Taught course

International Hospitality Management

Manchester Metropolitan University · Hollings Faculty

Entry requirements

UK honours degree or international equivalent or corporate membership of a recognised professional body. Candidates with relevant management experience in the hospitality industry may be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The worldwide Hospitality industry is ever growing and always in need of highly qualified individuals to progress to senior management roles. Career opportunities exist in a varied range of sectors and this course is designed to reflect the modern marketplace. You will gain an in-depth theoretical understanding of essential managerial concepts alongside practical problem-solving skills which are critical for a successful career in the hospitality industry. You will study the global environment in which hospitality operates and the importance of multi-national management issues, giving you an insight into the way that various organisations operate.

This course seeks to provide you with an overview of the hospitality industry and the principles of strategic management in the industry. To complement and enhance your academic studies we aim to run an active programme of visiting speakers and trips into industry, giving you a real understanding of how a business operates.

Specialist studies in hospitality management include hospitality operations, hospitality business formats, the structure and characteristics of the hospitality industry, managing core products and services, and managing operational performance. You will also study essential strategic business subjects including financial management, strategic management and marketing. You will also focus on the important areas of global sustainability and governance.

A unit in research methods will help you to prepare for your 16,000 word Masters dissertation. This involves you undertaking a substantial piece of independent research into a topic of your choice, working closely with your academic supervisor. A major Food and Beverage project aims to provide you with the opportunity to work in a group on the planning, design and delivery of a real hospitality event in our training restaurants and kitchens.

Special Features

  • Internship Opportunity - if you study the course on a full-time basis, you will have the opportunity to undertake a 36-48 week internship within the hospitality industry, once you have completed the taught elements of the course.
  • Comprehensive induction week includes field trips to local businesses and attractions.
  • Involves practical group work in our training kitchens and restaurants.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

For further information please see: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-60 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations5
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Dissertation35 (16000 words)

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
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