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Tourism has experienced continued expansion and diversification, becoming one of the largest and fastest growing economic sectors in the world. Read more

Tourism has experienced continued expansion and diversification, becoming one of the largest and fastest growing economic sectors in the world. According to UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO, 2014) the worldwide international tourist arrivals are expected to see a 3.3% increase a year between 2010 and 2030, and reach 1.8 billion by 2030, with emerging destinations growing at the fastest rate.

This creates many career opportunities for qualified managers in the hospitality and tourism industries in both developed and developing countries. The MSc International Hospitality and Tourism Management is designed to prepare graduates for management and senior management positions in a complex and dynamic industry.

The course helps you to start or develop a career in the international hospitality and tourism industries. You build a strong theoretical and practical foundation by studying both business management modules, and tourism and hospitality modules.

You learn to apply and critically challenge your understanding of the industries in practical contexts, particularly in the work-related learning module and during your industry placement. You also critically examine the sustainability of the international hospitality and tourism industries. Throughout the course enhance your employability skills, such as communications and team-working, which are vital for rapid career development.

The placement option offers you an additional opportunity to develop your practical skills, either in the UK or abroad. We help you gain a placement by running employability workshops and have dedicated placement team to support you. Placement opportunities exist in organisations such as • Hilton • Marriott • Conrad • Anantara resorts • Como resorts • the Gleneagles hotel • the Hotelbeds Group • Omega Travel • Cosmos • Visit Peak District and Derbyshire.

You graduate with the skills and knowledge to plan, manage and promote products, services, businesses and destinations in the international hospitality and tourism industries in a competitive and sustainable manner.

The course is based on the following principles

  • excellent student experience
  • business engagement and employability – through the work-related learning module and the industry mentor scheme
  • flexibility – through option modules and the bespoke work-related learning module

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, the international hospitality professional membership body for managers and aspiring managers. It is also recognised by the Tourism Management Institute, the professional organisation for tourism destination managers. TMI has extended recognition to this course delivered in Hong Kong in partnership with SHAPE.

Course structure

September start – typically 12 months or 24 months with work experience

January start – typically 15 months

Core modules

  • Business and management strategy (30 credits)
  • Approaches to tourism and hospitality business management (15 credits)
  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship in tourism and hospitality (15 credits)
  • Work-related learning (15 credits)
  • Research methods (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (45 credits)

Options

Choose two from

  • Tourism planning and development (15 credits)
  • Leadership and management skills development (15 credits)
  • Consumer behaviour, marketing and technology in hospitality (15 credits)
  • Destination marketing (15 credits)

Plus, choose one 15 credit module from • strategic resort hotel management • hospitality service excellence • managing profitable food and beverage operations • managing the property asset • talent management • sustainable tourism and hospitality in 21st century • contemporary issues in tourism • tourism and globalisation • visitor attraction management • tourism, culture and society • sales and revenue management.

Assessment

  • essays
  • management projects
  • problem solving exercises
  • group work
  • dissertation

Employability

You can find international careers in organisations such as • hotel corporations • conference and event organisers • national tourist organisations • international tour operators • transport operators • visitor attractions • resort management • government agencies.

You can also continue with further study by completing a PhD or Doctorate in Business Administration.



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Postgraduate International Hospitality and Event Management provides management education for existing managers and those with a relevant undergraduate education who want to develop a career in the dynamic area of international hospitality and event management. Read more
Postgraduate International Hospitality and Event Management provides management education for existing managers and those with a relevant undergraduate education who want to develop a career in the dynamic area of international hospitality and event management. The growing size and dominance of hospitality as the major employer around the world means that companies and organisations are continually seeking individuals with the knowledge and capabilities of managing a variety of aspects throughout this dynamic and expanding industry. Current hospitality trends and market analysis are used to illustrate the competitive environment within which changing event provision and expansion can be successfully delivered. Therefore the emphasis throughout this postgraduate course is on the development of a wide range of professional and managerial skills linked to key themes within the area of international hospitality and event management.

