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Master of Science/Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality Management




What will I learn?

Programme Aims

The aim of this programme is to develop students’ knowledge and management skills in the hospitality industry through a blend of strategic perspectives and pragmatic implementation. Industry practice, management skills and research competencies are developed through interdisciplinary subject exposure, problem identification, decision-making theory and management application. Due to the global nature of the hospitality industry, this programme has an international focus while recognising the particular characteristics of the Asian context.


Students receive a flexible, global, managerial, and service-oriented education, which enables them to effectively link business theories to the daily management of international hospitality businesses. To best facilitate the learning process, the programme combines practical applications with theoretical learning. Students gain the understanding, skills and latest techniques needed to qualify for middle to senior level positions in the industry.

Recognition & Prospects

The MSc/PgD in International Hospitality Management is accredited at the Management Level by the Institute of Hospitality.

Programme Structure

In compliance with immigration policy, overseas students can only apply for the full-time mode of study, whereas students from Hong Kong can opt for either the full-time or part-time mode of study. All subjects are taught in English only. Full-time students are expected to take a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 subjects per semester, whereas part-time students need to take 1 or 2 subjects per semester. Regardless of the mode of study, prospective students should note that classes are usually scheduled in the evenings, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, between Monday and Friday. Additional classes may be offered during the daytime or in block-release mode.

Which department am I in?

School of Hotel and Tourism Management

Study options

Full Time (1-1.5 years for MSc; 1 year for PgD)

Tuition fees
HK $238,700 per MSc programme; HK $146,300 per PgD programme; Note: An additional fee of HK $31,800 will be charged to students who opt for HTM557-Residential Study Trip.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2023


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ST305, 3/F, Ng Wing Hong Building,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an institution that is recognized by PolyU. In addition, you must meet the entrance requirements that are specified by individual programmes. PolyU may accept equivalent qualifications. The decision is made on an individual basis. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For international students

A Bachelor's degree in the areas of hotel and tourism management, recreation and leisure management, business studies, management, accounting and finance or another business and management related area with industry work experience of not less than one year;
A Bachelor's degree in an area other than those listed above, with current or past employment in the hotel and tourism industry for not less than one year;
Equivalent professional qualifications may also be considered.

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the following minimum English language requirement for admission purpose, unless otherwise specified by individual programmes concerned:

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR

An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

PolyU ranks 65th in the QS World University Rankings and 79th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings internationally.

  • Recognised worldwide for its academic reputation
  • Enjoys impactful research practices in different fields
  • Boasts world-class facilities
  • Welcomes international students from over 30 countries

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