MSc Strategic Hotel Management

General

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Program Description

Why choose this course

Our MSc in Strategic Hotel Management will guide you to discover the strategic thinking that goes into making a memorable customer experience in the hospitality industry and more.

Our School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is one of the best places to study this topic in the world: we were ranked in the top 10 worldwide for hospitality and leisure in the QS World University Rankings 2019. Our graduates have an excellent employment record, and studying with us will put you in a good position to progress your career.

What you will study

If you’ve already studied a course in hotel management or have hands-on industry experience, then this course is designed for you.

Offering excellent industry connections and research, while keeping updated with the latest industry trends, this course will inspire you to build on your existing knowledge and skills. We draw upon a range of subject areas and industry experts to help mould you into the kind of graduate who can go on to become a senior manager, an executive or fulfil a variety of other professional roles within the industry.

We’ve also tailored our course to offer you a truly international perspective while giving you the opportunity to specialise with optional modules that reflect your interests and strengths.

Professional recognition

MSc - United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Accredited by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

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
Hotel Investment and Finance Compulsory 1
Hotel Operations Analysis Compulsory 1
Research Methods Compulsory 1
Strategic Marketing and Brand Management Compulsory 1
Business Plan for Hospitality, Tourism and Events Optional 2
Consumer Behaviour Optional 2
Dissertation Core 2
Project Management Optional 2
Revenue Management Optional 2
Strategic Human Resource Management Compulsory 2
Strategic Management of International Hotel Companies Compulsory 2
Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Choose 2 from the listed optional modules in Semester 2.
MANM394 is compulsory if undertaking an applied dissertation.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in Hospitality or Hotel Management, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.
  • Alternatively, we’ll also consider you if you have a 2:2 UK honours degree in Business or Management, or a recognised equivalent international qualification, combined with three years of work experience in the hospitality industry.
Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

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