INDUSTRY LINKS

We have great links with a range of varied employers across the service sector, both within the UK and overseas. The School is a full member of the Institute of Travel and Tourism and enjoys all the benefits of cross industry participation and employability support and guidance for students. In addition to this, we remain affiliated to the Association of Tourism in Higher Education – a tourism led body that both informs the curriculum and future developments across tourism education today.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

Students will find the teaching and learning environment worthwhile and challenging. The learning environment is organised to ensure that key concepts, theories, and where appropriate, practices relevant to management in the hospitality and event industry form a central role in teaching and learning.

Assessment includes reports, essays, presentations and seminar papers and for those completing the Master of Science Programme, a Dissertation.

FURTHER INFORMATION

This is a 12 month course comprising three parts. The first two parts are the taught element and the final part is consists of research and writing the dissertation element. The taught element focuses on key aspects of hospitality and event management.

For full-time students, the taught element is normally completed over a nine month period starting in October. Part-time students will normally attend on a one day a week basis and complete the taught element in two years. Students who complete the taught element of the degree, in part or in its entirety, may graduate with either a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in International Hospitality and Event Management. Students wishing to complete the MSc in International Hospitality and Event Management must complete the research element, which comprises of a dissertation. Full-time students will normally complete this in the three months that follow the taught element, whilst part-time students complete this during the course of an academic session.

Work experience opportunities are available for students during non-teaching time within a range of different roles in the service sector management industry.

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This is a broad course that prepares you for a successful management career in the international hospitality, events and tourism industries. Read more

This is a broad course that prepares you for a successful management career in the international hospitality, events and tourism industries. You will be introduced to key concepts, including the psychology of consumer behaviour, how to create a marketing plan, hospitality operations and strategic financial management. You don’t need to have previously studied hospitality, events or tourism management and prior work experience is not required.

After completing your academic studies, you will have the option to undertake a one-year paid work placement as part of the course (sandwich mode). You will be fully supported in finding a placement and supervised throughout.

The School provides you with opportunities to interact with professionals, employers and alumni. This helps you to develop your networking skills and to gain useful, global contacts for the future. Our unique Bacchus Mentoring Programme gives you one-to-one support from a senior industry professional.

Why choose this course?

  • Our unique Bacchus Mentoring Programme gives you one-to-one support from a senior professional, who will help you to develop your professional skills and advise you on your future career.
  • The Oxford School of Hospitality Management is ranked top in the UK for hospitality management education (CEOWorld magazine, 2015). In a recent survey 89% of MSc International Hospitality, Events and Tourism Management students said that they would recommend Oxford Brookes to potential students (PTES, 2016).
  • Our students and staff come from all over the world. This gives you a multicultural learning and social environment in Oxford, one of the world's great student cities and prepares you for working in a culturally diverse industry.
  • You will learn from recognised experts in their fields - those who write the books that support your learning. Additionally, you will frequently engage with industry experts through our range of events and international visiting speaker programme.
  • You will become a member of the school's Bacchus Society, which will give you the opportunity to meet successful alumni and industry experts at exciting events such as the Bacchus Alumni Awards.
  • Learning and teaching is student-centred, participative and interactive. You will take part in workshops, seminars, lectures, case study analysis and one-to-one tutorials. Practice and theory is integrated into your learning and assessment: a computer-based hotel simulation project will introduce you to the crucial links between financial, human resource, marketing and operations management.

Course content

The following compulsory modules enable you to develop a deep understanding of the complexity of international hospitality, events and tourism management.

  • Hospitality, Tourism and Events Synthesis
  • Tourist Consumer Behaviour and Marketing
  • Hospitality Operations Management
  • Contemporary Issues in International Hospitality, Events and Tourism
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation
  • Mentoring and Leadership Development

Elective modules

You can choose one elective module from the following:

  • Tourism Digital Distribution Strategies
  • Events
  • Intercultural Leadership
  • Revenue Management
  • Tourism Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Please see the following course structure charts:

September Entry

January Entry

Teaching and learning

The innovative learning experience on this course is very much student-centred and interactive. You will take part in multicultural group work, case studies, workshops, seminars, lectures, events and one-to-one tutorials. Alumni and senior industry professionals contribute to the programme through guest lectures. You will have the opportunity to be personally mentored by an industry leader.

