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Masters Degrees in Travel Management

We have 20 Masters Degrees in Travel Management

Masters degrees in Travel Management provide advanced training in the management, organisation and regulation of the travel industry.

Courses are typically taught MSc degrees, though research programmes offering MRes and MPhil qualifications may be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, and suitable work experience in some cases.

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International hotel chains and tourism companies are shaping the industry, so experts with a global mindset, hospitality experience and management expertise are in very high demand. Read more

International hotel chains and tourism companies are shaping the industry, so experts with a global mindset, hospitality experience and management expertise are in very high demand.

Our new International Hospitality Management MBA is targeted at professionals who want to work in leadership positions in international hotel chains and private hotels, and at managers with experience in industries linked to hospitality - such as start-ups, suppliers, consulting firms, travel agencies, online portals and tourism-related stakeholders – who wish to gain industry-relevant background knowledge.

Due to the interdisciplinary approach of the MBA, social, intercultural and leadership skills are incorporated into the programme so graduates get a thorough and holistic managerial education. Topics such as ethics, responsibility and sustainable behaviour are included in the MBA and provide a modern view on management strategies and business practices.

Our MBA students gain a deep understanding of management while focusing on the international hospitality industry: They get to acquire the relevant practical skills and receive a profound theoretical background. Students learn a combination of management and industry-relevant knowledge in specialised hospitality modules on key corporate functions such as Operations, Sales or Human Resources. Thus, they are prepared for international leadership position in the hospitality industry once they graduate.

Curriculum

Modules: Hospitality Management

  • Hospitality Management
  • Management of Operations in Hospitality
  • International Sales & Distribution Management
  • Global HR-Management in Hospitality
  • Company Project International Hospitality Management

Modules: Management and Business Framework

  • Team-building and Communication
  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Complexity and Decision Making
  • Informal Organizational Design
  • Globalisation, Society and Responsibility
  • Intercultural Intelligence Trust and Collaboration
  • Corporate Communication Knowledge Management u.a. 

The curriculum provides a combination of management skills and industry knowledge that prepares MBA graduates for demanding leadership and management tasks on a global scale and strenghtens their international profile.

Career perspectives:

International hotel chains and tourism companies dominate the global market and are in an ever-growing need of hospitality managers with specialised knowledge, leadership skills and an academic background. 

Our MBA provides graduates with the perfect foundation for an international career in the hospitality industry. They are able to work in top management position within the industry and can use their acquired skills and knowledge to boost their job prospects.

MBA graduates are able to work in the following industries:

  • National and international private hotels and hotel chains
  • Tourism organisations and tour operators
  • Travel & booking technology / online portals
  • Consulting
  • Conventions and Event companies
  • Development/Investment
  • HR development companies
  • Wellness
  • Cruises
  • Tourism associations, tourism policies etc.
  • Suppliers, subcontractors, service providers


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By the year 2020, tourism will be firmly established as one of the world’s most powerful economic forces, and this expected growth will drive the global demand for professionally educated tourism managers. Read more
By the year 2020, tourism will be firmly established as one of the world’s most powerful economic forces, and this expected growth will drive the global demand for professionally educated tourism managers.

The programme covers key aspects of international tourism management with the aim of providing a set of rigorous and industry-relevant analytical tools that will equip graduates for leadership and management positions within the global tourism industry. The programme seeks to provide knowledge and skills through an in-depth study of key issues facing the industry, including sustainable and strategic tourism management, global marketing and tourism operations.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

-Our courses are ranked number 2 for Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism by the Guardian University Guide 2016, and 35th in the World according to EdUniversal 2016
-International guest speakers on a range of topics related to tourism management and responsible tourism
-Opportunities to gain valuable applied destination management and tourism planning experience through the international field trip module
-An interactive and internationally diverse learning environment
-Industry field trips to tourism destinations and heritage sites such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Stonehenge and the National Parks of England
-Research-informed teaching from academic staff who are experts in the tourism field
-An international outlook through the use of international case studies, diversity amongst the course cohort, and opportunities for Online International Learning (OIL) projects

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The programme seeks to enhance knowledge and skills through an in-depth study of key issues. The course consists of a range of modules with an international focus, which are taught within an internationally diverse learning environment. The programme thus seeks to produce autonomous learners, able to work with self-direction and originality.

