Κολέγιο CITY College
International Faculty,
CITY College.
Main Campus, Thessaloniki, Greece

Hotel and Tourism Management - MSc

Degree title: Master of Science in Hotel and Tourism Management.
The title is awarded directly by the University of Sheffield.
Duration: 1 year (full time) or 2 years (part time)
Mode of delivery: Classes take place on weekday evenings
Language of instruction: English

Why choose this course?

  • Degree from one of the world’s top 100 universities, the University of Sheffield.
     
  • Supported by world-class five-star hotels (ie. Domotel, Hyatt Thessaloniki and The MET Hotel).
     
  • Opportunities for placements and internships in hotels and resorts assisting students to embark their career while studying.
     
  • Senior hotel managers teach in the programme and deliver classes at the premises of the hotels they manage sharing their expertise.
     
  • Graduates may pursue careers in Tourism, hospitality and event management, sports facilities management and many more.
     
  • Personal tutoring. There is a close working relationship between students and faculty and tutoring on a one-to-one basis.
     
  • Specialised programme of studies focusing on latest management theory and practices within the industry of hotel and tourism.
     
  • A pathway to a successful career in Europe and abroad.

More reasons why:

Accredited by:

CMI

 

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The programme focuses on management theory and practice in the increasingly sophisticated hotel and tourism industry. There is a growing need for professionals to work in the tourism industry today and adopt a marketing based and strategic approach to the development and delivery of these services. This programme is designed for people interested in starting a managerial or entrepreneurial career in the hotel and tourism industry, or those already working in the profession and wishing to improve their management qualifications. It is a management programme based on current academic thinking and industry best practice. It provides students with an excellent opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the wider regional and international business community. The programme is addressed but not limited to students who have acquired their bachelor's degree in a wide range of either theoretical or quantitative fields.

 

Supported by five-star hotels

The programme is supported by world-class five-star hotels (ie. Domotel, Hyatt Thessaloniki and The MET Hotel).

 

Entry requirements

View the application and admission requirements of the programme.

 

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this programme you may view details of the application process.

 

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about this programme, contact our Admissions Team at admissions@citycollege.sheffield.eu

 

Online Sales and Marketing for Hotels
Research Methods for Business
Operations & Process Management
Managing People in Organisations
Accounting for Managers
Strategic Marketing
Festivals and Events Management
Strategic Hotel Management
Dissertation

*This programme may be subject to minor changes

 

Online Sales and Marketing for Hotels
Consumer demand for personalization makes information the most valuable currency for Hotels. From data to knowledge to intelligence to action, our ability to react using real-time information is what gives us a competitive edge. This class will cover Website Conversion Tactics for turning user into guests, Search Engine Marketing for acquiring new traffic, Social Media Marketing for hotel reputation management, Email Marketing for guest retention and Website Analytics for gaining insights. Back to top

Research Methods for Business
This unit provides a series of lectures on academic presentation, writing skills and an introduction to research issues and methods. The unit examines a wide range of research methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative, with reference to their philosophical base and practical application in marketing, management, banking and the leisure industry. The aim is to help students design, implement and apply their own research as well as to equip them to be able to critically evaluate published material. Back to top

Operations & Process Management
This unit involves an overview of the processes and systems which are involved in the receipt, transformation and delivery of products and services in modern organisations. Students develop skills in analysing the major challenges of the operations function and applying specific analytical and numerical techniques in problem solving. Back to top

Managing People in Organisations
This unit involves critical exploration of core concepts in current organisational theory with comprehensive analysis of the new managerial implications and practices. Recent developments in human resource management are discussed in depth, while structural changes in organisations of different sizes and sectors are analysed. Back to top

Accounting for Managers
Analysis of three key aspects of accounting practice. Management accounting involves the provision of information internally to facilitate processes of management control. Financial strategy concerns processes of capital investment and treasury management. Back to top

