MA Programs in Tourism and Hospitality

Compare 22 MAs in Tourism and Hospitality

Tourism and Hospitality

After earning a bachelor’s degree, many individuals decide to purse a master (MA), which can take about two to three years to complete. Earning a master may lead to greater career opportunities, as well as the chance to pursue professional goals that need the academic experience you can only receive through a degree program.

What is an MA in Tourism and Hospitality? Students in this academic program learn the strategic leadership and managerial skills needed to oversee and maintain a facility within the tourism and hospitality field. Course topics in this degree program include managing hospitality and guest services, data analysis in hospitality and tourism, strategic issues in tourism, marketing and advertising, and financial analysis of hospitality enterprises. Students may also be able to choose elective courses within their field that can increase their specialized knowledge and skills.

There are several reasons why an individual may want to pursue a degree in tourism and hospitality. Not only can graduates increase their knowledge and expertise, they can also improve their management and communication skills, which can be essential assets to their workplace.

The cost of earning an MA in Tourism and Hospitality will vary depending on the location of the school, as well as the amount of time it takes for a student to earn this degree. Students should make sure to research each potential school properly to ensure that the academic costs align with their future goals.

The administrative and managerial skills that individuals develop within this degree program can open up many employment opportunities for graduates. Careers in tourism and hospitality include gaming and casino management, event design and production, hotel and resort directors, marketing directors for an entertainment venue, restaurant management, or as a CEO for a tourism or hospitality organization.

Many schools offer online options for classes, which means that you can earn your degree at a time and place that works with your busy life. To get started on your MA in Tourism and Hospitality, 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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MA in International Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management

Berlin School Of Business & Innovation
Campus Full time 18 months February 2019 Germany Berlin

This course will broaden your understanding of the competitive nature of the tourism, hospitality, and events sectors, as well as giving you the ability to operate in an increasingly globalized business environment. [+]

MA in International Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management

This course will broaden your understanding of the competitive nature of the tourism, hospitality, and events sectors, as well as giving you the ability to operate in an increasingly globalized business environment.

After studying with us, you will be able to apply for a range of managerial roles in public or private sector tourism, hospitality, and events organizations both in Europe and internationally.

Program taught in English and free beginner's German language classes for all students.

Apply before 31st January 2019 and receive up to €2,000 off your tuition fees.

Course Requirements Minimum age: 21 Language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (not less than 5.5 in any component), PTE 50 + score or equivalent. Documents: CV and two reference letters. Qualifications: You must have a 2:2 UK bachelor’s degree (or any equivalent degree which is recognized by NARIC) If you do not meet the academic requirements, you may be assessed on relevant work experience. To take this route, you must have a minimum of 3 years management experience. [-]

MA Hotel and Restaurant Management

Synergy University Dubai
Campus Full time 2 years February 2019 United Arab Emirates Dubai

This program is one of the most in-demand programs in the booming tourism and hospitality industry. Our specially customized syllabus and practice-oriented approach equip you with unique skills and techniques necessary for the real challenges of the World. [+]

This program is one of the most in-demand programs in the booming tourism and hospitality industry. Our specially customized syllabus and practice-oriented approach equip you with unique skills and techniques necessary for the real challenges of the World.

MA Hotel & Restaurant Management is one of the most prestigious educational programs at Synergy University. Graduates will acquire modern knowledge in Hotel Industry, understanding of globalization processes in international business, advanced techniques in managing Hotel & restaurant business along with economic functionality and development in certain countries and regions, and practical skills in the area of marketing, HR, accounting and much more practice-oriented knowledge within this industry.... [-]


Master in Hospitality Management

IUBH University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 2 - 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Bad Honnef Berlin + 1 more

The Master degree focusing on Hospitality Management prepares you to confidently take on responsible positions in the field of Hotel and Service Management. During this course of studies you develop the competencies you require as a top executive in a sector that is truly international. [+]

Hospitality Management (M.A.) ‒ future tourism & hospitality

Hotel planning, human resources management, restaurant and room management – you have already become acquainted with the main tasks of hospitality management during your previous study or on the job.

