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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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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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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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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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Our Hospitality Management courses are in the top 5 in the UK, as ranked by the Guardian University Guide 2016. It is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality which will enhance your leadership and management potential in the hospitality industry. Read more
• Our Hospitality Management courses are in the top 5 in the UK, as ranked by the Guardian University Guide 2016
• It is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality which will enhance your leadership and management potential in the hospitality industry
• Your campus is the inspirational Grade II* Devonshire Dome which is a major hospitality veue in its own right and has a fine dining restaurant and bistro, state-of-the-art training kitchens.

This course is ideal for industry professionals looking for career progression in international hospitality management. We focus on application, assimilation, attitude and providing answers - practices that are central to hospitality leaders.

You will develop your understanding of the management of cultural diversity, the internationalisation of the industry, marketing, finance and strategy in a wide variety of contexts, including hotels, exhibitions, festivals, product launches, trade shows and sporting events. You will be taught by lecturers and guest speakers from industry and involved in consultancy work with our industry partners who regularly collaborate with us.

The flexible nature of this course also means you can study full or part-time. There is an e-learning option to study whilst in employment and if you study full-time, you can also undertake a placement in the UK or abroad.

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The MSc in International Hospitality Management is for those with a passion for delivering quality in the hospitality sector and who wish to accelerate their careers. Read more
The MSc in International Hospitality Management is for those with a passion for delivering quality in the hospitality sector and who wish to accelerate their careers. The course will develop your understanding of the key principles of hospitality including consumer behaviour, localism, quality and service provision. The degree is strongly business/enterprise focused, providing you with in-depth knowledge of the key management principles - planning, leading, organizing and control - and how they translate within a hospitality context. Designed to be vocationally relevant and academically challenging, this course is for current employees seeking to up-skill and move into management positions across the hospitality sector, as well as provide graduates with all the competencies and qualities needed for employment as future hospitality managers.

Key benefits

- Accredited by the Institute of Hospitality that academic, vocational and professional standards achieved are appropriate and programme content and delivery meet international Institute of Hospitality benchmark standards.

- The qualification is recognised worldwide for international employment.

Visit the website: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/course/msc-international-hospitality-management-ft-bt or for the part-time option visit: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/course/msc-international-hospitality-management-pt-bt

Course detail

- Description -

The Hospitality Industry is one of the world’s fastest growing sectors. The industry is vast and covers a diverse range of activities from Michelin Star Restaurants to Fast Food Operations; from Budget to Seven Star Hotels; from local pubs to major entertainment venues. Anywhere that people are away from home and need food, drink or accommodation is where our industry provides the service.

- Purpose -

This degree has been designed to meet the needs of those who aspire to management in the Hospitality industry. It is aimed to help you develop a detailed knowledge of the industry and the associated management skills and abilities necessary in the world’s largest and fastest growing industry to meet the needs of an ever more sophisticated consumer.

- Teaching and learning assessment -

A range of teaching and learning methods will be employed to develop learning through block delivery with the use of online learning for dissemination of teaching and learning materials. A range of teaching methods will be employed, including traditional lectures, case studies, business simulation gaming, one-to-one tutor sessions, videos.

We also arrange a number of field trips to hospitality and tourism venues and have a number of guest speakers from Industry

Assessment include written essays, short synopsis, reviews and peer reviews, case studies, objective tests, business reports, computer modelling, individual and group presentations. There are no formal examinations.

Career options

This master’s qualification offers a world of opportunities in terms of career options in one of the world’s largest and fastest growing industries. The Hospitality industry is vast and covers a diverse range of activities from Michelin Star Restaurants to Fast Food Operations; from Budget to Seven Star Hotels; from local pubs to major entertainment venues. Anywhere that people are away from home and need food, drink or accommodation is where our industry provides the service. You also have the opportunity to pursue avenues such as teaching, lecturing, training, research and consultancy.

How to apply: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply#pg

Why Choose Ulster University ?

1. Over 92% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation.
2. We are a top UK university for providing courses with a period of work placement.
3. Our teaching and the learning experience we deliver are rated at the highest level by the Quality Assurance Agency.
4. We recruit international students from more than 100 different countries.
5. More than 4,000 students from over 50 countries have successfully completed eLearning courses at Ulster University.