We seek to develop the ability to blend theory and practice in complex situations, and have an appreciation of how properly conducted research can enhance performance as a future manager within the tourism sector.

Modules include:
-Tourism Operations Management
-Sustainable Tourism Management
-Strategic Tourism Management
-Contemporary Issues in Tourism Management
-International Field Trip
-New Business Development

HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?

The MSc International Tourism Management course focuses on strategic decision making in relation to tourism operations, tourism marketing and strategic tourism management. As well as traditional teaching and learning methods such as lectures and seminars, specific subjects adopt a mix of experiential approaches to facilitate the achievement of richer, deeper, and critical learning.

Learning approaches include:
-Using real life case studies from secondary sources and invited guest speakers.
-Providing a combination of classroom and seminar based activities.
-Facilitating an international field trip that provides students with the opportunity to understand the global impacts of tourism.
-The use of online international learning (OIL), working with students from international partner universities.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

A range of different assessment methods are used across the course both to support the development of a variety of skills and knowledge and to take into account different learning styles.

Assessment includes reports, essays, case studies, presentations, portfolios, examinations, and a dissertation.

HOW WILL THIS COURSE ENHANCE MY CAREER PROSPECTS?

The in-depth knowledge and critical evaluation and analysis skills developed on the course are designed to prepare graduates for management positions in sectors of the industry including:
-Destination Marketing Organisations
-Accommodation
-Tour Operators
-Travel Agencies
-Airlines
-Tourist Attractions
-Heritage Sites
-The Arts and Cultural Sector

WORK PLACEMENTS

The Management Consultancy Project enables students to undertake a consultancy research project for a tourism organisation. Although the course doesn’t include a traditional placement, many of the modules incorporate work-related learning.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR AN INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

The course has an international focus, and all modules are applied to an international context, incorporating international case studies and in-depth examples. All students who are enrolled on the course are able to engage in the Global Leaders’ Programme. The international field trip emphasises intercultural engagement and group working, which fosters intercultural competency. Opportunities will also be available to develop Online International Learning (OIL) projects.

GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME

Centre for Global Engagement logoTo prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

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. Our MSc International Tourism Management programme is one of the longest-established university tourism programmes in the world, combining our world-class research expertise with a strong focus on enterprise and innovation. Read more

Our MSc International Tourism Management programme is one of the longest-established university tourism programmes in the world, combining our world-class research expertise with a strong focus on enterprise and innovation.

We have channelled our wealth of industry-relevant teaching and research experience into the ideal platform for a career in the global tourism industry.

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.

Programme structure

This programme is studied full-time over two academic years and part-time over four 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.

  • Tourism Development
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Tourism Management
  • Tourism Services Marketing
  • Tourism Social Science
  • Visitor Attraction Management
  • Destinations Management and Marketing
  • Applied Marketing Research
  • Marketing Communications
  • Project Management
  • Accounting and Finance for Business
  • Ethics and CRS
  • Business Plan for Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • Hospitality and Tourism Operating Systems
  • Tourism Strategy
  • Strategic Brand Management in Tourism
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Tourism Management
  • Smart Tourism Design
  • Strategic Tourism Cosultancy
  • Applied Marketing Research
  • Designing a Brand Campaign in Tourism and Events
  • Marketing Communications
  • Event Portfolio and Destination Development
  • Research Methods (SHTM)
  • Dissertation (SHTM)

Educational aims of the programme

The programme takes a broad view of tourism and provides an opportunity to explore issues and problems relevant to a wide range of situations and aspects likely to be faced by tourism managers and other relevant professionals.

