Masters of Science in Tourism and Hospitality

Compare 60 Master of Science Programs in Tourism and Hospitality

Tourism and Hospitality

A Master of Science, or MSc, is one of the two most sought-after master’s degree designations, with the other being the Master of Arts. Most Master of Science programs can be finished within about two years, if one is enrolled fulltime.

Just what is an MSc in Tourism and Hospitality? Intended for those looking to establish rewarding and profitable careers relating to tourism and hospitality, this program gives participants a broad overview of the skills necessary to do so. Common topics of study in these programs typically include sustainable tourism, leadership immersion, food and beverage science, systems-problem resolution and theoretical foundations of management and leadership. Additional emphasis is sometimes placed on tourism and hospitality marketing and general tourism and hospitality management principles.

Many graduates of tourism and hospitality master’s programs find that they are more easily employed and able to make a higher salary than they were able with only a bachelor’s degree. Many also report better job satisfaction after securing the MSc in Tourism and Hospitality.

The program costs vary broadly due to considerations such as where in the globe a program is offered and how strong the interest in it proves to be. Check with the enrollment office of each school with a program of interest for accurate enrollment rates.

Many who achieve the master’s degree in tourism and hospitality go on to work as hotel or resort managers, as food and beverage managers or as casino, lodging or culinary program managers. Others work in marketing or public relations on behalf of travel and tourism organizations and destinations, while some choose to use their skills in an administrative or human resources capacity. Others return to school to pursue a related doctorate degree.

Many respected schools across the globe offer online courses relating to tourism and hospitality, and many of these offerings are described in broad detail in our database. 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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MSc International Tourism Management

Oxford Brookes University, School of Hospitality Management
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The contemporary international tourism industry is facing a range of challenges. On this course you will explore how destinations and organisations may respond to these challenges through the development of innovative solutions, such as new products or services, or alternative ways of doing business. [+]

MSc Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality. Available start dates September 2017 September 2018 Teaching location Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane Course length Full time: Full-time: MSc: 12 months or 24 months in sandwich mode, which includes one year's full-time paid supervised work experience. Part time: Part-time: MSc: 24 months The contemporary international tourism industry is facing a range of challenges. On this course you will explore how destinations and organisations may respond to these challenges through the development of innovative solutions, such as new products or services, or alternative ways of doing business. You will explore the political, social, economic challenges facing the tourism industry, how innovation and entrepreneurship might provide solutions to these challenges and the impact this has on consumer behaviour. You will have the opportunity to gain ‘real world’ experience by working with our industry partners on a Tourism Consultancy Project. After completing the taught element of the course you will have the option to undertake a one year, paid work placement. You will be fully supported in finding a placement and supervised throughout by a member of our academic team. Why choose this course? In a recent survey, 100% of our students said they would recommend the Oxford School of Hospitality Management to potential students (PTES 2014).The School is ranked top in the UK and seventh in the world for hospitality management education (Taylor Nelson Sofres, 2013). Our students and staff come from all over the world. This gives you a multicultural learning and social environment in... [-]

MSc in Management of Real Estate and Hospitality Assets

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, CUHK Business School
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Hong Kong

The CUHK MSc in Management of Real Estate and Hospitality Assets Program delivers world class and state of the art knowledge in global real estate and hospitality assets. The program of study is based in Hong Kong leveraging upon the locational advantage of Hong Kong as a leader of the real estate and hospitality industries in Asia. [+]

