The Hospitality Management module includes training sessions to obtain certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (KEY). CHIA is the only hotel certification for professionals in the sector focusing on analysis.
Offered by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) and STR, CHIA attests to a thorough understanding of the basic metrics, definitions, formulas and methodologies used by the hospitality industry.
Main contents include:
- Hotel Industry Analytical Foundations
- Hotel Math Fundamentals
- Property Level Benchmarking (STAR Reports)
- Hotel Industry Performance Reports
MITH supports students in their career planning with a 6-month internship tailored and selected on the basis of 3 criteria:
- Consistency with the student's skills and aptitudes
- Quality of learning and career development prospects
- Possibility of structuring one's own professional network
Through the MITH internship:
- 86% of graduates find work as tourism and hospitality professionals within 3 months of graduation
- 51% of graduates are hired by the company where they did their MITH internship
MITH works closely with leading companies in the industry - both those that have become loyal recruiters over the years and new partners - to ensure that the internship is a real added value in its students' CVs.
MITH internships cover specific roles according to the needs of the company and take place in different areas of the tourism industry: hotel chains, cruise lines, airlines, MICE companies, networks of travel agencies, destination management companies and consulting firms specializing in tourism.
As an alternative to the 6-month internship, MITH offers a unique experience in Kyoto, the historic capital of Japan and home to the Kyoto College of Graduates Studies for Informatics (KCGI), the country's leading IT specialisation school. MITH students will have the opportunity to study at KCGI Japanese culture and cutting-edge IT tourism with Asian students from Japan, China, Malaysia and Indonesia. Each student will then have the opportunity to spend 4 months in a tourist company under the supervision of a KCGI consultant.
September - November: lessons at KCGI
- Japanese language course
- Optional courses to be chosen from the following subject areas:
- The Japanese mind
- Study of independent culture in the Kyoto area
- High culture
- Pop culture
- Planning of the IT tourist plan
- Web Programming
- Theory of computer organization
- Fundamentals of database technology
December - February: internship
Part-time internship in a company in the hospitality and tourism sector with the support of a consultant from KGCI. The internship will focus on Japanese hospitality and service traditions.
* TO BE VERIFIED AND CONFIRMED WITH THE JAPANESE INSTITUTION SHORTLY BEFORE DEPARTURE OF THE STUDENT
- November-December: Online Courses
Two-month e-learning to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to follow classroom courses
Players & Roles in the Tourism System
Tourism: Communication Perspective
Foundation of Strategy
Foundations of Marketing
- January-May: Classroom courses on the following topics
Place Image, Identity and Brand
Information Technology and Tourism
Financial Analysis of Tourism Enterprises
- February: Study tour
Dubai and Abu Dhabi; the themes of Expo 2020, opportunity, mobility and sustainabilty
- May: Consultancy Project
A consultancy project commissioned by a company in the sector
- June-July: Specialization
Choose between Luxury Brand Management, Revenue Management, or Cruise Management to enable students to customize their study path with an in-depth analysis of one of the areas currently undergoing substantial development in the tourism sector.
- July-December: 6-month internship in Italy or abroad
MASTER CURRICULUM - 60CFU
- Mod. 1 - Hospitality Management, 6 CFU
- Mod. 2 - Human Resources Management in Tourism, 9 CFU
- Mod. 3 - Financial Analysis of Tourism Enterprises, 6 CFU
- Mod. 4 - Marketing in Hospitality and Tourism 6, CFU
- Mod. 5 - Information Technology and Digital Marketing in Tourism, 6 CFU
- Mod. 6 - Destination management and sustainability, 6 CFU
- Mod. 7 - Specializations, 3 CFU
- Mod. 8 - Consultancy Project, 6 CFU
- Mod. 9 - Internship and Final Test, 12 CFU
The partner companies provide valuable input for the formulation and development of research projects, which become a key part of the master. In the last part of the program, students spend a full month working under the guidance of experienced lecturers on a consultancy project commissioned by a company and aimed at providing solutions that can be immediately implemented by it.