It gives an opportunity to develop academic skills and knowledge. At the same time it maintains a practical focus on the rapidly developing tourism industry. Its intensive but generalist approach aims to prepare students for a wide range of possible careers in travel and tourism.

It is designed to provide an appropriate base for employment opportunities in official tourism organisations, in transport, hotels, tour operating and travel agency companies, in government and other organisations where knowledge of tourism is important.

The programme draws on the stimulus of the School’s recent research activities, and takes an integrated approach to the relationships between the various components of the programme.

The programme also provides students with opportunities to work directly with industry partners through not only guest lectures, but also on a real tourism project through the Applied Dissertation initiative and during fieldtrips.

The programme encourages students to develop skills in relation to practical research and decision making in a tourism business environment.

Knowledge and understanding

Upon completing the course, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • A systematic, in-depth understanding of the development, issues and influences relevant to tourism management
  • A high level of theoretical and applied knowledge of the management operation, organisation and provision of business or service sector education
  • An understanding of the research process

Intellectual / cognitive skills

Students will have the ability to:

  • Independently critically evaluate approaches and techniques relevant to tourism management
  • Demonstrate high level learning and problem solving abilities in the range of modules studied

Professional practical skills

Students will be able to:

  • Analyse and synthesise issues related to tourism management. Other skills developed include communication and presentation skills, computing skills, critical reasoning, data analysis, organisation and planning, report and essay writing skills, problem solving skills, interactive and group skills, and research skills
  • Evaluate the ethical dilemmas likely to arise in research and professional practice, and to formulate solutions in dialogue with peers, clients, mentors, supervisors and others

Key / transferable skills

Students will learn:

  • To identify modifications to existing knowledge structures and theoretical frameworks and therefore to propose new areas for investigation, new problems, new or alternative applications or methodological approaches
  • To conduct research and produce a high quality reports: this includes the ability to select, define and focus upon an 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 the research work
  • A range of generic skills relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and professionals, irrespective of their sector of operation. These will include analysis and synthesis, oral and written communication, computing/IT literacy, critical reasoning, data analysis, organisation and planning, problem solving, independent and group working and research

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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Overview. This program meets the growing needs of the tourism industry to shape high skilled and knowledgeable professionals, so that they can assume leading roles in the management of tourism organizations. Read more

Overview

This program meets the growing needs of the tourism industry to shape high skilled and knowledgeable professionals, so that they can assume leading roles in the management of tourism organizations. The program blends the requisite specialist operational knowledge and skills, with advanced managerial competencies, in order to educate the new generation of tourism executives. It emphasizes the cross-cultural, moral, ethical, institutional and environmental issues in the management of tourism organizations, while covering all specialized business and operational skills. The strategic partnership with Costa Navarino and a series of events in collaboration with key tourism players throughout the program, as well as a well-organized internship process strongly support the development of a professional network and increase considerably the employability of students upon graduation.

Why Tourism?

The tourism sector fuels growth and job creation around the world, at sustained pace, according to the World Tourism Organization:

  • Represents approximately 9% of the global economy.
  • Has created approximately 69 million new jobs in the past 10 years.

The Greek tourism industry is one of the most dynamic fields of employment in the country, according to SETE, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises:

  • Represents 17.3% of the country’s GDP.
  • Supports 18.3% of total domestic employment, directly employing nearly 700.000 people across all skill levels.

Key features of the program

  • Weekday classes between 18:00 – 22:00, twice a week on average for part-time mode.
  • A 12-month program (24-month program for part-time mode).
  • 14 core modules and 2 workshops
  • Assessment: group reports/presentations, case study analysis, mid-term tests, final exams 
  • Dissertation or Internship (in Greece or abroad)

The MSc in Tourism Management is designed for:

  • Entrepreneurs in tourism business.
  • Members of family tourism business.
  • Young professionals in hospitality, tour operators, tour guides, travel agencies (air, land and sea), event and conference organizers, cruise makers, leisure and entertainment organizers, real estate developers.