The tutors are internationally renowned for their research and consultancy activities, and their excellent links with hotel, tourism and events industries. They bring commercial expertise into the classroom to inform you of contemporary developments taking place in hospitality and tourism industries.

Approach to assessment

Assessment is based predominantly on individual coursework and the dissertation. There is an examination in the Strategic Financial Management module.

Field trips

Each year, there is a series of field trips to events such as the World Travel Market and visits to destinations, attractions, hotels, museums and the corporate office of a leading international hotel company.

Field trips are optional and are paid for by the student.

Attendance pattern

The full-time mode involves approximately 15 hours of contact time per week, but in addition there is a significant amount of independent and group study time. You will therefore be expected to take a great deal of responsibility for your own learning and to manage your time effectively.



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Start your future in International Hospitality and Tourism Management. Our International Hospitality and Tourism Management MBA Program offers ideal locations for students and professionals in the fields of business, hotel/restaurant management, tourism or related areas who wish to earn an advanced business degree. Read more
Start your future in International Hospitality and Tourism Management . Our International Hospitality and Tourism Management MBA Program offers ideal locations for students and professionals in the fields of business, hotel/restaurant management, tourism or related areas who wish to earn an advanced business degree.

The MBA program with a concentration in International Hotel and Tourism Management may be completed in just 15 months.

About the Course

The 45 credit program leading to the MBA degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management may be completed in a minimum of one year and a half. Students may transfer from one campus to the other and complete their degree requirements. Students with bachelor’s degrees in other fields may need to complete MBA preparatory courses. This program may also be completed online.

Graduates of the MBA in International Hospitality and Tourism program will be able to:
-Analyze and interpret the impact of global issues facing hospitality managers.
-Assess the potential impact of hospitality operations on the operating environment.
-Demonstrate multicultural sensitivity and awareness to global issues, opportunities and sustainability.
-Create an appropriate strategic plan for a hospitality enterprise.
-Demonstrate understanding of other businesses operating within the broader tourism context and hypothesize their impact upon hospitality enterprises.

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Start your future in International Hospitality and Tourism Management. Our International Hospitality and Tourism Management MBA Program offers ideal locations for students and professionals in the fields of business, hotel/restaurant management, tourism or related areas who wish to earn an advanced business degree. Read more
Start your future in International Hospitality and Tourism Management . Our International Hospitality and Tourism Management MBA Program offers ideal locations for students and professionals in the fields of business, hotel/restaurant management, tourism or related areas who wish to earn an advanced business degree.

The MBA program with a concentration in International Hotel and Tourism Management may be completed in just 15 months.

About the Course

The 45 credit program leading to the MBA degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management may be completed in a minimum of one year and a half. Students may transfer from one campus to the other and complete their degree requirements. Students with bachelor’s degrees in other fields may need to complete MBA preparatory courses. This program may also be completed online.

Graduates of the MBA in International Hospitality and Tourism program will be able to:
-Analyze and interpret the impact of global issues facing hospitality managers.
-Assess the potential impact of hospitality operations on the operating environment.
-Demonstrate multicultural sensitivity and awareness to global issues, opportunities and sustainability.
-Create an appropriate strategic plan for a hospitality enterprise.
-Demonstrate understanding of other businesses operating within the broader tourism context and hypothesize their impact upon hospitality enterprises.

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Join the next generation of global hospitality leaders. The MSc in International Hospitality Management, a 16-month full-time double degree program, was created to help meet the recruitment needs of this evolving industry. Read more
Join the next generation of global hospitality leaders

The MSc in International Hospitality Management, a 16-month full-time double degree program, was created to help meet the recruitment needs of this evolving industry. You will benefit from the combined expertise of the world-renowned Institut Paul Bocuse school of hospitality management and gastronomy with the unique entrepreneurial approach of the leading European Business School emlyon business school. Delivered exclusively in English, the program provides you with a solid foundation in general management as well as specialist knowledge in new venture creation, lifestyle hospitality management, brand design and innovation management.

