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This course is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and experience to advance your career into senior management. Our Executive MBA (Hospitality) is tailored around you and your individual development needs. Read more

This course is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and experience to advance your career into senior management. Our Executive MBA (Hospitality) is tailored around you and your individual development needs. Personalised coaching ensures that you graduate with the skills and confidence to become an agile and resilient business leader of the future.

This specialist route in Hospitality Management allows you to gain solid management education and personal development skills to be a marketable leader in the hospitality industry. It will allow you to develop an integrated and critically aware understanding of leadership and management. You will evaluate and synthesise a range of contemporary hospitality management models and theoretical frameworks in the examination of a variety of issues relating to the hospitality industry. These specialist modules will allow you to contextualise, consolidate and complement your learning developed in the complementary modules on the Executive MBA to provide you with a holistic view of the hospitality industry to support you in management decision-making and driving organisational financial performance.

Our approach replicates the real world where strategic decisions will span multiple business areas, providing you with a richer and more realistic learning experience. Your taught sessions comprise of intensive study blocks in Sheffield, combined with self-managed study time, so that you can work comfortably with your existing commitments in the UK or overseas.

You learn through

• problem-solving using real and simulated case studies

• self-directed study

• discussions

• workshops

• group work

To be a successful leader, you need to understand, implement and integrate the current fundamental concepts of business, and have insights from differing professional perspectives. You gain this knowledge by studying core MBA subjects within four integrated modules. Completing an integrated module means that instead of studying finance or globalisation in isolation, you study finance together with globalisation, marketing and decision making. Our approach replicates the real world where strategic decisions will span multiple business areas, providing you with a richer and more realistic learning experience.

At the diploma stage of the course, you have the opportunity to complete psychometric tests, which can help you increase your critical self-awareness, better understand your leadership skills and identify areas for development. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to work on a consultancy project that involves investigating a real issue within your own organisation, or one with which you are familiar.

We tailor assignments and projects to the needs of your organisation or your own areas of interest, which maximises the value of your studies. Your organisation also has the opportunity to provide input into your learning and contribute to your development.

When you study an Executive MBA at Sheffield Hallam University you join a learning community of managers and leaders from across a range of professions and industry backgrounds. This provides you with excellent networking opportunities and you can benefit from seeing different perspectives and solutions to managerial challenges.

As a blended learning student, you will attend blocks in our MBA suite, and also have access to a vast range of learning resources which are available online and can be accessed from home.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute and successful graduates gain Chartered Manager status (subject to application).

Employability

The Executive MBA (Hospitality) is designed to enhance your leadership capability, providing you with support to identify your strengths and weaknesses, and delivers the necessary development to enable you to advance your career.

This personal development is supported by practical experience and real world academic learning. This ensures that you have the skills, knowledge and experience, with a financial context, that organisations seek from their leaders.

Completing the course enhances your employability, by demonstrating your potential for leadership and ability to deliver solutions to complex organisational issues.

The course is highly valued by employers and previous graduates have gone on to successful careers in senior management in a range of industries and professions.



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We are recognised as a centre of excellence in hospitality and this MBA has been devised in consultation with employers and managers within the sector. Read more

We are recognised as a centre of excellence in hospitality and this MBA has been devised in consultation with employers and managers within the sector. This MBA offers real-life experiences and engagement with the industry. We have a strong belief and desire to take you out of the traditional classroom setting to experience and explore the sector for yourself. For example, current students were overnight guests at a five star hotel where they were able to discuss the history, operations and challenges with the owner.

Within the hospitality sector, the need for high performing groups and teams is of particular importance. The course takes a clear and consistent focus on team and project dynamics and challenges you to take on different types of roles in delivering objectives. You will study a range of business and hospitality modules and complete a project with a hospitality organisation.

Teaching, learning and assessment

You will attend lectures and seminars, work in groups, complete case studies, participate in field trips, carry out independent learning, participate in discussions, develop ideas, and engage with experiential learning. Assessment methods include management reports, essays, and reflection on practice and group work with presentations. A unique aspect of the course is the challenge to design, lead and reflect upon a hospitality project that focuses on an external business partner. You will be expected to frame this challenge towards the hospitality sector. Central to the course experience is the regular involvement of guest speakers and field trips which provide valuable insights into practice, contemporary trends and thinking. Class sizes are normally 10-30.

