Programme code: AK3705
Duration: 2 years full time / up to 5 five years part time
Venue: City Campus and online for distance study
Starting date: 22 July 2013
This qualification is designed to meet the growing demand from hospitality professionals for a postgraduate qualification that has an international focus.
Flexible learning options include on campus classes and online delivery for distance students. It aims to develop capabilities in the critical evaluation and analysis of information along with the analytical ability to resolve complex issues.
Students who have staircased through undergraduate programmes and want to embark on more advanced papers in hospitality management may choose to enrol directly in the one semester Postgraduate Certificate or the one year Postgraduate Diploma.
The Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma also cater for those already in the industry who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge base at a more advanced level.
Using a strategic approach, students gain advanced knowledge and skills in the field of international hospitality management. They also have opportunities to carry out applied research. Students' paper selections depend on the option they take — thesis or dissertation.
Students complete papers covering contemporary hospitality issues, including the key areas of strategic management, human resource management and financial management.
Students also complete a paper in research methodology and then have the option of undertaking either a full year research thesis or a half year dissertation and further elective papers.
Using a strategic approach, students will gain advanced knowledge and skills in the field of international hospitality management. They will also have opportunities to carry out applied research. Students' paper selection will depend on the option they take — thesis or dissertation.
Core papers (at least 90 pts from the papers below)
169008 Critical Thinking, Analysis and Argument: Hospitality
218100 Strategic Hospitality Management: A Global Approach
219100 Human Behaviour in Hospitality Organisations
219104 Hospitality Financial Management
219213 Advanced Human Resource Management for Hospitality and Tourism
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