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Bachelor in Global Hospitality Management

The Asian Institute of Hospitality Management (AIHM) was founded by Minor Hotels, one of the world’s fastest-growing hospitality companies, in academic association with Les Roches, a global leader in hospitality education.

AIHM combines exemplary Swiss-style education with a global mind-set and an international outlook to give students the most intensive hospitality training in Asia. The perfect balance of practical and business management skills prepares students for fast-paced careers, whether in hospitality, the wider tourism industry, corporate management, business, or entrepreneurship.

Start Your Global Hospitality Career at AIHM


At AIHM, we're not just preparing students for a job; we're setting the stage for a vibrant global career in hospitality. Our curriculum is a unique blend of the latest industry practices and hands-on internships with leading companies, ensuring they're ready to excel on the international stage.

Discover a world of opportunity at AIHM, where we empower students to become the next generation of hospitality leaders. Through our cutting-edge curriculum, crafted in academic association with the renowned Les Roches hospitality management school, and immersive internships with prestigious hospitality brands, we equip them with the skills and confidence to thrive on the global stage. Our academic association with Les Roches ensures an education of the highest Swiss standards, with the exclusive opportunity for final-year students to transfer to Switzerland and expand their horizons even further.


Reasons why AIHM stands out in hospitality business education, are rooted in its foundational pillars, which encapsulate the institute's commitment to excellence and innovation in shaping future leaders of the global hospitality industry. These pillars highlight AIHM's dedication to offering a comprehensive and internationally recognised curriculum that prepares students for a successful career path in various sectors of hospitality. By integrating practical experiences with academic rigour, AIHM ensures that its graduates are not only proficient in theoretical knowledge but also excel in real-world applications, making them sought after in the hospitality industry worldwide.

  • Les Roches-certified curriculum and lecturers
  • Exchanges at Les Roches campuses in Switzerland or Spain
  • Option to transfer and graduate with the Les Roches BBA
  • All the benefits of a Western education right here in Asia
  • Affordable tuition and living costs
  • Proximity to family and friends
  • Full immersion in the English language with an international student body
  • Key business management skills that are transferable to a wide variety of industries
  • Preferred employment status with Minor Hotels, Asia’s largest hospitality company
  • Possibility of joining its graduate trainee programme
  • Student-centred learning
  • A low student:teacher ratio
  • Flexibility in terms of progression, internships, exchanges and specialisations
  • Real-life skills and confidence building
  • Located in a safe and vibrant destination
  • A multicultural, welcoming community on campus
  • Tutoring and career guidance
  • Student aid and scholarships available to attract the brightest minds
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Bachelor of Business Administration in Global Hospitality Management


Semester 1: Practical Arts (Immersion)

AIHM's first semester provides a comprehensive 6-month hands-on training experience at our state-of-the-art Bangkok Campus. Students gain a deep understanding of hotel and restaurant operations under the guidance of accompl shed professionals, developing the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the hospitality industry.

  • Introduction to International Hospitality and Tourism
  • Numerical Skills for the Hospitality Professional
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Rooms Division in Hospitality
  • Front Office Operations
  • Concierge, Guest Relations and Guest Experience
  • Housekeeping Operations
  • Mixology Bar and Barista
  • The World of Oenology
  • Food Hygiene and Workplace Safety
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Food and Beverage Kitchen

Semester 2: Internship 1

After the practical art semester, students embark on an exciting new chapter as they choose the location and department for their operational internship. With a wide selection of prestigious luxury hotels around the globe, students can tailor their experience to their personal interests and career goals. Whether they dream of working in F&B Service, Bartending, Front Office, Concierge, or any other dynamic position, AIHM empowers students to pursue their passion. Equipped with the professional skills, knowledge, and confidence gained during their first semester, students are well-prepared to secure their ideal internship and lay the foundation for a thriving career.

  • Professional Development 1
  • Reflection on Practice 1


Semester 3: Hospitality Management 1

Students will build a strong foundation in business management by learning essential principles and theories. They will explore key subjects that will equip them with the necessary business acumen to complement their operational skills, preparing them to become well-rounded hospitality professionals capable of thriving in the dynamic and ever-evolving industry.

  • Integrated Hospitality Project 1
  • Academic Communication Skills
  • Fundamentals of Data Analysis & Visualisation
  • Hospitality Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Sustainability and Innovation
  • Managing in the Global Workplace
  • Marketing for the Hospitality Industry

Semester 4: Hospitality Management 2 

Students will continue to build upon their foundational knowledge of business management. The curriculum is designed to explore a range of specialised subjects that will enhance their understanding of the unique aspects of the hospitality sector. Through engaging lectures, case studies, and practical assignments, students will further develop their critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. This semester aims to prepare students for future leadership roles and to drive success in the dynamic hospitality industry by equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in their chosen field.

