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MSc International Hospitality Management

Course Description

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.

The range of modules taken 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

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.

For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/msc-international-hospitality-management

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality.

Course structure

Full time. 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)
-Srategic 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.

Other admission requirements

If you do not meet the above criteria you can apply for the Graduate Diploma in Business and English. After passing this diploma we automatically offer you a place on one of our business-related masters degrees.

Work Experience Route
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

Non Work Experience Route
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below the required level we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Visit the MSc International Hospitality Management page on the Sheffield Hallam University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally an honours degree or recognised equivalent qualification. We welcome enquiries from people with substantial management experience but do not have the normal entry requirements. We may invite you for an interview to discuss your background, experience and qualifications. Through accreditation of prior learning (APL), you may be able to claim entry with credit or exemptions based on your existing qualifications, knowledge and experience. See course description for further admission details.

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