Highlights

  • International Recognition: Accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
  • The quality and academic standing of its faculty, both resident and visiting.
  • Academic rigor with practical know-how: Academic courses are combined with specialized workshops by leading industry experts, tailored to address realistic technological and management challenges in travel, destination, tour guide, event, conference, leisure and entertainment management.
  • Strategic Partnership with Costa Navarino: Specialized workshops by Costa Navarino professionals, tailored to address challenges in hospitality and destination management. Three-day visit at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, located at the first resort area in Costa Navarino. Costa Navarino is the prime, sustainable destination in Messinia, southwest Peloponnese, encompassing luxury resort hotels, high-end residences, a new golf destination, spa, sports & leisure facilities, as well as authentic cultural experiences.
  • Internship: Opportunity to spend three months at the heart of the tourism season at a number of tourism organizations. Internship at Costa Navarino offers c.v. inclusion into a global employment database and access to the most exciting online and classroom training programs.
  • Ideal location: The program is offered in Greece, a country with a long-lasting tradition in tourism. Part of the program will be offered on the ALBA campus at the heart of Athens.
  • Links to the industry: Students will benefit from the close links between ALBA and the Greek tourism community.

Career

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Identify new trends and the requirements of employers, and adapt and respond effectively.
  • Provide outstanding service along international standards and manage successfully the complexities of the tourism industry.
  • Command the theory and practice in all aspects of running a tourism business: strategy, finance, marketing, operations, human resources.
  • Contribute to the management and organization of: hospitality, travel, destination, event, conference, leisure, entertainment and real estate development.
  • Handle the internal IT systems and online media channels necessary for digital marketing and operations.


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Please note. this programme is subject to validation. The programme emphasises the ethical dimension of international tourism management alongside a sustainable approach to tourism issues in a global context. Read more
Please note: this programme is subject to validation.

Why study International Tourism Management?

The programme emphasises the ethical dimension of international tourism management alongside a sustainable approach to tourism issues in a global context.

This degree focuses on the development of the managerial and leadership skills necessary for you thrive in a competitive, responsible and global world. The degree will equip you with a wide range of analytical, research and communication skills as you work with fellow students and undertake your own original research.

Why St Mary's?

Supporting you is core to the St Mary's mission, with the University ranking first in London for student experience. The School of Management and Social Sciences received an overall rating of 91% for student satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey.

St Mary's offers students the best of both worlds: the campus is based near the river in the green and safe London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, but is only a half hour journey from central London.

Course content

A full list of modules can be found on our website:
https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/postgraduate-courses-london/international-tourism-management

Career opportunities

The aim of the MSc in International Tourism Management is to produce postgraduates equipped with the relevant knowledge, skills and competencies to enable them to exploit the growing number of global job opportunities within the travel and tourism sector.

The Careers Service has more information on careers and postgraduate study options available to International Tourism Management students who have started their studies at St Mary's.

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The global aviation industry has experienced significant growth in the number of air passengers, reaching 3.6 billion in 2016 (IATA, 2017). Read more

The global aviation industry has experienced significant growth in the number of air passengers, reaching 3.6 billion in 2016 (IATA, 2017). Alongside this growth, the industry continues to operate within a rapidly changing environment and faces challenges in sustaining competitiveness and offering effective, safe and efficient passenger experiences. 

Accordingly, this has created a demand for managers who possess high-level knowledge and skills to succeed in this exciting industry. This course focuses on passenger aviation operations and management, whilst enabling you to specialise in a range of business/management subject areas. This flexibility means that you may tailor the course to your particular career aspiration within a range of aviation organisations, including airlines, airports, airport authorities, civil aviation departments and aviation consultancies.  

This course has been developed with industry professionals and is a recognised Institute of Travel & Tourism Centre of Excellence. The course focuses on enhancing your management potential by developing your critical thinking, leadership, problem-solving, creativity, communication, research and analytical skills to make an immediate impact on an aviation organisation.

