Master of Science Scheme in Hospitality and Tourism Management
酒店及旅遊業管理碩士組合課程


Sept 2017 Entry
Programme code: 24045

Duration & Credit Requirement


Stream Code

MSc/PgD in International Hospitality Management

  • MHF for MSc (Full-time)
  • PHF for PgD (Full-time)
  • MHP for MSc (Part-time)
  • PHP for PgD (Part-time)

MSc/PgD in International Tourism and Convention Management

  • MTF for MSc (Full-time)
  • PTF for PgD (Full-time)
  • MTP for MSc (Part-time)
  • PTP for PgD (Part-time)

MSc/PgD in International Wine Management

  • MWF for MSc (Full-time)
  • PWF for PgD (Full-time)
  • MWP for MSc (Part-time)
  • PWP for PgD (Part-time)
Mode of Study
Mixed Mode
Normal Duration

1-1.5 years for MSc (Full-time)
1 year for PgD (Full-time)
3 years for MSc (Part-time)
2 years for PgD (Part-time)

Credits Required for Graduation

31 for MSc,
19 for PgD

Fund Type
Self-Financed
Initial Registration Credits

3

Tuition Fee

HK$170,500 per MSc programme
HK$104,500 per PgD programme

Note: An additional fee of HK$25,000 will be charged to students who opt for HTM557-Residential Study Trip.

Programme Leader(s)
  • MSc/PgD in International Hospitality Management - Dr Kam Hung, PhD, CHE
  • MSc/PgD in International Tourism and Convention Management - Dr Kam Hung, PhD, CHE 
  • MSc/PgD in International Wine Management - Prof. Haiyan Song, PhD, CHE 
Remarks

Under the MSc Scheme in Hospitality and Tourism Management, prospective students should apply for admissions in one of the following programmes: 

  • MSc/PgD in International Hospitality Management
  • MSc/PgD in International Tourism and Convention Management
  • MSc/PgD in International Wine Management

Aims & Characteristics

MSc/PgD in International Hospitality Management

Programme Aims

The aim of this programme is to develop students’ knowledge and management skills in the hospitality industry through a blend of strategic perspectives and pragmatic implementation. Industry practice, management skills and research competencies are developed through interdisciplinary subject exposure, problem identification, decision-making theory and management application. Due to the global nature of the hospitality industry, this programme has an international focus while recognising the Asian context.

 

Characteristics

Students receive a flexible, global, managerial and service-oriented education, which enables them to effectively link business theories to the daily management of international hospitality businesses. To best facilitate the learning process, the programme combines practical applications with theoretical learning. Students gain the understanding, skills and latest techniques that are needed to qualify for middle to senior level positions in the industry.

 

MSc/PgD in International Tourism and Convention Management

Programme Aims

The aim of this programme is to develop students' knowledge and management skills in the tourism and convention industries through a blend of strategic perspectives and pragmatic implementations. Industry practice, management skills and research competencies are developed through interdisciplinary subject exposure, problem identification, decision-making theory and management application. Due to the global nature of the tourism and convention industry, this programme maintains an international focus while recognising the Asian context.

 

Characteristics

Students receive a flexible, global, managerial and service-oriented education, which enables them to effectively link business theories to the daily management of international tourism and convention businesses. To best facilitate the learning process, this programme combines practical applications with theoretical learning. Students gain the understanding, skills and latest techniques that are needed to qualify for middle to senior level positions in the industry.

 

MSc/PgD in International Wine Management

Programme Aims

The aim of this programme is to develop students’ knowledge and management skills in wine businesses/education through a blend of strategic perspectives and pragmatic implementation. Industry practice, management skills and research competencies are developed through interdisciplinary subject exposure, problem identification, decision-making theory and management application. Due to the global nature of the wine industry, an international focus is central to this programme, with due recognition given to the Asian context.

