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Study Programmes Study programmes at our campus in Dresden MA Hospitality Management & Leadership


Master in Hospitality Management & Leadership
Master of Arts

Become a trendsetter in the hospitality business

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Anika Geringswald

Your way to the top management levels of the international hospitality industry.

The Master's programme is a very good choice for you if you...

  • would like to specialize in the hospitality sector according to your management bachelor's degree
  • have already acquired knowledge of the industry during your Bachelor's degree and would like to deepen this knowledge
  • are looking for a postgraduate course with innovative contents in hospitality management and personnel management
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Your contact for this study programme

Anika Geringswald

  • Overview
All facts at a glance
Degree Master of Arts (M. A.)
Credit Points

120 Credits

Duration of Study

4 Semester

Start Date

April and October

Admission Requirements
  • Three-year Bachelor's programme
  • Basic understanding of economics proven by modules in previous studies
  • Proven very good knowledge of English. We accept TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAE, CPE or similar
  • Relevant studies or at least 6 months professional experience in the hospitality sector
Languages English

6-month internship abroad (students who had at least 6 months of relevant qualified professional experience in the hotel industry or in tourism abroad before the start of the Master's programme can be exempted from the internship abroad upon application and acquire the degree after three semesters)

International Experience

Semester abroad or internship abroad

This makes you a specialist - the Master's programme

The english taught master course of studies Hospitality management & Leadership at the SRH university campus Dresden addresses itself in its conception to ambitious personalities, who want to secure themselves - based on a profound economical knowledge - a top position in the Hospitality industry.

The Master's programme is designed in such a way that the essential leadership skills are developed and the graduates are prepared for future challenges in the industry.

Each semester covers the following topics:

Leadership Skills  (1st semester)

In the first semester, leadership competencies are developed according to our innovative teaching and learning concept CORE ("Competence Oriented Research and Education") according to the needs of the market. In the first module "Trends & Concepts" you will learn to evaluate global trends and challenges, e.g. technological, digital or intercultural, to recognize future markets and their opportunities and to develop business models including financing.

Aplication of Leadership Tasks  (2nd Semester) 

In the second semester, the specifics of the industry and the research-relevant fields that are important for the management of a hotel company are analysed and discussed.

Going International (3rd semester)

The third semester includes an internship abroad or a semester abroad in which you can prove your acquired skills in an intercultural context.

In-Depth-Experience  (4th semester)

In the fourth semester, you will learn empirical research methods in an online module and then devote yourself to your Master's thesis.

Best prospects - the Master's programme takes you to the top

Nothing stands in the way of your career after our Master's degree. The industry also offers ideal conditions for this, as international hotel chains are increasingly dominating the market and the need for managers is increasing.

Master's graduates can count on very interesting fields of activity, especially in upper management. In such positions at the top of the company, specialist knowledge is essential. For this reason, the best future prospects exist for managers who specialise in the hospitality industry and are academically qualified.

Master graduates can count on very interesting fields of activity, especially in upper management. In such positions at the top of the company, leadership ability and key competencies are important. In the hospitality industry, qualified managers therefore have the best future and career prospects.

In addition, with the degree "Master of Arts (M.A.)" you create the best conditions for an academic career in teaching and research.

What you need to bring - Admission requirements for the Master's programme

The Master's programme demands service orientation, motivation and social competence from our students. We are happy to give the same back to them with small courses, individual career advice and demanding teaching.

The requirements:

  • 3-year bachelor's degree from a recognised university 
  • Basic understanding of economics proven by modules in previous studies  
  • Experience in the hospitality industry
  • Proof of language skills
    The following English proficiency tests are accepted:

    • TOEFL 87 ibt
    • TOEIC Listening/Reading 785, Speaking 160, Writing 150
    • IELTS (academic) 6.5
    • CAE (grades A, B, or C)
    • CPE (grades A, B or C)
    • Pearson English Test Academic (PTE-A): 59 Points
    • B2 First: 173

    We are currently also accepting the following tests in times of Covid-19:

Studying at SRH Berlin is worth the investment. You benefit from high-quality education that will prepare you for the challenges of your dream job.

A degree from SRH Berlin facilitates the entry into the job market. Excellent study conditions and comprehensive services help you focus on your studies.

Tuition fees

EU/EEA (incl. Albania, North Macedonia, Switzerland)€680 / month
Non-EU/Non-EEA€5400 / semester

Please note: The monthly/semester tuition fees remain the same for the entire duration of the study programme.

An additional enrolment fee of €500 (EU/EEA students) / €900 (Non-EU/EEA students) is to be paid once at the start of the programme.

Questions about the programme? Contact us.

Study Advisor

Anika Geringswald

University Administration

Study Advisor (Dresden School of Management)
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