Master in International Hospitality Management

School of Hospitality

School of Hospitality


About The Programme

Hospitality is a growing industry that continually innovates to meet the demands of global customers. As the Master in International Hospitality Management represents the service industry, which is evidently growing in advanced economies, this programme will open doors to numerous specialised fields. The Master in International Hospitality Management (MIHM) is curated to meet the constantly evolving hospitality industry needs. Graduates of the MIHM will be equipped with the 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 from international dimensions with regards to hospitality management. Students can also expect thorough yet in-depth research studies comprising planning, organisational insight, strategy, and data analyses at a higher-level, crucial to the development and innovation of the industry.



January, April & August



1 year (full-time)
2 years (part-time)


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Bursaries and Scholarships Available

Sunway Graduate Merit Scholarship
Awarded to students with outstanding academic results who are interested to pursue their education in the Master in International Hospitality Management.
Eligibility: Bachelor Degree programme CGPA 3.50 and above; Applicable for 2020 intakes with Academic Certificate validity of year 2018 onwards.

Alumni Bursary
Graduates of Sunway University (UG) and Sunway College (VUBU) get to enjoy a 30% Alumni Bursary off tuition fee, equivalent to RM13,500.

MIHM Inaugural Bursary
Bursary of RM8,000 is applicable to students applying for the MIHM programme for the inaugural intake, August 2020.


Career Prospects

  • Management and leadership roles in the service sector industries
  • Regional General Manager / Operations Director / Executive
  • Business Development Manager
  • Hospitality education in the further and higher education sectors
  • Destination planner
  • International liaison for market development
  • Market surveys / Market Intelligence Manager
  • Consultant for the service sector and business start-ups
  • 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
  • Business travel and MICE
  • Green events
  • Communication in event studies


Entry Requirement

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                         6.5
TOEFL                        600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based) or 100 (internet-based)
PTE Academic            70 overall


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