Master

Hospitality Management and Leadership

  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • 2-4 Semesters
  • on campus
  • 60-120 ECTS
  • Degree after 1 or 2 years
  • Full time

Are you communicative, service-oriented and interested in business? Then the Master's in Hospitality Management is the right programme for you. We will get you fit for an international career in all areas of guest-related service provision.

  • English
  • summer and winter semester
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Your course content
What you will learn

If you already have a degree in business or economic studies and would like to specialise in the field of hospitality, the Master's programme Hospitality Management & Leadership is the right choice for you. Perhaps you have already gained practical experience in hotel or restaurant management or another guest-related service company and would like to deepen your theoretical knowledge with a sound education.

In the English-taught Master's programme Hospitality Management & Leadership you will deal with all areas of the service sector. You will gain detailed insights into the tourism sector as well as the hotel and restaurant industry. Furthermore, you will receive further education in the economic sector, which will qualify you for an international management career. You will develop both your leadership qualities and industry-specific knowledge in special corporate functions in the hospitality industry - such as in finance or human resources. An internship abroad or a semester (6 months) at one of our international partner universities opens doors to international management positions in the hospitality industry.

You also get to choose between:

  • 2-year option (120 ECTS)
  • 1-year option (60 ECTS)
  • Please find more information, e.g. required Bachelor's degree for each option, in the section Admission requirements below

Your career prospects
Our innovative approach that pays off

Great prospects - the Master's degree that will take you to the top

With a Master's degree in Hospitality Management & Leadership, you can expect to work in highly diverse and complex fields of responsibility in senior international management positions. With your leadership skills, other relevant key competencies and your specialist knowledge of human resources management in a multicultural context, you are ideally prepared for the demands of international business in the service sector.

In addition, with a Master of Arts (MA) degree you will create the best possible conditions for an academic career in teaching and research.

With your Master's degree in Hospitality Management you could be working in the following selected professional fields:

  • Food & beverage management
  • Hotel planning & facilities management
  • Hospitality management consultancy
  • Service management
  • Hotel / restaurant manager
  • National and international hotel industry
  • Event agencies
  • City and destination marketing
  • Health and wellness facilities
  • Tourism organisations, associations and politics
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It's about you
It's about you

Our study concept

Your studies are divided into 5-week blocks. During this time you focus on one management topic which you get to view from different angles. Thanks to this approach you can learn about real management challenges and strengthen the skills that employers are looking for.

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Your modules 1 year | 60 ECTS

2 Semester 60 ECTS
1. Semester
  • Hospitality Real Estate, Asset Management and Experience Design 5
  • Entrepreneurial Hotel Management and New Work 5
  • Strategic Hotel Distribution & Revenue Management 5
  • Case study: Hospitality Industry Team Project 5
  • Corporate Governance and Business Ethics 5
  • Research Methods 5
2. Semester
  • Analysing International Business (online) 5
  • Master's Thesis 25

Your modules 2 years | 120 ECTS

4 Semester 120 ECTS
1. Semester
  • International Business Development and Digital Intelligence 5
  • Global Markets & Finance 5
  • Leading an Intercultural workforce 5
  • Case Study: Business Development Case or Leading Challenge 5
  • Contracting and Negotiations 5
  • Global Human Resource Management 5
2. Semester
  • Hospitality Real Estate, Asset Management and Experience Design 5
  • Strategic Hotel Distribution & Revenue Management 5
  • Entrepreneurial Hotel Management and New Work 5
  • Case study: Hospitality Industry Team Project 5
  • Corporate Governance and Business Ethics 5
  • Research Methods 5
3. Semester
  • Analysing International Business (online) 5
  • Master's Thesis 25
4. Semester
  • Internship or Global Study Semester 30

Admission requirements
Our requirements

For the Master's programme "Hospitality Management & Leadership" you need to have a passion for the hospitality industry, social skills and the following:

Requirements 2-year option (120 ECTS)

University degree, e.g.

  • min. 3-year Bachelor's degree in hotel/hospitality management (if you do not have the degree certificate yet, you can also submit it before you start your studies)
  • min. 3-year Bachelor's degree in business + min. 6 months of relevant work experience in hotel/hospitality management OR
  • min. 3-year Bachelor's degree in another area + min. 12 months of relevant work experience in hotel/hospitality management

Requirements 1-year option (60 ECTS)

University degree, e.g.

  • 4-year Bachelor's degree in hotel/hospitality management (if you do not have the degree certificate yet, you can also submit it before you start your studies) OR
  • 4-year Bachelor's degree in business + min. 6 months of relevant work experience in hotel/hospitality management OR
  • 4-year Bachelor's degree in another area + min. 12 months of relevant work experience in hotel/hospitality management OR
  • 3.5-year Bachelor's degree in hotel/hospitality management + min. 12 months of relevant work experience in hotel/hospitality management OR
  • 3.5-year Bachelor's degree in business + min. 18 months of relevant work experience in hotel/hospitality management OR
  • 3.5-year Bachelor's degree in another area + min. 24 months of relevant work experience in hotel/hospitality management
  • You have another degree? Contact us

In both options you also need to provide:

  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Secondary School Certificate
  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
  • Copy of your identity card or passport

Please find our English language requirements here:

  • Duolingo 95 Pts
  • TOEFL 87 ibt (direct entry)
  • TOEFL 79 - 86 ibt (with additional agreement)
  • TOEIC 785 (Listening/Reading 785, Speaking 160, Writing 150)
  • IELTS (academic) 6.5 average - please see Language Centre guidelines if results differ
  • CAE (grade A, B, or C)
  • CPE (grade A, B or C)
  • FCE (grade A, B or C)
  • Pearson English Test Academic (PTE-A) 59 points
  • Linguaskill: 176 - 184 (CES) - all four skills required

You don't feel prepared yet? More information about the Academic English Preparation Course

Fees and Funding
Your tuition fees

Your studies at the Dresden School of Management are a valuable investment in your future. As a student at an SRH campus you will benefit from small study groups, individual support and practice-oriented courses. Thus, you will be well prepared for a successful career in management. 

The tuition fees are as follows:

Citizenship | EU/EEA (incl. Switzerland, Western Balkans and Ukraine)

  • 1-year version (2 semesters; 60 ECTS) | EUR 800 / month
  • 2-year version (4 semesters; 120 ECTS) | EUR 680 / month

Citizenship | Non-EU/EEA

  • 1-year version (2 semesters; 60 ECTS) | EUR 6450 / semester
  • 2-year version (4 semesters; 120 ECTS) | EUR 5400 / semester

The amount is fixed for the entire period of study.

In addition, an enrolment fee of EUR 500 for EU/EEA students or EUR 900 for non-EU/non-EEA students is charged at the beginning of the course.

Please find more information about funding options on our Financing your studies page.

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Application process and deadlines

Please find the Application and Late Arrival deadlines here.

We are happy to welcome you to our university. This is our application process:

  1. You submit your online application via the SRH Application Portal
  2. If you meet the admission requirements, we will invite you to a personal/phone interview
  3. If the interview is successful, you will receive an acceptance letter and the study contract
  4. You sign the study contract and send it back to us
  5. You pay the enrolment fee (all students) and – if you are a non-EU/non-EEA student - a EUR 3000 deposit
  6. You receive your letter of admission
  7. You take part in our Welcome Week and then you are good to go!
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  • You will take part in a step-by-step learning experience
  • You will study in small teams through practice-oriented tasks
  • You can concentrate on what is important in 5-week blocks
  • You will receive individual support from your lecturers
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