School of Hotel and Tourism Management
CODE
24045
SUBCODE
24045-MHF-PHF-MHP-PHP-MTF-PTF-MTP-PTP-MWF-PWF-MWP-PWP-MLF-PLF-MLP-PLP-MEF-PEF-MEP-PEP
ENTRY

Sept 2024 Entry

STUDY MODE
Mixed Mode
DURATION

1-1.5 years for MSc (Full-time)
1 year for PgD (Full-time)
3 years for MSc (Part-time)
2 years for PgD (Part-time)

CREDIT REQUIRED

31 for MSc, 
19 for PgD

FUND TYPE
Self-Financed

Prospective students of the MSc Scheme in Hospitality and Tourism Management should apply for admission to one of the following programmes: 

  • MSc/PgD in International Hospitality Management
  • MSc/PgD in International Tourism and Convention Management
  • MSc/PgD in International Wine Management
  • MSc/PgD in Luxury Experiences Management
  • MSc/PgD in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Hospitality

 

Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme    
A total of 8 fellowships shall be awarded to local students of MSc in International Hospitality Management. Please click here for details. 

PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the fellowship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final. 

Application Deadline
Local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - 30-Apr-2024
Non-local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - 30-Apr-2024
About Programme
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

MSc/PgD in International Hospitality Management

Programme Aims

The aim of this programme is to develop students’ knowledge of and management skills in the hospitality industry through exposure to a blend of strategic perspectives and pragmatic implementation. Knowledge of industry practice, together with management skills and research competencies, are cultivated through education in interdisciplinary subjects, problem identification, decision-making theory and management applications. Due to the global nature of the hospitality industry, this programme maintains an international focus, while recognising the distinctive characteristics of the Asian context.

 

Characteristics

Students receive a flexible, global, managerial and service-oriented education, which enables them to effectively link business theories to the daily management of international hospitality businesses. The programme is a combination of practical applications and theoretical education, and is thus an excellent learning experience. Students gain the understanding, skills and latest techniques needed to qualify for middle- to senior-level positions in the industry.

 

MSc/PgD in International Tourism and Convention Management

Programme Aims

The aim of this programme is to develop students’ knowledge of and management skills in the tourism and convention sectors through exposure to a blend of strategic perspectives and pragmatic implementation. Knowledge of industry practice, together with management skills and research competencies, are cultivated through education in interdisciplinary subjects, problem identification, decision-making theory and management application. Due to the global nature of the tourism and convention sectors, this programme maintains an international focus, while recognising the distinctive characteristics of the Asian context.

 

Characteristics

Students receive a flexible, global, managerial and service-oriented education, which enables them to effectively link business theories to the daily management of international tourism and convention businesses. The programme is a combination of practical applications and theoretical education and is thus an excellent learning experience. Students gain the understanding, skills and latest techniques needed to qualify for mid- to senior-level positions in the industry.

 

MSc/PgD in International Wine Management

Programme Aims

The aim of this programme is to develop students’ knowledge of and management skills in the wine business through exposure to a blend of strategic perspectives and pragmatic implementation. Knowledge of industry practice, together with management skills and research competencies, are cultivated through education in interdisciplinary subjects, problem identification, decision-making theory and management application. Due to the global nature of the wine industry, this programme maintains an international focus, while recognising the distinctive characteristics of the Asian context.

 

Characteristics

The programme develops industry leaders, educators and researchers. It is designed for those who recognise that a targeted, comprehensive postgraduate qualification will complement their existing practical knowledge of this important industry. The programme endows students with a deep understanding of the complexities and latest trends in the wine industry, thereby placing students in a strong position to lead the global industry into the future.

 

MSc/PgD in Luxury Experiences Management

Programme Aims

The aim of this programme is to develop students’ business knowledge, and research and management skills in the luxury hospitality and tourism industry, through exposure to a blend of strategic perspectives and pragmatic implementation. Knowledge of luxury industry practice, together with management skills and research competencies, are cultivated through education in interdisciplinary subjects, problem identification, decision-making theory and management applications. Due to the global nature of the luxury hospitality and tourism industry, an international focus is central to this programme, while recognising the Asian context.

 

Characteristics

This exceptional programme is designed not only for professionals in the luxury industry who wish to hone their knowledge and skills but also for individuals who aspire to develop their career in this global industry. Thus, the programme prepares industry leaders and researchers to shape the landscape of luxury and lead the industry into the future.

