Master in International Hospitality Management


Hospitality is a growing industry that continually innovates to meet the demands of global customers. As such, this programme is curated to meet the industry's constantly evolving needs. Graduates of the MIHM will be equipped with industry insights, inter-disciplinary knowledge, global management styles and strategic decision-making techniques, preparing individuals for managerial roles in hospitality and tourism.

In this programme you can expect critical discussions concerning emerging issues and key principles related to hospitality management. These discussions look into issues on an international scale, meaning that the knowledge gained is relevant all across the globe. Students can also expect in-depth research studies comprising planning, organisational insight, strategy, and data analyses at a high-level.

January, April, September
1 Year (full-time)
2 Years (part-time)
Career Prospects
  • Business Development Manager
  • Regional General Manager
  • Operations Director
  • Hospitality Education
  • Market Intelligence Manager
  • Consultant For Hospitality Businesses
  • International Planner for Events & Projects

Programme Structure

9 Modules and 1 Research Project

Marketing Innovation for Hospitality Business
Competitive Strategies for Hospitality Business
Research Methods for Hospitality and Tourism
Brand Management for Hospitality Business
Global Food Management
Leadership for Hospitality Business
Advanced Revenue Management
Contemporary Issues in Hospitality
Events Planning and Management
Hospitality Research Project

Areas of Research

Hospitality management
Hotel studies
Tourism and hospitality service marketing
Heritage and culture tourism
Tourism and hospitality human resources management
Branding and promotions in tourism and hospitality
Sustainability in tourism and hospitality
Culinary studies
Halal food studies
Halal food studies
Business travel and MICE
Green events
Communication in event studies
Student studying

Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree

A recognised Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00 or equivalent from a recognised institution of higher education, as accepted by the University’s Senate;
A Bachelor’s degree with CGPA of below 2.50 out of 4.00 or its equivalent qualification can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years of working experience in relevant field.

Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.0
  • TOEFL 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based) or 100 (internet-based)
  • PTE Academic 70 overall

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Student Testimonials

  • Khoo Ke Xin

    The great experience during my undergraduate programme

    has encouraged me to pursue the Master programme at the School of Hospitality and Service Management. I am confident to join this new programme as I trust the lecturers and the administrative staff of the School. They have always provided their kind assistance as well as professional advice. The School also provides state-of-the-art resources, in terms of facilities and any related software. Even during the MCO period, I was still able to attain fruitful learning and received a lot of information. The teaching and learning were not narrowed to academic perspective only, but also extends to updated industry practices. This enables me to have a deeper understanding and expands my knowledge even though I am not an industry player. I believe that I can do better in the future with what I learn during this Master programme.

    Khoo Ke Xin

    Twinsup Industrial Supply Sdn Bhd
  • Ng Kok Ann

    It has been an honour

    to be part of the very first cohort of students for the inaugural Master in International Hospitality Management programme at the School of Hospitality and Service Management, Sunway University.

    It was not a difficult decision to return to where I obtained my bachelor's degree, knowing the quality of the education provided. However, pursuing a specialization can be daunting, but the academic staff's constant support has reaffirmed my commitment and passion for the industry.

    The experiences and lessons imparted to me have led me to successfully complete a management trainee program and succeed in my role as a duty manager. Most importantly, the programme developed my critical analysis and problem-solving skills and prepared me to look at situations from different perspectives with added insights from academic and industrial experts. The experience helps me stand out amongst my peers and allows me to be efficient and innovative in the workplace.

    At the Master's level, students are encouraged to discuss and debate with professors, lecturers, and peers and defend decision-making with factual reasoning. Research-wise, I was readily prepared with research methodologies and techniques that enabled me to produce a research paper that I am proud of. Additionally, the habit of research has helped me find new solutions in my workplace.

    Last but not least, being the student representative of this postgraduate programme, I can confidently say that the programme will allow individuals to accomplish their ambitions and goals. A word of advice - no one can take your experience and knowledge away from you, and those are the greatest assets.

    Ng Kok Ann

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