University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

Hospitality Management

Part-time fees: Year 1 £4200 Year 2 £4200. The MBA is the most highly regarded, top-ranking management programme in the UK. The Huddersfield MBA is designed to provide the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs with the highest level of management education and personal development. This MBA course helps provide the knowledge and skills development you would expect from a standard MBA with a particular focus on hospitality management. Studying for an MBA at Huddersfield will help you realise your ambitions, become a more effective manager, develop a strategic and global management perspective and improve your communication skills. Inspirational and expert tuition (our MBA teaching staff are all Fellows of the Higher Education Academy), exposure to the latest management thinking and the potential to benefit from and learn with other talented students for the duration of the programme will help equip you for senior management roles. Having successfully completed the MBA programme you should be well-placed to achieve your personal goals. The qualification helps make you a valuable asset to your organisation where you have the potential to climb the career ladder. Alternatively, you may choose to use your MBA to redefine your ambitions and change your career direction.

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree or equivalent professional qualification. In addition at least 2 years' relevant work or managerial experience. Part-time: a good 1st degree or equivalent professional qualification. In addition, at least 2 years' relevant work or managerial experience. Applicants who do not meet the entry criteria for this course, may want to take a fast track programme taken over 2 terms leading to the award of a Certificate in Management Studies(CMS). Applicants with significant managerial experience without a formal degree are encourageed to apply. Applicants already holding a university diploma in management studies (DMS) may be considered for entry on to the programme at the start of Term 4.

Course modules

Core management modules: Finance for Managers. This module enables you to develop an understanding of the purposes and uses of financial information, together with the ability to use quantitative skills to improve performance management and decision making within an organisation. Business Economics:
This module aims to provide a simple framework for beginning to understand some of the behaviour observed in firms, markets, and industries and offer some suggestions as to appropriate forms of optimising behaviour. A range of models and concepts for the analysis of business activity are introduced. The discussion will demonstrate that while the assumptions and devices used in economics may sometimes seem simple and abstracted from reality, it can nonetheless often provide a powerful framework for interpreting and framing strategic issues. Managing People in Organisations (F/T). Managing People in Organisations is an extremely practical module which introduces critically analyses and evaluates key elements of Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour to enable effective deployment of people within organisations. A strategic exploration of the global context within which people work and are managed is also carried out through a range of organisational behaviour concepts and theories. The assessment for this module is a 5000 word analytical report based upon an Organisational Case Study provided (worth 100 per cent of module marks). Service Operations and Marketing: This module develops your exposure to the needs and wants of a variety of service customers, including the buying behaviour of service customers, segmentation strategies and the customer experience. You will develop your knowledge of managing operations through methods, models, tools and techniques relevant to service provision. The assessment for this module is a 5000 word analytical report based upon an case study. Strategic Thinking: This module explores the nature of strategic thinking and strategic management within a range of organisations and across business networks. Case study is used extensively to inform this debate and to cultivate analytical competencies. The intention is to develop your abilities to think strategically and increase critical awareness of your roles in, and relationship to, strategy. Module assessment is via a short essay and a case-study based examination. Global Leadership and Change:
This module addresses the need to adapt to different international cultural perspectives and worldviews in the light of changing ideas. A topical and eclectic guest lecture series stretches your thinking and conversational skills leading to an individual assignment which assimilates the ideas received during the lecture programme. A written group assignment gives you the scope to identify important global concerns and develop new insights into leadership and change issues. A written group assignment gives you the scope to identify important global concerns and develop new insights into leadership and change issues. Postgraduate Dissertation Proposal: This module considers how to draft, frame and research a topic on an area of interest. It is a precursor to the dissertation module and equips you to understand both research methods and philosophy. The main research philosophies together with the actual practical means of carrying out business research will be explored. A written dissertation proposal (worth 70 per cent of the module marks) helps you set out your research ideas and explain your chosen research philosophy and methods. A poster (worth 30 per cent of the module marks) visually depicting your research area, methodology and philosophy will also be submitted. Postgraduate Dissertation. This is a self-initiated theoretical and investigative piece of research that offers you an opportunity to research a topic related to your subject in the form of a written dissertation (15,000 words). In consultation with an allocated supervisor, you agree a suitable research agenda which will allow you to demonstrate a high level of research, analytical and presentational skills. This builds upon the ideas generated from previous study on the dissertation proposal agenda which will allow you to demonstrate a high level of research, analytical and presentational skills. Studying the Hospitality Management route you will also undertake the following 2 modules: Management of International Hospitality Organisations. This module critically explores contemporary forces within the Management of International Hospitality Organisations. On completion of this course students will have the ability to synthesise and apply concepts in an informed and innovative way; with the objective of addressing plausible solutions to ongoing organisational dilemmas in the international hospitality industry, brought about by the management of discontinuous change. Assessment is via a 3,000 word - report (50% of module marks) and 3,000 word Individual essay (50 per cent of module marks). Hospitality Operational Analysis and Planning. This module aims to increase your understanding and analytical skills when faced with performance management of the hospitality industry. You will investigate an international hospitality business and present an over view of your findings (worth 30 per cent of module marks). How effectively operations are managed is also a key issue and so emphasis will be placed on extending the process of operational management. Building on from your presentation you will develop your case study in report format (worth 70 per cent of module marks). Following the taught elements of the course you will undertake a dissertation as a major project that enables you to specialise in the hospitality management area. This will be supported by workshops on research methods.

Assessment methods

Group discussion and skill sharing, along with more traditional teaching methods and modern technology contribute towards making the programme lively and interesting. Lectures are supplemented by guided reading, case study analysis, workshops, tutorials and seminars as well as essays, time constructed assessment activities, learning logs and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MBA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MBA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,950 per Whole course (England) 12 months
MBA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,950 per Whole course (International) 12 months
MBA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,950 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MBA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,950 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
MBA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,950 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months
MBA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,950 per Whole course (EU) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Huddersfield Huddersfield HD1 3DH Yorkshire and the Humber

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