Advanced Coursework: International Hospitality Management Micromasters powered by edX –Online Program

Offered by: Hong Kong Polytechnic University

College credits:

Course length: 6 weeks per course



Education level: Master's degree preferred

The International Hospitality Management MicroMasters Program focuses on developing your ability to manage high quality hospitality and tourism businesses around the world.

This MicroMasters Program is designed to develop international leaders for the global hospitality industry. You will gain in-depth knowledge about marketing including segmentation for the luxury traveler, the latest technology in the field, and the best marketing, human resource, and related business practices.

You will learn through a blend of strategic perspectives and pragmatic implementation, interdisciplinary subject exposure, problem identification, decision making theory and management application.

If you want to further your education, build on the credential and take advantage of the opportunity to be accepted into The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Master of Sciences in International Hospitality Management for a fraction of the cost.

Job Outlook

  • There is a higher demand for hospitality and tourism professionals than the supply. The global employment number of Hospitality and tourism employees in 2015 is over 284 million.
  • There are exciting career opportunities as Brand Manager, Consultant, Director of Human Resource, and Big Data Analyst in Hospitality and Tourism Industry.
Real Career Impact

"Over the years Dragon Hotel in Hangzhou China has been sending managerial staff to HK POLYU to study master level courses. It’s difficult for our staff to study and work at the same time. We are truly excited to learn that HK POLYU now offers a MicroMasters program that not only offers an innovative and flexible learning opportunity, but one that will help advance the next generation of professionals in the hospitality industry."— Eric Du , General Manager of The Dragon Hotel, Hangzhou, China
"The MicroMasters program in International Hospitality and Management is a perfect extension of HKPolyU SHTM vision and approach - a blend of the world's leading integrated teaching and research hotel plus advanced interactive technology to develop outstanding leaders for the tourism industry - broadcasting top-tier teaching to thousands or even millions students around the world."— Richard Hatter , General Manager of Hotel ICON
What You'll Learn:

  • Management skills in the international hospitality industry to prepare for advanced positions in hospitality and tourism.
  • How to use segmentation to maximize revenue and appeal to the luxury market.
  • Technology that can be used to optimize your success in the international hospitality business.
  • Marketing strategies and tactics.
  • Leadership skills and best practices for managing human resources.


Courses require individual enrollments. Courses for this program include: 
  • Luxury Management 
  • Hospitality and Tourism Technology and Innovation 
  • Managing Marketing in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry 
  • Managing Human Resources in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

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Cost and Schedule

Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.


With tuition assistance, Guild students may be eligible to pay a fraction of the published cost to advance their education.

  • Tuition assistance benefits from your employer 
  • Guild's tuition discount, and no out-of-state tuition costs.


edX courses are 100% online and asynchronous, which means you can log in when it's convenient for you - from almost any place in the world with an internet connection. You'll be able to move through the courses at your own pace. Stay a little longer where you need or want more time, and speed through the materials that you master quickly.  
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