The program ensures an international learning experience with the opportunity to study in Lyon, the capital of French gastronomy, as well as emlyon business school’s Asian campus in Shanghai where the excellence of Asian hospitality is known around the world. With access to a full range of careers services, you will gain access to a select network of companies in the international hospitality industry such as Club Med, Hilton Worldwide and Radisson, alongside practical experience during the internship period. A focus on project-based learning throughout the course allows you to translate theory into a real-life business setting with the Entrepreneurial Business Project and the Concept Design & Development Project.

Joint expertise of emlyon business school and Institut Paul Bocuse. You will benefit from emlyon business school’s proven expertise in entrepreneurship which will help you develop the capacity to identify opportunities within multiple markets, to create new combinations of services for a diverse group of customers and to turn them into tangible value. Management courses include Innovation Management, Essentials of Marketing, Introduction to Cross-Cultural Management and Introduction to Financial Accounting. You will also benefit from Institut Paul Bocuse’s strength in integrating tradition with modernity, innovation and research. Hospitality specialist courses include Food and Beverage Management, Hospitality Operations Management and Revenue Management.

Project based learning at the heart of the program. The program provides a balance of theory, strategic analysis and creativity. Ongoing seminars and conferences introduce you to internationally acclaimed designers, celebrity chefs, industry innovators and leaders of the profession through both institutions’ unparalleled network of friends and contacts. You will also have the chance to set up a virtual company to develop your entrepreneurial mindset with emlyon business school’s popular Entrepreneurial Business Project.

Study in Shanghai. Learn about Asian hospitality and nurturing and maintaining the customer relationship by spending a semester at the emlyon business school Asian campus. Modules include the Asian business environment, Asian etiquette and hospitality in New Asia, as well as an in-company project to put your newly acquired knowledge into practice.

Internship and career opportunities. With privileged international hospitality contacts such as Accor, InterContinental Hotels Group and Compass Group, you will have the opportunity to meet with top recruiters and develop your professional network. Using the expert career workshops, tools and events of both emlyon business school and Institut Paul Bocuse, you’ll complete a 4month minimum internship in order to prepare you entry into the global business world.

27,000 euros. Pricing is for the academic year of 2016/2017.

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The tourism and hospitality industry has undergone growth in both private enterprise and international public sector management. Read more
The tourism and hospitality industry has undergone growth in both private enterprise and international public sector management. The growing size and dominance of hospitality and tourism as a major employer around the world means that companies and organisations are continually seeking individuals with the knowledge and capabilities of managing various aspects throughout dynamic and progressive industry. Therefore, the MSc in International Hospitality and Tourism Management has been designed to meet such challenges and provide a curriculum to enhance the knowledge and skills of its students and ensure that they are able to succeed as hospitality and tourism managers. This is a vocational, personal and intellectually stimulating postgraduate course which will enhance your knowledge and skills of hospitality and tourism management within a global context. A range of professional, managerial and transferrable skills will be developed on the course, alongside an extensive knowledge of management disciplines applicable to the hospitality and tourism industry.

INDUSTRY LINKS

We have great links with a range of varied employers across the service sector, both within the UK and overseas. The School is a full member of the Institute of Travel and Tourism and enjoys all the benefits of cross industry participation and employability support and guidance for students. In addition to this, we remain affiliated to the Association of Tourism in Higher Education – a tourism led body that both informs the curriculum and future developments across tourism education today.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

Students will find the teaching and learning environment worthwhile and challenging. The learning environment is organised to ensure that key concepts, theories, and where appropriate, practices relevant to management in the hospitality and event industry form a central role in teaching and learning.

Assessment includes reports, essays, presentations and seminar papers and for those completing the Master of Science Programme, a Dissertation.

