BSc (Hons)

Hospitality Business Management with Foundation Year

Teaching & Learning

We regularly review our courses to ensure we are offering you the best educational experience. This course is being reviewed for 2020 entry, therefore the information below is correct for students joining us in 2019/20, but there may be changes for students who wish to join us in 2020/21. These will be confirmed in the course specification made available to new applicants on this page from June 2021.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to advise on the mode of teaching for September 2021, however we will keep you updated and provide more information as soon as we can. We continue to follow government guidance and your teaching and learning will reflect the restrictions in place at the time of delivery. We currently anticipate that you may experience a blended approach – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and online teaching and learning. You can keep up to date with teaching and learning at Leeds Beckett via our Covid-19 website. Updated course specifications will be available in August 2021. In the meantime, our existing course specifications are available.

What you'll learn

An introduction to skills that will support lifelong learning and your time in higher education. The module will embed practical study skills and enable you to apply these skills to a range of assessment methods whilst working towards independent learning.
Explore the diverse careers in the events, tourism and hospitality sectors and establish realistic career paths. By developing skills in personal career management and utilising employability support in the university, this module will enable you to identify career needs whilst reflecting upon your own strengths and areas for development.
This module provides an introduction to tourism and considers the history, evolution and breadth of the contemporary tourism industry. You will look at tourism concepts, paying attention to people and places, and the challenges and opportunities for different tourism sectors.
You will learn about events and consider the history, evolution and breadth of the event industry. The module will introduce relevant operational roles and responsibilities and explain the principles of management in different sectors of the event industry.
Gain the knowledge and understanding required to explain the development of the hospitality industry, the characteristics of the different sectors and the varied roles and responsibilities for people working in hospitality organisations.
You will become equipped to manage the customer experience in the events, tourism and hospitality sectors. The module explains concepts of service and describes operational service perspectives, including principles of customer care, customer retention and issues of customer diversity.
An introduction to skills that will support lifelong learning and your time in higher education. The module will embed practical study skills and enable you to apply these skills to a range of assessment methods whilst working towards independent learning.
Explore the diverse careers in the events, tourism and hospitality sectors and establish realistic career paths. By developing skills in personal career management and utilising employability support in the university, this module will enable you to identify career needs whilst reflecting upon your own strengths and areas for development.
This module provides an introduction to tourism and considers the history, evolution and breadth of the contemporary tourism industry. You will look at tourism concepts, paying attention to people and places, and the challenges and opportunities for different tourism sectors.
You will learn about events and consider the history, evolution and breadth of the event industry. The module will introduce relevant operational roles and responsibilities and explain the principles of management in different sectors of the event industry.
Gain the knowledge and understanding required to explain the development of the hospitality industry, the characteristics of the different sectors and the varied roles and responsibilities for people working in hospitality organisations.
You will become equipped to manage the customer experience in the events, tourism and hospitality sectors. The module explains concepts of service and describes operational service perspectives, including principles of customer care, customer retention and issues of customer diversity.

What you'll learn

Learn to create and deliver successful hospitality marketing initiatives as well as irresistible, memorable and communicable hospitality products and services in ethical and responsible ways so that stakeholders achieve their short-term goals and long-term purposes.
This module looks at profitability and will introduce you to the key financial documents used by hospitality businesses. You will gain an understanding of how a department or unit can operate efficiently and effectively whilst maintaining product quality.
Develop an understanding of how best to design the structure and culture of departments in a variety of hospitality organisations in order to coordinate employees' behaviours to ensure the efficient and effective day to day operation of the unit. To do this, you will develop an understanding of the labour markets and the composition of the labour force in the hospitality industry.
This module will provide the opportunity to acquire and develop academic and professional skills in both your learning, paid and un-paid work environments to help you to succeed.
Explore how you can identify target customers, understand their needs and develop products and service offers which meet them. It will then go beyond this to ensure that you are able to plan products and services which exceed customers' requirements and genuinely delight them, rather than simply satisfy their needs. You will consider and apply key concepts including the marketplace; market segmentation, positioning and targeting and consumer behaviour to hospitality businesses.
Explore the meaning of hospitality and how the hospitality industry has evolved from hosting guests to becoming businesses which provide food, drink and accommodation, offering personalised service, interconnected cultural experiences and infotainment in a socially responsible sustainable manner.
Learn to create and deliver successful hospitality marketing initiatives as well as irresistible, memorable and communicable hospitality products and services in ethical and responsible ways so that stakeholders achieve their short-term goals and long-term purposes.
This module looks at profitability and will introduce you to the key financial documents used by hospitality businesses. You will gain an understanding of how a department or unit can operate efficiently and effectively whilst maintaining product quality.
Develop an understanding of how best to design the structure and culture of departments in a variety of hospitality organisations in order to coordinate employees' behaviours to ensure the efficient and effective day to day operation of the unit. To do this, you will develop an understanding of the labour markets and the composition of the labour force in the hospitality industry.
This module will provide the opportunity to acquire and develop academic and professional skills in both your learning, paid and un-paid work environments to help you to succeed.
Explore how you can identify target customers, understand their needs and develop products and service offers which meet them. It will then go beyond this to ensure that you are able to plan products and services which exceed customers' requirements and genuinely delight them, rather than simply satisfy their needs. You will consider and apply key concepts including the marketplace; market segmentation, positioning and targeting and consumer behaviour to hospitality businesses.
Explore the meaning of hospitality and how the hospitality industry has evolved from hosting guests to becoming businesses which provide food, drink and accommodation, offering personalised service, interconnected cultural experiences and infotainment in a socially responsible sustainable manner.

