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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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51 Results in Tourism and Hospitality

Vatel Institute of Hospitality Management at Alliant International University - 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 i ... [+]

MBA with a Concentration in Hospitality Management

The Vatel Institute of Hospitality Management at Alliant International University

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.... [-]

USA Los Angeles
August 2019
Full-time
18 - 24 months
Campus
The Swiss Institute for Management & Hospitality (SWISS IM&H)

Enroll in this hands-on, innovative class and take part in a unique, challenging learning experience. Our qualified and skilled teachers serve as facilitators in the cour ... [+]

OVERVIEW A recognized and accredited Swiss quality hospitality master degree Internship recognition certificate (SWISS IM&H counts 25 academic credits for each industrial internship and it is graded). Two different internship certificates and one complete year of working experience. Hospitality Professional Certification (HPC) from American Hospitality Academy (AHA). HPC course is recognized by the U.S government. Certified Guest Service Gold certificate from American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI). This certificate is widely recognized and it is the pathway to be a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) Every SWISS IM&H MBA graduate will also receive the training on Cambridge International Certificate for Teachers and Trainers (CICTT) from the reputed University of Cambridge. SWISS IM&H is an accredited Cambridge International Center. There is always a possibility to get a dual degree completing four additional courses from our partner universities around the world including West Coast University, University of California FCE etc. These additional courses can be completed in SWISS IM&H campus. ... [-]
Switzerland Weggis
April 2019
2 years
Campus
Vatel Institute of Hospitality Management at Alliant International University - San Diego

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Concentration in Hospitality Management at the Vatel Institute of Hospitality Management at Alliant International Unive ... [+]

MBA with a Concentration in Hospitality Management at the Vatel Institute of Hospitality Management at Alliant International University.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Hospitality Management 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.... [-]

USA San Diego
September 2019
Full-time
18 - 24 months
Campus
Vatel Mauritius

The Resort Management specialization targets students aiming to work as senior executives in the international hospitality industry to work in companies that include, out ... [+]

TAUGHT IN ENGLISH OR IN FRENCH

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Mauritius Quatre Bornes
September 2019
Full-time
9 semesters
Campus
VATEL Bordeaux - International Business School - Hotel, Tourism, Wine & Spirits Management

Acquiring analytic and decision-making methods, as well as practical managerial experience. Developing an open mindset on business in general in order to cultivate entrep ... [+]

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: ... [-]
France Bordeaux
November 2019
Full-time
18 - 30 months
Campus
SHML - Swiss College of Hospitality Management Lenk

Enroll in this hands-on, innovative class and take part in a unique, challenging learning experience. Our qualified and skilled teachers serve as facilitators in the cour ... [+]

PROGRAM OFFERINGS

SHML - Swiss College of Hospitality Management Lenk provides an integrated course schedule of learning through exploration, scrutiny, and self-reflection. In every class, our teachers emphasize the strategies and processes involved in learning and self-growth, creating a unique opportunity to prepare our students to live thoughtful, creative, and fulfilling lives in a rapidly changing society.

MBA, HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

Enroll in this hands-on, innovative class and take part in a unique, challenging learning experience. Our qualified and skilled teachers serve as facilitators in the course, guiding students through exploring and individual learning.... [-]

Switzerland Lenk im Simmental
January 2020
2 years
Campus
New European College

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

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.... [-]

Germany Munich
October 2019
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
IMI International Management Institute Switzerland

This prestigious MBA in international hospitality management 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

Bachelor's degree in any discipline Three years of work experience Proficiency in English: 6.5 IELTS, or equivalent

Who is this programme for?

The course is designed for students with qualifications and/or experience in hospitality management who wish to develop their skills and understanding of the industry in preparation for middle and senior management positions.... [-]

Switzerland Lucerne
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 year
Campus
B.H.M.S. Business & Hotel Management School

The M.Sc. in Global Business Management is geared towards students with a bachelors degree, with or without professional experience. It offers an understanding of economi ... [+]

Program:

M.Sc. in Global Business Management

Duration:

One year

Availability:

This offer is available to all potential students meeting the entry criteria:

BA degree in any discipline or BHMSPG Diploma, or RGU Graduate Certificate in International Hospitality Business Management English language skills at a minimum level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 Overview

The M.Sc. in Global Business Management is geared towards students with a bachelors degree, with or without professional experience. It offers an understanding of economic and human management in today's global and fast-moving environment. It provides a high level and innovative education to enable students to acquire skills and discipline for positions as managers in the service sector or in a wide spectrum of other industries.... [-]

Switzerland Lucerne
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 year
Campus
HTMi - Hotel And Tourism Management Institute

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the MBA Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Management by HTMi Hotel and Tourism Management Institute. ... [+]

Objectives and Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:

Interpret practical, theoretical and personal skills required for senior management roles within a variety of international hotel and tourism organisations. Synthesise strategic, organisational and marketing processes of a commercial hospitality enterprise within the context of the global nature of the business. Cultivate a professional management attitude by nurturing the creative development of innovative ideas and solutions. Confidently debate, research and synthesise theories while evaluating organisational learning. Critically analyse different multilateral institutions and transnational organisations including an evaluation of their impacts involved in international tourism and heritage tourism management. ... [-]
Switzerland Lucerne
January 2020
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Vatel Madagascar

In the past few years, the entire world, as well as of course the tourism industry, has become aware of the importance of sustainable development. In this context, the Ec ... [+]

ECOTOURISM MANAGEMENT • MADAGASCAR

COURSES IN FRENCH

In the past few years, the entire world, as well as of course the tourism industry, has become aware of the importance of sustainable development. In this context, the Ecotourism specialization aims to train executives who are able to manage or carry out a touristic project which complies with sustainable development principles as well as ecological, economic and social stakes. This specialization aims to give students the theoretical tools required to create, manage or develop an eco-tourism hotel or facility, and includes immersion in Madagascar's many different ecotourism sites which present biodiversity and geodiversity.[-]

Madagascar Antananarivo
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Burgundy School of Business

The MBA Wine & Spirits Business is designed for high-potential graduates who have a proven interest in Wine & Spirits and at least 3 years work experience (prefer ... [+]

Programme objectives

The MBA Wine & Spirits Business is designed for high-potential graduates who have a proven interest in Wine & Spirits and at least 3 years work experience (preferably in the wine & spirits industry).

This programme, which has a strong commercial & management focus, offers students a sound grasp of the requirements of the global market by exposing them to a diversity of cultural experiences and an understanding of the intricacies of the global business of Wine & Spirits.

It is ideal for those looking to reach middle to upper managerial positions in the industry or create their own business but it also offers a wider range of professional outcomes.... [-]

France Dijon
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Groupe ESC Troyes in Champagne

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 Nat ... [+]

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.... [-]

France Troyes
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
EU Business School

Tourism is the fastest growing industry in today’s business world and companies continue to require academically qualified managers to give them a competitive edge in thi ... [+]

Tourism is the fastest growing industry in today’s business world and companies continue to require academically qualified managers to give them a competitive edge in this highly competitive and thriving sector. This major explores the advanced theories, practices and business models that make up the tourism and leisure field. Focusing on the development of executive skills and strategic thinking, this program will deliver the key competencies required in the industry while developing a student’s understanding of international and intercultural management needs.

Duration: Three terms/one year (90 credits)

Locations: Barcelona, Geneva, Montreux, Munich

Teaching Language: English... [-]

Spain Barcelona Switzerland Geneva Montreux Germany Munich  + 3 More
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
INSEEC Bordeaux

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

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, the 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.... [-]

France Bordeaux
September 2019
Full-time
Campus