The BA (Hons) in Hotel Management Degree combines both professional experience with management theory to provide students with the specialist skills to become a successful leader in the hospitality industry.
What makes this Degree compelling is the six-month internship programme with AccorHotels or Ponte Group, which empowers and enables students to learn in a relevant, engaging and rigorous environment that focuses on key operational and management processes. Students will also get the opportunity to collaborate with the hotel’s management and work on a consultancy project to produce an analytical solution that addresses real-world issues faced by the industry.
6-month Paid Internship
This internship programme provides students with the opportunity to relate their academic learning in the course of study to a relevant work environment. This experience will facilitate their ability to adapt when joining the workforce in the future.
In collaboration with leading industry partners such as AccorHotels and Ponte Group, the internship programme has been enhanced to provide our students with a meaningful experience and better support for structured learning at the workplace.
The collaboration aims to groom hospitality talents to be career-ready and make an impact in this thriving industry, which aligns with the Industry Transformation Maps (ITM) by the government.
With this 6-month paid internship opportunity in AccorHotels, you get first-hand experience in the hospitality industry, and simultaneously pursue a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Hotel Management (Top-up) with the University of Essex.
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AccorHotels is the largest hotel group in the world outside of the United States. It operates in 100 countries with more than 4,200 hotels and 250,000 employees worldwide, which includes brands such as Raffles, Fairmont, Swissôtel, Novotel, Sofitel, Mercure and Ibis.
Ponte Group is an entrepreneurial hospitality group with a strong F&B portfolio aiming at providing its customers a unique range of food and beverage concepts in Singapore and Asia. It expanded rapidly to six distinct F&B brands including Level 33, and it continues to focus on the creation of unique hospitality concepts and expansion of its international footprint.
- Gain valuable work experience
- Cultivate adaptability and creativity
- Develop and refine relevant skills
- Give yourself an edge in the job market
- Enhance your credentials in your resume
- Start networking to build your connections
Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates will have gained sound knowledge and skills to excel in the ever-changing environment of the hospitality industry. After graduation, students may choose to pursue the following roles (but not limited to):
- Accommodation Manager
- Catering Manager
- Concierge Services Manager
- Customer Service Manager
- Event Manager
- Food and Beverage Manager
- Guest Relations Manager
- Hotel Manager
- Housekeeping Manager
- Human Resource Manager
- Restaurant Manager
- Retail Manager
- Sales & Marketing Manager
- Tour Manager
The Edge Hotel School (EHS) is a member of the following professional bodies:
The Institute of Hospitality
The Institute of Hospitality is the professional body for aspiring managers working and studying in the hospitality, leisure and tourism (HLT) industry, with a reputation as an 80-year membership organisation in promoting quality standards and education spanning more than 100 countries worldwide.
Members of the Institute of Hospitality will benefit in their professional and career development, and the student can also benefit from having access to the Institute’s online learning resources.
UKHospitality is the powerful voice representing the broad hospitality sector – covering everything from bars, coffee shops, contract catering, hotels, nightclubs, visitor attractions and other leisure venues.
It was formed through the merger of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and the British Hospitality Association (BHA) in April 2018. Its main aims are to represent the sector, promote the sector, share best practice and create an unrivalled networking platform.
The Institute of Travel & Tourism
The Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) is the only professional membership body for individuals employed in the travel and tourism industry, one of the largest trade sectors in the UK. ITT is dedicated to developing and maintaining high professional standards throughout the industry.
This Degree programme can be completed in a minimum of 18 months on a full-time basis. Below is the programme structure:
Hotel Management (Level 5 Units)
- Continual Professional Development
- Delivering Hotel Operations 2
- Delivering the Customer Experience 2
- Hotel Operations 2
- Industry Context 2
- The Customer Experience 2
Hotel Management (Level 6 Units)
- Consultancy Project
- Hotel Operations 3
- Human Resource Management
- Industry Context 3
- The Customer Experience 3
For more information, please fill up the enquiry form so that our programme consultants can get back to you.
Students will attend a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in this programme. Programmes are scheduled for 5 days a week, 3 hours a day. Student are expected to be on campus for classes, workshops and self-study.
Each unit is assessed by any combination of formal examinations and coursework assessment. Coursework can be the analysis of topical case studies, written reports or essays and formal presentations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.
The duration of the internship is 6 months.
Internship placement will be arranged at the beginning of the Degree programme to offer students first-hand working experience. Students will get the opportunity to collaborate with the hotel’s management to work on a consultancy project to produce an analytical solution that addresses real-world issues faced by the industry. This includes a dissertation that is relevant to the hospitality industry.
This Degree programme accepts a wide range of qualifications, which include:
- Polytechnic Diploma
- Kaplan Diploma
- Other Private Diplomas and/or Foreign qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
In all cases, the final decision for admission to the programme rests with the University.
Applicants are required to meet the University’s English language requirement1
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Hotel Management from University of Essex.
The Degree will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates.
The tuition fee covers university registration, study guides, intensive seminars and workshops, assignments, examination (if applicable), projects, Degree (if earned) and transcript.
- Programme tuition fee: S$21,774.50 (payable in 6 instalments)
- Receive S$400 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our Degree programme*.
Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs
- Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
- Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
- Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years
- Non-refundable application fee: S$181.90
- Student development fee: S$214.00
Note: all prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown. All fees are subject to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 2 November 2018. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.
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There are 2 intakes per year. Please contact our programme consultants to obtain a copy of the class schedules.
Here’s a career that lets you work anywhere in the world. Pursue a University of Essex Hotel Management Degree!