Teaching hours and attendance

Modules you study on-campus require you to attend classes and carry out independent work. Attendance requirements at QMU depend on which module you are studying and whether you are full or part-time. In most instances the taught elements of the full-time course occur on Tuesday, Wednesday (AM) and Thursday. Part-time students have the option to select different routes each year.

Links with industry/professional bodies

We work continually with a wide range of business organisations and public services, as well as the third sector, individual business leaders and industry experts to develop our courses. This ensures that along with in-depth theoretical underpinnings, the courses are rooted in relevance and industry practice. As your course progresses you will hear from guest lecturers, participate in visits to a wide range of industries and organisations, and engage in a range of other networking opportunities with staff and industry experts. In recent years we have engaged with: Diageo; New Lanark Heritage Centre and Hotel; Nairns; AG Barr (Irn-Bru); Waldorff Astoria, Edinburgh; Glenkinchie Distillery; Henderson’s  estaurants; Isle of Eriska Hotel; Scottish Ambulance Service; Turcan Connell; and Dakota hotels, to name but a few.

Modules

All MBA students, will study the following core modules: International Marketing/ Human Resource Management/ Directing Strategy for Value Creation/ Financial Management/ Business Economics All MBA students will then take three further modules in their specific area, for example: Family Business Insight (FASE)/ International Tourism Management (Tourism)/ Operations and Supply Chain Management (General MBA)/ Global Issues and Challenges for Hospitality Managers (Hospitality)

You will also complete a 60 credit project (Business Impact and Practice) focused towards your specialism in partnership with an external organisation. This is your opportunity to discover, propose, plan, lead and deliver an externally driven project, whilst developing your skills of reflective practice and personal development planning.

Careers

Our postgraduate courses are designed to enhance your career prospects by opening up a wide range of global opportunities. Our graduates take with them enhanced employability and confidence whether they obtain a position with a multinational organisation, work within the public sector, create their own business, gain employment in the third sector or go on to further studies.

Quick Facts

There is a practical project instead of a dissertation. Students are challenged to research, plan, manage and evaluate a project in conjunction with an external business or organisation, allowing them to develop career-enhancing skills, confidence and opportunities.

Reflecting contemporary working practice, our teaching and assessment takes a strong group and team focus.

 Class sizes are beneficially small: this enables students to work closely with fellow students from diverse backgrounds and allows lecturers to develop strong relationships with the students. The smaller cohort of students also allows for participation in regular visits and events.



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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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The University of Sunderland is ranked fourth in the UK for hospitality, event management and tourism according to The Guardian University Guide 2015. Read more
The University of Sunderland is ranked fourth in the UK for hospitality, event management and tourism according to The Guardian University Guide 2015.

Course overview

This Masters course takes a social science approach to tourism and hospitality and combines it with practical skills for the workplace. We have designed our stimulating course to give you a head start in the tourism and hospitality sectors, which are part of one of the world’s largest industries.

We welcome applications from graduates of any discipline. You will learn theoretical approaches through modules such as ‘Critical Tourism Theory and Methods’ and ‘International Tourism and Development’. There is also a core module in ‘Hospitality Management Studies’. We organise field trips and company visits to put your learning into context and we offer an optional work-based learning module.

The final phase of the course is a major project that you negotiate with your tutors to reflect your particular interests and chosen career path. For example, your project could have special relevance to the skill sets required by hotel managers, resort coordinators or restaurant entrepreneurs.

The University of Sunderland is a member of the Institute of Hospitality's Education Membership Scheme.

Tutors at Sunderland have active research interests including cultural geographies of tourism, tourism political economies, heritage management and events. This research adds extra depth to our teaching and supervision, enhancing your learning experience.

This course is also available part time - for more information, please view this web-page: http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/courses/businessandlaw/postgraduate/tourism-hospitality-part-time/

Course content

The course mixes taught elements with independent research. You can negotiate the topic of the project to fit both your personal interests and the supervisory expertise of Sunderland's tutors.

