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MicroMasters® Program in
International Hospitality Management

What you will learn

  • Leadership skills and best practices for managing human resources.
  • Integrated marketing management and strategies for the modern hospitality industry.
  • Technologies and innovations in hospitality and beyond.
  • Luxury product concepts, power of luxury brands, and evaluation of luxury experiences.

The International Hospitality Management MicroMasters program offers a new way of nurturing talents for the dynamic global hospitality industry.

This program is designed to develop leaders for the global hospitality industry. You will gain in-depth knowledge about the luxury market, the latest technologies in the field, and the best marketing, human resources, and other important business practices.

You will learn through a blend of strategic perspectives and pragmatic implementation, problem identification and decision-making, as well as interdisciplinary theories and management applications.

If you want to further your education, your MicroMasters program certificate can fast track your study for the on-campus Master of Science in International Hospitality Management, International Tourism and Convention Management or International Wine Management degree at a fraction of the cost.

*You have the option to take one or more courses at a time, depending on your schedule. There is no necessity to take all four courses at the same time.

Expert instruction
4 graduate-level courses
Assignments and exams have specific due dates
8 months
6 - 8 hours per week
Discounted price: $712.80
Pre-discounted price: $792USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. HKPolyUx's International Hospitality Management MicroMasters® Program

  2. Starts Jan 7, 2022
    6–8 hours per week, for 8 weeks

    Understand essential human resources concepts and theories and analyze contemporary issues in the management of human capital.

  3. Starts Jan 7, 2022
    6–8 hours per week, for 8 weeks

    Learn the latest principles and theories in marketing and how to apply them to the hospitality and tourism industry.

  4. Starts Jan 7, 2022
    6–8 hours per week, for 8 weeks

    Learn about information and communication technologies [ICTs] and innovations in the hotel and tourism industries.

  5. Starts Jan 7, 2022
    6–8 hours per week, for 8 weeks

    Understand the power of a luxury brand and gain the business skills needed to provide premium goods and services within the hotel and tourism industry

  6. What is a MicroMasters Program?
    MicroMasters programs are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance your career. MicroMasters program certificates showcase deep learning and in-demand skills to employers and can help you get started on a path toward completing an advanced degree.

    How to Earn a MicroMasters Program Certificate
    To earn the program certificate, learners must complete and successfully earn a verified certificate in all four MicroMasters program courses.

    From Program Certificate to a Master’s Degree
    MicroMasters programs are designed to offer learners a pathway to an advanced degree and can count as credit toward completing a Master’s degree program. Learners who successfully earn this MicroMasters program certificate may apply for admission to a Master’s program, and if accepted, the MicroMasters program certificate will count towards the degree.

    Learners who successfully earn the MicroMasters program certificate may apply for PolyU’s on-campus Master of Science in International Hospitality Management, International Tourism and Convention Management or International Wine Management program. Once admitted, you will be able to transfer 9 of the 31 credits required to complete the full Master’s degree.

    The Entrance Requirements for the Master of Science in International Hospitality Management, International Tourism and Convention Management or International Wine Management program at HKPolyU are as follows:

    • A Bachelor's degree in the areas of hotel and tourism management, recreation and leisure management, business studies, management, accounting and finance, or other business and management related areas with industry work experience of not less than one year; OR
    • A Bachelor's degree in areas other than those listed above, with current or past employment in the hotel and tourism industry for not less than one year; OR
    • Equivalent professional qualifications may also be considered.

    If the applicant is not a native speaker of English, and the Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction is not English, a minimum score of 80 (Internet-based) or 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or an overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required.

    Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) also offers a pathway to credit toward RIT's Master of Science in Professional Studies. If accepted into the program at RIT, students will be eligible for up to 9 credits which will serve toward one concentration required for this interdisciplinary degree. The MS in Professional Studies – which can be completed online or in-person – is a customized, flexible program that meets industry demand by enabling students to strategically combine multiple, complementary fields of study to reflect their unique career and educational goals.

    • The demand for hospitality and tourism professionals is much higher than the supply. Tourism industry accounts for 319 million jobs in 2018, equivalent to 1 in 10 jobs in the global economy.
    • Exciting career opportunities include brand managers, IT professionals, human capital experts, marketing executives, and consultants.

Meet your instructors
from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPolyUx)

Alice Hon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dan Wang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Catherine Cheung, Ph.D.
Associate Dean and Associate Professor
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Ada Lo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Experts from HKPolyUx committed to teaching online learning

Program endorsements

Over the years Dragon Hotel in Hangzhou China has been sending managerial staff to HK POLYU to study master level courses. It’s difficult for our staff to study and work at the same time. We are truly excited to learn that HK POLYU now offers a MicroMasters program that not only offers an innovative and flexible learning opportunity, but one that will help advance the next generation of professionals in the hospitality industry.

Eric Du , General Manager of The Dragon Hotel, Hangzhou, China

The MicroMasters program in International Hospitality and Management is a perfect extension of HKPolyU SHTM vision and approach - a blend of the world's leading integrated teaching and research hotel plus advanced interactive technology to develop outstanding leaders for the tourism industry - broadcasting top-tier teaching to thousands or even millions students around the world.

Richard Hatter , General Manager of Hotel ICON

Enrolling Now

Discounted price: $712.80
Pre-discounted price: $792USD
4 courses in 8 months
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  • Anyone interested in learning about current development of global tourism and hospitality industry. Managerial staff of hospitality and tourism companies. Employees in hospitality, tourism and related businesses who aspire to become senior managers in the industry.
  • Unfortunately, learners residing in one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this program: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this program in all locations. edX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.

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