October 2023
Volume 24, Issue 4
Newsletter of School of Hotel & Tourism Management
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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Master Your Success with SHTM Postgraduate Degrees
How can you stay ahead of the game as the hospitality and tourism industry emerges from the pandemic and embraces the new normal? At the SHTM, we offer globally recognised doctoral and Master's degrees for those who want to extend the frontiers of their knowledge and fast-track their careers.

The Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management (D.HTM) attracts a wide range of professionals who wish to enhance their careers, from experienced practitioners and government representatives to academics from around the world. This groundbreaking programme offers a unique combination of subjects and research, and its flexible delivery is ideal for busy students. Internationally recognised, the D.HTM programme has a well-earned reputation for helping graduates to advance their careers by developing their innovation, creativity and research skills in an Asian context.

Offered by the SHTM in Hong Kong, EHL Hospitality Business School in Switzerland and the Conrad N. Hilton College of Global Hospitality Leadership at the University of Houston in the United States, the award-winning Master of Science (MSc) in Global Hospitality Business is an innovative educational programme that allows students to spend one semester each in Europe, Asia and North America to take advantage of these three outstanding faculties and campuses. More than a Master's degree and more than a career booster, this tripartite programme provides students with an in-depth understanding of these three distinct markets and offers access to three strong alumni networks.

In an effort to give students flexibility and options, five flagship Master's degrees are offered under the MSc Scheme in Hospitality and Tourism Management:
  • The MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Hospitality is designed for industry professionals who value the importance of an entrepreneurial mindset in encouraging innovation, creativity and growth in times of rapid transformation. This unique programme is designed to nurture industry leaders and entrepreneurs and position them to lead hospitality innovation and entrepreneurship and ensure the sustainable development of the global industry.

  • The MSc in International Hospitality Management gives students a strong foundation for successful business careers and creates international leaders, educators and researchers for the global hospitality industry.

  • The MSc in International Tourism and Convention Management offers insights into the tourism and convention sectors, developing dedicated professionals who are equipped to lead the industry into the future.

  • The MSc in International Wine Management develops industry leaders, educators and researchers with a deep understanding of the latest trends in the wine industry. The programme is taught by leading academics and industry experts, such as Masters of Wine Jeannie Cho Lee, Steve Charters, Debra Meiburg and Sarah Heller, ensuring its relevance. Featuring residential study trips to renowned wine regions, the programme provides students with the opportunity to gain insights into some of the world's fastest-growing wine markets.

  • The MSc in Luxury Experiences Management is designed not only for professionals in the luxury industry striving to hone their knowledge and skills in this sophisticated market, but also for individuals who aspire to develop their careers in this global industry. This exceptional programme aims to develop industry leaders and researchers who will be in a position to shape the landscape of luxury and lead it into the future.
Students in higher education seek an international and dynamic learning environment in which they can fully realise their potential and have their talents recognised. The SHTM's doctoral and Master's programmes are ideal stepping stones to the highest levels of the hospitality and tourism profession. For details and applications, please visit www.polyu.edu.hk/study.

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