Since 1992 the Norwegian School of Hotel Management has offered a Master in International Hospitality Management and is the only institution in Norway offering this master’s programme in English.
When you graduate from the program you will have acquired the following knowledge, skills and competence:
- Know and understand important management and leadership challenges in tourism and hospitality industries.
- Know and understand fundamental theories for management and leadership in the tourism and hospitality industries.
- Know and understand the psychology of employees and customers.
- Know and understand the principles of doing research in management-related social sciences.
- Be able to make strategic considerations and build up a business strategy.
- Be able to search, evaluate and integrate state-of-the art existing knowledge.
- Be able to choose and apply, in an ethical way, relevant knowledge on hospitality- and tourism relevant problems and challenges, decisions, implementation and control.
- Be able to structure problems, and collect and apply information to make optimal decisions.
- Be able to plan and conduct research.
- Be able to write managerial memos and scientific papers.
- Have a lasting competence to work as a manager and leader in service related industries.
- Have an ability to facilitate the operation of a multicultural work place and to work effectively as a team member in international networks.
- Have acquired competence to contribute to science and knowledge.
- Have a scientifically based competence for life-long learning.
- Be ready to enter a PhD program
The master’s programme is designed to prepare students for career entry or management positions in commercial, public or non-profit organisations providing visitor services at the local, national or international level.
During this two year-programme, graduates will acquire appropriate knowledge in general leadership theories and their implementation to the hotel, restaurant and tourism industries.
In order to be eligible for master’s programmes in Norway, you need to document a bachelor’s degree of minimum three years. Depending on where you completed upper secondary education, you may be required to have more than three years of university education. Please check the GSU-list for detailed information and requirements for each country.
A Bachelor’s degree, which includes at least 80 ECTS credits in one or several of the following subjects is required:
- Hotel/Hospitality Management
- Restaurant Management
- Business Administration
The minimum GPA (grade point average) for admission to this Master’s programme is 60% or 3 on the ECTS grading scale. However, admission to this programme is highly competitive and applicants must demonstrate good academic standards and top grades.
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