Master of Science


Master of Science in International Hospitality Management

Deep-dive into hospitality with this intensive academic program, whether you are a recent graduate with a hunger for more or a professional aspiring to become an exceptional hospitality manager or consultant. Stay ahead of the curve with critical knowledge, crucial skills development, and the latest trends.

Next intake

September 02, 2024


1 year



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Take your career to the next level

  • Accredited degree from the University of Derby, UK
  • Intensive academic program
  • Focus on management and leadership skills
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Master in International Hospitality Management from Swiss Hotel Management School

Master of Science in International Hospitality Management from the University of Derby


Gain the skills to manage business, operations, and people in international hotels and world-class hospitality companies. Become the Swiss Army Knife of hospitality.

Program overview


Semester 1

Core Modules

  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership
  • Managing Risk and Uncertainty
  • Strategic Directions
  • Strategic Experience Design and Operations Management
  • Innovative Technology-Driven Value Creation

Semester 1

Elective Modules

Select 2 of 4:

  • Content and Social Media Strategies
  • Data-Driven Analytics and Decision-Making Strategies
  • Strategic Hospitality Design and Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Revenue Management

Semester 2

Independent Study

Integrated business project or dissertation off-campus with tutor support. 

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

February 03, 2025

September 08, 2025

Requirements & fees

  • Postgraduate diploma from Swiss Hotel Management School, or
  • Recognized bachelor’s degree (minimum 2.2), with honors in Hospitality/Events Management, or five years of work experience at managerial/supervisory level in the industry, plus admission 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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