Management (Hotel and Tourism Management) - MSc - CITY College, University of York Europe Campus
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Management (Hotel and Tourism Management) - MSc

MSc in Management (Hotel and Tourism Management)

MSc in Management (Hotel and Tourism Management)

Degree title: Master of Science in Management (Hotel and Tourism Management).
The title is awarded directly by the University of York.
Duration: 1 year (full time) or 2 years (part time)
Mode of delivery: Classes take place on weekday evenings
Language of instruction: English

* The programme is subject to approval.

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The programme

Today's dynamic environment demands that organizations and their managers adapt and renew themselves continually to succeed over time. Success in this highly competitive business environment requires sound strategic and managerial skills. The hotel and tourism industry is one of the world's largest and fastest-growing sectors. Doing an MSc in Management with a specialisation in Hotel and Tourism Management offers a wide range of career opportunities in hotels, resorts, event planning, destination marketing-management organisations and hospitality consulting. The programme can provide you with the essential skills, tools and insights to succeed as an entrepreneur in this industry


Why choose this course?

  • D​egree from one of the world’s top universities, the University of York.
  • Combination of specialised, up-to-date knowledge and broad applicability: the programme covers topics such as responsible management, positive impacts on the environment, local communities and stakeholders. The strategic approaches required to promote sustainable practices is at the core of the programme. Students gain a comprehensive understanding of the evolving landscape of sales and marketing in the hospitality industry, with a particular focus on digital technologies and strategies. Effective utilisation of digital channels, social media platforms and data analytics to drive sales, enhance customer engagement and optimise marketing efforts are among the Knowledge and skills graduates are equipped with.
  • High Demand for Professionals: The hotel and tourism industry is truly international, providing opportunities to work in diverse locations around the world. The demand for skilled, higher education professionals in this field is consistently high as businesses strive for senior specialised managers. Positions may include hotel manager, front office manager, food and beverage manager or rooms division manager. Graduates may also work as event planners, conference managers or event operations coordinators. Opportunities may include destination manager, tourism development officer or sustainable tourism consultant.
  • Networking Opportunities: students have the opportunity to network with professional, academics and fellow students. By doing so, they build connections within the academic and business community which can provide them valuable contacts and potential job opportunities in the future
  • Unique Learning & Teaching Experience: most of the courseworks are practice-based. Expert teaching team, comprised of experienced academics and industry experts with experience.
  • Student-center environment: personal tutoring and support, smooth transition to the UK educational system, supportive classes when needed.
  • Opportunities for potential placements and internships in management-related posts, assisting students to embark their career while studying.
  • A pathway to a successful career in Europe and abroad.

More reasons why:

  • Supportive learning environment with a wide range of support services available to students.
  • Free participation in sports and clubs activities.
  • Our state of the art library, the Information and Learning Commons (ILC) fully supports our students’ study experience.



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Research Methods for Business
This unit provides a series of lectures on academic presentation, writing skills and an introduction to research issues and methods. The unit examines a wide range of research methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative, with reference to their philosophical base and practical application in marketing, management, banking and the leisure industry. The aim is to help students design, implement and apply their own research as well as to equip them to be able to critically evaluate published material. Back to top

Operations and Process Management
This unit involves an overview of the processes and systems which are involved in the receipt, transformation and delivery of products and services in modern organisations. Students develop skills in analysing the major challenges of the operations function and applying specific analytical and numerical techniques in problem solving. Back to top

Managing Human Capital
This unit involves critical exploration of core concepts in current organisational theory with comprehensive analysis of the new managerial implications and practices. Recent developments in human resource management are discussed in depth, while structural changes in organisations of different sizes and sectors are analysed. Back to top

Accounting and Finance for Managers
Analysis of three key aspects of accounting practice. Management accounting involves the provision of information internally to facilitate processes of management control. Financial strategy concerns processes of capital investment and treasury management. Back to top

Business Strategy and Analytics
Students will learn how to analyze internal and external factors affecting a business, including market dynamics, industry trends, competitive forces, and organizational capabilities. They will gain insights into identifying strategic issues and formulating appropriate responses by utilising data. Back to top

Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism Management
The module focuses on equipping students with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage and lead sustainable practices within the hospitality and tourism industry. The module explores the strategic aspects of sustainability, emphasising the integration of environmental, social, and economic considerations into the decision-making processes of hospitality and tourism organisations. Back to top

Project Planning and Management of Festivals and Events
Special events constitute a major part of the tourism industry today. They range from small-scale events such as local festivals and cultural events to major international sport events and international conventions. The organisation of special events today requires a professional approach with the application of management and marketing principles and this is even more so during the current pandemic period. The unique characteristics of event management and marketing will be discussed and analyzed in this module. Theory and practice will be brought together to provide the students with a strategic and practical understanding of festivals and events management. Back to top

Hospitality Sales and Marketing in the Digital Age
Students will have the opportunity to analyse real-world hospitality sales and marketing campaigns, develop digital marketing strategies, and utilise industry-standard tools and platforms. Students will be able to contribute to driving customer engagement, increasing bookings and achieving business objectives in the digital era. Back to top

The dissertation represents a piece of individual and original research based on an approved topic of the student’s choice related to the course and selected in consultation with tutors. The term ‘originality’ here does not necessarily imply that the dissertation will develop new theoretical insights or models but that it clearly demonstrates the development of new insights and knowledge in the candidates own mind and work. Back to top

Entry requirements

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How to apply

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The Business Administration & Economics Department (BAED) of CITY College, University of York Europe Campus aims at providing all students with an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment that allows them to acquire important skills and competencies for their professional and personal life.

Business matters at BAED. Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses in management related disciplines are designed to challenge students’ thinking and inspire them to develop the advanced knowledge and analytical skills they will need to succeed in business.

Our academics continually work with international, national and regional businesses as part of their research and use their experiences to make their teaching relevant and up-to-date.
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Research at the Business Administration & Economics Department

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Recognition and Careers

Accreditation and Recognition
CITY College is strongly committed to quality education and academic excellence. It is officially accredited and recognised by top international accreditation bodies. Read more

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Career opportunities

Graduates of the MSc in Management (Hotel and Tourism Management) programme may pursue careers in:
Tourism, hospitality and event management, sports facilities management, leisure facilities management, entertainment industry, food and beverage management  and more.


Career, Employability and Enterprise Centre

The Career, Employability and Enterprise Centre, focuses on helping students to set attainable career goals. It offers advice on CVs and cover letters, and on how to effectively handle job interviews. Through career fairs, and different internship programmes, the department aims at constantly bringing students in contact with prospective employers. 

Every spring we organize the Annual Career Fair presenting with an opportunity to get a first feel of job seeking. During the event students and alumni have interview opportunities with corporate recruiters and present their skills and abilities to potential employers. Large companies, organisations and multinationals from different industries across S.E. Europe participate every year in our Career Fair and offer employment and internship opportunities to our students and graduates.
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The programme is taught by academic staff members who have extensive teaching and professional experience. Our academics continually work with international, national and regional businesses as part of their research and use their experiences to make their teaching relevant and up-to-date. The administration staff fully supports all processes of the department and provides a wide range of services to our students.

Ms Aggeliki Papakonstantinou

“Business Administration and Economics Department Staff are committed to a shared vision: to inspire people within the academic and the wider community. Our responsibility is to engage students to develop their knowledge and their skills in order to stand out for their integrity and ethos. Our main goal is to transfer our international experience, outstanding teaching, excellent research and real business networking to our students.”

Ms Aggeliki Papakonstantinou
Head of the Business Administration & Economics Department



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