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Master Innovative Hospitality Management

University Master Degree (EHEA) Innovative Hospitality Management 

The Innovative Hospitality Management University Master Degree (European Higher Education Area, EHEA) is the result of an international collaboration between the School of Tourism & Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (HTSI, Barcelona, Spain) and Hotel Management School Maastricht (HMSM, Maastricht, The Netherlands). This one-year full time program of 60 ECTS, held in association with the Oxford School of Hospitality Management (Oxford Brookes University, UK), is directed at graduates with a particular interest in the creative and multicultural aspects of the hospitality industry. Developed from the demands of the industry, this Master program is developed to challenge you as a future leader in hospitality innovation.  Founded on hospitality principles: you learn to excel and make a difference in industries where hospitality is or will become a key differentiator. We call these industries the Horizons in Hospitality, beyond the hotel industry itself.


The University Master Degree is a degree according to European Law (EHEA) and is awarded by Ramon Llull University. This degree is similar to a Master of Science Degree (MSc) and is recognized throughout the world. Pending accreditation by the Dutch government, an official Certificate in Hospitality Management is awarded by Hotel Management School Maastricht (ZUYD University of Applied Sciences).

HTSI School of Tourism & Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi

HTSI Sant Ignasi is part of Ramon Llull University, and affiliated to the ESADE Foundation. It has a clear mission: to advance both teaching and research, and to provide its students with the essential knowledge for management of organizations in the tourism and hospitality industry. The aim of HTSI is to contribute to the scientific, social and human skills of competent graduates who are the professionals of the future. HTSI graduates are aware of their responsibility, and the importance of their contribution to the ethical development of tourism, within the context of intercultural dialogue. HTSI is a young school, open to the active participation of students in the spirit of excellence and concern for social transformation.

The Master IHM program has been running since 2003. Since HTSI is affiliated to ESADE Foundation, one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world, the school is situated on the ESADE campus in the Pedralbes neighbourhood, one of the most sophisticated areas of Barcelona. Located in a state-of-the-art building, the center offers an academic environment and top facilities to ensure adequate theoretical and practical training, complimented by cultural, social, recreational and sporting activities.

Hotel Management School Maastricht (HMSM)

Hotel Management School Maastricht was founded in 1950 and is one of the leading hotel management schools in the world. HMSM alumni can be found all over the world, both inside and outside of the hotel industry. The school is part of ZUYD University of Applied Sciences, and carries the tag line ‘The Next Step in Hospitality”, which expresses the aim of the school to be a leading, innovative school that provides the hospitality industry with the best young professionals. HMSM has a clear mission: to train young adults to become qualified and passionate professionals who can contribute to the development and innovation of both the national and international hospitality industry. It seeks to do so through its challenging curriculum, research and life-long learning.

The HMSM has three distinct foundations: the renowned Hotel School itself, the Teaching Hotel Château Bethlehem and training/consultancy for the hospitality industry. The Hospitality Management programs are taught at the campus of Bethlehem Castle, where up-to-date studying facilities contrast with a unique historical setting, a 13th century castle turned into a design hotel. The hotel offers 26 unique design rooms, a restaurant, two bars and six conference rooms. The teaching hotel is situated on the grounds of the Hotel Management School. On weekdays, the teaching hotel is open to Hotel Management School relations and private bookings, with students performing all necessary tasks and responsibilities for a variety of international guests.

Oxford School of Hospitality Management

The Master Innovative Hospitality Management is run in collaboration with Oxford School of Hospitality Management, part of Oxford Brookes University, the number one modern university in the UK. The aim is to enhance the Master students experience in the field of research and innovation. Oxford Brookes University has a deep connection with the business world, which ensures the relevance of the courses, the credibility of the staff and the career opportunities of students. 

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