Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management | Hospitality Management Master

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Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Master your managerial mindset

Next intake

October 2022

Duration

1 year

Location

Montreux

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Secure your future management position

  • Strengthen your existing knowledge of the tourism industry and gain the entrepreneurial mindset you need to take your career to the next level.
  • Tailor your study by choosing from a range of specializations created with industry leaders.
  • Benefit from a six-month internship organized and certified by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) International Centre Switzerland.
  • Graduate with a:

Master of Arts in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Structure

In your final term, your internship (organized and certified by UNWTO International Centre Switzerland ) will help you develop a professional network and find potential career opportunities.

Year 1

Develop your managerial and entrepreneurial skills

Montreux

Rather than the typical topics, like room division and food & beverage, the focus of our curriculum is applying an entrepreneurial mindset to high-end tourism management. Learn to think differently about management with industry-endorsed specializations and top internships.

TERM 1 (11 WEEKS)

  • Organizational Behaviour in International Contexts I
  • Strategic Management and Marketing I
  • Destination Management I
  • Advanced Research Methods I
  • Digital Tourism and Hospitality I
  • International Tourism Policy and Development
  • Language (French, German, or Spanish)

 

TERM 2 (11 WEEKS)

  • Organizational Behaviour in International Contexts II
  • Strategic Management and Marketing II
  • Destination Management II
  • Advanced Research Methods II
  • Digital Tourism and Hospitality II
  • International Tourism Policy and Development 
  • Language (French, German, or Spanish)

TERM 3 Internship & Final Project

  • Internship in Switzerland or worldwide (4-6 months)
  • Research Report
  • Consultancy Report (15 weeks, 12,000-word project, with support of their own academic supervisor)

Specializations

In term 1, choose from one of our diverse specializations, organized by UNWTO International Centre Switzerland  and endorsed by some of the world’s most respected business and industry leaders. 

International Cruise Line Management

Health Tourism Management

Regional Destination Management

Sustainable Tourism

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Start your Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management today

Next intakes

We highly recommend applying early. If you need a student visa, please be sure to allow 8 – 12 weeks between application and program start date.

October 03, 2022

Requirements & Fees

  • Recommended minimum age of 21 years
  • Postgraduate level 6 diploma from a hotel management school, or recognized bachelor’s degree with honors in hospitality in a related subject, or five years of supervisory experience in the hospitality industry.
  • OTHM level 6 degree holders may be fast-tracked into the program.
  • English language proficiency of TOEFL iBT 67-74 or IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you don't have the required language level, you can improve your language and study skills with our English Foundation Program. Please note that if you require a visa, Swiss authorities need to be provided with a valid TOEFL or IELTS score (not older than one year). If you have completed the OTHM Level 6 these requirements do not apply.
  • Advance Learning Program: Taking university level coursework requires that you meet the demands of lectures, seminars, and assignments. If English is not your first language, you are required to complete a short screening test during the induction period. If you do not meet the minimum level for your academic program, you will be required to participate in the Advance Learning Program which runs in parallel to your regular studies and supports your academic progression. Students who benefit from this program will be charged an additional fee.

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