During your studies, you will have a number of opportunities to engage with industry experts through our live industry consultancy projects, our visiting speaker programme, our creative dialogue sessions (where you will network and debate contemporary themes), our industry mentor scheme, our industry events, and through our links with professional bodies. The course also offers you an opportunity to undertake an optional placement that you have secured through the support of our employability-focused centre, [email protected] 

An exciting feature of this course is the ‘international live industry project’, where you will travel to an overseas destination and apply your skills and knowledge to a real industry consultancy context. Previous students have completed projects in the Gambia, the Azores (in Portugal), the Canaries, Cyprus, Madeira and Dubai.

Why should I choose this course?

  • UCB is an Institute of Travel & Tourism ‘Centre of Excellence’ and a leading provider of innovative undergraduate and postgraduate courses with a national and international reputation.
  • You will network and engage with industry, including having the benefit of a ‘professional mentor’ to offer career guidance and advice throughout the duration of your course.
  • We place a strong focus on experiential and action learning to ensure the development of high-level skills and knowledge.
  • The ‘international live industry project’ is a fantastic opportunity to travel abroad, gain experience and use the skills you develop on your course in a real industry environment.
  • UCB’s well-developed international links are reflected in our thriving international student body, which makes for a diverse and friendly atmosphere. 


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This programme is designed to deliver a substantial theoretical and practical understanding of the role and contribution of the tourism industry in the context of international development. Read more

This programme is designed to deliver a substantial theoretical and practical understanding of the role and contribution of the tourism industry in the context of international development. You will gain the skills required to manage sustainable tourism businesses, alongside the specialisms of strategic destination management and marketing. You will explore tourism’s relationship with the socio-economic and political contexts within international development, tourism disasters affecting tourist destinations, and the role of tourism in the development of countries that have experienced conflict. An emphasis upon the micro-economic contribution of enterprise projects to support development and sustainability also features within the curriculum; delivered through the Ashoka Changemaker philosophy.

Upon completion of the programme, you may wish to progress your studies through a doctoral qualification.

Course content

The programme encourages you to analyse and evaluate the relationship between sustainable development principles and the management of destinations to achieve long-term viability of resources; and the role of event tourism in destination development as a catalyst for physical, economic and socio-cultural regeneration. In addition, the programme provides insight into the political economies surrounding development and the contribution that tourism makes to a destination’s risk mitigation, social renewal and recovery after disasters and post conflict scenarios.

Drawing on a variety of case studies and projects, the programme explores the global scope of tourism, the policies and strategies associated with successful management, the role the industry plays in international development, and the stakeholders involved in its development. The programme will also prepare students for the practical, project based, and customer focused characteristics of the tourism industry.

Semester 1

From the beginning of the programme, you will be introduced to some of the main themes in destination and tourism management, to enable you to analyse the strategic and dynamic nature of international tourist destinations and issues facing managers of such destinations. Modules in semester one will highlight the need to ensure long-term viability of destination resources through themes such as sustainable development and political economies of international development.

Semester 2

You will examine the vulnerability of destinations and the strategies and approaches needed by managers to develop and recover, particularly post-conflict. The strategic use of events in both the public and private sectors will be examined, particularly their use as a catalyst for physical, economic and socio-cultural regeneration. There is a strong emphasis on developing personal adaptability in cross cultural (work) environments as Master graduates can be expected to, and will have the expectation to – lead and manage other people internationally. You will also begin to prepare for the completion of a dissertation through a series of taught research methods sessions, during which a research proposal is produced.

Semester 3

The research proposal produced in Semester two will guide the development of a clearly defined and evidenced study purpose, a critical review of the extant literature, and a robust methodology. Data is then collected, analysed, interpreted and applied to the study purpose, and a 15-20,000 word research report (dissertation) is produced, with the support of a dissertation supervisor.

