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... [+]

MA Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality. 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 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. Programme information Education Instruction in small, international groups, in English Specialisation in international hospitality management Courses to develop the social, professional and intercultural skills needed for this dynamic industry Outstanding Teaching and Individual Attention Faculty with international hospitality experience Professors and staff are approachable and helpful Intensive work in small groups (around 20 students) with an international profile Practice-Oriented Through and Through Academic knowledge is put to work in case studies, projects and hands-on research Learn about hospitality first hand through guest lecturers, company presentations, company projects and excursions Excellent Campus Infrastructure Student dorms, campus WLAN and a good range of food options Career Services, International Office and alumni network advise and support you in your studies and your career planning Facts & Figures Degree: Master... [-]

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 teaching 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 PhD program in the future. Hospitality professionals must possess a certain element of natural charm and a mind for figures in order to be successful. ... [-]

MA in International Tourism and Hospitality Management

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 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 managing your own live projects, professional work within 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 within this sector.... [-]


MA Hotel and Restaurant Management

Synergy University Dubai
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 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 equips 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 equips 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 many more practice oriented knowledge within this industry.... [-]


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 programme that goes beyond the limited focus of professional masters courses, proposing instead a transversal and multidisciplinary approach at university level. [+]

MA Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality. 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. This Master aims to be part of a new wide-ranging form of training that is strongly oriented towards a multidisciplinary approach in contents and methods by covering the following fields: - Economics and Management (of tourism, of tourist business, of culture, of territory and environment); - Communication (in tourism, tourism marketing, information technologies, and human sciences); - Politics, Institutions and International Relations. The MT programme trains professional figures with qualified management career prospects in the foremost sectors of international tourism, as for instance: - Government, Industry Associations and Research; - Destination Management and Marketing;... [-]

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.... [-]


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. [+]

MA Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality. 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 round 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. This course is accredited by the tourism management institute (TMI) meaning you can be confident it will give you the knowledge, understanding, skills and experience which will fully prepare you for a career in tourism destination management. Annual student feedback for the course is very positive, with teaching, staff contract and course content receiving particular praise. This reflects the tourism team's efforts to provide a valuable and effective course as well as a supportive, friendly and stimulating environment for your studies. Staff teaching on the course are active researchers,... [-]

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. Features A combination of subjects that is unique in Germany Core subjects: cultural and environmental geography; regional science and tourism; management and marketing; and interdisciplinary regional and tourism analysis Specialise in a world region of your choice and learn the corresponding language Make your own research projects part of the programme, focusing on regional studies and tourism Programme syllabus The programme consists of three module groups: A) Core modules The core modules give you an overview of the principle topics and problems of the relevant geographic subjects (cultural and environmental geography, regional studies and tourism) in regional contexts, as well as management and marketing. During the ‘Vor Ort’ excursion at the beginning of the programme you will have an opportunity to discuss fundamental questions of tourism and regional development with other students, lecturers and guest speakers. You will complete the following four core modules... [-]

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. [+]

MA Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality. 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: Health and wellness tourism due to demographic change and rising health consciousness Continued globalization and urbanization of destination package deals, the development of new international destinations Increased digitization in the tourism industry through website booking engines Increased customization of travel packages with so-called “dynamic packaging“ Social networks as a communication base for marketing and travel destination reviews Trends towards ecological, green tourism Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.) Duration: 3 semesters Start: March (summer semester) Admission requirements Completion of undergraduate studies in a national or foreign university with at least 210 ECTS points in Tourism Managment or Economic Sciences or equivalent. Language requirements, please see - Deggendorf Language requirements Course language: English Fees: No tuition fees, only €52 student services fee per semester... [-]

Master in Wellness and Spa Service Design and Management

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Estonia Tartu

The programme 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 programme 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 programme 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 programme 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 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 in 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 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. 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. Where can you find employment with a Degree from the Faculty? The Master’s level tourism degree offers a wide range of employment opportunities in tourism and the related industries. Our graduates are looking to find jobs in the following types of businesses and organisations: tourism destination management organisations (DMOs); national tourism management bodies, foreign offices of Hungarian National Tourist... [-]

