8 months
792 USD/full
792 USD/full
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The International Hospitality Management (Online) programme atThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University, bridges the knowledge gap between the workplace and higher education.

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The first online hospitality and tourism MicroMasters in the world, this groundbreaking 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. 

The International Hospitality Management (Online) programme is offered by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University .


Led by Professor Cathy Hsu, 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 ManagementInternational Wine Management programme or the online Master of Science in Hospitality Business Innovation. As of 1 April 2022, the MicroMasters programme has attracted more than 100,644 participants from 198 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Managing Human Resources in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • Managing Marketing in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • Innovation and Technology Management in Tourism and Hospitality
  • Luxury Management

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 8 months
    • 6 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




31 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Who is this MicroMasters program intended for?

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    792 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 792 USD for the full programme during 8 months.
  • National

    792 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 792 USD for the full programme during 8 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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International Hospitality Management (Online)
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