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Bachelor of Science in International Hopitality Management

 

Overview

EHL Bachelor's course in International Hospitality Management

The Bachelor's course offered in Singapore, is considered to be the world's best degree in hospitality management*. The course is open to students who wish to obtain a high-level hotel management degree and who have successfully completed their final secondary school exams, qualifying them for university admission. Students may apply to begin their studies in either February or September.

Upon successful completion of EHL Bachelor's course, students will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in International Hospitality Management (Bachelor of Science HES-SO en hôtellerie et professions de l’accueil), which is officially recognized by the Swiss authorities and protected by the Swiss federal law.

EHL main Campus (Lausanne) is accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE), which ensures the recognition of the degree by North-American universities. Subject to NECHE’s formal approval, the accreditation shall encompass the EHL Bachelor program to be delivered on EHL Singapore Campus.

* EHL is #1 in the 2019 QS World University ranking for Hospitality & Leisure and Management Universities and in the 2019 CEOWorld’s ranking for Best Hospitality and Hotel Management Schools in the World. 

 

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The first intake of the Bachelor's course in International Hospitality Management at EHL Campus (Singapore) will start on Sept 20th 2021. Students will graduate in July 2024.

The Bachelor's course in International Hospitality Management is a three-year academic endeavour (formally, 34 months, including a 6-months Industrial Attachment). The academic year is composed of two semesters of 15 weeks each.

At the end of the second year of study, students will apply the knowledge acquired in the first part of the course during an industrial attachment. It is a unique opportunity to discover the professional world and the first step towards the future career of our students.

The course is taught face-to-face. The average teacher / student ratio is 1 / 24 for language classes, 1 / 40 for classes such as Academic Writing or Business Communication. The maximum teacher / student ratio in other classes is 1 / 80.

The final validation of modules takes place during exams organized at the end of each academic semester and through a diploma project at the end of the third year.

 

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Bachelor's course - Year 1

The goal: To teach you the basic skills that you will need in your future role as a hospitality manager.

In year 1 of the Bachelor's course, modules focus on fundamental management concepts as applied to the hospitality sector, including accounting, economics, marketing, human resources, legal risk and operational management.

You will start working on group projects to develop your interpersonal and leadership skills.
You will take classes in academic writing and foreign languages to enhance your communication skills.

By the end of your first year in the hospitality management Bachelor's course, you will have acquired a set of core decision-making skills that will enable you to effectively deal with day-to-day problems in a business management context.

In this module, students will learn how to represent the micro environment of consumers and firms through the identification of different market structures.

Meanwhile representing the influences and behaviors of all economic exchanges, students will acquire the knowledge necessary to represent the economic exchanges, which a firm has with other organizations by applying fundamental accounting principles and concepts related to the preparation of financial statements.

In parallel, students will learn how to apply mathematical methods appropriately to business solutions. This mathematical language of expressing certain aspects of all economic exchanges into quantitative terms will be supported by management information tools and techniques used for collecting and displaying this information.

In this module, students will demonstrate a broad understanding of the hospitality environment and its specific concepts. The students will discover the hospitality marketing environment and learn how to make a market analysis. Moreover, daily tasks within the F&B division such as forecasting of revenue, costs and resources, F&B control will be dealt with in order to increase operating profit.

In parallel, the focus will be on identifying one’s own and other people’s psychological characteristics (cognition, motivation, emotion, and behavior) that lead to high performance in the workplace.

In this module, students will learn to communicate effectively in a professional context and acquire oral and/or writing skills in a foreign language. They will extract and interpret relevant information from different sources to find a solution to a specific problem. They will gain insight into a different culture and learn how to function in a multicultural context.

In the Business Communication unit, students will produce effective, well-structured business documents and give oral presentations, using an appropriate medium for the specific purpose and intended audience.

In this module, students will learn how to identify the pattern of a set of observations or phenomena. Students will be introduced to basic statistical tools to organize and analyze a set of data. These tools will also be used to perform a basic economic analysis aimed at bringing to light the major macroeconomic determinants of the behavior of firms and consumers.

In parallel students learn how to extract relevant data used in financial analysis in order to assess the performance of a firm and make sound judgments about investment opportunities or business relationships.

In this module, students will be able to apply specific concepts of the hospitality marketing mix in a competitive business Environment. Students will be able to identify the impact of service design on customer experience and implement the necessary tools to measure the marketing performance.

In parallel, students will be introduced to a variety of economic concepts, hospitality management and operational issues in both
developed and developing countries.

In this module, students will broaden their communication skills and their understanding of a different culture by pursuing the foreign language begun in the first semester. Students will develop their presentation and critical thinking skills in their studies of Academic Writing and apply these in the context of Managing Legal Risk. In the latter unit, they will gain an understanding of the legal risks involved in the hospitality environment.

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Bachelor's course - Year 2

The goal: To further develop your management skills and put them into practice.

Year 2 of EHL's Bachelor's course in International Hospitality Management consists of two distinct semesters.

In the first semester, you will build on the knowledge you acquired in year 1 and will continue to study the same subjects at a more advanced level. Teamwork will be an integral part of your studies, providing you with the skills needed to be an effective team member in your future career.

In the second semester, you will have the opportunity to put your knowledge to practice in a real-world work environment. You will complete a 6-months industrial attachment in a function such as marketing, finance, human resources or events management. This hands-on work experience will provide you with the necessary basis for your final year at EHL Campus (Singapore).

 

Course Catalog 

The student will learn about the creation of economic value through marketing functions and human resources in the hospitality industry context. The student will evaluate the impacts of marketing decisions and human resources on the future evolution of monetary flow, in terms of risks and profitability, in order to guarantee the sustainability of the firm and the satisfaction of the shareholders’ demands.