PROGRAMME AIMS

-Develop your ability to critically assess knowledge and understanding of business and management theory within the context of the academic study of tourism and hospitality and improve business and management practices within tourism and hospitality
-Prepare and develop you for a career in tourism and, or, hospitality or a related occupation by developing professional and transferable skills
-Extend your critical understanding of the theoretical issues underpinning the study of tourism and hospitality and related areas
-Develop your critical awareness of management issues related to tourism and hospitality and the ability to undertake independent academic research
-Develop your ability to undertake independent, critical and substantive research and investigation within the area of international hospitality and tourism

FURTHER INFORMATION

For full-time students, the taught element is normally completed over a nine month period starting in October. Part-time students will normally attend on a one day a week basis and complete the taught element in two years. Students who complete the taught element of the course, in part or in its entirety, may graduate with either a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in International Hospitality and Tourism Management. Students wishing to complete the MSc award must complete the research element, which comprises of a dissertation. Full-time students will normally complete this in the three months that follow the taught element, whilst part-time students complete this during the course of an academic session.

Work experience opportunities are available for students during non-teaching time within a range of different roles in the service sector management industry.

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This MSc offers a taught programme that uses academic knowledge to inform operational hospitality management practice. Our worldwide industry connections enable our postgraduate students to study the hospitality industry from an entrepreneurial, operational and strategic management perspective. Read more
This MSc offers a taught programme that uses academic knowledge to inform operational hospitality management practice.

Our worldwide industry connections enable our postgraduate students to study the hospitality industry from an entrepreneurial, operational and strategic management perspective. You not only address core business and management subjects, but also hospitality as a global phenomenon and how it is consumed by cultures and societies.

On this course, you can expect:

• an international approach and student body
• a dedicated research lab
• professional expertise and first-hand experience from all of our academics.

We are an affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), which informs our teaching and your learning.

The course is suitable if you are looking to convert from another subject area and pursue a future career in hospitality or if you already have a grounding in hospitality or related subject areas such as business, management, events, tourism or sport.

Course structure

Full-time students attend workshops two days per week, while the part-time route usually requires one day per week. Some modules may be delivered intensively over several consecutive days.

The course is delivered through a variety of approaches including lectures, presentations, tutorials, case studies group work and live projects, all with an emphasis on interactive learning.

For international students, the MSc also offers an extended masters route with English language study for between two and sixth months before the course begins.

Areas of study

Management subjects address key issues of strategy, marketing, operations, human resources and financial planning, which are studied in parallel with international hospitality development. You acquire research skills as part of the course, which you can then apply to academic or industrial projects.

You will take five core management modules and one option module from a choice of four.

Modules:

Globalisation, Society and Culture
Marketing for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
Professional-Based Learning
Hospitality Imagineering
Food and Beverage Business
Final Project

One from:

Strategic Business
Visual Culture: Travel, Tourism and Leisure
Event Design and Management
Consultancy

Professional experience

Professional-Based Learning Module:

All credit-based postgraduate courses at the School of Sport and Service Management offer the Professional-Based Learning module.

The module offers you an opportunity to undertake practical experience in a work environment and gain invaluable first-hand knowledge. It is designed to help you engage with the process of planning and delivering expertise in practice, and to reflect upon and take steps to improve your academic, personal and professional skills.

In Semester 1 (September–January) you will have classes on CV development, interview skills, target setting, reflective practice and experiential learning, leading to 100 hours of professional experience in Semester 2 (February–June). This experience could take the form of a part-time job, an unpaid internship, a volunteering opportunity in the university or time as a mentee in your chosen industry. You can also take this module as part of a live consultancy in connection with one of your tourism, sport, hospitality or event modules, either in the UK or a School of Sport and Service Management project overseas.

Our school-based Employability Hub will be on hand to assist you in securing an experience that best meets your career goals and aspirations. Professional experience will enhance your practice and academic knowledge, and many of our students have started their careers with their placement organisation.

Culinary Arts Studio

The Culinary Arts Studio is a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, restaurant and cafe available for use by hospitality students. It provides an outstanding opportunity to observe and record social interaction within a hospitality setting.

