Gain the knowledge and skills required to become a leader in the hotel industry with a global perspective. You gain an understanding of the industry and learn how to identify and act on changing patterns of customer demand to run a profitable business in a wide range of different types of hotels and resorts. We provide you with the mix of strategic and operational skills you need to succeed in the role, including human resources, revenue management, finance and marketing. The course also develops your cultural awareness and understanding of the challenges associated with doing business around the globe. In 2016, our students hosted video conferences with partner institutions in Russia, Botswana and the Czech Republic to develop their cultural competence. To help build your international employability, we give you the option to learn a language during every year of your degree. You can choose from Spanish, German, French, Portuguese and Chinese, from beginner through to beyond A level. Key areas of study include • business and management • hotel management • resort management • food and drink management • finance • hospitality and tourism marketing • operations management • human resources • management skills. **How you learn** Your learning involves taking part in lectures, seminars, workshops, projects and practical sessions in our state of the art professional kitchen and restaurant space. This dedicated facility has an industry standard restaurant management system which won a Savoy Education Trust grant. **Work placements in the UK and overseas** Your future employability is at the heart of everything that we do and in year three, you have the opportunity to apply the skills you’ve gained by taking a one-year paid work placement. This is a great way to improve your industry knowledge with real insight and experience. It also enables you to build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers, and many students find jobs with their placement companies after graduating. Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there. If you study abroad, or do your work placement, in another European country there may be funding available through the Erasmus programme. Previous students have gained placements with organisations such as • Sofitel, London • Hilton Metropole, Brimingham • Hotel Arts, Barcelona • Ibis Golf and Country Club, Florida. **Learn from our experts** You are taught by lecturers with considerable international industry experience in a wide range of roles, including research and consultancy, training and development, food and beverage operations, hotel management, banqueting and conferencing. Our academic staff have previously held key management positions in 5* resort hotels across Europe including the prestigious Gleneagles resort in Scotland. Furthermore, our staff's research is used to inform teaching and regularly appears in book chapters, conference proceedings and academic journal articles. **Professional recognition** This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, the international hospitality professional membership body for managers and aspiring managers. Sheffield Business School is one of only four schools worldwide that have EPAS accreditation for undergraduate programmes in hospitality and tourism. EPAS is a world-renowned standard for the quality of business or management programmes which have an international perspective.