-time job. We do this in order to help you strengthen your business skills. As a result of this, you typically have two half days or one whole day off every week, which you can use on your part-time job, together with your study group or on your own preparation.

    Education with a world of opportunities

    At Cphbusiness, we offer you the opportunity to build and unfold your global, intercultural and linguistic skills through study activities, where you cooperate with students from all over the world. As a natural part of the study programme, the teaching activities including books and cases etc. will be in English.

    At every study programme, an obligatory internship is included where you can test your own skills in a company abroad or in an international company in Denmark. In doing so, you will prepare yourself for the global job market that waits for you until you have graduated.

    What we expect of you as a student

    Active participation in the study activities at Cphbusiness is to a great extent helping you feeling equipped for your future job. Therefore, we expect that you:

    • participate in study activities with lecturers, in study groups and on an individual level;
    • participate in a mix of study activities (for example project work, workshops, digital learning activities and traditional teaching);
    • want to learn in groups along with your fellow students with a diverse background;
    • work full time with your studies – this means around 40 hours weekly besides a potential part-time job; and
    • want to be challenged in your international and linguistic skills.
  • Internship in Danmark

    As part of your programme, you will do a 13 week internship during your 2nd semester. You are responsible for choosing which company or organization, you wish to do an internship with. All students will be assigned an internship counsellor.

    Internship in Denmark

    There are several opportunities to do an internship in Denmark. Some of our students have done internships with for example AC Hotel Bella Sky, Kilroy Travels, Dong Energy and 2gocopenhagen. You therefore have the opportunity to test theories from class with interesting companies, where you will meet new challenges and gain new insights, regardless if you want to focus on service management, hotel and restaurant management, or tourism management.

    How to find an internship in denmark

    There are many ways to find an internship in Denmark. We recommend that you first and foremost use your network, such as your teachers, possibly former managers or co-workers, to find an interesting internship.

    We recommend that you use the following tools to find an internship:

    • Your network
    • Social media (especially LinkedIn and Facebook)
    • Your teachers and internship counsellor

    Student profile

    Pia Anna Kierullf did her internship as event maker with DOX:BIO, a film club, promoting documentaries in Denmark.

    Pia Anna had several different tasks, but primarily worked with marketing – ”but I also the cinemas with fundraising. The budgets are pretty small and the challenge is getting sponsors to participate without giving them anything but the marketing. In other words, I have to create a win-win-situation. 

    Event planning is also a big part the job. ”For example, I got some local producers to sponsor screenings with free samples of beer. I also have to deal with technical issues regarding the screenings and webcasts." 

    Read more about Pia Ann’s internship with DOX:BIO.

    Purpose of internship

    The purpose of the internship is to give you the opportunity of applying the theory from class in practice. Your place of internship is expected to contribute with best practice experience that should support your learning goals. During the internship, you are assigned an intern supervisor from Cphbusiness, as well as a contact person in the company.

    Together, you and your intern supervisor agree on the learning goals for your internship. The agreed upon learning goal will determine your role and job function.

    The internship period is concluded with an evaluation meeting, in which the guidance teacher compares your learning from the internship with the initial goals. The internship should be seen as a full-time job.

  • Internship and study abroad

    As part of your programme, you will do a 13 week internship during your 2nd semester. You are responsible for choosing which company or organization you wish to do an internship with. All students will be assigned an internship counsellor.

    Internship abroad

    An internship abroad is an opportunity for both professional and personal development. You will have the opportunity to apply your theory from classes in an international context, while gaining international work experience.

    How to find an internship abroad

    There are several ways to find an internship abroad. We recommend that you first and foremost use your network, such as your teachers, possibly former managers or co-workers, to find an interesting internship.

    We recommend that you use the following tools to find an internship:

    Company profile

    Many of our students do internships abroad every year. Our students have been to, among others, Thailand, Kenya and the Faroe Islands.

    Some of our students have done internships with Go Pro Diving in the Cayman Islands in the carribean. Go Pro Diving is an independent diving company, specializing in continuing development courses for diver instructors and sailors, since 2012. Go Pro Diving offers internships, focussing on service management management.

    Purpose of internship

    The purpose of the internship is to give you the opportunity of applying the theory from class in practice. Your place of internship is expected to contribute with best practice experience that should support your learning goals. During the internship, you are assigned an intern supervisor from Cphbusiness, as well as a contact person in the company.

    Together, you and your intern supervisor agree on the learning goals for your internship. The agreed upon learning goal will determine your role and job function.

    The internship period is concluded with an evaluation meeting, in which the guidance teacher compares your learning from the internship with the initial goals. The internship should be seen as a full-time job.

    Study abroad

    Cphbusiness has several exchange agreements with other European and international educational institutions, regarding exchange stays and study abroad.

    Contact Cphbusiness Study and Career Guidance to learn more about your possibilities for studying abroad.

    Student profile

    Rasmus Hansen did an exchange stay in South Korea. Alexander, Patrick and Tore went on an exchange stay in the US. Karl Emil and Jonas also went to the US. See their videos and learn more about life as an exchange student abroad, the work load and how it differs from here in Denmark, and what else you get out of an exchange stay through Cphbusiness.

