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Introduction

This programme builds on your all-round knowledge of business, adding a strong emphasis on hospitality and tourism management within a global context.  It includes specialist modules that cover key issues for hospitality and tourism managers as well as the business of conferences, events and entertainment.  It also gives you a wider perspective on operational practices and strategic decision-making processes in international hospitality management.

 

Programme Features

High ranking
Northumbria University is ranked 14th in the UK for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism (Complete University Guide 2023)

High recognition
This programme is offered by Northumbria Business School which is AACSB accredited. AACSB is known for its very high standard, less than 5% of business schools worldwide have received this accreditation.

Northumbria is also the only university in the North East of England to be recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Institute of Travel and Tourism, which is the UK’s professional body for the travel and tourism industry.

Employable graduates
This programme equips you to develop careers in management with national and multi-national companies by displaying a sophisticated understanding of hospitality and tourism management.  Our graduates are highly sought after in the hospitality and tourism industries.  Past graduates have been employed by well-known companies in the industry, such as the Peninsula Hong Kong Hotel, Maxim’s Caterers Limited, the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

 

Modules

Academic and Career Development

This module equips you with the necessary knowledge and transferable skills for your future employability, career development and academic studies.  It will be concluded with a theoretical session and a number of practical exercises designed to develop your self-confidence and employability.

Innovation and Creativity in Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Having learnt the basic fundamentals behind consumer behaviour and the importance of new product development and innovative and creative service products you will move on to cover a wide range of topic areas from a management, marketing, operational and strategic perspective, such as wedding, health tourism, tailor made tourism, ski tourism, nature tourism, event innovation and so on. The module concludes by reflecting on practice and developments in THE SME’s (small, medium size enterprises) and makes a comparison with operations and practice in larger organisations and how innovative products are developed within these organisations.

International Hospitality Management

The module provides knowledge of both historical and current factors which have shaped the industry and provides you with the skills to evaluate changes taking place in key markets and be able to consider the implications of these for hospitality providers.

Contemporary Issues in Business

On this module, you will learn about critical thinking and reflection, and doing so, you will develop the necessary critical skills to perform both of these effectively as a learner in higher education. You will learn about the necessary academic skills required to undertake a critical review of existing literature on a contemporary issue within the business and management disciplines. On completing this, you will be able to conduct a critical literature review on a subject appropriate to your degree programme.

International Issues in Hospitality and Tourism

You will learn about the critical strategic challenges facing managers in the international hospitality and tourism industries. Hospitality and tourism are dynamic industries and need to be able to respond to changing consumer trends and internal and external business variables, so emphasis will be placed on the latest developments in international hospitality and tourism operations and contemporary management practices.

Strategic Management and Corporate Responsibility

You will learn how organisations can compete successfully in economic terms while managing their corporate, social and environmental responsibility. At the end of the module you will learn to critically evaluate the factors which underpin an organisation’s success (or otherwise) in managing the triple bottom line and will have learned how to use appropriate frameworks to analyse research material and draw useful conclusions.

Supporting Study

The aim of the module is to facilitate the development of your independent learning over the one-year course. Induction and on-going personal support activities are to be phased in line with the academic development and the need to support the delivery of programme modules.

 

Assessment

Individual assignment, group work, presentation and report

 

Recognition

 Recognition

      Northumbia University Newcastle Business School is AACSB accredited. AACSB is known for its very high standard, less than 5% of business schools worldwide have received this accreditation.