Master in International Tourism and Hospitality Management (MA)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

Tourism and hospitality management is a fast-paced and competitive market. This course will develop the knowledge and management skills required for your future hospitality or tourism career whilst providing the context and the socio-political analysis that is increasingly needed in a continually changing and complex environment. [+]

MA Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality. Why study MA/PG Dip/PG Cert International Tourism and Hospitality Management at Middlesex University? The hospitality and tourism industries have become two of the major players in international commerce. It is for this reason we deliver practice based teaching that will equip you for employment in the fields of have hospitality, leisure, events and tourism, and planning and regeneration. Our course provides you with a solid grounding in the contemporary theory of this subject area, whilst also providing a range of practical, research and management skills for your future career growth. You will develop a critical awareness of current issues ranging from political, organisational, marketing and community perspectives. As an internationally focused university, we boast an international teaching team, international guest speakers, national and international field trips, and an international seminar series. Course highlights: - We offer special sessions participated by invited guest speakers (industry practitioners, subject experts, government and professional body representatives). - Industry networking opportunities are also provided by visiting national or international events organised by the hospitality and tourism industry such as 'World Travel Market'. Real life working scenarios of the hospitality and tourism trade offer firsthand experience from course field trips. - Our links with international organisations in the hospitality and tourism divisions provide potential overseas employment. As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module [-]

MA in Tourism Management, Health Management, Green Business Management

bbw University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Germany Berlin

The business Master's program complements a successfully completed Bachelor degree in business or industrial engineering. You the student have the option to specialize in one of three alternatives: [+]

MA in Tourism Management, Health Management, Green Business ManagementThe business Master's program complements a successfully completed Bachelor degree in business or industrial engineering. You the student have the option to specialize in one of three alternatives: tourism management, health management, or green business management, to develop a specialized professional profile.With a Master's degree in business, graduates can operate in management positions in almost all companies in the manufacturing and service industries. Another goal is to familiarize graduates with the characteristics of medium-sized companies in order to prepare them for management positions in this sector. As such, the program is suitable for both company founders, as well as students planning to take over a family business. The Master's program will strengthen the ability of the graduates to work scientifically and equip them to carry out independent academic research. This opens opportunities for professional roles in scientific and research institutions as well as companies and to pursue an ongoing academic professional up to a doctorate. The academic Master's degree is a requirement for taking on higher positions in public companiesThrough the bbw University of Applied Science's close business links, practical orientation is at the foreground. Through its association with the fib Research Institute, the bbw University of Applied Sciences offers the opportunity to acquire direct experience on research projects.The generalist Business Master's program encompasses a four semester full-time business course or a five-semester part-time extra-occupational course.The course will train academics to also apply their problem-solving abilities in new and unfamiliar situations, associated... [-]


MA International Tourism and Aviation Management with Internship

UWL University of West London
Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 United Kingdom London

The Master's programme in International Tourism and Aviation Management seeks to prepare aspiring individuals for a managerial career within either the tourism and aviation industry. [+]

MA Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality. MA International Tourism and Aviation Management with Internship The Master's programme in International Tourism and Aviation Management seeks to prepare aspiring individuals for a managerial career within either the tourism and aviation industry. For existing practitioners, it offers the opportunity to develop and redefine knowledge and assess trends and changing management practices within their industry. It is offered as a one year full-time and two year part-time course. The Internship Course seeks to provide the same rigorous and challenging programme of professional practice as the MA but has the added advantage of including a 24 week paid internship incorporated into the period of study. This makes it ideal for students seeking to add a practical dimension to their studies and understand the demands of workplace supervision and management. Internship opportunities exist throughout the tourism and aviation industries both within the UK and overseas. The internship process is co-ordinated by the University’s own dedicated internship team and draws upon contacts with over three thousand employers. The MA programme is essentially global in perspective drawing upon international case study material. In adopting a generic business and management approach to the study of tourism and aviation management the course seeks to avoid the excessive subject specialisation that characterises many of its competitors. In doing so it widens career opportunities and the possibility of movement between the two sectors. The key strength of the programme is its simple yet flexible structure. Employer engagement is assured with guest speakers... [-]