What will I learn?

Programme Aims

The programme aim is to develop global hospitality managers with a regional awareness derived from first-hand business experience. While balancing the arts and sciences of hospitality, they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to excel in a multicultural environment.

Characteristics

  • Students will learn from faculty with international background, be immersed in the culture and business practices of each continent, and attend numerous professional seminars.
  • Students will join a talented cohort from across the globe to develop their hospitable attitude and construct their management toolbox while enjoying an exceptional proximity to buoyant markets and industry leaders.
  • A particular high point will be the completion of a real-life consultancy capstone project assigned by our industry partners. Multi-cultural team of three to four students will be formed for each project.
  • Students will experience three world-class campuses and research centres and access three outstanding alumni networks. While gaining exposure to the latest trends in the hospitality and service industries, they will refine their career plans and shape their global perspectives.
  • Upon graduation, students of this exceptional programme will receive the MSc in Global Hospitality Business degree awarded by their home institution and a “Certificate of Completion” issued by the other two partner institutions.

Recognition & Prospects

The programme has been sought with support from the industry, as follows:

Accor; Bench Events; Candrian Catering; citizen hotels; Dorchester Collection; Dusit International; Fairmont Raffles Hotels International; Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts; Group Laurent-Perrier; Harilela Hotels; Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre; Hong Thai Travel Services; Hyatt International; Jumeirah Group; Marco Polo Hotels; Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts; Pacific Asia Travel Association; Regal Hotels International; Rhombus International Hotels Group; Servair; STR; Swiss International Air Lines; Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts; The Indian Hotels Company; Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong; World hotels; Yue Hwa Chinese Products Emporium.

Curriculum

Compulsory Subjects taken at Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne (EHL) (1st semester)

  • Hospitality Business Strategies in Europe, Middle East & Africa (3 credits)
  • Hospitality Real Estate Finance & Investments (3 credits)
  • Advanced Corporate Finance & Concepts of International Finance (3 credits)
  • Business Research Methods & Project Management Tools (3 credits)

Compulsory Subjects taken at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (2nd semester)

  • Marketing Management in the Hospitality & Tourism Industry (3 credits)
  • Revenue Management in Hospitality Industry (3 credits)
  • Quality Service Management for the Hospitality & Tourism Industry (3 credits)
  • Hospitality Business Strategies in Asia - China Hotel & Tourism Business Studies (3 credits)
  • Capstone Consulting Project (6 credits)

Compulsory Subjects taken at University of Houston (UH) (3rd semester)

  • Hospitality Business Strategies in the Americas & the Caribbean (3 credits)
  • Innovative Hospitality Technologies (3 credits)
  • Organisational Behaviour & Hospitality Leadership Strategies (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

Which department am I in?

School of Hotel and Tourism Management

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
The estimated total is approximately HK $517,496 (Subject to exchange rate fluctuation).
Application deadline

30 April 2022

More details

Start date

September 2022

Venue

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ST305, 3/F, Ng Wing Hong Building,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For international students

A Bachelor’s degree in the areas of hospitality and tourism management or in other disciplines with current or past employment in the hospitality industry for not less than one year.

If the applicant is a non-native speaker of English and his/her Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction is not English, the applicant is required to demonstrate his/her proficiency in English by achieving:

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 100 (with 20 in writing) for the Internet-based test or 600 for the paper-based test; OR

An overall Band Score of at least 7 (with 6.5 in writing) in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.

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

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About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Ranking 75th worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2021),6th in the QS Top 50 under 50 Rankings 2021 and 25th in QS Asia University Rankings 2020.

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