MSc in Global Hospitality Business - Poly U
Level of study: Graduate
Type of program: Master of Science (MSc)
China, S.A.R. / Hong Kong
Other locations: Lausanne, Switzerland & Houston, USA
Program Description
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The programme aim is to develop global hospitality managers with a regional awareness derived from first-hand business experience. While balancing the arts and sciences of hospitality, they will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to excel in a multicultural environment.
Students will learn from faculty with international background, be immersed in the culture and business practices of each continent, and attend numerous professional seminars.
Students will join a talented cohort from across the globe to develop their hospitable attitude and construct their management toolbox while enjoying an exceptional proximity to buoyant markets and industry leaders.
A particular high point will be the completion of a real-life consultancy capstone project assigned by our industry partners. Multi-cultural team of three to four students will be formed for each project working across a span of 18 months.
Students will experience three world-class campuses and research centres and access three outstanding alumni networks. While gaining exposure to the latest trends in the hospitality and service industries, they will refine their career plans and shape their global perspectives.
Upon graduation, students of this exceptional programme will receive the MSc in Global Hospitality Business degree awarded by their home institution and a “Certificate of Completion” issued by the other two partner institutions.
Compulsory Subjects taken at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) (1st semester)
Hospitality Business Strategies in Europe, Middle East & Africa (3 credits)
Hospitality Real Estate Finance & Investments (3 credits)
Advanced Corporate Finance & Concepts of International Finance (3 credits)
Business Research Methods & Project Management Tools (3 credits)
Compulsory Subjects taken at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (2nd semester)
Marketing Management in the Hospitality & Tourism Industry (3 credits)
Revenue Management in Hospitality Industry (3 credits)
Quality Service Management for the Hospitality & Tourism Industry (3 credits)
Hospitality Business Strategies in Asia - China Hotel & Tourism Business Studies (3 credits)
Capstone Consulting Project (6 credits)
Compulsory Subjects taken at University of Houston (UH) (3rd semester)
Hospitality Business Strategies in the Americas & the Caribbean (3 credits)
Innovative Hospitality Technologies (3 credits)
Organisational Behaviour & Hospitality Leadership Strategies (3 credits)
Elective (3 credits)
The credits required for graduation are 36 only. Students are expected to apply for transferring any 9 out of 12 credits which are taken at EHL and UH respectively to PolyU. To this end, there will be 18 out of 36 credits transferred from the said institutions to PolyU.      
Capstone Consulting Project carries 6 credits. A multi-cultural team of 3 to 4 students will work together for the project. This project is considered as a subject taken at PolyU.
1-2 subjects offered at PolyU may be taught in the summer term. 
Master of Science in Global Hospitality Business
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Program includes semesters abroad, in Lausanne, Switzerland (EHL) and in Houston, Texas, USA (UH).

The programme has been sought with support from the industry, as follows:  

Accor • Bench Events • Candrian Catering • citizenM hotels • Dorchester Collection • Dusit International • Fairmont Raffles Hotels International • Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts • Groupe Laurent-Perrier • Harilela Hotels • Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre • Hong Thai Travel Services • Hyatt International • Jumeirah Group • Marco Polo Hotels • Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts • Pacific Asia Travel Association • Regal Hotels International • Rhombus International Hotels Group • Servair • STR • Swiss International Air Lines • Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts • The Indian Hotels Company • Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong • Worldhotels • Yue Hwa Chinese Products Emporium

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