Explore international hospitality and tourism management
The International Hospitality Management MicroMasters program offers a new way of nurturing talents for the dynamic global hospitality industry.
This program is designed to develop leaders for the global hospitality industry. You will gain in-depth knowledge about the luxury market, the latest technologies in the field, and the best marketing, human resources, and other important business practices.
You will learn through a blend of strategic perspectives and pragmatic implementation, problem identification and decision-making, as well as interdisciplinary theories and management applications.
If you want to further your education, your MicroMasters program certificate can fast track your study for the on-campus Master of Science in International Hospitality Management, International Tourism and Convention Management or International Wine Management degree at a fraction of the cost.
Leadership skills and best practices for managing human resources.
Integrated marketing management and strategies for the modern hospitality industry.
Technologies and innovations in hospitality and beyond.
Luxury product concepts, power of luxury brands, and evaluation of luxury experiences.
Courses in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University MicroMasters Program in International Hospitality Management
- Managing Human Resources in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry:-
Understand essential human resources concepts and theories and analyze contemporary issues in the management of human capital.
- Managing Marketing in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry:- Learn the latest principles and theories in marketing and how to apply them to the hospitality and tourism industry.
- Innovation and Technology Management in Tourism and Hospitality:- Learn about information and communication technologies [ICTs] and innovations in the hotel and tourism industries.
- Luxury Management:- Understand the power of a luxury brand and gain the business skills needed to provide premium goods and services within the hotel and tourism industry
Certificate & Credit pathway for The Hong Kong Polytechnic University MicroMasters Program in International Hospitality Management
MicroMasters programs are designed to offer learners a pathway to an advanced degree and can count as credit toward completing a Master’s degree program. Learners who successfully earn this MicroMasters program certificate may apply for admission to a Master’s program, and if accepted, the MicroMasters program certificate will count towards the degree.
Learners who successfully earn the MicroMasters program certificate may apply for PolyU’s on-campus Master of Science in International Hospitality Management, International Tourism and Convention Management or International Wine Management program. Once admitted, you will be able to transfer 9 of the 31 credits required to complete the full Master’s degree.
The Entrance Requirements for the Master of Science in International Hospitality Management, International Tourism and Convention Management or International Wine Management program at HKPolyU are as follows:
A Bachelor’s degree in the areas of hotel and tourism management, recreation and leisure management, business studies, management, accounting and finance, or other business and management related areas with industry work experience of not less than one year; OR
A Bachelor’s degree in areas other than those listed above, with current or past employment in the hotel and tourism industry for not less than one year; OR
Equivalent professional qualifications may also be considered.
If the applicant is not a native speaker of English, and the Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction is not English, a minimum score of 80 (Internet-based) or 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or an overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required.
Job outlook:- The demand for hospitality and tourism professionals is much higher than the supply. Tourism industry accounts for 319 million jobs in 2018, equivalent to 1 in 10 jobs in the global economy.
Exciting career opportunities include brand managers, IT professionals, human capital experts, marketing executives, and consultants.
Duration:- 8 months 6 – 8 hours per week