 

Characteristics

  • Offered in Hong Kong – Asia’s world city – by the SHTM, the programme is the first of its kind in the region.
  • The SHTM focuses on international education to meet the specific demands of a truly global industry while being based in the heart of the booming Asia-Pacific region.
  • The residential study trips give students opportunities to visit renowned wine region overseas such as Burgundy and Bordeaux to understand the best practices in wine production, trade and management with a view to increasing their international exposure and developing global networks.
  • Developed in consultation with noted wine industry figure Professor Jeannie Cho Lee, Master of Wine, and endorsed by key industry leaders.
  • Taught by leading academics and industry experts to ensure its relevance.
  • Highly flexible - the programme can be completed in 1.5 years or spread to 6 years.

Recognition & Prospects

  • The MSc/PgD in International Hospitality Management is accredited at the Management Level by the Institute of Hospitality. 
  • The School has passed the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) TedQual audit of Higher Tourism Educational Programmes and has received accreditation for the MSc/PgD in International Tourism and Convention Management.

Curriculum

Programme Structure

In compliance with immigration policy, overseas students can only apply for the full-time mode of study, whereas students from Hong Kong can opt for either the full-time or part-time mode of study. All subjects are conducted in English only. Full-time students are expected to take a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 subjects per semester, whereas part-time students need to take 1 or 2 subjects per semester. Regardless of the mode of study, prospective students must take heed that classes are usually scheduled in the evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 pm between Monday and Friday. Additional classes may be offered during day time.

 

All MSc students are required to achieve 31 credits for graduation, as follows: 

A. Programme Structure of MSc/PgD in International Hospitality Management & MSc/PgD in International Tourism and Convention Management

OPTION

WORKSHOP 

(1 CREDIT)

COMPULSORY SUBJECT 

(3 CREDITS EACH)

SPECIALISATION SUBJECT 

(3 CREDITS EACH)

RESEARCH PROJECT

(6 CREDITS)

ELECTIVE SUBJECT 

(3 CREDITS)

CONSULTANCY PROJECT

(3 CREDITS)

TOTAL CREDITS 

FOR GRADUATION

Research Component 1 subject 4 subjects 4 subjects 1 subject ---- ---- 31 credits
Non-Research Component 1 subject 4 subjects 4 subjects ---- 1 subjects 1 subject 31 credits
PgD 1 subject 3 subjects* 3 subjects* ---- ---- ---- 19 credits

 

Core Areas of Study

1. Compulsory Workshop (Common for MSc/PgD in International Hospitality Management & MSc/PgD in International Tourism and Convention Management)

  • HTM5002 - Introductory Workshop (1 credit)

2. Compulsory Subjects (Common for MSc/PgD in International Hospitality Management & MSc/PgD in International Tourism and Convention Management)

  • HTM533 - Managing Human Resources in the Hospitality & Tourism Industry (3 credits)
  • HTM534 - Managing Marketing in the Hospitality & Tourism Industry (3 credits)
  • HTM535 - Hospitality & Tourism Financial Management (3 credits)
  • HTM582 - Research Methods (3 credits)

3. Specialisation Subjects for MSc/PgD in International Hospitality Management only

  • HTM536 - Strategic Management for Hospitality Businesses (3 credits)
  • HTM537 - Design for Hospitality (3 credits)
  • HTM538 - Multi-Unit Hospitality Management (3 credits)
  • HTM539 - Hospitality Revenue Management (3 credits)

4. Specialisation Subjects for MSc/PgD in International Tourism and Convention Management only

  • HTM520 - Meetings and Exhibition Management
  • HTM524 - Convention Tourism
  • HTM544 - Strategic Management for Travel and Tourism Businesses  
  • HTM545 - Tourism Policy and Development

5. Project Options 

  • HTM598 - Consultancy Project (3 credits) or 
  • HTM599 - Research Project (6 credits)

6. Elective Subjects (Note: select one elective only if students opt for Consultancy Project)

  • HTM507 - Cultural Tourism
  • HTM513 - China Hotel and Tourism Business Studies
  • HTM528 - Trends and Issues in Global Tourism
  • HTM532 - Event Management 
  • HTM540 - Hospitality and Tourism Technology and Innovation
  • HTM541 - Luxury Management
  • HTM542 - Quality Service Management for the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • HTM543 - Communication Strategies for Hospitality and Tourism
  • BRE506  - Principles of Project Management
  • BRE562  - Project Appraisal
  • BRE572 - Real Estate Development
  • CSE508 - Environmental Impact Assessment
  • CSE544 - Sustainable Development and Environmental Planning
  • HTM5003 - Management Practice

​Note: Management Practice is an optional non-credit-bearing internship subject. 

