MScs in Tourism and Hospitality

Compare 54 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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Master of Science in Hospitality-Tourism Management

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Rochester + 1 more

Graduates of the master of science in hospitality-tourism management program are well prepared to step into numerous mid-level service management and training director positions. [+]

MSc Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality. MSc in Hospitality-Tourism Management Graduates of the master of science in hospitality-tourism management program are well prepared to step into numerous mid-level service management and training director positions. The program is focused on service innovation and leadership, and leadership functions within many services and corporate settings and at postsecondary academic institutions. The hospitality-tourism management program may be taken on a full-or part-time basis. The length of time required to earn a degree varies according to the student's undergraduate preparation and the number of graduate courses taken per quarter. All students must earn a minimum of 48 quarter hours of graduate credit (36 of which must be registered through RIT) to earn the master of science degree. For full-time students, the program will require a minimum of four quarters of study at the graduate level. Part-time students generally will require seven or eight quarters of study at the graduate level. Admission requirements ... [-]

MSc in International Hospitality Management

emlyon business school
Campus Full time 16 months September 2018 France Lyon China Shanghai Paris United Kingdom Lancaster Germany Munich + 7 more

The MSc in International Hospitality Management is a 16-month full-time double degree program, delivered by emlyon business school and Institut Paul Bocuse, taught fully in English. The students study the specifics of the global hospitality industry in both France and China. [+]

Join the next generation of global hospitality leaders The MSc in International Hospitality Management, a 16-month full-time double degree program, was created to help meet the recruitment needs of this evolving industry. You will benefit from the combined expertise of the world-renowned Institut Paul Bocuse school of hospitality management and gastronomy with the unique entrepreneurial approach of the leading European Business School emlyon business school. Delivered exclusively in English, the program provides you with a solid foundation in general management as well as specialist knowledge in new venture creation, lifestyle hospitality management, brand design and innovation management. ... [-]


MSc in Hospitality Management IMHI

ESSEC Business School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Paris

With 34 years of experience in hospitality management, ESSEC offers a leading MSc in Hospitality Management IMHI program that is completed in two years. Originally named Institut de Management Hôtelier International (IMHI), the program was initially created in 1981 as a joint venture between Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and Essec Business School, a partnership which lasted for 25 years. [+]

MSc Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality. Become a leader in the Hospitality industry With 34 years of experience in hospitality management, ESSEC offers a leading MSc in Hospitality Management IMHI program that is completed in two years. Originally named Institut de Management Hôtelier International (IMHI), the program was initially created in 1981 as a joint venture between Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and Essec Business School, a partnership which lasted for 25 years. The IMHI is recognized worldwide as Europe’s leading hospitality management program and prepares future managers for high-level operational responsibilities in all tourism and hospitality sectors. Demanding and thorough, this intensive and specialized MSc experience will add a whole new dimension to your career. What makes the program unique? ESSEC’s World Class International FacultyYou will have the privilege of being taught by ESSEC’s world renowned faculty which is comprised of more than 135 individuals, representing 35 nationalities and the world’s most prestigious institutions. You will also have the opportunity to regularly participate in classes and seminars led by experts internationally recognized in different fields of hospitality for their research interests and teaching specializations as well as senior executives from partner companies. Four Specializations With your career objectives in mind, you can choose between four specializations: luxury services management e-commerce real estate and development entrepreneurship Networking Opportunities You will meet and talk with senior executives and industry leaders from international hospitality companies. Throughout the year, the ESSEC Center of Excellence in Smart Life organizes events such as the... [-]

MSc Hospitality Management

Ferrieres Paris
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Paris

Ferrières’ MSc 2 programme focuses on the Differentiation and Expertise, with 5 Specializations, including MSc Hospitality Management. [+]

Ferrières School’s MSc, entirely delivered in English, meets the current and future needs of Hospitality, Gastronomy and Luxury industries. MSc Ferrières aims to prepare current or future professionals for management positions in the area of International Hospitality Management. MSc Ferrières is a full-time cours​e taught over a 2-year period divided between taught courses, dissertation and internships. Duration: 2 years 
 Credits: 120 ECTS 
Language: English 
Intakes: September 
Starting Date: Late September 2017 
 Certificate Awarded after 2 years: Master of Science in International Hospitality Management 
 Internships: We guide our students to get internships in the best Hospitality Institutions. 
 Location: Ferrières-en-Brie, Paris area Once graduated you will be able to: Master the sectors and the role of hospitality in their systems Anticipate consumer’s behaviours and their impact on the business evolution Focus on service attitude, service delivery, quality and innovation Apply managerial, financial and marketing knowledge to projects in these fields Focus on data analytics, electronic distribution and revenue management strategies Apply sustainable and quality management techniques (continuous improvement) Anticipate the upcoming challenges that these sectors might face Manage Complex Projects At Ferrières we encourage both project-based and experiential learning. You will acquire the necessary skills and applicable knowledge focusing on Managing Projects, Managing People, Managing Figures and Managing Self allowing you to leverage your expertise in the chosen area. WHEN APPLYING: MSc1, make sure you already have acquired a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (180 ECTS) and that you can meet 6.0 IELTS English language level or any equivalent. MSc2, make sure you... [-]

