Undergraduate - BBA/ABA

Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.) in International Hospitality Management

  • BBA Programme
  • ABA Programme
  • Requirements
  • Tuition Fees
  • Transferring to Us

BBA Programme

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) in Dubai offers business management degrees with a hospitality focus. It is the very first hotel school in the Middle East to offer internationally recognised degree-level courses. EAHM is a diverse hotel school which currently has about 300 hospitality management students from 60 different nationalities. With a highly qualified, multi-national faculty with hospitality experience, modern facilities and strong partnerships with the hotel and hospitality industry, EAHM has fast become one of the world’s leading hotel schools.

The main hospitality management course offered at our hotel school is the three-year Bachelor's degree with Honours, which is the highest level of undergraduate qualification any student can obtain. An Honours degree in hospitality management enables you to pre-qualify for entry into a range of postgraduate Master's degrees, whether it is in hospitality management or any other business-related industry. Our hospitality management programme is designed to develop abilities in both the operational field and the overall discipline of management.

This 3-year university degree programme includes a 6 month internship with a premier hospitality brand. Students also have the opportunity to study a semester abroad at the world-renowned hotel schools, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne or Cornell University.

As one of the top hotel schools not only in the Middle East, but also in the world, graduates from this hospitality management programme are expected to rapidly climb through the management structure of a hotel or other hospitality-related companies to be the leading senior professionals of the future. Our hotel school graduates are currently working in the hotel and hospitality industry across the globe, in 90 different countries, including the Middle East.

- First Honours degree in the Middle East that can be completed in just 3 years
- Internationally recognised qualification
- Progress to Masters degree in any Business discipline

View the Programme Structure here

For more information or application admission, please contact us:

Telephone: +971 4 315 5555
Email:  info@emiratesacademy.edu 

Your Internship

As a hotel school that is an integral part of Jumeirah, the luxury hotel group behind world renowned properties in the Middle East such as the Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah and many other hotels around the world, certainly offers our hospitality management students an unrivalled opportunity for their internship. In addition, EAHM’s reputation as a leading hotel school with its recognized hospitality management programmes as well its strong connections with the hotel and hospitality industry, also opens up further opportunities within other reputable five-star hotel chains in Dubai, the Middle East and internationally.

The internship period is a vital component of a hospitality management programme in any hotel school as it provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the hospitality industry. At our hotel school, the internship lasts for about 6 months at the beginning of Year 2 of the hospitality management degree programme and can be done in any five-star hotel or any other reputable hospitality establishment in the Middle East or anywhere else in the world. EAHM will help students get a job in a hotel and facilitate the internship on their behalf and although students may indicate a hotel preference, placement is not guaranteed as it depends on the individual hotels. As a top hotel school in the world, EAHM has had interns all over the globe in places such as Dubai, the Middle East, many countries in Europe, the UK and Ireland, the Caribbean, the Maldives and Asia to name just a few.

The hospitality and tourism industry has always been a strong supporter of our hotel school. The following are our preferred hospitality industry partners who have provided our students with internship opportunities both in the Middle East and internationally. Many of these companies have subsequently hired our graduates too:

- Jumeirah Group
- Kempinski Hotels
- Mariott International
- Hyatt International
- Sofitel Luxury Hotels
- Accor Group
- InterContinental Hotels Group
- Starwood Hotels
- Hilton Worldwide
- Ritz Carlton Hotels
- Fairmont Raffles
- Shangri-La Hotels
- Armani Hotels
- The Parker Company

ABA Programme

Associate of Business Administration in International Hospitality Management

The Associate of Business Administration degree is a one and a half year hospitality management programme offered at our hotel school in Dubai. It consists of the first five trimesters of the Bachelor of Business Administration hospitality management degree, including the internship in any 5 star hotel. As a leading hotel school both in the Middle East and the world, this fast track programme is unique to EAHM as it provides hospitality management students with a foundation of essential skills required for a supervisory position in the hotel and hospitality industry, whether it is in the Middle East or anywhere else in the world. Students will receive a thorough introduction to food production, restaurant operations, front office and rooms division operations in hotels as well as basic and introductory business and management subjects during their time at our hotel school.

Hotel school graduates can utilise this hospitality programme as a fast track into a career in the hotel and hospitality industry or may opt to continue their studies to the full three-year hospitality management degree programme at our hotel school. The internship may be deferred until you leave our hotel school and by using the EAHM’s hospitality industry partners you can initially get an internship in a hotel that springboards you into a real job at the end, whether it is in the Middle East or anywhere else in the world.

The entry requirements and application process for the Associate of Business Administration degree is the same as the Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.) programme.

