MA Exec (Online)

MA online

Master of Arts in Executive Hospitality Management (Online)

This online, accredited program is perfect for active professionals who want to scale up their skills. Choose the length and intensity of your studies with the Accelerated Track or Professional Track. You can connect from anywhere and at any time.

Next intake

September 09, 2024





online degree programs


Flexible and self-paced

  • Complete 6 ten-week modules in as little as 18 months
  • Connect to a global network of professionals and seasoned leaders 
  • Develop your management and leadership skills
  • Graduate with an:

Master in Executive Hospitality Management from Swiss Hotel Management School

Master of Arts in Executive Hospitality Management from the University of Derby

This online Master's program allowed me to participate in open discussions with experienced people in the hospitality industry.

Constantinos Karapinna

Operations Manager, Kanika Hotels & Resorts


This program is taught online with an optional residential week in Switzerland.


Take 2 online modules at a time


Take 1 online module at a time

6 modules


Ten weeks per module, minimum four live sessions, reading materials, online discussion forums, quizzes, and final module project


  • Forecasting and Financial Decision Making 
  • AI Technology and Data Analysis
  • Digital Sales and Marketing Strategy
  • Quality Operations and Project Management
  • Strategies for Leadership and Corporate Culture
  • Experience Mapping and Design for Sustainability


Integrated Business Project



Optional residency with graduation


Finish your studies with an optional residency on-campus in Leysin leading up to your graduation ceremony.


  • Company visits
  • Cultural and culinary experiences
  • Accommodation and meals on Leysin campus
  • Graduation and gala dinner in Switzerland

The program is designed in such a way that I can juggle work and studies at the same time.

Anna Soukup

Senior Director Quality Management, Sixt

Anna Soukup SHMS MIB

Course dates

*The dates listed below include one week for of the Academic Foundation and Integrity course, which is mandatory for new students to the online Master of Arts program.

September 09, 2024

January 13, 2025

Requirements & fees

  • Recommended minimum age of 21 years
  • A bachelor's degree (UK Bachelor (Hons) award or equivalent, with a classification of 2:2 or above), or
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in a supervisory/managerial position in the hospitality/tourism industry
  • 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)
  • An admissions interview
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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