Modules on this course include:
-Tourism Concepts and Issues (30 Credits)
-Critical Theories and Methods for Tourism, Hospitality and Events (30 Credits)
-Hospitality Management Studies (30 Credits)
-Current Practices in Tourism, Hospitality and Events (30 Credits)
-Tourism and Hospitality Major Project (60 Credits)

Teaching and assessment

We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, seminars, study visits and group work. These are supported by a range of guest speakers from diverse academic and industry backgrounds.

Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters course requires a higher level of independent working.

Facilities & location

This course is based on the banks of the River Wear at The Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s. Recently we’ve developed a Student Learning Space that is specifically designed to facilitate collaboration and team-based projects. It includes a board room as well as bookable areas to hold meetings and to meet with staff and visitors from outside the University.

University Library Services
The St Peter’s Library is excellent for tourism and there’s a full-time librarian who is dedicated to the Business and Tourism sections.
Further resources are available at the main Murray Library, which has a total of over 430,000 books with many more available through the inter-library loan service. You will benefit from a wide range of journals and periodicals, many of them in an online format. The University spends around £1 million every year on new books and resources.

IT provision
When it comes to IT provision you can take your pick from hundreds of PCs as well as Apple Macs in the David Goldman Informatics Centre and St Peter’s Library. There are also free WiFi zones throughout the campus. If you have any problems, just ask the friendly helpdesk team.

Learning environment
The University of Sunderland offers a vibrant learning environment with an international dimension thanks to the presence of students from around the world. At the same time, the University is networking with relevant industry organisations, with strong links and an exchange of ideas and people.

Employment & careers

This Masters course equips you with the skills and knowledge to progress rapidly in tourism and hospitality management. Potential employers include:
-Hotel and resort management
-Attractions and museums
-Destination marketing agencies
-Tourism companies
-Restaurant and bar management
-Catering management

The University of Sunderland is a member of the Institute of Hospitality's Education Membership Scheme.

The Institute of Hospitality is the professional body for aspiring managers studying in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry. It has been the industry’s leading network for more than 70 years, and it promotes the highest professional standards of management and education.

Another option is to set up your own tourism or hospitality business, drawing on the entrepreneurial resources that are available through our Careers & Employability Service.

During the course, you can choose to undertake a work-based learning module, which will further enhance your employability.
A Masters degree will also open up opportunities in academic roles or further study towards a PhD.

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

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

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

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

Why choose this course?

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

Course content

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

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

Elective modules

You can choose one elective module from the following:

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

Please see the following course structure charts:

September Entry

January Entry

Teaching and learning

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

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

Approach to assessment

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

Field trips

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

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

Attendance pattern

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



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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. Previous students include:

  • a director at First Class Golf Ltd;
  • a regional operations manager at Golden Crown Tours;
  • a director of operations at Havreholm Slot; and
  • a curriculum team leader in hospitality, tourism and travel at Westminster Kingsway College.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The course is based on the following principles

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

Professional recognition

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

Course structure

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

January start – typically 15 months

Core modules

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

Options

Choose two from

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

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

Assessment

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

Employability

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

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



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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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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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With a thriving tourism industry, Edinburgh is a great place to explore tourism and hospitality management and gain the skills to develop a successful career. Read more
With a thriving tourism industry, Edinburgh is a great place to explore tourism and hospitality management and gain the skills to develop a successful career.

With its high profile history and attractions and world-famous festivals, Edinburgh is a popular destination for travellers and tourists from all over the world.

Hospitality-based businesses flourish here, many of them with international connections – which is why it’s an ideal place to study MSc Tourism and Hospitality Management.

This higher degree will equip you with the knowledge you need to successfully operate an international tourism business while integrating hospitality management skills and contributes towards professional accreditation with the Institute of Hospitality.

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

What you'll learn

You’ll develop organisational and business management skills that are relevant to hospitality and tourism organisations. Through lectures, guest speakers and case studies, you’ll gain an advanced understanding of the issues and concepts involved in creating successful hospitality and tourism experiences.

You’ll learn broad skills, such as formulating policy and planning for the future, as well as developing your abilities in research, time management and presentation methods.

You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study.

