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MSc International Management and Leadership with Hospitality

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- This is a practical international programme focussing on best practice in management, leadership and hospitality.
- The student-led real life project, provides an opportunity of practice, while building experience and enhancing confidence and employability.
- This course is designed to facilitate non business specialists into management and hospitality.

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 devlop 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 focussed project designed to provide benefits to a wider community.

EXIT AWARDS: 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 courses. CPD fees available on request.

Duration: Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 - 7 years

Start date: September and January

Application deadline: none

Teaching, learning and assessment: You will attend lectures and seminars, work in groups and also carry out independent learning. You will be expected to participate in discussions, prepare and develop ideas and engage with experiential learning. Assessment methods will include management reports,essays, web based discussions, reflections on practice, live case studies and group work with presentations. A central part of the course
experience is the regular involvement with industry, through specific visits, events, and guest speakers. Class sizes are normally 10-30.

Teaching hours and attendance: Attendance requirements at QMU depend on the modules studied and if you are full or part-time. In most instances the taught elements of the full-time course occur on Tuesday, Wednesday (AM) and Thursday. Part-time students have the option to select different modules each year.

Links with industry/professional bodies: QMU is an approved centre for the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. As an approved centre, we are working towards facilitating CMI professional qualifications within our postgraduate awards. The MSc involves a number of guest lecturers from industry and visits to industry across many sectors.

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.

International: 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 6.0 with no individual component less than 5.5.

Home/EU - full-time: £6500 per year

Home/EU - part-time: Pro-rata

International - full-time: £12000 per year

International - part-time: Pro-rata

Fees information: Fees for 2014/2015 have not yet been confirmed, but above are those for 2012/13 as a guideline. Please check the QMU website for updates.

Scholarships: - QMU scholarships for business postgraduate degrees: in 2014 five scholarships of £2500 were available for students on the MBA and MSc International Management and Leadership courses. It is likely that these will be available again in 2015.

- More information about scholarships for international students

Funding Information for International Students:
Visit the International section of the website.

Course Fees:
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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 10% discount on the published fees.

Sources of Funding:
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All MSc students will study the following core modules:

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 (June 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.

Graduates completing the course are prepared to lead, manage and operate in the increasingly complex and dynamic international hospitality environment. It is expected that graduates of this new course will progress onto senior management and leadership roles.



further information:

0131 474 0000 or
Richard Bent
+44 (0)131 474 0000

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