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 with a Concentration in Hospitality Management

Vatel Institute of Hospitality Management at 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 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 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. 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. [+]

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 International Wine & Spirits Management

VATEL Bordeaux - International Business School - Hotel, Tourism, Wine & Spirits Management
Campus Full time 3 - 5 semesters October 2018 France Bordeaux

That unique 18-month program is dedicated to students willing to work on the international stage in the wine & spirits industry. Taught 100% in English, the program was designed based on professional current expectations and future employment trends. [+]

That unique VATEL program delivers 3 degrees accrediting the knowledge, know-how, and expertise in the wine & spirits fields:

MBA's degree in International Hotel Management (French Ministry Certification level I) MBA in International Wine & Spirits Business Management (Eurhodip Association) Awards in Wines and Spirits (WSET Level 2 & 3)

=> The most booming activities in the vineyards are based on the creation of additional revenue such as welcoming guests (wine tourism), hosting them (accommodation), feeding them (food & beverage) and taking care of their wellness (spa)

=> Accreditation of your abilities and skills to work as senior managers in the expanding industry of wine & spirits... [-]


M.Sc. Degree in Global Business Management

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

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.... [-]


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. [+]

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 the 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.... [-]


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

The Swiss Institute for Management & Hospitality (SWISS IM&H)
Campus 2 years July 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 Management

HTMi - Hotel And Tourism Management Institute
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2018 Switzerland Luzern

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 in Hospitality Management

SHML - Swiss College of Hospitality Management Lenk
Campus 2 years February 2019 Switzerland 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 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 Wine & Spirits Business

Burgundy School of Business
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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 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 ... [-]

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 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)... [-]


Hospitality Management MBA

Lynn University
Online Campus Part time 1 - 4 years September 2018 USA Boca Raton + 1 more

Pursuing an MBA in hospitality represents the perfect opportunity to take hold of the field as a leader with well-developed managerial and interpersonal skills. Choosing this specialization will help you learn how to efficiently lead day-to-day resort operations and bolster your abilities as a supervisor. The coursework offers valuable information on the financial protocols and reporting practices that make for successful ventures. You’ll also study the unique challenges of the service industry and how best to respond to and conquer those challenges. [+]

Pursuing an MBA in hospitality represents the perfect opportunity to take hold of the field as a leader with well-developed managerial and interpersonal skills.

Choosing this specialization will help you learn how to efficiently lead day-to-day resort operations and bolster your abilities as a supervisor. The coursework offers valuable information on the financial protocols and reporting practices that make for successful ventures. You’ll also study the unique challenges of the service industry and how best to respond to and conquer those challenges.

Through this specialization, you’ll thoroughly examine case studies from established, prospering service industry businesses and complete high-level analyses of real-world examples. Whether you’re interested in working for an existing organization or creating your own food service or hospitality business, the coursework for this specialization can offer you the skills you need.... [-]