MBA Programs in Tourism and Hospitality

Compare 41 MBA Programs in Tourism and Hospitality

Tourism and Hospitality

A Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree is one of the most popular choices for graduate education today. Students are attracted to the advanced education and expanded career opportunities that are available to graduates, as well as the wide variety of specialized degrees. One of these highly focused programs is tourism and hospitality. So what is an MBA in Tourism?

An MBA in Tourism covers many of the traditional areas that a general MBA does, such as ethics, accounting, marketing, and management, but with a focus on tourism, travel, and hospitality. It might also cover a number of other areas, such as cultural competency and the economics of leisure. The degree is designed to assist anybody who wishes to go into business in the tourism industry.

There are many benefits to acquiring an MBA in Tourism, including the specific skill sets needed to help a travel business be successful. An MBA does more than provide students with skills and information; it also allows them to obtain an edge in today’s highly competitive job market. The advanced qualifications conferred by a master’s degree not only help graduates gain jobs, but also move up the corporate ladder.

The cost of earning an MBA in Tourism can vary greatly, depending on the institution, the country, the time it takes to complete the degree, and any financial aid. Students should thoroughly research their school of choice to ensure that it’s a good fit. 

Many different careers are available to students that earn an MBA in Tourism. For example, graduates can become marketers, analysts, or managers for a wide variety of hospitality businesses, such as hotels, amusement parks, restaurants, airline carriers, and other transportation companies. They might also be hired by government agencies or tourism bureaus, and they can even start their own businesses.

There are many different graduate programs that offer an MBA in Tourism. Whether you wish to travel abroad or learn online, start looking now at the available programs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management

The Ostelea - School of Tourism and Hospitality International
Campus Full time October 2018 Spain Barcelona Madrid

Ostelea’s Hospitality and Tourism Management MBA is designed with the objective of training the future leaders of the tourism sector: directors, professionals and entrepreneurs equipped to manage business projects in the tourism and hotel sector at the very highest level. To this end, the programme particularly focuses on the development of executive skills and aptitudes of a strategic nature. [+]

Masters of Business Administration in Tourism and Hospitality. MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management This program will be conducted in English Ostelea’s Hospitality and Tourism Management MBA is designed with the objective of training the future leaders of the tourism sector: directors, professionals and entrepreneurs equipped to manage business projects in the tourism and hotel sector at the very highest level. To this end, the programme particularly focuses on the development of executive skills and aptitudes of a strategic nature. Reasons for studying the Hospitality and Tourism Management MBA at Ostelea: Reputation in the field of management and tuition quality: Ostelea is the result of a partnership between one of the world’s best business school, EAE (second best business school in Spain according to the Merco Ranking 2016), bringing its experience and reputation in management, with the Universitat de Lleida, Spain’s top public university in terms of the quality of the tuition (Fundación Conocimiento y Desarrollo), awarded the distinction of International Campus of Excellence. Multicultural approach: 66% of the students at Ostelea are international. Rigorous academic programme: based on cultivating strategic thought and specific knowledge of the hospitality and tourism industry, an essential blend for executive positions in the sector. Hotel business game: In the final tuition period, participants are organized into teams and they have to manage their own hotel company, competing on the global market that is dynamic and changing, in a realistic reflection of the real world, made up of other teams of students. Extensive programme of... [-]

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Business - Hospitality Specialization

New European College
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2018 Germany Munich

The Master of Business Administration (MBA), has become the academic career boost for both entrepreneurs and corporate workers. Globalization demands MBA graduates with a truly international business education. [+]

The Master of Business Administration (MBA), has become the academic career boost for both entrepreneurs and corporate workers. Globalization demands MBA graduates with a truly international business education.

With our MBA in International Business you will gain the necessary skills and tools to be able to take over challenging positions with managerial responsibility. For students without previous education in Business the MBA is the perfect program to qualify yourself for managerial positions.

