MBA International Hospitality Management

The programme details below will be applicable from August 2019 onwards. Students starting their MBA programme in an earlier term should refer to this document for the course structure.

1 TO 2 YEARS
Semester 1 - MBA in International Hospitality Management
Professional practice CHF 2,212 (optional)

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

Semester 1 - MBA

in International Hospitality Management

22 Weeks

This prestigious MBA, validated by Manchester Met., combines all the traditional elements of an MBA programme but with a strong focus on hospitality. The programme's objective is to equip students with the skills necessary for senior level management in the hospitality industry by focusing on those subjects that relate to the internationalisation of hotel and hospitality companies. The core focus is on strategic management with subjects covering strategy, finance, marketing, leadership and innovation. Students should have a good Bachelors degree and normally about 3 years work experience.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in any discipline
  • Three years of work experience
  • English proficiency: 6.5 IELTS or equivalent

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Award

  • MBA in International Hospitality Management, awarded by IMI, Switzerland
  • MBA in International Hospitality Management, awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Core units: 120 credits
Credits: 20

An introduction to a wide variety of research methods used for managerial decision making and market analysis as well as dissertation writing. From research philosophies to methodological approaches, literature review and secondary data analysis to quantitative and qualitative primary data collection and analysis.

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. 

Credits: 20

A critical assessement of the important role of financial and revenue management for international hotel firms' decision making. 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: 20

A combination of marketing strategy and a study of the impacts of IT and e-distribution on the hospitality industry. Students review the integration of marketing and service operations through an applied relationship marketing management overview. This unit covers the influences of relationship marketing through intermediaries/supply networks, e-branding and social media marketing.

Credits: 10

Explores multicultural and cross border management perspectives and prepares future managers for leadership roles in the international business environment. Analyses competitive forces and dynamics in the context of leading successful corporate ventures.

Credits: 20

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: 10

Introduces students to the economic foundations of management by analysing key microeconomic and macroeconomic issues, in relation to the international services industry.

TESTIMONIALS

"Studying and living in such a diverse community made me a better manager of my international team..."

Amit Shama-Levaillant

from Israel/Switzerland , graduated in 2005

I am very thankful for the time I spent at IMI. It was an inspiration for my entrepreneurship. There is not a single day that I do not quote Professor Gavin Caldwell... Furthermore, studying and living in such a diverse community made me a better manager of my international team. Learning marketing for specific international markets has helped me to form a Kai Sushi meal experience for the local Swiss market.

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