Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Hotel Management


Program Description

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  • Multidisciplinary programme equipping students with the professional knowledge and skills for a broad range of complex, managerial and specialised work activities in the global hospitality business
  • Educate students about the business of hotel and food service management
  • Customer-service focus enabling graduates to excel in the hotel and food service industry
  • International Student Exchange Programme allows students to live and learn in another culture and country
  • Internship opportunities let students gain knowledge and practical experience from renowned hospitality organisations around the world
  • Study tours enable students to experience different styles of hospitality firsthand in global business hubs
  • Hotel ICON, the School’s ground-breaking teaching and research hotel, offers students an unparalleled learning platform that fosters entrepreneurial spirit, creativity and innovation

Who should enrol?

  • Passionate and motivated students
  • Anyone who looks for an educational programme that provides practical and specialised management education
  • Anyone who appreciates diverse opportunities for international exposure and practical experience in hotel management
  • Anyone aspiring to be future leaders in this dynamic global industry

Students' Reflections

“Being an SHTM graduate helps us to connect and network with other alumni in the industry. As an internationally renowned school, employers recognise this and are confident in knowing that our knowledge and skillset are honed for a strong start in the industry. During my time at SHTM, all the fundamentals were covered to set me up for a good career in the hospitality industry. ”—Mr Zelotes Lam , Front Desk Manager, Rosewood Hong Kong, Hong Kong 

“SHTM has a great reputation not only in Asia, but internationally. One of the important values as a hotelier is to have a global mindset. At SHTM, all nations come together to study. This encourages an intercultural understanding and fosters a diverse culture among students. I have had so many amazing experiences during my study, such as the chance to give a speech at the 10th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook in Guilin, China and to join the School’s Mentorship Programme supported by many industry partners. “—Ms Kristina Braun , Assistant Manager, Grand Hyatt Berlin, Germany

“Lucky for me to have the chance to live and experience Hong Kong - SHTM is right in the middle of the city so you're very much in the hustle and bustle. During my time at SHTM, the community and friends that I met were second to none. The highly diverse student body is definitely beneficial to my personal growth. I’m impressed by the generosity of the teaching faculty and our School’s investment for talents – we’re sent abroad to join international competitions, conferences, and the like which broadened our horizons.” Ms Amanda Wantono, Associate, AlphaSights, Hong Kong

Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

Rated No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality and Tourism Management” category according to ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020, placed No. 1 globally in the “Commerce, Managemen ... Read More

Rated No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality and Tourism Management” category according to ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020, placed No. 1 globally in the “Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services” category in the University Ranking by Academic Performance in 2019/2020 and ranked No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism” subject area by the CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017, the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is uniquely positioned to not only ride the Asian wave, but also to lead it in educational excellence. Read less