BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management

BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management

ARIU enrols students twice a year, in September and in February.

Tuition fees

Application fee:  QR  1,000/- (Non-Refundable)
Per Semester:     QR 40,000/-
Yearly fee:           QR 80,000/-

Please note that the tuition fees may be subject to change.

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Year 1
Semester 1 Semester 2
Study Skills for Service and Business Introducing
Tourism and
Principles and
History English
and Culture
English Experience
Economy in
Tourism and
Marketing and
Financial and


Year 2
Semester 1 Semester 2
of the Visitor
Project Design.
Planning and
Service and


Year 3
Semester 1 Semester 2
Business Innovation,
and Financial
Hospitality and
Leisure Operations
Hotel Revenue Management 1: Hotel Data Analytics
2: Facilities Design and
Venue Management3: Menu Design and
Sensory Evaluation
1: Health
and Sustainable
2: Procurement and
Supply in the
Visitor Economy
3: Enterprise Project
(40 credits)


Year 4
Semester 1 Semester 2
Management and
Innovation and
in Hospitality
1: Anthropology of
Food and Hospitality2: Beverage Production
and Consumption3: Talent Management
4: Consumer Behaviour
Food and Beverage
Luxury Hotels
and Resort

a) An application file:
You must fill in and submit the ARIU application form (also available online on our website) together with a copy of your valid Qatar ID and passport and 4 passport sized photographs.

b) Original or an official copy of your Qatar high school certificate and transcript:
To enter the Bachelor’s Programme from a high school you must have completed Year 12 with a minimum 70% average grade. Entry with 60% may be possible following advice from the admissions office. Graduates of private schools in Qatar and high schools abroad must submit a fully legalised secondary school certificate (s) (High School, IB or Baccalaureate) and an “Equivalence Certificate” from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar. Associate Degrees, College Diplomas, other BA and MA Degrees might also qualify as entrance into our Bachelor programmes; please contact the university’s administration for more information.

c) English Language Requirements:
Year 1: IELTS 5.0 (Overall Band Score) with 4.5 each for the individual skills (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking) Year 2 and above: IELTS 6.0 (Overall Band Score) with 5.5 (or equivalent) each for the individual skills (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking). Alternatively, we may be able to accept one of the following:

=> Successfully pass the ARIU English Language Test.
=> English Waiver: you can submit a high school certified letter stating that you have been studying in English as the primary medium of instruction, for the past three (3) years.

d) Application for accreditation of prior learning (if applicable):
Applicants who have already had significant prior education at university or college level may get accreditation of prior learning. Please contact the university’s administration for more information.

e) A personal statement:
You must submit a letter in English (minimum of 400 words) showing your motivation for the programme of choice. This letter should include your reasons for applying for the course, your experience in the field (if applicable), how you feel you would benefit from studying this programme,
relevant information about your previous studies (if applicable) and your career ambitions. You can also include your non-academic experiences such as hobbies, interests, participation in any clubs, societies or voluntary work. For more information on the personal statement, please follow the link below:

f) Entrance Interview
After processing your application and meeting the overall requirements you will be given a date for a university entrance interview. The result of this interview will determine if you will enter our Bachelor’s programme at ARIU with the University of Derby.

g) Non-Objection Letter from the Qatar National Service Academy:
Qatari male applicants must submit a non-objection letter from the Qatar National Service Academy addressed to ARIU to study in one of the bachelor programmes at the university.

Download PDF Brochure – Undergraduates

Prepare to meet the exciting challenges of a career in today’s hospitality sector. You will study the hotel industry in depth, covering luxury hotels, resorts and spas, revenue management strategies and tools, and operations management. You will look at the impact of new technology simulation, self-service technology, AR and VR- on guest experience. You will also discover how hospitality can be more sustainable. In addition to this detailed industry knowledge, you will develop transferable skills, such as how to research, analyse and present data, how to launch a new business, manage finances and lead teams.

The BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management degree is designed to give you the management and operational skills needed to succeed in the hospitality industry of the 2020s and beyond. We have a track record of running successful hospitality management degrees, and now we have updated our curriculum to be even more relevant to the industry today.

We have included more content about business management, new technology, entrepreneurship, and sustainability, so you graduate as a modern, adaptable, and creative thinker who is not afraid to challenge the status quo and lead on change.