Modules

• Management of Hospitality Operations
• Tourism Marketing
• Contemporary Issues in Hospitality Management
• Experience Design and Management for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
• Two options
• Research Methods
• Dissertation

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

Careers

As a tourism graduate from Edinburgh Napier University, you’ll be well placed to progress within the industry, whether your career aspirations are local or international.

Career opportunities may include:
• destination development
• cultural services management
• operations management
• tour operators
• airlines
• public sector organisations
• retail and hospitality

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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Summary. This degree has been designed to meet the needs of those who aspire to management in the Hospitality industry. Read more

Summary

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.

About

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.

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. The qualification is recognised worldwide for international employment.

Attendance

The course starts with an induction period of three days duration. As a full time student you will complete the master’s degree in three semesters / one calendar year. Part time students will complete a maximum of two modules per semester and it will take six semesters 2 to 2½ years.

A key strength of the MSc is that it is modular in structure and delivered in blended learning mode, with all modules being taught in 3 day intensive blocks.

Our novel delivery is designed to fit around your home and work life as a mature student. We recognise that being able to schedule study around your life-needs is of vital importance for academic success. Accordingly we have designed our master’s programmes to be delivered in compact and intensive three day immersive learning experiences.

The block delivered modules are supported with online discussion groups and three half day learning sets (tutorial learning support) per module. These days are set to meet with your tutors and student groups to develop your assessed work.

Semester three includes the three day learning block on research methods followed by a series of support meetings with your dissertation or business project supervisor between June and September.

The calendar of scheduled teaching blocks and learning sets is available to you prior to commencement on the programme.

Professional recognition

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.

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.



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Are you a future tourism and hospitality industry leader? With a strong managerial focus, this programme will furnish you with a combination of tourism and hospitality theory, operational skills and practical methods of analysis. Read more
Are you a future tourism and hospitality industry leader? With a strong managerial focus, this programme will furnish you with a combination of tourism and hospitality theory, operational skills and practical methods of analysis. Take the opportunity to study the related areas of tourism and hospitality within a single programme to ensure you have the tools to become a confident and high executive level manager in the international tourism and hospitality sector.

Key features

-According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization one in 11 jobs worldwide are now in tourism, so you will enhance your career opportunities through our focus on employability.
-Join our successful graduates who hold management positions in hotels, airlines, tour operators and travel agencies, the cruise industry, government tourism ministries and universities around the world.
-Learn from research-active staff at the forefront of knowledge, conducting research into areas such as the social impacts of tourism, the relationship between tourism and crime, working conditions in the industry, the adoption and reporting of corporate social responsibility, tourism education, and literary and heritage tourism in Cornwall.
-Study while you work - this course is offered part-time and is suitable for those with experience of the service sector.
-Secure relevant work experience through short internships during your third term.
-Gain transferable skills which allow you to work in other sectors such as investment banks and import and export businesses.

Course details

During your year of study you will explore subjects such as e-service industries, competitive advantage for hospitality, managing people, tourism and hospitality marketing, disaster and crisis management and tourism destination planning and management. You will also learn to assess your own self-development and develop your team leadership and presentation skills. A range of assessment methods, including essays, reports, case-studies and oral presentations, will be used to measure your performance academically and in relation to experiences in the workplace. MSc candidates undertake an individual research project of five months duration and submit a dissertation. You’ll also benefit from an intensive research methods module, to help you succeed in your final research project.

Core modules
-HTM701 Managing People in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry
-HTM706 e-Service Strategies
-HTM707 Tourism Destination Planning and Management
-HTM704 Tourism and Hospitality Dissertation
-HTM702 Tourism and Hospitality Marketing
-HTM703 Competitive Advantage for Hospitality
-HTM705 Disaster and Crisis Management in Tourism and Hospitality

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

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This Masters course is designed to give you a head start in the tourism and hospitality sectors, which are part of one of the world’s largest industries. Read more
This Masters course is designed to give you a head start in the tourism and hospitality sectors, which are part of one of the world’s largest industries.

Our Tourism and Hospitality MSc brings together a rigorous social science approach with the development of skills that are needed by, for example, restaurant entrepreneurs, resort coordinators and hotel managers.

