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100% online MBA Hospitality Management

Apply by: 16 October 2023 | To start: 30 October 2023

180 credits • 2 years part-time • QS 5-Star university • £9,840 total fees

Realise your aspirations in service with a 100% online MBA Hospitality from a QS 5-star UK university

Why Lincoln

100% online MBA within 24 months

QS 5-Star rated university

Global alumni network of 100,000 graduates in varied professions

AACSB Member

Ranked 2nd in the UK for hospitality, event management and tourism*

Ranked 5th in the UK for tourism, transport, travel and heritage studies**

Award-winning industry links

£9,840 total fees, option to pay-per-module

Dedicated student support through to graduation

*Guardian Good University Guide (2023)
**Complete University Guide (2023)

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Equip your career with a quality MBA Hospitality Management

Progress your career and learn the ins and outs of the service industry and how to effectively run operations in hospitality contexts such as hotels, events, or tourism with our 100% online MBA Hospitality Management. This degree offers an advanced programme of study for those looking to move into hospitality, running a hospitality business or those already in the service industry seeking senior management roles.

Alongside learning core strategic management skills and competencies in leading and managing people, marketing, finance and more, you will learn the specifics of the hospitality industry including its structure, corporate philosophies and practice and how these influence and affect operations. You will also gain an understanding of yield management and learn about international hospitality management.

An online Master’s degree catered to your work, family and life

Our MBA Hospitality Management offers the ultimate in flexibility for working professionals looking to gain the skills and knowledge needed to advance their careers, without taking a break from work. This MBA degree’s coursework is delivered 100% online and offered part-time so you won’t need to attend on campus sessions and can balance your learning around your professional and family life. You can also start your studies when you’re ready, even outside of the traditional academic year, with six start dates per year.

What you will study

The core modules of this postgraduate course aim to develop a critical appreciation of the issues and complexities of the present and future business environment and the need for strategies of sustainability in business and society. It brings together relevant contemporary case studies and academic theories, and research with a practical understanding of activities within organisations.

In addition, students learn the hospitality management principles and skills needed to manage the complex and challenging relationship between a hospitality service provider and its customers and visitors. Students will also gain a detailed understanding of the yield and revenue management function within a hospitality organisation using tools and techniques to improve and evaluate the operation’s overall profitability.

Students learn in an expertly-designed interactive environment accessible on a wide range of devices. This learning environment offers discussion groups, forums, and group-based tasks to foster collaboration, creativity and active learning. Supported by their tutors, students connect with and learn alongside other professionals and peers working in a range of industries in collaborative online workshops and share knowledge and ideas through professional practice discussions.

Skills taught on the MBA Hospitality Management include:

  • Leading and developing people
  • Operations management in global hospitality
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Strategic decision-making
  • Yield management in hospitality contexts
  • Financial management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Marketing
  • Governance and risk management

Benefit from internationally-recognised research and strong industry links

The MBA (Hospitality Management) brings together leading academic theories and industry-focused research with a practical understanding of management and leadership within organisations. With strong industry links and excellent graduate employability prospects, the University of Lincoln has a pioneering approach to working with industry. Lincoln International Business School is an AACSB member and signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). Many of our staff are Senior Fellows and all are experienced in online teaching. It is this combination of the practical and the theoretical that sets the academic content of our online MBA apart.

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Entry requirements for home and international students

You should have or be about to complete:

  • A minimum 2:2 honours degree and at least two years of relevant managerial experience


  • If you do not hold a recognised degree, you should have at least five years of relevant managerial experience

English language requirements

If English isn’t your first language, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept:

  • IELTS 6.5 or an equivalent qualification

If you do not have an English language qualification we will also consider applications with the following on a case by case basis:

  • A degree qualification taught in English
  • Evidence that you work in a company where English is the first language


Tuition fees are calculated per eight-week module. You can enrol in and pay for each consecutive session as your studies progress. Payment is accepted through the online student portal.

Total programme fees: £9,840 / Per 15-credit module fee: £820

If you are based in the UK, you may be eligible for a government-backed postgraduate loan to cover the full costs of the programme.

In addition, if you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Lincoln, you are eligible for a 10% tuition fees reduction.

