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Master in Service Leadership in International Business

Since 1992 the Norwegian School of Hotel Management has offered a Master in Service Leadership in International Business and is the only institution in Norway offering this master's programme in English.

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Facts
Duration

2 years/4 semesters

Number of study places:

15 for local applicants 15 for international applicants

ECTS credits

120

Lanuage of instruction

English

Study start

August every year

No tuition fees

 Service Leadership in International Business
About the Study programme

 Join this exciting and vibrant programme with a strong international profile. Students will interact with professors who have strong local, national and international research networks worldwide.

The study programme aims to provide the students with high level knowledge of theory and research in the hotel, restaurant and tourism sector. Individual learning is stimulated through tailored programmes with an emphasis on problem based learning.

The programme is designed to qualify successful students to enter leadership positions in the hotel, restaurant and tourism industry.

Career prospects

This master degree programme, will for many be the start of a future career as managers. Former students from the Norwegian School of Hotel Management can be found in different management positions within the service industry. Some are hotel manager, excecutive managers within tourism, sales and marketing managers, while others are production managers, Key account managers, consultants, or project managers. In other words, the study gives you a possiblity to work with a great variety of interesting sectors, with a great variation of interesting tasks.

This master degree may qualify for admission the PhD Programme.

Learning outcomes

All study programmes at the UiS have a set of defined learning targets. Read more about the learning outcome for this study programme.

Knowledge

The candidate

  • Has advanced knowledge within service leadership in international business and particular insight in leadership theories, human resource management, marketing and aspects of developing and controlling service operations.
  • In- depth knowledge of a chosen field within international service leadership.
  • Has thorough knowledge about methods applied in strategy development, marketing and operational development and assessment within service leadership in international business
  • Can analyze professional problems based on knowledge within service leadership in international business, its history, traditions and societal role and functions.

Skills

The candidate

  • Can analyze and be critical to various information channels.
  • Can structure and formulate professional reasonings, especially concerning responsible leadership, business accountability and sustainable industrial and business development.
  • Can analyze existing theories, methods and interpretations within service leadership in international business, and,
  • work independently with solving practical and theoretical problems.
  • Can employ relevant methods in research and development projects addressing development and assessment of service business operations, nationally and internationally.

General competence

The candidate

  • Can analyze relevant professional, practical and research ethical issues within service business industries.
  • Can employ his/ her knowledge and skills on new areas in order to accomplish advanced task and projects.
  • Can communicate extensive independent work and master expressions used within service leadership in international business.
  • Can communicate professional issues, analyzes and conclusions within service leadership.

Academic requirements

A bachelor’s degree, which includes at least 80 ECTS credits in one or several of the following subjects, is required:

- Hotel/Hospitality Management

- Restaurant Management

- Tourism

- Business Administration

- Economy

Admission to this master's programme requires a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C (according to ECTS Standards) in your bachelor's degree.

Application and admission

How and when to apply?

Deadlines, English requirements, documentation requirements and more

Contact us

For inquiries regarding admission to international Master's programmes, send an email to: admissions@uis.no

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Q&A about the study program

Can I study and have a part time job? Who are the students on this program?

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What are the living costs and living condition in Norway?

studyinnorway.no address these questions and guide you in order to be a successful student in Norway.

How much is the tuition fee?

The program is free of tuition fees.The only thing you have to pay is a fee to the student welfare organization (about NOK 700 per semester). The welfare organization will provide you with a lot of good services during your time as a student at UiS.

Can UiS give me a pre-assessment of my background before I apply?

No, the university has no capacity for this, you have to apply.

Can I study and have a part time job?

This master program expects that you put in 40-50 hours a week and you should be able to attend lectures and group meeting with fellow students. Therefore, there is only limited time for a job, but working 8-10 hours a week / in the weekends, should be OK.  Foreign students with a student visa are allowed to have a part time job in Norway.

Who are the students on this program?

Normally half of the students are Norwegians, the other half will come from all over the word – Europe, North and South America, Asia.

What does “case-based teaching" mean?

In all courses the teaching will be based on cases describing real leadership / management challenges. Students are expected to take active part in such discussion and must do several presentations as well.

Study plan and courses
Already a student? Find the full study programme description and study plan here
  • Compulsory courses

    • Research Methods for Business and Leadership

      Year 1, semester 1

      Research Methods for Business and Leadership

      Study points: 10

    • Strategic Leadership and Philosophy

      Year 1, semester 1

      Strategic Leadership and Philosophy

      Study points: 10

    • Service Operations Management

      Year 1, semester 1

      Service Operations Management

      Study points: 10

    • Strategic and International Marketing

      Year 1, semester 2

      Strategic and International Marketing

      Study points: 10

    • International HR Perspectives

      Year 1, semester 2

      International HR Perspectives

      Study points: 10

    • Service Innovations and International Entrepreneurship

      Year 1, semester 2

      Service Innovations and International Entrepreneurship

      Study points: 10

    • Master's thesis in service leadership in international business

      Year 2, semester 3

      Master's thesis in service leadership in international business

      Study points: 30

  • Term 3 at UiS or exchange study

The Norwegian School of Hotel Management

The Norwegian School of Hotel Management is the second oldest hotel school of the world.