 

B. Programme Structure of MSc/PgD in International Wine Management 

OPTION

WORKSHOP 

(1 CREDIT)

COMPULSORY SUBJECT 

(3 CREDITS EACH)

SPECIALISATION SUBJECT 

(3 CREDITS EACH)

RESEARCH PROJECT

(6 CREDITS)

ELECTIVE SUBJECT 

(3 CREDITS EACH)

CONSULTANCY PROJECT

(3 CREDITS)

TOTAL CREDITS 

FOR GRADUATION

Research Component 1 subject 3 subjects 3 subjects 1 subject 2 subjects ---- 31 credits
Non-Research Component 1 subject 3 subjects 3 subjects ---- 3 subjects 1 subject 31 credits
PgD 1 subject 2 subjects* 2 subjects* ---- 1 subject ---- 19 credits

 * PgD students can choose any 2 from 3 Specialisation Subjects and any 1 Elective Subject from the pool. 

 

Core Areas of Study

1. Compulsory Workshop  

  • HTM5002 - Introductory Workshop (1 credit)

2. Compulsory Subjects for MSc/PgD in International Wine Management only

  • HTM534 - Managing Marketing in the Hospitality & Tourism Industry (3 credits)
  • HTM535 - Hospitality & Tourism Financial Management (3 credits)
  • HTM582 - Research Methods (3 credits)

3. Specialisation Subjects for MSc/PgD in International Wine Management only

  • HTM554 - Viticulture and Oenology
  • HTM555 - Wine Business Environment
  • HTM556 - Wines of the World

4. Project Options 

  • HTM598 - Consultancy Project (3 credits) or 
  • HTM599 - Research Project (6 credits)

5. Elective Subjects for MSc/PgD in International Wine Management only

  • HTM557 - Residential Study Trip
  • HTM558 - Brand Management and Communication in Wine Business
  • HTM559 - Wine Tourism
  • HTM560 - Wine Economics
  • HTM5003 - Management Practice (zero credit)

​Note: Management Practice is an optional non-credit-bearing internship subject.

Entrance Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in the areas of hotel and tourism management, recreation and leisure management, business studies, management, accounting and finance or another business and management related area with industry work experience of not less than one year; 
    OR
  • A Bachelor's degree in an area 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.
     

Notes: 

  1. Applicants who possesses at least 6 months of work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  If accepted, students will be required to make up the shortfall of work experience by successfully completing the subject “Management Practice” prior to graduation.
  2. If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University's minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.
  3. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.
  4. Our School considers applications on a rolling basis until all places are filled. Applicants are highly encouraged to apply for admission as early as possible

 

Documents to prepare

All applicants should also submit the following documents together with a completed online application form: 

  • Personal resume (CV);
  • The graduation certificate of their undergraduate degree (see notes below);
  • Copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (see notes below);
  • Proof of employment record(s);
  • A self-recommendation letter that includes self-introduction, career aspirations and reasons for pursuing study in this programme (not more than 400 words);
  • Proof of TOFEL or IELTS results to demonstrate English proficiency;
  • At least one letter of recommendation from either their employer or university;
  • Other professional records or attainments, if any.
     

Notes

  1. Those applicants whose qualifications were attained from the Chinese mainland are required to provide their Academic Credential (学历证书) to prove that they have completed their academic learning in an institution under the Ministry of Education (MoE) system, and were admitted to the institution in accordance with the standards stipulated by the MoE.
  2. Further to the above, the applicants concerned are also required to provide a Degree Certificate (学位证书) to certify the level of academic attainment (i.e. Bachelor's, Master's or doctoral level) and to confirm that the certificate was issued by a tertiary institution approved by the MoE.

Other Information

Prospective students should take heed that classes are usually scheduled in the evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 pm between Monday and Friday.  Additional classes may be offered in the day time.

