Master Leading Hospitality Innovation
Master Leading Hospitality Innovation

Master Leading Hospitality Innovation

As the world around us changes constantly, we must adapt and navigate through these changes. For hospitality, this requires a new style of leader - creative and innovative leaders who think of hospitality, not as a particular industry, but as a concept that operates across all sectors and businesses. Also changing, in an increasingly digital world, is that our genuine human experience is getting lost. After all, it is this human experience that lies at the heart of what is memorable, but it is naturally also what builds quality employer brands and helps businesses grow.

Are you eager to take the lead and push the boundaries? To broaden your horizon and shape the future of hospitality? Then join this adventurous programme which is taught at three universities in three different European cities.

  • Location Maastricht, Dublin, Barcelona
  • Duration 1,5 years
  • Degree Master of Science
  • Language English


About the Education

About the education

The Master’s Programme Leading Hospitality Innovation enables you to learn and practice the global competences you need by means of a variety of teaching and learning approaches by an international staff in Maastricht, Dublin and Barcelona. The Master Leading Hospitality Innovation study programme consist of 3 modules at each university. All modules apply Design Thinking approaches in the assignments. During the 18 months you will work individually and in project groups on a real time Hospitality Innovation Consultancy Project.


Hotel Management School Maastricht in the Netherlands  

September to January

  • Leading People and Cultures in Organisations
  • People as Consumers
  • Hospitality Innovation Consultancy Project Part I: Discover & Define


Technological University Dublin in Ireland

Februari to July

  • Hospitality Futures
  • Transformational Innovation in Practice
  • Hospitality Innovation Consultancy Project Part II: Develop & Deliver


IQS Ramon Llull University in Spain

September to January

  • Experience Design and Implementation
  • The 4th Industrial Revolution: Techniques in Hospitality
  • Hospitality Innovation Consultancy Project Part III: Validate & Implement
  • Diploma

    After successfully completing the programme you will receive one diploma signed and accredited by the three universities.

  • Tuition fee

    Tuition is invoiced by Zuyd University, with the option of paying in one payment or two terms.

    Please visit the website for more information. 

  • Education and examination regulations

    The education and examination regulations (EER) provide all the information you will need about the content of the study programme, the academic support provided, and the way in which examinations are organized. 

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Entrance requirements

Entrance requirements

A bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years of study or an equivalent international degree from a higher education institution in economics, business administration, hospitality, tourism and hotel management. Pre-master’s or GMAT tests are not required. Also evidence of English language proficiency for non-native English speakers (minimum 6.5 IELTS band score or equivalent) is required.​ Please note that TOEFL and IELTS scores expire after 2 years.

Do you have a different background in education? Please contact us. We are happy to review your experience on a case-by-case basis.

Master Leading Hospitality Innovation
Bethlehemweg 2
6222 BM Maastricht

Danique Spierts
International Recruiter