The CUHK MSc in Management of Real Estate and Hospitality Assets Program delivers world class and state of the art knowledge in global real estate and hospitality assets. The program of study is based in Hong Kong leveraging upon the locational advantage of Hong Kong as a leader of the real estate and hospitality industries in Asia. The real estate industry is an important pillar of the economies in Asia and the hospitality industry is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in China and Asia. As the economies in Asia grow, the real estate industries in these economies also grow in prominence. The hospitality industry, in turn, is associated with real estate development, including hotels, serviced apartments, resorts, spas, theme parks, timeshares, shopping centers, airports, gaming, casinos and other entertainment venues. In addition to the high quality standardized courses, this business program will specifically teach students how to analyze and execute investment propositions in the real estate and hospitality industries given the rapidly changing institutional and economic environment in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Asia. This program is suited to students who intend to pursue a management career in senior positions in the real estate, hospitality, investment banking and strategic consulting industries. The program is taught by the faculty members of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management of CUHK in conjunction with experienced and leading industry practitioners. Our mission is to nurture a new generation of thinkers and leaders to compliment the continued growth of the real... [-]

MSc Responsible Tourism Management

Leeds Beckett University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Implement responsible business practices that improve communities’ quality of life and conserve the environment and culture of destinations. [+]

MSc Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality. Within the travel and tourism industry, there is an increasing focus on the need to adopt responsible business practices that improve the quality of life for communities and conserve the environment and local cultures. This course helps meet the resulting demand for managers with the ability to implement responsible tourism strategies within marketing, operations and product development. You will explore domestic and international tourism and you will understand that the principles of responsible tourism are as applicable to the Yorkshire Dales as they are to The Gambia. In addition to developing your subject knowledge, you will learn how to plan, implement and evaluate responsible tourism policies and practices. This is the only responsible tourism course in the world certified by the UNWTO.TedQual programme established by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. It is taught by staff with first-hand experience in tourism management, research and consultancy, who will share their global expertise with you. Requirements:Applicants should have at least a second class honours degree and a year's work experience in a relevant field including Travel, Tourism, Hospitality, Business, Economics, Marketing, Environmental Management, Ecology, Development, Cultural Heritage Management, Project Management or Planning. Applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirements will be expected to have equivalent experience and training from a relevant work environment.All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details... [-]

Master of Science in Hospitality Management

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Vancouver Campus
Campus Full time Part time 33 hours September 2017 Canada Vancouver + 1 more

The Master of Science degree in Hospitality Management studies, which consists of 33 credits, is structured to meet the educational needs of adult learners working as managers, entrepreneurs, educators or other professionals in business and industry. It is designed to provide a hospitality management education with an academically rigorous, yet flexible, program of study that meets the requirements for a professional master's degree. For working adults seeking to upgrade their professional skills to enhance their careers, the degree program increases analytical, managerial and leadership competencies and will provide graduates with the requisite preparation for career advancement in various hospitality-related professional areas. [+]

The Master of Science degree in Hospitality Management studies, which consists of 33 credits, is structured to meet the educational needs of adult learners working as managers, entrepreneurs, educators or other professionals in business and industry. It is designed to provide a hospitality management education with an academically rigorous, yet flexible, program of study that meets the requirements for a professional master's degree. For working adults seeking to upgrade their professional skills to enhance their careers, the degree program increases analytical, managerial and leadership competencies and will provide graduates with the requisite preparation for career advancement in various hospitality-related professional areas. Requirements Candidates for admission to the Master of Science in Hospitality Management studies degree program could be managers, business owners or educators or hold other professional positions related to the hospitality industry. The credentials required for admission as a matriculated student include the following: I. Admissions Requirements: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point ratio (GPR) of 2.75 or equivalent. (Applicants with a GPR of less than 2.75 may be admitted as matriculated students on probation). English-language proficiency, both written and verbal (for international students whose first language is not English) equivalent to IELTS overall band score of 6.0 or higher (TOEFL iBT 79 or higher). Industry work experience preferred (applicants without industry work experience may be required to take foundation courses HRTM 6100 and HRTM 6200 upon evaluation). II. Required Documents: A graduate application for admission and non-refundable application fee.... [-]

MSc Sports, Leisure & Tourism Management

Rennes School of Business
Campus Full time 16 months September 2017 France Rennes

The Master of Science in Sports, Leisure and Tourism Management (MSc SLT) is an international high-level specialised study programme. This is a 16-months programme including 8 months taught courses + 4 months internship (minimum)+ graduating project. [+]

Master of Science in Sports, Leisure & Tourism Management

The Master of Science in Sports, Leisure and Tourism Management (MSc SLT) is an international high-level specialised study programme. It provides managers, administrators or decision-makers with the tools they need to be operational in the sports, leisure and tourism areas. A sound knowledge of international business is required to deal with the globalisation of all economic sectors and the speed at which changes are occurring.

