Structure and content

Exchange: International Hospitality Management

You will study a full semester

You will need to follow the full semester and obtain the 30 ECTS that the semester offers.

It is not possible to mix courses from different semesters and different programmes or to be exempt from single subjects. This is because all our subjects and modules are interwoven. This way you will learn to apply all your skills and competences to solve more complex problems.

Semesters currently open for exchange

Spring semester 2023

Semester 2
Start of term: February
Total ECTS: 30
Theme 3: Hospitality and hosting: 14 ECTS credits
Theme 4: Strategic value creation: 11 ECTS credits
Elective: 5 ECTS

Full programme and curriculum

Semester 1
Start of term: September
Total ECTS: 30
Theme 1: Staff and organisation development: 12 ECTS
Theme 2: Business operation and management: 13 ECTS 
Local subject element: Employability: 5 ECTS
Semester 2
Start of term: February
Total ECTS: 30
Theme 3: Hospitality and hosting: 14 ECTS credits
Theme 4: Strategic value creation: 11 ECTS credits
Elective: 5 ECTS
Semester 3
Start of term: September
Total ECTS: 30
Internship: 15 ECTS
Bachelor’s degree project: 15 ECTS

Subject elements

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

  • Management and organisation
  • Economics
  • Culture awareness and guest relations
  • Hostmanship
  • Strategy
  • Scientific method
  • Law
  • ​Sales and marketing

Project work is pivotal in each semester

In each semester you will be working on a major project across all the interlinked subjects.

Evaluations and exams

You can find information about the specific exams in each semester in the programme's full curriculum.

As an exchange student you will need to take all exams that are planned during the semester on the same terms as students following the full-degree programme. You can find more information in our examination regulations.

In Denmark students are evaluated on the basis of a 7-point grading scale. Learn more about the Danish grading system and how it translates

Academic life at UCN

Primarily class-based teaching with close connections

At UCN, you will spend more time in class rooms with your own class, than you will in large auditoriums. This means that there is time for you, for dialogue and for building better connections with your class mates and lecturer.

You will experience many different forms of teaching and learning such as whole-class instruction, group work, self-study, project case work, visits from guest lecturers and speakers and various excursions. 

You will be on campus (nearly) every day

When you are not having classes, you will often be on campus doing group work or participating in different activities.

Teaching that focuses on real life

At UCN, you will meet an academic environment that focuses on introducing you to the real world. Not only are internships/placements/practices an integrated part of all our full-degree programmes, but in addition you will be presented with practice-related cases and projects simulating reality. This may take place as collaboration with companies and institutions or in labs/class-rooms where you can experiment and practice your subject-related skills.

Our learning approach

We always combine theory with practice. We call it Reflective Practice-based Learning. Read more about UCN's learning approach.


Janni Østergaard Nielsen
International Coordinator
Business and Technology programmes
+45 72 69 13 56