Executive MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management


Program Description

The Executive MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management focuses on developing executive skills and strategic competencies that enable you to become the tourism professional you have always strived to be.

The Executive MBA in Hospitality will give you the following benefits:

  • International vision of the tourism industry: providing an international vision of the tourism industry, together with an adaptable perspective in a changing and competitive global environment.
  • Strategy: Ensuring the effective management of tourism companies based on strategic plans and focused on achieving results.
  • Needs: Providing a response to the training needs of executives specializing in the tourism sector.
  • Innovation: Developing the capacity for innovation and creative management of executives in tourism and hotel companies. 
  • Future Leaders: Training the future leaders of the global hospitality and tourism industry. Equipping participants with the executive skills and competences required of directors and business people in the tourism sector, in order to ensure dynamic, effective, and successful leadership.
  • Trends: Analysing global trends in the sector and acquiring the perspectives and strategies required to become ethical leaders of global tourism organizations.


Reasons to take the MBA

  • International vision of the Tourism Industry
  • Case study method
  • Business Game
  • Online Methodology

Tuition Plan

The training plan of the Executive MBA is about six modules and it ends with the Master's thesis:

Global Environment and Markets

  • Socio-economic context and the tourism industry (4 ECTS).
  • Tourism marketing and sales in global settings (5 ECTS).

Human Resources Management

  • Talent management in hospitality (5 ECTS).
  • Executive skills for hospitality organizations (5 ECTS).

International Company Management

  • Financial management (6 ECTS).
  • Business Plan (3 ECTS).
  • Management of ICTs and virtual business in hospitality (5 ECTS).
  • Risk identification, management, and prevention for hospitality (5 ECTS).

Company internationalization

  • Strategic global management in hospitality (5 ECTS).
  • Company internationalization (5 ECTS).

Elective Courses

  • Accommodation management and Revenue & Yield Management (3 ECTS).
  • Strategic Food & Beverage Management (3 ECTS).
  • Sustainable Tourism Management (3 ECTS).
  • Competitiveness and innovation in hospitality (3 ECTS).
  • Operations in hospitality (ECTS).

Master's thesis

The final project of this master will be the development of a general commercial plan or a partial plan based on developing a business plan. This plan must be developed around an already existing company or based in a new project if the alumn wants to be an entrepreneur. The main objective here is that the student assumes all the knowledge acquired during the master and put them in a real situation.


The admission process guarantees the suitability of the candidates, in this way all the participants will be able to take full advantage of this learning experience.

To start the admission process it is necessary to fill in the information request. From that moment Ostelea will contact the candidate to close an interview to which the following documentation must be submitted:

  • University degree
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • Two Recommendation letters

After finishing the interview, the Admissions Committee will analyze case by case and communicate the resolution to the candidate to inform him of the status of his admission.


The participant who successfully completes the program on the Barcelona campus will obtain TRIPLE CERTIFICATION:

  • Executive MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management, by Universidad de Lleida (Own degree)
  • Executive MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management, by Ostelea | Tourism Management School (Own degree).
  • Executive MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management, by EAE Business School (Own degree).

Scholarships and Financial aid

Ostelea offers candidates scholarships that consist of financial aid with the objective of supporting our students.

Each application will be studied independently, it will be granted during the admission process and it will be communicated personally by the Admissions Committee before the formalization of the registration.

Scholarships representing 100% of the total enrollment fee will not be awarded in any case.

The economic aid will be offered in the following cases:

  • Advance reservation of place.
  • Adequacy of the profile to the requirements of each program.
  • Former students of the school. In this case, a 25% discount will be applied to the enrollment.
Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

Ostelea is an international university centre, belonging to the Training division of Grupo Planeta, specializing in training professionals in the Hospitality and Tourism sectors with a passion for goo ... Read More

Ostelea is an international university centre, belonging to the Training division of Grupo Planeta, specializing in training professionals in the Hospitality and Tourism sectors with a passion for good service and a multicultural vision. Read less
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