For further information on course content and modules please refer to the award map: http://oldweb.northampton.ac.uk/caf/pgmsaward/international-tourism-development-ma

Course modules (17/18)

-Political Economies of International Development

-International Sustainable Tourism

-Strategic Destination Management

-Risk, Crisis and Post-conflict Management in Tourism

-Strategic Events Management

-Managing Across Cultures

-Dissertation​ and Research Methods

Opportunities Abroad

In previous years students have participated in an optional study trip to an international destination. The cost of this optional trip would not normally exceed £500 for flights and accommodation. Students normally allow an additional £100 for their expenses.

The programme team also aims to provide a regional or national study trip annually to a tourism attraction or exhibition. In some cases students are required to contribute to the cost of entry; this would normally not exceed £50.00.

Methods of Learning

Typically you will have nine hours (approximately) of contact time with your tutor in the first semester and eleven hours (approximately) in the second. Overall you will spend 108 hours per module in self-directed study (reading and research).

Assessments

A variety of individual and group based assessments are used including reports, presentations, posters, e-portfolios, projects, client briefs, multiple choice tests and examinations.

Facilities and Special Features

Ashoka U is the global association of the world’s leading universities supporting social entrepreneurs; those working together to create solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. The programme emphasises this philosophy, through Ashoka Changemaker projects.

Careers

The programme will interest students wishing to pursue a specialist career in destination management, sustainable tourism management or international development, with an emphasis on employment within development organisations, NGOs, aid organisations, post conflict and disaster charities, as well as public and private sector tourism organisations.



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The research areas are agreed between the research students, the Director of Studies and the second supervisor. Student research and study is supported by the supervisory team and Research Graduate School. Read more

About the course

The research areas are agreed between the research students, the Director of Studies and the second supervisor. Student research and study is supported by the supervisory team and Research Graduate School. Students are encouraged to undertake research philosophies and methods units from the taught postgraduate courses, as well as specialist units relevant to their specific research area.

Key features

-Independent but academically supported tourism research degrees
-Students are encouraged to present their research at external conferences and internal seminars
-International atmosphere

Career opportunities

Past tourism research degree students have gained employment in the public, private and third (NGO) sectors. Positions include government tourism and planning ministries, universities, consultancies, conservation and sustainability, and academia.

The University welcomes research degree applications in the following areas:

-Climate change and tourism
-Poverty reduction and tourism
-Sustainable tourism development
-Ecotourism
-Protected area management and tourism
-Environment ethics
-Cultural tourism, citizenship and identity
-Diaspora and tourism

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There is a vibrant research community within our Faculty of Management, with experts in the areas of tourism, leisure, economics, consumer behaviour, entrepreneurship, sport and many others working on innovative and exciting research projects. Read more

There is a vibrant research community within our Faculty of Management, with experts in the areas of tourism, leisure, economics, consumer behaviour, entrepreneurship, sport and many others working on innovative and exciting research projects. By undertaking a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) with us you can tap into this expertise as you investigate and evaluate a topic that you are passionate about.

Course details

You can be awarded a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) after critically investigating and evaluating an approved topic and demonstrating an understanding of research methods appropriate to your chosen field. You'll be expected to present and defend a thesis and/or practical element, by viva voce (oral examination), to the satisfaction of the examiners. You can register to study for an MPhil on a full-time or part-time basis.

The main focus of an MPhil is to carry out a unique research project, within any research area that is covered by one of our eight research themes - these involve cross-faculty collaboration and present an excellent opportunity to work on an impactful research project.



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Tourism and hospitality are expanding global industries resulting in an increased demand for skilled managers to lead and develop international organisations. Read more

Tourism and hospitality are expanding global industries resulting in an increased demand for skilled managers to lead and develop international organisations.

The MSc International Tourism and Hospitality Management will equip you with the tools necessary to analyse the major influences affecting the international hospitality business environment, as well as a deep-rooted understanding of the issues currently shaping the management of international hospitality corporations.

The real-world assessments within this course will give you hands-on experience of planning and managing your own live projects, professional work within industry and live client consultancy. The course has been designed through close consultation with industry partners, to ensure you gain the latest practical and professional skills necessary to succeed within this sector.

