MSc Hotel Management

Inspirations for endless possibilities

With the rapid development of the tourism industry worldwide and more so for in the hospitality industry, it has now become necessary for us to introduce the master’s degree in hotel management. A first degree in tourism and hospitality management has so far allowed our graduates to accede to junior and mid-management positions within the industry. With this master’s, graduate will now be in a position to embark on a long-term career that will eventually take them to greater advancement. To be consistent with the business environment, it has now become necessary to have a postgraduate programme that will satisfy students as well as employers who are always looking for high calibre managers for the industry.
The aim of the programme is to provide a master’s level qualification in order to enable junior and/or mid-level managers to look at a better career perspective in terms of advancement and promotion. With this qualification, graduates will be land on jobs that was before rather restrictive because of inadequacy of know-how, expertise and experience.

Career Prospects

  • Allow graduates to be recruited directly at senior management level without having necessarily to climb up the ladder from very basic positions like it is now for diplomates and undergraduates.

Objectives

Equip students with the core knowledge and theoretical underpinnings of international tourism management
Extend their understanding of the nature of international tourism flows and the role of government and stakeholders
Develop skills and knowledge necessary in decision making at managerial level
Develop students’ ability to think critically, appraise and apply relevant academic models to the international tourism industry
Develop a grounding in postgraduate research practices, theoretical approaches and debates in international tourism management

Requirements

  • Candidates should have the following qualifications:
  • a) A first degree from a recognised university or a recognised diploma in the relevant field with 5 years experience.
  • b) Or an approved professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to an honours degree
  • c) Or other qualifications and/or experience which demonstrate that a candidate possesses appropriate knowledge and skills at standard acceptable by the Academic Council
  • Admission decisions will be made by the School on a case to case basis.

Curriculum

12 Lessons2 years

Module

Food & Beverage Management
International Tourism Marketing
Financial Management
Accommodation Management
Research Methods
Managing Tourism Organisations
Services Management
Food & Beverage Planning & Cost Control
Green Hotel Management
Operations Management
Banqueting & Conference Management
Dissertation