We have also redesigned the modules so that instead of studying specific modules in Finance, Marketing, HR and the other business disciplines, we teach these subjects throughout the course at points where they are most relevant. For instance, you will build your financial knowledge as you learn to create business plans, and you will develop HR and leadership skills as you learn how to change and transform an organisation.

The programme takes a trans-disciplinary approach and offers students choice to explore related subjects through option modules, and to work collaboratively with students on other programmes in modules shared across the suite of programmes.

The programme is built on the following guiding principles that will:

  • Develop graduates who are big-picture thinkers prepared to work collaboratively beyond traditional settings to solve problems and understand how their learning fits in the real world.
  • Create a professional learning environment where students can design, create, and test new knowledge and ideas to build the confidence and creativity required by industry.
  • Operate ethically and responsibly and incorporate environmental sustainability into both business activity and the curriculum integrating PRME/SDGs and the principles for sustainable business practices.
  • Draw on the expertise, knowledge, skills and research of our faculty.
  • Work closely with industry to co-create curriculum.
  • Provide opportunities for students to experience the industry through inter-disciplinary projects, integrated industry projects, industrial work placements, study abroad opportunities, industry mentors and networking opportunities.

How you will learn

You will build up your knowledge and skills through learning activities like:

  • Lectures – delivered by our tutors and guest speakers.
  • Seminars and tutorials
  • Practical projects
  • Analysis of international case studies
  • Research and independent study
  • Industry days, conferences, and competitions
  • Fieldtrips
  • Placements and internships
  • Networking and mentoring
How you are assessed

We use a range of creative assessment methods that are designed to stretch and challenge you. They are based around the key duties of hospitality managers and will include digital technology as much as possible. Tasks might include analysing information and conducting research, writing business reports and essays, working in teams to create new ideas and projects, and delivering presentations.

Personal academic tutoring

Your personal academic tutor will work with you to help you get the most out of your time at university. Having someone to talk to about your academic progress, your university experience and your professional aspirations is hugely valuable. We want you to feel challenged in your studies, stretched but confident to achieve your academic and professional goals.

Are you ready for tomorrow’s world?

We live in a global world where economic opportunities abound beyond national borders. In a fast-changing world, we live in an era when information is critical to our cultures and economies. We want to prepare you for this ever-changing world. That is why we bring tomorrow’s reality into our university and demonstrate how you can participate in it. We think that succeeding in tomorrow’s world involves three fundamental interlinked competencies: the ability to navigate internationally and interculturally, the ability to comprehend and influence tomorrow’s most pressing challenges, and the ability to collaborate effectively.

Future Career

You will graduate from this degree as a confident and creative hospitality specialist with strong business acumen and great awareness of the wider visitor economy. If you want to launch your own business or work for a start-up, you’ll have the enterprising attitude and attributes that are needed, including resilience, self-awareness and independent thinking. If you prefer to work for an employer, you will be well-suited to a range of roles in the hospitality, event, or tourism sectors, as well as allied industries such as marketing, PR or HR. You could initially apply for roles such as Food and Beverage or Event Supervisor, Front Office Supervisor, Assistant Restaurant Manager, Graduate Trainee Hotel Manager, Business Development Manager or Marketing Executive. However, several years into your career, we think you will be leading, inspiring, and shaping the future of the visitor economy.

High employability of our graduates

A Hospitality Management degree is for people who want to lead and shape the future of the hospitality industry. We will help you grow into a business-savvy, innovative thinker who also puts sustainability at the heart of their decision-making. The International Hospitality Management (IHM) programme develops a wide range of skills required in today’s and tomorrow’s dynamic and captivating world of hospitality. Thanks to the industry focus of the IHM programme, we pride on the high employability of our graduates soon after graduation as they are well regarded by potential employers.

International Hospitality Management

For those with an entrepreneurial spirit and an open mind, the hospitality industry offers plenty of opportunities across the globe. The International Hospitality Management course incorporates the latest trends and developments in relevant sectors and industries, at national and international levels. The future calls for enterprising and resourceful hospitality professionals who know how to translate their knowledge into innovative solutions and who have the vision and courage needed to look beyond their own professional field. In a rapidly and constantly changing world, we will help you make the impossible possible.