Leading Hospitality Innovation - Leading Hospitality Innovation

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 leader - 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

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Master degree

Living and 
in three cities

Think of this experience: studying the master’s in Leading Hospitality Innovation while living and experiencing 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. Additionally, you will develop your language skills and become a master networker. Overall, an unforgettable personal adventure that will move your career into the modern hospitality environment.

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What will it cost?

The tuition fee for the entire 18-month programme is € 17,500 (2023 - 2024) to be paid at once or in instalments.

Which universities participate in the master?

The joint master Leading Hospitality Innovation 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 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

When is the next online info session?

Dates will be published as of October 1st.

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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. 

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Admission and selection

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 once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The programme is taught at three universities in three different European cities. Welcome!

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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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