MBA Programs in Tourism

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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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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. [+]

Business Studies in Tourism. 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... [-]

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. [+]

MBA in Hospitality and Tourism The MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Ostelea born with the aim to train future leaders of the tourism industry: managers, professionals and entrepreneurs able to manage at the highest level, business projects in the tourism and hotel sector, for impinging , most especially in the development of management skills and strategic skills. Why study the MBA: Reputation in the field of management and teaching quality: Ostelea born from the collaboration between one of the best business school in the world -EAE (second business school in Spain according to Merco Ranking 2016) - which brings the experience and reputation management ; with the University of Lleida, the first Spanish public university in teaching quality (Knowledge and Development Foundation), and distinguished as Campus of International Excellence. multicultural approach: 66% of students are international Ostelea. Rigorous academic program: based on cultivating strategic thinking and specific knowledge of the hotel and tourism industry, a combination essential in management positions in the sector. Business hotel game: In the final period of teaching, participants organized by teams manage their own hotel company, competing in a global, dynamic and changing market, very close to the real world, and integrated by other student teams. Extensive program of visits to hotels, hotel chains, tourism companies and Public Administration: To the extent that participants need to know first reality and trends of the labor management industry Hospitality and Tourism sector. Research Group: Part of the faculty of the Master is integrated into the Group of... [-]

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. [+]

Business Studies in Tourism. 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... [-]

MBA in International Hospitality and Tourism Management MADRID

Schiller International University - Florida, Heidelberg, Madrid, Paris
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months Open Enrollment Spain Madrid France Paris + 2 more

This program offers ideal locations for students and professionals in the fields of business, hotel/restaurant management, tourism or related areas who wish to earn an advanced business degree. [+]

Start your future in hospitality with an International Hospitality and Tourism Management MBA. This program offers ideal locations for students and professionals in the fields of business, hotel/restaurant management, tourism or related areas who wish to earn an advanced business degree. The MBA program with a concentration in International Hotel and Tourism Management may be completed in two semesters and one summer session. Offered at the following campuses: Florida, Madrid and Online

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MBA in International Tourism Management (12-Months)

Bangkok School of Management
Online & Campus Combined Part time 12 - 18 months August 2017 Thailand Bangkok

The programme has the following aims: To enable the advanced study of organisations, their management and the changing external context in which they operate, with a specialization that focuses on applying this within a tourism management context; Equip individuals for and/or development of a career in business and management by developing skills at a professional or equivalent level to assume senior managerial and leadership positions in business; ... [+]

Business Studies in Tourism. Degree programme objectives The programme has the following aims: To enable the advanced study of organisations, their management and the changing external context in which they operate, with a specialization that focuses on applying this within a tourism management context Equip individuals for and/or development of a career in business and management by developing skills at a professional or equivalent level to assume senior managerial and leadership positions in business Development of the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve business and management leadership and practice. Enhancement of lifelong learning and personal development so as to be able to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to business and society at large. Benefits At the end of the programme the successful student will have the ability to: Demonstrate critical understanding of management theories, current issues of management, the development of conceptual frameworks to guide their application within organisations. Acquire a strong foundation in key functional areas of business management to enable them to succeed as effective managers/leaders in an increasingly complex and dynamic environment. Acquire and use a range of concepts, tools and techniques for problem solving and decision-making for analyzing complex and inter-related business scenarios. Demonstrate and apply independent research and critical skills enabling the investigation and evaluation of valid and relevant management issues and practices. Demonstrate initiative, insight, attitudes of responsibility and ethical leadership in the development of the strategic management... [-]

Mba In International Hotel & Tourism Management

Vatel Madrid International Business School Hotel & Tourism management
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Madrid

The MBA International Hotel & Tourism Management aims to develop the skills, abilities and knowledge to operate successfully in a global environment. [+]

