Dual study programme Hotel Management, B.A.

The management of successful hotels requires theoretical knowledge supported by in-depth practical experience. This dual degree programme offers you just that - a unique opportunity to learn the necessary skills to advance in this competitive and dynamic industry and gain relevant experience with one of the most renowned international hotel chains, Leonardo Hotels.


You will learn to operate hotels strategically, develop effective and sustainable financial plans, enhance customer experience and devise sales and marketing strategies for success. With that skill set you will have what it takes to join the future international leaders in the worldwide hospitality industry.


Unique to this programme: Leonardo Hotels guarantees our graduates a job. This ensures your successful career start.




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Key facts

Tuition fees
Tuition fees

Your practice partner Leonardo Hotels offers a scholarship of € 500 monthly for the applicants who successfully go through the admission process plus a salary of € 300 monthly during the practical modules.


EU Applicants:  € 708 / month without the scholarship

Non-EU Applicants: € 12,096 / year without the scholarship


Together we will find your practice partner for the dual study programme!


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


+ Job guarantee from Leonardo Hotels

Teaching language and place of study
Teaching language and place of study

English* in Iserlohn


* During the first two semesters you will learn German in order to be able to take German modules in the 5th semester. German native speakers will study Spanish.

Areas of expertise
Areas of expertise

Hospitality, tourism, hotel, brand and event management

Semester start
Semester start

Winter semester: September

Duration of studies
Duration of studies

6 semesters (3 years)

Mode of study
Mode of study

Dual with practical phases in the block model (1 month before the 1st semester, 3 months after the 2nd & 4th semester and the complete 6th semester in the practical partner hotel).

Credit Points
Credit Points

180 ECTS

Admission requirements
Admission requirements
  • General university entrance qualification (Abitur) or equivalent

  • B2 level in English

  • A1 level in German

  • Motivation letter or video detailing why you´re choosing this career path and what makes Leonardo Hotels an attractive practice partner for you


The dual degree programme B.A. Hotel Management comprises 6 semesters:


  • 1st - 2nd semester: German or Spanish, Marketing, Sales & CRM, Economics, Service Management, Financial Accounting, Hospitality & Tourism, Hotel Management & Booking Systems, Academic Writing & Empirical Methods

  • 3rd - 4th semester: Destination Management & Branding, Intercultural Management, Law/Taxes, Accounting & Controlling, Guest Relations, Reputation Management & Crisis Communication, International Sales Management, Sustainability & Quality Management in Tourism, Statistics & Data Mining

  • 5th - 6th semester: Digital Communication, E-Commerce, Project Management, Revenue Management, Event Management, Bachelor Thesis


Curriculum Hotel Management dual (B. A.)

Your practice partner

Leonardo Hotels Central Europe, headquartered in Berlin, operates in eight countries and 38 destinations and is your practice partner for this unique degree programme. The hotel portfolio offers 85 hotels with 14,500+ rooms. Founded in 1998 by David Fattal, Leonardo Hotels Central Europe is part of the Fattal Hotel Group.


With the desire to win the hearts and minds of their guests, Leonardo Hotels provide exceptional service, creating memorable experiences and constantly challenging the benchmark of hospitality.

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Important information

Focus of the study programme

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The Hotel Management Bachelor's degree at the UE will prepare you to be a key player in the worldwide hospitality. During your studies you can work in various areas of the hotel. Possible specialisations include:


* Front Office Management
* Sales
* Rooms Division Management
* Food and Beverage Management
* Marketing
* Revenue Management
* Brand Management
* Event Management

Why choose dual studies at the UE?

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Students in our dual bachelor´s programme in Hotel Management benefit from an employment contract with Leonardo Hotels with a monthly scholarship, a fixed salary throughout the practical modules of their studies and a job guarantee upon graduation. The cost of accomodation and meals during practical modules is also covered by Leonardo Hotels. As part of this degree you can either improve your German or learn Spanish (for German speakers) and get 100% hands-on experience, which builds your optimal foundation for further career steps. As a state-accredited, private university, we guarantee small learning groups and individual support from our professors, who are renowned in their field and come directly from the business world, where they have gained relevant professional experience in managerial positions. There are accomodation options at the campus.

Our teaching has seminar character, so that direct and personal communication with the professors is possible at any time. We are among the top 10 universities in Germany in the field of teaching and are world leaders in the field of international orientation.


Your successful career start and excellent future prospects in hospitality are ensured by the job guarantee from Leonardo Hotels.


Due to the international orientation of the UE, a management position in the world's top hotels and establishments is is open to you in the long term.

Tuition fees and funding

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With a dual study programme at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences you invest in a successful career and thus in your future. The tuition feels of our students in the dual Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management are co-financed by Leonardo Hotels, which also pay a fixed salary of € 300 per month during the practical modules. Additionally, our students have various funding options such as scholarships. You can find more information on all funding opportunities available to you here.

Excellent studies at UE

The University of Europe for Applied Sciences is well known for its practical and excellent teaching. Therefore, we have now been officially awarded the second year in a row with the STERN badge as "Best Dual Study Provider".


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 UE Germany received STERN badge for "Best Dual Study Provider"

We start accepting applications for the dual study programme Hotel Management (B.A.) at the UE one year in advance.

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Step 1: Apply online

Submit your complete application including a motivation letter or video here.







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Step 2: Get to know our praxis partner

If your documents fulfil our requirements, you will be invited to an interview with a representative of Leonardo Hotels.




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Step 3: Start your studies!

After the successful interview you will sign a student contract with us and a working contract with Leonardo Hotels.  You'll start your studies and pave the way to an outstanding career in hospitality!




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Get to know our team

Our professors are experts in their field with many years of experience in academia and the private sector. They offer regular consultation hours. Get to know the professors of the English dual bachelor's degree in Hotel Management personally! Click here for the events calendar.


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