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International Hotel Management - MSc


Course Description

Our School of Hospitality and Tourism Management offers a fresh, dynamic outlook, unsurpassed industry connections, a leading international reputation and a remarkable track record in graduate employment.

This programme combines our academic expertise with Surrey’s unmatched industry connections to provide you with an understanding of the operational, managerial and strategic issues involved in running successful hotel services worldwide.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Our Masters in International Hotel Management focuses on the operation, delivery and management of successful hotel (and hotel related) services worldwide.

An integral aim of the programme is to encourage you to consider hospitality management from a range of perspectives.

Successful hotels are increasingly recognising that they can thrive and gain real competitive advantage from the effective management of assets, competences and capabilities.

Through this programme, you will gain the ability to identify and understand the key decisions facing hospitality managers, as well as evaluate alternative approaches to the management of the areas mentioned above.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

This programme is studied full-time over one academic year. It consists of eight taught modules and a dissertation. 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.
-Research Methods
-Hospitality Tourism and Events Operating Systems
-Hospitality Services Marketing
-Organisational Behaviour
-Accounting and Finance for Business
-Strategic Management of International Hotel Companies
-Dissertation
-Business Plan for Hospitality and Tourism
-Asset Management
-Consumer Behaviour
-Revenue Management
-Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
-Current Issues in Hotel Development and Management

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF THE PROGRAMME

The programme aims to provide a high quality, vocational education which is intellectually rigorous and up-to- date, as well as relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and other professionals in the hospitality industry.

In addition to subject-specific knowledge, the programmes aim to develop generic management skills necessary to be effective in todays’ challenging business environment.

The programme has a business management orientation related to the hospitality sector and draws upon a range of cognate areas of study to explain and analyse the particular sector. It takes an integrated approach so as to provide a coherent exploration of the inter-relationships between the various components.

In addition, by way of elective modules, students on the programme can specialise in particular aspects relevant to their backgrounds, interests and aspirations.

The programme is international in scope and coverage, and lecturers draw upon the most recent research to inform their teaching. The programme aims to develop students as independent and reflective learners, able to continue their learning once in their chosen professions in the hospitality industry.

PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge and understanding
-A systematic, in-depth understanding of the development, issues and influences relevant to the student’s chosen area of study in 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
-Independently critically evaluate approaches and techniques relevant to management in the sector concerned
-Evaluate outcomes and accurately assess/report on own/others’ work with justification and relate them to existing knowledge structures and methodologies
-Demonstrate high level learning and problem solving abilities in the range of modules studied

Professional practical skills
-Conduct research and produce a high quality Dissertation: 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
-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

Key / transferable skills
-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
-An awareness of ethical dilemmas likely to arise in research and professional practice and an ability to formulate solutions in dialogue with peers, clients, mentors and others

Application and evaluation
-An understanding of and ability to evaluate some approaches and techniques relevant to management in the sector concerned
-An ability to evaluate outcomes and accurately assess/report on own/others’ work with justification and relate them to existing knowledge
-An ability to demonstrate learning and problem solving abilities in the range of modules studied

Synthesis and creativity
-Students will gain an ability to identify modifications to existing knowledge structures and theoretical frameworks and therefore to propose new problems

Transferable skills
-Students will complete the programme with a range of generic skills relevant to the needs of managers, particularly in oral and written communication, computing/IT literacy, critical reasoning, data analysis, organisation and planning, problem solving, independent and group working

Ethical understanding
-Students will have an awareness of ethical dilemmas likely to arise in professional practice

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.

Visit the International Hotel Management - MSc page on the University of Surrey website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Discounts for Surrey graduates - No. of awards TBC

If you are a self-funded UK, EU or international student who has studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey campus in Guildford, you could be eligible for a ten per cent discount on our taught postgraduate Masters programme fees. This scheme is for applicable to Postgraduate Taught entry students only and is reviewed annually.Students who graduated in 2013 are eligible, as well as alumni from previous years, on receipt of evidence of the award from Surrey and where we can identify that you actually studied in Guildford. Students from SII-DUFE are eligible for this scheme.Associated Institution students are not eligible. Not available to modular self-pacing students.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% tuition fee discount

Eligibility

If you are a self-funded UK, EU or international student who has studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey campus in Guildford

Application Procedure

If you have any enquiries regarding this matter please contact the Student Fees and Funding Office on [email protected]

Further Information

http://www.surrey.ac.uk/scholarships/discounts-surrey-graduates



Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelors degree (UK 2.1 or above) or equivalent qualification from a British or overseas university. Relevant work experience could be an additional benefit where applicants have not reached the standard entry requirements, although it is not an admissions requirement for this particular degree programme. Higher level professional qualifications may also be accepted. Each applicant is assessed on their own merit.

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