The studio is fully equipped with programmable interactive mood lighting, a data projector, a PA system, CCTV, VHS/DVD playback, a multi-channel mixing desk and flat screen monitors.

Careers and employability

Graduates of the International Hospitality Management MSc are equipped to join hospitality organisations in senior positions, enter consultancy or the public sector, become sector analysts or pursue an academic career.

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The hospitality industry is growing rapidly throughout the world and employment prospects for graduates are excellent. This course will help you to start or develop your career in international hospitality. Read more

The hospitality industry is growing rapidly throughout the world and employment prospects for graduates are excellent. This course will help you to start or develop your career in international hospitality.

The course is designed and delivered by an industry-experienced team of academic staff, with an international focus attracting students from around the world. The course supports you in developing a broad range of professional, technical and transferable skills required by the industry. You gain the theoretical background, skills and experiences to become a successful leader in the hospitality industry.

You take core modules including • business and management strategy • the global hospitality experience • leadership and management skills development • consumer behaviour • marketing and technology in hospitality • sales and revenue management • work-related learning.

This range of modules ensures you develop as a well-rounded and transnational manager, capable of achieving business objectives across cultures. You also take a module on research methods to support your masters dissertation research project.

You also choose an option module based on your personal interests and development plan. This is designed to provide an in-depth exploration and critical understanding of an area of the hospitality industry, such as • strategic resort hotel management • hospitality service excellence • managing profitable food and beverage operations • talent management • managing the property asset.

The course also includes a range of learning methods to improve your knowledge and professional experience, such as guest lectures from industry experts, online and video technologies, field trips and live consultancy projects with real organisations.

The work experience route involves a 12 month work placement in the UK or overseas. During your placement you improve your practical management skills and employability, gaining real experience in industry. We help you secure a placement by running employability workshops and have dedicated placement team to support you. Past students have had placements with world leaders in hospitality including • Ritz Carlton • The Gleneagles Hotel • Hilton hotels • JW Marriott • Conrad. Download our work placement guide (PDF, 52KB) for more information.

The course is based on the following principles

  • excellent student experience
  • business engagement and employability – through the work-related learning module and the industry mentor scheme
  • flexibility – through option modules and the bespoke work-related learning module

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, the international hospitality professional membership body for managers and aspiring managers. 

Course structure

September start – typically 12 months or 24 with work placement

January start – typically 15 months

Core modules

  • Business and management strategy (30 credits)
  • The global hospitality experience (15 credits)
  • Leadership and management skills development (15 credits)
  • Consumer behaviour, marketing and technology in hospitality (15 credits)
  • Sales and revenue management (15 credits)
  • Work-related learning (15 credits)
  • Research methods (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (45 credits)

Optional modules

You choose one from

• strategic resort hotel management (15 credits) • managing innovation and change in hospitality (15 credits) • hospitality project management (15 credits) • hospitality management consultancy (15 credits) • strategic financial analysis (15 credits) • strategic use of ICT for hospitality (15 credits) • hospitality service excellence (15 credits) • managing profitable food and beverage operations (15 credits) • managing the property asset (15 credits) • talent management (15 credits) • sales and revenue management (15 credits)

Assessment

  • essays
  • management projects
  • problem solving exercises
  • group work
  • dissertation

Employability

There are international career opportunities in organisations such as • food and service management • hotel corporations • conference and event organisers • restaurant groups • national tourist organisations • international tour operators • transport operators • visitor attractions • resort management • government agencies.

Our graduates have gained positions in the USA, Australia, Spain, China, Malaysia and the UK with companies such as • Intercontinental hotels • Hilton hotels • Disney • British Airways • Compass group.

Many of our students already have careers when they begin the course. After graduating, they are in an excellent position to improve their careers with their current employers.

You can also continue with further study by completing a PhD or Doctorate in Business Administration.



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This is an exciting Master's programme designed for those who want a dynamic career in the global hospitality and tourism industry. Read more
This is an exciting Master's programme designed for those who want a dynamic career in the global hospitality and tourism industry.

