M.A. Hospitality Management and Leadership
SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences
EUR 690 / per month
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Are you communicative, service-oriented, and interested in business? Then the Master's in Hospitality Management is the right program for you. We will get you fit for an international career in all areas of guest-related service provision.
If you already have a degree in business or economic studies and would like to specialize in the field of hospitality, the Master's program Hospitality Management & Leadership is the right choice for you. Perhaps you have already gained practical experience in hotel or restaurant management or another guest-related service company and would like to deepen your theoretical knowledge with a sound education.
In the English-taught Master's program Hospitality Management & Leadership you will deal with all areas of the service sector. You will gain detailed insights into the tourism sector as well as the hotel and restaurant industry. Furthermore, you will receive further education in the economic sector, which will qualify you for an international management career. You will develop both your leadership qualities and industry-specific knowledge in special corporate functions in the hospitality industry - such as in finance or human resources. An internship abroad or a semester (6 months) at one of our international partner universities opens doors to international management positions in the hospitality industry.
Our study concept
Your studies are divided into 5-week blocks. During this time you focus on one management topic which you get to view from different angles. Thanks to this approach you can learn about real management challenges and strengthen the skills that employers are looking for.
The first semester serves to prepare you for your future tasks as an internationally deployable manager. The focus lies on assessing economic challenges within the industry in the context of global trends and challenges - technological, digital, or intercultural. You will define future markets and their opportunities, from which you will develop your own business models including financing plans. In addition, the first part of your studies is about understanding the importance of management action in line with the corporate culture, and developing and applying appropriate action skills.
- International Business Development and Digital Intelligence
- Global Markets & Finance
- Leading Intercultural Workforce
- Case Study: Business Development Case or Leading Challenge
- Corporate Governance & Business Ethics (Chain 1)
- Global HR Management (Chain 2)
In the second semester, you will directly apply your leadership skills in the hospitality sector. In particular, you will focus on working with owners, financiers, or real estate management companies. In addition, you will analyze and create operator concepts and design sustainable global distribution strategies - both in culinary and hospitality. The module "Contracting & Negotiation" particularly promotes the development of personal and social skills. In the module "Academic Paper Design & Writing" you will develop both creative skills and competencies in scientific academic methods and thus academic thinking.
- Hospitality Real Estate, Asset Management, and Experience Design
- Entrepreneurial Hotel Management and New Work
- Strategic Hotel Distribution & Revenue Management
- Case study: Hospitality Industry Team Project
- Contracting & Negotiation (Chain 1)
- Academic Paper Design & Writing (Chain 2)
In the third semester, you will focus on the practical, international application and expansion of your existing skills. Depending on your personal goals, your skills will be further developed over a period of 6 months at a practical company or deepened during a semester at one of our partner universities with a sector-specific curriculum.
- International Internship or Global Study Semester
The last semester is introduced with the online research module Analysing International Business. Subsequently, your Master's thesis will follow - ideally linked to a question from the operational hotel practice.
- Analyzing International Business (Online)
- Master's Thesis
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Great prospects - the Master's degree that will take you to the top
With a Master's degree in Hospitality Management & Leadership, you can expect to work in highly diverse and complex fields of responsibility in senior international management positions. With your leadership skills, other relevant key competencies, and your specialist knowledge of human resources management in a multicultural context, you are ideally prepared for the demands of international business in the service sector.
In addition, with a Master of Arts (MA) degree you will create the best possible conditions for an academic career in teaching and research.
With your Master's degree in Hospitality Management you could be working in the following selected professional fields:
- Food & beverage management
- Hotel planning & facilities management
- Hospitality management consultancy
- Service management
- Hotel/restaurant manager
- National and international hotel industry
- Event agencies
- City and destination marketing
- Health and wellness facilities
- Tourism organizations, associations, and politics