MBA Programs in Tourism and Hospitality

Compare 52 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 with a Concentration in Hospitality Management

Vatel Institute of Hospitality Management at Alliant International University - Los Angeles
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months August 2019 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.... [-]


M.Sc. Degree in Global Business Management

B.H.M.S. Business & Hotel Management School
Campus Full time 18 months October 2018 Switzerland Lucerne

The MSc Degree in Global Business Management consists of an intensive, taught semester of 6 months at the BHMS campus in Lucerne, Switzerland, and a second semester during which time students will undertake their research project/dissertation. During this second semester, students may choose to complete an internship in Switzerland or abroad and add invaluable experience to their profile. [+]

Program:

MSc in Global Business Management

Duration:

One year

Availability:

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

Minimum of 21 years of age BA degree graduate in any discipline or BHMS/RGU Graduate Certificate in International Hospitality Business Management English language skills at a minimum level equal to IELTS 6.0 Overview

The MSc in Global Business Management consists of an intensive, taught semester of 6 months at the BHMS campus in Lucerne, Switzerland, and a second semester during which time students will undertake their research project/dissertation. During this second semester, students may choose to complete an internship in Switzerland or abroad and add invaluable experience to their profile. The award is validated by the Robert Gordon University, UK. Students will thus learn within a Swiss environment, which maintains its world-class reputation in the hospitality industry and receive a final award from one of the UK’s top-rated Universities with whom BHMS has a long-standing relationship.... [-]


Online MBA Tourism - University of Cumbria (UK)

Robert Kennedy College
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 - 5 years Open Enrollment Switzerland Zürich Switzerland Online United Kingdom City of Carlisle + 4 more

The MBA is the prime management qualification for managers. Designed for your success, the MBA creates distinctive managers with a comprehensive knowledge of the latest business practices. [+]

The MBA is the prime management qualification for managers. Designed for your success, the MBA creates distinctive managers with a comprehensive knowledge of the latest business practices. This specialised MBA in Tourism explores the range of concepts of the functions of management within the tourism industry, evaluating how tourism is structured and organised as a business, and how it can be sustainably operated as a destination in the global context. Although there may be some bias towards UK practice in particular with respect to case study discussions, the programme should be considered global in terms of its coverage of tourism.

The MBA programmes benefit greatly from the internationality derived from recruiting students from across the globe and drawing on tutors well qualified in their field.... [-]


MBA with a Concentration in Hospitality Management

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


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 mindset on business in general in order to cultivate entrepreneurial qualities, especially in the fields of the 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: ... [-]

MBA in Hospitality Management

The Swiss Institute for Management & Hospitality (SWISS IM&H)
Campus 2 years October 2018 Switzerland Weggis

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. [+]

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. ... [-]

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... [-]

MBA in International Hotel Management specialization in Resort Management

Vatel Mauritius
Campus Full time 9 semesters September 2018 Mauritius Quatre Bornes

The Resort Management specialization targets students aiming to work as senior executives in the international hospitality industry to work in companies that include, outside of traditional hotels and restaurants: spas, golf courses, leisure activities, theme parks, etc. Managing a resort means understanding and controlling a highly complex organization whose constraints are often heightened by its location (in a desert, a savanna, on an island, in the heart of a big city, etc.). This specialization teaches students to understand operational, financial and strategic logic pertaining to each type of entity. They will be required to work in a “hands-on” way for marketing or human resource missions with professional partners. [+]

TAUGHT IN ENGLISH OR IN FRENCH

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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 Management

HTMi - Hotel And Tourism Management Institute
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years January 2019 Switzerland Lucerne

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. ... [-]

MBA Vatel in Ecotourism Management

Vatel Madagascar
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Madagascar Antananarivo

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. [+]

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.

MBA Program is taught in French Starting date is every October [-]

MBA in Hospitality Management

SHML - Swiss College of Hospitality Management Lenk
Campus 2 years February 2019 Switzerland Lenk im Simmental

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. [+]

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.... [-]


MBA in Leisure & Tourism Management

EU Business School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2019 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 ... [-]

MBA Wine & Spirits Business

Burgundy School of Business
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 France Dijon

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

Program objectives

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

This program, 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.... [-]


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.... [-]