MBA in Sustainable Tourism Management Sustainability Management School
Redifine destination experience to drive sustainable travel
Your MBA at a glance
The MBA in Sustainable Tourism Management gives you the opportunity to learn the most innovative best practices in the field of sustainable tourism and responsible hotel management. You will improve your leadership and entrepreneurial skills through addressing sustainability challenges, tourist facilities and the management of protected areas.
Your courses are delivered by a faculty of high-level academic experts who hold extensive practical experience to combine theory and application. The foundation of your MBA program is established by a comprehensive collection of business courses, including operations, finance, accounting, marketing, and communications. A further five specialized courses make up your chosen major in Sustainable Tourism Management.
The underlying academic core concepts are blended with professional projects with industry partners, as well as guest lectures and site visits.
Your MBA concludes with our CEO Challenge, a competitive industry simulation to test your knowledge and application of the course content. This experience also serves to power your personal and professional growth, accelerating your journey to reach your next career goals beyond SUMAS.
As an MBA student, you also have the opportunity to participate in an optional experiential camp, designed for you to experience sustainable practice in a new culture and learn from industry innovators and leaders in the destination.
At the end of the program, you can choose to extend your learning experience for a second year with an optional internship in Switzerland or Italy.
Be the change: join the class of future managers
Curious, adaptive, innovative, entrepreneurial: our SUMAS MBA candidates are easily recognizable from their desire to drive and lead change. No matter your industry, nationality, or previous work experience, you are invited to join our international classroom, and bring along your existing skills and experience to be nurtured, enhanced and shared with your fellow classmates.
Length: 1 year (Full-Time) / 2 Years (Part-Time)
Content: 9 core modules, 5 major modules, Final Capstone Projects in collaboration with executives.
Starting Dates: February and September.
Our experiential camps based around the world will help to raise your awareness of sustainable living and will allow you to develop practical solutions to environmental challenges.
GNH (Gross National Happiness) - Bhutan
Learn about Bhutan's unique outlook on sustainability and holistic happiness while enjoying the scenic landscape of this unique country.
Eco-tourism - Iceland
Lectures about the country’s growing eco-tourism trend and visits to their leading tour operators to find out how Iceland is leading sustainable tourism today.
Nature Conservation - Costa Rica
Discover nature conservation first hand in Costa Rica and find out how this lush Central American country is combating conservation issues daily.
Program Tuition Fee
Scholarships and Funding
Partial Scholarships are offered to students who embrace the values and spirit of our institution. We offer 5 different scholarships to support your MBA studies at SUMAS:
- Responsible leader scholarship
- Women in Sustainability scholarship
- Social Impact scholarship
- Sustainable Business Practices scholarship
- Future Leaders scholarship