Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Hospitality Business Management

Become a leader and manager transforming hospitality organisations of the future with the help of our expert tutors.

Hospitality Business Management

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

Our philosophy is to inspire future hospitality leaders to transform practice, think critically and have the confidence to implement your ideas. We will help you to be innovative and forward thinking, to manage complex businesses effectively and to develop these businesses by thinking strategically.

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Develop your project management skills devising, developing and successfully implementing an array of hospitality events guided by industry
  • Put theory into practice and see hospitality in action, with visits to local industry 
  • Work on live projects, such as devising social media communication plans for restaurateurs, designing and developing an exceptional guest welcome or creating a strategy for hoteliers and bars based on data and market insights on the latest trends in the sector

There is an opportunity to negotiate your own assessments, tailor the course to your own interests and goals, and undertake on-going training throughout your course in specific industry interests and qualifications.

If you choose to study our sandwich option – a year of paid employment in industry – you’ll spend your third year working in the hospitality industry, gaining the practical skills you need to be a successful leader in the sector. Our placement students have worked at companies both at home and abroad including the Radisson Blu here in Leeds and La Gorce Country Club in Miami.

Thriving city
Using Leeds as a case study, you’ll experience the full range of hospitality offerings including restaurants, hotels, coffee shops, pubs and more. We can help you find vacancies or opportunities or pursue any of your special interests for your work placement during your third year.

Professional accreditation
This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality. Speaking about the accreditation, Dr Peter Robinson, Head of the Centre for Tourism & Hospitality Management, said: "We are delighted to have our courses accredited by the Institute of Hospitality. This recognition reflects our commitment to inspiring and educating the future leaders in the hospitality sector. Working with the Institute, we will instil a desire for lifelong learning and professionalism for the global community of hospitality, leisure and tourism students and industry practitioners." 

Expert practitioners 
Our team are passionate about hospitality, and they will provide you with the knowledge and skills to make effective business decisions. Our specialist teaching team includes research-active academics and industry professionals – expertise which will help to shape your learning. 

Regular guest speakers will give you a broad view of the industry and provide networking opportunities. 

Field trips
There are a number of field trips - some will be module related and others are for the purpose of personal or team development skills.

Global ambitions
The foundation of this course is based on the view that hospitality is, by definition, international so our graduates have gone on to work all over the world - Canada, Africa, Australia, Hong Kong are just a few of the places they have been successful. If you take a gap year after study, you can utilise your skills in well-paid roles around the world to finance your travels.

Top-up option
If you have studied for an HND or foundation degree, we also offer this course as a top-up. If you select this option, you will study the year three modules listed below.

Why study Hospitality Business Management at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Our School was ranked in the top 100 best schools globally by Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023
  2. Specialist teaching team including research-active academics and industry professionals
  3. Develop your professional network through our guest lecture series
  4. Sandwich year and placement opportunities
  5. Ranked 13th in the UK for hospitality, event management and tourism subject group*

*2024 Guardian Subject League Tables

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BSc (Hons) Hospitality Business Management, Katie Astle Katie talks about why she chose her course and what her experience has been like.