 

MSc/PgD in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Hospitality

Programme Aims

The aim of this programme is to develop students’ business knowledge, together with research and management skills in the hospitality industry, through exposure to a blend of strategic perspectives and entrepreneurial adventure planning. Knowledge of industry practice, together with management skills and research competencies, are developed through education in interdisciplinary subjects, problem identification, business case analysis and management applications. Given the global nature of the hospitality industry, an international focus is central to this programme, while recognising the Asian context.

 

Characteristics

This unique programme is designed for industry professionals who recognise the importance of an entrepreneurial mindset for realising innovation, creative changes and growth in periods of rapid transformation. Thus, the programme prepares industry leaders and entrepreneurs to lead hospitality innovation and entrepreneurship to ensure the sustainable development of the global industry.

Recognition & Prospects

The SHTM is a pioneer in hotel and tourism education in Asia. More than 10,000 students have graduated from the SHTM since its establishment in 1979. The recent achievements of the SHTM are listed below.

  • 2023: For the seventh consecutive year, the QS World University Rankings by Subject ranked PolyU second in the world for university-based programmes in the Hospitality and Leisure Management category.

  • 2022: For the sixth consecutive year, ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects ranked the SHTM first in the world in the Hospitality and Tourism Management category.

  • 2022: For the fifth consecutive year (2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22), the Field-Based Ranking produced by the University Ranking by Academic Performance Laboratory ranked PolyU first in the Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services category.

  • 2017: The Centre for World University Rankings ranked the SHTM first in the world for Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism.

  • 2009: The SHTM was ranked as the second-best hotel and tourism school in the world, based on scholarship, by a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research.

 

With nearly four decades of impressive development, the SHTM has established itself as a world-class centre for hospitality and tourism education and research. These rankings attest to the effectiveness of the SHTM in furthering hospitality and tourism knowledge.

 

Other Marks of Excellence

The SHTM is a member of the Knowledge Network of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), and in 1999, was designated a global Education and Training Network Centre by the UNWTO. Since then, the SHTM has continued to receive worldwide accolades and recognition. In 2001, the SHTM became one of the first educational institutions to receive the UNWTO’s TedQual Certification, a quality assurance certification for tourism education, training and research.

 

In 2002, the SHTM became the home of the permanent secretariat of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, which works to advance scientific knowledge and understanding of tourism through theoretical and practical research. In 2003, the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE) honoured the SHTM with the ISTTE Institutional Achievement Award, which recognises the SHTM’s significant contributions to tourism education.

 

In 2012, only a year after the official opening of Hotel ICON, the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education honoured the SHTM with the McCool Breakthrough Award. This recognises the achievements of Hotel ICON, a groundbreaking teaching and research hotel that is at the heart of the SHTM’s innovative approach to hospitality and tourism education.

 

The SHTM's distinguished faculty are a cornerstone of its success. In 2011, Professor Kaye Chon, SHTM Dean and Chair Professor and Walter Kwok Foundation Professor in International Hospitality Management, was honoured with the UNWTO Ulysses Prize, a top honour that is widely considered the “Nobel Prize in Tourism”.

 

The School’s faculty members are not only excellent teachers but are also highly active in the hospitality industry, as they hold executive or advisory positions in many international, regional and local tourism organisations, including those listed below.

  • Asia Pacific Ecotourism Society

  • Asia Pacific Tourism Association

  • Asia-Pacific CHRIE

  • China Tourism Academy

  • Hong Kong Association of Registered Tour Coordinators

  • Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents

  • Hong Kong Quality Assurance Council

  • Hong Kong Wine Judges Association

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals

  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International

  • Institute of Hospitality

  • International Academy for the Study of Tourism

  • International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education

  • International Institute of Forecasters

  • International Recreation and Vacation Society

  • International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators

  • International Sociological Association

  • Meeting Professionals International

  • Pacific Asia Travel Association

  • SKAL International Hong Kong

  • Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong

  • United Nations World Tourism Organisation

 

The MSc/PgD in International Hospitality Management is accredited at the Management Level by the Institute of Hospitality. 

 

The School has passed the UNWTO TedQual audit of Higher Tourism Educational Programmes and has received accreditation for the MSc/PgD in International Tourism and Convention Management.

Curriculum

Programme Structure

Under current immigration policy, overseas students can only apply for a full-time mode of study, whereas Hong Kong students can opt for either a full-time or part-time mode of study. All subjects are taught in English only. Full-time students are expected to take a minimum of three or a maximum of five subjects per semester, whereas part-time students need to take one or two subjects per semester. Regardless of the mode of study, prospective students should note that classes are usually scheduled in the evenings – i.e., 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm – from Monday to Friday. Additional classes may be offered during the daytime or in block-release mode.

 

All MSc students are required to achieve 31 credits for graduation, as detailed below. 

A. Programme Structure of MSc/PgD in International Hospitality Management (IHM), MSc/PgD in International Tourism and Convention Management (ITCM), MSc/PgD in Luxury Experiences Management (LEM) and MSc/PgD in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Hospitality (IEH)

Option

Workshop 

(1 Credit)

Compulsory Subject 

(3 Credits Each)

Specialisation Subject 

(3 Credits Each)

Research Project 

(6 Credits)

Elective Subject  (3 Credits)

Consultancy Project 

(3 Credits)

Total Credits for Graduation 
Research Component 1 subject 4 subjects 4 subjects 1 subject ---- ---- 31 credits
Non-Research Component 1 subject 4 subjects 4 subjects ---- 1 subject 1 subject 31 credits
PgD 1 subject 3 subjects* 3 subjects* ---- ---- ---- 19 credits

 

Core Areas of Study

1. Compulsory Workshop (Common to all MSc programmes)

  • HTM5002 – Introductory Workshop (1 credit)

2. Compulsory Subjects (Common to MSc/PgD in IHM, MSc/PgD in ITCM, MSc/PgD in LEM and MSc/PgD in IEH)

  • HTM533 – Managing Human Resources in the Hospitality & Tourism Industry (3 credits)

  • HTM534 – Managing Marketing in the Hospitality & Tourism Industry (3 credits)

  • HTM535 – Hospitality & Tourism Financial Management (3 credits)

  • HTM582 – Research Methods (3 credits)

3. Specialisation Subjects for MSc/PgD in IHM only

  • HTM536 – Strategic Management for Hospitality Businesses (3 credits)

  • HTM537 – Design for Hospitality (3 credits)

  • HTM538 – Multi-Unit Hospitality Management (3 credits)

  • HTM539 – Hospitality Revenue Management (3 credits)

4. Specialisation Subjects for MSc/PgD in ITCM only

  • HTM520 – Meetings and Exhibition Management (3 credits)

  • HTM544 – Strategic Management for Travel and Tourism Businesses (3 credits) 

  • HTM545 – Tourism Policy and Development (3 credits)

  • HTM561 – Business Events: Concepts, Issues and Trends (3 credits)

5. Specialisation Subjects for MSc/PgD in LEM only

  • HTM 541 – Luxury Management (3 credits)

  • HTM 5XX – Luxury Consumption Experience and Communication (Subject Code to be confirmed) (3 credits)

  • HTM 5XX – Sustainable Luxury and Design (Subject Code to be confirmed) (3 credits)

  • HTM 5XX – Luxury Service Management in Asia (Subject Code to be confirmed) (3 credits)

6. Specialisation Subjects for MSc/PgD in IEH only

  • HTM5xx – Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Hospitality Industry (Subject Code to be confirmed) (3 credits)
  • HTM5xx – Innovative Experience Design (Subject Code to be confirmed) (3 credits)
  • HTM5xx – Business Models for Hospitality Entrepreneurship (Subject Code to be confirmed) (3 credits)
  • HTM5xx – Innovation in Hospitality in the Digital Age (Subject Code to be confirmed) (3 credits)

7. Project Options

  • HTM598 – Consultancy Project (3 credits) or 

  • HTM599 – Research Project (6 credits)

8. Elective Subjects (Note: select one elective only if opting for HTM598 –Consultancy Project)

  • HTM507 – Cultural Tourism (3 credits)

  • HTM513 – China Hotel and Tourism Business Studies (3 credits)

  • HTM528 –Trends and Issues in Global Tourism (3 credits)

  • HTM540 – Hospitality and Tourism Technology and Innovation (3 credits)

  • HTM541 – Luxury Management (3 credits)

  • HTM557 – Residential Study Trip (3 credits)

  • HTM568 – Smart Tourism and Big Data Analytics (3 credits)

  • HTM5XX – Luxury Service Management in Practice (including residential workshop) (Subject Code to be confirmed) (3 credits)

  • HTM5XX – Business Development and Branding (Subject Code to be confirmed) (3 credits)

  • HTM5003 – Management Practice (no credits)

Note: Management Practice is an optional non-credit-bearing internship subject.