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to measure the creation of value in a food and beverage and hotel unit. This implies the evaluation of the acquisition criteria as well as the resources allocation and the impact of functional decisions on the evolution of financial criteria of the firm’s performance.

In this module, students will learn how to analyze, manage, and improve service processes throughout the value chain, ultimately to add value to the firm.

Students will apply the tools needed for decision-making in operations management to optimize key drivers: costs, revenues, customer satisfaction, and productivity. They will be able to measure the impact of their decisions, including new investments and reorganization of day-to-day operations, on value creation.

Upon successful completion of this module, students will have a general overview of all organizational processes and will be able to optimize individual processes using operations management tools, while keeping a strategic organizational viewpoint. They will have analyzed and diagnosed different methods to manage inventories and planned and designed complex processes. The students will also have learned to analyze human resource and marketing issues applying the principles of process mapping.

In this module, students will have a further opportunity to acquire oral and/or writing skills in a foreign language.
They will gain insight into a different culture and learn how to communicate in a multicultural context.

In addition, in the Legal Awareness subject, students focus on complex hospitality structures, such as groups and chains managing several hospitality facilities. They will also learn about the legal risk of intellectual property rights, as well as franchising and management agreements within the global constraints of tax and environmental issues.

Students are required to carry out a 6-month industrial attachment.

Students have the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and competences acquired, and become aware of the relationships between the subjects they have studied. Students will develop their autonomy and communication skills as they work independently and in teams. They will analyze their environment and social/ethical issues. Students will be required to develop their critical thinking competencies by assessing in depth and reporting on their experience in the company and in their team.

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to function in a professional context at an administrative level, demonstrating the required social, personal and cognitive competencies and applying previously acquired theoretical skills appropriately.

Industrial Attachment 

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Bachelor's course - Year 3

The goal: To bring together all of the skills, knowledge and experience acquired since the beginning of your studies at EHL Campus (Singapore).

Your last year in the Bachelor's course in International Hospitality Management is split into two periods.

During the first semester, you will have a broad range of hands-on learning opportunities. You will study strategic management and participate in practical case studies, working closely with industry experts who will provide you with valuable advice.

In the second semester, you will choose from several available six-week elective courses in the areas that interest you most. You will then complete the course with a 9-week final degree project. For your final project, you can choose one of these two options.

  • Student-business project:
    You will join a team of five students in providing a consulting service to an external client. The tasks assigned by such clients are extremely varied, ranging from market studies to process audits to the creation of new catering concepts. 
  • Individual applied research project:
    Your task will be to find a solution to an industry-specific problem using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. You will be supervised by an experienced faculty member, who will provide you with the methods needed to successfully complete your project.
Course Catalog 

In this module, students will learn how to analyze and suggest improvements in service processes throughout the value chain, ultimately to add value to the firm. Students will integrate learning acquired in previous semesters to develop and analyze corporate and business strategies, evaluate and implement financial plans, and evaluate the contributions of the firm’s real estate assets to its business operations.

Upon successful completion of this module, students will be able to optimize the financial operations of an organization in keeping with its strategic intentions. They will have analyzed and diagnosed different financing methods, and their relevance to the strategy of the organization. The students will have also learned to analyze and recommend the best real estate and financial options based on strategic needs..

In this module, students will learn how to analyze, manage, and improve service processes throughout the value chain, ultimately to add value to the firm. Students will integrate the tools and knowledge acquired in previous semesters to optimize the operational efficiency of a hospitality organization. Students will analyze and design the structure and leadership of hospitality organizations to achieve organizational success.

Upon successful completion of this module, students will have a general overview of all organizational processes and will be able to optimize individual processes using asset management tools, while keeping a strategic organizational viewpoint. They will have analyzed and designed different organizational structures in support of the organization’s strategic aims. Students will also analyze and implement a leadership plan in the organization.

In this module, students will learn how to analyze, manage, and improve service processes throughout the value chain, ultimately to add value to the firm. Students will extend the knowledge and solution sets to organizational challenges they acquired in previous semesters with specialist knowledge in their desired elective field.

Upon successful completion of this module, students will have acquired specialist knowledge and be able to analyze, evaluate, and recommend organizational actions in their area of choice.

During this module students will work in teams of five on junior consulting mandates for established organizations or entrepreneurs. Based on the mission given by the client students will be responsible for scoping, planning and executing the project under guidance from experts and faculty members.

Typical projects may include topics such as concept development, marketing and financial planning, or event creation. In all cases students will have to implement or execute proper market research methodology in order to support their recommendations.

Upon successful completion of this course students will have developed a holistic approach to project development and client relationship management, and will have leveraged all their knowledge, tools and frameworks acquired during their studies and applied them to a real life situation.

Under faculty supervision, students are required to develop an independent, scientific research topic, which may be generalized to a hospitality-specific problem. A research hypothesis is tested using appropriate statistical methods against the backdrop of a comprehensive literature review.

Students will identify sources of information and data that have a high level of integrity, use existing conceptual knowledge to build valid arguments and creatively extend existing knowledge about a particular topic, employ different statistical tools to test hypotheses, develop a coherent report or thesis, and respond orally and in writing to critical evaluation of their ideas. While not intended to have the depth of a post-graduate thesis, the thesis must stand on its own merit and must be defended orally by the student before a faculty jury. 

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to write a well-researched thesis, which includes a literature review and is based on a well-defined methodological approach, and present results in an appropriate academic format.

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