Flexible payment

To help spread the cost of your studies, tuition fees can be paid back in monthly instalments while you learn. If you study for a one-year, full-time master’s, you can pay your fees up-front, in one lump sum, or in either five* or ten* equal monthly payments. If you study for a master’s on a part-time basis (e.g. over three years), you can pay each year’s fees up-front or in five or ten equal monthly payments each year. This flexibility allows you to spread the payment of your fees over each academic year. Find out more by visiting https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/postgraduate

Scholarships

A comprehensive range of financial scholarships, awards and prizes are available to undergraduate, postgraduate and research students. Scholarships recognise the many ways in which our students are outstanding in their subject. Individuals may be able to apply directly or may automatically be nominated for awards. Visit the website: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/scholarships

English Language Tuition

CELT offers courses and consultations in English language and study skills to Ulster University students of all subjects, levels and nationalities. Students and researchers for whom English is an additional language can access free CELT support throughout the academic year: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/english-language-support

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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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Explore the issues facing contemporary businesses, develop your management skills and enhance your qualifications on this postgraduate course. Read more
Explore the issues facing contemporary businesses, develop your management skills and enhance your qualifications on this postgraduate course.

Whether you’re contemplating a career in business or currently working and looking to enhance your qualifications, our MSc Business Management will equip you with the practical skills to advance your career.

Addressing the essentials of modern business, this course has been designed to develop personal and professional skills of independent thinking, critical analysis and reflective learning, opening doors to increased employment opportunities at postgraduate level.

Whether you’re contemplating a career in business or currently working and looking to enhance your qualifications, our MSc Business Management will equip you with the practical skills to advance your career.

Addressing the essentials of modern business, this course has been designed to develop personal and professional skills of independent thinking, critical analysis and reflective learning, opening doors to increased employment opportunities at postgraduate level.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Postgraduate-FullTime

What you'll learn

Our course materials are based on real issues faced by contemporary businesses, covering topics ranging from creativity in business to global economics, strategic management and organisational change management.

You’ll learn to creatively address issues such as competition and sustainability and acquire knowledge of the global economic and business environment. You’ll develop leadership and team development skills and an understanding of management and organisational methods. Guest speakers add value to this course, which is updated regularly to reflect current business issues.

You may also choose to introduce a specialism to your course to reflect your area of interest.

This may include:
• Entrepreneurship
• Human Resource Management
• Marketing
• Sales

This is a full-time course splt up into three trimesters. You can choose to start in either January or September. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study.

Recent graduates, continuing students, management practitioners, business professionals, international applicants and aspiring entrepreneurs can all benefit from our MSc Business Management, which is intended to appeal to people of all ages and from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and experience.

Modules

• Sustaining Organisational Performance
• Global Economic Environment and Marketing
• Organisational Change and Management
• Leadership, Strategy and Innovation
• Managing Innovation
• Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management
• Research Methods
• Dissertation

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

MSc Business Management (Banking)

Widen the application of your business management skills to include banking and increase your employment opportunities on this flexible course delivered fully online.

Sharing much of its content with the Global Online MSc Business Management, this course offers you the opportunity to pursue a specialism in banking, opening doors to increased employment opportunities at postgraduate level.

Website: http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Banking-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

MSc Business Management (Entrepreneurship)

Explore the issues facing contemporary businesses, develop your management and entrepreneurial skills on this postgraduate course.

If you aspire to start your own business, combine your MSc Business Management with Entrepreneurship. You’ll learn how to plan new ventures and manage innovation and be equipped with the practical skills and expertise to advance your career.

This course is designed to deliver accessible, creative and flexible postgraduate business education and offer a choice in how, when and where you study - as well as the option to pursue a specialism.

It’s ideally suited to individuals who intend to balance their personal and professional commitments with their studies. This is a fully online course that will build on your existing experience and knowledge and enhance it with contemporary business theory.

Website: http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Entrepreneurship-Postgraduate-FullTime

MSc Business Management (Events)

Learn about events management, explore the issues facing contemporary businesses and develop the skills to succeed on this flexible course delivered fully online.

You’ll learn about the management of international festivals and events as well as looking at the business events sector worldwide.

Website: http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Events-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

MSc Business Management (Finance)

Enhance your business management skills with a focus on finance and increase your employment opportunities on this flexible course delivered fully online.

By focusing on finance you’ll learn a set of skills and knowledge that will enhance your business and management capabilities, and can also be applied in a range of careers in the financial sector.

Website: http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Finance-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

MSc Business Management (HRM)

Gain an understanding of business and human resource management theory and develop the skills needed to manage staff effectively.

