57561_ScreenShot2017-10-01at01.37.35.pngThis Master of Science in International Hospitality Management looks at current international developments in the hotel management industry, giving its graduates the tools, knowledge and understanding to manage in the world’s top hotels and resorts. The programme combines academic research with the practical applied science; looking at the hospitality industry from both a direct industry related viewpoint as well as a society and economics perspective.

This course focuses on management development in the global hospitality industry - not only addressing core business and management subjects, but also hospitality as a global phenomenon and how it is consumed by cultures and societies. University of Brighton programmes offered with Wittenborg University in the Netherlands.

The course is ideally suited for graduates wishing to increase their knowledge in a specialist sector, people in the early stages of their careers looking to develop them further, or for people seeking a change in career direction. Wittenborg University and the University of Brighton have a strong vocational background and we are have developed a very high-profile industry network, including many blue chip organisations.

Course structure

Full-time students attend workshops on three days per week from October to May. The modules are delivered intensively over consecutive days in the so-called 'block format', which means that each module has 6 days of teaching split into two blocks of 3 days. Teaching methods include group work, case studies, presentations, and live projects. The course is delivered through a variety of approaches including lectures, presentations, tutorials and case studies, with an emphasis on interactive learning. Each module is taught by two lecturers, one from the University of Brighton and one from Wittenborg University. The full course is taught in Apeldoorn.

Areas of study

Management subjects address key issues of strategy, marketing, operations, human resources and financial planning, studied in parallel with international hospitality development. Options include consultancy and multi-unit management. Students acquire research skills, which they can apply to academic or industrial projects.


  • Critical Perspectives in Hospitality Management
  • Management Strategy in a Global Business Environment
  • Managing Resources in Hospitality and Tourism Operations
  • Globalisation, Society and Culture
  • Final project

Options - two from:

  • International Hospitality Development
  • Contemporary Issues in Cruise Management
  • Human Resource Strategy in Multi-Unit Service Organisations
  • Ethical and Social Responsibility: Theory and Application

Entry Requirements

Degree and/or experience:

- Bachelor degree

- Students with non-relevant qualifications may be asked to complete a short portfolio prior to starting the course.

- Other applicants with extensive industry experience will be considered on an individual basis.

For non-native speakers of English:

IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in writing or TOEFL Equivalent

Career Prospects

Graduates of the MSc in International Hospitality Management can look forward to a range of career opportunities. Graduates of the MSc in International Hospitality Management can look forward to a range of career opportunities. Industries that generally require hospitality management services include:

  • the health sector
  • cruise liners
  • airlines
  • resorts
  • theme parks
  • casinos
  • the education sector
  • conferences
  • the entertainment industry

Career Prospects

The Master of Science in International Event Management is aimed at a range of students and practitioners from different backgrounds. Although the MSc programme will be suited to business professionals from a broad range of business administration fields, in all sectors and branches, it has been specifically designed for those who wish to pursue senior management positions within the events industry or as preparation for further study in the field, such as a PhD in the field of events, or in the hospitality management, tourism management or other service sector management areas.

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Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

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12,600 EUR
international students. UK/EU €9.600.
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