MA Programs in Tourism and Hospitality

Compare 24 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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Master in International Management - Hospitality (for EU students)

IUBH Campus Studies (for EU students)
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Bad Honnef

Always international, the hotel industry is shaped by the dynamic development of the markets and swift changes in organisational structures. International hotel managers are looking for a modern professional profile. Fitting this profile is at the heart of the international hotel management specialisation... [+]

Always international, the hotel industry is shaped by the dynamic development of the markets and swift changes in organisational structures.

International hotel managers are looking for a modern professional profile. Fitting this profile is at the heart of the international hotel management specialisation.

Focus on International Management - Hospitality

You will examine the strategic management of hotel chains and hospitality organisations, and look at the dynamics of the hotel industry. When you graduate, you will have the skills to manage hotels, resorts, and individual establishments. You will also be ready for roles at headquarters and in hotel consulting.

The practical aspects of the programme will give you the knowledge to make decisions in branding, finance and operations.... [-]


Master of Arts in International Management - Hospitality Specialization

New European College
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 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.... [-]


MA in International Tourism and Hospitality Management

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

Tourism and hospitality are expanding global industries resulting in an increased demand for skilled managers to lead and develop international organisations. [+]

Tourism and hospitality are expanding global industries resulting in an increased demand for skilled managers to lead and develop international organisations.

The MA International Tourism and Hospitality Management will equip you with the tools necessary to analyse the major influences affecting the international hospitality business environment, as well as a deep-rooted understanding of the issues currently shaping the management of international hospitality corporations.

The real-world assessments within this course will give you hands-on experience of planning and manage your own live projects, professional work within the industry and live client consultancy. The course has been designed through close consultation with industry partners, to ensure you gain the latest practical and professional skills necessary to succeed in this sector.... [-]


MA in International Tourism

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Business - Innovation & Management in Tourism

Fachhochschule Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
Campus Part time September 2018 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.... [-]


M.A. Tourism Development Strategies

Hochschule Stralsund – University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 2 - 4 semesters September 2018 Germany Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Our tourism program is a master's program in business administration with a specialization for the tourism industry. We combine the components strategy and development in a unique manner. [+]

Our tourism program is a master's program in business administration with a specialization for the tourism industry. We combine the components strategy and development in a unique manner.

Overview Program - Tourism Development Strategies (TDS) School - School of Business Studies Starts in - Winter semester Admission - free Length of study - 2, 3 or 4 semesters Credit points - 60-120 ECTS Degree - Master of Arts (M. A.) Main language of instruction - English Short Description

The tourism industry is a dynamic and complex branch of industry which poses several challenges. We offer you the Tourism Development Strategies program in three variants, differing in length. Depending on the scope of the previous academic study, the accredited master's degree can be obtained in two, three or four semesters:... [-]


International Tourism Management, MA

University of Greenwich - Business School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom City of London + 1 more

Did you know the tourism industry is a major contributor to the global economy? It accounted for 9.8% of world GDP in 2015 and supports 284 million people in employment, the equivalent of 1 in 11 jobs on the planet. [+]

Overview

Did you know the tourism industry is a major contributor to the global economy? It accounted for 9.8% of world GDP in 2015 and supports 284 million people in employment, the equivalent of 1 in 11 jobs on the planet.

Become a Tourism professional

This Master's degree has been developed to meet the growing demand for competent and resourceful managers in the rapidly expanding tourism industry. It is delivered on our Greenwich Campus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which attracts tourists from all over the world.

Organisations that develop tourism facilities, and those that provide essential services such as transport and holidays, are set to expand in the future. There is increasing demand for experts in formulating tourism policies, tourism plans, strategies and tourism marketing. As a tourism professional, you will need to take a strategic perspective and help develop a competitive sector that is sustainable.... [-]


MA in Tourism Management

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


M.A International Tourism Management

Deggendorf Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters March 2018 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:... [-]


Master in Wellness and Spa Service Design and Management

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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 International Tourism and Event Management

International Business School
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2018 Germany Cologne

The Master of Arts program in International Tourism & Event Management aims to educate future tourism and event manager in a matter that graduates are able to critically deal with processes and ideas and independently develop alternative and sustainable solutions. [+]

Tourism is a booming, dynamic and important industry. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), 1 out of 10 jobs worldwide (direct and indirect) are currently allocated to the tourism industry, underlining its importance for the present job market. In the future, these numbers may even increase, as the UNWTO forecasts a steady growth in international tourist arrivals of 3,3% each year until 2030.

Within the tourism industry, events as touristic attractions have become more and more popular as tourists nowadays search for experience-enhancing activities.

The Master of Arts program in International Tourism & Event Management aims to educate future tourism and event manager in a matter that graduates are able to critically deal with processes and ideas and independently develop alternative and sustainable solutions.... [-]


Master in International Tourism and Leisure Management

University of Southern Denmark
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


MSc in Tourism Management

Budapest Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Hungary Budapest

Budapest Metropolitan University (METU) is launching a new Tourism Management MSc program combining a global understanding of tourism with local strengths. [+]

Budapest Metropolitan University (METU) is launching a new Tourism Management MSc program combining a global understanding of tourism with local strengths.

The art of creative education is the core value of our University.

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 the only capital city which is a thermal spa destination and the city was nominated as a City of Design by the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

The MSc in Tourism Management is a successful result of collaboration between METU and its extensive industry partnerships from all spheres of tourism, hospitality, event management, creative industries and thermal spas.... [-]


M.A. Geography: Culture, Environment and Tourism

University of Passau
Campus Full time 4 - 6 semesters October 2018 Germany Passau

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

About the programme

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

The programme features compulsory modules in business, economics and cultural studies, based on the University's tremendously successful International Cultural and Business Studies (ICBS) programme. While studying this programme, you will develop the skill set required to tackle complex issues in regional development and tourism using integrative and interdisciplinary approaches. In-depth regional knowledge and extensive intercultural competence round off the profile of this hands-on programme of study.... [-]


MA in Tourism Management

University of Pannonia
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Hungary Veszprém

Both new and older graduates are welcome in this Master’s Programme. The curriculum and educational methods have been organized in a way that meets the needs of both circles of students. We also offer part-time education for those wishing to study alongside their jobs. [+]

MA in Tourism Management

http://www.gtk.uni-pannon.hu/ma-in-tourism-management/

Who is the Master’s Programme in Tourism Management recommended for?

This Master’s Programme is recommended to those who:

have studied tourism before but would like to get a deeper insight into tourism as a phenomenon as well as an industry; would like to widen their knowledge gained from their previous studies in other academic areas with specialist tourism knowledge; see dealing with complex problems and bringing differing interests to a consensus as a challenge; would like to think internationally both during their studies as well as in their work always bearing the characteristics of the domestic offer in mind; are interested in complex tasks, such as destination management or organisation of the tasks of the large-scale tourism enterprises; would like to participate in the drafting of successful project development proposals; would like to work in senior management positions in tourism. ... [-]