 

Language of instruction: English 

 

Courses:

Application Project I &II Corporate Design Developing Team Leadership Events Management in SLT Global Organisational Behaviour International Sport Policies and Sport Organization Management International Strategic Management Legal Environment of SLT Leisure and Tourism Marketing Media Studies For Sports And Leisure Industry Merchandising in SLT Sector Sales And Purchase In Sport And Tourism Industry Sports, Leisure & Tourism Management and Sustainable Development CRM in SLT sector Preparation for Graduating Project French language for International Students ... [-]

Master of Science in Leadership and Business Administration - Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management

Academy of Leadership Sciences Switzerland
Campus or Online Part time February 2018 Switzerland Zurich

The Master of Science in Leadership and Business Administration – Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management (MSLBAHSTM) at ALSS is a leadership graduate program of study designed to develop skills for effective leadership in hospitality, sport and tourism management in a rapidly changing, global marketplace. [+]

The Master of Science in Leadership and Business Administration – Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management (MSLBAHSTM) at ALSS is a leadership graduate program of study designed to develop skills for effective leadership in hospitality, sport and tourism management in a rapidly changing, global marketplace. Effective leadership is essential to the success of any endeavor in both the public and private sectors. Businesses, hospitality, sport and tourism need valuable leaders who can identify, promote, and accomplish organizational goals and objectives. In this context, MSLBAHSTM students will have the opportunity to gain the most recent knowledge from the leadership in hospitality, sport and tourism management, incorporated in this program, and become more aware of their own strengths, attitudes, and behaviors, and the effects they have on others as leaders. The MSLBAHSTM program also provides individuals currently in or seeking leadership positions with the conceptual and analytical skills necessary for successful leadership in hospitality, sport and tourism management. This program reflects our commitment to promoting community and business service, personal growth, conducting research and evidence based training opportunities for students.... [-]


Master in Hospitality Leadership

Les Roches International School of Hotel Management - Bluche,Switzerland
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Switzerland Crans-Montana

This one-year leadership incubator course will enhance your career potential by providing you with leadership skills and insight from the following organizational perspectives: personal, team, business. [+]

MSc Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality. Master of Science in Hospitality Leadership This master's degree in the field of hospitality management prepares professionals to accelerate their managerial or entrepreneurial career in hospitality, through building practical and strategic leadership expertise. Students discover their own leadership style through academic study and continual assessment in practical and real-world assignments. They develop leadership insight and skills in: strategic management and organizational change communication problem solving conflict resolution innovation, creativity and critical thinking By the end of the course, students are able to understand, develop and lead successful teams, and drive business forward in a complex and globalized economy. Courses Overview The following outline is an overview of the courses offered in the MS in Hospitality Leadership program. For precise details and course descriptions, refer to the Academic Catalog. PROGRAM STRUCTURE 2 semesters, each comprising: 14 weeks of study 1 reading week 2 exam weeks Students are required to complete and submit their dissertation at the end of the second semester. SEMESTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY LEADERSHIP This course addresses the concept of leadership from a number of organizational perspectives. Students will focus on the complex relationships between employers, employees, owners, customers and other stakeholders, through increased insight in managerial and leadership functions. Emphasis is placed on the importance of learning in the workplace as a means of enhancing managerial and leadership effectiveness. STRATEGIC OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT "Designing the strategy represents about 10% of its success, whilst implementing the strategy accounts for 90%". In the Strategic... [-]

Master of Science in Rural Tourism Management

Royal Agricultural University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Cirencester

