University of East London

BA (Hons) Hospitality Management with Entrepreneurship

This exciting and innovative programme is designed for those who want to take over the management of an existing hospitality business, are aiming for leadership positions and/or want to start a new enterprise. You'll develop the necessary skills required to set-up and manage a successful hospitality business including technical, supervisory and managerial skills and techniques with a specific application to the world of entrepreneurship.

Learn how to develop a business through effective communication using a variety of tools; demonstrating strong consumer understanding and a have mind-set that takes measured risks, that perceives and creates opportunities and has the resourcefulness to pursue opportunities in an ethical and sustainable.

Entry Requirements


112 UCAS Points from

  • A LEVEL- Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects.
  • BTEC- Extended Diploma or Diploma.
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE- Diploma with 25 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.

Other entry routes

Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking (or recognised equivalent).
If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course.

Alternative GCSE qualifications

Level 2 equivalences such as:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths,
  • Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and
  • Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

Mature applicants and those with no formal qualifications

As an inclusive university, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Career Prospects

There is a vast range of careers available to those qualified in the Hospitality, Events and Tourism sectors.

These could include jobs such as; expert operatives, supervisors, junior managers, creative 'intrapreneurs' and start-up business entrepreneurs (niche services) have been defined for the hotel, meetings and events, banqueting and business tourism venues.

Entertainment in Stadia, Arena and Theatre venues require similar supervisory, operational and junior management roles. UEL is connected to a number of trade and professional associations whose membership comprises employers and operatives from across the Hospitality sector. These include:

  • Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
  • UK Hospitality
  • Institute of Hospitality (IOH) 
  • London Food Board 
  • Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA)
  • HR in Hospitality

Course Details

The BA (Hons) Hospitality Management with Entrepreneurship will balance academic rigour with industry readiness, skills, knowledge, and experience. During this course you will develop a range of relevant skills and knowledge alongside personal development goals. By linking the programme directly to industry advice and expertise, we will support you to become 'industry ready' from the very beginning of your journey.

You'll learn about and reflect on the impacts of the hospitality industry on the environmental, economic, social, and cultural fabric of society. Recognise and consider the management disciplines which underpin the management of the hospitality industry and their individual operations. You'll also understand the markets, customers' needs and behaviour, and other drivers of change that affect the development of the hospitality industry and their products from an entrepreneurial point of view, enabling you to develop effective management strategies for hospitality organisations and enterprises. 

Year 1

Personal Skills for Hospitality, Events and Tourism (Mental Wealth)
The Business Environment for Hospitality, Events and Tourism
Tourism and Hospitality: Concepts and Approaches
Introduction to People, Organisations and Management
Service and Experience Marketing
Understanding Hospitality, Event and Tourism Experiences

Year 2


Food and Beverage Management
Finance for Hospitality, Events and Tourism
Leadership in Hospitality, Events and Tourism
Professional Practice in Hospitality, Events and Tourism (Mental Wealth)
The Hospitality Product


Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Building the Brand
Professional Development in Practice - Internship

Optional Placement

This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge.
The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.

Year 3

Financial and Revenue Management
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Experience Economy (Tourism, Hospitality & Events Industries)
Exploring Professional Practice in Hospitality, Events and Tourism (Mental Wealth)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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