The MSc in Hospitality and Tourism Management is taken over four semesters. The first three semesters have a more classroom based approach whilst the final semester allows students to apply the skills and knowledge they have leaned to a final project of their choosing.
Each module is challenging and intensive, typically involving 45 classroom hours.
The second year of the programme will be held at the University of Florida’s Rosen College, one of America’s biggest schools of Tourism and Hospitality and located near some of the most visited destinations in the world.
|International Tourm Management|
|Critical Issues in Hospitality Human Resources|
|Strategic Marketing in Hospitality and Tourism|
|Guest Services Management|
|Financial Analysis of Hospitality Enterprises|
|Summer Term (only for students that are not taking the Dual Degree)|
|Two week study trip to Orlando|
|Elective (at the Rosen College)|
|Management of Lodging Operations|
|Research Methods in Hospitality and Tourism*|
|Management of Food Service Operations
|Elective (only for students in the dual degree program)|
|Hospitality/Tourism Strategic Issues (Capstone Course)|
|Applied Project in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry|
There is an extensive offer of elective courses, introducing a significant flexibility in the program.
Each student may freely chose areas and courses according with his/her objectives. The list of electives is annually subject to change. But as reference you may consider the following:
- Advanced Training and Development in the Hospitality Industry
- Organizational Communicationsin Hospitality/Tourism Enterprises
- Case Studies in Lodging Management
- Case Studies in Restaurant Management
- Convention Center Management
- Advanced Vacation Ownership Resort Planning
- Hospitality/Tourism Information Technology
- Feasibilities Studies for Hospitality/Tourism Enterprises
- Vacation Ownership Resort Sales Management
- Convention and Conference Sales and Services
- Hospitality/Tourism Industry Brand Management
- Hospitality/Tourism Risk Management
- Economics of Travel and Tourism
- Tourism Industry Analysis
- Event Administration
- New Technologies and E-Commerce in Hospitality/Tourism Enterprises
A faculty member in the UCF Rosen College and in ISCTE's Business School will serve as Program Coordinators, and have oversight responsibilities for joint research ventures, and faculty/student exchanges. They will further coordinate and oversee the implementation and administration of the dual degree program at UCF and ISCTE, respectively.
Prof. Paul Rompf, UCF Rosen College Graduate Programs Director, and Prof. Paulo Rita, Professor of Marketing IBS - ISCTE, were appointed as coordinators.
|Prof. Paul Rompf||Prof. Paulo Rita|
Program Board in Portugal
- André Jordan (President of the Business Council)
- Prof. Paulo Rita (Director)
- Miguel Júdice (Hospitality Advisor)
This program benefits from having two world-class faculties sharing their international vision, outstanding research and experience in the Management and Hospitality and Tourism areas. In addition the program also benefits from a shared goal to both Schools of providing an outstanding learning experience with every course and a deep contact with the business reality.
The teaching methodologies adopted in the Master in Hospitality and Tourism Management are characterized by a strong practical and entrepreneurial component. The different curricular units foster the undertaking of practical work and empirical studies so that each student can develop his/her knowledge and skills through a constant interaction between new concepts and their applications.
ISCTE Business School and UCF Rosen College will provide the program a high quality faculty team mixing Management and Hospitality and Tourism expertise, with a relevant international experience and well connected with the industry.
UCF Rosen College Faculty
|ISCTE Business School Faculty (Resident and Invited Faculty)|
Academic Year 2012/13
In the first year the following table shows the provisional calendar at ISCTE Business School. The second year will have a similar pattern at ISCTE, but for the students enrolled in the dual degree program, the second year in the Rosen College, Orlando, will start in late August.
|Term 0 (Optional)||Introductory courses||Beginning of September|
|Kick-off Weekend||Vision Weekend (Residential)||Middle of September|
|2nd Year||Final Project
|1st Semester||Final Exams
|Second Chance Exams
|2nd Semeter||Final Exams||12-05-14||22-05-14|
|Second Chance Exams||02-06-14||06-06-14|
Note 1: Though unlikely, minor changes may be made to the schedule due to circumstances beyond IBS's control.
Note 2: Some exams may be done during the courses period
|1st Year||ISCTE Business School - € 10.000,00|
| 2nd Year
||UCF - € 13.000,00 (one year at Rosen College in Orlando)|
For the 1st Year:
|Tuition (1st installment)||€ 1.800,00||in enrollment|
|Tuition (2nd installment)||€ 1.025,00
||from 1 to 30 November 2013|
|Tuition (3rd installment)||€ 1.025,00||from 1 to 31 December 2013
|Tuition (4th installment)||€ 1.025,00||from 2 to 31 January 2014|
|Tuition (5th installment)||€ 1.025,00||from 1 to 28 February 2014|
|Tuition (6th installment)||€ 1.025,00||from 1 to 31 March 2014
|Tuition (7th installment)||€ 1.025,00||from 1 to 30 April 2014|
|Tuition (8th installment)||€ 1.025,00||from 1 to 31 May 2014|
|Tuition (9th installment)||€ 1.025,00||from 1 to 30 June 2014
A limited number of scholarships is available to candidates providing clear evidence of outstanding academic achievement. The scholarships may cover up to 100% of the tuition fees.
A high GMAT or GRE score enhances a student's scholarship application.
Please note that the scholarship application is only considered after submitting programme application and payment of the respective application fee.
To apply for a scholarship at ISCTE Business School, candidates should complete an online application form and send digital versions of the following documents to mastersFT.email@example.com :
- Transcript of Records
- 2 Letters of Recommendation
Scholarships Turismo de Portugal
Our Master programme counts already with sponsorship by Turismo de Portugal (the Portuguese National Tourist Office) which addresses financial support to students in the form of scholarships. The scholarships will be given to selected students as a result of an assessment process among the applicants. Negotiations are also being conducted with other potential sponsoring organizations.
As a student in the MSc International Programmes, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a number of job types. The Centre for International Careers & Employability (CICE) helps you to research your career options, and then prepare you to pursue the best jobs to maximize your unique skills and interests.
Areas to Explore in Hospitality & Tourism Management
- Hotel Manager
- Restaurant Manager
- Catering Manager
- Conference Centre Manager
- Event Organiser
- Customer Service Manager
- Fitness Centre Manager
- Outdoor Pursuits Manager
- Sports Development Manager
- Theme Park ManagerTourism Manager
Know more about CICE here.