The MBA International Hotel & Tourism Management It is adapted to the European Higher Education Area and consists of 90 ECTS credits. The program aims to develop the skills, abilities and knowledge to operate successfully in a global environment. The training is divided into six months of academic training and six months of practice in enterprises and institutions of the sector. The solid curriculum allows to develop management skills, abilities and knowledge needed to improve the employability and career prospects in the field of hospitality and tourism. Prepares professionals in the hotel and tourism to operate in an international environment. The faculty is comprised of industry professionals specialized in the subjects they teach. In addition to the common core areas focused on strategy, marketing, business management and hotel management, the program allows for specialization in: Marketing and Communication I Financial Management. theoretical 420 hours of lectures from Monday to Friday, taught from September to March. The class schedule allows combining study with work. Internships 1,000 hours of training in companies and institutions sector (6 months). Student Profile Graduates and / or young professionals with 5 years experience in positions of command means in hospitality and / or tourism. CURRICULUM The training program MBA International Hotel & Tourism Management has 90 ECTS credits and is composed pro 5 modules (4 compulsory and 1 specialization in Financial Management or Marketing and Communication). Admission process 1. Fill out an online pre-registration providing the information and documentation required. 2. Evaluation of pre-registration by Vatel... [-]

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. 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 the three... [-]

UK - MSc - International Hotel Management

Glion Institute of Higher Education London
Campus Full time 18 months August 2017 United Kingdom London

The Master of Science (MSc) in International Hotel Management focuses on developing skills for managing people, operations and business in hotels and hospitality companies. [+]

Become a master at the center of the hospitality industry The Master of Science (MSc) in International Hotel Management focuses on developing skills for managing people, operations and business in hotels and hospitality companies. And the London campus offers a particularly strong environment for developing your creativity, innovation skills and industry connections for a maximum career impact and employment opportunities. To create a foundation of hotel management skills, the first semester covers hotel operations management which London students complete at the Glion campus in Switzerland, immersed in the home of hospitality and beautiful scenery of that hotel school location. From there, students take higher-level courses in hospitality management including finance, marketing, human resources, and revenue management. The program ends with an internship for hands-on experience that gives students a chance to practice their new skills in a real-world work environment. This program is designed for recent graduates, who hold a bachelor degree, including those not related to the hospitality industry. Key Facts Duration: 1.5 Years (including internship) Academic Semesters: Two semesters (4 study blocks) on campus Internship: 1 (6 months) Program Start Dates: January, April, July or October Location: Switzerland (Bulle campus), or Glion London, UK [-]

MBA in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management

Central Bohemia University
Campus Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague

If you intend to work or actually work within the industry this program will bring you knowledge and skills to succeed in it. [+]

Business Studies in Tourism. One Year, extensible Requirements: Bachelor degree, or practical experience in industry at least 3 years and IELTS 6 (recommended) Modular scheme for busy & travelling managers: four modules (1-2 weeks) in a year Fulltime scheme: Learning during selected weekends only, with study visas work is permitted Tourism is very specific area requiring special skills. Our lecturers are experienced professionals working in this sector who can teach you all the specifics. If you intend to work or actually work within the industry this program will bring you advanced knowledge and skills to succeed in it. We will teach you Think independently, to plan and manage others What systems, approaches and different entities currently operate in EU popular destinations How to create and keep the concept of hotel and restaurant Modern marketing tools, and especially how to sell How to manage financing to sustain long-term profitability Use reservation systems, creating websites, operate on social networks, gaining clients Customer care, which many firms are missing Lectures You will need to complete the following lectures during 12 weekends: Research Methodology (Dissertation writing, Word and Excel) Accounting Marketing Human Resources Management Law Course Outgoing Tourism Management (two weekends) MICE and Incoming Tourism Management Hospitality Tourism Sales, Support and Background Information for Tourism Sector (two weekends) More informations ... [-]

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 Professional in Hotel & Tourism Management

AIM Hotel & Tourism Management Academy
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 France Paris

This intensive and demanding higher education program taught through English provides students with a wide choice of far-reaching career prospects. Over the two-year period, students acquire the necessary knowledge and expertise to equip them for management roles in the hospitality and tourism sector. The managerial skills acquired are also relevant to any other industry necessitating staff supervision, team coaching, accounting skills, etc. [+]

