BA(Hons) Hospitality Management (Top-Up)

in collaboration with University of Huddersfield
(Registration Number: 251655)

Prospectus 2011-12

In collaboration with the University of Huddersfield, Caritas Bianchi College of Careers (CBCC), via its CAPS, started a portfolio of top-up degree programmes in Hong Kong from September 2007. The degree courses offered in Hong Kong are identical in content and in academic standing to those offered on-campus in the United Kingdom.

Students who successfully complete the programmes will be awarded Honours degrees by the University of Huddersfield. Graduates will be invited to attend the annual Awards Ceremony held at Huddersfield in July each year. The University also holds a special graduation ceremony in Hong Kong in January of each year.

University of Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield is an official government funded university in the north of England. Formerly Huddersfield Polytechnic, it was one of the first new universities to receive university status in 1992.

The University of Huddersfield is a teaching and learning led institution. Its teaching and learning strategy aims to ensure students will become competent in their chosen discipline and will develop their intellectual capabilities and personal aspirations. Alongside discipline-based learning, the emphasis in all programmes is to develop a portfolio of skills for employment. The Institutional Audit (2005) confirmed its ‘confidence’ in the University, the top rating.

According to the Times Higher Educational Supplement League tables (June 2007), University of Huddersfield is the North’s leading post 1992 University. It has risen significantly over the last few years and has a friendly reputation, an excellent graduate employment record and high level of student support.

In a recent survey, 90% of students canvassed said that they would recommend the University and their course to others. Some 86% stated that they would choose the same course were they offered the same opportunity again. The students placed teaching staff in the highest possible categories for ability, reliability and helpfulness.

The University of Huddersfield has a student population of about 24,000. In recent years it has developed a reputation for the delivery of its courses outside the UK particularly in South East Asia.

Hospitality, Tourism, Leisure and Events Management at University of Huddersfield

Honours degree and HND Hospitality Management courses have operated successfully at the University of Huddersfield for over 30 years. They are delivered by a small but dedicated group of staff whose mission is to develop their students’ knowledge of the hospitality industry and provide an appropriate range of skills to enable graduates to obtain relevant, meaningful employment in a range of organisations. Many students on graduation join international hotel companies and soon work their way up to senior management positions.

In 2005, the Guardian newspaper rated hospitality management courses at Huddersfield 3rd overall in the UK out of 40 such courses. This follows an ‘excellent’ rating from the UK government’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.

The Programme

This course allows candidates possessing an Associate Degree or BTEC HND in Hospitality Management, Tourism and Leisure to gain an Honours degree in one year. The course is designed to build upon and enhance the strengths of Associate Degree or BTEC HND courses while at the same time providing appropriate skills and techniques necessary for management careers in this important sector of the economy. Students will be given the opportunity to study a range of modules which deal with the corporate level including operations, strategy, organisation and management of hospitality, tourism and leisure.

Programma Curricula

The programme consists of six modules (120 credits) outlined as follows:

  1. Management of Organizations (20 credits)
  2. International Human Resource Management (20 credits)
  3. Hospitality Operational Analysis & Planning (20 credits)
  4. Leisure Strategies & Issues (20 credits)
  5. Strategic Management (20 credits)
  6. Research Project (20 credits)
Academic and Professional Recognition

Graduates are accessible to the MBA, MSc and MA programmes on hospitality, tourism and management offered both in Hong Kong and elsewhere. The programme is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality (formerly HCIMA) in that graduates with work experience are eligible to apply for Full Membership of the Institute.

Mode of Study

The programme is taught by means of three types of classes: lectures, tutorials and directed learning.

Entry Requirements

Holders of CBCC 3-year Associate Degree in Hospitality Management or BTEC Higher National Diploma in Hospitality or its equivalent;

Duration and Commencement Date

1 year full-time. Programme commences on September 2011

Tuition Fees

HK$50,400 by 2 instalments of HK$25,200.

Local Registration

The Non-local Honours degree programme has been registered with the Education Bureau in accordance with the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance (CAP. 493). According to the Ordinance, it is the discretion of individual employers to recognize any qualifications to which this programme may lead.

Contact Information

Centre for Advanced & Professional Studies (CAPS)
Caritas Institute of Higher Education & Caritas Bianchi College of Careers
Room 308, 18 Chui Ling Road,
Tseung Kwan O, NT, Hong Kong

Tel: 3653 6704
Fax: 3653 6795