Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston (UH) and have joined forces to offer an exceptional Master’s programme in Global Hospitality Business.
Representatives from the three universities and industry leaders joined a conference on 8 December to officially launch the Master of Science (MSc) in Global Hospitality Business. Spanning across three continents with unparalleled professional immersion, the new and unique programme will start in September 2015.
Professor Michel Rochat, General Director EHL, opened the event and expressed his enthusiasm for this new programme, “We are very excited to launch this Master’s* programme with our partners in Hong Kong and Houston, USA. Each university is a** recognised leader in hospitality management education and, together, we aim to offer students the most advanced Master’s degree in the sector*.”
“In a world that has become very connected, it is vital future leaders have strong international perspectives and an in-depth understanding of local markets. Cultural immersion is key to a holistic approach to the global hospitality business,” added Professor Kaye Chon, Dean SHTM. “Throughout this intensive programme, students will spend one semester on each campus and benefit from the exposure and knowledge gained in each market.”
Professor John Bowen, Dean Hilton College, elaborated, “The hospitality sector has tremendous growth perspectives for the years to come, and our graduates will have a unique advantage in tomorrow’s job market”.
As presented by Dr Fabien Fresnel, Dean EHL, “This Master’s* programme was designed in close collaboration with top players in the hotel, tourism and service industry, and students will benefit from a strong professional immersion during their curriculum*.”