Business Studies in Tourism. MBA Professional degree in Hotel and Tourism Management Prerequisite: 3-year program (Associate's Degree, Bachelor, Masters in any discipline). Language of instruction: English Duration of program: 2 years. Graduates who have completed a 3-year degree, regardless of the discipline, may apply for the Master of Business Administration specializing in Hotel and Tourism Management (MBA Professional). This intensive and demanding higher education program taught through English provides students with a wide choice of far-reaching career prospects. Over the two-year period, students acquire the necessary knowledge and expertise to equip them for management roles in the hospitality and tourism sector. The managerial skills acquired are also relevant to any other industry necessitating staff supervision, team coaching, accounting skills, etc. AIM's MBA graduates are equipped with a solid and well-recognized degree, a good command of English and industry experience acquired through internships in management roles in France and abroad. As a result, they are in the best possible position to secure employment in the months following graduation with employers guaranteed that they are recruiting a high-quality candidate who is ready for immediately operational. MBA Program AIM offers high-quality professional training programs taught in English aimed at preparing students for management roles in leading international hotels and supervisory positions in tourism-related sectors. AIM’s MBA graduates are particularly sought after by recruiters thanks to the high-quality teaching programs enhanced by industry internships in management, making them immediately operational and in line with labor market needs upon graduation from the school. Organization of... [-]

MBA in Tourism, Leisure & Event Management

Groupe ESC Troyes in Champagne
Campus Full time 2 - 2 years September 2017 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 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 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 fivestar hotels is growing and some destinations like Dubai arespecializing in this sector. There is now a real need for professionalsspecializing in the field of luxury.... [-]


MBA Tourism Strategic Management

Turiba University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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 international environment. [+]

Business Studies in Tourism. Strategic Management in Tourism – professional Master’s study programme 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 year 2014 Professional master's study programme Strategic Management in Tourism has obtained the prestigious UNWTO – UN World Tourism Organization TedQual accreditation to the maximum possible term – four years, till Year 2018. PROGRAMME IS ACCREDITED till Year 2019, TedQual certificate. DEGREE: Professional Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) QUALIFICATION: Manager of enterprises and institutions DURATION OF STUDIES: 2 Academic Years STUDY PROGRAMME: in English or Latvian Studies in Strategic Tourism management prepare students for work around the world. It is a great opportunity for students who see their career in international environment. CAREER: acquired knowledge on world tourism market will help you effectively manage tourism and hospitality company both in Latvia and abroad; if you are interested in research and you want to realize trends of tourism development, find the best way for developing tourism product, you can work as tourism development and research project manager; when working as tourism expert in municipalities and tourism information centres, you can promote tourism development in regions of Latvia. The work area of tourism field is very wide and is waiting for such young specialists as you! TRAINEESHIP in Latvian or foreign tourism and hospitality companies in... [-]

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 - Specialty Tourism Enterprises, Madrid (Spanish)

ESERP Business School
Campus Full time 9 months October 2017 Spain Madrid Barcelona Palma de Mallorca Alcalá de Guadaíra + 3 more

The educational content of the MBA is tailored to the requirements of the European Higher Education, offering [+]

Business Studies in Tourism. The educational content of the MBA is tailored to the requirements of the European Higher Education, offering 60 ECTS credits, whereby a constant effort to improve management skills and optimal development of attitudes such as initiative, teamwork ensures or critical ability. The MBA ESERP put special emphasis on skills development, always based on current knowledge, that allow students to practice applying the latest tools and techniques strategically. To achieve this we rely on a compound Teaching staff by introducing specialized professionals in classrooms actual problems of modern business organization. For the integration of the student in the business world and in the process of decision making, a system of dynamic and active learning is applied and used as a teaching tool, among others, the case method and simulation. Admission Requirements  They must meet and demonstrate one of the following requirements: Titulación universitaria The Spanish or EU students must submit a photocopy of university degree with original seal of the University of origin, or a notarized photocopy of the original degree. If your title is in preparation tentatively may submit an original certificate of completion of studies and academic record with qualifications, both documents with stamp and signature of the educational institution. In the event that the title is issued in a language other than Spanish, English, Portuguese or French, you must present a certified translation into Spanish duly notarized. Non-EU students must submit a photocopy of the degree to which previously have applied the Apostille of... [-]