  • Integrated Hospitality Project 2
  • Digital Marketing and Sales
  • Food and Beverage Management and Cost Control
  • Fundamentals of Economics
  • Hospitality Managerial Accounting
  • Leading Teams to Success
  • Rooms Inventory and Control Management
  • Tourism Principles and Practice

Semester 5: Internship 2

Students transition from the classroom to the real world through a management internship. This invaluable experience allows them to apply their learned business management principles and strategies in a practical setting. Students can explore various departments within the hospitality industry that align with their aspirations, whether behind the scenes in marketing, accounting, or human resources, or in the fast-paced excitement of front-of-house operations. During the internship, students will be entrusted with a project by their host hotel, challenging them to put their leadership skills into practice by setting goals, communicating effectively, delegating tasks, and meeting deadlines while navigating the complexities of the hospitality industry.

  • Professional Development 2
  • Reflection on Practice 2

Semester 6: Hospitality Management 3

Students can choose to transfer to Les Roches campuses in Switzerland or Spain or continue their studies with AIHM. This semester focuses on advanced topics and projects that challenge students to think critically, innovate, and apply their knowledge in real-world contexts. Through engaging activities such as research projects, debates, case studies, and strategic planning simulations, students will refine key competencies needed to excel as hospitality professionals and leaders. By immersing themselves in these activities, students will develop essential skills in analysis, communication, teamwork, time management, and problem-solving, ensuring they are well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities in their hospitality management careers.

  • Integrated Hospitality Project 3
  • Hospitality Financial Management
  • Methods of Research Inquiry
  • Revenue and Pricing Management
  • Advanced Leadership and Management
  • Hospitality Luxury and Value Creation
  • Marketing Planning

Semester 7: Hospitality Management 4

Students complete the last building blocks needed to launch successful hospitality careers. This semester ensures a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of business management. As part of their Project Management coursework, students run an actual project as a capstone, putting their learning into practice. Through a carefully crafted curriculum and engaging learning experiences, students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complexities of the ever-evolving hospitality landscape. Exceptional academic performers have the opportunity to graduate with an Honours degree by undertaking a research project of their choice.

  • Global Strategic Marketing
  • Branding and Consumer Behaviour
  • Science and Culture of Gastronomy
  • People, Conflict and Negotiation
  • Hospitality Finance Forecasting
  • Ultra-Luxury Hospitality Products and Tourism Destinations
  • Event Operations and Project Management 

Unrivaled Real-World Experience with AIHM's Integrated Hospitality Projects

AIHM's Integrated Hospitality Projects (IHP) in semesters 3, 4, and 6 offer an unparalleled opportunity for students to gain real-world experience in the hospitality industry. Through AIHM's unique partnership with Minor Hotels, students work on authentic projects directly assigned by the hotel's management, ensuring they develop practical skills by tackling real-life challenges.

Each semester, students are presented with a different project that progressively builds in complexity. Acting as consultants, they analyze and solve problems faced by the hotel, presenting their findings and recommendations directly to the management. This hands-on experience in project management, communication, and problem-solving prepares students to excel as leaders in the hospitality industry.

By combining academic rigor with practical experience, AIHM's Integrated Hospitality Projects give graduates a competitive edge, arming them with the confidence and expertise needed to drive success in their careers.


English for Business and Academic Studies (EBAS)

AIHM's BBA programe is entirely taught in English, ensuring that students develop a high level of proficiency in the language. For students who require additional support to meet the programme's English requirements, AIHM offers the English for Business and Academic Studies (EBAS) course. This foundation program is specifically designed to help students improve their English skills from a 4.5 to a 5.5 IELTS score, focusing on enhancing their reading, writing, listening, and speaking abilities. The EBAS course places special emphasis on hospitality-related vocabulary, ensuring that students are well-prepared for the BBA programme and their future careers in the industry.

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Ask about what life at AIHM is really like

Do students want to speak to someone about their experiences at AIHM? Our Student Ambassadors are all current students who started out just like students and understand the journey they are on. Our students will aim to respond to students within 24 hours or up to 72 hours over a weekend. Talk to our student ambassadors; click here!

If you or students have any questions about our programmes, entry requirements or how to apply please contact our friendly staff.

AIHM's Student Perspectives: Studying Hospitality Business Management at AIHM in Thailand, see the video below!


We look for candidates who are 17.5 years of age at the date of entry and have outstanding academic and linguistic potential, as well as the interpersonal skills needed to succeed in a high-status hospitality management career. Here are a few of the qualities we seek:

  • Academic aptitude for critical thinking & creativity
  • Interpersonal skills for management and leadership roles
  • Motivation and service mindset
  • International outlook and language skills

Applicants must hold a qualification recognised by Thailand’s Ministry of Education, such as:
• Completion of Grade 12, Year 13 or Matthayom 6 (Thailand)
• Two A-levels or IGCSEs
• An International Baccalaureate (IB) (minimum 24 points)
• A GED diploma (minimum 145 points in all four areas)
With academic transcripts translated into English.

Non-native speakers, with the exception of those who have spent the last three years in full-time English-language education, will need to submit one of the following:
• TOEFL: 525 (paper) or 70 (iBT) or above
• IELTS: 5.5 average (each section not less than 5) or above
• Cambridge FCE/CAE: B2 First or higher

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