MBA Programs in Tourism and Hospitality

Compare 48 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. [+]

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 program 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 program: 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. An extensive program of visits to hotels, hotel chains, tourism... [-]

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. [+]

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 the Master is integrated into the Group... [-]

MBA International Food and Agribusiness

Royal Agricultural University
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Cirencester

This MBA provides the opportunity for you to gain understanding and experience of producers, processors, consumers and policymakers. [+]

MBA International Food and Agribusiness

The increasing globalisation of the food industry has highlighted the need for managers with experience of social, cultural, production and consumption conditions in the major markets of the world. Sourcing and supply in the food sector are becoming increasingly competitive and complex.

This MBA provides the opportunity for you to gain understanding and experience of producers, processors, consumers and policymakers within at least two of the major trading blocs and markets in the world.

Existing and aspiring multinational companies are looking for managers with the transnational knowledge and linguistic skills, who are capable of functioning confidently and competently in different regions of the world.... [-]


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 an international environment. [+]

Strategic Management in Tourism – professional Master’s study program 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 the year 2014

Professional master's study program Strategic Management in Tourism has obtained the prestigious UNWTO – UN World Tourism Organization TedQual accreditation to the maximum possible term – four years, until the Year 2018.

program IS ACCREDITED by the Year 2019, TedQual certificate.

DEGREE: Professional Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA)... [-]


MBA Wine, Sustainability & Sales

University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen am Rhein
Online & Campus Combined Part time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Ludwigshafen am Rhein

Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an international approach and focus on sustainable management and sales concepts, using real-world examples from today's wine industry
The degree is state-recognized and accredited. [+]

Our concept

Success in business is no longer just dependent on the quality of the product. Managers face numerous challenges for sustainable business management, including globalization, climate change, shifts in customer behavior, and running large companies with more complex workflows (and greater risks), to name just a few examples. To be successful domestically and abroad, managers must be able to recognize and effectively evaluate business opportunities in the marketplace and pursue them in a sustainable way. That also holds true for business in the wine industry.

Business management and sales skills

Sustainable business management and sales skills are at the center of this programme. Practical problem-solving strategies and business tools are taught using real-world examples from the wine industry.... [-]


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 Hospitality Management

Geneva Business School (GBS)
Campus Full time 18 months February 2018 Switzerland Geneva Spain Barcelona + 2 more

The program provides students with an excellent hospitality foundation, in terms of understanding customer service, employee, and system organization, as well as real business needs for this particular industry, such as event management, operations management, trends in tourism and how revenues can be maximized. [+]

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Major in Hospitality Management provides you with specialized knowledge of financial management and the management essentials vital to the success of hospitality enterprises. You will learn to be a highly skilled manager, while simultaneously gaining the ability to apply effective strategic management techniques to your business.

Over the course of the program you will:

Obtain an in-depth understanding of Management, Marketing and Account Control. Gain expertise in staff organization, accommodation principles, catering, and diplomacy. Advance your management skills and improve your ability to successfully lead and manage the people with whom you spend your time. Program ... [-]

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 particular 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 Media planning and KPI ... [-]

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 the 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 a 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 five-starshotels are growing and some destinations like Dubai arespecializing in this sector. There is now a real need for professionalsspecializing in the field of luxury.... [-]


MBA International Hospitality Management

SRH Hochschule Berlin
Campus Full time 3 semesters March 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 up 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.... [-]


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. [+]

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.... [-]


IMI Luzern MBA - two pathways

IMI International Management Institute Switzerland
Campus Full time 1 - 1.5 years Open Enrollment Switzerland Luzern

This intensive MBA programme allows you to specialise in one of the following pathways: - Swiss Hotel Management Operations - Luxury Brands and Services Management ...preparing you to excel in your chosen career. [+]

The IMI Luzern MBA is an intensive, two-semester, hospitality-focused MBA programme allowing you to specialise in Swiss Hotel Management Operations or Luxury Brands and Services Management. The programme is validated by the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality. Those with little to no work experience can benefit from a paid internship arranged by our Careers team.

What are the Requirements for Admission?

You should already hold a first degree or equivalent qualification in a related or unrelated field awarded by a recognised institution. The Registrar will also consider applications from students who have a combination of qualifications and experience that demonstrate to the Programme Leader that the required intellectual and communication skills are met. If your first language is not English you will be expected to provide evidence of an English language proficiency equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.0. ... [-]

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 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 into 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 into 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.... [-]