A future-proof

As the world around us changes constantly, we must adapt and navigate through these changes. For hospitality this requires a new style of 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? If that is your ‘what’, you can stop looking for the ‘how’. Because we have a futureproof master(plan) for you.

Study programme

The highlights of the programme

Master of Science

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What will it cost?

The tuition fee for the entire 18-month programme is € 19,500 to be paid at once or in instalments.

How do I apply?

Did we tick all the right boxes? We would be happy to welcome you into our programme. The full application process is explained here and consists of several steps. First you need to register in Studielink, the Dutch application system for all students wishing to apply to Dutch universities of applied sciences and research universities. After you have applied in Studielink the selection process begins. Make sure that you have all your required documents ready before you start the application process.

What is a Joint Master Programme?

A joint master programme is a degree offered by multiple universities in partnership. In this case, three universities! This allows you to earn a Master of Science degree from multiple institutions and offers a unique and diverse educational experience. Check out all the benefits of a Joint Master Degree.

Which universities participate in the master?

The joint master Leading Hospitality Innovation (MSc) is a collaboration of three universities. 

The Hotel Management School Maastricht as an academy of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, Technological University Dublin in Ireland en IQS Ramon Llull University in Spain.

What is the starting date?

The study programme will start September 2024 at Hotel Management School Maastricht, The Netherlands.


  • September 2024 to January 2025 at HMSM (Maastricht, The Netherlands)
  • February 2025 to July 2025 at TU Dublin (Dublin, Ireland)
  • September 2025 to January 2026 at IQS (Barcelona, Spain)

18 months at 3 universities in 3 European cities!

Why study the Joint Master of Science in Leading Hospitality Innovation?

  • Joint international MSc degree of three universities
  • Academically challenging programme in 18 months
  • International classroom with small sized classes
  • Three leading hospitality focused universities
  • Real time consultancy projects
  • Live and study in Maastricht, Dublin and Barcelona
  • Education by global industry experts and academic staff 
  • Future-proof skills for your career

I want to know more, how do I get in touch?

You can schedule a personal call with one of our recruiters. In an online meeting of 30 minutes they will tell you more about the programme and answer any questions you have!

Where can I stay during the Joint Master Programme?

Accommodation is key to ensuring your well-being during the Leading Hospitality Innovation study programme. Securing accommodation in Maastricht, Dublin and Barcelona takes time, so waste no time as the student housing market gets more crowded every year. 

To get you off to a good start, we have a limited amount of rooms reserved at The Social Hub for Maastricht semester. The Social Hub is a student accommodation which offers a fully-furnished room, private bathroom, spaces to work and relax and on-site staff to assist 24/7. Monthly rent starts at € 1085, including monthly linen and room cleaning, gym access, free bike sharing and many more facilities.

Rooms are available on a first come first serve basis, so apply soon! Once you're admitted to the programme, you will receive more detailed information on this option. 

More information here!


Study programme

Get ready to be inspired! 

This programme was purposely designed to be a real-life cultural experience. Becoming a global citizen and change maker for the future world does not happen overnight. It’s inspirational, thought-provoking, and challenging. The exciting mix of theoretical and hands-on learning blended with real-world cultural experiences offers a unique study opportunity. The programme is taught at three universities in three different European cities. Welcome!

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Living and 
in three cities

Think of this: studying the master’s in Leading Hospitality Innovation while living in three unique cities - the complete cross-cultural experience! With living and studying in Maastricht, Dublin, and Barcelona you will not only learn a lot about the local culture, it is also a journey of self-development. Immerse yourself and discover the beauty of each city. Overall, an unforgettable personal adventure that will move your career into the modern hospitality environment.

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A bright future awaits

This Master of Science will fill you with the knowledge, skills and tools to become one of the most influential and innovative leaders in hospitality. Ranging from navigating cross-cultural differences to guiding organisations through uncharted territories and challenges. Upon completing this programme you can end up in management positions in hotels, restaurants, airlines, retail, event companies, healthcare, finance and banking, cultural institutions and other service institutions all around the world.

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What are you 
waiting for?

Get ready to enrol on our adventurous and career-changing master’s programme.

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