Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management (D.HTM)

General

Program Description

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Features

  • International programme with distinct Asian focus
  • Unique combination of subjects and research
  • Subjects are designed to accommodate the learning needs of mature and experienced industry leaders and educators
  • Learning and teaching methods are participant centred, with a significant emphasis on experiential exercises, seminars and self-guided study
  • Flexible delivery pattern allowing students to pursue their study while keeping their jobs
  • Prepare graduates to advance their careers by developing innovation, creativity and needed research skills within an Asian context

Who should enrol?

  • Hospitality and tourism management academics
  • Senior tourism and hospitality industry executives
  • Senior staff in NTOs and NGOs and trade organisation

Students' Reflections

“With its focus on Asia, the SHTM provides a balanced theoretical and practical approach to the subjects. Many of the faculty members have industry and managerial experience. Classes have a good blend of research and practical applications. Classmates have a diverse background, and this essentially enriches the learning.” — Mr Teerawut Chanyasak, Chief Executive Officer, Vorrawut Group, Thailand

“The D.HTM programme is a perfect integration of academic and practical experience. I very much enjoy the challenging, interesting and fruitful learning journey here. For me, the D.HTM programme is not only a learning ground but encourages emotional bonding. I am so fortunate to have become one of the family members here!”—Ms Maria Yue, Finance Director, Hyatt Place & Hyatt House, Asia Pacific, Mainland Chinese

Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

Rated No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality and Tourism Management” category according to ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020, placed No. 1 globally in the “Commerce, Managemen ... Read More

Rated No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality and Tourism Management” category according to ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020, placed No. 1 globally in the “Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services” category in the University Ranking by Academic Performance in 2019/2020 and ranked No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism” subject area by the CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017, the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is uniquely positioned to not only ride the Asian wave, but also to lead it in educational excellence. Read less