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Study programmes International Hotel Management - Bachelor

English Fulltime

International Hotel Management
Bachelor of Arts

International Hotel Management

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Annett Reichardt

Are you dreaming of a career in International Hotel Management? Perspectives will be open to you worldwide in the departments of Sales & Marketing, Controlling, Human Resources or Food & Beverage Management. We will provide you with the most important tools for success: Theory & Experience.

This programme is ideal for those who…

  • wish to become acquainted with foreign cultures and pursue a worldwide career
  • constantly focus on customer and guest needs
  • desire to gain a foothold in the diversity of the Hotel Industry with numerous job opportunities 
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  • Overview
All facts at a glance
Degree Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
Credit Points

210 ECTS

Duration of Study

7 Semesters

Start Date

Winter Semester or Summer Semester

Admission Requirements
  1. University Entrance Qualification 
  2. Good English Skills:
  • TOEFL Special Home Edition: 87 ibt
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (overall band score)
  • TOEIC Listening / Reading: 785, Speaking: 160, Writing: 150 (all 4 skills required)
  • CAE (Grade A, B or C)
  • CPE (Grade A, B or C)
  • B2 First Cambridge (Grade A or B)
  • Pearson English Test Academic (PTE-A): 59 points
  • Duolingo Certificate: 95.
Languages English

3 internships, totalling 12 months

Experience Abroad

A 6 month foreign internship, an additional semester abroad is optional


The tuition fees are as follows:  

for EU/EEA students3.540 € per semester
for non-EU/non-EEA students4.500 € per semester

This amount is fixed for the entire duration of the degree programme. In addition, an enrolment fee of 500 € for EU/EEA students or 900 € for non-EU/non-EEA students is to be paid once at the start of the programme.



Content, Objective and Course Structure

The Foundation for Success: Theory and Experience

In the Hotel Industry, practical experience and theoretical knowledge are essential skills for the management sector. Special emphasis is placed on the combination of academic content and practical knowledge in the degree programme “International Hotel Management”.

The International Hotel Management degree programme is designed to prepare its graduates to face the complex problem solving challenges involved in the management of a hotel. These obstacles must be overcome individually, professionally and efficiently. These skills are built upon the foundation of knowledge of business management and specific insights into the Hotel Industry. Additionally, particular soft skills and methods are needed to be able to responsibly manage teams and projects in hotels. During the Profile & Experience Phases the accumulated theoretical knowledge is applied to business-oriented issues. This takes place particularly during the three internships, which are integrated into the degree programme.

Course Structure:

  • Seven semesters, divided into modules that are focussed on Business Administration, Hotel Management, Soft Skills & Methods 
  • Experience Phases totalling 12 months
    • Six week internship between the 2nd and 3rd Semester
    • Six month internship in a foreign country during the 4th Semester
    • Four month entry-level internship during the 7th Semester 
  • Composure of the Bachelor Thesis during the 7th Semester

Our Curriculum

Foreign Languages
In the first two semesters you will participate in two language courses, the first of which will be Business English. For the second language course you maz choose between Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic, Italian and Russian.

Career Perspectives

Best Perspectives – with a degree in International Hotel Management

Graduates of our programme are the next generation of the administrative departments in the hotel industry worldwide. Their opportunities are numerous, with capable experience in: Marketing, Human Resources, Controlling, Revenue Management and many other positions of responsibility.

Worldwide, the hotel industry is one of the largest employers. In Germany this sector offers a total of over 1 million jobs. The employment rate in the hotel industry is relatively low. This will continue to be one of the fastest growing job sectors in the future, especially for those searching for entry-level positions or opportunities for advancement. The diversity in the industry can not only been seen in the many countries of employment, but in the areas of expertise as well:

  • Administration
    Book-Keeping, Controlling, Human Recourses, Upper Management
  • Sales & Marketing
    Reservations, Revenue Management, Public Relations, Operational Sales & Marketing, Catering Sales, Convention Sales (Banquet Sales)
  • Rooms Division
    Reception, Concierge Desk, Guest Relation / Guest Services, Executive Floor, Housekeeping, Business Centre, Facility Management
  • Food & Beverage
    F & B Back Office, Banquet Service, Bar Management, Room Service.

There are many interesting and promising positions awaiting you in the Head Offices of some of most well-known hotels and hotel chains in the world, for instance: Hotel Development, Quality Assurance Management, etc.

Still undecided? We offer many events and opportunities to broaden your network of contacts in specific hotel branches during your programme of study.

Wide Range of Knowledge for your Master’s Degree 
Would you like to complete a Master’s Degree? We offer the ideal foundation for a higher education or academic career in business and hospitality management.
This will open numerous doors to higher management positions in one of the leading branches of the world


What you need – Entry requirements for the degree programme International Hotel Management

A degree in Hotel Management requires our students to be service oriented, socially competent and have a high work ethic. We offer the same in return with small courses, individual career advice and a promising education.