You’ll gain a sound understanding of business and human resource management (HRM) theory, including the skills needed to successfully manage and motivate staff, real issues faced by contemporary human resource managers, and international HRM.

Website: http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc---Business-Management-HRM-Postgraduate-FullTime

MSc Business Management (Marketing and Sales)

Explore business management, marketing and sales and gain the knowledge and skills to enhance your employment opportunities on this flexible course delivered fully online.

This dynamic blend of business, marketing and sales will provide you with a business education tailored towards employment opportunities in this sector.

Website: http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Marketing-and-Sales-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

MSc Business Management (Marketing)

Explore business management and marketing and gain the knowledge and practical skills to advance your career on this postgraduate course.

This dynamic blend of business and marketing will provide you with a business education tailored towards employment opportunities in this sector.

Website: http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Marketing-Postgraduate-FullTime

MSc Business Management (Sales)

Explore business management and sales and gain the knowledge and practical skills to advance your career on this postgraduate course.

This dynamic blend of business and sales will provide you with a business education tailored towards employment opportunities in this sector.

Website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Sales-Postgraduate-FullTime

MSc Business Management (Tourism and Hospitality)

Explore business management with a focus on tourism and hospitality and gain the skills to develop your career on this flexible course delivered fully online.

Covering topics ranging from the management of international business events to contemporary issues in hospitality management, this course provides you with a business education tailored towards employment opportunities in this sector.

Website: http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Tourism-and-Hospitality-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

MSc Business Management (Project Management)

Enhance your business management skills with a focus on project management on this flexible online course.

Whether you’re contemplating a career in business, or currently working and looking to enhance your qualifications, our Online MSc Business Management (Project Management) will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

http://www.napier.ac.uk/courses/msc-business-management-project-management-postgraduate-distance-learning-part-time

MSc Business Management (Logistics and Supply Chains)

Enhance your business management skills with a focus on logistics and supply chains on this flexible online course.

Sharing much of its content with the Online MSc Business Management, this course offers you the opportunity to pursue a specialism in logistics and supply chains, opening doors to increased employment opportunities at postgraduate level.

Careers

In recent years, students have come to our MSc courses with degrees from many different disciplines, and have gone on to build careers in a range of industries in the public, private and voluntary/not-for-profit sectors.

How to apply

http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/how-to-apply

SAAS Funding

Nothing should get in the way of furthering your education. Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) awards funding for postgraduate courses, and could provide the help you need to continue your studies. Find out more: http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/saas-funded-courses

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Course overview. The hospitality industry is a vast, global and dynamic industry which is constantly developing and expanding. Read more
Course overview

The hospitality industry is a vast, global and dynamic industry which is constantly developing and expanding.

This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the hospitality industry and the environment in which it operates and increase your critical awareness of current issues and new insights into this area of professional practice. Our previous graduates can be found all over the world, working in a variety of senior management positions in many different sectors of the industry.

You will also take part in a five-day study trip to a European city destination in order to carry out research related to one or more of your course assessments. Previous study visits have taken students to Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Florence, Barcelona, Krakow and Rome. The cost of this residential visit it include in the course fees.

There are many diverse career opportunities available to you, and a postgraduate degree from UCB will improve your chances of success and career progression.

Why should I choose this course?

UCB is a well-established and internationally-renowned provider of hospitality management courses.
Our lecturers have a wealth of industry experience to draw from and keep up-to-date on industry developments as well as academic research.
This degree is accredited by the University of Birmingham and has a strong industry and commercial focus.
You will learn how to work in a managerial position within the hospitality industry and be aware of the contemporary issues and potential areas of growth within the sector.
You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative hospitality and managerial approaches and appreciate the changing nature of the contemporary hospitality environment.

Teaching and assessment

Lectures, seminars and fieldwork will provide opportunities for you to explore concepts relevant to your study and you will also be analysing case studies as a way to understand the link between theory and sector practice.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways to encourage you to develop a range of skills. These include essays and reports, investigative fieldwork, case study analysis, presentations and simulation using industry-specific software.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

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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 programme addresses, from an international perspective, the various elements of the hospitality industry and their interrelationships. Read more

This programme addresses, from an international perspective, the various elements of the hospitality industry and their interrelationships.

You will graduate equipped with the skills to evaluate and analyse the international hospitality sector from a managerial, operational and organisational perspective.

The structure of our Euromasters programme includes the opportunity to undertake a placement in industry between the two years of study.