In senior management in the hotel sector, however, the strategic orientation of the company is also in your hands.

The Master degree focusing on Hospitality Management prepares you to confidently take on responsible positions in the field of Hotel and Service Management. During this course of studies you develop the competencies you require as a top executive in a sector that is truly international.

Facts & Figures *starting autumn 2018 **only at campus Dublin Multi-Campus One study programme, three cities, countless experiences In selected master programmes IUBH offers you the chance to switch during your studies between the German and Irish campus locations Dublin, Berlin and Bad Honnef. Your advantages Gain priceless experiences abroad Expand your network with international contacts No additional fees A switch is possible every semester (at the end of each semester) Requirements You are a full-time student Your study programme is offered at your preferred campus location What are the professional prospects in Hospitality Management? ... [-]

Master of Arts in International Management - Hospitality Specialization

New European College
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2019 Germany Munich

Hospitality professionals must possess a certain element of natural charm and a mind for figures in order to be successful. [+]

The Master of Arts (MA) in International Management is a 4-semester program designed to build upon your existing undergraduate studies enabling you to pursue a broader range of careers in business. Consisting of courses in finance, international marketing, management accounting, operations, ethics, organizational behavior and human resources, the program prepares you to excel in an ever-evolving and international workplace.

All courses are taught in English, with a range of teaching methodologies which are reminiscent of undergraduate teachings such as presentations and group projects coupled with real-world examples and case studies. The program provides a scope for greater specialization, with a precise academic and theoretical framework designed to help you become an expert in international management. This allows you to apply to more specialized roles and offers better preparation for a Ph.D. program in the future.... [-]


Master of Arts in Business - Innovation & Management in Tourism

Fachhochschule Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
Campus Part time September 2019 Austria Salzburg

The experience economy is continuously growing – also in the field of tourism. The expectations of guests have increased and the industry needs to meet these new demands. [+]

Master of Arts in Business - Innovation & Management in Tourism

Design experiences – create unforgettable moments – be successful!The experience economy is continuously growing – also in the field of tourism. The expectations of guests have increased and the industry needs to meet these new demands. With our tailor-made Master Programme, we prepare YOU for these new challenges! In this international management-based Master Programme you gain specialised knowledge in the fields of Experience Engineering and Product Development. This includes different approaches and methods within the range of Imagineering, authenticity and sustainability. In addition to the above, the programme focuses on eTourism. This means the understanding of information and communication technologies in tourism as well as the development of new media applications and the media consumer adoption. Furthermore, there is an emphasis on leadership, social skills and foreign languages.... [-]


MSc in Tourism Management

Budapest Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2019 Hungary Budapest

The new MSc in Tourism Management program combines universal disciplines such as tourism management and business development with some core strengths of METU's home city. [+]

Budapest is one of the most exciting tourism destinations in the world and the number of international tourists, as well as students, is growing. As well as its beautiful heritage sites and Danube river views, the city is the only capital city in the world which has so many thermal baths or spas, it was nominated as City of Design by UNESCO Creative Cities Network, and the city offers a lively cultural scene and nightlife with its world-famous ’ruin bars’.

The MSc Tourism Management Programme combines a number of courses, which are especially designed to give students a strong foundation in global business and tourism, creative thinking and innovation, as well as Budapest-specific knowledge. For example, one course focuses on global health tourism combined with case studies of the Budapest thermal baths and spas. The Creativity City development course will examine global cities, but also Budapest’s City of Design status and creative quarter developments.... [-]


MA in International Tourism

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 Switzerland Lugano

The Master in International Tourism seeks to respond to this challenge and offers a program that goes beyond the limited focus of professional masters courses, proposing instead a transversal and multidisciplinary approach at a university level. [+]

Having developed very rapidly in recent decades, international tourism has become one of the world economy's major industries.

In 2012 international tourism hit a record high as for the first time more than one billion tourists traveled internationally within one single year. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the tourism and hospitality industry is generating 9% of the global GDP and approximately 10% of total world employment.