Admission requirements

  • Qualification for entry to higher education according to German Law (qualifications acquired in countries other than Germany will be considered individually for recognition) 
  • Language requirements for the English-based programme:
    TOEFL Special Home Edition: 87 ibt – IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (overall band score) – TOEIC Listening / Reading: 785, Speaking: 160, Writing: 150 (all 4 skills required) – CAE (Grade A, B or C) – CPE (Grade A, B or C) – B2 First Cambridge (Grade A or B) – Pearson English Test Academic (PTE-A): 59 points – Duolingo Certificate: 95.
Guest Lectures in International Hotel Management – professional insights from industry experts.


Theoretical information is well and good, but the knowledge gained from practical application is better. For this reason we invite experts and specialists to share bits of wisdom with our students. Here is a quick overview of some of the topics:

Application Process – How to Apply

Whether for Winter Semester or Summer Semester: You may apply at any time.

Apply comfortably with our online form. Please have all necessary required documents prepared as pdf, jpg or tif file and ready to upload with your application. Please be advised that the International Hotel Management degree programme is offered exclusively at the Campus SRH Hotel Akademie Dresden.

Please attach the following documents:

  • Current school report card 
  • Internship or Work References / Letter of Completion 
  • Foreign Language Certificates (if applicable)

We accept applications by mail as well. Early applications for enrolment 2 years in advance are especially appreciated by mail, and will be processed immediately.

The Application Procedure: We will contact you immediately upon receipt of your application. You will receive an invitation for an interview, either in person or per telephone. With this meeting we wish to get to know you better, find out your motivation for the degree programme and to answer any of your questions. We are looking forward to meeting you.

Good to know

Questions about the programme? Contact us.

Study Advisor

Annett Reichardt

Annett Reichardt


Corporate Relations & Studienberatung
Telephone +49 351 407617-52 Send an email

Programme director

Prof. Dr. Hartwig Bohne


Study Programme Director International Hotel Management
Director Institute of Global Hospitality Research (IGHOR)
Telephone +49 351 407617-45 Send an email

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Our professors and lecturers

Dr. Hannes Antonschmidt

Head of study programme

Study Programme Director International Marketing Management & International Tourism & Event Management DUAL
Professor for Tourism with focus on Hotel Management
Telephone +49 351 407617-43 Send an email

Prof. Dr. Hartwig Bohne

Head of study programme

Professor für Internationales Hotelmanagement
Telephone +49 351 407617-45 Send an email

Prof. Dr. Fanzaneh S. Zoghi


Professor Business Administration and Head of study programme Business Psychology
Room 300
Georgenstraße 7 7
Telephone +49 351 407617-53 Send an email

Benjamin J. Feindt


Tax Consultant/ Managing Partner tyskrevision Steuerberatungsgesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG
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Marc Lorenz


Founder - matasota. sustainable hospitality concepts
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Jana Müller-Nestmann


Language Center
Telephone +49 351 407617-40 Send an email

What our students say

Fr. Kätzel

As a trained hotel management professional, I enjoy the experience in many different work areas in the hotel industry. I have been studying "International Hotel Management" to expand and consolidate my knowledge of the international hospitality industry. The Hotel Academie offers me the best combination of academic and practical knowledge, assuring me a successful re-entry into the hospitality industry. After the completion of a bachelor's degree, I hope to one day find my perfect place in the extensive hospitality industry.

Eva-Maria Kätzel

6th semester

Fr. Hammer

Unofficially, I am glad that I have chosen this degree programme and have turned my back on the competition. Officially, I am very happy with the friendliness and helpfulness of the faculty. The doors are always at open and the staff is always prepared to answer any questions or solve any problems with immediate care. The amount of attention paid by the lecturers to assure that we master the degree well and understand their lectures can be seen on a daily basis.

Sophie Hammer

Fifth semester

Fr. Park

I enjoy the international Cooperation with my students and because of that, we can share a lot experiences- now and also in the future. The school provides you a safe environment for that: You have a familiar space and a team, which supports you and helps you with your needs.

Yoonseo Park

Fourth semester

Fr. Roth

I like that we are in a small school and not in a big commercialized place. It gives the teachers an opportunity to help the students individually. The environment here is very cozy and comfortable. The school is always open to hear our request / suggestions for improvement and that's great!

Reizel Roth

Fourth semester

An Investment well worth it


For all students of the programme “International Hotel Management” the tuition fees are 590 € per month (for Non-EU/Non-EEA-Students 620 € per month). This amount is fixed for the entire length of the degree programme. An additional enrolment fee of 350 € (for Non-EU/Non-EEA-Students 750 €) is to be paid once at the start of the programme.

