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Our School of Hospitality and Tourism Management offers a fresh, dynamic outlook, unsurpassed industry connections, a leading international reputation and a remarkable track record in graduate employment.
This programme combines our academic expertise with Surrey’s unmatched industry connections to provide you with an understanding of the operational, managerial and strategic issues involved in running successful hotel services worldwide.
Our Masters in International Hotel Management focuses on the operation, delivery and management of successful hotel (and hotel related) services worldwide.
An integral aim of the programme is to encourage you to consider hospitality management from a range of perspectives.
Successful hotels are increasingly recognising that they can thrive and gain real competitive advantage from the effective management of assets, competences and capabilities.
Through this programme, you will gain the ability to identify and understand the key decisions facing hospitality managers, as well as evaluate alternative approaches to the management of the areas mentioned above.
This programme is studied full-time over one academic year. It consists of eight taught modules and a dissertation.
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.
The programme aims to provide a high quality, vocational education which is intellectually rigorous and up-to- date, as well as relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and other professionals in the hospitality industry.
In addition to subject-specific knowledge, the programmes aim to develop generic management skills necessary to be effective in todays’ challenging business environment.
The programme has a business management orientation related to the hospitality sector and draws upon a range of cognate areas of study to explain and analyse the particular sector. It takes an integrated approach so as to provide a coherent exploration of the inter-relationships between the various components.
In addition, by way of elective modules, students on the programme can specialise in particular aspects relevant to their backgrounds, interests and aspirations.
The programme is international in scope and coverage, and lecturers draw upon the most recent research to inform their teaching. The programme aims to develop students as independent and reflective learners, able to continue their learning once in their chosen professions in the hospitality industry.
Upon completion of the programme, students will gain:
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Students will gain an ability to identify modifications to existing knowledge structures and theoretical frameworks and therefore to propose new problems
Studdents will complete the programme with a range of generic skills relevant to the needs of managers, particularly in oral and written communication, computing/IT literacy, critical reasoning, data analysis, organisation and planning, problem solving, independent and group working
Students will have an awareness of ethical dilemmas likely to arise in professional practice
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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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.