What will I learn?

The Master of Science (MSc) programme in International Wine Management is designed to develop industry leaders, educators, and researchers who have a strong awareness of the latest trends in wine business, and who will be in a position to lead the wine and hospitality industry into the future. Students will also learn about wine consumers in Asia as well as markets like Mainland China, gaining insight into some of the fastest growing, complex wine markets in the world. The programme is targeted to professionals in the wine and related industries who value the benefits of postgraduate education in international wine management.

Program structure:

All subjects are conducted solely in English. Full-time students are expected to take a minimum of three and a maximum of five subjects per semester, whereas part-time students need to take one or two subjects per semester (except summer term).

Subjects List

Compulsory Workshop (1 Subject)

HTM5002 - Introductory Workshop

Compulsory Subjects (3 Subjects)

  • HTM534 - Managing Marketing in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • HTM535 - Hospitality and Tourism Financial Management
  • HTM582 - Research Methods

Compulsory Specialisation Subjects (3 Subjects)

  • HTM554 - Viticulture and Oenology
  • HTM555 - Wine Business Environment
  • HTM556 - Wines of the World

Project Options and Electives (Choose one)

  • HTM598 - Consultancy Project plus three elective subjects
  • HTM599 - Research Project plus two elective subjects

Elective Subjects

  • HTM557 - Residential Study Trip
  • HTM558 - Brand Management and Communication in Wine Business
  • HTM559 - Wine Tourism
  • HTM560 - Wine Economics
  • HTM5003 - Management Practice (zero credit)

Study options

Full Time (Students can finish the MSc in 1 - 1.5 years and the PgD in 1 year. The maximum length of study for the MSc programme is 6 years, and 4 years for the PgD programme.)

Tuition fees
The fee for the MSc programme is HK $198,400. An additional fee of HK $28,900 will be charged to students who opt to attend the residential study trip.

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

Start date

Expected September 2020


School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

17 Science Museum Road,

TST East,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

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 minimum score of 600 (paper based) or 100 (iBT based) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); OR an overall band score of 7 (with 6.5 in writing) or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.

For international students

To be considered for this programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

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

Applicants who are not native English speakers, or whose bachelor's or master's degrees were awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, must provide one of the following as proof of language proficiency:

  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550 for the paper-based test, or 213 for the computer-based test, or 80 for the iBT-based test; or
  • A Band Score of at least 6.0 overall in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

About this uni

One of the top hospitality and tourism schools in the world, SHTM welcomes close to 1,400 students from all over the world.

  • Four decades of remarkable development
  • Students learn from experienced faculty
  • Constantly on top in global rankings
  • Ranked No.1 in Hospitality and Tourism Management