mba distance learning

Global MBA (Hospitality, Sport and Leisure Management)

Next intake:
  • December 2014
Duration:
  • Minimum: 18 months
  • Maximum: 3 years
Fees:
  • £8500
  • For information about our instalment plans or applying for a partial bursary please fill in the enquiry form on the right

If you would like to enter the hospitality, sports or tourism industries, then the Global MBA (Hospitality, Sport and Leisure Management) is the ideal programme for you. Studying core business disciplines such as management, marketing, finance and operations, you will learn how to apply them successfully within the HSL sector. InterActive and London School of Business & Finance (LSBF) have worked in partnership to design this 100% online programme, ensuring you benefit from maximum flexibility as you study towards your postgraduate degree.

You will become proficient in a wide range of skills and disciplines applicable to the hospitality, tourism and sports management industries. You will also acquire in-depth knowledge in global marketing management while learning how marketing strategies can be developed and implemented in a global business environment.

What are the learning outcomes?read more

The programme will prepare you to:

  • Apply your management, finance and marketing research skills in the tourism, sports and hospitality industries
  • Deal with international trends in the industry, such as globalisation, terrorism, e-commerce, ecotourism and other
  • Understand the international marketing environment as well as create, evaluate and implement a marketing strategy for global organisations
  • Design and implement marketing plans in a changing national and international environment
  • Contribute to corporate value and limit corporate risks
  • Develop a competitive advantage through organisational operations and use of technologies (including ICT)
  • Implement, evaluate and improve corporate management strategy
  • Put your leadership skills into action

InterActive is an innovative e-learning platform containing various resources and tools to facilitate your learning:

  • Practice your knowledge and skills using multiple case studies (contained within the full syllabus of HD quality video lectures)
  • Receive feedback and support from your tutors and other students via live online chat sessions
  • Read through study materials such as revision kits and lecture notes
  • Measure your progress via tests and mock assignments
  • Prepare your assignments and dissertation using a range of online resources – including libraries, e-books, journals and other
  • Join an extensive global community of students, tutors, mentors and corporate partners

Enjoy a programme tailored to your lifestyle, get essential knowledge in the hospitality and tourism industries, and improve your career prospects all in one.

 
 

Gain the vital balance of theory and applied skills in marketing, finance and accounting, as well as operations and strategic management. You will understand how to apply all of these disciplines in the tourism and hospitality industries, while also exploring current trends and challenges. The programme is supplemented by the module in Global Marketing Management, which teaches you how to design and put a marketing strategy into action on a global scale.

There are 7 modules and you may study up to 2 of them at the same time. Along with the concluding module, you will be expected to submit a dissertation.

Global Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administrationread more
Marketing and Business Environment

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate and analyse the principles of marketing
  • Summarise and critically assess the key factors affecting business performance in international markets
  • Critically analyse and appraise the impact of emerging issues on international marketing activities
  • Analyse and combine elements of the marketing mix, and the role each element plays in achieving marketing objectives
  • Evaluate the response of an organisation to global external forces

Topics covered:

  • Marketing Philosophy and Strategy I: Marketing and the Job of the Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Philosophy and Strategy II: A Strategic Marketing Framework
  • Analysis for Marketing Decisions I: Marketing Research and Analysing Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing Decision Making I: New Product Development
  • Marketing Decision Making II: Product Decisions
  • Marketing Decision Making III: Pricing and Sales Promotion
  • Marketing Decision Making IV: Communications and Advertising Strategy
  • Marketing Decision Making V: Channels of Distribution (Direct Channels of Distribution: Personal Selling and Direct Marketing)
  • Marketing Decision Making VI: Customer Relationship Management
Accounting and Managerial Finance

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Summarise key principles, trends and tools in accounting and corporate finance
  • Demonstrate effective approaches to the analysis of corporate finance structure and analysis of corporate financial statements using tools and techniques that are applicable
  • Assess the practical application of models and theories to decisions on corporate financing
  • Critically evaluate the economic benefits of various types of financing
  • Use internal and external financial information to appraise business performance

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to financial statements I: Balance sheet and income statement
  • Introduction to financial statements II: Statement of movement in equity and cash flow statement
  • Introduction to financial statements III: Notes to the accounts and analysing financial statements
  • Financial management I: Investment decision; Traditional methods of investment appraisal
  • Financial management II: Investment decision; Discounted cash flow methods of investment appraisal
  • Financial management III: Financing decision; capital structure theories
  • Financial management IV: Financing decision; sources of finance
  • Financial management V: Financing decision; cost of capital
  • Financial management VI: Managerial; decision working capital and risk management
Systems and Operations Management

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Critically appraise how operations and information systems contribute to an organisation's competitiveness and strategic direction
  • Evaluate the 'competitive advantage Vs. necessary cost' debate
  • Combine and evaluate complex IT related issues
  • Establish and implement effective operational decisions, with particular reference to change management
  • Describe and critically assess organisations from systems, information and business process perspectives

Topics covered:

  • Operations management I: Operations context and strategy
  • Operations management II: Operational functions in the provision of goods and services; Planning and control issues
  • Operations management III: Design of products, services and processes; Production Management: Plant and facilities management
  • Operations management IV: Processes: design, control and change management; Improvements in operations through quality; Understanding the nature of change and problems of implementation and control
  • Operations management V: Constraint Management
  • Operations management VI: Supply Chain Management
  • Organisations, Management, and the Networked Enterprise I: Information Systems in Global Business Today and Global E-Business and Collaboration
  • Organisations, Management, and the Networked Enterprise II: Information Systems, Organisations, and Strategy and Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems
  • Key System Applications for the Digital Age I: Achieving Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications
  • Key System Applications for the Digital Age II: E-Commerce: Digital Markets, Digital Goods, Managing Knowledge and Enhancing Decision Making
Strategic Management and Leadership

