MSc International Hospitality and Events Management

1 TO 2 YEARS
Part 1 - MSc in Hospitality and Events Management
Professional practice CHF 2,212 (optional)

Students can undertake up to 44 weeks of work placements in Switzerland on completion of this programme.

Part 1 - MSc

in Hospitality and Events Management

22 Weeks

This MSc programme, offered by IMI, is suitable for those with a Bachelor’s degree qualification but limited work experience. Focusing on key strategic management skills in the hospitality and events industries, the programme offers a broad insight into operational management, planning and strategy within the international arena. There is the opportunity to undertake paid work placements, either in Switzerland or internationally, on completion of the study semesters, offering the chance for CV-enhancing, practical experience in the industry. This programme offers the perfect blend of theoretical competencies and practical insight for those looking to develop as managers in either of these international fields.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in any discipline
  • English proficiency: 6.0 IELTS or equivalent

Free Academic Consultation

We pride ourselves on offering an individual service to all our potential students. If you wish to be contacted for a free academic consultation by one of our Admissions Officers, then please complete the below form and attach your CV/resume. We will then contact you directly to discuss your options at IMI.

 

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Award

  • MSc in International Hospitality and Events Management, awarded by IMI, Switzerland
  • Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality and Events Management, awarded by the Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality, UK (pending validation)

Core units: 105 credits
Credits: 10

An investigation and analysis of contemporary strategic management through an examination of external and internal influences on the organisation of companies in the hospitality industry. Students analyse competitive forces and dynamics in successful corporate ventures through business and corporate level strategies.

Credits: 10

This unit engages students in international hospitality operations management based on industry case studies with a specific focus on the management of food and beverage, rooms divisions and ICT departments as well as an overview of key aspects of HR departments.

Credits: 20

This unit offers an overview of the creation of a new brand or business from the initial idea, through to the planning, introduction to market and actualisation. Case studies examine innovative entrepreneurs who have successfully grown global corporations and businesses.

Credits: 20

This unit focuses on the structure and organisation of the events industry and the operational knowledge required for the management of events through their various stages.

Credits: 15

This unit examines the organisation, management and running of international conference events with a focus on the latest trends seen in the industry.

Credits: 20

A critical assessement of the important role of financial and revenue management for international events firms. Key financial management concepts are examined with emphasis placed on pricing, investments, financial planning, performance and reporting, indicators, capital structure management and revenue management.

Credits: 10

Examining the operations of Human Resource teams across global companies with a specific focus on the Events industry.

Credits: 0

An introduction to the core principals and concepts of managerial accounting and basic financial management in the hospitality industry.

Credits: 0

An overview of the importance of statistical analysis, extrapolation and making business decisions based on numerical data and trends.

Credits: 0

Preparing students for their dissertation or field consulting project work and introducing stylistic and structural aspects of business writing.

Credits: 0

Guiding students on preparing, practicising and delivering professional presentations and working together in varying group sizes to deliver on set targets and goals. 

TESTIMONIALS

"The strong knowledge acquired during my studies at IMI helped me to understand how to organise events from A to Z."

Antoine Golinvaux

from Belgium , graduated in 2016

After doing a Master in Finance and Management in Belgium, I attended IMI for a Master of Science in International Events and Conference Management in 2016. I decided to go for this programme as I wanted to explore the world of events and congresses. While finishing my dissertation, I had the opportunity to complete an internship at MCI Suisse in Geneva, thanks to the support of the IMI Career Department. The strong knowledge and academic background acquired during my studies at IMI helped me to understand how to organise events from A to Z. From 2017, I got the opportunity to evolve to the post of Project Specialist in the PCO department. In this department, we organise international congresses all around the world.

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