We welcome applications from graduates of any discipline. You will study theoretical approaches through modules such as ‘Critical Tourism Theory and Methods’ and ‘International Tourism and Development’. There is a core module in ‘Hospitality Management Studies’ and an optional module with a focus on work-based learning. You will negotiate the final phase of the course with your tutors to reflect your personal interests and career aspirations.

The University of Sunderland is ranked fourth in the UK for tourism, transport and travel, according to The Guardian University Guide 2015. Our active research interests include cultural geographies of tourism, tourism political economies, heritage management and events. Our research informs the content of our course and enhances your learning experience.

This course is taught in London. We also offer a full-time Tourism and Hospitality MSc and a part-time Tourism and Hospitality MSc at our Sunderland Campus. This course can also be taken in August and October.

COURSE CONTENT

The course mixes taught elements with independent research. You can negotiate the topic of the project to fit both your personal interests and the supervisory expertise of the University of Sunderland's tutors.

MODULES ON THIS COURSE INCLUDE:
-Tourism Concepts And Issues (30 Credits)
-Critical Theories And Methods For Tourism, Hospitality and Events (30 Credits)
-Hospitality Management Studies (30 Credits)
-Tourism and Hospitality Major Project (60 Credits)

Optional module:
-Current Practices in Tourism, Hospitality and Events (30 Credits)

EMPLOYMENT AND CAREERS

According to a report from the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), people with a postgraduate qualification earn an average of 27% more than graduates with just an undergraduate degree.

Your Masters qualification will help you progress rapidly in tourism and hospitality management. Potential employers include:
-Hotel and resort management
-Attractions and museums
-Destination marketing agencies
-Tourism companies
-Restaurant and bar management
-Catering management

Another option is to set up your own tourism or hospitality business, drawing on the entrepreneurial resources that are available through our Careers Service.

A Masters degree will also open up opportunities in academic roles or further study towards a PhD.

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MA Hospitality and Event Management is designed to equip professionals to undertake a range of diverse operational and strategic management roles within the hospitality and event sectors. Read more

MA Hospitality and Event Management is designed to equip professionals to undertake a range of diverse operational and strategic management roles within the hospitality and event sectors. Studying on this programme you will be introduced to application of management concepts relating to hospitality and event organisations, including event planning, event catering and hotel related operations. You will also gain knowledge in the use and management of a range of property and venue types, ranging from B&Bs to mixed development properties, and from street theatre to exhibition centres.

You will be able to work with technology and tools associated with the management of hospitality and events to create exceptional consumer experiences. You’ll also be equipped with the skills to manage material, financial and human resources. You will be provided a contextual knowledge base from which you can interpret relevant concepts and theories and develop ideas not only to provide solutions to the complex challenges facing hospitality and event organisations but also communicate these solutions effectively to a range of audiences.

If you are interested in owning and managing your own business, and wish to acquire business skills this is the course for you! You will develop skills in enterprise, employability and entrepreneurship necessary for the creation of event and hospitality business in a wide range of settings.

Why Wolverhampton?

This programme offers flexibility to students in terms of career choice and meets industry demand because there is a wide appeal amongst employers for students who have both event and hospitality sector knowledge and expertise. Students will be able to use prior experience and certificated learning to gain credits against the programme.

The course is unique in bringing together the two subject areas, and teaching on the course is undertaken by experienced practitioners. The teaching team have published widely in both subject areas and the Department has been recognised as a centre of excellence by the Institute of Travel and Tourism.

Career path

Some of our master’s students are in lecturing jobs in HEIs and FEIs in the UK. Students also have the option to progress to higher degree. A master’s qualification prepares graduates for PhD study. Increasingly the department is attracting PhD students in the subject area.

What skills will you gain?

  1. Critically analyse key concepts, processes and theories and their application in professional practice to provide effective solutions to operational and strategic issues in hospitality and event management.
  2. Critically evaluate social, cultural, economic and technological trends in the leisure economy to effectively design and manage sustainable products/services.
  3. Synthesise effective event and catering plans in order to deliver a competitive visitor economy product.
  4. Critically evaluate event and hospitality marketing and the role of advanced technology in managing visitor/guest experience.
  5. Critically engage with hospitality and event management discourse for future employment or continuing personal and professional development.
  6. Synthesise and analyse appropriate secondary and primary data to effectively address contemporary hospitality and event issues.


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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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