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

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Master in Hospitality Management & Leadership
Master of Arts

Become a trendsetter in the hospitality business

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Julia Brendler

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

Julia Brendler

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

120 Credits

Duration of Study

4 Semester

Start Date

October 2019

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

Tuition fees

Students EU/EWR - € 620 per month Students

Non EU/Non EWR - € 680 per month

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 1.5-year 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  
  • Language requirements for the English-based programme are TOEFL (84 ibt) or comparable certificates (e.g. IELTS Academic: at least 6.0; TOEIC: at least 785 or a school leaving certificate). A university degree completed in English will suffice as proof of language proficiency.
  • Experience in the hospitality industry 

Questions about the programme? Contact us.

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Julia Brendler

University Administration

Service Desk, International Office (Campus Dresden)
Telephone +49 351 40 76 17-20
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Karin Zimmermann


Dresden School of Management
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