MSc International Hotel Management

General

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Program Description

Why choose this course

Checking you in – prepare to become a hospitality leader

In our globalised world, hotels are in increasing demand and compete to set the benchmark for customer experience while, at the same, catering to all cultures and tastes. Our MSc International Hotel Management course provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a manager within the industry.

A combination of our academic expertise and impressive network of industry connections will equip you with what you need to develop an advanced level of understanding of the operation, management and strategy that success in modern, global hospitality demands.

What you will study

Growing numbers of competitive, successful hotels realise the importance of focused, highly-effective management. We’ll train you in the competencies that the big names in the hospitality business are looking for, focusing on operations, service delivery systems and the best management practices in operation around the world.

Throughout the course, you’ll study hospitality management from different angles. We’ll teach you how to identify trends, take ethical considerations into account, the importance of revenue maximisation and how to create effective systems.

You’ll learn about the important decisions that face modern hotel managers today and how to consider the value of alternative approaches to business. By the time you graduate, you’ll be equipped to make your own mark on the industry.

Study and work abroad

There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.

Modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.

The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45 or 60 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.

Year 1 (full-time)

Module Title Status Semester
Hospitality and Tourism Operating Systems Compulsory 1
Organisational Behaviour Compulsory 1
Research Methods Compulsory 1
Services Marketing for Events, Tourism and Hospitality Compulsory 1
Accounting & Finance for Business Compulsory 2
Business Plan for Hospitality, Tourism and Events Optional 2
Current Issues in Hotel Development and Management Optional 2
Dissertation Core 2
Ethics and CSR Optional 2
Revenue Management Optional 2
Start-up Ventures in Hospitality Optional 2
Strategic Human Resource Management Optional 2
Strategic management of Int'nl Hotel Companies Compulsory 2
Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

All modules compulsory in Semester 1, choice of two optional modules in Semester 2, from the listed optional modules

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

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The University of Surrey was established on 9 September 1966 with the grant of its Royal Charter, but its roots go back to a late 19th-century concern to provide greater access to further and higher education for the poorer inhabitants of London. Read less