Hospitality Management (M.A.)


As a Master graduate in Hospitality Management you are prepared for an executive position in the hospitality sector and for the specific challenges that come with it - an ideal start to your career:

  • You will learn how to apply operative management and specific strategic concepts to global companies
  • You will extend your knowledge of the success factors and the structure of value-enhancing business models – in the hospitality sector in general and in the hotel sector in particular
  • You will discuss the financing of growth strategies, the profit-oriented running of individual hotels and the maintenance and establishment of international hotel brand names

Order of Study


The first semester focuses on updating and expanding your technical expertise in compulsory subjects of "General Management":

• Service Operations & Organisation
• Performance Measurement & Management
• International Business Ethics
• International Corporate Governance
• International Economic Policy
• Advanced Research Methods
• Applied Statistics
• Language Course I


This semester expands your expertise in:
• International Negotiation Skills
• Leadership
• Language Course II

Under the technical supervision of your lecturers you can choose four out of six possible areas (elective courses) to define a first foundation stone of your personal expertise profile:
• International Organizational Behavior
• Advanced International Human Resources
• International Management Accounting & Control
• International Marketing
• International Financial Management
• International Financial Accounting


In the third semester you will gain knowledge of Strategic Service Management and expand your specialisation in Hospitality:

• Hospitality Management Seminar
• Pricing & Distribution Management
• Hospitality Project Planning & Development
• Food & Beverage Management
• Strategic Hospitality & Tourism Marketing


This semester is all about completing your studies by writing your Master Thesis as an independent scientific paper for solving a management task under expert supervision of professors and lecturers.

• Master Thesis
• Colloquium