This experience gives students (particularly those with little prior work experience) a significant advantage in terms of employability upon graduation.

You will also, through optional modules and your dissertation, be able to tailor your education to your career aspirations.

Programme structure

This programme is studied full-time over two academic years. It consists of twelve taught modules and a dissertation.

Example module listing

The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

Educational aims of the programme

The aims of the new programme are to provide:

  • A high quality education, which is intellectually rigorous and up-to-date, as well as relevant to the needs of future managers, executives and professionals in the hospitality industry
  • A business management orientation related to the hospitality business drawing on a range of cognate areas of study to explain and analyse this particular sector
  • An integrated approach so as to provide a coherent view that explores the interrelationships between the various components of the programme, but at the same time by way of elective modules permits students to pursue an extra element of specialisation relevant to their backgrounds, interests and/or career aspirations
  • An international perspective both in scope and coverage
  • Up to date information that draws on the stimulus of the School’s recent research activities
  • Students with the basis for developing their own approach to learning and personal development

Programme learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

  • Critically evaluate the development, characteristics, issues and influences relevant to strategic hospitality management
  • Analyse and debate theoretical and applied knowledge in the strategic management, operation, organisation and provision of hospitality services
  • Evaluate critically a wide range of approaches and techniques relevant to strategic management in the hospitality sector
  • Evaluate outcomes and accurately assess/report on their own/others work with justification and relate them to existing knowledge structures and methodologies 

Intellectual / cognitive skills

  • Demonstrate high level learning and problem solving skills
  • Conduct research and produce a high quality report: this includes the ability to select, define and focus upon and issue at an appropriate level; to develop and apply relevant and sound methodologies; to analyse the issue; to develop recommendations and logical conclusions; to be aware of the limitations of research work
  • Identify modifications to existing knowledge structures and theoretical frameworks and to propose new areas for investigations/ new problems / new or alternative applications and methodological approaches

Professional practical skills

Handle ethical dilemmas likely to arise in management, research and professional practice and to formulate solutions in dialogue with peers, clients, mentors and others

Key / transferable skills

Display a range of skills relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and professionals irrespective of their sector of operation, particularly in the areas of:

  • Analysis and synthesis
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Computing skills
  • Critical reasoning
  • Data analysis
  • Organisation and planning
  • Report and essay writing skills
  • Interactive and group skills
  • Research skills

Global opportunities

We often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.

In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.



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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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The Master's programme in International Management will train you to become an executive with management functions in four semesters – ideal preparation for your career. Read more
The Master's programme in International Management will train you to become an executive with management functions in four semesters – ideal preparation for your career:

Your studies in International Management will be as practice-oriented as possible
You will expand your knowledge in the important fundamentals of business administration
You will train your soft skills, such as communication or intercultural competence

Step-by-step to your Master's degree in International Management

First semester
In the first semester you will update and expand your technical competence in subjects of "General Management".

Second semester
The choice is yours: Under the technical supervision of your lecturers, you can choose four out of six possible areas of focus and thus define a first cornerstone of your personal competence profile.

International Organizational Behavior
Internal Human Resource Management
International Management Accouting and Control
International Marketing
International Financial Management
International Financial Accounting

Third semester
The third semester is for expanding your specialisation in important areas of management:

International Marketing
Hospitality Management
Aviation Management
Human Resource Management
Accounting & Finance
Healt Care
IT Management

Fourth semester
In this semester you complete your studies by writing your Master's thesis. The thesis is written under the expert supervision of professors and lecturers as an independent scientific paper for solving a management task.

Academic and practically-oriented modules

Compulsory Modules
Academic research methods
Applied statistics
Strategic aspects of service management
Performance measurement and management
International economic policy
International business ethics
Corporate governance in an international context

You can also significantly improve your career prospects with various language courses – e.g. with commercial English, Italian, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic or Russian.

Optional compulsory modules (4 out of 6)
International Organizational Behavior
Internal Human Resource Management
International Management Accouting and Control
International Marketing
International Financial Management
International Financial Accounting

Your major specialisation
(choose one out of seven)

International Marketing
Hospitality Management
Aviation Management
Human Resource Management
Accounting & Finance
Healt Care
IT Management

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Hospitality, travel and tourism generate 10% of global GDP and provide 277 million jobs (1 in 11 jobs) in the global economy. The ongoing growth of almost 4% out-performs growth in the majority of industry sectors – according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (2015). Read more
Hospitality, travel and tourism generate 10% of global GDP and provide 277 million jobs (1 in 11 jobs) in the global economy. The ongoing growth of almost 4% out-performs growth in the majority of industry sectors – according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (2015).

