Master of Arts


Master of Arts in International Hospitality Business Management

Draw from your previous study and work experience in another industry and become a leader in the world of hospitality. This one-year master’s program provides you with hands-on learning and a solid foundation in hotel business management theory.

Next intake

September 02, 2024


1 year




Refine your career, define your life

  • Accredited degree from the University of Derby, UK
  • 3 specializations to choose from
  • Practical, hands-on learning
  • Integrated business project
  • Graduate with a:

Master in International Hospitality Business Management from Swiss Hotel Management School

Master of Arts in International Hospitality Business Management from the University of Derby


This one-year program is for professionals who want to create and upscale their career in international hospitality business management. 


Specialization 1

Hotel Management

This specialization combines practical, hands-on hotel management experience with the latest thinking in operations, marketing, talent development and leadership, bespoke career support, and unique industry access.

  • Event Management
  • Current Trends in Hospitality
  • Strategic Revenue and Financial Management

Specialization 2

Luxury Brand Management

This specialization offers a solid understanding of the luxury world, taking into consideration the perception of new consumers, challenges for retail environment, as well as online services.

  • The Craft of Excellence
  • Strategic Luxury Brand Management
  • The Modern Luxury Consumer


Event Management

This specialization equips you to host any type of event, by planning and managing everything from A to Z and helping you achieve event goals.

  • Event Management
  • International MICE Management
  • Festival and Digital Event Innovation

Program overview


Semester 1

Shared courses

  • Hotel Operations Management
  • Food & Beverage Management​
  • Developing Business Leadership Skills​
  • Wine and Beverage Management​
  • Marketing Management​​
  • Evidence-Based Learning
  • Chosen specialization (see below)

Semester 2

Independent study

  • Integrated business project
  • (optional) Worldwide internship

The industry's school of choice

Our unique partnerships and internship opportunities open doors to some of the world’s top players. Get invaluable real-world experience, connect with people at the heart of the business, and learn from the greats–both in the classroom and in the workplace. The curriculum is informed by the industry and supports your employability and career development.

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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.

September 02, 2024

November 04, 2024

February 03, 2025

Requirements & fees

  • Recommended minimum age of 21 years
  • Postgraduate diploma from any SEG school with an internship or recognized bachelor’s degree (minimum 2.2 Hons) in any discipline or five years of work experience at managerial/ supervisory level in the hospitality industry, plus admissions interview.
  • English language proficiency of IELTS academic module 6.0 or TOEFL iBT 60 or equivalent. If you don't meet the required english 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).
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 language assessment 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 not be charged an additional fee.

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