The tourism and events industry is experiencing continued growth and deepening diversification, becoming one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world. In 2013, word tourism alone generated 9% of GDP and accounted for 1 in 11 jobs (UNWTO Tourism Highlights, 2014). [+]

The tourism and event industry is seeking graduates with excellent business management and marketing skills, and entrepreneurial talent. There is also a need for a more professional approach as competition between enterprises, companies and destinations intensifies. Todays’ tourism specialists must have a thorough understanding of sustainability and cultural issues, and a sound grasp of the policies, consumer trends and theories that drive the industry. Our rural tourism and event champions will be those who can lead, communicate, innovate and optimise returns from our natural, cultural and built environment. This course is ideal if you are from the UK and abroad, with a range of first degrees (or equivalent) and want to: Develop a new rural tourism or events enterprise Manage an existing rural tourism or events enterprise Advise on tourism and rural development in developed or developing nations Manage tourism projects and initiatives in the public or charitable sector Seek senior management positions in tourism businesses Seek a career in rural event management This unique and exciting MSc is a one year 180 credit course. You will study: Four core business management modules (worth 60 credits) Four tourism and event management focus modules (45 credits) One 15 credit (or two 7.5 credit) modules from the elective module list (15 credits) Undertake a focused research project (either a start-up business plan, development business plan or organisational study) or a traditional dissertation (60 credits) You will engage in several trips to top regional tourism enterprises and events. In addition, each cohort will... [-]

MSc in Tourism Management

Kenyatta University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The School of Hospitality and Tourism enables you to build a professional career in the tourism industry through a personalized approach, research-based, professional instruction and working very closely with industry to give you a career of choice. This, combined with professional attachment for undergraduate students provides you with a head-start in the tourism industry. [+]

MSc Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality. The School of Hospitality and Tourism enables you to build a professional career in the tourism industry through a personalized approach, research-based, professional instruction and working very closely with industry to give you a career of choice. This, combined with professional attachment for undergraduate students provides you with a head-start in the tourism industry. Entry Requirements The common regulations for all Masters Degrees in the University shall apply. The common regulations for all Masters Degrees in the School hospitality and tourism shall apply. The following shall be eligible for registration for a Masters degree in Tourism Management: A holder of Bachelor of Science (Upper Second Honors and above) degree in Tourism Management and related fields. Those with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they have Grade “C” and above in units relevant to their areas of specialization. Duration: Two years with 11 taught units in year 1 and thesis in year 2. Unit Code and Name HTM 802: Statistics HTM 800: Research Methods HTM 858: Tourism Investments and Enterprise Development HTM 850: Sustainable Tourism Planning and Policy HTM 851: Tourism Economics HTM 852: Destination Management and Marketing HTM 853: Tourism Legislation and International Conventions HTM 854: Tourism Governance and Regional Development HTM 856: Tourism Technology and Innovation HTM 810: Events and Conferences Management (Elective) HTM 857: Managing Tourism Distribution and Intermediaries (Elective) HTM 812: Thesis (Is equivalent to 8 units) [-]

MSc in Cultural Geography: Tourism Geography and Planning

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Netherlands Leeuwarden

Tourism as a socio-cultural and spatial phenomenon has become a major constituent of flows of people at different geographical scales. Tourism geography and planning explores the interactions amongst tourists, visitors, and inhabitants in and with places. [+]