Yet, managing international tourism demands a serious commitment: it is challenging and one must take into account a variety of different economies, institutions, legal systems, languages, and cultures. To strike a fair balance between the various elements at play - the tourist industry, the tourist, the local community, the environment - entrepreneurs and operators need to have an excellent grasp of several (even fairly disparate) disciplines, highly professional skills, a strategic and essential view of phenomena, with a strong sense of responsibility.... [-]


M.A. Geography: Culture, Environment and Tourism

University of Passau
Campus Full time 4 - 6 semesters October 2019 Germany Passau

This accredited master's programme in Geography allows you to combine regional science and tourism research and specialise in one of five cultural world regions while learning the corresponding foreign language. This subject combination is unique in Germany. [+]

About the programme

Uniquely in Germany, the accredited M.A. Geography: Culture, Environment and Tourism programme allows you to combine regional studies and tourism research and to specialise in one of five cultural areas, for which you will learn the corresponding foreign language. The degree programme features compulsory courses in Cultural and Environmental Geography as well as in Business and Economics. Furthermore, you will engage in a research project in regional or tourism research and complete a minimum one-month internship abroad. While studying this programme, you will develop the skill set required to tackle complex issues in regional development and tourism through the use of integrative and cross-disciplinary methods. In-depth regional knowledge and extensive intercultural competencies round off the programme profile of this highly practice-oriented programme.... [-]


MA in Tourism Management

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Tourism is an increasingly important part of our lives, and the tourism industry is one of the few global industries forecast to grow in the long term. Managing this rapidly growing industry to meet visitors' demands in a sustainable way is exciting and challenging. This well-established and recently updated course will give you the knowledge, analytical abilities and skills you need to make a career as a tourism professional. [+]

Tourism is an increasingly important part of our lives, and the tourism industry is one of the few global industries forecast to grow in the long term. Managing this rapidly growing industry to meet visitors' demands in a sustainable way is exciting and challenging. This well-established and recently updated course will give you the knowledge, analytical abilities and skills you need to make a career as a tourism professional.

We are proud that the course invariably attracts a cosmopolitan group of students from a wide range of countries and that our graduates have successful careers all around the world. The course has been top rated in academic audit and is developed with the advice of the tourism industry. You will study at the heart of London, one of the world's leading tourism destination. Site visits, integrated in the course modules, will allow you to explore a wide variety of aspects of the dynamic tourism industry.... [-]


Master in International Tourism and Leisure Management

University of Southern Denmark
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Denmark Esbjerg

As an MA in Business, Language and Culture, you will be able to independently address projects and analytical tasks within international tourism and leisure... [+]

Master of International Tourism and Leisure Management (MA)

Do you want to become an expert on international tourism and leisure management with an understanding of both cultural and financial aspects? Do you want an education which allows you to put theory into practice - abroad? Do you want to study in an international environment and meet students from other countries?Then the Graduate programme in International Tourism and Leisure Management is right for you!

Language and economy

The education is a combined programme which comprises 50 % social science/economy subjects and 50 % linguistic and cultural subjects. The language of instruction is English.The subjects have been created in collaboration with an expert panel, allowing you to obtain relevant qualifications for employment in the tourism sector.... [-]


MA in International Tourism and Aviation Management

UWL University of West London
Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 2 more

The Master's course in International Tourism and Aviation Management seeks to bring together the theories, concepts and practices to develop critical understandings of a managerial career within either the tourism or aviation industry. [+]

Overview

The Master's course in International Tourism and Aviation Management seeks to bring together the theories, concepts and practices to develop critical understandings of a managerial career within either the tourism or aviation industry.

The MA offers an opportunity to enhance research skills to advance employability in the tourism or aviation industry. It is offered as a one-year full-time and two-year part-time course. This course is delivered in an internationally recognised institution.

Why choose this course?