What you'll learn

Develop an understanding of research methods within the context of hospitality management. You will be introduced to philosophical principles before developing a research project. Module content will include research processes, project management and time management.
You will examine the concepts of service operations and quality management, enabling you to evaluate their contribution and influence on both traditional and contemporary issues influencing consumers’ hospitality experiences.
Examine a range of theories to create a pragmatic, contingency, process model of management and leadership that can be used to take the hospitality business unit forward dealing with individuals and groups across a variety of departments and situations. You will develop a rigorous and relevant management and leadership model that can be continually developed throughout your career based on ongoing academic research and personal career experiences which can be used to drive the development of the business unit.
This module will address the many ways that communication is possible in the hospitality industry today – both theoretically and practically. You will have the opportunity to explore effective communication strategies and tactics to influence consumers to engage with hospitality businesses and share their experiences with the hospitality business and other consumers.
Study the recruitment, selection, training and development of human resources in the hospitality industry and be able to decide which methods are appropriate for the effective and responsible management of labour.
Develop financial decision making from the perspective of sustainability, corporate social responsibility and the triple bottom line. You will look at how you can use your financial resources to make decisions to sustain a hospitality business and ensure it is managed responsibly over both the short and long term. You will learn how to develop and use decision models and build financial scenarios to make informed decisions and to measure the balance of environmental, social and financial performance.
Develop an understanding of research methods within the context of hospitality management. You will be introduced to philosophical principles before developing a research project. Module content will include research processes, project management and time management.
You will examine the concepts of service operations and quality management, enabling you to evaluate their contribution and influence on both traditional and contemporary issues influencing consumers’ hospitality experiences.
Examine a range of theories to create a pragmatic, contingency, process model of management and leadership that can be used to take the hospitality business unit forward dealing with individuals and groups across a variety of departments and situations. You will develop a rigorous and relevant management and leadership model that can be continually developed throughout your career based on ongoing academic research and personal career experiences which can be used to drive the development of the business unit.
This module will address the many ways that communication is possible in the hospitality industry today – both theoretically and practically. You will have the opportunity to explore effective communication strategies and tactics to influence consumers to engage with hospitality businesses and share their experiences with the hospitality business and other consumers.
Study the recruitment, selection, training and development of human resources in the hospitality industry and be able to decide which methods are appropriate for the effective and responsible management of labour.
Develop financial decision making from the perspective of sustainability, corporate social responsibility and the triple bottom line. You will look at how you can use your financial resources to make decisions to sustain a hospitality business and ensure it is managed responsibly over both the short and long term. You will learn how to develop and use decision models and build financial scenarios to make informed decisions and to measure the balance of environmental, social and financial performance.

What you'll learn

Create and develop a competitive strategy that can produce a level of performance that generates enough competitive advantage for a hospitality business to survive and prosper.
Gain an understanding of the nature and importance of entrepreneurialism within the hospitality industry and learn to identify and evaluate the requirements of successful business development. You will critically reflect on your own interest and capability for business development and will be able to develop effective business plans for new business ideas.
This module will focus on international hospitality companies and how they manage their human resources internationally. It will address the recruitment, selection, training and development of labour in these companies. You will explore how an understanding of culture and cultural diversity can enable international hospitality companies to manage human resources more effectively.
This module draws together two key areas that will help you in the future. Firstly, it is a substantial individual piece of work that helps to demonstrate your ability to be an independent learner. Secondly, it allows you to use research skills that critically evaluate secondary and primary sources of data and help draw well-justified conclusions.
This module will enable students to critically evaluate socially responsible hospitality businesses to gain knowledge in how they engage and grow; with social responsibilities at the heart of business culture. Students will also be asked to critically review why and how businesses consciously develop their engagement in social responsible strategies for the ultimate benefit of their stakeholders.
Create and develop a competitive strategy that can produce a level of performance that generates enough competitive advantage for a hospitality business to survive and prosper.
Gain an understanding of the nature and importance of entrepreneurialism within the hospitality industry and learn to identify and evaluate the requirements of successful business development. You will critically reflect on your own interest and capability for business development and will be able to develop effective business plans for new business ideas.
This module will focus on international hospitality companies and how they manage their human resources internationally. It will address the recruitment, selection, training and development of labour in these companies. You will explore how an understanding of culture and cultural diversity can enable international hospitality companies to manage human resources more effectively.
This module draws together two key areas that will help you in the future. Firstly, it is a substantial individual piece of work that helps to demonstrate your ability to be an independent learner. Secondly, it allows you to use research skills that critically evaluate secondary and primary sources of data and help draw well-justified conclusions.
This module will enable students to critically evaluate socially responsible hospitality businesses to gain knowledge in how they engage and grow; with social responsibilities at the heart of business culture. Students will also be asked to critically review why and how businesses consciously develop their engagement in social responsible strategies for the ultimate benefit of their stakeholders.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.