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Evaluate the most relevant strategic management tools, techniques and concepts
  • Analyse strategic planning processes
  • Understand the decision-making process within complex organisations and environments
  • Apply and appraise the strategic approaches within various types of organisations
  • Assess current leadership innovations and developments and offer alternative responses related to strategy

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to classic concepts of the strategic planning process
  • Corporate mission, vision value, and goal
  • Business Economics: the macroeconomic environment and microeconomic choices
  • Competitive strategies – cost-led and differentiated strategies
  • Organisational resources, cultures and competencies
  • Strategic development options and portfolio models
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Evaluating strategies and matching them to organisational capabilities
  • The relationship between business ethics and business strategy
  • Contemporary issues in strategic management
  • Competitive advantage through innovation
  • Strategic analysis of internal and external environment
  • Contemporary issues in strategic business management
  • Critical evaluation of strategic planning process
  • Ethics and strategic planning
  • Differentiating between management and leadership
  • Models of leadership
Global Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administrationread more
Strategic Hospitality, Sport and Leisure Management

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Identify and evaluate changes in hospitality, sport and leisure management, and their implications for managers in this industries
  • Apply management theories to hospitality, sport and leisure management challenges
  • Research and report on topics in hospitality, sport and leisure management
  • Critique and recommend management practices to organisations operating in the hospitality, sport and leisure management sectors
  • Evaluate leadership strategies within hospitality, sport and leisure management businesses

Topics covered

  • Principles of Management and their interaction with sports management
  • Principles of finance and their application to Sports business
  • Research Design and Process and Research Methods and its application to sports business and management
  • Case studies in sports management
  • Principles of Management and their interaction with hospitality business
  • Principles of finance and their application to hospitality business
  • Research Design and Process and Research Methods and its application to hospitality business
  • Case studies in hospitality management
  • Principles of Management and their interaction with leisure and tourism business
  • Principles of finance and their application to the leisure and tourism business
  • Research Design and Process and Research Methods and its application to leisure and tourism business
  • Case studies in leisure and tourism
Global Marketing Management

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Critically assess the main approaches to global marketing and evaluate the  information required to establish and implement effective global marketing decisions, policies and strategies
  • Critically evaluate the key marketing practices employed by global organisations in various contexts
  • Synthesise and critically evaluate a marketing plan and the range of advanced skills required to design and implement the marketing plan for a global organisation
  • Assess the global marketing environment and critically evaluate its impact on marketing strategy formulation for a given global organisation
  • Identify management problems in the area of global marketing, including an evaluation of market entry strategies and courses of action within the situation-dependent context

Topics covered

  • Global Marketing Environment, Cross Cultural Management Issues and Marketing Research I: The Global Marketing Environment and Cross Cultural Issues
  • Global Marketing Environment, Cross Cultural Management Issues and Marketing Research II: Marketing Research - Finding Local and International Spaces
  • Marketing Entry and Global Expansion Strategies I: Marketing Entry Strategies
  • Marketing Entry and Global Expansion Strategies II: Global Expansion Strategies
  • Competitive Advantage, Business Strategy and Organisational Structures in a Global Context I: Competitive Advantage and Business Strategy
  • Competitive Advantage, Business Strategy and Organisational Structures in a Global Context II: Organisational structure in a global context
  • International marketing strategic planning process I: Segmentation and Targeting in International Marketing
  • International marketing strategic planning process II: Positioning in International Marketing
  • International Marketing Mix Decision and Constructing the International Value Chain I: Constructing the International Marketing Mix
  • International Marketing Mix Decision and Constructing the International Value Chain II: Constructing the International Value Chain
Global Master's in Business Administrationread more
Integrative Research and Consultancy Project

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module you should be able to:

  • Formulate a research proposal and design this into a workable research plan
  • Design and manage a business critical independent applied research in their chosen discipline and present their findings, to a professionally acceptable standard
  • Critically evaluate and analyse their findings, reporting on their conclusions in clear and acceptable standard in the form of an engagement report
  • Synthesize theory in a practical context to evidence knowledge, understanding and transferrable skills with regards to the taught components of their studies

Topics covered

  • The nature of business and management research/consultancy
  • Formulating and clarifying the research/consultancy topic
  • The practice of management consulting
  • Negotiating a scope of work; developing a research proposal
  • Consulting as a profession; business research methods and practice;
  • Formulating the research design and negotiating access and research ethics
  • Understanding research philosophies and approaches
  • Critically reviewing the literature
  • Applicable models for consulting and research
  • Selecting samples and using secondary data
  • Collecting primary data through observation
  • Collecting primary data using semi-structured, in-depth and group interviews
  • Collecting primary data using questionnaires
  • Analysing quantitative data and qualitative data
  • Writing and presenting your project report

Please note: you can only graduate with one award (the highest level achieved), and it will only be issued once you have formally completed your studies.

 
 
Call us today on:
+ 44 (0) 20 3535 1274

Request information

 

Downloads

Please complete the form below to download your documents.

 

Why study with us

Learn anywhere, anytime with our flexible online programme structure

HD-quality recorded lectures from LSBF’s faculty of industry experts

Achieve your postgraduate degree in only 18 months

Boost your prospects with LSBF's expert career services

Choose from 16 specialisms to tailor your MBA to your career