MBA Hospitality

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP13500 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP11000 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
The QMU MBA Hospitality programme at Queen Margaret University fulfils the Universitys vision of providing an industry relevant and interdisciplinary experience for students.


Employers look beyond the letters when recruiting and want employees with real-life experience, so weve replaced the traditional dissertation with a student centred, hospitality focused project that allows you to investigate, design and lead a real world project in connection with an external business or organisation. Within the hospitality sector the need for high performing groups and teams holds a particular importance. By connecting our modular structure, our course takes a clear and consistent focus on team and project dynamics, and challenges you to take on different types of roles in delivering objectives.
The teaching team who deliver the masters courses have experience of leading high profile teams within the hospitality industry and other related sectors. Our hospitality team have great passion and enthusiasm about their areas of expertise and are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with you. Your fellow students will come from a wide range of geographical, educational and business backgrounds, enhancing the overall experience. What our students have in common is a gusto for the hospitality sector and a desire to learn and succeed. If you are considering applying and can add your mix of enthusiasm and ambition to the course we would be delighted to discuss entry with you. If you would like to visit QMU, please get in touch.

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee
  • GBP13500 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP11000 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Credits 180 credits
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

Teaching, learning and assessment: You will attend lectures and seminars, work in groups, complete case studies, participate in field trips, carry out independent learning, participate in discussions, develop ideas, and engage with experiential learning. Assessment methods include management reports, essays, and reflection on practice and group work with presentations. A unique aspect of the course is the challenge to design, lead and reflect upon a hospitality project that focuses on an external business partner. You will be expected to frame this challenge towards the hospitality sector. Central to the course experience is the regular involvement of guest speakers and field trips which provide valuable insights into practice, contemporary trends and thinking. Class sizes are normally 10-30.

Links with industry/professional bodies: QMU is an approved centre of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. As an approved centre, we are working towards facilitating CMI professional qualifications within our postgraduate awards. The MBA involves a number of guest lecturers and visits to industry, for example Diageo, New Lanark Heritage Centre, Nairns and Glenkinchie Distillery.

Teaching hours and attendance: Modules you study on-campus require you to attend classes and carry out independent work. Attendance requirements at QMU depend on which module you are studying and whether you are full or part-time. In most instances the taught elements of the full-time course occur on Tuesday, Wednesday (AM) and Thursday. Part-time students have the option to select different routes each year.

English Language Requirements


  • Traditionally, postgraduate students have an honours degree or equivalent and two years industry experience. We will consider new graduates who can demonstrate additional capabilities. Additionally, we welcome applications from graduates with an ordinary degree who can show a period of post-graduate work experience or substantive industry experience and a commitment to CPD.
  • Accreditation of prior learning: You may be granted exemption from studying a module or modules up to a maximum of 60 credit points, provided you can demonstrate successful achievement of all the learning outcomes.
  • International: Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.0. with no individual component score below 5.5.

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