Throughout this course you'll get the opportunity to develop broad industry knowledge, enabling you to make appropriate judgements concerning the strategic and operational challenges faced by international hospitality and tourism businesses. You'll also be enabled to divisive and implement relevant strategies to address these challenges.

The course is designed for graduates from hospitality, tourism, business or related disciplines who wish to build a detailed understanding of international hospitality and tourism management.

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This is an exciting Master's programme designed for those who want a dynamic career in the global hospitality and tourism industry. Read more
This is an exciting Master's programme designed for those who want a dynamic career in the global hospitality and tourism industry.

Throughout this course you'll get the opportunity to develop a broad industry knowledge, enabling you to make appropriate judgements concerning the strategic and operational challenges faced by international hospitality and tourism businesses.You'll also be encouraged to develop the ability to be decisive and implement relevant strategies to address these challenges.

The course is designed for graduates from hospitality, tourism, business or related disciplines who wish to build a detailed understanding of international hospitality and tourism management.

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This online International Hospitality Management MSc is the only online higher education Masters programme accredited by the Institute of Hospitality. Read more
This online International Hospitality Management MSc is the only online higher education Masters programme accredited by the Institute of Hospitality.

As the dynamic hospitality industry becomes increasingly complex, the importance of qualifications for those in management roles becomes key, calling for a more diverse range of skills and knowledge.

Designed to meet the needs of the dynamic international hospitality industry, this course will equip you with practical and relevant skills, which combined with your existing experience, can help you to advance your career within the industry.

Theory and skills for direct application

You’ll gain relevant, practical, and business-focused knowledge, which combined with an understanding of operational, tactical and strategic issues, and the necessary management tools, will allow you to apply theories directly to your workplace situation.

The programme is particularly suited to those already working within the industry, holding a related or unrelated undergraduate degree, and looking for a practical route to deepen their knowledge of the hospitality industry and build upon existing qualifications.

Interactive and practical learning

This online learning degree is specifically designed by our expert online tutors and contains plenty of opportunities to interact with tutors and other students through online discussion forums, virtual class room sessions and more traditional forms of communication such as email and Skype.

Supported learning

In addition to our academic teams, you’ll be appointed a dedicated online learner advisor who will support you on any non-academic issues throughout your course.

You’ll also benefit from many other university support services such as student wellbeing, eLibrary and resource centre, IT support and careers and employment service.

When can I start?

Choose from three start dates – January, May or September.

Visit our website to learn more.

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Are you aiming for an influential role in one of the fastest growing global industries? Through our Institute of Hospitality accredited programme, you’ll develop an international perspective on hospitality management and the contemporary issues that shape it. Read more
Are you aiming for an influential role in one of the fastest growing global industries? Through our Institute of Hospitality accredited programme, you’ll develop an international perspective on hospitality management and the contemporary issues that shape it. Sharpen your knowledge of business and marketing theory and gain strategic and operational insights into the hospitality sector through our strong industry partnerships.

Key features

-Learn to meet the changing needs of the hospitality industry and the varying demands of both society and the economy.
-Benefit from established industry contacts with international corporations like Hilton Worldwide, helping you network your way to a graduate career.
-Take an international perspective on one of the fastest growing sectors in the world and learn first-hand from industry experts. Our lecturers are active in research areas such as sustainable practices, consumer behaviour, motivation and satisfaction, and staff retention.
-Gain a competitive advantage on a course accredited by the Institute of Hospitality.
-Investigate a topic you’re passionate about and sharpen your research skills, by undertaking an independent postgraduate dissertation.
-Explore key topics within International Hospitality Management, such as luxury, service, customers and innovation, through diverse and relevant fieldwork.

Course details

Throughout this programme, you’ll familiarise yourself with key marketing theories and business strategies within the context of the hospitality industry. You’ll study a diverse range of current topics from business development and service operations, to e-commerce strategies and people management. The programme features fieldwork, guest speakers from industry and lectures led by research active academics. Every aspect of your studies will be grounded in current trends and emerging practices, culminating in an independent research project and dissertation. Benefit from a strong focus on international management, while building on the regional strengths of the south-west of England.

