MSc in International Management and Leadership with Hospitality

The MSc International Management and Leadership with Hospitality programme is a 12 month programme designed as a career entry general masters course, primarily for students with little or no business, management or leadership experience.

The focus of the programme emerges from a commitment to make a distinctive contribution in the field of hospitality and management education and to wider society, by offering an accessible, contemporary and practical student-centred programme. The programme seeks to develop graduates: who can identify the need for, and then lead change; who understand the importance and strategic value of sustainable, long term solutions; who are creative, entrepreneurial and flexible practitioners, with a truly international perspective; and who are sensitive to wider societal impacts and responsibilities.

One of the primary goals of the programme is to place the student at the centre of the learning process and empower them to take increasing ownership of the learning experience. This approach encourages the practices of critical and reflective thinking throughout the programme and is exemplified in the Community Impact and Practice module.

Programme Objective

Demonstrate, through practice, knowledge of how strategies for research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in hospitality management and leadership.

Systematically and critically evaluate the practices, research and  scholarship in hospitality management and leadership.

Critically evaluate, interrelate and apply knowledge and processes   relevant to hospitality management and leadership.

Exercise responsibility, initiative and self-direction to support and further develop independent study and professional development.

Contribute to the development of management and leadership within hospitality.

Identify, critically analyse and respond creatively to complex problems that are specific to the hospitality industry.

Demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, understanding and practices in dealing with complex issues in hospitality operations;

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 
 2019 Quarter 4
21 Oct 2019 - 19 Jan 2019 
BM083 Critical Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Leadership  BM017 International Marketing BM020 Organisational Behaviour  BM008 Global Issues & Challenges for Hospitality Managers
BM074 Introduction to Behavioural Finance  BM085 Strategic Management  BM075 Introduction to Management Accounting and Finance (EXAM) BM096 Contemporary Issues in  International Management 
BM077 Community Impact and Practice BM077 Community Impact and Practice BM077 Community Impact and Practice BM077 Community Impact and Practice
Progression Pathway
MSc in International Management and Leadership with Hospitality
Mode & Duration
Full-time: 12 mths
Part-time: 12 mths
Jan / May / Jul / Oct


One Month Prior to Intake Dates
Average Teacher-Student Ratio
  • 1. Introduction to Management Accounting and Finance
    • This module provides an understanding to the concepts and analytical techniques in management accounting that can provide relevant information for managerial decision-making in planning and controlling the firm
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Strategic Management
    • This module provides an overview of strategic management, the strategic planning process and what it means to be able to think and act strategically. The module focuses on understanding the use, value and limitations of key models, tools and frameworks, and how the outputs of these can be used as helpful inputs to the strategic decision-making process. Topics include value creation, competitive advantage, organisational design and change, and managing innovation, creativity and knowledge.
  • 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. Organisational Behaviour
    • This module clarifies how organisational behaviour (OB) and management are similar disciplines and also exposes students to the different ways to measure job satisfaction. It equips students with the knowledge of various organisational designs and new forms of service driven organisations, as well as organisational culture and change.
  • 7. Contemporary Issues in International Management
    • This module engages students in a critical exploration of the principal theories, concepts and principles of global management. Students learn to examine in critical perspective the practice of management through an engagement with a range of contemporary issues in management across different organisational and cultural contexts. Students will critically analyse issues and specific case studies, which are at the forefront of the study of international management and to critically review and consolidate knowledge and thinking in relation to management.
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. Community Impact and Practice
    • This module facilitates and develops students appreciation of the importance of community, sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics through leadership, development and participation within communities and enable them to engage in community based projects with socially responsible objectives and to investigate, define, plan, negotiate and lead a community project. At the heart of this module lies the firm belief that the responsibility of leaders and managers does not stop at an organisational level, but includes the responsibility to individuals, communities and society as a whole.

Our Campus

9 Ah Hood Road
Singapore 329975
Tel: (65) 6252 5500

Operation Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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