Studenter sitter på plen utenfor NHS, Norsk Hotellhøgskole

The Norwegian School of Hotel Management introduced its first Hospitality program i 1912. Today the school is a part of the The University of Stavanger, and have about 550 students in its programmes.

The Norwegian School of Hotel Management offers bachelor programmes in hotel management and tourism management, a master programme in international hotel and tourism leadership and PhD programmes in management, economics and tourism.

The school is cooperating with universities all over the world for student and teacher exchange programmes and also offers exchange programmes in English.

Students from more than 40 nations from all over the world are studying at the The Norwegian School of Hotel Management.

Student exchange

By going on exchange to one of our partner institutions abroad as part of your studies, you will have an opportunity to get a unique education. In addition to improving your career opportunities, you grow as a person and gain the ability to greater reflect on the topics you study as part of your degree. All about exchange

Exchange semester

In the 3rd semester the students can choose to study abroad for one semester and take courses equivalent to 30 credits (ECTS).



By going on exchange to one of our partner institutions abroad as part of your studies, you will have an opportunity to get a unique education. In addition to improving your career opportunities, you grow as a person and gain increased social, cultural and academic competence. In an increasingly international job market, this is a positive asset on your cv.



Choice of courses

The students can choose courses freely if they are consistent with the master's programs learning outcomes and no not overlap with compulsory courses already included in the program.



Help for pre-approval of courses

After the deadline for applying for student exchange, the department will assist on the process of pre-approval of courses. The department has lists over courses that have been pre-approved earlier at the various universities in order to make the pre-approval process easier.

Do want to know more?

Please contact administrative coordinator for the program Oddvar Norland for more information.



General information about exchange: Exchange guide in Digital student service desk

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Student exchange
  • All countries

    Roskilde Universitet

    Roskilde er mer enn bare musikk - byen har også et universitet der du kan reise på utveksling!

    Syddansk Universitet

    Odense er en nydelig by på den frodige øya Fyn i Danmark. Byen har 200.000 innbyggere, og er med sin sentrale plassering i syd-Danmark regionens ledende by innen forskning og kultur. Som student i Odense vil du virkelig oppleve at «det er deilig å være norsk i Danmark».

    University of Lapland

    Reis på utveksling til EUs nordligste universitet!

    Lunds universitet

    Lunds Universitet sin historie går tilbake til 1666, og det rangeres jevnlig blant verdens 100 beste universiteter.

    Oxford Brookes University

    Har du drømt om å bo og studere i en av verdens mest kjente studentbyer? Avtalen med Oxford Brookes University gir deg muligheten til å bli en del av studentmiljøet i en by med lange akademiske tradisjoner.

    University of Pannonia

    Er du student ved Norsk hotellhøgskole og er på jakt etter spennende muligheter i hjertet av Europa? Ved University of Pannonia får du både muligheten til å utvikle deg faglig og få impulser fra et internasjonalt studentmiljø.

    Griffith University

    Griffith University er en populær utvekslingsdestinasjon for UiS-studenter. Universitetet er et særlig godt valg for studenter innen musikk/dans, hotell/turisme og business.

    University of Otago

    Oseania er mer enn Australia. Hva med et studieopphold ved det eldste universitetet på New Zealand? University of Otago er New Zealands eldste og ledende forskningsuniversitet. Universitetet ble grunnlagt i 1869 og er internasjonalt anerkjent. Campus ligger i sentrum av den livlige og multikulturelle studentbyen Dunedin sør på New Zealand.

  • Denmark

    Roskilde Universitet

    Roskilde er mer enn bare musikk - byen har også et universitet der du kan reise på utveksling!

    Syddansk Universitet

    Odense er en nydelig by på den frodige øya Fyn i Danmark. Byen har 200.000 innbyggere, og er med sin sentrale plassering i syd-Danmark regionens ledende by innen forskning og kultur. Som student i Odense vil du virkelig oppleve at «det er deilig å være norsk i Danmark».

  • Finland

    University of Lapland

    Reis på utveksling til EUs nordligste universitet!

  • Sweden

    Lunds universitet

    Lunds Universitet sin historie går tilbake til 1666, og det rangeres jevnlig blant verdens 100 beste universiteter.

  • United Kingdom

    Oxford Brookes University

    Har du drømt om å bo og studere i en av verdens mest kjente studentbyer? Avtalen med Oxford Brookes University gir deg muligheten til å bli en del av studentmiljøet i en by med lange akademiske tradisjoner.

  • Hungary

    University of Pannonia

    Er du student ved Norsk hotellhøgskole og er på jakt etter spennende muligheter i hjertet av Europa? Ved University of Pannonia får du både muligheten til å utvikle deg faglig og få impulser fra et internasjonalt studentmiljø.

  • Australia

    Griffith University

    Griffith University er en populær utvekslingsdestinasjon for UiS-studenter. Universitetet er et særlig godt valg for studenter innen musikk/dans, hotell/turisme og business.

  • New Zealand

    University of Otago

    Oseania er mer enn Australia. Hva med et studieopphold ved det eldste universitetet på New Zealand? University of Otago er New Zealands eldste og ledende forskningsuniversitet. Universitetet ble grunnlagt i 1869 og er internasjonalt anerkjent. Campus ligger i sentrum av den livlige og multikulturelle studentbyen Dunedin sør på New Zealand.

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