Taught course

MBA Hospitality Management

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · School of Business, Enterprise and Management

Entry requirements

We would normally look for applicants to have graduated with an honours degree/Masters degree with at least two years experience in a related area. Applicants with a degree without honours would need at least four years experience in a related area Applicants without a degree would need at least ten tears experience in a related area.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The QMU MBA Hospitality fulfils the University’s vision of providing an industry relevant and inter-disciplinary experience for students. We are widely recognised as a centre of excellence in hospitality and this course has been devised in consultation with employers and managers within the sector. Employers look ‘beyond the letters’ when recruiting and want employees with real-life experience so we’ve replaced the traditional dissertation with a student-centred, business focused project that allows you to investigate, design and lead a real world project. Within the hospitality sector the need for high performing groups and teams holds a particular importance. By connecting our modular structure, our course takes a clear and consistent focus on team and project dynamics, and challenges you to take on different types of roles in delivering objectives.

The teaching team who deliver the masters courses have experience of leading high profile teams within the hospitality industry and other related sectors. Our hospitality team have great passion and enthusiasm about their areas of expertise and are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with you. Your fellow students will come from a wide range of both geographical and business backgrounds, enhancing the overall experience. What our students have in common is a ‘gusto’ for the hospitality sector and a desire to learn and succeed. If you are considering applying and can add your mix of enthusiasm and ambition to the course we would be delighted to discuss entry with you. If you would like to visit QMU, please get in touch.

EXIT AWARDS: MBA (180 credits)/ PgDip (120 credits)/ PgCert (60 credits)

Information for international students

If you do not hold a recent, acceptable English language qualification you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 6.5 and no individual component score below 5.5.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

This course does NOT receive any SAAS funding, the majority of students self fund their studies or apply for a Professional Career Development Loan. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/AdultLearning/FinancialHelpForAdultLearners/CareerDevelopmentLoans/index.htm

International Funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-84 months
full time
12 months


part time
24-84 months
full time
12 months


part time
24-84 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Gemma Blackledge-Foughali
+44 (0) 131 474 0000
+44 (0) 131 474 0000