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Graduate Testimonial: Rima

Rima successfully completed the Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management in January 2018. Read what she has to say about her experience with Online Business School.

 

Why did you choose to study with Online Business School?

I was looking for an opportunity for flexible learning which was also affordable at the same time. I wanted to earn a Level 7 Diploma to further my qualifications and improve my career prospects, OBS was the ideal option for me as they offer university level postgraduate top-up routes. Studying a university pathway programme is a quick and affordable route to a master’s degree.

How would you describe your experience of studying with Online Business School?

The modules were very comprehensive, and a wide list of resources was provided. After completing the modules and the relevant multiple-choice tests, I started working on my written assignments. The entire study mode was online, at my own pace, which was ideal. I had to resubmit some assignments, but the feedback and support was great and meant that they met the ATHE standards and that all learning outcomes were fully achieved. My personal tutor was also extremely helpful, courteous and supportive. I was able to contact him via email and Skype for support when needed.

What did you like the most about the course with Online Business School?

That it was totally online, flexible and self-paced, and at the same time affordable. I was extremely pleased with the level of support provided.

Do you have any advice for current or prospective students?

I would advise them that online studying needs a lot of commitment and perseverance. They need to set aside a certain number of hours every week for that purpose and set their own personal goals and deadlines.

What are your plans now?

At some point in the near future I would love to continue with higher education and top up my diploma to a master’s degree.  I have been offered support regarding that and presented with university information for progression routes by OBS.

 

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What can I do with a Degree in Hospitality Management?

Hospitality management graduates are highly employable, applying their skills to careers in events, hotel and conference management, sales and business development.

Top Career Opportunities in Hospitality Management

The hospitality business is a worldwide industry, with many different working environments. Here are some of the career paths you could choose:

  1. Hotel Management

Hotels are the heart of hospitality and they offer a dynamic range of career paths. Hotel managers oversee the daily operations of the business; these can include marketing, employee relations, customer relations, budgets and sales. Typical jobs include:

  • Hotel Manager
  • Reception manager
  • Resort manager
  1. Food and beverage services

A popular career option for hospitality management graduates is in food and beverage management. It is the duty of the food and beverage manager to oversee all operations of restaurants and on-property food services. This can include human resources, ordering food and supplies, customer service, financial tracking and inventory. Typical jobs include:

  • Restaurant manager
  • Catering manager
  • Public house manager
  1. Events management

By 2020 it is estimated that 1 in every 11 jobs will be in the event management sector. The events industry is a dynamic, fast-paced sector offering opportunities to work on anything from weddings to careers fairs, festivals to exhibitions. This role involves studying the brand, identifying the target audience, devising the event concept and coordinating all the technical aspects before launching or hosting an event. Typical jobs include:

  • Event manager
  • Conference centre manager
  • Concert organiser
  • Charity fundraiser
  • Wedding coordinator 

Our Level 4 and 5 Diploma in Hotel and Hospitality will prepare you for a successful career at the heart of one of the world’s most exciting and fastest growing industries. The course is designed to prepare learners with the management and customer service skills required to succeed in a hospitality management career. Upon successful completion of the course, learners can progress into the final year of a bachelor’s degree.

Graduate Testimonial: Alan Khan

Alan began studying the Level 6 Business and Administrative Management course with Online Business School in February 2017. He is now looking to enrol on the Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management (Advance MBA Entry programme).

Why did you choose to study with Online Business School?

I have a hectic life with a busy schedule plus taking care of my 3-year-old son. The reason I chose OBS was for the freedom of studying at my own pace. The flexibility of the course has allowed me to juggle a busy work and personal life with learning.

How would you describe your experience of studying with Online Business School?

I struggled initially with my assignments but my overall journey with OBS has been very pleasant.

What did you like the most about the course with Online Business School?

The layout of the subjects on the dashboard is clear and very user-friendly, you can easily keep track of your progression. The materials were very useful and with great intensity and examples which also helped me with my assignments.

Do you have any advice for current or prospective students?

Before you start studying, read through all the handouts and information given by OBS, so you can fully understand how the online platform works. It would also be useful to divide the time frame between assessments and assignments, taking into consideration when you are aiming to complete your course.

What are your plans now?

I am interested in enrolling on the Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management. But before that, I deserve to take a short break.

Top 10 Student Discounts in February

As we all know, being a student can be expensive. Make sure every penny stretches by maxing out your student discounts! Check out our guide to the best student discounts this February.

ASOS – Students receive 10% off products across ASOS with a valid NUS card. To redeem your discount, simply enter your NUS extra number at the checkout.

Domino’s – Get 35% online student discount at Domino’s Pizza when you spend £25.

Frankie & Benny’s – Students are entitled to 20% off their total food bill when 2 main courses are purchased from the Main Menu at any Frankie & Benny’s.

HP –  Save up to 30% student discount on HP with your NUS card.

Las Iguanas – Las Iguanas’ student deal just got better! 50% off food, 25% off drinks AND 2 for 1 Happy Hour Cocktails. Valid Sunday to Thursday until 28th February 2018.

Prezzo – Your NUS extra Card entitles you to a 25% discount off total food bill at Prezzo. Valid Sunday – Thursday.

Ryman – As a student you can enjoy a 10% student discount in store and online, as well as 10% off photocopying, printing and services available in store.

Uber – 50% student discount off your first ride with Uber – up to the value of £10.

Virgin Experience Days – 25% student discount on full price experiences including flying lessons, balloon flights, football stadium tours, afternoon tea treats, spa days and much, much more.  Offer ends 28th February 2018.

Vision Express – Save 20% off the cost of your glasses or contact lenses upon presentation of your NUS extra card and Vision Express voucher. Download your voucher from their website.

 

To find out more about registering for an NUS card with Online Business School, click here. Don’t forget that the NUS card comes with a free ISIC card so if you’re an international student, you can still benefit from thousands of discounts.

 

Top 10 Student Discounts in January

We all know money can be tight when you’re a student, but keeping an eye on your spending doesn’t mean you have to compromise the occasional treat. So, to help you, we have compiled a list of the best student discounts this January.

Ask Italian – Your student discount card will get you 40% off the total bill all day Monday and Tuesday, and 25% off the bill every Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Big Yellow Box – Receive 50% off your storage fees for up to 8 weeks with your student discount card.

Boots Opticians –  Save 25% on your first pair of glasses or prescription sunglasses, with every additional pair of glasses or prescription sunglasses half price.

Krispy Kreme – Use your student discount card to enjoy 20% off.

Now TV – You can receive a free 15-day trial of the Sky Cinema Pass and a £15 Topman/Topshop voucher when you renew.

Peacocks – Use your student discount card at the checkout to enjoy 20% off your order.

Pizza Hut – Pizza Hut are giving away vouchers that entitle you to 41% off food at their restaurants. Valid Sunday – Thursday until 25th January 2018.

Slackers Club – Get free cinema tickets every month when you join Slackers Club. To book your tickets just go to the box office with your student discount ID.

TUi –  Use your student discount card to enjoy £20 off per person on Skytours holidays at TUI. Stay/travel period is 01/05/2018 – 31/08/2018.

Zizzi – Get 40% off all food Sunday – Thursday with your NUS card. The student discount is valid for your entire party and the discount will be applied to all qualifying food items on your total bill.

To find out more about registering for an NUS card with Online Business School, click here. Don’t forget that the NUS card comes with a free ISIC card so if you’re an international student, you can still benefit from thousands of discounts.

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