View the Programme Structure 

For more information or application admission, please contact us:

Telephone: +971 4 315 5555
Email:  info@emiratesacademy.edu

Requirements

Education - Successful completion of High School

Accepted English Test Scores for Master Degree

TOEFL Internet Based (iBT) 79 - 80
TOEFL Paper Based (ITP)* 550 (5.0)
IELTS Academic 6.0

*A TOEFL ITP score without the Test of Written English is not acceptable.
[TOEFL Destination Code:  7116; SAT Destination Code:  7958

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY 
Please be advised that all students will be given an English Diagnostic Test during Orientation Week and should the results indicate an English proficiency level below EAHM’s entry requirements the students may be asked to take a TOEFL/IELTS test and/or join the English as a Foreign Language Programme delivered by EAHM or to reduce/change their course registration. 

ENGLISH QUALIFICATION
English level test is a UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research requirement. It is mandatory for all students, including American, Australian, British etc. passport holders as well. 

For more information or application admission, please contact us:

Telephone: +971 4 315 5555
Email:  info@emiratesacademy.edu 

Tuition Fees

BBA FEES YEAR 1 YEAR 2 Year 3 TOTAL
Tuition (AED*) 83,250 66,600 83,250 233,100
Sundries (AED*) 24,525 16,350 24,525 65,400


Tuition Fees
 per Trimester are AED 27,750 except when students undertake an internship (AED 11,100) or are on part-time study mode. 
Sundries include graduation congregation expenses, textbooks/e-books, software and licenses, access to electronic databases, and photocopying and printing up to the usage of AED 600 per Trimester. Additional fees for graduation dinner activities and for field trips or certifications may apply.

*Cost is given in local currency:  United Arab Emirates Dirham
**The cost provided with consideration of undertaking an internship during second year

ADDITIONAL MANDATORY FEES

Application Fee of AED 500 is non-refundable fee and should be paid upon submission of application documents. 
A holding deposit of AED 3,000  is required to secure the place on the programme and is to be paid when the applicant accepts the offer. This deposit is non-refundable, should an applicant decide not to commence the programme of study. When a student has completed the programme of study, the deposit will be refunded to the same student or sponsor, once all outstanding debts have been settled and clearance has been completed.

OPTIONAL FEES - UAE RESIDENCE VISA
EAHM will apply for UAE residence visas for international students at the cost of AED 2,000 and a National ID at a cost of AED 180 for 1 year. The visa should be renewed at cost upon expiry (if applicable).

FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLANS
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management offers three flexible payment options. Please refer to the published finance policy for more information.

 Pay the full three year Tuition Fees & Sundries on a Trimester basis in 9 separate installments
 Avail 3% discount when paying in advance full year’s Tuition Fees & Sundries 
 Avail 10% discount when paying in advance full three year Tuition Fees & Sundries 

DISCLAIMER
All fees may increase by up to 10% over the course of your studies and at least 6 months’ notice will be given should there be any increments. Any prevailing discounts can only be applied once. Should there be a dispute; the management of EAHM reserves the right to make the final decision. The stated fees are indicative only. Kindly refer to the schedule of fees & expenses overview for further information.

VAT NOTIFICATION
To the extent that there is an introduction or increase in any taxes (including but not limited to Value Added Tax), applied by a Government authority in United Arab Emirates, EAHM reserves the right to charge such taxes from the effective date they are applicable.

For more detailed information, please contact us:

Telephone: +971 4 315 5555
Email address: info@emiratesacademy.edu 

Accommodation On Campus

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM), a leading hotel school located opposite Burj Al Arab, offers students high quality lodging with one of the greatest views in Dubai. Students now have the opportunity to choose from the best available selection of on-campus accommodation rates. EAHM offers accommodation packages to registered students only. There are various packages that students can choose from to enjoy significant savings and which enables them to stay in their fully equipped studio during the holidays! Once the simple application process has been completed, students can book a studio for a period of up to one Academic Year.

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For more information about the accommodation and application process, please contact us:

Telephone: +971 4 315 5555
Email:  info@emiratesacademy.edu 

Scholarships


There are three types of scholarships that are being offered to potential students who intend to pursue the BBA degree:

1. The EAHM Scholarship for Emirati Nationals
This is a scholarship awarded annually to Emirati national candidates who meet EAHM’s entrance criteria and who can demonstrate a strong commitment to the hospitality industry as a career choice.  For successful applicants, tuition fees and sundries will be covered for the duration of study.  However, recipients will be required to work for up to an average of 8 hours per week, on projects specified by EAHM.  Upon graduation, scholarship recipients will assume full time and continuous employment with Jumeirah International LLC for a period of at least 2 years.


2. The EAHM Scholarship for Academic Excellence
This is a scholarship awarded annually to incoming (1st year) students of any nationality who have demonstrated academic excellence in high school results (usually straight “As”), is experiencing financial hardship and who can demonstrate a strong commitment to the hospitality industry as a career choice.  For successful applicants, tuition fees and sundries will be either fully or partially covered for the duration of study.  However, recipients will be required to work for up to an average of 8 hours per week, on projects specified by EAHM.  Upon graduation, scholarship recipients will assume full time and continuous employment with Jumeirah International LLC for a period of at least 2 years.