 

B. Programme Structure of MSc/PgD in International Wine Management

Option

Workshop 

(1 Credit)

Compulsory Subject  

(3 Credits each) 

Specialisation Subject 

(3 Credits each)

Research Project (6 Credits)

Elective Subject 

(3 Credits each) 

Consultancy Project (3 Credits) Total Credits for Graduation
Research Component 1 subject 3 subjects 3 subjects 1 subject 2 subjects ---- 31 credits
Non-Research Component 1 subject 3 subjects 3 subjects ---- 3 subjects 1 subject 31 credits
PgD 1 subject 2 subjects* 2 subjects* ---- 1 subject ---- 19 credits

* PgD students can choose any 2 of 3 Specialisation Subjects and any 1 Elective Subject from the pool. 

 

Core Areas of Study

1. Compulsory Workshop  

  • HTM5002 – Introductory Workshop (1 credit)

2. Compulsory Subjects for MSc/PgD in International Wine Management only

  • HTM534 – Managing Marketing in the Hospitality & Tourism Industry (3 credits)

  • HTM535 – Hospitality & Tourism Financial Management (3 credits)

  • HTM582 – Research Methods (3 credits)

3. Specialisation Subjects for MSc/PgD in International Wine Management only

  • HTM554 – Viticulture and Oenology (3 credits)

  • HTM555 – Wine Business Environment (3 credits)

  • HTM556 – Wines of the World (3 credits)

4. Project Options 

  • HTM598 – Consultancy Project (3 credits) or 

  • HTM599 – Research Project (6 credits)

5. Elective Subjects for MSc/PgD in International Wine Management only

  • HTM520 – Meetings and Exhibition Management (3 credits)

  • HTM540 – Hospitality and Tourism Technology and Innovation (3 credits)

  • HTM541 – Luxury Management (3 credits)

  • HTM557 – Residential Study Trip (3 credits)

  • HTM558 – Brand Management and Communication in Wine Business (3 credits)

  • HTM560 – Wine Economics (3 credits)

  • HTM561 – Business Events: Concepts, Issues, and Trends (3 credits)

  • HTM5003 – Management Practice (no credits)

Note: Management Practice is an optional non-credit-bearing internship subject.

Credit Required for Graduation

31 for MSc, 
19 for PgD

Programme Leader(s)
  • MSc/PgD in International Hospitality Management - Prof. Kam Hung, PhD, CHE
  • MSc/PgD in International Tourism and Convention Management - Prof. Kam Hung, PhD, CHE 
  • MSc/PgD in International Wine Management - Prof. Haiyan Song, PhD, CHE
  • MSc/PgD in Luxury Experiences Management - Prof. Kam Hung, PhD, CHE
  • MSc/PgD in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Hospitality - Prof. Kam Hung, PhD, CHE
Subject Area
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Entrance Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • A recognised Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

  • Not less than one year of work experience by the time of assumption of study.

  • Students without relevant educational or industry background may be required to take bridging courses/ workshops prior to commencement of the programme.

Notes: 

  1. Applicants who possess at least 6 months of work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If accepted, students will be required to make up their shortfall of work experience by successfully completing the subject “Management Practice” prior to graduation.

  2. If you are not a native speaker of English, or your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University's minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.

  3. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.

  4. Our School considers applications on a rolling basis until all places are filled. Applicants are highly encouraged to apply for admission as early as possible

 

Documents to prepare

All applicants should also submit the following documents together with a completed online application form: 

  • Personal resume (CV);
  • The graduation certificate of their undergraduate degree (see notes below);

  • Copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (see notes below);

  • Proof of current and past employment record(s);

  • A self-recommendation letter that includes self-introduction, career aspirations and reasons for pursuing study in this programme (not more than 400 words);

  • Proof of TOFEL or IELTS results to demonstrate English proficiency;

  • At least one letter of recommendation from either their employer or university;

  • Other professional records or attainments, if any.

 

Notes

  1. Applicants whose qualifications were attained from the Chinese mainland are required to provide their Academic Credential (学历证书) to prove that they have completed their academic learning in an institution under the Ministry of Education (MoE) system and were admitted to the institution in accordance with the standards stipulated by the MoE.

  2. Further to the above, the applicants concerned are required to provide a Degree Certificate (学位证书) to certify their level of academic attainment (i.e. Bachelor's, Master's or doctoral level) and to confirm that the certificate was issued by a tertiary institution approved by the MoE.

