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MA in Entrepreneurship for the Global Hospitality and Tourism Industry

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Master of Arts: a 1-year overview

Discover an overview of the Master Arts in Entrepreneurship for the Global Hospitality and Tourism Industry below. Contact us for our brochure with full course details or for any further information.

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Master of Arts in Entrepreneurship for the Global Hospitality and Tourism Industry awarded by University of Derby, UK
Master of Arts in Entrepreneurship for the Global Hospitality and Tourism Industry at César Ritz Colleges
Master of Arts in Entrepreneurship for the Global Hospitality and Tourism Industry in Switzerland

Master of Arts in Entrepreneurship for the Global Hospitality and Tourism Industry

The MA in Entrepreneurship for the Global Hospitality and Tourism Industry provides a contemporary curriculum to prepare the future hospitality managers who are entrepreneurially inclined to be ready to start up a new business.

Accredited by the University of Derby, students will graduate ready to launch and maintain a sustainable and profitable business within a challenging global environment.

6 months

4-6 months

Consultancy Project

Brig Campus
2 academic terms
(1 term: 11 weeks)

Internship in Switzerland or worldwide

Off Campus

Master of Arts in Entrepreneurship for the Global Hospitality and Tourism Industry awarded by University of Derby, UK

Year 1

Terms 1 & 2


Term 1 (11 weeks)

  • Business Research Methods
    • This module is designed to provide students with the knowledge and an understanding to conduct research projects. It will address ethical considerations to be taken, discuss the appropriateness of various methods of data collection, and introduce the students to means of quantitative and qualitative data analysis. The teaching and learning strategies will include lectures, seminars and tutorials, with the use of case study material to illustrate the practical application of research methods in the context of the hospitality and tourism industries.
  • Hospitality Industry Operations & Trends
    • This module is designed to provide students with the concepts and tools necessary to manage a hospitality operation effectively while analysing trends in a challenging global environment. The course is also designed to provide entrepreneurially inclined students with the foundation to open their own hospitality business.
  • Corporate Finance & Managerial Decision Making
    • This module is designed to improve students’ critical thinking skills relative to hospitality financial management, at corporate level and assist students to understand, analyse, and take decisions about financial information obtained from firm financial statements and the global market place.
  • Innovation Management: Transforming Ideas in Successful Businesses
    • This module aims to expose students to the dynamics of industries driven by innovation, and to think strategically about innovation and new product development and deployment. In this course the role of innovation is explored in relation to the success of the firm, especially with regard to how a manager can speed up the process of innovation, make correct assessments of strategic direction, coordinate resources and transform ideas into successful businesses.
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship for Hospitality and Tourism
    • This module is designed to focus on the design and development of an innovative hospitality or tourism business models and how to create and deliver customer value while making sustainable profits. The purpose of the course is to familiarize students with the current state and trends in the design of hospitality and tourism business models and value propositions.
  • Language 1: French / German
    • This module is designed to introduce students to reading, writing and speaking, largely in preparation for Internship. The goal of these courses is to develop a strong foundation for language study skills, and cultural understanding. Activities are centred on the skills of speaking, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, and writing.

Term 2 (11 weeks)

  • Advanced Marketing Management & Strategy
    • This module is designed to draw from current business periodicals to raise awareness of what is happening in the marketing environment and how trends and events in both micro and macro level affect industry and markets and effectiveness of strategies that marketers employ. Students will be able to understand and evaluate what globalisation means to hospitality and tourism managers and the changes that have resulted from the expansion of global business.
  • Crisis and Risk Management: Managing in Times of Uncertainty
    • This module is designed to provide students with a thorough grounding in risk management theory and its application to real world problems in tourism and hospitality. Students will have the opportunity to engage in a wide-ranging interdisciplinary analysis of the extent, effects and explanations of crisis and disaster, and the use of risk theory. Students will develop skills in evaluating information critically, communicating ideas clearly, undertaking advanced conceptual analysis, understanding and applying theories and models, using information sources effectively, reporting and interpreting research critically and developing new approaches to problem solving in times of uncertainty.
  • International Business and Negotiations
    • This module is designed to provide students with an understanding of the principles of effective negotiations and how these can be applied in the international business negotiations. It enables the student to use a structured approach to analyse international negotiations, and prepares them for becoming valuable members of business negotiation teams in the world of tourism ands hospitality.
  • Leading Success Through Human Capital
    • This module is designed to appraise and compare the human resource management functions to make staffing decisions in general and suitable for the global hospitality and tourism industries. It will enable the students to acquire operational as well as strategic knowledge about human capital to lead a business successfully.
  • Business Sustainability in Hospitality and Tourism
    • This module is designed to discuss the new ways of designing and managing a business by keeping sustainability at the core of the operations. Creating added value and competitive edge, by looking at the service operations from a sustainability point of view will allow the students be ready to incorporate this important concept later on in their business set-ups.
  • Language 2: French / German
    • This module is designed to introduce students to reading, writing and speaking, largely in preparation for Internship. The goal of these courses is to develop a strong foundation for language study skills, and cultural understanding. Activities are centred on the skills of speaking, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, and writing.

Internship (4-6 months)

  • Practical Experience
    • Worldwide internship (local conditions apply) or paid in Switzerland in the hospitality industry

      Minimum monthly gross salary in Switzerland: CHF 2,172.-

Consultancy Project

  • Formulation of Business plan/dissertation
    • This module is designed to allow students to conduct research and produce a business plan for tourism or hospitality related business. The module includes analytical, strategic as well as financial aspects of successful business planning. The module allows the students to get a thorough understanding of the challenges in Entrepreneurship and Business Planning by combining strategic and analytical approaches, and the creation of financial models for a business.

Students will graduate with:

  • Master of Arts in Entrepreneurship for the Global Hospitality and Tourism Industry awarded by University of Derby, UK
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