About the programme

The programme is based on a number of national- local subject elements that together make up the study programme

The International Hospitality Management programme is a 1½-year full-time study programme worth 90 ECTS credits which comprises the following:

  • National subject elements
  • Local subject element: Local subject element
  • Local subject element: Electives
  • Internship
  • Bachelor's degree project

The programme is based on a number of national and local subject elements that together make up the study programme.

The national and local subject elements have been divided into themes, local subject element and electives, each containing different subjects.


  • Theme 1: Employee and organization development (12 ECTS)
  • Theme 2: Business operations (13 ECTS)
  • Local subject element: Employability (5 ECTS)


  • Theme 3: Hospitality and Hostmanship (14 ECTS)
  • Theme 4: Strategic Value Creation (11 ECTS)
  • Elective (5 ECTS)


  • Internship
  • Bachelor’s degree project

Compulsory national and local subject elements

  • Management and organization
  • Economics
  • Culture and guest understanding
  • Hostmanship
  • Strategy
  • Methodology
  • Law
  • Sales and marketing

Find detailed descriptions of the course units in the curriculum.

Teaching and learning activities and our learning approach

The teaching and learning activities for the International Hospitality Management programme are a combination of class lectures, group work and project work that provide a solid basis for interaction between you, your fellow students and lecturers.

As it is UCN's aim to provide real life education, our teaching and learning activities and assignments are orientated towards practice to give you practical competencies and enable you to translate theory into practical solutions.

We apply a learning approach called reflective practice-based learning, which, as the name indicates, is based on three fundamental elements:

  • reflection
  • practice
  • learning

You should be able to reflect on your own practice and be able to find new solutions. In practice you will learn to relate theoretical skills to the assignments you will be faced with in your future professional life. Teaching and learning activities are also practice-related to let you expand your knowledge and develop your professional skills and competencies.

We invite guest lecturers from the business community to make relevant contributions to lectures during the course of your studies.

Lectures are delivered in English, and suggested reading and learning materials will also be in English. If you wish to receive copies of reading lists from past semesters, you can send an e-mail to Student Advisor Lone Møller Wejrum: lmw@ucn.dk

The International Hospitality Management programme is a full-time study programme averaging 43 hours per week, but like most other higher education programmes this does not mean that there are 43 hours of teaching activities per week.

When there are no teaching activities, you are responsible for your own learning. This means that the remaining time, students actively acquire knowledge by reading the suggested reading materials to meet the learning objectives of each individual course unit and by doing project work. Please refer to the Study Activity Model to learn more about the expected workload distribution over the semesters.

Period for scheduled activities

You should expect scheduled activities, such as lesson, workshops etc. in the time between 8.30 am and 5.10 pm.

AP, Bachelor’s and Top-up degrees

Learn about what makes an AP degree, a Bachelor’s degree or a Top-up degree a flexible and relevant education for you.

If you need help choosing a degree or a specific programme at UCN, you are welcome to contact the local student advisor.


Lone Møller Wejrum
Student Advisor

+45 72 69 13 88
Magdalena Atanasova Mincheva
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 52

Non-EU / non-EEA citizens

Carina Mortensen
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 51

EU / EEA citizens