During the course, you will adopt an interdisciplinary approach to the study of tourism and aviation management by drawing upon international case study material to understand the global operations of both the tourism and aviation sectors.... [-]


Master in Wellness and Spa Service Design and Management

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Estonia Tartu

The program combines management and design of spa products, medical and leisure treatments and well-being. [+]

Wellness and Spa Service Design and Management is a unique 2-year Master’s program that aims to provide students with the necessary theoretical knowledge, professional skills and practical tools required for working in wellness, spa or other related organizations at the management level. The program combines management and design of spa products, medical and leisure treatments, well-being, fitness, and health-related services. It is the only similar Master’s program in the whole Europe.

What kind of skills and competence will students acquire? Hospitality and quality management; Creative and innovative entrepreneurship; Sustainable development; Strategic, financial and operational management; Service design and development; Management and marketing for wellness and spas; Understanding of the basics of spa treatments; Wellness philosophy; Project management and research. ... [-]

Master of Arts in Tourism Management

Royal Roads University
Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 - 24 months April 2019 Canada Victoria + 2 more

During the Master of Arts in Tourism Management (MATM) program, you’ll learn firsthand from industry experts how to address the challenges facing today’s tourism and hospitality organizations. You’ll explore innovative approaches to sustainable tourism and develop effective strategies for destination marketing and development, corporate leadership, policy planning and more. [+]

Overview

The global tourism industry demands passionate entrepreneurs and leaders with advanced, industry-specific training. The Master of Arts in Tourism Management (MATM) program is designed to help you fulfill that demand.

If you have a passion for international travel, sustainable tourism or any other facet of the tourism and hospitality industry, the MATM program can help you acquire the skills and experience to thrive in any number of exciting and highly rewarding career paths.

Created in collaboration with industry experts, this program will equip you with the leadership tools, advanced knowledge, and real-world skills to tackle the most pressing issues and capitalize on the latest trends in global tourism.... [-]


M.A International Tourism Management

Deggendorf Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters March 2019 Germany Pfarrkirchen + 1 more

In this postgraduate degree, students broaden their expertise and deepen their knowledge of cross-sector industries in the health and tourism sector, such as spas, prevention centres, rehab clinics, sports centres, recreation, leisure and culture centres. [+]

To apply online, please visit: Apply Online - Deggendorf Institute of Technology

International tourism generates billions of euros annually and is still one of the fastest-growing industries. Depending upon whether it is business or pleasure, the hospitality and event management sectors also benefit from – and add to the experience of – international tourism, and are inextricably linked to it. Taking into account these associated areas only makes the overall sector more lucrative and appealing.

In this postgraduate degree, students broaden their expertise and deepen their knowledge of cross-sector industries in the health and tourism sector, such as spas, prevention centres, rehab clinics, sports centres, recreation, leisure and culture centres. The following global tourism trends will be included in this Masters programme:... [-]


MA/PGDip International Tourism Management

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom London

Tourism is currently the number one industry in the global economy. This MA, located in the stunning Greenwich World Heritage Site has been developed to meet the growing demand for competent and resourceful managers in the rapidly expanding tourism industry. [+]

Tourism is currently the number one industry in the global economy. This MA, located in the stunning Greenwich World Heritage Site, has been developed to meet the growing demand for competent and resourceful managers in the rapidly expanding tourism industry.

Organisations that develop tourism facilities, as well as those that provide essential services such as transport and holidays, are set to expand in the future. There is an increasing demand for professionals with a strategic perspective of tourism, who can help develop a competitive tourism sector that is sustainable.

While individuals entering this area require a sound grounding in general business principles, there are also specific tourism areas that require a more dedicated set of skills and knowledge. This programme provides a sound foundation in business and management principles and the development of specific specialist tourism skills and knowledge that are essential for a successful career in tourism management today. The programme includes an optional placement with a tourism business or a tourism organisation, to provide students with an opportunity to gain professional experience in various aspects of tourism management, which is increasingly becoming a key requirement in the tourism employment market. The MA staff team consists of highly qualified academics, researchers and practitioners in the tourism field.... [-]