Our MBA in International Business is connecting theory and practice and is taught by instructors with significant experience in their profession. Small groups allow for a very interactive education. As our MBA students need to have job experience to be able to enroll, the individual experiences and backgrounds of each and every student make classes even more enjoyable. Our faculty members use activating elements such as case studies, simulations, projects and presentations to give every student an opportunity to easily connect the gained knowledge with their personal experiences.... [-]


Mba In Hospitality And Tourism

School of Tourism and Hospitality - The OSTELEA
Campus Full time October 2018 Spain Madrid Barcelona

The MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Ostelea born with the aim to train future leaders of the tourism industry: managers, professionals and entrepreneurs able to manage at the highest level, business projects in the tourism and hotel sector, for impinging , most especially in the development of management skills and strategic skills. [+]

Masters of Business Administration in Tourism and Hospitality. MBA in Hospitality and Tourism The MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Ostelea born with the aim to train future leaders of the tourism industry: managers, professionals and entrepreneurs able to manage at the highest level, business projects in the tourism and hotel sector, for impinging , most especially in the development of management skills and strategic skills. Why study the MBA: Reputation in the field of management and teaching quality: Ostelea born from the collaboration between one of the best business school in the world -EAE (second business school in Spain according to Merco Ranking 2016) - which brings the experience and reputation management ; with the University of Lleida, the first Spanish public university in teaching quality (Knowledge and Development Foundation), and distinguished as Campus of International Excellence. multicultural approach: 66% of students are international Ostelea. Rigorous academic program: based on cultivating strategic thinking and specific knowledge of the hotel and tourism industry, a combination essential in management positions in the sector. Business hotel game: In the final period of teaching, participants organized by teams manage their own hotel company, competing in a global, dynamic and changing market, very close to the real world, and integrated by other student teams. Extensive program of visits to hotels, hotel chains, tourism companies and Public Administration: To the extent that participants need to know first reality and trends of the labor management industry Hospitality and Tourism sector. Research Group: Part of the faculty of... [-]

MBA Tourism Strategic Management

Turiba University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Latvia Riga

Studies in Strategic Tourism management prepare students for work around the world. It is a great opportunity for students who see their career in international environment. [+]

Strategic Management in Tourism – professional Master’s study programme Useful 50% of students come from countries which up to now you have introduced only by map. Now you have an opportunity to get acquainted with people, culture and understanding of these countries! There have been around 1 billion international travels in year 2014 Professional master's study programme Strategic Management in Tourism has obtained the prestigious UNWTO – UN World Tourism Organization TedQual accreditation to the maximum possible term – four years, till Year 2018. PROGRAMME IS ACCREDITED till Year 2019, TedQual certificate. DEGREE: Professional Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) QUALIFICATION: Manager of enterprises and institutions DURATION OF STUDIES: 2 Academic Years STUDY PROGRAMME: in English or Latvian Studies in Strategic Tourism management prepare students for work around the world. It is a great opportunity for students who see their career in international environment. CAREER: acquired knowledge on world tourism market will help you effectively manage tourism and hospitality company both in Latvia and abroad; if you are interested in research and you want to realize trends of tourism development, find the best way for developing tourism product, you can work as tourism development and research project manager; when working as tourism expert in municipalities and tourism information centres, you can promote tourism development in regions of Latvia. The work area of tourism field is very wide and is waiting for such young specialists as you! TRAINEESHIP in Latvian or foreign tourism and hospitality companies in the 1st academic year... [-]

MBA in International Hospitality Management

IMI International Management Institute Switzerland
Campus Full time 44 weeks Open Enrollment Switzerland Luzern

IMI's International Hospitality Management Postgraduate Programme is validated by Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. [+]

The programme's objective is to equip students with the skills necessary for eventual higher level management in the hospitality industry by focusing on those subjects that relate to the internationalisation of hotel and hospitality companies. The core focus is on strategic management with subjects including studying at Master's level, strategic international marketing management, enterprise development, project appraisal and feasibility studies, business cultures in developing new markets.

Requirements for Admission

Degree with Honours in Hotel or Tourism Management successful completion of the IMI Postgraduate Diploma plus experience A Degree in other fields may be accepted, if supported with adequate professional experience IMI regards strong motivation and maturity as important as academic qualifications Proficiency in English: 600 TOEFL (paper-based), 6.5 IELTS, or equivalent ... [-]

MBA with a Concentration in Hospitality Management

Vatel USA - Alliant International University Campus in San Diego
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months September 2018 USA San Diego

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Hospitality Management has been designed to allow students to graduate in as little as 18 months. It is an intensive and innovative degree that prepares students to become more effective hospitality industry managers and leaders. Courses are balanced between academic theory and professional practice. [+]

MBA with a Concentration in Hospitality Management

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Hospitality Management has been designed to allow students to graduate in as little as 18 months.

It is an intensive and innovative degree that prepares students to become more effective hospitality industry managers and leaders. Courses are balanced between academic theory and professional practice.

On campus, students hone the necessary critical thinking, leadership, management, and entrepreneurial skills required to compete in the globalized economy. With experienced faculty and small class sizes, students receive the individualized support and preparation they need to turn their experience into expertise and achieve excellence.... [-]


MBA with a Concentration in Hospitality Management

Vatel USA - Alliant International University - Los Angeles
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months August 2018 USA Los Angeles

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Hospitality Management has been designed to allow students to graduate in as little as 18 months. It is an intensive and innovative degree that prepares students to become more effective hospitality industry managers and leaders. Courses are balanced between academic theory and professional practice. [+]

MBA with a Concentration in Hospitality Management 

Vatel USA – Alliant International University Campus in Los Angeles

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Hospitality Management has been designed to allow students to graduate in as little as 18 months. It is an intensive and innovative degree that prepares students to become more effective hospitality industry managers and leaders. Courses are balanced between academic theory and professional practice. 

On campus, students hone the necessary critical thinking, leadership, management, and entrepreneurial skills required to compete in the globalized economy. With experienced faculty and small class sizes, students receive the individualized support and preparation they need to turn their experience into expertise and achieve excellence. ... [-]


MBA in Luxury Marketing: Wine and Hospitality

EIML Paris Ecole Internationale de Marketing du Luxe
Campus Full time September 2018 France Paris

Explore how to create an exceptional experience for wine and hotel consumers, and how to increase their loyalty in this specific market where services are the main key factors of success. [+]

What makes a wine or a champagne exceptional? How do consumers appreciate and purchase some perticular wines over and over again? What do consumers expect from a luxury hotel? Explore how to create an exceptional experience for wine and hotel consumers, and how to increase their loyalty in this specific market where services are the main key factors of success. Luxury codes and market players Luxury brands and wine, gastronomy and hospitality industry Luxury codes and brand identity Economy of the luxury travel industry Wine and gastronomy economy Marketing, digital marketing and communication in wine and hospitality industry Luxury marketing Brand management in hospitality Brand management in wine industry Brand management in fine gastronomy industry Customer relationship management Public relations, event strategy and communication E business and digital marketing Social media and e reputation Mediaplanning and KPI Management Starting your own label Building a business plan Forecasting and logistics in jewelry Corporate strategy Human resources team building and leadership Intellectual property law and licensing Ethics and sustainability Wine tasting, fine gastronomy and services in luxury industry Services in luxury industry New product development Packaging and design Grooming Well-being and spa Wine tasting workshop Fine gastronomy workshop Consulting project or tasting sessions,field trips and visits by leading chefs [-]

MBA in Tourism, Leisure & Event Management

Groupe ESC Troyes in Champagne
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Troyes

Groupe ESC Troyes in Champagne was created in 1992, is therefore the youngest French Business School. It enjoys all national accreditations (full recognition by the National Ministry of Higher Education and Research, accredited by the “Conférence des Grandes Ecoles” of France, etc.) and has just started application for international accreditation (EFMD + AACSB). It runs presently 4 major schools: - School of International Business & Management (undergraduate : 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree with Honors, 34 double degrees all over the world, benefits of a specific label from the French and the German Government ) - Graduate School of Management (2 Year Master’s Degree with majors in Marketing & Strategy, HRM, Finance, Innovation & Entrepreneurship). - School of Tourism, Leisure & Events Management (3 Year Bachelor’s Degree + MBA) - School of Design (3 Year Bachelor’s Degree + 2 Year Master’s Degree) The student population is now 1700 students (440 in 2004) + 380 international exchange students. Its (really living) international network (student and teacher/research exchange) is comprised of 196 partner universities. [+]

Specializing in Luxury Tourism or Business & Event Management, our MBA courses offerprofessional instruction, open to students worldwide and cover all sectors of the evolving tourismindustry: ecotourism, event management, hotel business, catering, tourism transportation,travel and event business, etc. They prepare students for management positions in all touristindustry careers in a way that is cross-disciplinary, operational, and international.

 

SPECIALIZATION IN LUXURY TOURISM

 

In the world of tourism, the luxury sector is experiencing thegreatest expansion. Economic growth in China, India, Russia andBrazil has created new demand that our program will help tofulfill. Most tourism players have seized on this change andproducts designed for wealthy clients are growing, as evidencedby the new French hospitality classification. The number of fivestar hotels is growing and some destinations like Dubai arespecializing in this sector. There is now a real need for professionalsspecializing in the field of luxury.... [-]


MBA in International Hospitality Management

SRH Hochschule Berlin
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2018 Germany Berlin

Our new MBA programme prepares students for responsible global leadership positions within hospitality management. The MBA is aimed at professionals working in the hotel, food service and tourism industry who are up to new challenges in a fast-changing and international market. [+]

Take global leadership positions in the hotel and tourism industry Our new MBA programme prepares students for responsible global leadership positions within hospitality management. The MBA is aimed at professionals working in the hotel, food service and tourism industry who are up to new challenges in a fast-changing and international market. The programme is also aimed at newcomers to the industry with a business background who wish to extend their hospitality knowledge in order to open op new career opportunities. Due to the demanding day-to-day operations in this industry, it is hard to acquire the necessary management knowledge and leadership expertise. Our MBA programme closes this gap and provides a thorough hospitality management education with a focus on social skills and an interdisciplinary approach. In one and a half years students get a deep understanding of management practices in the hospitality industry and get to exchange ideas with fellow students from around the globe. Content, Objective and Course Structure Unlike classic MBA programmes the International Hospitality Management MBA puts an emphasis on leadership skills that are essential to succeed in today’s business world. The curriculum is divided into different topic areas that provide a framework for the Hospitality and Management modules. Content Modules: Hospitality Management Hospitality Management Management of Operations in Hospitality International Sales & Distribution Management Global HR-Management in Hospitality Company Project International Hospitality Management Modules: Management and Business Framework Team-building and Communication Leadership and Ethics Complexity and Decision Making Informal Organizational Design Globalisation, Society and Responsibility Intercultural Intelligence... [-]

MBA in Luxury Tourism Enterprises in Mallorca

ESERP Business School
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Palma de Mallorca

If you are interested in working in the tourism sector, but require some specialised training, the MBA in Luxury Tourism Enterprises in Mallorca is a great option. The truth is, luxury goods and services are beginning to be an important component of a sector that creates millions of euros and thousands of jobs around the world. [+]

Masters of Business Administration in Tourism and Hospitality. If you are interested in working in the tourism sector, but require some specialised training, the MBA in Luxury Tourism Enterprises in Mallorca is a great option. The truth is, luxury goods and services are beginning to be an important component of a sector that creates millions of euros and thousands of jobs around the world. The ESERP study plan is divided into several areas: quality control and innovation, economic and financial management, international marketing… Here you will learn to analyse the market, nationally and internationally, as well as the different types of tourism, from cruise lines to golf. You will also be prepared to carry out strategies for luxury products and services, and position them in the market. Considering that it is an sector that is growing rapidly, the opportunities for employment are very diverse. Some of these options include organising luxury trips and events for agencies or businesses working in this field. There will also be positions open to you in different divisions of these companies, especially those that concern marketing. You will also specialise on customer service in the sector. Request free information about the MBA in Luxury Tourism Enterprises in Mallorca, without any further commitment. Graduates will also receive a degree issued by UVIC-UCC. Objectives High-level capacity for organisation and management. The ability to adapt to technological change and innovation. The ability to provide strategic and operational plans for Senior Management. Critical analysis and capacity for abstract thinking.... [-]

MBA in Business Administration: Agribusiness and Food Enterprise Management

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The University of Nicosia MBA programme aims to provide students with a solid foundation of business education enabling them to become effective managers anywhere in today’s globally competitive fast changing environment. This programme aims to be highly integrated in context and practical by remaining close to actual business practice. It aspires to assist students to develop their management and leadership skills, operate effectively in a multicultural environment and to adapt quickly to changing social, political, legal and economic conditions. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Master of Business Administration Level of Qualification: Master Degree (2nd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English and Greek Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme

The University of Nicosia MBA programme aims to provide students with a solid foundation of business education enabling them to become effective managers anywhere in today’s globally competitive fast changing environment. This programme aims to be highly integrated in context and practical by remaining close to actual business practice. It aspires to assist students to develop their management and leadership skills, operate effectively in a multicultural environment and to adapt quickly to changing social, political, legal and economic conditions.... [-]


MBA in Tourism

The University College of Tourism and Ecology
Online & Campus Combined Full time 5 semesters Poland Sucha Beskidzka

The growing importance of specialized MBA programs for senior management means the necessity to develop educational offers which go beyond meeting the needs of the IT, HR and financial sectors. [+]

Masters of Business Administration in Tourism and Hospitality. MBA in Tourism - We Create the Elite of Managers! The growing importance of specialized MBA programs for senior management means the necessity to develop educational offers which go beyond meeting the needs of the IT, HR and financial sectors. MBA in Tourism is the first specialized graduate course in Poland, conducted entirely in English, which covers not only such classic MBA subjects as: leadership, ethics, accounting, marketing and management, but also explores contemporary and innovative strategies and trends in the tourism industry. The MBA program focuses on pragmatic use of the above aspects for business projects developed not only in tourism - one of the fastest growing sectors in the contemporary business environment – but also in any other business sector. MBA covers 5 semesters (20 months) and has practical credit framework. Apart form traditional classes, the program also includes: online video-consultations on a one-to-one basis group projects, interactive classes in international group independent work under the supervision of an expert moderator a personal meeting with the American lectures, held at least once a year Classes are held in English and are modular in structure, so that participants can easily combine studies and work, focusing on learning those aspects of the industry that interest them most and analyzing real-life business projects. The program MBA has been based on three pillars – knowledge, competence, skills and attitude - which guarantee high quality professional competences sought after in the tourism industry. See the... [-]

MBA’s Degree in International Hotel Management

VATEL Bordeaux - International Business School - Hotel, Tourism, Wine & Spirits Management
Campus Full time 18 - 30 months October 2018 France Bordeaux

Acquiring analytic and decision-making methods, as well as practical managerial experience. Developing an open mind set on business in general in order to cultivate entrepreneurial qualities, especially in the fields of international hospitality industry. [+]

Admission requirements: - In France: Baccalauréat +2/+3 additional studies** - In Belgium: Certificat de fin d’études secondaires +3 additional studies** - In Spain: Bachillerato +3 additional studies** - In Switzerland: Maturité +3 additional studies** - In other countries: Undergraduate Degree** Language proficiency: - For English courses: IELTS 6.0 (academic), TOEFL iBT 90, Cambridge CPE B2/CAE B2 / FCE Grade B - For French courses: DELF B2 (minimum) or DALF C1 (recommended) Duration of studies: 18 months* to 30 months ** * Students who have studied in the Hospitality branch for 3 years after High School can enter directly into the MBA's degree program if their application is accepted. ** Students who graduated from a different major than Hospitality will enter the Foundation Year prior to the MBA's degree program. The Foundation Year aims at giving the operational and managerial background that is compulsory to become an efficient senior manager. Training objective: Acquiring analytic and decision-making methods, as well as practical managerial experience. Developing an open mind set on business in general in order to cultivate entrepreneurial qualities, especially in the fields of hositality and tourism industries. Title and Degrees awarded: - MBA's Degree in International Hotel Management/Directeur d'Hôtellerie internationale State level I degree registered in the National Repertory of Professional Certifications by the April 5, 2012 by-law set forth by the French Minister of Labor, Employment and Health and published in the French Republic Official Journal on April 14, 2012. - European MBA degree in International Hotel Management/Directeur d'Hôtellerie internationale... [-]

MBA Professional in Hotel & Tourism Management

AIM Hotel & Tourism Management Academy
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 France Paris

This intensive and demanding higher education program taught through English provides students with a wide choice of far-reaching career prospects. Over the two-year period, students acquire the necessary knowledge and expertise to equip them for management roles in the hospitality and tourism sector. The managerial skills acquired are also relevant to any other industry necessitating staff supervision, team coaching, accounting skills, etc. [+]

Masters of Business Administration in Tourism and Hospitality. MBA Professional degree in Hotel and Tourism Management Prerequisite: 3-year program (Associate's Degree, Bachelor, Masters in any discipline). Language of instruction: English Duration of program: 2 years. Graduates who have completed a 3-year degree, regardless of the discipline, may apply for the Master of Business Administration specializing in Hotel and Tourism Management (MBA Professional). This intensive and demanding higher education program taught through English provides students with a wide choice of far-reaching career prospects. Over the two-year period, students acquire the necessary knowledge and expertise to equip them for management roles in the hospitality and tourism sector. The managerial skills acquired are also relevant to any other industry necessitating staff supervision, team coaching, accounting skills, etc. AIM's MBA graduates are equipped with a solid and well-recognized degree, a good command of English and industry experience acquired through internships in management roles in France and abroad. As a result, they are in the best possible position to secure employment in the months following graduation with employers guaranteed that they are recruiting a high-quality candidate who is ready for immediately operational. MBA Program AIM offers high-quality professional training programs taught in English aimed at preparing students for management roles in leading international hotels and supervisory positions in tourism-related sectors. AIM’s MBA graduates are particularly sought after by recruiters thanks to the high-quality teaching programs enhanced by industry internships in management, making them immediately operational and in line with labor market needs upon graduation from... [-]