3. The EAHM-Ronnefeldt Scholarship
This is a scholarship awarded annually to incoming (1st year) students of German nationality who have demonstrated academic excellence in high school results (usually straight “As”), or has achieved sporting excellence and can demonstrate a strong commitment to the hospitality industry as a career choice.  For successful applicants, tuition fees and sundries will be either fully or partially covered for the duration of study.  However, recipients will be required to work for up to an average of 8 hours per week, on projects specified by EAHM or Ronnefeldt.  Further terms and conditions may apply on a case by case basis.

 

To apply for any of the above Scholarships, you should include within your Application a letter stating your intent to apply for the scholarship and justification of why you should receive it.  In addition, two completed Evaluation / Reference forms must be submitted as well.

Please visit our download centre for related forms.

Transferring to Us

We welcome students who wish to transfer their studies to us. EAHM recognises credits earned at other accredited universities and applications for transfer is possible.  However, the maximum credits given can only be 50% which equates to 63 credits (out of the possible 126 credits).

To determine the number of credits that can be transferred, you must include with your Application detailed learning outcomes and syllabus of the courses from your current university.  View a sample of a learning outcome and syllabus HERE.

Related Documents:
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Methods of Assessment
Profile Statements Mapped to Learning Outcomes

* Please note that the Transfer credit cannot be accepted twice for substantially the same course taken at two different institutions and the Transfer credit can only be approved for courses relevant to the degree that provide equivalent learning outcomes and in which the student earned a grade of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better.

You may begin your studies in January, April or September and Applications are accepted either Online or via Email.  Please also visit our download centre for the Brochures, Application form, Fee structure and other related documents.

Deadlines for applications are as follows:

- January intake: By October 30th
- April intake: By January 30th
- September intake:. By June 30th

*Late applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

To apply, follow these 4 easy steps:

STEP 1: Filling in the Forms

Application form
The Application form has to be fully completed together with payment of the application fee of AED 2000 (AED 500 application fee and an additional AED 1500 for transfer of credits).  Please click HERE for payment methods.  Receipt of the payment made must be included with your application.


Evaluation / Reference form
One
Evaluation / Reference form must be completed by either your teacher, employer or someone that knows you professionally. 


Medical information form
You Medical information form must be submitted together with your application. Disclosing a medical condition will not affect your admission to EAHM as we recognise and support students with particular learning requirements such as dyslexia, numeracy issues etc.

STEP 2: Submitting Your Documents

High School Diploma and Transcripts
We need copies of your final graduation transcripts and high school diplomas (Years 10, 11 and 12).  If you are in your final year of studies and have not yet received your diploma, you may apply for conditional acceptance based on your results throughout the year. Please note that you will need to get your diplomas and transcripts officially translated to English if it is in a foreign language.

In certain instances, you may be requried to obtain a Certificate of Equivalency for your high school diploma from The Ministry of Education of the UAE.  You will be informed by EAHM if this is necessary.

Attestation of Your Educational Documents
If you completed your high school in the UAE, the original or a certified true copy of your parchment and the detailed transcript of the marks you have obtained must be authenticated by the school at which you have studied in the UAE and by The Ministry of Education of the UAE.

If you completed your high school outside the UAE,  you may apply and will be conditionally accepted by EAHM.  However, you must still have your educational documents certified by the following authorities:

1)  Official education authorities of the country where the certificate is awarded such as The Ministry of Education, Education Councils, British Council etc.

2)  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the certificate is awarded.

3)  Embassy of the UAE in the country where the certificate is awarded or the embassy of such country in the UAE.


Detailed learning outcomes and syllabus
You must include the learning outcomes and syllabus of the courses from your university which you would like to transfer to EAHM. An assessment will be made based on these documents submitted and it will determine the number of credits that can be transferred. 


Scanned Coloured Copy of Your Passport & 1 JPEG Passport Photo
Please submit a scanned coloured copy of your passport and 1 JPEG passport photo.


Personal Statement of Motivation
This personal essay is an important part of your application. Allow us to get to know you better and understand the reasons why you are interested in pursuing a career in the hospitality industry. This statement should be between 300 - 500 words and typewritten.
  

Other Documents
Any other additional documents which you would like to include such as academic awards, employment certificates, achievements etc.  

STEP 3: Proof of English Proficiency

Your TOEFL or IELTS or CAE test scores must be submitted as it is a UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research requirement and it is mandatory for ALL students even if English is their first language. Please contact us for more information.

View the minimum required TOEFL / IELTS / CAE test scores for the Undergraduate programme.

STEP 4: The Interview

Suitable candidates will be invited to the final stage of the application process consisting of a personal interview. This can either be a face-to-face interview at EAHM or a phone interview if the candidate is applying from overseas. The main purpose of the interview is to help us learn about you, your experience and your expectations in order to determine your motivation, potential and fit for the demands of the hospitality business. 

Did you know

our students come from more than 60 countries