MSc in Management of Real Estate and Hospitality Assets

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, CUHK Business School
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2018 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. [+]

MSc Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality. 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... [-]

MSc in International Hospitality Business

Glion Institute of Higher Education
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Switzerland Montreux

This Master of Science (MSc) in International Hospitality Business will prepare you to lead a high-flying career in the world's most prestigious international hospitality chains. [+]

START A HIGH-FLYING GLOBAL CAREER WITH THE MASTER'S IN HOSPITALITY

This Master of Science (MSc) in International Hospitality Business will prepare you to lead a high-flying career in the world's most prestigious international hospitality chains.

 Offered in Switzerland and London, this program will give you the skills for managing people, operations and business in hotels and hospitality companies. The higher-level management courses in hospitality include finance, marketing, human resources, and revenue management; these are taught by our industry-experienced faculty members who bring their expertise and best-practice examples to the classroom.  The program ends with an internship for hands-on experience that will give you a chance to practice your new skills in a real-world hospitality work environment.... [-]


Master of Science Tourism and Hospitality (Awarded by the University of Sunderland, UK)

Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 18 months August 2018 Singapore

The MSc Tourism and Hospitality programme has been designed to facilitate a combination of real-world experience and critical reflection through fieldwork and classroom-based activities. The programme applies a social scientific approach to both tourism and hospitality studies through a focus on the contexts of globalisation,commercialisation and consumption... [+]

MSc Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality. The MSc Tourism and Hospitality programme has been designed to facilitate a combination of real-world experience and critical reflection through fieldwork and classroom-based activities. The programme applies a social scientific approach to both tourism and hospitality studies through a focus on the contexts of globalisation,commercialisation and consumption. A particular strength of the programme is the consideration of the linkages between the travel, tourism and hospitality industries in relation to organisation and management, as well as in providing satisfactory experiences to consumers. Career Opportunities Past students from University of Sunderland tourism programmes have gone on to a range of management careers including attractions, museums and destination marketing. Students may also choose to set up a tourist or hospitality business or go to research and lecturing. Modules International Tourism Development Hospitality Management Studies Critical Tourism Theory and Methods Current Practices in Tourism, Hospitality and Events Tourism and Hospitality Major Project Admission Requirements Applicants must be of age 18 and above and a good Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. English Language Requirements Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If the applicant does not meet the English requirement, the applicant is required to achieve a minimum band of 6.0 in the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) [-]

MSc International Tourism & Hospitality Management

Leeds Beckett University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Take a step closer to management as you learn how to deal with the influences and issues that impact on international hospitality. [+]

Tourism and hospitality are expanding global industries resulting in an increased demand for skilled managers to lead and develop international organisations. This course will give you the expertise to perform at a strategic senior level in these dynamic service industries. By analysing the major influences affecting the international hospitality business environment, you will gain a deep-rooted understanding of the issues currently shaping the management of international hospitality corporations. You will gain a comprehensive knowledge of international tourism and tourist destinations, including the supply chain, how to respond effectively to customer demand and the global forces impacting on sustainable tourism. If you would like to gain additional practical experience alongside your academic study, there is the option to take this course as a sandwich route and undertake a work placement. Previous students have worked in the industry for large hotel chains such as Radisson Hotels and Hilton Hotels and Resorts. With a range of management and marketing modules on offer and coupled with the opportunity to conduct your research project in an area of personal interest, you will be able to tailor your course to your career ambitions. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the 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 at this link IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no... [-]

MSc in Tourism Management

ALBA Graduate Business School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 Greece Athens + 1 more

The program emphasizes the cross-cultural, moral, ethical, institutional and environmental issues in the management of tourism organizations, while covering all specialized business and operational skills. [+]

