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


Sept 2020 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$198,400 per MSc programme
HK$121,600 per PgD programme

Note: An additional fee of HK$28,900 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

 

Scholarships

The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) offers multiple scholarships to high-potential applicants/students who pursue a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Hong Kong. For details, please visit shtm.polyu.edu.hk.  

 

Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (NLS)

The NLS offers interest-bearing loans to local full-time and part-time students to cover tuition fees. These loans are not means tested, which means that there is no assessment of family income and assets. Both government-funded and self-financed students can apply before the deadline set by the government. For details, please visit www.wfsfaa.gov.hk.

 

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

Three subjects (HTM534, HTM535 and HTM539) of MSc/PgD in International Hospitality Management and four subjects (HTM520, HTM534, HTM535 and HTM545) of MSc/PgD in International Tourism and Convention Management have been included on the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) list of reimbursable courses. Eligible applicants will be reimbursed 80% of their fees, subject to a maximum sum of HK$20,000 (whichever is the less), on successful completion of a reimbursable course. For details, please visit www.wfsfaa.gov.hk.

 

Disclaimer: 

PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the amount and/or availability of scholarships at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final. 

The information presented on this page is subject to change and does not form part of any contract between the University and any person.

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 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 regions 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 over 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 taught 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 should note 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 the daytime or in block-release mode.

 

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 subject 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 (3 credits)
  • HTM544 - Strategic Management for Travel and Tourism Businesses (3 credits) 
  • HTM545 - Tourism Policy and Development (3 credits)
  • HTM561 - Business Events: Concepts, Issues and Trends (3 credits)

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 (3 credits)
  • HTM513 - China Hotel and Tourism Business Studies (3 credits)
  • HTM528 - Trends and Issues in Global Tourism (3 credits)
  • HTM532 - Event Management (3 credits) 
  • HTM540 - Hospitality and Tourism Technology and Innovation (3 credits)
  • HTM541 - Luxury Management (3 credits)
  • HTM542 - Quality Service Management for the Hospitality and Tourism Industry (three credits)
  • HTM5003 - Management Practice (no credits)

​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 of 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 (3 credits)
  • HTM555 - Wine Business Environment (3 credits)
  • HTM556 - Wines of the World (3 credits)

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

  • HTM520 - Meetings and Exhibition Management (3 credits)
  • HTM540 - Hospitality and Tourism Technology and Innovation (3 credits)
  • HTM541 - Luxury Management (3 credits)
  • HTM557 - Residential Study Trip (3 credits)
  • HTM558 - Brand Management and Communication in Wine Business (3 credits)
  • HTM560 - Wine Economics (3 credits)
  • HTM561 - Business Events: Concepts, Issues, and Trends (3 credits)
  • HTM5003 - Management Practice (no credits)

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

Entrance Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in the area 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, or 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 current and past 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. 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 required to provide a Degree Certificate (学位证书) to certify their 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. If the applicant's graduation certificate(s)/academic transcript(s) is/are not written in English, s/he should provide an official and translated copy of each graduation certificate or academic transcript in English to serve the admissions purpose. Otherwise, the application may not be considered.  
  4. 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.

Other Information

Prospective students should note 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 daytime or in block-release mode. 

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 Markus Schuckert (tel: (852) 3400 2186; email: markus.schuckert@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message


As a hospitality professional, the opportunity to pursue my MSc in International Hospitality Management at #PolyUSHTM will help me to advance my career development in the future. By joining this programme, I was able to build my connections and experience by participating in the HYATT Student Prize on behalf of the School. This was the best experience I could have had during my study. Here at #SHTM, the connections and support given by lecturers and staff members are unbelievable. Hong Kong, a city where Eastern and Western culture blends, offers a route for me to enrich my study life for my future success.


Anastasia EKAPUTRI (MSc in International Hospitality Management)



The qualitative content covered in this MSc programme allows me to gain valuable knowledge and provides me with competitive tools required for a successful career. Hong Kong is an international city fully integrated in the globalisation process. Studying in Hong Kong is the perfect match between a rich cultural experience and valuable business opportunities. #SHTM is full of resources and gathers highly qualified international teachers offering students an excellent learning experience. A land rich in opportunities, the Asian continent is booming and has become a key player in the hospitality industry worldwide.


Thibault DRUESNE (MSc in International Hospitality Management)



I decided to pursue my Master’s degree at #SHTM because it is the leading hospitality and tourism school. Its excellent academic staff are from all over the world, and my classmates are experienced industry professionals from all walks of life. Conveniently located in one of the most lively parts in Hong Kong, the School houses state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. This environment inspires me to be a self-motivated learner who understands both Eastern and Western cultures, my favourite part of Hong Kong culture. Studying at #SHTM is one of the best decisions I've made in my life. There's no better place than #SHTM if you want to broaden your horizons, build international connections and become a tourism industry expert!


Jimin LEE (MSc in International Tourism and Convention Management)



As a young industry professional, advancing my career and leaving a lasting positive imprint on the travel and tourism industry are my goals. Hence, enrolling in this programme is a big strategic step towards achieving my goal. At #SHTM, education is not business as usual. The innovative teaching techniques adopted by professors and the real-life industry experience opportunities are part of the privileges that I have been afforded at the School. This has made it possible for me to approach real industry issues creatively.


Adaobi Joy ONUIKE (MSc in International Tourism and Convention Management)



Studying International Wine Management at SHTM in Hong Kong, Asia’s wine hub, is ideal for my career plan and path. With a background in event organising, I realise that wine serves as an important bridge to bring people together, and wine tourism will be the new #MICE in the future. Offered by the leading school in hospitality and tourism management, this unique programme provides tremendous opportunities for me to explore all sorts of possibilities in terms of wine business, and how it will add merits to my team and company. The field trip to renowned wine regions of the world is essential for me to learn about all of the processes involved in wine making, which I find fruitful and fun.


Jacqueline Yu CAO (MSc in International Wine Management)



My thirst for knowledge and the challenging environment of both higher education and the hospitality industry compelled me to offer more to my students and my staff. The possibility of studying at one of the world’s leading hospitality management institutions and attending a programme taught by renowned wine industry figures, including Masters of Wine, is a unique opportunity to further my capacity as a leader, educator and researcher. This programme will definitely complement my existing knowledge and stimulate additional learning in this field.


Hugo ROBARTS BANDEIRA (MSc in International Wine Management)



Additional Documents Required


Curriculum Vitae

Personal resume (CV) is required

Personal Statement

A self-recommendation letter (or personal statement) that includes self-introduction, career aspirations and reasons for pursuing study in this programme (not more than 400 words) is required.

 

Transcript / Certificate

Graduation Certificate(s) and Academic Transcript(s) are required. 

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. If applicant's graduation certificate(s)/academic transcript(s) is/are not written in English, s/he should provide an official and translated copy of each graduation certificate or academic transcript in English to serve the admissions purpose. Otherwise, the application may not be considered.  

Others

Proof of past and current employment record(s) is/are required to demonstrate that you have obtained 1 year of work experience. 

Others

Proof of TOFEL or IELTS results to demonstrate English proficiency if you are not a native English speaker, or your bachelor's or Master's degree was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction is not English.

Else if you are a native English speaker or your Bachelor's or Master's degree is taught in English, you can submit a proof (e.g. a certifying letter provided by your institution) to pass through the required field.  

Others

At least one letter of recommendation from either your employer or university is required.


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