Master of Business Administration in Hospitality Management

The MBA Hospitality Management aims to develop your knowledge and skills as a manager, and specifically the knowledge and skills required in managing hospitality organisations such as hotels, restaurants, and contract caterers. 

You will be provided with leading-edge theory and practice concerning the role of the internet in tourism and supplements this with an introduction to other key management disciplines. The course will engage you in conceptual thinking, analysis and research; however, it seeks to take you beyond the analytical emphasis of many MBA programmes and encourages you to develop and implement creative ideas and solutions to organisational issues

Programme Objective

To demonstrate a critical understanding of seminal, as well as contemporary theory and its relationship to hospitality practice.

To develop personal and professional qualities through responses to complex issues in the hospitality industry.

To gather, analyse, evaluate, and synthesise written, oral and statistical data relevant to hospitality sector.

To formulate and implement decisions based on.

To take responsibility for own work and critically reflect on the experience


Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to better manage their work or to change to one which is in the hospitality, tourism and travel industry.

Delivery Schedule
 2019 Quarter 1
28 Jan 2019 -  5 May 2019 
 2019 Quarter 2
6 May 2019 - 28 Jul 2019 
 2019 Quarter 3
29 Jul 2019 - 20 Oct 2019 
 2018 Quarter 4
21 Oct 2019 - 19 Jan 2019 
B3187 Sustainable Management of Hospitality Enterprises (EXAM) B3132 Exploring Strategy (Exam) B3133 New Enterprise Creation B3187 Sustainable Management of Hospitality Enterprises (EXAM)
B4101 Contemporary Management Challenges In Hospitality & Tourism B4116 Integrated Resorts Management B4100 International Destination Management B4101 Contemporary Management Challenges In Hospitality & Tourism
B4117 Honours Project B4117 Honours Project B4117 Honours Project B4117 Honours Project
Progression Pathway
MBA in Hospitality Management
Mode & Duration
Full-time: 12 mths
Part-time: 12 mths
29 Jan 18 / 7 May 18 / 30 Jul 18 / 22 Oct 18
One Month Prior to Intake Dates
Average Teacher-Student Ratio
Each module is assessed by academic work comprising written assignments, case study reports, essays, examination as determined by the subject profile. The assessment criterion varies from module to module and level to level. The typical assessment consists of a 40% coursework component and a 60% close book examination.
  • 1. Directing Strategy for Value Creation
    • This module develops students' understanding of contemporary strategic management challenges faced in the creation of stakeholder value, the importance of integration and their implications for organisational and managerial practices. This modules explores strategic analysis, development and engagement from a position of directing strategy for value creation. Topics include value as a basis of planning and as agent of change, strategic analysis, development and engagement, contemporary challenges, and strategy for the future interpretation of value creation.
  • 2. Financial Management
    • This module provides student with an applied and theoretical understanding of the role of financial management within organisational structures and the significance of financial decision. It facilitates understanding of different methods of raising capital, valuing businesses and how to forecast long-term trends and patterns in financial performance. Students gain an appreciation of the reporting and analytical methods necessary for good practice in the financial management of companies.
  • 3. Business Economics
    • This module enables students to apply the understanding of microeconomics and macroeconomics theories with quantitative methods to analyse business enterprises and the factors contributing to the diversity of organisational structures and the relationships of firms with labour, capital and product markets. It provides students with an appreciation of providing practical information to people who apply economics in their jobs.
  • 4. Global Issues and Challenges for Hospitality Managers
    • This module engages students to critically assess a notable issue and/or challenge, for hospitality professionals that have been evaluated, analysed and commends a range of actions with demonstrable outcomes. It facilitates the enhancement of team, group and leadership skills in planning, maintaining, evaluating and improving hospitality operations. The topics include creativity and innovation in the hospitality industry, technology, emerging markets, employability and migrant workers, and the cruise ship industry.
  • 5. Critical Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Leadership
    • This module develops students' ability to evaluate, critically consider and apply the theory and practice of leadership with specific references to the global hospitality and tourism context. Students critically evaluate a range of problems in connection with leadership and leadership style in contemporary hospitality and tourism context; apply a range of evaluative techniques, to provide solutions to these complex issues. The topics include behavioural leadership, emotional intelligence, cultural influence, gender and leadership in women, and leadership and the future.
  • 6. Introduction to Behavioural Finance
    • This module provides an introduction to a relatively new area in economics and finance that focuses on alternative theories of risk-taking behaviour and biases in information processing that influence financial decision-making. The module examines two inter-related questions: what are the psychological mechanisms of individuals
  • 7. International Marketing
    • The module addresses the challenges of leading and managing the development and refinement of organisation strategy in the shaping of international marketing context. Management and leadership, entrepreneurial knowledge and skills will also be addressed. It challenges students to create a plan for the launch of a product or service into a new international market, which requires students to conduct a detailed study and analysis of the context.
  • 8. Human Resource Management
    • This module examines the alignment of human resources with key organisational goals by drawing upon functional areas such as recruitment and selection, performance management strategic human resource management, equality and diversity, and learning and development. The module explores how organisations manage individuals and groups, and the ways in which this has been influenced by changes to the economy and wider external environment. Topics include managing people, labour market, strategic human resource management, employee development, involvement and participation in the organisation.
  • 9. Business Impact and Practice (Project)
    • This module engages the student in a focussed business project. It provides a focus of preparation, practice, reflection and development, for critical hard and soft management and leadership skills, particularly in the project environment. It facilitates and develops students


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