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The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

A NOTE FROM THE MANAGING DIRECTOR Our vision, “to be a world leader in facilitating university level learning, scholarship

and research in the fields of Tourism and Hospitality Management”, reflects the formal accreditation of our Masters Programme (MBA in International Hospitality Management), the first in the geographic region. Our current student and alumni population is drawn from over 90 countries and we will shortly achieve our goal of having 400 Undergraduate students on campus. Since our opening in 2001, our interns have worked in 40 countries and our graduates have been employed by over 100 international companies. With our location in the world’s fastest growing Hospitality and Tourism destination; Dubai, our strong link to the world renowned Jumeirah Group and our unique academic association with Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, professional opportunities for our graduating students are excellent. I invite you on behalf of the entire team, to embark on your path to academic and professional excellence with us at The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management. Ron Hilvert Managing Director

THE EMIRATES ACADEMY OF HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) was the first institution of higher education in the Middle East to offer internationally recognised degree-level courses focusing on hospitality business education. With a highly qualified, multi-national faculty, state-of-the-art infrastructure, modern facilities and strong partnerships with the hospitality industry, EAHM has become one of the world’s leading hospitality business management universities. EAHM is recognised by The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates, The Institute of Hospitality (IOH) in the United Kingdom (Bologna-compliant) and The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THEICE) in Australasia. In addition, the ongoing academic association with the world-renowned hospitality school, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland and emerging partnership with Cornell Univsersity, continues to enhance the quality of all study programmes.  aving adopted a trimester system, students may H begin their studies in January, April or September. Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees are currently offered to 300 students of 60 nationalities. This diversity is also reflected amongst the Faculty members who are all highly respected in their chosen disciplines and most have either a Master or Doctoral degree coupled with numerous years of industry experience. Furthermore, Faculty members are encouraged to participate in consulting, research and professional development courses and this ensures that the knowledge imparted remains current. EAHM provides an abundance of exciting career opportunities for its graduates and is one of the world’s leading hospitality business management universities.

Spend a trimester abroad at The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management A period spent abroad within a degree programme, either through study or internship, is a fantastic way of developing and broadening your awareness of your subject in an international context. Our Study Abroad programme offers students a fabulous opportunity to experience another culture, and to study in a different country at a prestigious hospitality, tourism and business educational institution. Students who have studied abroad demonstrate initiative, independence and motivation, and may also gain working knowledge of another language – all qualities employers are looking for. The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management opened in October 2001. It is an integral part of Jumeirah Group, the international hospitality management company behind the world famous Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah and the Jumeirah Emirates Towers. EAHM’s Study Abroad programme offers unique opportunities for students to study and/or undertake an internship abroad as part of their home country degree programme in a city where the growth of tourism and hospitality is truly phenomenal. Dubai is an exciting place to live and study, and the city offers an extensive range of things to do, see, experience and learn. Our academic year runs from September to the beginning of July. The year is divided into three trimesters. You have the option to study for a full year or for one trimester coupled with an internship either before or after your study period. You can select to join:

Application Deadlines:

First trimester: Second trimester: Third trimester:

from September to December from January to March from April to June

30 August 30 November 28 February


Study 1 trimester Study 2 trimesters Study 3 trimesters

Study 1 trimester + Internship Study 2 trimesters + Internship

As we are a recognised and accredited university you will gain academic credits which are recognised by universities around the world through our Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS). All our programmes are also Bologna-compliant. Students also have the option of participating in our Internship Programme at any of our five-star hotel partners for a minimum of 12 weeks. This allows students to gain a first-hand experience of the expanding hotel and hospitality industry.

Studying at EAHM

COURSES Our courses are made up of modules offering a range of subjects in the Hospitality, Tourism and Business areas. Undergraduate Study Abroad students may take up to a maximum of 18 credits / 30 ECTS at the Undergraduate level. Eligible Postgraduate students may undertake courses at the postgraduate level and currently a maximum of three courses are offered per trimester in which the credit weightage for each course is up to 10 ECTS. If you want to enter the scheme as part of your Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree, you should obtain approval from your home university for the modules you wish to take at EAHM before you arrive in Dubai. Some modules may require for you to have completed pre-requisite modules. To confirm the courses running on the trimester you intend to join, please email us at or visit the study abroad section of our website:

ON CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management’s campus provides students with a safe, comfortable and dynamic environment conducive to learning, hard work and interaction. From high-speed wireless internet access to extensive sports facilities, the campus offers students everything they need to grow professionally and personally. Students live in single occupancy fully-furnished and equipped studio apartments with their own kitchen and bathroom. EAHM is strategically located within 5 minutes walking distance from the world renowned hotels such as Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah and the iconic Burj Al Arab. The campus has excellent facilities including three restaurant outlets, a student leisure room, gymnasium, swimming pool and tennis & bastketball courts.

INTERNSHIPS The optional internship component of the Study Abroad programme can be completed before or after the study courses. Being an integral part of Jumeirah, the luxury hotel group behind world renowned properties such as the Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah and many other properties around the world, certainly offers you an unrivalled opportunity for your internship. In addition, EAHM’s strong connections with the hospitality industry also opens up further opportunities within other reputable five-star hotel chains in Dubai. The minimum period for the internship is 12 weeks and EAHM will facilitate this on your behalf. Although you may indicate a hotel preference, placement is not guaranteed as it depends on the individual hotels. The Hospitality and Tourism industry has always been a strong supporter of EAHM. The following are our preferred industry partners who have provided our students with internship opportunities. Many of these companies have subsequently hired our graduates too: • • • • • • •

Jumeirah Group Marriott InterContinental Hotels Group Hyatt International Kempinski Starwood Hotels Hilton Worldwide

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Ritz-Carlton Hotel Shangri-La Fairmont Rixos Google Expedia HVS

DUBAI - the fastest growing Hospitality and Tourism destination in the world

Meeting the Selection Criteria


All applicants must meet our entry requirements: • • •

Be a current Undergraduate or Postgraduate student of a higher education institution Have grades of a high standing, and Be fluent in the English language

To apply, please provide the following documents: • • • • • • • • •

Application form Copies of latest transcripts from your university Evaluation letter/reference form Medical information form Personal statement of motivation Curriculum Vitae Coloured passport copy One coloured passport JPEG photo Receipt for paid USD 500 application fee or credit card authorisation form

For more information about our Study Abroad programme, please visit our Study Abroad programme page: Application forms are available online at the Download Centre of our website or send your request via email. Email us at:

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management PO Box 29662 Umm Suqeim 3, Al Saqool Street, Building 69 Opposite Burj Al Arab Dubai, United Arab Emirates Tel: +971 4 315 5555, Fax: +971 4 315 5556 E-mail: The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management


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