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A global industry requires a global understanding

In one of the world's most exciting and far-reaching industries, you'll need an international understanding of management and hospitality to succeed. At Essex, you'll get both.

The MSc International Hospitality Management from the Edge Hotel School is currently under development and intends to launch in October 2021. As such, details of the course including structure and academic content are still under development and subject to change.

In a post-pandemic world, the hospitality sector will require innovation, resilience and adaptability to bounce back from the challenges it has faced. At Edge Hotel School, we're used to challenging convention and delivering innovative, practical courses that equip our students with all of the skills need to become the next generation of hospitality leaders.

Our learning is complimented by the operation of a fully-commercial 4* country house hotel right next door, in which our Masters students will be able to acquire operational knowledge from industry practitioners. Our industry-engaged focus will also ensure opportunities to bolster your career prospects alongside your Masters study, connecting you with a wide-ranging and influential network of hospitality and events professionals.

Delivered in tandem with Essex Business School, our Masters is designed to give you everything you need to launch a long-lasting and successful management career in the global hospitality industry. 

Why study here?
  • Work alongside industry practitioners to bolster your operational experience of hospitality in a fully-commercial authentic hotel environment. 
  • Develop relationships with established industry professionals through networking opportunities to kick-start your career. 
  • Learn from a varied team with decades of hospitality and events experience as well as renowned management experts from the Essex Business School. 

What do we have to offer?

Preparation for a successful career

Our modules and course structure will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to kick-start an exciting career in hospitality management. Our industry-engaged ethos ensures our students possess the attributes employers are looking for - from resilience and adaptability to innovative thinking and authoritative decision making.

We have excellent links with hospitality employers through our continued efforts to engage them with our programmes and our students - in the Graduates Outcomes 2020 100% of our former students surveyed were in employment following the conclusion of their degrees with us.

Important networking and employment opportunities

We're proud of the diversity of industry-led activities we can offer throughout your Masters year with us. We are hopeful to have resumed normal activities by the beginning of your MSc, which will include the chance to attend the EHS Annual Careers Fair that is attended by dozens of prospective employers, our annual Conference and Alumni Networking evening and numerous practitioner-led workshops and masterclasses. 

Our proximity to London (45 mins on direct train from Colchester station) also allows us opportunities to engage with world-renowned organisations in one of the most visited and recognised hospitality hubs in the world.

Develop an understanding of the practical hospitality environment

With our own fully-commercial 4* hotel, students of the Edge Hotel School at any level are able to gain valuable experience and a practical understanding of an authentic hotel environment, working alongside supportive and experienced hotel employees. On our MSc, you will gain the chance to engage in experiential learning as part of the International Food, Beverage and Accommodation Management module and will utilise the hotel as a live case study.

An exciting combination of hospitality and management expertise

Led by Edge Hotel School but delivered in collaboration with Essex Business School, this Masters will give its student a comprehensive academic experience of both the international hospitality sector and applying the concepts of international management strategies to the international hospitality industry. 

In a sector that is growing in cultural and geographical diversity, this Masters will equip you with the essential skills to manage teams across cultures, build international business strategies and understand the ever-advancing requirements needed to succeed in a management career anywhere in the world.