 

QF Level

QF Level : Level 5
QR Registration No. : 13/000135/L5 
Validity Period : 01/09/2013 - 31/08/2025

 

Importance of choosing a non-local top-up with QF Level 5

Employment
  • Degree qualifications pitched at QF Level 5 are formally recognised by the HKSAR Government for employment purposes within the Civil Service for graduate posts.
Further Studies
  • Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes.  Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong or Overseas.
  • Graduates of this top-up degree programme can enjoy a 20% alumni tuition fee discount when they study a Master’s degree at Northumbria University’s UK campuses (London or Newcastle)

Financial Assistance and Scholarships

 

 

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements
 

Holders of a VTC Higher Diploma (HD) in relevant Hospitality areas:
  • Airport Operations Management;
  • Arts and Cultural Events Management;
  • Aviation Services and Passenger Transport; 
  • Customer Services for Aviation and Passenger Transport;
  • Hotel and Catering Management;
  • International Hospitality and Tourism Management;
  • International Hospitality Management;
  • International Theme Park and Event Management;
  • Tourism and MICE; 

OR

Holders of Higher Diploma, or Associate Degree, or equivalent qualifications in relevant subject areas such as (a) Tourism and Hospitality Management and (b) Airline Service and Management will also be considered.

 

 

English Proficiency Requirements

  • Applicants holding post-secondary qualifications (e.g. Higher Diploma, Associate Degree) taught and assessed in English for 2 years from recognised institutions;

OR

  • At least an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with 5.5 in each component), or TOEFL 575, or Pearson overall 62 (with 51 in each component), or equivalent.

 

Fees & Funding

 Fees

  • Application Fee : HK$200 (No application fee before the deadline!)
  • Registration Fee : HK$3,500
  • Tuition Fee : HK$78,700 by 2 instalments
     (Deduct up to HK$33,200 via NMTSS)


The tuition fee is as low as HK$5,500 if you are eligible for NMTSS and receive SPSS Outstanding Performance Scholarship (OPS).
(i.e. Tuition Fee HK$78,700 - NMTSS HK$33,200 - OPS HK$40,000)

Eligible students for NMTSS only need to pay the tuition fee net of NMTSS. After admission, students with outstanding academic performance at sub-degree level will be nominated for OPS and the awardees will receive the scholarship around July/August next year. The disbursement of NMTSS and the award of OPS will be subject to the final approval by the Education Bureau (EDB).



Scholarships

A variety of attractive scholarships are available to prospectivecurrent and graduating SHAPE students.

 

Financial Aids 
The following HKSAR Government financial assistance schemes are available to eligible students who pursue this programme at SHAPE:


Financial Assistance Schemes
 
Amount (HK$)
Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme (NMTSS) Up to $33,200 per year 
[AY2022/23]
Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP)

 Up to $89,080
(Tuition fee grant)

Up to $8,620
(Academic expenses grant)

Up to 55,560
(Living expenses loan)

[AY2022/23]

Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS)  Up to the annual tuition fees payable in the academic year


For details including eligibility and subsidy amount, please refer to the hyperlink of each scheme.

 

 

Career Prospects/ Further Studies

Career Prospects

This programme equips you to develop careers in management with national and multi-national companies by displaying a sophisticated understanding of hospitality and tourism management.  Our graduates are highly sought after in the hospitality and tourism industries.  Past graduates have been employed by well-known companies in the industry, such as the Peninsula Hong Kong Hotel, Maxim’s Caterers Limited, the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

 

Further Studies

  • Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes.  Upon graduation, students may pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level offered by local universities in areas such as Global Hospitality Business and International Hospitality Management.
     

  • Graduates of this top-up degree programme can enjoy a 20% alumni tuition fee discount when they study a Master’s degree at Northumbria University’s UK campuses (London or Newcastle).  Relevant Master’s degrees at Northumbria include, for example, “MSc Business with Hospitality and Tourism Management”. 

 

Student Awards

Student Awards
 

Student

Award

Cheung Ling Kiu, Cola

HKSAR Government Talent Development Scholarship 2021-22

 

Connect with Us

Enquiries

Programme Coordinator

Dr. Lily Sun 

Tel. no.

2595 2516

Email

lily.sun@vtc.edu.hk

 

 

General Enquiries

Mr. Ming Tao

Tel. no.

2595 8359

Email

hmtao@vtc.edu.hk 

 

Connect with SHAPE Community


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Registration No. : 250997. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.