Master in International Hospitality Management

Compulsory courses
Psychology; employee- and customer experiences Year 1 / Semester 1
Participants in this subject will learn that knowledge of psychology is a distinct social science, in its level of analysis, methodologies and history. Participants will learn how one can understand the service interaction psychologically, and how one can understand the concept of "experience" within the service sector.
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Study points: 10
Programme coordinator:
Torvald Øgaard
Research Methodology and Philosophy Year 1 / Semester 1
Participants in this subject will acquire practical knowledge of applied philosophy of science and research methods in a wide selection of social science disciplines. They will get a chance to develop their ability to evaluate and use scientific contributions as they are published in different management-relevant areas, and they will be given a chance to develop their scientific writing skills.
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Study points: 10
Course coordinator:
Torvald Øgaard
Leadership and strategy Year 1 / Semester 1
Participants of this course will be presented the theory, research and practice of transformational leadership.
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Study points: 10
Casual teacher:
Tove Synnøve Hammer
Advanced Tourism Theory Year 1 / Semester 2
Tourism as a research theme and an academic context can be regarded as a wider field than hospitality in the sense that it embraces a range of phenomena and both industry and public sector issues. The unit of analysis is, for example, various levels of complex societies rather than single firms. On the demand side, the focus of the course is on leisure and holiday behaviour within the global society and on tourism and travel as a cultural and social phenomenon. Furthermore, various aspects of host communities and tourists' perceptions of and encounters with host communities are highlighted.
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Study points: 10
Course coordinator:
Jens Kristian Steen Jacobsen
Service Management Models Year 1 / Semester 2
The course defines conceptual building blocks for analysis of modern business concepts. Based on this analysis, generic and specific strategies are generated. Chosen strategies are split into operational concepts to establish a balanced scorecard structure.
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Study points: 10
Course coordinator:
Dag Osmundsen
Tourism and hospitality supply chain management Year 1 / Semester 2
The course gives an overview of the way tourism firms and organizations cooperate within international tourism supply chains in order to obtain their goals.  It will illuminate why firms and organizations build relationships, how they manage the interactions within them and how they do this within a competitive environment.  There will be a particular focus on the way tourism firms and organizations within destinations interact to create values and to develop a viable tourism industry in the destination together with external national and international partners. This insight is necessary in order to understand the mutual interdependency of firms and destinations and their joint performances within the complex international markets.
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Study points: 10
Course coordinator:
Øystein Jensen
Applied social science research methods Year 2 / Semester 3
This course will provide a platform for participants' lifelong learning. It will contribute to the management and research skills of students through hands- on training in planning and conducting research projects and applying results in management. Methods are drawn from major management-relevant social science disciplines such as psychology, sociology and organization studies
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Study points: 10
Course coordinator:
Torvald Øgaard
Dissertation Year 2 / Semester 3
The basic purpose of MHRHOV is for you to write a good Master's thesis. The work is essentially an individual and independent effort. The purpose of the MHRHOV course program is to help you along. We offer a seminar series and individual tutoring.
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Study points: 30
Tutor:
Truls Eric Johan Engstrøm
Choose two courses in term 3
Globalization and Diversity Management Year 2 / Semester 3
In today's global economy, successful management of an increasingly diverse workforce presents important challenges for leaders in the hospitality industry. This course aims to provide the students with an understanding of the impact of globalization, culture and diversity on personal and organizational effectiveness and inclusion in the hospitality industry.
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Study points: 10
Course coordinator:
Tone Therese Linge
Project management and event leadership Year 2 / Semester 3
Project management is a discipline for planning, organizing, creating motivation and control of resources to achieve specific goals. Projects as an organizational form are temporary with a defined beginning and end, and they are established for achieving specific goals and objectives. Projects in the service, hospitality and tourism industries benefits from application of these management methods and techniques, both in each individual event and as organizational learning to gain competitive advantages.
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Study points: 10
Course coordinator:
Dag Osmundsen
Contemporary Perspectives on Hospitality and Tourism Leadership Year 2 / Semester 3
Participants in this subject will have access to practical knowledge about theoretical and applied research in a wide selection of hospitality and tourism management topics. The information provided is based on contemporary and relevant research within these study topics. Students will also have the chance to develop their ability to evaluate and use scientific contributions.
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Study points: 10
Course coordinator:
Trude Furunes
Development and Management of Nature Based Experience Year 2 / Semester 3
Nature-based tourism forms the cornerstone of the Norwegian tourism resource and Norway lies at the forefront of nature-based tourism in the European travel industry, which involves approximately 500 million international tourists per year. Ecotourism and adventure tourism experience in Norway is increasing in importance. Nature based tourism contributes increasingly to the social and economic viability of peripheral communities in Norway. This sector of the tourism industry is simultaneously exposed to significant international competition. The competitiveness of the industry in Norway fundamentally requires a knowledge-based platform.
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Study points: 10
Course teacher:
James Edward Strac Higham

This is the study programme for 2017/2018. It is subject to change.