Tourism as a socio-cultural and spatial phenomenon has become a major constituent of flows of people at different geographical scales. Tourism geography and planning explores the interactions amongst tourists, visitors, and inhabitants in and with places. What effects does tourism have on places visited and on the inhabitants of those places? How are tourism destinations socio-culturally and spatially constructed? How do tourists influence and experience spaces, places and cultures? How can regional identities be used in tourism planning, and which role(s) can tourism play in regional development? These questions will be critically explored in the Masters Track Tourism Geography & Planning. This Track is part of the Masters Programme Cultural Geography which focuses on how place attachment, local qualities and regional identities influence spatial behavior and perceived quality of life of people and places. The courses are taught in Leeuwarden at RUG/Campus Fryslân. In this Track, the Faculty of Spatial Sciences collaborates with the School of Tourism Management at Stenden University of Applied Sciences. Tourism Geography & Planning offers international, place-based, critical and research-oriented perspectives. It will equip graduates with socio-cultural, spatial and planning theories, up-to-date research methods, and relevant practices about tourism and places. Programme Fieldwork Cultural Geography Place, Regions & Identities Tourism Planning & Practice Cross-cultural Spatial Behaviour in Tourism Nature, Landscape & Heritage Master Thesis Qualitative Research Methods Tourism & Regional Development Social Impact Assessment Admission requirements Language test English on VWO level Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (A, B or C) Cambridge Certificate in Advanced... [-]

MSc International Hospitality Management

Skema Business School
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 France Lille Nice Sophia Antipolis Paris USA Raleigh + 5 more

In addition to the joint MSc degree, students will have the opportunity to obtain the professional Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) ​ This MSc is a CGE accredited, full-time cours​e taught over a twelve-month period: eight months of taught courses, then four to six months for the dissertation and internship. [+]

MSc Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality. Introduction Joint degree with Ecole Ferrières Taught in English in Paris at SKEMA Business Scho​ol & Ecole Ferrières - September intake In addition to the joint MSc degree, students will have the opportunity to obtain the professional Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) ​ This MSc is a CGE accredited, full-time cours​e taught over a twelve-month period: eight months of taught courses, then four to six months for the dissertation and internship. New partnership: SKEMA and Ferrières, the School of French Excellence, are combining their expertise in the fields of luxury, gastronomy and tourism by offering unique joint programmes. As of the '16-'17 school year, students of SKEMA's MSc International Hospitality Management will take two intensive seminars jointly developed by the two institutions and taught on the beautiful campus of Ferrières. 2015: SMBG ranked the MSc International Hospitality Management 7th in France in its category. See the ranking Programme objectives To prepare current or future hospitality professionals for management positions. More specifically, the objectives for students are to understand the tourism sector and the role of hospitality in this system apply managerial, financial, and marketing knowledge to hospitality projects focus on data analytics, electronic distribution and yield management strategies understand visitor behaviour and its impact on hospitality management strategies learn sustainable and quality management techniques and certification procedures understand the focus on service attitude, service delivery, quality, and innovation anticipate the upcoming challenges that the hospitality sector faces *In addition to the academic degree,... [-]

MSc Tourism Marketing Management

University of Strathclyde Business School
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

The MSc Tourism Marketing Management Programme offers a complete introduction to marketing management within the international tourism industry and prepares you with the knowledge and skills demanded by leading organisations worldwide. [+]

Why this course? The MSc Tourism Marketing Management Programme offers a complete introduction to marketing management within the international tourism industry and prepares you with the knowledge and skills demanded by leading organisations worldwide. It reflects the dynamic and technologically innovative nature of contemporary marketing and you’ll gain insights into the technical and personal skills necessary to pursue a future career in tourism. Students in this programme come from a variety of academic backgrounds, with first degrees as diverse as physics and philosophy, and they always contribute a spectrum of perspectives, as befits a world leading masters programme. Undergraduate studies in Tourism or Hospitality are not a prerequisite of this programme. What you’ll study You’ll study seven compulsory and four optional choice classes. The course features a wide choice of elective subjects; many include international dimensions, reflecting the current diversity in global marketing practice. The course has many value added features including but not limited to: real-life learning through our live industry project, ‘International Marketing Works’ high-calibre industry collaboration research excellence skills-based teaching Our students are truly international with representations from all parts of the globe which further enhances the learning experience. Leadership & team building This is organised early in the first semester to enhance the development of leadership, teamwork and cross cultural skills. For many students, our dynamic programme provides many memorable experiences. The programme is organised in conjunction with independent specialists and provides the ideal chance to network with your colleagues and develop key management skills. Accreditations... [-]