The MSc in International Tourism and Hospitality Management has been developed in response to this rapidly growing market demand and is one of the first Masters of its kind offered by a Russell Group University in a globally recognised EQUIS accredited Business School.

The programme offers an international and intercultural experience preparing you for a career in the global marketplace.

You’ll have the opportunity to take up summer school opportunities with some of the Business School’s prestigious international partners including Kedge Business School (France), Zagreb School of Economics and Management (Croatia) and the University of Ljubljana – Faculty of Economics (Slovenia). You will also be able to gain international work experience during the winter break at one of the world’s most desired destinations, Dubai, a global city and business hub of the Middle East.

During semester two, you’ll have the option to undertake a field trip in locations such as South Africa, Dubai and other European countries and on completion of your first year you’ll be able to apply to work in some of the world’s leading employers, such as Marriott, IHG hotel group, Accor, Disney Resort Paris to name but a few.

Whatever options you select, you can be sure that our worldwide industry connections will enable you to study the hospitality industry from an entrepreneurial, international, operational and strategic management perspective. You will be taught by internationally acclaimed experts who use real life projects and case studies to ensure you leave Exeter with the best possible preparation for the next step in your career.

Study abroad and gain a second Masters qualification

The double degree option enables you to gain a second Masters qualification by studying for a year with one of our prestigious partner universities. For more information on this and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages. (http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/studyabroad/)

Programme structure

During the programme you will study modules (including the dissertation) totalling 180 credits. Please note that programme structures may be subject to change. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/modules/ .

Compulsory modules

Recent examples of compulsory modules are as follows; Managing People; Research Methods; Marketing; Work Based Project and Hospitality Sociology and Economic Framework

Optional modules

Optional modules will be available under different pathways, some recent examples are as follows;

*Marketing pathway; E-Business; Environmental Purchasing; Critical Marketing; Supply Chain Management; Google Module and Study Field Trip

*Human resource management pathway; Employment Relationships and Law; International Marketing and Financial Analysis; Purchasing and International HRM and Study Field Trip

*Strategic and operational pathway; Logistics Purchasing; Multisite Operations Management and Logistics; Strategic Purchasing; Critical Marketing and Study Field Trip

*Events management pathway; Events Management; The Business of Events and Study Field Trip

*Tourism pathway; Tourism Business: Management Impacts and Evaluation; International Tourism Management and Development;

*Sustainable Tourism Management; Tourist Behaviours; Tourism, Policy and Strategy and Study Field Trip

Careers

Our Master’s programmes are designed to prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. Employers expect advanced communication and technical skills, team-working and independent research, project-management and the very latest specialist knowledge from their postgraduate recruits.

An MSc in International Tourism and Hospitality Management will enable you to develop the tourism, management and professional skills and subject expertise that will make you a valuable asset from day one of your career.

Careers in International Tourism and Hospitality Management

An MSc in International Tourism and Hospitality Management, with its emphasis on data analysis, strategy and sustainable and global thinking, prepares you to be a leader in international tourism and to develop a career in a variety of roles, including:

Hotel manager
Tourism officer
Tourism consultant
Marketing executive
Property analyst

Potential employers include international hotel chains such as Hilton, Holiday Inn, Radisson; smaller boutique hotels and eco-resorts; tourism authorities; government advisory boards; Destination Management Organisations (DMOs); National Parks and Business Improvement Districts (BIDs). Increasingly, most employers in this area expect post holders to become involved with economic development, strategic planning and regeneration issues. The private sector, which includes private heritage sites, visitor attractions and leisure and conference companies, also provides a wide range of employment opportunities.

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Wherever in the world you want to work, the hospitality and tourism industry provides opportunities like few others. Read more
Wherever in the world you want to work, the hospitality and tourism industry provides opportunities like few others. The sector - ranging from international hotel chains, airlines and tour operators to conference venues, tourist boards and government organisations - is one of the most diverse and exciting industries around, providing management opportunities worldwide in business operations, marketing, sales, customer service, HR, research, logistics and policy. Employment in this sector is set to grow over the next few years and the demand for senior and specialised roles will increase.

To excel in this industry you need to be a good leader, manager, entrepreneur and show awareness of the ethical, cultural, environmental and social settings within which you are working.

