The MSc in Hospitality and Tourism Management is taken over four semesters. The first three semesters have a more classroom based approach whilst the final semester allows students to apply the skills and knowledge they have leaned to a final project of their choosing.
Each module is challenging and intensive, typically involving 45 classroom hours.
The second year of the programme will be held at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College, one of America’s biggest schools of Tourism and Hospitality and located near some of the most visited destinations in the world.
|Managing of Hospitality and Guest Service Organizations|
|Strategic Marketing in Hospitality and Tourism|
|Critical Issues in Hospitality Human Resources
|Data Analysis in Hospitality and Tourism Research|
|Research Methods in Hospitality and Tourism|
|Hospitality and Tourism Strategic Issues
|Financial Analysis of Hospitality Enterprises
|Research Methods in Hospitality and Tourism
|(Non - Thesis track)
There is an extensive offer of elective courses, introducing a significant flexibility in the program.
Each student may freely chose areas and courses according with his/her objectives. The list of electives is annually subject to change. But as reference you may consider the following:
- Management of Food Service Operations
- The Management of Lodging Operations
- International Tourism Management
- Research Methods in Hospitality and Tourism
- Advanced Training and Development in the Hospitality Industry
- Hospitality/Tourism Industry Brand Management
- Vacation Ownership Resort Sales Management
- Principles of Destination Marketing and Management
- Hospitality/Tourism Industry Brand Management
- Feasibility Studies for the Hospitality/Tourism Enterprises
- Case Studies in Restaurant Management
- Advanced Vacation Ownership Resort Planning
- Convention and Conference Sales and Services
- Tourism Industry Analysis
- Event Administration
The five courses lectured in the first semester at ISCTE-IUL correspond to15 credit points (30 ECTS) which will be transferred to the USA. The remaining credit points must be obtained at the Rosen College in the subsequent semesters so that students complete their curriculums and be able to graduate in MSc in Hospitality and Tourism Management both at Rosen College and at ISCTE-IUL.
- Managing Hospitality and Guest Service Organizations
- Strategic Marketing in Hospitality and Tourism
- Critical Issues in Hospitality Human Resources
- Data Analysis in Hospitality and Tourism Research
- Research Methods for Hospitality and Tourism
Note: only grades of 14/20 or higher (=> B) will be transferred from ISCTE-IUL to Rosen College. Failing to achieve such mark means that students must retake an equivalent course at Rosen College and pay for the extra tuition.
Academic Year 2018
In the first year the following table shows the provisional calendar at ISCTE Business School. The second year in the Rosen College, Orlando, will start in late August.
Classes are expected to take place from Monday to Friday between 08h00 and 12h30.
|Spring Semester||Final Exams
|Second Chance Exams
Note 1: Though unlikely, minor changes may be made to the schedule due to circumstances beyond IBS's control.
Note 2: Some exams may be done during the courses period
A faculty member in the UCF Rosen College and in ISCTE's Business School will serve as Program Coordinators, and have oversight responsibilities for joint research ventures, and faculty/student exchanges. They will further coordinate and oversee the implementation and administration of the dual degree program at UCF and ISCTE, respectively.
Professor Alan Fyall, UCF Rosen College Graduate Programs Director, and Professor Paulo Rita, Professor of Marketing IBS - ISCTE, were appointed as coordinators.
|Prof. Alan Fyall||Prof. Paulo Rita|
Program Board in Portugal
- André Jordan (President of the Business Council)
- Prof. Paulo Rita (Director)
- Miguel Júdice (Hospitality Advisor)
This program benefits from having two world-class faculties sharing their international vision, outstanding research and experience in the Management and Hospitality and Tourism areas. In addition the program also benefits from a shared goal to both Schools of providing an outstanding learning experience with every course and a deep contact with the business reality.
The teaching methodologies adopted in the Master in Hospitality and Tourism Management are characterized by a strong practical and entrepreneurial component. The different curricular units foster the undertaking of practical work and empirical studies so that each student can develop his/her knowledge and skills through a constant interaction between new concepts and their applications.
ISCTE Business School and UCF Rosen College will provide the program a high quality faculty team mixing Management and Hospitality and Tourism expertise, with a relevant international experience and well connected with the industry.
UCF Rosen College Faculty
|ISCTE Business School Faculty (Resident and Invited Faculty)|
IBS Mentoring Programme is a personal development project, reserved for our best Masters Students. Through this programme, they can contact a former IBS Student.
The aim of this programme is to allow students to complement their academic background and training at ISCTE Business School with a better knowledge of the economic and business reality where they will integrate in the near future.
With their mentors, students have the opportunity to discuss their academic progress and career prospects, and benefit from their recognised professional experience that will help them clarify many of the most pressing issues.
For more information about IBS Mentoring Programme, contact email@example.com
Tiago Gonçalves, IBS Mentor
Manager planning and controlling management at EDP innovation and EDP ventures
BSc in Management 2006
"On a personal level has been truly rewarding to contribute in some way, through my career, experience and knowledge for a whole new generation of managers. It is certainly an enriching experience for Mentors, forcing them to resume contact with life and academic difficulties and concerns that students face today.
Companies Represented (Edition 2013/2014)
|1st Year||ISCTE Business School - € 7.000,00|
| 2nd Year
||UCF - € 11.000,00 (one year at Rosen College in Orlando)|
In the second year, students get from the Business School a stipend to assist them in their living expenses in the US of nearly 50% of the respective tuition fees.
Among the alumni:
- 80% work outside of their country of origin
The MSc in Hospitality and Tourism has an employment rate of 100% up to 12 months after completion of Programme. The sectors most represented in the recruit of masters’ graduates are the Tourism and Hospitality. In this range of sectors, some of the major recruiters are Tradytec Travel LCC, Hard Rock Café International e Sofitel Hotel.
Some of the companies that hire masters students of IBS:
Getting a job
Students from European Union member states don't need, in most cases, a work permit and have better chances finding work, especially with Portuguese language skills.
Students from outside the European Union holding a study visa, may do complementary work while pursuing the studies for which the visa was granted. A work contract might be requested. For further information, please check the site of the Portuguese Service for foreigners and border affairs SEF (Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras).