MBA International Hospitality and Spa Management

FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences

Program Description

MBA International Hospitality and Spa Management

FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences


Program description

Participants in this postgraduate degree program are trained as management executives for the hotel and spa sector. Meeting the challenges along with the ever-growing wellness trend, this unique program focuses on both day-to-day management as well as long-term strategic planning. The part-time structure of the program enables participants to immediately put what they have learned into practice.

The core modules include: Spa Management, Quality Management, Hospitality Management, International Law in Tourism, International Management in Tourism, Social Skills, Leadership, Strategic, and Operative Management, Wellness, Workplace Health Promotion, Sales, eTourism, Social Media, Business Planning, Cross-Cultural Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Final Project Work.


Career Prospects

Graduates will have an integrative understanding of the diverse requirements for operative and strategic tasks in hospitality and spa management and will continually expand this expertise through their professional activities. With the focus on managing the interface between health and tourism, graduates will go on to successful careers in a variety of professional roles, such as spa manager, marketing, and sales manager in hotels, strategic corporate planning expert, coordinator of human resources, project manager, a self-employed consultant and many more. 46113_IMG_8612_web


Academic Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Mode of Study: Part-time / 4 Semesters / 120 ECTS

Language of Instruction: English

Head of Degree Program: Mag. (FH) Daniel Binder Person

Campus: FH JOANNEUM Bad Gleichenberg

Tuition fee: 5000 € per Semester

Next Start: October 2017

Application deadline: end of June 2017

Our Industry Supporters’ Testimonials

"Today's hospitality industry leaders require a better understanding of the new competitive landscape, such as dealing with institutional owners, developing e-commerce strategies, revenue management, international law and strategic management, rather than just tactical operational issues. The newly established master degree in International Hospitality and Spa Management covers exactly these and other important topics. It ensures that its students are well equipped with the latest industry knowledge to further enhance their career opportunities in the future."

Markus Platzer
General Manager ANA InterContinental Tokyo

"With 180,000 spa managers working in the industry and only 4,000 in education, there is no doubt that we are lacking qualified spa managers. I truly welcome FH JOANNEUM's comprehensive and accomplished spa management program and look forward to seeing it evolve."

Anna Bjurstam
Raison d’Etre, Six Senses

"Our graduates can manage a spa as a business unit or as an independent company, but they are also prepared to manage hotels and in that context to make spa-related business decisions."

Daniel Binder, Head of Program

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Last updated December 21, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Online & Campus Combined
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Oct. 2018
4 semesters
Part time
14,000 EUR
Austria - Bad Gleichenberg
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