This Masters degree helps prepare you for this. We encourage an entrepreneurial and questioning approach to the industry, examining growth and development through the prism of social responsibility and sustainability. The degree also emphasises the management of strategic issues that arise in the sector, through the specialist modules of marketing, business development and management, leadership and cross cultural management.

We examine the needs of both the commercial and non-commercial elements of the sector and the networks and partnerships that link them.

Field trip

Postgraduate students enrolled in the MSc International Tourism and Hospitality Management join a residential five day trip Semester 2. For the last three years we have been to Belfast where we study the processes of city marketing. On your return we analyse the issues that the city faces in becoming a competitive destination and you write a City Marketing plan for Belfast.

International Tourism and Hospitality Management Top-up

If you already hold the Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management from either the Confederation for Tourism and Hospitality (CTH) or the Organisations for Tourism and Hospitality Management (OTHM) you can top-up your qualification to a full MSc by studying a research methods module and researching and writing a 20,000 word dissertation.

The degree is jointly delivered with ESHotels in Paris enabling you to integrate with students from this course when you jointly participate on a field trip.

Modules

Year 1

Critical issues in tourism and hospitality industry
City marketing
Cross-cultural management
Business and management strategy
Marketing strategy
Professional leadership

Optional placement year

Year 2

Choose from the following options:

Dissertation
Extended management report

Part-time = two modules a year for three years then dissertation in Year 4; or four modules in Year 1 then two modules plus the dissertation in Year 2, with dissertation extending into Year 3.

Teaching and learning

Classroom teaching includes a mix of traditional lectures, seminars, workshops and guest lectures from industry stakeholders. We undertake a real life business development scenario with our industry partner Merlin Entertainments and undertake a residential field trip in Semester 2.

The nature of the teaching and assessment will allow you to apply the theories and processes learnt in class to their preferred setting (e.g. public or private sector; tourism or hospitality industries; UK, European or International).

We are currently negotiating a partnership with InHolland University, Amsterdam, where you could study Semester 1 in Amsterdam and complete Semester 2 and the dissertation at LSBU (This option is open to UK and EU students only).

Academic expertise

Department staff are experts in their respective fields of urban, environment, tourism, heritage and leisure and related educational policy. Many have professional affiliations, appointed positions and research links, for example with the Association for Tourism in Higher Education, Local Economy, The Landscape Research Group, The Organisation for Tourism and Hospitality Management (OTHM), the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality, the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Tourism Society. We integrate these links into our teaching wherever possible.

Tools and knowledge

The course develops the appropriate skills, tools and knowledge to operate innovatively in the global tourism and hospitality environments. The nature of the teaching and assessment allows you to apply the theories and processes learnt in class to your preferred setting (e.g public or private sector; tourism or hospitality industries; related policy and government organisations; UK, European or international).

Placements

If you are a home or EU student you may wish to consider undertaking a voluntary year-long work placement in the UK or overseas to gain, extend or seek variety in your experience within the industry prior to studying with us. If you undertake such a placement you may use this as the basis for an extended industry-related management project instead of the traditional dissertation. This is subject to prior approval by the Course Director and must be an investigation into an aspect of management that is worthy of investigation and is subject to the usual academic discipline.

This option is not open to overseas students, as Home Office regulations mean that overseas students are unable to get a visa for the placement year.

Professional links

We have a wide range of industry speakers on the course and you undertake a range of projects that bring you into contact with managers from the sector. In particular, you'll undertake a research project for the global attractions company Merlin Entertainments in Semester 1 where you analyse their operations and policies, develop solutions to a particular challenge and report back directly to their managers.

International Tourism as a career

Tourism is an international service industry and so you can probably expect a busy, fast-paced job wherever you decide to specialise, interacting with different people and organisations around the globe.

Our LSBU post graduates work around the world. Many work for international companies, tourist boards, policy and development institutes, acquiring senior management skills as they progress.

The nature of the industry - the large majority of organisations in the sector are small to medium enterprises (SMEs) - also provides opportunities for you to start your own business. Web-based tour operations, restaurants and events management companies are all popular options for start-ups. You certainly have choices over the route you take into this vast sector.

Career progression

There is a worldwide shortage of well qualified tourism and hospitality managers, particularly in Asia, and this professional Masters qualification will help you to progress your career. If you are academically minded this could also be a positive step towards a PhD and academic career.

LSBU Employability Services

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

• Direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
• Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
• Mentoring and work shadowing schemes.

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