The HBI is a three-year programme that can be fast-tracked in 1.5–2 years.

In the fast-paced world of hospitality and tourism, the industry is moving quickly to embrace innovations and new technologies. Increasing competitiveness within the industry is pushing organizations to seek highly adaptable hospitality professionals who seek to sharpen their knowledge and skills in the digital era through advanced postgraduate study. To cater to the educational needs of hospitality professionals, the School of Hotel and Tourism Management
(SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has launched the online Master of Science in Hospitality Business Innovation (HBI), in the academic year 2022/23.

Tailor-made for seasoned executives who want to advance their careers in the digital era, the HBI offers them the knowledge, tools and frameworks to position their business for global success. A fully online programme offered in a part-time mode, the HBI suits the busy schedules of hospitality executives. Its participant-centred teaching and learning methods and its flexible
delivery pattern will enable industry professionals to complete subjects at their own pace while remaining in the workforce.

Subjects on offer include Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics in Hospitality Business, Hospitality Asset Management, Hospitality Business Research Methods, Hospitality Business Strategies, Hospitality Financial Management, Pricing Strategy and Revenue Management in the Hospitality Industry, Hospitality Leadership and Human Capital Development, Innovation and
Technology Management in Hospitality, Integrated Hospitality Marketing, and Project Management in Hospitality.

The HBI is a three-year programme that can be fast-tracked in 1.5–2 years. An exceptional pathway is made available for learners of PolyUx MicroMasters in International Hospitality Management (MM) to accelerate their careers. Learners successfully completing the MM and are admitted to the HBI may apply for credit transfer and take only seven more courses to complete
the full HBI programme.

For enquiries, please contact Professor Basak Denizci Guillet, Programme Leader, at (e-mail), or Mr Paolo Zhang, Programme Manager (Online Programmes), at (e-mail)