Master of International Hospitality Management

Hospitality management is a skill-set required the world over. The Master of International Hospitality Management focuses on this important area of the industry and empowers students with the knowledge they need to succeed.
  • This Master of International Hospitality Management caters for the growing demand from hospitality professionals for a postgraduate qualification that has an international focus.
  • The programme develops capabilities in the critical evaluation and analysis of information along with the analytical ability to resolve complex issues.
  • 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.

Programme code: AK3705
Level: 9
Points: 240
Duration: 2 years full time / up to 5 five years part time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 29 February 2016 / 18 July 2016

Entry requirements

  • Guidelines to entry
  • One of the following with a B grade average or higher in level 7 papers:
    • Bachelor of International Hospitality Management
    • Graduate Diploma in International Hospitality Management
  • Applicants may be required to submit examples of previous academic work and/or to attend a selection interview.

Structure and content

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.

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 90pts from the papers below)
COMM800 Critical Thinking, Analysis and Argument: Hospitality
218100  Strategic Hospitality Management: A Global Approach
HOSP806 Human Behaviour in Hospitality Organisations
HOSP802 Hospitality Financial Management: A Strategic Approach
219213 Advanced Human Resource Management for Hospitality and Tourism

Research methods (15pts from the papers below)
MGMT801 Research Design
MGMT802 Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis
MGMT803 Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis

Electives
TOUR801 Tourism Management and Entrepreneurship
TOUR802 Coastal and Marine Tourism
TOUR803 Asian Tourism
TOUR810 Directed Reading
TOUR804 Consumer Perspectives in Tourism
289702 Social Research Design and Analysis
TOUR807 Special Topic in Tourism I
TOUR806 Contemporary Issues in Tourism

and either:
219600  MIHM Dissertation

or:
219500  MIHM Thesis

Career opportunities

  • Senior level positions in the New Zealand and international hospitality industry.

Last updated: 17-Aug-2015 1.24pm

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