     

  • Facts

    Programme

    Bachelor Programme in International Hospitality Management

    Campus

    Cphbusiness Nørrebro
    Blågårdsgade 23B
    2200 København N

    ECTS points

    90

    Duration

    The Bachelor programme is a full-time 1½ year degree

    Lektioner pr. uge

    There are approx. 12 lessons per week. 

    Examples of classes

    • Theory and method
    • Economics
    • Management
    • Intercultural and service understanding
    • Strategy

    Electives

    Students choose between two electives during the 2nd semester. 

    Structure

    • 1.-2. semester: lessons, project work, guest lectures, etc.
    • 2. semester: conclude with internship
    • 3. semester: focus on strategy; conclude with bachelor project
  • Examination and texts

    Every subject in the International Hospitality Management Programme concludes with an exam with external or internal grading. Some courses include additional obligatory learning activitties. The purpose of obligatory learning activities is to document student activity.

    Bachelor project

    The programme is concluded with a written bachelor project, which entails an in-depht analysis of chosen topic. The project is presented at an oral exam, lasting 60 minutes. The written project accounts for 70% of the grade given at the exam. Grades are awarded by the 7-point grading scale and external grading.

    As a rule, the bachelor project is an individual project, but students may apply to write the project together. 

    All previous exams and learning activities must be passed before the student can hand in and present his/her bachelor project.

    Grading scale

    The grading system used in all state-regulated educations as from August/September 2007 is the 7-point grading scale. The grading scale is compatible with the ECTS grading scale. 02 is the minimum grade for passing an exam.

    Apart from the 7-point grading scale, pass/fail assessments may also be used.

    For more information about the grading system, look here.

    Cheating in examinations

    Cheating in examinations is an offence Cphbusiness looks upon with the utmost severity. At the beginning of your classes, you will be thoroughly introduced to our definition of cheating in examinations and to the severe consequences of such behavior.

    Examination regulations

    Read the examination regulations.

  • Student counselling

    Cphbusiness Nørrebro

    Blågårdsgade 23B, 2300 København N

    Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 9.00-14.00.
    Telephone hours: Monday - Thursday 9.00 - 12.00

    E-mail: counsellingnoerrebro@cphbusiness.dk 

    Phone: (+45) 36 15 45 15

    Guidance counsellor

                                                        

      Christine Nolsø Hansen

    Ann Christine Brandt

  • Curriculum

    In the curriculum you can read more on the rules and regulations in your programme, such as the purpose of the programme, admissions requirements, axams, etc. Choose your curriculum guide below, according to which year you start you programme.

    Curriculum

    History

    * The examination rules described in this curriculum no longer apply.

    Examination regulations

  • Tuition fees and scholarships

    The following students do not pay a tuition fee:

    • Danish students.
    • Students from Nordic countries, EU-countries and Iceland, Switzerland and Lichtenstein.
    • All international students regardless of citizenship who hold a permanent residence permit for Denmark or a residence permit in anticipation of permanent stay in Denmark.

    All other students must pay the following fees:

    AP degree

    Marketing Management

    • 1st, 2nd and 3rd semester: DKK 32,500 (4,350 EUR) per semester
    • 4th semester: DKK 25,000 (3,350 EUR)

    Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management

    • 1st and 2nd semester: DKK 32,500 (4,350 EUR) per semester
    • 3rd semester: DKK 25,000 (3,350 EUR)
    • 4th semester: DKK 32,500 (4,350 EUR)

    Computer Science

    • 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th semester: DKK 40,000 (5,400 EUR) per semester
    • 5th semester: DKK 30,000 (4,000 EUR)

    Multimedia Design and Communication

    • 1st, 2nd and 3rd semester: DKK 40,000 (5,400 EUR) per semester
    • 4th semester: DKK 30,000 (4,000 EUR) 

    Top-up Bachelor's degrees

    Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    • 1st and 2nd semester: DKK 32,500 (4,350 EUR) per semester
    • 3rd semester: DKK 25,000 (3,350 EUR) 

    International Hospitality Management

    • 1st semester: DKK 32,500 (4,350 EUR)
    • 2nd semester: DKK 25,000 (3,350 EUR)
    • 3rd semester: DKK 32,500 (4,350 EUR)

    International Sales and Marketing Management

    • 1st and 2nd semester: DKK 32,500 (4,350 EUR) per semester
    • 3rd semester: DKK 25,000 (3,350 EUR) 

    Sport Management

    • 1st and 2nd semester: DKK 32,500 (4,350 EUR) per semester
    • 3rd semester: DKK 25,000 (3,350 EUR) 

    Software Development

    • 1st and 2nd semester: DKK 40,000 (5,400 EUR) per semester
    • 3rd semester: DKK 30,000 (4,000 EUR)

    Web Development

    • 1st and 2nd semester: DKK 40,000 (5,400 EUR) per semester
    • 3rd semester: DKK 30,000 (4,000 EUR)

    Scholarships

    The Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education has a scholarship programme for non-EU citizens. There are only few scholarships available for highly qualified students. The scholarship may be awarded in the form of a (partial) reduction of the tuition fee and/or a monthly grant. Only applicants nominated by Cphbusiness will be taken into consideration for a scholarship. An application form will be forwarded by Cphbusiness to potential candidates after completion of the first semester.

    To find more information about these scholarships please visit Tuition Fees & Scholarships | Study in Denmark.