The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Hotel and Tourism Management

Introduction

When it comes to raising your qualifications in the tourism and hospitality industry, you need to be where the action is. That’s Asia, the world’s fastest growing region for tourism.

Asian culture is traditionally welcoming, and caring attention to detail is the hallmark of Asian service. International travellers rank its airlines, airports, attractions and hotels among the world’s best. And there’s no better place to ride this “Asian Wave” than Hong Kong.

Ranked no. 2 in the world, the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is uniquely positioned to not only ride the Asian wave, but also to lead it in educational excellence. For over 30 years, the SHTM has refined a distinctive vision of hospitality and tourism education and become a symbol of excellence in the field, exemplifying its motto of Leading Hospitality and Tourism.

With the establishment of Hotel ICON, our one-of-a-kind teaching and research hotel, the SHTM’s leadership role in hospitality research is also enhanced. Research projects with different foci have already been implemented in the hotel. Three dedicated guestrooms – “Tomorrow’s Guestrooms” – are created to facilitate more in-depth research into the application of advanced concepts in the field of hotel management for the advancement of the entire industry.

Together with Hotel ICON, our groundbreaking programmes inspire a new generation of passionate, pioneering professionals and students to take their positions as leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry. With it we are moving from pursuing a vision of hospitality and tourism education to being a truly global icon.

So let our talented international staff of 65 academics from 20 countries and regions take your career path to new heights, whether it be in the hotel industry, foodservice, travel or tourism. The School offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Hotel Management and/or Tourism Management leading up to Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management, Master of Science and Bachelor of Science.

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Master of Science in Global Hospitality Business

Campus Full time 1.5 years September 2016 Hong Kong Kowloon

Hospitality is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic sectors of global business and industry professionals require a 21st century skill set to stay competitive. In a world that has [+]

Hospitality is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic sectors of global business and industry professionals require a 21st century skill set to stay competitive. In a world that has become very connected, it is vital for future leaders to have strong international perspectives and an in-depth understanding of the cultural immersion key to holistic approach to the global hospitality business. At the forefront of the industry, the SHTM has anticipated this demand and formed a unique alliance with two world-class centres of educational excellence: Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston, to establish the tripartite Master of Science in Global Hospitality Business programme. This is the first time that these three institutions, representing the best of the East and the best of the West, have joined hands to help define the future of global hospitality development. This innovative educational strategy allows students from Europe, Asia and North America to spend one semester in each of the three continents, capitalising on three outstanding faculties and campuses. It will provide students with exposure to three distinct markets and three diverse cultures as well as access to three alumni networks. Awarded with three professional certificates, students will be groomed to become the next generation of business leaders who can truly “think global, act local”. [-]

Master of Science in International Hospitality Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2016 Hong Kong Kowloon + 1 more

The Master of Science (MSc) in International Hospitality Management is designed to develop international leaders, educators and researchers for the global hospitality industry. We do this [+]

The Master of Science (MSc) in International Hospitality Management is designed to develop international leaders, educators and researchers for the global hospitality industry. We do this by offering a unique blend of academic challenge in an applied and practical context, helping students to take what they have learned from the classroom into the workplace. Strategic thinking, problem solving, decision making and leadership challenges are some of the skills we aim to develop, combined with enhancing their understanding of the hospitality industry. [-]

Master of Science in International Tourism and Convention Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2016 Hong Kong Kowloon + 1 more

The Master of Science (MSc) in International Tourism and Convention Management develops students’ knowledge and management skills by blending strategic perspectives with effective [+]

The Master of Science (MSc) in International Tourism and Convention Management develops students’ knowledge and management skills by blending strategic perspectives with effective implementations in the tourism and convention sectors. We endeavour to develop in students industry practice, management skills and research competencies through the interdisciplinary subject exposure, problem identification, decision making theory and management application. [-]

Master of Science in International Wine Management

Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 3 years September 2016 Hong Kong Kowloon + 1 more

A key player in the vibrant international wine scene, Hong Kong offers a unique location for anyone aspiring to be a part of this dynamic growth area. Combined with the huge growth of the wine [+]

A key player in the vibrant international wine scene, Hong Kong offers a unique location for anyone aspiring to be a part of this dynamic growth area. Combined with the huge growth of the wine market in Mainland China, the need for wine professionals with advanced, specialised training and education with a global perspective continues to grow. The Master of Science (MSc) in International Wine Management programme has been designed to meet this demand. This exceptional programme develops industry leaders, educators and researchers and instils in them a deep understanding of the latest trends in the wine business, demystifying its complexities and placing them in strong position to lead the industry into the future. Students will also have the opportunity to learn more about Mainland Chinese wine consumers and gain insights into some of the fastest growing and potentially lucrative wine markets in the world. Developed in consultation with noted wine industry figure Professor Jeannie Cho Lee, Professor of Practice (Wine) of the SHTM and the first Asian Master of Wine (MW), and endorsed by renowned industry leaders, the programme features residential study trips which will give students the opportunity to visit well-known wine regions, such as Burgundy or Bordeaux, to understand the best practice in wine production, trade and management with a view to increasing their international exposure and developing global networks. [-]

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Contact

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University's School of Hotel and Tourism Management

Address 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
Hong Kong
Website http://www.polyu.edu.hk/htm
Phone +852 3400 2200