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Hong Kong Polytechnic University

International Hospitality Management

Hong Kong Polytechnic University via edX MicroMasters


The International Hospitality Management MicroMasters program offers a new way of nurturing talents for the dynamic global hospitality and tourism industry.

This program is designed to develop leaders for the global hospitality and tourism industry. You will gain in-depth knowledge about the luxury market, the latest technologies in the field, and the best marketing, human resources, and other important business practices.

You will learn through a blend of strategic perspectives and pragmatic implementation, problem identification and decision-making, as well as interdisciplinary theories and management applications.

If you want to further your education, your MicroMasters program certificate can fast track your study for the on-campus Master of Science in International Hospitality Management, International Tourism and Convention Management, International Wine Management program, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Hospitality, or Luxury Experiences Management at a fraction of the cost.

*You have the option to take one or more courses at a time, depending on your schedule.

Individual Endorsements:

“In the digital age, everyone has access to online resources. However, a study program developed by a reputable university offers more comprehensive and well-designed content and delivery that attract first-hand endorsements from leaders in academia and industry, such as the following: “The program format of the MicroMasters (MM) in International Hospitality Management is fascinating, easy to use, and has a balance of complexity and simplicity. By being up-to-date and concise, the MM complements my MSc in International Tourism and Convention Management study and develops my career path. I am now a project officer in the Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service, Hong Kong. I am responsible for an innovative social program in destigmatizing the local community recycling through public education. The knowledge and training I have received from the MM and my postgraduate study together greatly enhance my skills in project management.””

Karcsi Lam
MicroMasters Graduate

"The MicroMasters program was the perfect stepping stone for me on my path to pursuing a Master's degree in the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. It is an excellent choice for students transitioning from undergraduate to Master's study. Not only has it given me the opportunity to learn from experienced professors and professionals in the industry from around the world, but it has also assisted me to complete my Master's degree more efficiently through credit transfer. Even better, the online learning mode allows me to study anytime, anywhere! That offers me great learning flexibility without the constraints of study time and space."

Ziwei Zhu
MicroMasters Graduate


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Managing Human Resources in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Understand essential human resources concepts and theories and analyze contemporary issues in the management of human capital.

Course 2: Managing Marketing in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Learn the latest principles and theories in marketing and how to apply them to the hospitality and tourism industry.

Course 3: Innovation and Technology Management in Tourism and Hospitality

Learn about information and communication technologies [ICTs] and innovations in the hotel and tourism industries.

Course 4: Luxury Management

Understand the power of a luxury brand and gain the business skills needed to provide premium goods and services within the hotel and tourism industry


Taught by

Basak Denizci Guillet, Ph.D., Dan Wang, Ph.D., Alice Hon, Ph.D., Sangwon Park, Ph.D. and Markus Schuckert, Dr. rer.soc.oec.


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  • Anonymous
    The courses for this micromasters are very fast paced. The only major sources for the information is provided in the form of lectures with no option, in most cases, of having something to review without rewatching the videos. The deadlines operate w…

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