MBA with Hospitality Management

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100% Online MBA with Hospitality Management

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  • TOTAL FEES / PER MODULE FEES : £9,000 / £750
  • PROGRAMME DURATION : 24 Months

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About the programme

Embark on a fulfilling career in the service industry and play a pivotal role in creating exceptional customer experiences. Through online learning, explore how you can contribute to the growth and optimisation of businesses in the competitive hospitality sector.

The 100% online MBA with Hospitality Management from Queen Margaret University is a specialised programme for individuals seeking advanced knowledge in the hospitality industry. It empowers you to develop critical thinking, strategic decision-making, and leadership abilities to manage service industry operations effectively.

You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the operational aspects of hospitality, including accommodation, food, and beverage services. You will also analyse the dynamics of hospitality production and consumption and the significance of branding and consumer behaviour in service development and delivery.

Upon completion, you will be equipped to make well-informed decisions in strategic hospitality leadership roles and acquire expertise, skills, and qualities necessary to drive the success of service industry enterprises at local, national, and global levels.

Learn on-the-go with flexible study

Our MBA with Hospitality Management programme is 100% online and can be studied from anywhere in the world without needing to attend campus. Designed for busy professionals, it offers the freedom and flexibility to pursue your academic ambitions without sacrificing your work or family commitments. You can study while continuing in your current role and apply what you learn immediately.

Programme Modules

Organisational Leadership (MBA)

Explore the foundational concepts and models of leadership, including transformational, inspirational, and charismatic leadership. You will also examine the sociological turn and development of critical leadership studies, and how culture can shape the identity and performance of leaders, as well as the expectations of followers. Additionally, you will learn about the challenges of working with diverse groups, including regional and national cultures, and how to exercise responsible leadership, including power, influence, and ethics. This module will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become an effective and responsible leader in your chosen field.


Accounting for Managers (MBA)

Develop a critical understanding of essential management accounting and finance topics within a business environment and learn the importance of managing customer value parameters (cost, quality, and time) through management accounting practices for value creation.

Data Analytics and Decision Making (MBA)

Explore the sources of data and how data is collected, processed, and presented, and then continue the data lifecycle by considering how this is used within informed decision-making processes within contemporary enterprises. Upon completing this module, you will be able to answer questions such as: How can businesses be certain that their data is reliable and valid? How can they link that to a primary function within management and leadership, making decisions.

Research Methods for Management (MBA)

Gain the knowledge and skills required to carry out a project at master’s level successfully. You will develop essential research skills and knowledge that you can apply within the context of business. Starting with developing a philosophical underpinning of knowledge appropriate for master’s level study, you will learn good research practice and research design. You will also explore the design of data collection instruments, data collection processes, data analysis and management methods, and research ethics.

Project Management - Theory and Practice

Evaluate and apply project management theories, tools, and techniques to design a project management approach based on a case study. Issues such as the nature and scope of a project, the project methodology, contracting and working with suppliers in project management, planning of project activities, delegation and team management, communications planning, quality management, cost planning and control, risk management, baselining and project change management, time control and project closure are all explored. Finally, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the higher-level function of managing and leading a project.

Leading Change

Develop critical insights into the process of change management and explore the models of change management, and how these can be effectively implemented within organisations. You will examine how the process of change can be lead, and moreover the specific roles people have in that change process. Leading change is not without its complexities and as such you will further considers the varying approaches that can be taken to minimise some of the challenges that organisations and stakeholders may experience from change.

Strategic Management

The module incorporates strategic concepts, tools, and techniques that organisations can employ to assess their environment and resources and make strategic decisions towards long-term success. The knowledge and skills developed in this module are transferrable and used in a broad range of management functions.

Contemporary Issues in Hospitality Management

Critically evaluate a range of contemporary issues that affect the international hospitality industry, including the hospitality macro and microenvironment, ethics, environmental issues, demographic change, food waste, energy and water conservation, new technology, emerging markets and changing travel and leisure trends, natural and manmade disasters, contemporary corporate communication, policy and strategic planning, wellbeing, and accessibility.

Innovation Management in Hospitality

Explore the principles and practices of innovation within contemporary enterprise and consider how innovative products are brought to market through the principles of entrepreneurialism. Utilising the hospitality industry as the environment in which a product is to be launched, you will research and develop an innovative product you propose bringing to the marketplace. You will critically evaluate the changing nature of the hospitality environment and how consumers are changing and formulate an innovative product that meets evolving or future consumer and market requirements.

Sustainable Hospitality Operations

Explore the developments in contemporary issues affecting hospitality operations and cover the core issues, including a critical analysis of various aspects of the external drivers and dynamics shaping the expectations of hospitality operations to be responsible and sustainable as an underpinning philosophy for hospitality organisations.

You will examine the evolution of expectations regarding organisations as good corporate citizens in a contemporary commercial context and the importance of this as a key strategic priority alongside the issues around getting it right and wrong within a commercial hospitality context. You will gain a critical understanding of global, local, and future-orientated benchmarks, including the UN Global Compact and Sustainable Development Goals and other suitable benchmarks are drawn upon to inform the students’ thinking and practice. Throughout this module, you will be tasked to audit an organisation’s current practice, appraise and map its impact based on researched and identified artefacts and make recommendations for how sustainable operations can be developed further.

MBA Project

Assess a business-related issue at a charity, business or social enterprise of your choice and undertake research and develop recommendations for action the organisation could take. The project must be completed within the prescribed time (maximum of 16 weeks), and you will manage the identified project. There is a single component of assessment, which is a reflective exercise based upon a developed portfolio of learner experiences and the development of a correlating personal development plan.

Admission requirements
  • A recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) from an accredited college, institution or university, equivalent to or higher than a UK Bachelor Honours degree qualification plus one year's work experience.

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  • We may also consider applicants who do not hold a recognised degree but who can demonstrate at least two years of relevant work experience - professional, managerial or supervisory role.


English Language Requirements


If English isn’t your first language, you will need to provide evidence of English language ability.

  • IELTS (Academic) at 6.0 overall with no individual component below 5.5
  • Pearson PTE (Academic) overall minimum 59 with 59 in all components
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CCAE & CPE) with minimum scores of 162 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
  • TOEFL iBT overall minimum 80 with 18 in Reading; 17 in listening, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing
  • Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II: Merit or Distinction
  • Duolingo minimum overall score of 100 with no individual component of literacy, comprehension, conversation and production below 90
  • IGCSE - ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE need minimum grade C
  • IGCSE - ENGLISH LANGUAGE minimum grade C
  • Degree - Taught and Assessed in English and completed within the last three years with transcript confirming language of study is English
  • O-Level English Language or GCSE English Language Grade C or above (UK Exam Board)
  • Malaysian SPM 1119 Grade C or above
  • If you are a national of a UKVI listed English speaking country, you are exempt from providing a language certificate

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