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International Hospitality and Tourism Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
Online
The joint master in International Hospitality and Tourism Management from the Open University of Cyprus is a forward-thinking and intellectually rigorous higher degree programme, which aims to offer the opportunity to career minded individuals, irrespective of their academic background, to enter the fascinating and globally career promising world of tourism. 
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Overview

At the same time, the programme offers the opportunity to professionals already in the industry to enhance their career progression to senior managerial positions. The same is programme is offered in the Greek language.

The programme in International Hospitality and Tourism Management is offered jointly by the Open University of Cyprus and the Cyprus University of Technology.

The programme is designed to provide students with essential knowledge surrounding the operational and organizational side of the hospitality and tourism industry, as well as lay the foundations on the managerial and strategic business skills needed to excel in this sector. 

Moreover, it’s designed to enable students to stimulate critical thinking into creating new opportunities whilst at the same time tackling specific industry challenges, hence opening up new horizons for the industry at large as well as for the development of the next generation of self-instinctive hospitality and tourism managers. Furthermore, the programme equips students with the ability to tackle complex business situations and touches upon global issues and trends in the sector, deals with competing demand, strategic planning, strategic marketing, human resource management, service quality, and corporate social responsibility. Overall, graduates are primed to become influential business leaders.

Learning Outcomes

  • The tourism industry is, and has been, among the major influential industries in the World. Despite the economic instability that might prevail at times in different parts of the world, tourism has a steady annual growth. In times of economic crises, tourism can withstand big economic shocks and in fact, it can be used as a vehicle for economic development. 
  • Needless to mention the importance of tourism into direct and indirect employment; into foreign exchange earnings; into public and private income; into cultural exchange; and into publicity of the country. The list of benefits emanating from tourism activity is non-exhaustive.
  • In many countries, the tourism industry is characterized by shortages in people at the top end of the scale who will be well equipped to take the industry forward. It is well documented that in many parts of the world, the hospitality industry lacks visionary management, whilst at the same time; there is abundance of skilled front-line employees.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Hospitality Management 
  • Accounting and Finance for the Hospitality Industry
  • Tourism Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
  •  Alternative and Special Interest Forms of Tourism
  • Hospitality Human Resources Management 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree from a valid/recognized higher education institution.
  • All candidates must have a very good knowledge of the English language in order to be successfully attend the programme.
  • Competency in the use of computers.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3996 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3996 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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