Master in International Tourism and Hospitality Management

ESH Paris Hotelschool
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 France Paris

This Master degree encourages an entrepreneurial approach to examining growth opportunities in tourism and hospitality businesses and destinations. The degree emphasises the management of strategic issues that arise in the sector, including marketing, business development and management, leadership, ethical and sustainability issues. It will be relevant to those wanting to develop their management careers or own businesses in the Tourism and Hospitality fields. [+]

MSc Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality. ESH offers this postgraduate Master of Science in Paris, in partnership with London South Bank University. This Master degree encourages an entrepreneurial approach to examining growth opportunities in tourism and hospitality businesses and destinations. The degree emphasises the management of strategic issues that arise in the sector, including marketing, business development and management, leadership, ethical and sustainability issues. It will be relevant to those wanting to develop their management careers or own businesses in the Tourism and Hospitality fields. It addresses the needs of both the commercial and non-commercial elements of the sector, the latter often requiring public/private partnership forms of governance. The course develops the appropriate skills, tools and knowledge to operate innovatively in the global tourism and hospitality environments. The nature of the teaching and assessment allows you to apply the theories and processes learnt in class to your preferred setting (eg public or private sector; tourism or hospitality industries; UK, European or international). A Residential Field Trip in semester 2 is a compulsory element of the degree and is validated as part of the City Marketing unit. The trip will be to Bordeaux, exploring the future marketing and product development options open to the city authorities. The one-week field trip is included is the programs fees. The program ends with 6 months internship. Internships are selected by ESH after an individual interview with each student, positions include assistant manager and positions in the support services of international hotel chains and luxury... [-]

Master of Science: Recreation and Park Administration

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Richmond

Students that earn a degree in Recreation and Park Administration are positioned for a variety of career opportunities in Recreation Management, Special Events Programming, Natural Resource Management, Outdoor and Adventure Recreation... [+]

Degree Options: Therapeutic Recreation Recreation Management Who Would be Interested in This Program? Students that earn a degree in Recreation and Park Administration are positioned for a variety of career opportunities in Recreation Management, Special Events Programming, Natural Resource Management, Outdoor and Adventure Recreation, Tourism and Resort Management, Therapeutic Recreation, Facility Management, Church Recreation, Campus Recreation, Military Recreation, Camps, Non-Profit Organizations like the YMCA, Girl Scouts, 4-H Club and Boys and Girl's Club. What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? REC 280 or 480 & REC 350 may be required for students entering the program without a recreation degree. Where Are Recent Graduates Employed? Kentucky State Parks Georgetown Parks & Recreation Department EKU Campus Recreation 4H Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District Lexington Parks and Recreation FT Knox [-]

Master of Science in Luxury Hospitality and Event Management

International University of Monaco
Campus Full time September 2017 Monaco Monte-Carlo France Paris + 1 more

The Master of Science in Luxury Hospitality and Event Management program offers a multidisciplinary approach: a solid business, strategic, marketing and communication knowledge combined with the exposure to the practical side, thanks to the contribution of active professionnals and to field-visits. [+]

MSc Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality.

The legendary French Riviera, Monaco in particular, represents one of the most sought out luxury destinations in the world. Its attractiveness and charm have contributed to the development of the hospitality and event industry in the last decades.

 

Being in the heart of this region gives IUM the legitimacy to develop a new specialized Master in Luxury Hospitality and Event Management. This is a chance for international students to discover and explore Monaco as an indulgent destination but also as a place where they can understand and experience the key aspects of the service oriented business.

The luxury hospitality industry is a multi billion industry mostly depending on the availability of leisure time and disposable income. The industry encompasses a broad range of fields within the service industry:  accommodation, food and beverage, spa, meeting and events, cruise line, gaming and gambling, entertainment and recreation, and additional fields within the tourism industry.... [-]