MSc-PgDip-PgCert International Hospitality Management

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Normally an honours degree or recognised equivalent qualification We welcome enquiries from people with substantial management experience but do not have the normal entry requirements. We may invite you for an interview to discuss your background, experience and qualifications. Our aim is to ensure you can achieve success on this masters course, but please contact us if you wish to discuss your own concerns. Through accreditation of prior learning (APL), you may be able to claim entry with credit or exemptions based on your existing qualifications, knowledge and experience. If your first language is not English you must produce evidence of competence in English such as a TOEFL test minimum mark, paper-based 550, computer-based 213, internet-based 79 or an IELTS score of 6.0.
  • Academic title
    MSc/PgDip/PgCert International Hospitality Management
  • Course description
    The hospitality industry is rapidly growing throughout the world and employment prospects of graduates are excellent. For example our graduates have gained positions with Intercontinental Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Disney, British Airways and Compass group in the USA, Australia, Spain, China, Malaysia and the UK.

    The course has an international focus as it attracts students from all around the world.

    Designed and delivered by an industry-experienced team of academic staff, this course is for people who wish to start or develop a career in the international hospitality industry.

    You explore managing international hospitality organisations and the issues involved such as • sector industry analysis • marketing • hospitality concepts and innovation • entrepreneurship and leadership • internationalisation of hospitality.

    You learn to assess your own self-development and develop your team leadership and presentation skills.

    You can work on real consultancy projects. Past examples include • franchise developments • hotel feasibility studies • catering consultancy work on nutritional standards • evaluating the market penetration strategies of multinational firms when entering foreign markets.

    We offer full-time study here in Sheffield and opportunities for work experience. You can choose to extend your studies and gain work experience by going on a work placement. This UK or overseas placement of typically 6 to 18 months helps you improve practical management skills and increase employability.

    You follow modules through postgraduate certificate and diploma levels as explained in the course content section below. If you choose the work experience option you take an extra management module and a shorter MSc dissertation or project.

    The hospitality industry offers worldwide opportunities to qualified managers.

    Associated careers

    Hospitality and tourism organisations increasingly operate at a global level. There are international career opportunities in organisations such as • food and service management • hotel corporations • conference and event organisers • restaurant groups • national tourist organisations • international tour operators • transport operators • visitor attractions • resort management • government agencies.

    Many of our students already have careers when they begin the course. After graduating, they are in an excellent position to improve their careers with their current employers.

    Course content

    • sector industry analysis • marketing • hospitality concepts and innovations • managing people • hospitality service excellence • research and consultancy project • leadership and entrepreneurship • optional module • research methods • dissertation

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