The investment is worth it: A high-quality Bachelor’s Degree with a branch specific education is awaiting you. We make it possible for you to start an early entry into your professional career. Compared to other university degrees which are not structured to help build your career and less practice oriented you will not loose any time with us.

Scholarships and Foundations

The Association of German Foundations (Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen) has composed an overview of all foundations and Förderwerke that provide scholarships:

Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen

In the index of foundations, you will find all foundations classified by professional and geographic search options:


Here, you will find the links to some important German foundations:

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Friedrich Naumann Stiftung
Heinrich Böll Stiftung
Evangelisches Studienwerk
Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

Please note, that not all of the German foundations offer support to students of foreign nationality and/or have only a limited amount of scholarships granted. Information can be found at the respective website.

Scholarships provided by the DAAD for international students

Students may receive a scholarship from the DAAD for up to one year. This period can be extended under certain circumstances.

To find out more, you may contact the DAAD under

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
Kennedyallee 50,
53175 Bonn
Tel. +49 228/8820
Fax: +49 228/882444

BAFöG for German students
Usually, German students are entitled to BAFöG which typically contributes coverage of expenses for the complete two years of study. If students seek to go abroad, they should apply for BAFög at least six months before leaving Germany. Since the costs of studying abroad are obviously higher than compared to study at home, BAFöG is granted to a broader range of students seeking to study abroad, even for applicants who would otherwise not qualify due of their parents' higher income are still recommended to file a respective application.
Information considering the new BAFöG can be found at the Site of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Further Information can be found at Studentenwerk Berlin.

This is how Leonie finances her tuition:


My name is Leonie, I am 21 years old and I come from Germany.

Since October 2014, I do my studies at the university “SRH Hotel-Akademie Dresden” in the program “International Hotel Management” that is taught in English.

To finance my studies, I decided to take out a loan at the kfw-Bank. It’s a German bank institution that offers young people a financial support during their studies for very attractive conditions.

For not being in debt for too long after my bachelor, I immediately started working right at the beginning of my studies for a big chain hotel in Dresden that is near university.There, I am currently working in service, more precisely in breakfast and banquet. I also had the chance to do my 6-week-intership in different departments there. That gave me the possibility to get to know more employees and to integrate myself better in the team.  I already made friends in this new town, also thanks to my workplace.

Of course, it is not always easy to balance university, work and private life. I had to resign to many things during my first semester, especially to party nights on weekend or to go home visiting my family. On the other hand, I benefit a lot from my practical experiences for a better understanding in university and increasing trust from my employer.

Hotel Management in Action – Projects during the Degree Programme (Kopie 1)

Logo Bayrischer Hof

In order to apply academic knowledge, our educators organise exciting projects with partners from the hotel industry. Starting in the first semester with the organisation of the panel discussion at the ITB. From there it gets more and more interesting with i.e. a hotel development project.

In the summer semester of 2015, 20 of our students from the sixth semester collaborated with the Hotel Bayrische Hof Dresden on the seminar “Hotel Development”. The family owned hotel operates over 56 rooms and suites as well as four apartments with exclusive design. Additionally, the guests may dine in the restaurant or make use of the conference rooms with space for up to 65 people. The hotel, which has been open for more than 20 years, faced many challenges after a change in management. Our students came to their assistance offering their help. They were divided into five groups and set the following fixed goals:

  1. Raise occupancy by 10% by the end of the year 
  2. Prepare Dynamic Price Management 
  3. Clarify Employee Division of Labour 
  4. Raise Departmental Efficiency (or close) 
  5. Modernisation / Style

It was very important that certain conditions of the hotel be followed:

  • The buildings remain a hotel for all intended purposes 
  • No further rooms be built 
  • The brand name remain Bayrischer Hof Dresden 
  • An extreme change in the classification should not be made (Budget vs. 5 Start Segment) 
  • Three different budget varieties should be suggested for all changes (small investment, medium investment, large investment) 
  • The hotel technology will be upgraded at the same time

And this is how the project took place:
The students tested the hotel with mystery checks, conducted interviews with the employees and worked with them in the different departments. The individual tasks for each group were based on the recommended procedure from current and projected analyses. At the end of the semester the detailed presentation was given to the task manager. The academic procedure of the students, combined with the experience of working on the project, lead to excellent results. The students and the Hotel Bayrische Hof Dreden were pleased with the project’s many positive results.

Our Programme Director on the subject of studying International Hotel Management

I can recommend the International Hotel Management programme for anyone, because a contradiction must not be made between a well-rounded Bachelor Degree and subject oriented experience.

Prof. Dr. Hartwig Bohne

Programme Director Hotel Management