  3. If the applicant's graduation certificate(s)/academic transcript(s) is/are not written in English, s/he should provide an official and translated copy of each graduation certificate or academic transcript in English to serve the admissions purpose. Otherwise, the application may not be considered.  

  4. The School considers applications on a rolling basis until all places are filled. Applicants are highly encouraged to apply for admission as early as possible.
Enquiries

MSc/PgD in International Hospitality Management & MSc/PgD in International Tourism and Convention Management

For information on academic matters, please contact: 
Prof. Kam Hung (tel: (852) 3400 2258; email: kam.hung@polyu.edu.hk); 
or Dr Anyu Liu (tel: (852) 3400 2175; email: an-yu.liu@polyu.edu.hk). 


For general information, please contact: 
Mr Jason Chau (tel: (852) 3400 2198; email: jason.chau@polyu.edu.hk).

 

MSc/PgD in International Wine Management

For information on academic matters, please contact: 
Prof. Haiyan Song (tel: (852) 3400 2286; email: haiyan.song@polyu.edu.hk); 
or Dr Crystal Shi (tel: (852) 3400 2186; email: crystal.shi@polyu.edu.hk). 

 

For general information, please contact:  
Miss Julianna Ching (tel: (852) 3400 2220; email: julianna.ching@polyu.edu.hk); 
or Mr Jason Chau (tel: (852) 3400 2198; email: jason.chau@polyu.edu.hk).

 

MSc/PgD in Luxury Experiences Management

For information on academic matters, please contact: 
Prof. Kam Hung (tel: (852) 3400 2258; email: kam.hung@polyu.edu.hk); 
or Dr Hailey Shin (tel: (852) 3400 2175; email: hailey.shin@polyu.edu.hk). 

 

For general information, please contact:  
Miss Julianna Ching (tel: (852) 3400 2220; email: julianna.ching@polyu.edu.hk); 
or Mr Jason Chau (tel: (852) 3400 2198; email: jason.chau@polyu.edu.hk).

 

MSc/PgD in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Hospitality

For information on academic matters, please contact: 
Prof. Kam Hung (tel: (852) 3400 2258; email: kam.hung@polyu.edu.hk); 
or Dr Michael Lin (tel: (852) 3400 2176; email: michael.lin@polyu.edu.hk). 

 

For general information, please contact:  
Miss Julianna Ching (tel: (852) 3400 2220; email: julianna.ching@polyu.edu.hk); 
or Mr Jason Chau (tel: (852) 3400 2198; email: jason.chau@polyu.edu.hk).

Other Information

Prospective students should note that classes are scheduled in the evenings, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, between Mondays and Thursdays. Additional classes of compulsory subjects are offered in the daytime or in block-release mode from Friday to Sunday back to back. 

Initial Registration Credits

HK$25,650 which covers the tuition fees for a 3-credit subject

Tuition Fee

HK$265,050 per MSc programme
HK$162,450 per PgD programme

 

Note: An additional fee of will be charged to students who opt for the following subjects, subject to the location of field trip:  

  • HTM528 - Trends and Issues in Global Tourism 
  • HTM557 - Residential Study Trip.
  • HTM5XX - Luxury Service Management in Practice (Subject Code to be confirmed)
  • HTM5XX - Business Development and Branding (Subject Code to be confirmed)

 

Besides, newly admitted students are also required to pay Viticulture and Wine Experience Fees of HK$8,550. 

 

Scholarships

The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) offers multiple scholarships to high-potential applicants/students who wish to pursue a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Hong Kong. For details, please visit shtm.polyu.edu.hk.

 

Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (NLS)

The NLS offers interest-bearing loans to local full-time and part-time students to cover tuition fees. These loans are not means tested, which means that the family income and assets of the loan applicants are not assessed. Both government-funded and self-financed students can apply before the deadline set by the government. For details, please visit www.wfsfaa.gov.hk.

 

Disclaimer:

PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the amount and/or availability of scholarships at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.

The information presented on this page is subject to change and does not form part of any contract between the University and any person.

Student Message

Aside from seeing Hong Kong as the gateway to Mainland China, I always saw Hong Kong as having Asia’s most innovative and diverse hotel market, particularly in the luxury segment. Hong Kong is a melting pot that exposes you to both Asian and Western cultures. It’s been my dream to study at #PolyUSHTM because of the great importance the SHTM places on academic education in the field of hospitality and tourism. This is reflected in the SHTM’s leading positions in world university rankings, the highly skilled teaching staff and its state-of-the-art facilities.

