TUCO launches master’s degree in hospitality leadership for public sector caterersWritten by Anjali Dattani
The award-winning TUCO Academy has collaborated with London South Bank University (LSBU) School of Law and Social Sciences to deliver a master’s degree in, Hospitality Leadership in Universities and the Public Sector.
The unique post graduate course has been a working process for approximately two years and will be launching in the academic year 2018/19, with the first candidates starting in January 2019.
Mike Haslin, CEO of TUCO, comments: “This master’s degree is an excellent opportunity to further growth and development within such a unique field. Our team have worked closely with LSBU on the content and course rationale to ensure that it meets the needs of aspiring directors and senior managers. We will also continue to support students for the duration of the course.”
The course consists of six modules including; leadership, strategy, marketing, product development, sustainable operations and a bespoke comparative study field trip. The Dissertation can be carried out as a work-based project. TUCO Academy will offer access to resources, such as its commissioned research and mentoring to members whilst on the course. The lead academics will be Professor Duncan Taylor and Dr Edward Isaacs.
Elizabeth Crawford, independent consultant with TUCO made the initial suggestion and talked in detail to LSBU about the scope of the roles and responsibilities of senior managers in commercial and hospitality roles in universities.
Crawford said: “The modules are based on key requirements for people seeking advancement to the highest level in university business. No other university in the UK is offering this post graduate (Level 7) learning experience. Members have regularly asked about what development opportunities can be offered to aspiring directors and this offers a response to that demand.”
Applications will go to LSBU through the usual application process. TUCO will be offering fee bursaries up to 50% to successful applicants who are full members of TUCO.
For more information about the course visit the LSBU website.