MBA with Hospitality Management

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100% Online MBA with Hospitality Management

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Stand out from the crowd in global hospitality with St Marys’ 100% online MBA with Hospitality Management

St Mary’s University’s 100% online MBA with Hospitality Management deepens your knowledge of economics, cost-based decision making, corporate financial management, operations, marketing strategy, organisational management, corporate planning and more. In our digital classroom, you will apply the theories you learn to real-world workplace challenges, collaborate and work effectively in teams across and within functional areas, enhance your communication skills, sharpen your critical and analytical thinking, deepen your ethical decision-making in business contexts, and proactively anticipate rapidly changing business challenges in a global economy.

The hospitality management specialisation comprises three courses designed to provide you with insight into the multi-faceted domains that make up the industry. The programme covers core fundamentals of the industry’s make-up, giving insight into corporate philosophies and practices, and how these can be transformed into operational implications. The courses will help you understand the core principles and skills needed to manage the complex and challenging relationship between customers and visitors and hospitality providers. You will also gain a detailed understanding of yield and revenue management within hospitality contexts, using tools and techniques to improve and evaluate the operation’s overall profitability.

You’ll develop your capacity to :

  • Analyse the impact of globalisation, market trends, and changing consumer demands on the hospitality industry, and develop innovative hospitality concepts that meet evolving market needs.
  • Develop and implement a customer-centric approach to designing and delivering hospitality services that focus on the guest experience.
  • Evaluate the environmental, social, and economic impact of hospitality operations and develop a sustainability strategy that improves the quality of the hospitality experience.
  • Develop and implement revenue and yield management techniques to optimise revenue and profitability.
  • Analyse major hospitality firms’ product and service offerings and evaluate their strategies for achieving market superiority through growth and diversification.
  • Develop performance improving strategies and interpret hospitality performance measurements to evaluate the key performance drivers in accommodation services management.

And grow your career

Hospitality is not only one of the world’s biggest industries: it’s also one of the most dynamic, exciting, and fast-growing. The MBA with Hospitality Management will develop the in-demand skills and knowledge you need for a career in hospitality management, in roles such as: Hotel Manager, Events Manager, Restaurant Manager, Conference Centre Manager, Bar Manager, Facilities Manager and more.

With a programme designed for you

St Marys’ 100% online MBA with Hospitality Management is for those looking to take an upwards step into service industry management, without stepping back from their careers. You’ll learn the basics of management and leadership, while gaining the specialised skills critical to the hospitality industry including how to optimise operations and maximise yield in service contexts. It is designed to suit busy professionals looking to combine work alongside study with 100% online and part-time learning – so you can study anywhere, and at any time.

Programme Modules

Global Hospitality Experience
Gain an understanding of the attitudes, skills, and behaviours required to manage the complex and challenging relationship between temporary visitors to a destination and those responsible for caring for them. Temporary visitors are defined as individuals who spend 24 hours or more in a location outside of their normal residence; and care of those visitors is provided by organisations that provide accommodation, food and beverage, and activity products and services.
Global Hospitality Operations Management
Gain insight into hospitality management and the multi-faceted domains that make up the industry. You’ll explore the fundamentals of the hospitality industry’s make-up, providing an insight into both corporate philosophies and practices, as well as how they may transform into operational implications. Finally, you’ll examine how these philosophies and practices can influence future career development.
Yield Management for Hospitality
Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge to understand and apply the principles of managing yield from resources and space in the hospitality sector including: accommodation, food and beverage and meeting and events. You’ll gain a detailed understanding of the yield and revenue management function within a hospitality organisation using tools and techniques to improve and evaluate the operation’s overall profitability. Additionally, you’ll focus on understanding the drivers for improving both the top line and the bottom line with tools and techniques specific to the hospitality sector.
Business Strategy

Gain a perspective on organisations, both within and outside of the for-profit business world. You’ll apply learned strategic analysis and managerial thinking to organisations to make better decisions that improve the competitive position and provide value for its key stakeholders. Finally, you’ll explore the main theories, concepts, and models of strategic analysis and their role in management practice.

Finance for Managers

Examine the key financial fundamentals necessary for managing an organisation's operational activities and achieving its strategic goals. You’ll learn about the time value of money, investing in various instruments, making critical decisions regarding capital expenditures, and various methods for successfully capitalising the firm. Managing critical cash flows and allocation of financial assets are also discussed from a managerial perspective.

Economics for Managers
Explore key economic concepts, theories, analytical techniques and the economic fundamentals. You will learn about the supply and demand model, the fundamental market model where trade-offs and choices are considered by comparing benefits and costs. Product and market structures are also analysed at the firm level, while macroeconomic issues of fiscal and monetary policy are explored at an aggregate level. Finally, you’ll gain an understanding of selected topics in international trade, financial markets, economic growth, and positive and negative externalities.
Financial Accounting and Analysis

Many business decisions throughout every level of an organisation are based on the information found in the company’s financial statements. Explore how small and large process changes can increase organisational efficiency and profits through analysing financial statement information. Finally. you’ll examine how decisions made about capital projects, long-term investments, and a company’s risk aversion impact the bottom line.

Leadership & Organisational Behaviour

Equip yourself with the skills and characteristics necessary to be an effective leader. You’ll learn how to apply leadership skills during change and in multicultural and diverse environments. The common thread throughout the course will be leading with strong managerial ethics, emotional intelligence, and reflective leadership. You’ll also explore the relationship between contemporary leadership issues and classical leadership theory.

Marketing Management

Explore the design and implementation of the best combination of marketing efforts to carry out an organisation's strategy in its target markets. You’ll develop an understanding of how an organisation can benefit by creating and delivering value to its customers, and stakeholders, and the skills in applying the analytical concepts and tools of marketing to such decisions as segmentation and targeting, branding, pricing, distribution, and promotion.

Operations Management

Gain a deep understanding of operations management and how it is critical to your success in any field, from consulting to entrepreneurship to general management. You’ll explore the major problems and decision processes of operations management such as operations strategy, process and capacity planning, facilities planning, aggregate planning, materials planning, and quality planning.

Business Intelligence & Visualisation Tools

Business Intelligence (BI) uses historical data to better understand and thereby improve business performance, as well as create new strategic opportunities for growth. Part of this process is to display the results in graphical images for easier understanding. Examine the technologies used to support organisational decision-making. You’ll develop an understanding of data organisation, and examine the BI processes and techniques used in transforming data into knowledge and value. Various functions and applications of business intelligence are described, including but not limited to reporting, online analytical processing, data visualisation and business process management.

Research Methods for Business and Management

Develop your understanding of research in general and business. You'll address both academic business research and business consultancy research and examine the concepts and theories underlying research, as well as the practice of research. This course has an applied focus. You'll identify a feasible research topic through readings and assignments and develop a research proposal for academic business or business consultancy research. You will examine how research problems and questions are identified and the process of achieving thoughtful, effective, and efficient research design. You will also investigate the importance of the literature review and how to carry it out for optimal effectiveness in research. You will also study the philosophical and epistemological assumptions underpinning the research approaches and methodologies, as well as their role in determining the design and implementation of the research. Finally, you will also examine the ethical aspects of research and consultancy.


Entry requirements

To study St Mary’s University's 100% online MBA with Hospitality Management you will need to have completed:

  • An undergraduate degree at 2:2 (or higher), or
  • 3 years’ relevant work experience in a professional/managerial role

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English, or most recent education or work experience was not in English will need to demonstrate proficiency by completing an approved English language test such as IELTS (6.0 overall with no individual sub-scores under 5.5), Pearson PTE (55 overall minimum), or equivalent.
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