MBA Programs in Tourism and Hospitality

Compare 44 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 Luxury Tourism Enterprises in Mallorca

ESERP Business School
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 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. [+]

Business Studies 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. Efficiency in... [-]

MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management

The Ostelea - School of Tourism and Hospitality International
Campus Full time October 2017 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 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 visits to hotels, hotel chains, tourism companies and... [-]

Mba In Hospitality And Tourism

School of Tourism and Hospitality - The OSTELEA
Campus Full time October 2017 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. [+]

Business Studies 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 the Master... [-]

MBA in Leisure & Tourism Management

EU Business School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 Spain Barcelona Switzerland Geneva Montreux Germany Munich + 6 more

Tourism is the fastest growing industry in today’s business world and companies continue to require academically qualified managers to afford them an insight into the industry. This major explores the theories, practices and business models that make up the comprehensive tourism and leisure area. [+]

Tourism is the fastest growing industry in today’s business world and companies continue to require academically qualified managers to afford them an insight into the industry. This major explores the theories, practices and business models that make up the comprehensive tourism and leisure area. Focusing on the development of executive skills and strategic aptitudes, this program will deliver the key competencies required in the tourism industry while developing your understanding of international and intercultural management needs.

Duration: Three terms Credits: 68 CH/90 ECTS Start Dates: October, January, March Locations: Barcelona, Geneva, Montreux Teaching Language: English Degree Awarded: EU Switzerland private accredited MBA degree Dual Degree On Campus MSc in International Management For students who have less than two years of work experience Duration: Three terms Dual qualification: EU Switzerland private accredited MBA + an official MSc in International Management awarded by the University of Roehampton in London MBA For students who have two or more years of work experience Duration: Three terms Dual qualification: EU Switzerland private accredited MBA + an official MBA awarded by the University of Roehampton in London ... [-]

MBA in Luxury Marketing: Wine and Hospitality

EIML Paris Ecole Internationale de Marketing du Luxe
Campus Full time September 2017 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. [+]

Business Studies in Tourism and Hospitality. 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 - Management In Hospitality Luxo®

Roberto Miranda Educação Corporativa
Campus Part time 3 - 4 semesters Brazil São Paulo

Aimed at entrepreneurs and professionals who are interested in developing their knowledge in the global luxury hospitality. With 15 classes formed in the Hotel Fasano in Sao Paulo, Hotel Ritz, George V and Plaza Athenee in Paris. [+]

MBA - Management in Hospitality Luxo® Aimed at entrepreneurs and professionals who are interested in developing their knowledge in the global luxury hospitality. With 15 classes formed in the Hotel Fasano in Sao Paulo, Hotel Ritz, George V and Plaza Athenee in Paris. Program The luxury business environment The hotel Luxury Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Talentos® and Skills Planning and Hotel Implantation Implementation of projects in Luxury Hospitality Marketing applied to Luxury Hospitality International marketing and business network Operations Management Financial management Organizational performance Continuous Human Performance Improvement Dates, times and duration Type I - Registrations Open Start: March 11, 2017 Enrollment until February 28, 2017 Format: Every Monday from 19h00 to 23h00 and one (1) Saturday per month from 09h00 to 18h00. Duration: three (3) semesters Hours: 432 hrs / a Type II - (Special for participants from other states) - Open Enrollment Start: March 11, 2017 Enrollment until February 28, 2017 Format: one (1) weekend every 60 days and a plunge five (5) days at the end of each semester. Duration: four (4) semesters Hours: 432 hrs / a Local Campus Paulista - Av. Paulista, 1009 -. 21 Floor - Gardens Prerequisites Because it is a post-graduate degree, you must have completed higher level (national or international graduation valid in Brazil). Submit a certificate of completion of higher education or graduate degree in foreign valid in Brazil or equivalency test accepted by MEC. The graduate degree need not be in tourism, hospitality and gastronomy. The candidate may be... [-]

MBA in Hospitality and Management – Vatel USA at CIBU Campus in San Diego

VATEL USA at CIBU Campus in San Diego
Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 USA San Diego

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Hospitality and Management has been designed for students to graduate in 18 months. It is an intensive and innovative program which fosters a strong foundation in hotel management, leadership and entrepreneurship. Courses are balanced between academic theory and professional practice. [+]

Business Studies in Tourism and Hospitality. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Hospitality and Management has been designed for students to graduate in 18 months. It is an intensive and innovative program which fosters a strong foundation in hotel management, leadership and entrepreneurship. 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 business economy. With experienced faculty and small class sizes, students receive the individual support and preparation they need to achieve excellence. Students directly apply their knowledge through hands-on, professional experience with the opportunity of a one-year paid practical training position in the best hotels and restaurants in the United States. Previous students at Vatel worked at our partner host hotels which include: St. Regis, Four Seasons, Lodge at Torrey Pines, Peninsula, Sofitel, Langham and many more. Vatel’s Career Center will assist students in locating their mandatory internships. Admissions Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in the fields of hospitality or tourism or have a degree in another field with 2 years relevant hospitality or tourism experience. Degrees must be accredited by a regional or national association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, or a foreign institution, licensed and regulated by the appropriate oversight agency in the country of origin. Foreign degrees will be reviewed to determine if they meet the necessary academic requirements. Each applicant will be considered based on his or her individual background and professional experience. Minimum English... [-]