Guest lectures and industry visits will enable you to develop a strong grasp of business culture, network and immerse yourself in these industries. The international nature of tourism and hospitality will be a key focus of your studies; this is reflected through our well-established global links.

You have the opportunity to undertake a 36-48 week internship as part of your study.

Features and benefits of the course

This course offers graduates from any discipline the chance to gain access to management level careers in the dynamic tourism and hospitality industries.

-The opportunity to plan and implement your own ‘live project’

-Work with a local tourism or hospitality industry employer to develop your professional event skills

-An external array of field trips and activity/visits and guest lectures from industry tourism and hospitality practitioners’ as part of the curriculum design

-Throughout your studies, you will engage in a range of individual and group work and consultancy projects working with an array of tourism and hospitality industry partners and clients.

-A ‘professional industry package’ with a year’s membership of an international trade association and magazine to develop your industry outlook.

-Volunteering is a great way for you to gain experience and make contacts. We have a vast range of volunteering opportunities to help you develop your CV and enhance your professional outlook and support is available to find them.

About the Course

This course has been designed with industry practitioners to offer a practical and managerial approach to equipping you with professional skills, providing you with many opportunities to gain professional experience.

The combination of taught units, a range of live experiential activity and client-based consultancy projects and opportunities to network with industry through external visits and guest lectures will enable you to develop a strong grasp of business culture and provide you with numerous opportunities to immerse yourself in your chosen sector and gain valuable experience.

Your studies will have an international focus to reflect the global nature of these industries. We have many well-established international collaborative partnerships, which will enrich your student experience. Our international research activities and projects will enrich your student experience and will create new opportunities for research through your engagement with employers.



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The Master's programmes in Aviation Management prepare you for the specific challenges of an executive in the aviation business – an ideal start to your career. Read more
The Master's programmes in Aviation Management prepare you for the specific challenges of an executive in the aviation business – an ideal start to your career:



You will learn how to apply specific strategic and operative management concepts to international aviation companies and infrastructure providers
You will expand your knowledge of the structure and the success factors of value-enhancing business models in aviation
You will also come to understand the role of government regulators, which are an important part of the aviation industry's operating framework

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

First semester
The first semester is for your expanding specialisation in aviation management.

Second 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.

The courses are held in lecture and seminar format. There are about 30 students per class – this encourages dialogue between professors and students.

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The Master's programmes in Hospitality Management prepare you for the specific challenges of an executive in the hospitality sector – an ideal start to your career. Read more
The Master's programmes in Hospitality Management prepare you for the specific challenges of an executive in the hospitality sector – an ideal start to your career:

You will learn how to apply specific strategic and operative management concepts to international companies
You will expand your knowledge of the structure and the success factors of value-enhancing business models – in the hospitality sector in general and in the hotel sector in particular
You will discuss the establishment and maintenance of international hotel brand names, the financing of growth strategies and the profit-oriented running of individual hotels

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

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 yourexpanding specialisation in the field of hospitality 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

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This program explores the theories, practices and business models that make up the tourism and leisure field. Read more

This program explores the theories, practices and business models that make up the tourism and leisure field. Focusing on the development of management skills and strategic thinking, students will develop key industry competences as well as international and intercultural management abilities which are needed in this dynamic and fast-changing sector.

An increasingly globalized world has led tourism to become one of the fastest growing industries in business today. Modern companies require academically qualified, visionary leaders to create new business models and understand changes in technology and consumer trends. Focusing on the development of executive skills and strategic aptitudes, this program explores the theories, practices and frameworks that make up the tourism and hospitality field, while developing your understanding of international and intercultural management needs.

How You Earn Your Certificate 

The Master in Tourism & Hospitality Management (60 ECTS) is a one-year program, divided into three terms. Each term comprises four courses (4 ECTS each) and one seminar (2 ECTS). Throughout the year, students are also exposed to real-life case studies, games and business simulations. In order to graduate, participants must also complete a business plan (6 ECTS).