Festivals and Events Management
Special events constitute a major part of the industry today. They range from small scale events such as local festivals and cultural events to major international sport events and international conventions. The organising companies of special events require today a professional approach with the application of both management and marketing principles. The unique characteristics of event management and marketing will be discussed and analyzed in this unit. Back to top

Strategic Marketing
This unit integrates the "tools" and the framework that practitioners will use in applying marketing. The understanding of marketing requires the understanding of its concepts but the successful application of it requires the ability of analysis, evaluation and synthesis; analysis of the situation, evaluation of it and the synthesis of a solution. Furthermore, effective marketing application requires the ability to decide and implement under conditions of uncertainty and restrictions of resources.
In this unit the students will be expected to develop their analytical, critical and synthetic abilities regarding the elements of the marketing environment. They will be expected to draw on their knowledge of different aspects of marketing and provide complete solutions to marketing problems. Such solutions will be expected to be applied in different sectors of economic activity. Back to top

Strategic Hotel Management
The hotel industry is among the biggest industries in the world involving a variety of dynamics and challenges. Specifically, contemporary customers’ increasing demands require hotel businesses to deliver excellent and authentic services. Thus, tomorrow’s hotel leaders will need to be strategically innovative, detail oriented and quality focused in a diverse and vibrant industry which is markedly labour intensive. This unit offers students a depth of knowledge in hotel management to ensure that they develop a solid understanding of the industry. The unit will cover a variety of strategic areas of hotel management thus offering students insights into operations, guest services and hotel value asset maximization. Back to top

Dissertation
The dissertation represents a piece of individual and original research based on an approved topic of the student’s choice related to the course and selected in consultation with tutors. The term ‘originality’ here does not necessarily imply that the dissertation will develop new theoretical insights or models but that it clearly demonstrates the development of new insights and knowledge in the candidates own mind and work. Back to top

The Business Administration & Economics Department (BAED) of the University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College aims at providing all students with an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment that allows them to acquire important skills and competencies for their professional and personal life.

Business matters at BAED. Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses in management related disciplines are designed to challenge students’ thinking and inspire them to develop the advanced knowledge and analytical skills they will need to succeed in business.

Our academics continually work with international, national and regional businesses as part of their research and use their experiences to make their teaching relevant and up-to-date.
More about the Business Administration & Economics Department

 

Research at the Business Administration & Economics Department

The academic staff of the Business Administration & Economics Department

Contact the Business Administration & Economics Department

 

Graduates of the MSc in Hotel and Tourism Management programme may pursue careers in:
Tourism, hospitality and event management, sports facilities management, leisure facilities management, entertainment industry, food and beverage management  and more.

Career, Employability and Enterprise Centre

The Career, Employability and Enterprise Centre, focuses on helping students to set attainable career goals. It offers advice on CVs and cover letters, and on how to effectively handle job interviews. Through career fairs, and different internship programmes, the department aims at constantly bringing students in contact with prospective employers. 

Every spring we organize the Annual Career Fair presenting with an opportunity to get a first feel of job seeking. During the event students and alumni have interview opportunities with corporate recruiters and present their skills and abilities to potential employers. Large companies, organisations and multinationals from different industries across S.E. Europe participate every year in our Career Fair and offer employment and internship opportunities to our students and graduates.
More about our Career Services.

Contact the Career, Employability and Enterprise Centre at careers@citycollege.sheffield.eu

 

Ms Galatea Kaliakatsos“The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, represents for me anexcellent learning experience that offered me essential skills for the highly stimulating and competitive industry of tourism. Since 2000, I am responsible for the public relations’ and marketing of Hotel Nikopolis Thessaloniki (5* hotel -member of Small Luxury hotels of the World). My position is very demanding and I need to always keep up to date with latest developments in tourism. I often find myself applying the management principles and practices I learnt while I was a student.”

Galatea Kaliakatsos, Greece
PR Manager, Hotel Nikopolis, Thessaloniki

CMI

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

CMIStudents completing the programme have the opportunity to additionally receive another prestigious qualification: the Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

The programme is accredited by CMI, the only chartered professional body that is dedicated to management.
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