 

Seize this opportunity and experience Hong Kong and the SHTM’s programmes yourselves! I can state from my own experience that many of your beliefs about Asia and Hong Kong are likely to change completely once you’re here.

Lena Bresean (MSc in International Hospitality Management)

#PolyUSHTM is the first option that came to my mind. The SHTM motto ‘Leading Hospitality and Tourism’ inspires and motivates me to pursue a Master's degree in International Hospitality Management. #IHM connects me with professors and fellow students from around the world, allowing us to share our ideas, perspectives, experiences and cultures. This enriches my learning journey and professional knowledge and skills.

 

Curiosity and learning are the secret to success: it’s time to upgrade yourself!

Stanley Wan (MSc in International Hospitality Management)

Studying at #PolyUSHTM has been my best decision ever. Apart from exposure to exceptional subject materials, we are offered the chance to network with guest speakers from top hotels worldwide, such as the GM of Rosewood and Mandarin Oriental. Learning practical skills and working with brilliant, innovative classmates to solve real-world hospitality challenges introduces me to different perspectives every day.

 

I am amazed by the free, fully immersive learning experiences here at SHTM. Studying at the SHTM enables me to visualise a brand-new chapter in hospitality and tourism development in both the West and the East!

Jessica Dong (MSc in International Tourism and Convention Management)

I believe that studying at #PolyUSHTM is a great honour for students in hospitality and tourism. The #ITCM programme has a strong link to the industry, as it is offered by the SHTM in Hong Kong, an international city with a mature tourism and MICE industry that offers excellent opportunities for growth. As the #ITCM is a graduate programme, it endows students with both theoretical knowledge and valuable practical skills, enabling them to effectively plan their careers and become outstanding candidates for future employment.

 

I am certain that the #ITCM learning experience at the SHTM continues to help students' career development long after they graduate.

Heather Zhou (MSc in International Tourism and Convention Management)

I feel greatly honoured to be a postgraduate student in the MSc in International Wine Management programme, which is giving me a deep understanding of the mysteries of wine. I appreciate the fact that #PolyUSHTM faculty members not only discuss concepts, knowledge and theory from textbooks but also encourage and inspire us to explore as much as we can about wine and related issues.

 

I believe that achievement begins with curiosity and continuous exploration. I would not second-guess my decision to be here.

John Zhuang (MSc in International Wine Management)

Given my background in the food and beverage industry, I wanted to enhance my management skills, so a Master of Science in International Wine Management was my first choice.

 

I appreciate the programme’s focus and the fact that subjects are abreast with the latest trends in the wine market. The multicultural and global environment is conducive to my career development and the subjects “Wine Economics” and “Wines of the World” allow me to interact with the wine business community and gain insights into real business problems and solutions in the wine market.

Jose Lucas Diniz (MSc in International Wine Management)
Additional Documents Required
Curriculum Vitae

A personal resume (CV) is required.

Transcript / Certificate

Graduation certificate(s) and academic transcript(s) are required. 

Notes

  1. Applicants whose qualifications were attained from the Chinese mainland are required to provide their academic qualifications (学历证书) to prove that they have completed their academic learning in an institution under the Ministry of Education (MoE) system, and were admitted to the institution in accordance with the standards stipulated by the MoE.

  2. Further to the above, the applicants concerned are also required to provide a degree certificate (学位证书) to certify their level of academic attainment (i.e. Bachelor's, Master's or doctoral level) and to confirm that the certificate was issued by a tertiary institution approved by the MoE.

  3. If the applicant's graduation certificate(s)/academic transcript(s) is/are not written in English, s/he should provide an official and translated copy of each graduation certificate or academic transcript in English to meet the admissions requirements. Otherwise, the application may not be considered.  

Personal Statement

A self-recommendation letter (or personal statement) that includes self-introduction, career aspirations and reasons for pursuing study in this programme (not more than 400 words) is required.

 

Others
  1. Proof of past and current employment record(s) is/are required to demonstrate that you have obtained 1 year of work experience. 
  2. At least one letter of recommendation from either your employer or university is required.
  3. Proof of TOFEL or IELTS results to demonstrate English proficiency if you are not a native English speaker, or your bachelor's or Master's degree is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English.
    Else if you are a native English speaker or your Bachelor's or Master's degree is taught in English, you can submit a proof (e.g. a certifying letter provided by your institution) to pass through the required field.  
  4. Applicants may provide GMAT or GRE scores, if available.