Hotel Investment and Asset Management MSc

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Why Surrey?

Our pioneering MSc Hotel Investment and Asset Management programme will address the current, and emerging, real-world challenges facing the hotel sector.

The programme offers high-quality teaching that is intellectually rigorous and highly relevant to the needs of managers, executives and professionals in the contemporary hospitality industry.

Programme overview

Our MSc Hotel Investment and Asset Management is the only programme of its type in the UK, and is delivered by the UKs number one provider of programmes in hospitality, events and tourism.

As the industry has evolved, a growing chasm of expertise has emerged between those who own and operate hotels. Our new and innovative programme will equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to bridge the increasingly common gap.

The programme offers international and business management perspectives, as well as the opportunity for students to draw upon the School’s world-leading research activities for the most up-to-date learnings.

Programme structure

This programme is studied full-time over one academic year and part-time students must study at least two taught technical modules per academic year.

Example module list

The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

  • Research Methods
  • Hotel Investment and Finance
  • Strategic Marketing and Brand Management
  • Hotel Facilities – Development and Management
  • Business Plan for Hospitality and Tourism
  • Hotel Asset Management
  • Revenue Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (Hospitality)
  • Project Management
  • Current Issues in Hotel Development and Management
  • Hotel Design
  • Strategic Management of Hotel Companies
  • Business Plan or Dissertation

Educational aims of the programme

  • To provide a high-quality education that is intellectually rigorous, up-to-date, and relevant to the needs of future managers, executives and professionals in the Hospitality Industry
  • To deliver a business management orientation related to the hotel business, and draw on a range of cognate areas of study to explain and analyse this particular sector
  • To pursue an integrated approach as to provide a coherent view that explores the interrelationships between the various components of the programme
  • To offer elective modules, allowing students to pursue an extra element of specialisation relevant to their backgrounds, interests and/or career aspirations
  • To explore an international perspective both in scope and coverage
  • To utilise up-to-date information that draws on the stimulus of the School’s recent research activities
  • To provide students with the basis for developing their own approach to learning and personal development

Programme learning outcomes

Following completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the development, characteristics, issues and influences relevant to strategic hotel management
  • Analyse and debate theoretical and applied knowledge in the management, operation, organisation and provision of hotels
  • Evaluate critically a wide range of approaches and techniques relevant to the strategic management of hotels
  • Evaluate outcomes and accurately assess/report on their own/others work with justification and relate them to existing knowledge structures and methodologies
  • Demonstrate high level learning and problem solving skills
  • Conduct research and produce a high quality report: this includes the ability to select, define and focus upon and issue at an appropriate level; to develop and apply relevant and sound methodologies; to analyse the issue; to develop recommendations and logical conclusions; to be aware of the limitations of research work
  • Identify modifications to existing knowledge structures and theoretical frameworks and to propose new areas for investigations/ new problems / new or alternative applications and methodological approaches
  • Display a range of skills relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and professionals irrespective of their sector of operation, particularly in the areas of analysis and synthesis, communication and presentation skills, computing skills, critical reasoning, data analysis, organisation and planning, report and essay writing skills, interactive and group skills, research skills
  • Handle ethical dilemmas likely to arise in management, research and professional practice and to formulate solutions in dialogue with peers, clients, mentors and others

Knowledge and understanding

Following completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the development, characteristics, issues and influences relevant to strategic hotel management
  • Analyse and debate theoretical and applied knowledge in the management, operation, organisation and provision of hotel
  • Evaluate critically a wide range of approaches and techniques relevant to the strategic management of hotels
  • Evaluate outcomes and accurately assess/report on their own/others work with justification and relate them to existing knowledge structures and methodologies

Intellectual / cognitive skills

Following completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate high level learning and problem solving skills
  • Conduct research and produce a high quality report: this includes the ability to select, define and focus upon and issue at an appropriate level; to develop and apply relevant and sound methodologies; to analyse the issue; to develop recommendations and logical conclusions; to be aware of the limitations of research work
  • Identify modifications to existing knowledge structures and theoretical frameworks and to propose new areas for investigations/ new problems / new or alternative applications and methodological approaches

Professional practical skills

Following completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  • Handle ethical dilemmas likely to arise in management, research and professional practice and to formulate solutions in dialogue with peers, clients, mentors and others

Key / transferable skills

Following completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  • Display a range of skills relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and professionals irrespective of their sector of operation, particularly in the areas of analysis and synthesis, communication and presentation skills, computing skills, critical reasoning, data analysis, organisation and planning, report and essay writing skills, interactive and group skills, research skills.

Global opportunities

We often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.

In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.

Learn more about opportunities that might be available for this particular programme by using our student exchanges search tool.

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Programme leader

Ms Angela O'Reilly

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General enquiries:

+44 (0)1483 681 681

Admissions enquiries:

+44-(0)1483-682-222

admissions@surrey.ac.uk

Programme facts

Type of programme:

MSc *

Programme length:

  • Full-time: 12 months

Start date:

Sep 2017

* Subject to validation

Subject to validation

This programme is subject to approval. This means that it has received initial agreement from the University and is currently undergoing a detailed final approval exercise, through the University’s quality assurance processes. These processes are a requirement for all Higher Education Institutions within the UK, to ensure that programmes are of the highest standard. Occasionally there may be instances where the University may delay or not approve the introduction of the programme. In these instances applicants will be informed by no later than 5 August.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelors degree (UK 2:1 or above) or equivalent qualification from a British or overseas university. There will be no specific requirement for students to have a first degree in Hospitality.

Relevant work experience could be an additional benefit where applicants have not reached the standard entry requirements, although it is not an admissions requirement for this particular degree programme. Higher level professional qualifications may also be accepted. Each applicant is assessed on their own merit.

It is recommended that applicants have an existing background in Hospitality, either through their first degree or through work experience.

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English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent)

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Fees

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time Sep 2017 £9,500 £19,000

Please note these fees are for the academic year 2017/2018 only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.

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Discounts for Surrey graduates

Thinking of continuing your education at Surrey? As an alumnus of Surrey you may be eligible for a ten per cent discount on our taught Masters programme fees. Learn more.

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Disclaimer

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

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