MA Programs in Tourism and Hospitality

Compare 25 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 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Master in International Management - Hospitality Management

IUBH Dublin Campus
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 semesters October 2018 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

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. [+]

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.

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 Your personal focus ... [-]

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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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 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 2018 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.... [-]


MA in Tourism Management

Yasar University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Turkey İzmir

With the rapid growing potential of tourism as a leading industry in Turkish Economy and all over the world, the need for well-trained and well educated managerial human power with professional knowledge, business sense, human relations skills and technical knowledge have increased. Due to these necessities, Yaşar University has established a tourism management graduate program. [+]

Tuition: English

With the rapid growing potential of tourism as a leading industry in Turkish Economy and all over the world, the need for well-trained and well educated managerial human power with professional knowledge, business sense, human relations skills and technical knowledge have increased. Due to these necessities, Yaşar University has established a tourism management graduate program.

This program offers a higher level tourism management education which aims to closely follow and teach the actual trends and progresses in the fields of tourism in general, and intensively in the sub-areas of the sector such as hotel management, tourism marketing, tourism policy and planning, financial aspects of tourism sector, sustainability and quality applications in tourism and also to identify the richness of resources, issues and problems of Turkish Tourism Industry.... [-]


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. [+]

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.... [-]


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 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 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 coordinated by the University’s own dedicated internship team and draws upon contacts with over three thousand employers.... [-]


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.... [-]