Learning Outcomes

 In addition to industry-specific modules, this program focuses on development strategies and management styles geared towards creating leaders in the industry who can also apply the same skills to the wider commercial market. Students will:

  1. Investigate the impact of tourism planning and development on economic, sociocultural and physical environment.
  2. Have a systematic understanding of the hospitality and tourism service sector organizations, their external contexts and how they are managed.
  3. Critically evaluate the core business disciplines and methods at work in hospitality and tourism service sectors, and be able to apply these in practical contexts.
  4. Explore issues that concern host-visitor relationships.


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"The line between disorder and order lies in logistics" Sun Tzu . (Ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher). Read more

"The line between disorder and order lies in logistics" Sun Tzu (Ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher).

"Leaders win through logistics" Tom Peters (Management Guru)

As these quotes suggest, the freight transport and logistics discipline is increasingly recognized as pivotal to sound decision making and organizational success in meeting business objectives. The globalization of production and consumption has led to a situation where logistics decision makers must constantly strive to deal with the complex challenges associated with internationally distributed production, trade and transport networks. In order to ensure and maintain both profitability and competitiveness, organizations need to constantly review their logistical requirements in order to adapt to potentially volatile changes in customer demand and technological developments. The environmental imperative has introduced a whole new and, from a societal perspective, vitally important dynamic into the logistics and freight transport arena.

Within the EU alone, the freight transport and logistics sector employs 6 million people and has an added value of some €15 billion. Freight transport and logistics influences virtually all industrial and public sector activities and affects every citizen s daily life. The M.Sc. in Logistics and Transport Management prepares you for truly multifaceted challenges, requiring a balance between theoretical and practical skills. The programme provides an intellectually stimulating environment, within which you will develop your skills in critical thinking and analysis, as well as improving your knowledge of, and strategic perspective on, the relationships, flows, chains, processes and systems that pervade the international freight transport and logistics arena. You will analyze problems, both theoretical and real-life, and design solutions for organizations operating under uncertainty and facing complex and rapidly changing markets and technologies.

In pursuing this programme, you will benefit from our strong research and educational links with the logistics industry locally, nationally and globally. Significant emphasis is placed on the use of state-of-the-art logistical software, as well as real world examples and case studies, some of which are implemented in close cooperation with established businesses from the logistics community. Furthermore, the core logistics faculty is supplemented by prestigious international visiting professors and representatives of the business community. The programme also provides opportunities for field work in an international environment at respected universities in Europe and overseas.

Graduates from the M.Sc. in Logistics and Transport Management programme enjoy a variety of exciting and rewarding careers. For example, amongst other things, our alumni are employed as purchasers, logistics consultants, supply planners, shipping coordinators, freight forwarders, chartering agents, shipbrokers and supply chain managers. The programme comprises 60 credits of core courses, 30 credits of elective courses and a further 30 credits related to the Master’s thesis.

See more at http://www.handels.gu.se/master



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The Master of Hospitality Management, Luxury and Lifestyle is aimed at developing luxury hospitality specialists with thorough understanding of the connection that exists between sensorial products and the client experience in the hospitality and leisure industry. Read more

The Master of Hospitality Management, Luxury and Lifestyle is aimed at developing luxury hospitality specialists with thorough understanding of the connection that exists between sensorial products and the client experience in the hospitality and leisure industry. Graduates will add a new dimension to the luxury and lifestyle markets by designing and managing products and services that connect with clients in multidimensional environments.

Program at a glance

1) Luxury Hospitality (Luxury Goods and Services Management, Luxury and Lifestyle Sensorial Branding, Luxury Customer Behaviour, Luxury Marketing, Contemporary Mixology, Concierge and Customer Relationship Management, Strategic Food and Beverage Management…).

2) Management (Strategic Management, Managerial Accounting, Strategic Food and Beverage Management, Management Simulation Exercise…).

3) Project/Thesis.

International Students

Find out more about studying as an international student at USJ here: https://www.usj.edu.lb/sri/index_en.php



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