Master in Hospitality Management

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Master of Arts in International Hospitality Business Management

Designed for future leaders, this Master of Arts will teach you how to manage the complexity of worldwide operations with the local touch that makes for exceptional customer experiences.

Next intake

September 5, 2022


1 year





Career changer

  • Learn the theory & apply newly acquired knowledge and skills 
  •  Hands-on journey that concludes with an industry 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. 

Program overview


Semester 1

  • 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

Worldwide internship

Integrated business project


Semester 1

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

Semester 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.

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

Semester 1

Business Analytics & Decision Making

Positioned at the intersection between data science, statistics, and management, Business Analytics consists of using data to inform strategic decision making under uncertainty and to optimize business processes. 

  • Data Analytics and Statistics
  • Quantitative Tools from Management Science
  • Decision and Risk Analysis

Semester 1

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

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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 05, 2022

November 07, 2022

February 06, 2023

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 6.0 or TOEFL iBT 67-74 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 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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Start your international career in hospitality business management