ELCAS funded students

ELCAS funded student fees are £4,440 per year for online MSc Management and £4,920 for the online MBA programmes, and must be paid module-by-module. You must submit your ELCAS Claim Authorisation Note to the Enrolments Team a minimum of 15 working days before the course start date, before you make any payments for the course. The Student Administration team will then advise you of your personal contribution, which you will pay before the course start date, and your remaining module fees for that year.


This module aims to equip you with a critical appreciation of how organisations can enhance competitiveness through stakeholder engagement. It introduces marketing management from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. It emphasises the need for a critical and analytical perspective and assumes no previous knowledge of the subject.

Marketing within a global environment is explored, alongside a consideration of how the impact of environmental trends and customer demands shape companies’ marketing strategies.

Operations management is central to all hospitality organisations and this module is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the way hospitality operations function through the adoption of a systems approach. It provides a grounding in core theoretical concepts, principles and processes associated with operations management related to hospitality organisations.

You will critique the effectiveness of operational hospitality types and evaluate the potential for improvement in the context of your own hospitality experience. This activity is designed to develop your capacity for more precise business planning and improve your knowledge of hospitality in industry and across the globe.

This module explores key concepts of strategic decision-making to explore how strategy is conceived by integrating theory, practice and experience. It examines how strategy affects organisations and how an organisation can be designed to realise its strategy efficiently and effectively, given the understanding of the internal structures, processes and culture, and the external conditions.

You will explore how mission, vision, and values are shaped in an organisation. The module covers topics related to organisational structures, business models and how the external environment impacts on current and new strategies.

This module is designed to build your skills in strategic decision-making, in terms of assessment, information and resources, conceptualisation of strategies, implementation, and monitoring of the results. You will be asked to perform research based on complex information and constructs, analyse real-life business situations challenging the status quo, and reflect on your own practice.

This module develops the background and understanding that managers and leaders need in financial applications. It details the basis of financial and management accounting, introducing concepts which lead to the development of a more competent understanding of budgeting and other associated resource allocation problems.

Financial accounting is explored separately from management accounting, to enable an understanding of the financial reporting statements which firms must produce to be compliant with the regulations of their company structures. You will review financial analysis, including trend identification and concepts or issues that firms face from their funding choices. This can lead to a greater understanding of the financial consequences of the decisions taken by management.

This module equips hospitality managers with the skills and knowledge needed to understand and apply the principles of managing yield from resources and space in the hospitality sector including accommodation, food and beverages, and meeting and events.

You will gain a detailed understanding of the Yield and Revenue Management function within a hospitality organisation using tools and techniques to improve and evaluate the overall profitability of the operation. The course will focus on understanding the drivers for improving both the top and bottom lines with tools and techniques specific to the hospitality sector.

This module explores entrepreneurial thinking, innovation, creativity and intrapreneurship, culminating in the development of a business case. It considers the innovative and creative process, both at an individual and a corporate level. As well as identifying the potential business benefits of intrapreneurship, the module explores strategies to encourage, nurture and lead intrapreneurship within an organisation. You will create a strategic project plan which will enable the implementation of an innovative solution to a business issue.

This module examines corporate governance, developing key skills to support good governance, risk management, control, and stakeholder dialogue across an organisation. It offers an overview of the role of boards and directors in corporate governance and develops an understanding of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in governance worldwide.

The module aims to develop students who understand and appreciate the importance of going beyond financial information and supporting good ethical business practices to help companies sustain long-term success. It also evaluates techniques to manage cybersecurity risks within your own organisation and the wider environment.

This module focuses on leading and developing individuals and high-performance teams within an organisational culture. Consideration will also be given to workforce planning including talent management, learning organisations, workforce design, succession planning, as well as diversity and inclusion. The module explores leadership theory and practice, communication, and decision making, as well as the impact on strategic workforce planning. There will also be an appraisal of your own role and capacity in these areas.

The Negotiated Learning Project is the final part of the MBA Hospitality Management and allows you to demonstrate your mastery of business management and leadership in a ‘capstone’ project for an organisation. It is an individual and independent project in which you can bring together all your learnt knowledge and skills from the programme to help solve a chosen business problem or challenge, demonstrating your understanding of leadership and management and its application within an organisation through synoptic assessment.