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Study programmes Hospitality Management & Leadership M.A.

English Fulltime

Master in Hospitality Management and Leadership
Master of Arts

Become a trendsetter in the hospitality business

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

120 ECTS

Duration of Study

4 Semester

Start Date

summer or winter semester

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, Duolingo 95 or similar OR confirmation of your former university / school that English was the medium of instruction of your course
  • 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

The tuition fees are as follows:  

for EU/EEA students4,080 € per Semester
for non-EU/non-EEA students

5.400 € per semester

This amount is fixed for the entire duration of the degree programme. In addition, an enrolment fee of 500 € for EU/EEA students or 900 € for non-EU/non-EEA students is to be paid once at the start of the programme.




Content, Objective and Course Structure

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)

The first semester serves to prepare graduates of bachelor's degree programmes in Hospitality Management or with economic content and experience or affinity for the hotel industry for their future tasks as internationally deployable managers. For this reason, the focus of the first semester is on evaluating the economic challenges of the industry in the context of global trends and challenges, e.g. technological, digital or intercultural. Future markets and their opportunities should be recognized by the students in order to develop business models including the necessary financing. In addition, it is important to understand the importance of leadership in harmony with the corporate culture and to develop and apply the relevant competencies.

Aplication of Leadership Tasks  (2nd Semester) 

In the second semester, these leadership competencies are applied in the specific leadership tasks of the industry, in particular the cooperation with owners, financiers or real estate management companies. In addition, different operator concepts, global distribution strategies and the development of concepts both in culinary and hospitality are analysed and sustainably designed against the background of market developments. The development of personal and social action competences is particularly promoted in the "Contracting & Negotiation" module, which is particularly reflected in the intercultural context. Academic Paper Design & Writing develops both creative skills and competences in scientific methods and thus academic thinking.

Going International (3rd semester)

In the third semester, the focus is on internationality. Depending on the prerequisites and objectives of the student, the competences developed so far are either further developed in a practical phase (6 months) that meets the requirements and is reflected upon with the support of the supervisors or deepened during one semester at one of the partner universities with an industry-specific curriculum.

In-Depth-Experience  (4th semester)

The last semester begins with an online research module ("Analysing International Business"), followed by the master's thesis, ideally combined with a question from hotel practice.

Career Perspectives

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.

Here you can see some possible career fields, you have:

  • Cruise companies
  • Exhibition Industry/ Event agencies
  • City Marketing
  • Catering / Gastronomy
  • Health tourism
  • Travel portals/ agencies
  • Project Management
  • Wellness tourism
  • Airlines
  • Leisure/ Cultural centres
  • Hotel industry
  • Mode of transport
  • Tourist information
  • Business travel
  • Holiday parks.

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:

  1. 3-year bachelor's degree from a recognised university 
  2. Basic understanding of economics proven by modules in previous studies  
  3. Experience in the hospitality industry
  4. 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, Duolingo 95 or a school leaving certificate).
  • A university degree completed in English will suffice as proof of language proficiency.



Good to know

Our professors and lecturers

Dr. Hannes Antonschmidt

Head of study programme

Study Programme Director International Marketing Management & International Tourism & Event Management DUAL
Professor for Tourism with focus on Hotel Management
Telephone +49 351 407617-43 Send an email

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vanessa Borkmann


Professor for Tourism with focus on Hotel Management
Telephone +49 351 407617-42 Send an email

Prof. Dr. Fanzaneh S. Zoghi


Professor Business Administration and Head of study programme Business Psychology
Room 300
Georgenstraße 7 7
Telephone +49 351 407617-53 Send an email

Ralph Schuhmann


Emeritus / Ernst Abbe University in Jena & Research Director / Contractual Management Institute of the SRH University Berlin.
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Comments on the study programme

Marco Bensen

In the chain hotel industry more and more general managers have a master's degree. Due to the increasing challenges of the industry, I would also recommend students with high ambitions.

Marco Bensen

General Manager Meliá Düsseldorf am Hofgraben

Angelo Rokossa

The Master's programme prepares me first-class for management tasks in the top hotel industry. This makes me feel that I am up to the challenge.

Angelo Rokossa

Bachelor student in the 6th semester

Our Tip from the Career-Service

It is important for the Master's students - especially if they do not have a sector-specific Bachelor's degree - to establish many contacts in the sector. This can be a well-prepared visit to the ITB or our own career fair.

Annett Reichardt

Career Service

Questions about the programme? Contact us.

Study Advisor

Annett Reichardt

Annett Reichardt


Corporate Relations & Studienberatung
Telephone +49 351 407617-52 Send an email


Prof. Dr. Hartwig Bohne

Head of study programme

Professor für Internationales Hotelmanagement
Telephone +49 351 407617-45 Send an email

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