Enquiries

MSc/PgD in International Hospitality Management & MSc/PgD in International Tourism and Convention Management

For general information, please contact: 
Ms Eling Yim (tel: (852) 3400 2218; email: eling.yim@polyu.edu.hk);
or Mr Jason Chau (tel: (852) 3400 2198; email: jason.chau@polyu.edu.hk).

 

For further information on academic matters, please contact:
Dr Kam Hung (tel: (852) 3400 2258; email: kam.hung@polyu.edu.hk).

 

MSc/PgD in International Wine Management

For general information, please contact: 
Mr Jason Chau (tel: (852) 3400 2198; email: jason.chau@polyu.edu.hk);
or Miss Julianna Ching (tel: (852) 3400 2220; email: julianna.ching@polyu.edu.hk). 

 

For further information on academic matters, please contact: 
Prof. Haiyan Song (tel: (852) 3400 2286; email: haiyan.song@polyu.edu.hk);
or Dr Pearl Lin (tel: (852) 3400 2186; email: pearl.lin@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message


Over the past 10 years I have been working as a pharmacist in Vancouver, Canada. My desire for further education in a highly reputable postgraduate programme led me to the MSc in Hospitality at the SHTM. The MSc is a high-calibre professional programme offering an invaluable learning experience for both local and international students with varying work backgrounds. This innovative and challenging programme helped me to develop my management skills and provided me with the necessary tools to make a successful transition to the hospitality industry. The SHTM has created an outstanding curriculum with excellent networking opportunities and a world-leading faculty equipped with inspiring teaching styles. As I look forward to entering the hospitality work force, I would like to thank my MSc professors and classmates for all their support and the memorable moments that we shared. This has truly been a wonderful and remarkable journey that I will cherish forever.


Wayne Ka-Wing Mak (MSc International Hospitality Management)



I have worked in the tourism and hospitality industry in Zambia since 1999. As a student and an employee, I climbed the educational ladder up to the undergraduate level in 2012 at the only Tourism and Hospitality University in the country. Upon completion of my Bachelor’s degree, I thought my dream of continuing my education at a higher level was lost; however, little did I know that PolyU, the world-renowned university in tourism training, development and knowledge enhancement, was yet to offer me the rare opportunity to pursue an MSc in International Tourism and Convention Management. My first semester seemed like the final semester because of the experienced lecturers, unique methods of material presentation, level of knowledge and encouragement and the interaction of classmates from a diverse range of industries and cultural backgrounds.


Jack Kaale (MSc International Tourism and Convention Management)



What I have learned at the SHTM is much more than I initially expected! The SHTM MSc in International Wine Management programme offers diversified learning opportunities in terms of viticulture, oenology and wine business knowledge. The Professor-for-a-Day Scheme allows students to interact with professionals in the wine industry, which enhances our hands-on knowledge for future career development. What’s more, the wine tasting classes never disappoint us!


LOO Lok Yan Joanne (MSc International Wine Management)



Additional Documents Required


Curriculum Vitae

Required

Employer's Recommendation

Required

Personal Statement

Required

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Others

All applicants should also submit the following documents together with a completed online application form: 

  • Personal resume (CV);
  • The graduation certificate of their undergraduate degree (see notes below);
  • Copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (see notes below);
  • Proof of employment record(s);
  • A self-recommendation letter that includes self-introduction, career aspirations and reasons for pursuing study in this programme (not more than 400 words);
  • Proof of TOFEL or IELTS results to demonstrate English proficiency;
  • At least one letter of recommendation from either their employer or university;
  • Other professional records or attainments, if any.
     

Notes

  1. Those applicants whose qualifications were attained from the Chinese mainland are required to provide their Academic Credential (学历证书) to prove that they have completed their academic learning in an institution under the Ministry of Education (MoE) system, and were admitted to the institution in accordance with the standards stipulated by the MoE.
  2. Further to the above, the applicants concerned are also required to provide a Degree Certificate (学位证书) to certify the level of academic attainment (i.e. Bachelor's, Master's or doctoral level) and to confirm that the certificate was issued by a tertiary institution approved by the MoE.
  3. The School considers applications on a rolling basis until all places are filled. Applicants are highly encouraged to apply for admission as early as possible.

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