Core modules
-HTM701 Managing People in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry
-HTM706 e-Service Strategies
-HTM704 Tourism and Hospitality Dissertation
-HTM702 Tourism and Hospitality Marketing
-HTM703 Competitive Advantage for Hospitality
-HTM708 Hospitality Service Encounters
-HTM709 Hospitality Business Development and Entrepreneurship

Every postgraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the programme aims, the programme structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

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This course is aimed at students who would like to develop a successful career within the international tourism and hospitality industries at a senior level. Read more

OVERVIEW

This course is aimed at students who would like to develop a successful career within the international tourism and hospitality industries at a senior level. You will have the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and industry-relevant analytical tools for leadership and management positions. You will develop both a strategic understanding of the hospitality and tourism industries and a managerial perspective of how to run such operations.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

Study in London and you will be at the heart of one of the world’s largest tourism and hospitality industries, welcoming thousands of tourists every day. Coventry University London has excellent links with top employers, including world-renowned hotel The Ritz London, where previous students have gained industry experience through guest lectures and work experience opportunities.

MODULES

• Sustainable Strategy – from Planning to Implementation
• Finance, Funding and Legislative Frameworks for Success
• Global HRM Strategies
• Project Management
• Operations Management in Travel and Tourism
• International Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
• Customer Experience Management
• Events and Destination Management
• Business and Management Research Methods

Project options
• Internship
• Consulting Project
• Entrepreneurship Project
• Simulation
• Dissertation

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of the programme and selected modules you will be awarded the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership*.

*Subject to registering as a CMI member

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Coventry University London is delighted to have recently launched a number of scholarships to UK and International students. You can find out more about our Scholarships by viewing our website.

FUTURE PROSPECTS

“At The Ritz London we are very keen to work with established universities to develop future managers for the hospitality industry. Partnerships such as this are vital to develop students so that they are equipped with sound practical experience as well as theoretical knowledge when they leave university.” - Joanne Meredith, Head of Human Resources, The Ritz London

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Qualifications have a strong impact on the career development of managers, and as these roles in hospitality organisations become more complex, the nature of the management role will increasingly require the skills and knowledge that a Masters degree can develop. Read more
Qualifications have a strong impact on the career development of managers, and as these roles in hospitality organisations become more complex, the nature of the management role will increasingly require the skills and knowledge that a Masters degree can develop.

Our MA International Hospitality Management online degree is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality and has been designed to meet the needs of the dynamic international industry, equipping you with practical and relevant skills, which combined with your existing experience, can help you to advance your career within the industry.

Institute of Hospitality Educational Membership Scheme (EMS)

Through our partnership with the Institute of Hospitality you'll be given free access to the Institute's Educational Membership Scheme (EMS) once you've enrolled onto this course. This gives you access to management guides, monthly specialist newsletters, e-journals, webinars and much more.

Theory and skills for direct application

You'll gain an understanding of operational, tactical and strategic issues, coupled with the necessary management tools which will allow you to apply theories directly to your workplace situation.

You'll develop skills and awareness of the various management functions, as part of the total business structures in a variety of organisations. This will include an understanding of globalisation and the impacts of a multicultural workforce that can present organisational and operational challenges, as the concepts of service quality and customer satisfaction change rapidly in the market place.

As all of your resources are online, you have the flexibility to fit your study periods around your existing work commitments and shift patterns. Course modules still operate within a fixed trimester but you can choose to study during the day, in the evenings or at the weekend rather than having to attend fixed lectures. Through webinars and online discussion forums, you will connect with your online tutor and fellow students from around the world to discuss and debate key topics and share experiences within this dynamic industry.

Learn more about our online Hospitality courses

With a choice of dates to start your course (September, January or May) and interactive online learning materials, you've got the flexibility to study whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. The course modules still operate within a fixed trimester but you can choose to study during the day, evenings or at the weekend instead of having to attend fixed lectures.

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