PolyU?s Doctoral Degrees in Hotel and Tourism Management
The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University is preparing students for leadership positions in their chosen careers by offering the cutting-edge Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Hotel and Tourism Management programme and one of the world?s first professional Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management (D.HTM) degrees.
?The hallmark of a world-leading doctoral programme is not only the research it generates but also the extent to which it provides graduates with outstanding career opportunities,? said Professor Kaye Chon, Dean and Chair Professor of the SHTM.
?The Ph.D. programme produces both scholars and industry professionals, with many of the school?s graduates now serving the industry as well as the academia worldwide.
Recent graduates of note include Dr Ahmed Salih, who is now Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Republic of the Maldives. Dr Vera Shanshan Lin moved into academia following graduation and is now Assistant Professor at the School of Management of the Zhejiang University. Dr Yong Chen has accepted an offer from the Ecole h?teli?re de Lausanne and will join the respected School as Assistant Professor in January 2014.
The D.HTM programme attracts a range of professionals interested in augmenting their careers, from experienced practitioners and government representatives to academics. Now in its seventh year, the programme has a distinct Asian focus, offers a unique comb
ination of subjects and research, and fits the hectic schedules of students with its flexible delivery pattern.
Since its inception, the programme?s truly global student base has hailed from as far and wide as Ghana, Japan, Macau, Mainland China, Korea, Taiwan and the United States. Recent graduates include Dr. James Mabey, who is now Senior Vice President, Development ? Asia Pacific for the Jumeirah Group, with responsibility for the group?s growth and development across the region. Dr Shu-Ying Lin, who has taken on the role of Assistant Professor and Section Chief, International Education Section of the International Affairs Office at the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism. Dr Dahl Joe, currently Director of Training and Development at the Ambassador Hotel Group, has completed the Accor International Hospitality Management Programme for future general managers. Dr Jimmy Chiang is Head of Tourism and Hospitality at InvestHK.