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Introduction

The hospitality industry is competitive and international.  This programme is designed to develop the skills you need to manage a commercial operation in the international hospitality industry and beyond.  Graduates can perform managerial roles within organisations such as multinational hotels, leisure groups, conference venues, and food and beverage outlets.


The programme aims to develop a future hospitality manager with a global, social and ethical awareness of the contemporary business environment within which the international hospitality sector operates. Students You will learn to be forward-thinking, analytical and innovative, and at the same time develop communication and leadership skills that enable you to be successful in a hospitality career. With these abilities, gGraduates can progress rapidly to management level positions within organisations such as multinational hotels, leisure groups, conference venues, restaurant chains and catering outlets.
 

UK-specific contents may not be applicable to HK students
 

Programme Features

High ranking
SHU is ranked the 6th in the UK for Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism (The Guardian University Guide 2023).

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

Sheffield Business School is also one of only four schools worldwide that have EPAS accreditation for undergraduate programmes in hospitality and tourism.  EPAS is a world-renowned standard for the quality of business or management programmes which have an international perspective.

Teaching & learning
Study a robust programme of hospitality-specific and business modules and gain a qualification that combines research, business acumen and real-world work experience.


Experienced teaching staff
You are taught by lecturers with a rich industry background – from serving the Queen to opening new hotels and owning catering businesses – who infuse teaching with research, industry expertise and passion for hospitality.


No examination
Assessment based on 100% coursework and project


Modules

Strategic Management

This module is constructed to ensure that all successful students will have a credible and broad grounding in the subject of strategic management in the context of international events, tourism and hospitality businesses. These are the skills and knowledge which when applied to the organisations in which you will work in the future will allow you to progress and develop your managerial careers.

Critical Approaches in Hospitality Marketing, Experiences and Analytics

The module covers a wide spectrum of the tactics and strategies that are utilised within the hospitality sector, and will enhance your knowledge and understanding of the international marketing environment by examining the critical debates that underpin contemporary marketing practices.

Hospitality Management Consultancy

This module is designed to further develop your managerial and academic abilities, and will require you to apply your knowledge built up over the course to recommend innovative and creative solutions to a complex problem within a hospitality business setting.

Research Project

The module aims to engage students to identify a research question and to design and develop a research method to investigate this question presenting results in an academic research project format. Through a student-based approach to learning, you will develop and enhance several key skills and attributes which are important in your work life and future study.

Academic and Professional Development

The module introduces and develops a broad range skills and capabilities for success in your academic and working careers. You will learn how to succeed to a high academic standard, plus important skills for the workplace such as working in a team, problem-solving, and how to communicate effectively; verbally, written and with numbers.

 

Assessment

Coursework, presentation(s) and project(s).

 

Recognition

QF Level

QF Level : Level 5
QR Registration No. : 16/001011/L5 
Validity Period : 01/09/2017 - 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.

Financial Assistance and Scholarships

 

 

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Holders of a VTC Higher Diploma in relevant subject areas such as Hospitality Management, Hotel, and Catering:
  • HD in International Hotel and Tourism Management;
  • HD in International Hospitality Management (Hotel, Catering and Service Management Elective);
  • HD in Hotel Management;
  • HD in Hotel and Catering Studies;
  • HD in Hotel and Catering Management;
  • HD in International Hospitality Management;
  • HD in International Hospitality and Tourism Management;
  • HD in Wine and Beverage Business Management;

OR

Holders of Higher Diploma, or Associate Degree, or equivalent qualifications in relevant subject areas such as Hospitality Management, Hotel, and Catering will also be considered.

 


English Proficiency Requirements

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

OR

  • At least an overall IELTS score of 6.0, or equivalent.

 

 

 

Fees & Funding

Fees

  • Application Fee : HK$200 (No application fee before the deadline!)
  • Registration Fee : HK$3,500
  • Tuition Fee : HK$73,450 by 2 instalments
     (Deduct up to HK$33,200 via NMTSS)


The tuition fee is as low as HK$250 if you are eligible for NMTSS and receive SPSS Outstanding Performance Scholarship (OPS).
(i.e. Tuition Fee HK$73,450 - 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 current 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 Prospect

This programme prepares you for managerial roles within sectors of hotels and accommodations, restaurants and foodservice, pubs, bars and coffee shops, meetings, exhibitions, conferences and events, and theme parks and visitor attractions.

 

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 may pursue to progress onto postgraduate study in specific hospitality-related Masters, ; for example, MSc International Hospitality Management as well as the more generic business programmes such as Marketing, and Project Management at local or overseas universities.

 

Connect with Us

Enquiries

Programme Coordinator

Dr. Ricky Chan 

Tel. no.

2595 2525

Email

rickycwk@vtc.edu.hk

 

 

General Enquiries

Mr. Thomas Yeung

Tel. no.

2595 8443

Email

thomasth@vtc.edu.hk

 

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Registration No. : 251510. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.