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Entrance Year 2024

Programme Code HKPolyUx

Mode of Study Online Mode

Normal Duration 8 months

Tuition Fees The tuition fee is USD1,000.80 for the full program experience

Programme Leaders

Dr Nicholas Thomas

Aims and Characteristics

MicroMasters in International Hospitality Management (Online Programme)

The School of Hotel and Tourism Management’s (SHTM) MicroMasters programme in International Hospitality Management (IHM) bridges the knowledge gap between the workplace and higher education. The first online hospitality and tourism MicroMasters in the world, this ground-breaking online credential provides learners with a solid foundation in managing high-quality businesses around the world, assisting in career advancement and a path to an accelerated on-campus programme.

Led by Dr Nicholas Thomas, the MicroMasters programme consists of four Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), presented via the edX platform. Learners who successfully earn their credentials are eligible to apply for PolyU's Master of Science in International Hospitality Management, International Tourism and Convention Management, International Wine Management programme, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Hospitality or Luxury Experiences Management. As of Feb 2024, the MicroMasters programme has attracted more than 113,000 participants from 236 countries and regions.

The MicroMasters is a vital modular and flexible credential for the digital age – ideal academic currency for today's world of continuous, lifelong learning. It is also an important part of an inverted admissions process, allowing learners everywhere to experience master's-level coursework before committing the significant time and money required to apply for and enrol in master's degree programmes.

Please visit the edX programme website for more information. 

Entrance Requirements

There is no entrance requirement. Anyone interested in learning about the current development of the global tourism and hospitality industry is welcome to take the courses.

Tuition Fee

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