International Hospitality Management

University:Dania Academy of Higher Education - Campus Randers
Location Randers, Denmark
Minervavej 63, 8960 Randers
Duration: years
Study start (Application deadline)
Tuition fee (EU/EEA/CH):0 EUR
Service Package Fee: 150 EUR
Tuition fee (Non-EU):apx. 4 100 EUR (per semester)
Service Package Fee: 150 EUR

The International Hospitality Management top-up Bachelor programme will qualify you to independently analyse, assess and reflect on issues as well as manage practice-related and complex assignments related to operations, development, administration and management within one of the fastest growing industries in the world. This programme is a 1 ½ year top-up programme worth 90 ECTS and can be pursued by graduates holding an AP Degree in Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management, an AP Degree in Marketing Management or similar Degrees. Graduates of the International Hospitality Management programme will be awarded a Professional Bachelor Degree in International Hospitality Management.


The International Hospitality Management programme is designed to combine theory with practice. The first two semesters are taught at the academy through a combination of classroom teaching, company visits, projects and case studies. In the final semester, theory is applied in practice through an internship in a company of your choice and a final exam project.

Programme structure

The top-up programme consists of five core areas: Leadership, Strategy, Philosophy of Science and Methodology, Economics and Cultural Awareness and Customer Relations.

The core areas

Employee and Organizational Development

This subject element covers management, hospitality and cultural and guest perceptiveness in relation to developing oneself, employees and the organization.


The purpose of the local educational element Employability is that the student pick up the ability to analyse and reflect on own competences in relation to needs of the industry. In addition, the purpose is that the student based on an analysis of own competencies can schedule a personal development plan as well as a development plan for others. The development plan must aim to develop competences, which the industry demand now and in the future.

Business Operations

This subject element covers management of finances, expenditure and income in relation to the company’s sustainable development. There is a focus on management assessment of operations development within the participant’s own organization.

Hospitality and Hostmanship

This subject element covers cultural and guest perceptiveness and communication and developing these in the company with focus on developing a hospitality/hostmanship mind-set that can create value in the company.

Strategic Value Creation

This subject element covers strategy and finances in relation to developing new and existing focus areas. The focus is on developing a mind-set that can handle changes and ongoing development, while also implementing strategic decisions.


In order to create the right balance between your theoretical knowledge and your ability to apply it in practice, you must spend three months as an intern in an organization. Through the internship, you will contribute to creating value for the company while also developing your personal and professional competencies.

The internship experience will give you a grate insight on life into the real-business world after graduation.

The aim of the internship is to ensure real-life competencies and the development of professional and personal vocational competencies. 

You will solve practical problems on a methodical basis by using relevant theories and models, and thus creating value for the company.

You will find an internship in close collaboration with your internship counselor, and together with the internship company you will set the framework and criteria for the placement. All internships must be approved by the Academy in order to ensure the quality and relevance of the internship.


Moving abroad for studies can be a big step for you but also a fantastic way to make lifelong friends .

What can you expect when you become a student at Dania?

The teaching is based on real-life cases and we combine group work with individual assigments and self study. Moreover, you are always encouraged to ask questions during and after class in order to get as much knowledge as possible.

One of the most common questions international students ask us is “What is life like at Dania?”.

Your studies will of course be your first priority, but an enjoyable student social life also represents and important part of the university experience in Denmark. Each university campus is filled with a wide range of students who, like you, are eager to meet people and exchange ideas. The friends you make at your university can become lifelong friends, or even part of your global network of business contacts.

One of the best ways to build your social circle is to participate in the on-campus activities.

The teaching is a combination of classroom teaching, projects, case studies, guest speakers and company visits. The focus is on evidence drawn from practice.

Dania Academy is characterized by committed teachers that you can always get in touch with if you should need a chat, whether it is of professional or personal nature.

The first period at your new place of study things can be overwhelming and surprising because a lot of things you have been accustomed to in your home country or from your high school will be different.

There will be many things to consider, both new people and a lot of practical issues. You must learn how to structure your time and prioritize. There will be a requirement that you study full time and work commites with your field of study, this means that you must prepare yourself on your own. You will find several exams during your first year in several different subjects.


You can experience more international and Danish culture by going to international gatherings and parties, debates and other cultural activities on campus.

The Friday Bar

The Friday Bar concept is also very popular among students and is normally held on campus – another fantastic way to make lifelong friends with other students and get actively involved in campus life.


With a degree in International Hospitality Management you can look for a Managerial-level job within many different lines of business. The hospitality area is one of the fastest growing in the world.

You can for example become:

  • Hotel Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Event Manager
  • Tourism Manager

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