- There is a practical project instead of a dissertation. Students are challenged to research, plan, manage and evaluate a project in conjunction with an external business or organisation, allowing them to develop career-enhancing skills, confidence and opportunities.
- Reflecting contemporary working practice, our teaching and assessment takes a strong group and team focus.
- Class sizes are beneficially small: it enables students to work closely with fellow students from diverse backgrounds and allows lecturers to develop strong relationships with the students. The smaller cohort of students also allows for participation in regular visits and events.
This MSc focuses on best practice in management, leadership and hospitality while developing a reflective international focus. It underpins the management challenges and critical issues in contemporary hospitality leadership.
You may choose to develop a hospitality business plan or investigate the dynamics of consumer behaviour via the behavioural finance module.
You will study a range of business and hospitality modules and complete a hospitality focused project designed to
provide benefits to a wider community.
MBA/ MSc (180 credits)/ PgDip (120 credits)/ PgCert (60 credits)
Single Modules: Register as an associate student to study single modules in areas of interest. Modules are also available as separate CPD options. CPD fees are available on request.
Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 - 7 years
September and January
Teaching, learning and assessment:
You will attend lectures and seminars, work in groups and carry out independent learning. You will be expected to participate in discussions, develop ideas and engage with experiential learning. Assessment methods will include management reports, essays, web-based discussions, reflections on practice and group work with presentations. A central part of the course experience is the regular involvement with industry, through specific visits, guest speakers and events all of which provide valuable insights into practice, contemporary trends and thinking. Class sizes are normally 10-30.
Links with industry/professional bodies:
We work continually with a wide range of business organisations and public services, as well as the third sector, individual business leaders and industry experts to develop our courses. This ensures that along with in-depth theoretical underpinnings, the courses are rooted in relevance and industry practice. As your course progresses you will hear from guest lecturers, participate in visits to a wide range of industries and organisations, and engage in a range of other networking opportunities with staff and industry experts. In recent years we have engaged with: Diageo; New Lanark Heritage Centre and Hotel; Nairns; AG Barr (Irn-Bru); Waldorff Astoria, Edinburgh; Glenkinchie Distillery; Hendersons restaurants; Isle of Eriska Hotel; Scottish Ambulance Service; Turcan Connell; and Dakota hotels, to name but a few.
Designed for graduates or experienced professionals from any discipline. Students normally have an honours degree or equivalent. In addition, we also welcome applications from recent graduates with an ordinary degree in a business related area or those who can show a period of post-graduation work experience.
Accreditation of prior learning:
You may be granted exemption from studying a module or modules up to a maximum of 60 credit points, provided you can demonstrate successful achievement of all the learning outcomes.
Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.5 with no individual component score less than 6.0.
Funding Information for International Students:
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Graduates of the University who hold a verified QMU undergraduate or postgraduate award and who are admitted to a postgraduate award of QMU will be eligible for a
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Contemporary Issues in International Management/ Strategic Thinking/ International Marketing/ Introduction to
Management Accounting and Finance/ Organisational Behaviour
All MSc students will then take three further modules in their specific area, for example:
Events Leadership in Action (Events)/ Family Business Governance (FASE)/ International Leadership Power and Policy (General)/ Critical Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Leadership (Hospitality/ Tourism)
You will also complete a 60 credit project (Community Impact and Practice) focused towards your specialism in partnership with an external organisation. The project is designed to have a positive community outcome and could be based within the commercial, public or third sector.
This is your opportunity to discover, propose, plan, lead and deliver an externally driven project. Whilst developing
your skills of reflective practice and personal development planning.
The modules listed here are correct at the time of posting (July 16), but are subject to change. In the event that modules have to change, QMU will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact to students.
Our postgraduate courses are designed to enhance your career prospects by opening up a wide range of global opportunities. Our graduates take with them enhanced employability and confidence whether they obtain a position with a multinational organisation, work within the public sector, create their own business, gain employment in the third sector or go on to further studies.