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MIB/MSc in International Hospitality Management

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MIB/MSc: a 2-year overview

Discover an overview of the Master of International Business/Master of Science in Hospitality Management below. Contact us for our brochure with full course details or for any further information.

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Entry Requirements Dates & Deadlines
   
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Master of Science in International Hospitality Management awarded by University of Derby, UK
Master of Science in International Hospitality Management at César Ritz Colleges
Master of Science in International Hospitality Management in Switzerland

Master of International Business/Master of Science in Hospitality Management Degree

The Master of International Business in Hospitality Management, validated by the University of Derby (UK), is an academically rigorous programme and hospitality training that develops critical thinking and the problem-solving skills required for management level positions. This master in hospitality management is designed to expand candidates’ aspirations in management development, consultancy, research, education and training and is the foundation for continuing onto a Ph.D.

9 months

4-6 months

6 months

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

Paid internship in Switzerland or worldwide

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

Master of International Business in Hospitality Management awarded by César Ritz Colleges
Master of Science in International Hospitality Management awarded by University of Derby, UK

 

Year 1

Terms 1-2-3


Term 1 (11 weeks)

  • Food and Beverage Service Management
    • Inclusive of: Operations, Event Management, Menu Planning and Budgeting, Food Quality and Safety
      This unit has been designed to allow students develop their Food and Beverage Management Skills through coursework and live food and beverage events.
  • Information Technology and E-Business
    • In this unit, synthesis of business management practices and information technology (IT) are considered. Essentially, the success of a hospitality and tourism organisation is attributed to its business model. Emergence of the knowledge society and knowledge-based economy makes it imperative to incorporate and integrate managing information systems with hospitality and tourism business management.
  • Language 1
    • Students that choose to do an optional internship at the end of Term 3 must complete 3 levels of either French or German.

 

Term 2 (11 weeks)

  • Management Accounting and Finance
    • This unit explores all the relevant financial and accounting regulations and procedures relevant to non-accountants.
  • Consumer Behaviour and Strategic Marketing
    • In this unit, students are encouraged to develop a realistic approach to marketing and business problems by conceiving of their own services marketing situation, for which they must elaborate a fact-based environmental context and which they will use to apply the marketing and strategy theories and models presented during contact hours and in the readings.
  • Language 2
    • Students that choose to do an optional internship at the end of Term 3 must complete 3 levels of either French or German.
  • Elective (Optional)
    • See table on elective options at the bottom of the page. Electives may vary each term and are subject to availability.

 

Term 3 (11 weeks)

  • Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour
    • This unit appraises and compares the human resource management functions to make staffing decisions in general that are suitable for the hospitality and tourism industries.
  • Research Methods
    • This unit acts as the foundation for the Dissertation and Business Plan and raises the importance of research and analyses in the business world.
  • Language 3
    • Students that choose to do an optional internship at the end of Term 3 must complete 3 levels of either French or German.
  • Elective (Optional)
    • See table on elective options at the bottom of the page. Electives may vary each term and are subject to availability.

 

Internship (4-6 months)

  • Practical Experience
     
    • Paid internship in the hospitality industry in Switzerland or worldwide

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

 

Year 2

Terms 4-5


Term 4 (11 weeks)

  • Dissertation Part 1
    • The dissertation normally involves both desk research and empirical enquiry into the chosen topic and is concerned primarily with reviewing the pertinent literature to put the study into context, analyzing and evaluating data, drawing valid conclusions and making appropriate recommendations for future research and application of the findings in industry. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of reflection upon the theoretical implications and practical applications of their research. A 15,000-word essay is supervised by a faculty member.
  • Elective (Optional)
    • See table on elective options at the bottom of the page. Electives may vary each term and are subject to availability.

 

Term 5 (11 weeks)

  • Dissertation Part 2
    • Completion of the 15,000-word dissertation (on or off campus) with a final assessment by the University of Derby exam board.
  • Elective (Optional)
    • See table on elective options at the bottom of the page. Electives may vary each term and are subject to availability.
  • Elective (Optional)
    • See table on elective options at the bottom of the page. Electives may vary each term and are subject to availability.

 

Electives

International Business

  • International Business
  • Global E-Commerce
  • Revenue Management
  • Marketing Strategy and Development
  • Destination Marketing
  • Front Office Operations

Business Start-Up

  • Entrepreneurship: Starting your Own Business
  • The Art of Business Negotiation
  

Culinary Trends in partnership with the
Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland

  • Food Media
  • Culinary Trends and Gastronomy
  • Advanced Wine and Beverage Management

Tourism and Sustainability
Management

  • Contemporary Issues in International Tourism
  • Sustainable Tourism Ventures
  • Strategic Tourism Management

 

The above electives are for all Master programmes and may vary each term and are subject to availability.

Students will graduate with:

  • Master of International Business in Hospitality Management awarded by César Ritz Colleges
  • Master of Science in International Hospitality Management awarded by University of Derby, UK
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