MBA in Hospitality and Management – Vatel USA at PSU Campus in Los Angeles

Vatel USA - Campus Los Angeles
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months October 2017 USA Los Angeles

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Hospitality and Management has been designed for students to graduate in 18 months. It is an intensive and innovative program which fosters a strong foundation in hotel management, leadership and entrepreneurship. Courses are balanced between academic theory and professional practice. [+]

MBA in Hospitality and Management Vatel USA – at PSU Campus in Los Angeles The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Hospitality and Management has been designed for students to graduate in 18 months. It is an intensive and innovative program which fosters a strong foundation in hotel management, leadership and entrepreneurship. 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 business economy. With experienced faculty and small class sizes, students receive the individual support and preparation they need to achieve excellence. Students directly apply their knowledge through hands-on, professional experience with the opportunity of a one-year paid practical training position in the best hotels and restaurants in the United States. Previous students at Vatel worked at our partner host hotels which include: St. Regis, Four Seasons, Lodge at Torrey Pines, Peninsula, Sofitel, Langham and many more. Vatel’s Career Center will assist students in locating their mandatory internships. Admissions Requirements: Students must have a Bachelor degree Degrees must be accredited by a regional or national association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, or a foreign institution, licensed and regulated by the appropriate oversight agency in the country of origin. Foreign degrees will be reviewed to determine if they meet the necessary academic requirements. Each applicant will be considered based on his or her individual background and professional experience. Minimum English proficiency for international students is as follows: TOEFL (iBT)–61; IELTS–5.5... [-]

MBA in Hospitality Management

Geneva Business School (GBS)
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months September 2017 Switzerland Geneva Spain Barcelona + 3 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. [+]

Business Studies in Tourism and Hospitality. 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. You will learn to be a highly skilled manager and simultaneously gain the ability to apply effective strategic management techniques to your business. Facts Duration: 18 months Credits: 90 ECTS Language: English Intakes: February and September Degree Awarded: Master of Business Administration Major in International Hospitality Management. Exchange Program: Rotate between Geneva and Barcelona campuses. We offer the opportunity of studying in both campuses during the 18 month master program. Internships: Students have internship opportunities with important companies. Location: Geneva and Barcelona Program The international nature of GBS has led to the development of a system that combines the European approach of using ECTS credits with a curriculum structure that is commonly implemented in the United States. Each program major allows students to study general education, core and elective subjects which cover 80% of all curriculums, 20% dedicated to orientation subjects related to their specific major, these subjects are unique for each Program. Orientation Subjects Trends in Tourism & Hospitality Tourism Destination & Event Planning E-marketing in the Hospitality Industry Revenue Management & Optimization Sustainable Management Systems Food Production & Service Options Career Opportunities Hospitality Accounting E-Commerce Convention Service Manager Luxury Service Management Strategic Marketing Service Marketing Event Manager General... [-]

MBA International Hospitality and Spa Management

FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences
Online & Campus Combined Part time 4 semesters October 2017 Austria Bad Gleichenberg

This innovative MBA programme is designed both for people presently working as managers in the hospitality and spa industry or in health tourism and for those planning to do so in the future. [+]

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, self-employed consultant and many more. Facts 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... [-]

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 ... [-]

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

New European College
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 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 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. [+]

Business Studies 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 description of... [-]

MBA Luxury Brand Management, Food and Wine

INSEEC Paris
Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

This program teaches students to master marketing, commercial and strategic specificities of the luxury market that becomes more accessible. Thereby, this Master trains international [+]

 MBA Luxury Brand Management, Food and Wine

 

This program teaches students to master marketing, commercial and strategic specificities of the luxury market that becomes more accessible. Thereby, this Master trains international managers in luxury brand management, and more precisely, in the fields led by French firms: Wines and Spirits, Hotel Business and Gastronomy, Fashion, Jewelry and Perfume, Art and Deco.This program is taught primarily in English, with some seminars given in French. It welcomes participants from all over the world in two recognized cities of prestige: Paris, epicenter and birthplace of luxury, and Bordeaux, world capital of fine wine.

Students benefit from in-depth insights into the cultural dimensions of luxury, practical courses on different industry segments and analysis of existing and emerging consumers and markets.... [-]


MBA in International Hospitality Management

SRH Hochschule Berlin
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 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. [+]

Business Studies in Tourism and Hospitality. 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... [-]