Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management

Whether your dream is to manage a large hotel chain, lead a kitchen crew, plan major events, have an office on a cruise ship or run your own bed and breakfast, a Hospitality Management degree from Northwood will help you launch your career the moment you step on campus.

With major courses starting from day one in the classroom, you’ll also get crucial learning experiences out in the real world. You’ll have the opportunity to learn event management, marketing, and financial planning by participating in large student-run events.


  • Licensed & approved by the Academic Zone, RAKEZ
  • Affordable tuition fees
  • Small class sizes
  • Industry - Specific Curriculum
  • Associate degree options available
  • Faculty invested in your success
  • Hostel accommodation available on campus – Separate facilities for male and female
  • Student visas can be provided
  • Academic merit scholarships
  • Transfer options to Northwood University main campus
  • Internship opportunities available
  • Free transportation for the first year from Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain & Fujairah


Northwood University International Program Centre - RAK is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Northwood University has been awarded accreditation since 1974.


At Northwood University we understand investments. That is why we offer a business education that has received national recognition as a "Best Value Business School" with Excellent Return on Investment

What Jobs Can You Get with a Hospitality Management Degree?

  • Accommodation manager
  • Catering manager
  • Chef
  • Conference center manager
  • Air cabin crew
  • Customer service manager
  • Event manager
  • Fast food restaurant manager
  • Hotel manager
  • Public house manager

Duration : 2 Semesters

Starting : September 2023

Mode of Study: Full Time

What Classes Do You Take for a Hospitality Management Major?

Total Credits: 128

First Semester

  • HOS 1010 Introduction to Hospitality Management
  • ECN 2210 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ENG 1150 Composition I
  • FDN 1100 Strategies for Success
  • MGT 2300 Principles of Management
  • MIS 1500 Business Productivity Software

Second Semester

  • HOS 1030 Sanitation
  • ECN 2220 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ENG 1200 Composition II
  • FDN 1200 Introduction to the Northwood Idea
  • MKT 2080 Principles of Marketing
  • MTH 1100 Finite Math, or MTH 1150 College Algebra

HOS 2040 Practicum I (required)

First Semester

  • HOS 2050 Food and Beverage Management
  • ACC 2410 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • HIS 2100 Foundations of the Modern World I
  • MTH 2310 Statistics I
  • PSC 2010 Introduction to American Government

Second Semester

  • HOS 2100 Facilities Engineering
  • ACC 2415 Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting
  • HIS 2150 Foundations of the Modern World II
  • NSC 2100 Environmental Science
  • SPC 2050 Speech

HOS 3040 Practicum II (required)
HOS 3990 Internship (required)

First Semester

  • HOS 3050 Hospitality Operations Management
  • 3000/4000 HUM Elective
  • 3000/4000 NSC, or MTH Elective
  • FIN 3010 Financial Management
  • LAW 3000 Business Law I

Second Semester

  • HOS 3100 Resort and Club Management
  • 3000/4000 Business Elective
  • 3000/4000 Elective
  • 3000/4000 PSY, or SOC Elective
  • FDN 3100 Career Development
  • PHL 3100 Ethics

First Semester

  • HOS 4050 Cost and Budgeting
  • HOS 4100 Human Resource Applications
  • ENG 4010 Communication & Interpersonal Rel., or Advanced Studies in English, or Second Year Language Elective
  • MGT 4250 Organizational Behavior
  • PHL 4100 Philosophy of American Enterprise

Second Semester

  • HOS 4180 Special Events & Meeting Planning
  • HOS 4500 Current Issues in the Hospitality Industry
  • 3000/4000 Civic Literacy Elective
  • 3000/4000 Global Understanding Elective
  • MGT 4800 Strategic Planning

Entry Requirements

In order to complete the Admissions Process candidates desirous of seeking admission will need to:

  • Complete online application form
  • Provide official high school transcripts
  • Provide six passport size photographs
  • Provide passport copies
  • Provide official post-secondary transcripts if they desire to receive transfer credit

International or domestic candidates needing a Student Visa will need to provide additional information.

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