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International Hospitality Management

Do you want to work as an Tourism Manager, Event Manager, Hotel/Restaurant Manager, Customer Service Manager or in many other positions in the Hospitality industry?

The International Hospitality Management top-up Bachelor programme will qualify you to independently analyse, assess and reflect on issues as well as manage practice-related and complex assignments related to operations, development, administration and management within one of the fastest growing industries in the world. This programme is a 1 ½ year top-up programme worth 90 ECTS and can be pursued by graduates holding an AP Degree in Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management, an AP Degree in Marketing Management or similar Degrees. Graduates of the International Hospitality Management programme will be awarded a Professional Bachelor Degree in International Hospitality Management.



International Hospitality Management

Education level

Bachelor top-up, 90 ECTS


1½ years


3 months (in Denmark or abroad)

Study start







Please note: Programme Discontinued from 2022

Programme structure

The International Hospitality Management programme is designed to combine theory with practice. The first two semesters are taught at the academy through a combination of classroom teaching, company visits, projects and case studies. In the final semester, theory is applied in practice through an internship in a company of your choice and a final exam project.

The top-up programme consists of five core areas: Employee and Organizational Development, Employability, Business Operations, Hospitality and Hostmanship, Strategic Value Creation.

You can read the full course curriculum, by clicking HERE


The core areas

  • Employee and Organizational Development

    This subject element covers management, hospitality and cultural and guest perceptiveness in relation to developing oneself, employees and the organization.

  • Employability

    The purpose of the local educational element Employability is that the student pick up the ability to analyse and reflect on own competences in relation to needs of the industry. In addition, the purpose is that the student based on an analysis of own competencies can schedule a personal development plan as well as a development plan for others. The development plan must aim to develop competences, which the industry demand now and in the future.

  • Business Operations

    This subject element covers management of finances, expenditure and income in relation to the company’s sustainable development. There is a focus on management assessment of operations development within the participant’s own organization.

  • Hospitality and Hostmanship

    This subject element covers cultural and guest perceptiveness and communication and developing these in the company with focus on developing a hospitality/hostmanship mind-set that can create value in the company.

  • Strategic Value Creation

    This subject element covers strategy and finances in relation to developing new and existing focus areas. The focus is on developing a mind-set that can handle changes and ongoing development, while also implementing strategic decisions.


In order to create the right balance between your theoretical knowledge and your ability to apply it in practice, you must spend three months as an intern in an organization. Through the internship, you will contribute to creating value for the company while also developing your personal and professional competencies. The internship experience will give you an insight into life in the real-business world after graduation.

The aim of the internship is to ensure real-life competencies and the development of professional and personal vocational competencies.  You will solve practical problems on a methodical basis by using relevant theories and models, and thus creating value for the company.

The internship is worth 15 ECTS.

You will find an internship in close collaboration with your internship counselor, and together with the internship company you will set some framework and criteria for the placement. All internships must be approved by Dania Academy in order to ensure the quality and relevance of the internship.


To make it easier for you to find a suitable internship, we have created an internship portal which serves as a recruitment portal used by both students and companies.

Five workers of the reception during internship

What's next?

With a degree in International Hospitality Management you can look for a Managerial-level job within many different lines of business. The hospitality area is one of the fastest growing in the world.


You can for example become:

  • Hotel Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Event Manager
  • Tourism Manager

Study life

Moving abroad for studies can be a big step for you. But what can you expect when you become a student at Dania?

The teaching is based on real-life cases and we combine group work with individual assigments and self study. Moreover, you are always encouraged to ask questions during and after class in order to get as much knowledge as possible.


How to apply

Important information

Please note that the English-taught version of the programme will be discontinued in 2022. This means that from 2022 Dania Academy will only be able to admit Danish-speaking students into this programme.

To qualify for the top-up BA programme of International Hospitality Management, you need either to have a diploma from the AP programme in Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management (SINT/ SØK), from the AP in Marketing Management (MINT/MØK) or from other similar AP or bachelor programmes.

A grade of minimum 4 on the Danish 7 point scale is required in Basic Financial Accounting/ Economic at AP level in order to get admitted.

A grade of minimum 4 on the Danish 7 point scale is required for your final thesis at AP level in order to get admitted.


Deadline for sending your application

1 July at noon, Danish time.


“But I only have the grade 02 in Economics on my AP Degree”

We sometimes make exceptions to the above requirements based on a very positive total evaluation of the qualifications of the applicant including:

  • past performance at AP level in general (all grades included)
  • work experience
  • positive statements from your Economics teacher at the AP Programme
  • other individual qualifications supplementing the current academic exam results.

Individual assessment

We have limited amount of seats available at the programme and therefore make an individual assessment of all applications to find the students most likely to succeed at completing the programme.

An individual interview is therefore required in order for us to make a holistic evaluation of each applicant including the motivation of the applicant. 

The interview is only for the ones fulfilling the requirements. 

More information regarding the Danish 7 point grading system may be found here

You can learn more about the Danish Educational System HERE.

Financial matters

Aside from the tuition fee (applicable for Non-EU students), all students must pay a start-up fee of 5300 DKK which includes for example the study trips and other students related expenses (excluding books). 



International opportunities

Do you dream about working abroad? Have you always been fascinated by other cultures? Do you want to enrich your CV with an internship or a semester abroad? Check out your international opportunities, as a student at Dania.


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