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Master International Hospitality Management | WITTENBORG UNIVERSITY

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Master International Hospitality Management | WITTENBORG UNIVERSITY

This 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 hold management positions 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.

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.


Starting dates: October 1, 2018

You can apply until:  2-4 weeks before the entry date.

Degree title: Master of Science (MSc, University of Brighton) Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip, Wittenborg University)

Programme intensity: Full-time

Program duration: 24 months

Language: English

Program location: Apeldoorn

Tuition fee per year:  €9.600 

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.

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.

Syllabus: Critical Perspectives in Hospitality Management - Management Strategy in a Global Business Environment - Managing Resources in Hospitality and Tourism Operations - Globalization, Society and Culture.

Final project: Options - two from: - International Hospitality Development - Contemporary Issues in Cruise Management- Human Resource Strategy in Multi Unit Service Organizations - Ethical and Social Responsibility: Theory and Application

All courses and examinations will be in English, so you need a good command of spoken and written English.

As an international applicant, you will also be required to demonstrate sufficient results of one of these tests:

IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in writing or:

TOEFL test (minimum score of 80 internet-based, and minimum sub score of 290 for speaking & Writing)

Cambridge Lower (FCE) Grade B (173-175)

Cambridge Lower (FCE) Grade C (169-172)

- 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.

Ultimate application date: 2-4 weeks before the entry date of October 1, 2018

As a EU student, you encouraged to find their own accommodation, you can however opt for Wittenborg’s own accommodation, if available.

Wittenborg offers accommodation in a number of different places, all close to the university: A. Shared apartments: 3-5 students share an apartment or house. B. Campus accommodation: students have their own room within a campus complex, and share kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Currently, students may stay a maximum of one calendar year at any of the accommodation(s) provided by Wittenborg, to assure rooms are made available for newly arriving students. Wittenborg is working hard to increase its own campus accommodation!

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 - conferences - hotel management- the entertainment industry. With their in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of the hospitality industry, graduates of the master program can follow a career as lecturer at a wide range of institutes offering training in this field, or pursue further studies such as a PhD.