MSc Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality. Pursue a career in the world’s largest industry. The tourism sector fuels growth and job creation around the world, at sustained pace, according to the World Tourism Organization: - Represents approximately 9% of the global economy. - Has created approximately 69 million new jobs in the past 10 years. The Greek tourism industry is one of the most dynamic fields of employment in the country, according to SETE, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises: - Represents 16.4% of the country’s GDP. - Supports 18.3% of total domestic employment, directly employing nearly 700.000 people across all skill levels. The ALBA MSc in Tourism Management is designed to: Develop professionals with the knowledge, skills and values required for a successful career in the national and international tourism industry. Assist small and medium sized tourism enterprises in acquiring the advanced professional managerial talent required, in order to survive and compete in the global market. This program is for: - Entrepreneurs in tourism business. - Members of family tourism business. - Young professionals in hospitality, tour operators, tour guides, travel agencies (air, land and sea), event and conference organizers, cruise makers, leisure and entertainment organizers, real estate developers. The program emphasizes the cross-cultural, moral, ethical, institutional and environmental issues in the management of tourism organizations, while covering all specialized business and operational skills. Graduates of the program will be able to: - Identify new trends and the requirements of employers, and adapt and respond effectively, to ensure sustainability... [-]

MSc International Hospitality Management

Skema Business School
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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. [+]

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, students can earn the professional Certification... [-]

MSc International Hospitality and Tourism Management

Varna University of Management
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 Bulgaria Varna

The International Hospitality and Tourism Management MSc offered by VUM has been designed to meet the needs of industry managers, executives and other professionals in the tourist industry. By joining this master programme you will be able to develop your management, research and analytical skills to the highest standards required for working as top level management member within this dynamic industry... [+]

MSc Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality. The International Hospitality and Tourism Management MSc offered by VUM has been designed to meet the needs of industry managers, executives and other professionals in the tourist industry. By joining this master programme you will be able to develop your management, research and analytical skills to the highest standards required for working as top level management member within this dynamic industry. You will have the opportunity not only to take in depth theoretical knowledge but also strong practical direction through numerous projects and case studies. Our intensive but generalist approach prepares our graduates for a wide range of possible careers in travel and tourism. Some of the core modules of the program are Exploring of Hospitality and Tourism Landscape, Industry Project Management as well as Managing People and Marketing Across Cultures. The International Hospitality and Tourism Management MSc allows you to take up employment opportunities in official tourist organisations, transport, hotels, tour operating and travel agency companies, government and other organisations where knowledge of tourism management is important. Another key advantage of the International Hospitality and Management MSc programs is option for worldwide study trips with our global partners Furthermore we at VUM are proud to be part of the European Journal of Tourism Research with our numerous publications and researched in the field of tourism research and social sciences. The Journal provides a platform for discussion of theoretical and empirical problems in tourism and is included in the SCOPUS, ProQuest and EBSCO databases.... [-]

MSc in Hospitality and Tourism Management

HTMi - Hotel And Tourism Management Institute
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years January 2018 Switzerland Luzern

HTMi Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland prepares students for a management career in the global hospitality industry. The institute has five centres for excellence, they are: The School of International Hotel and Tourism Management, The International Hospitality Research Centre, The International Centre for Events Management Training, The Centre for Career Management and The Centre for Culinary Management. The mission for all students is “Come as Student, Become a Manager.” [+]

Objectives and Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the programme, students will be able to:

Interpret practical, theoretical and personal skills required for senior management roles within a variety of international hotel and tourism organisations. Synthesise strategic, organisational and marketing processes of a commercial hospitality enterprise within the context of the global nature of the business. Cultivate a professional management attitude by nurturing the creative development of innovative ideas and solutions. Confidently debate, research and synthesise theories while evaluating organisational learning. Critically analyse different multilateral institutions and transnational organisations including an evaluation of their impacts involved in international tourism and heritage tourism management. ... [-]

MS in Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation

University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 USA La Crosse

The Master of Science in Recreation Management is a multidisciplinary program of advanced study designed to prepare graduates for careers in the public, private non-profit, and the commercial sectors of the recreation profession. The Master of Science in Therapeutic Recreation is a comprehensive program of study designed to prepare graduates for careers in the multifaceted field of therapeutic recreation... [+]

MSc Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality. Recreation Management The Master of Science in Recreation Management is a multidisciplinary program of advanced study designed to prepare graduates for careers in the public, private non-profit, and the commercial sectors of the recreation profession. With three curricular options (thesis, graduate project, or internship), the program serves both students with extensive recreation backgrounds and students who are looking to a masters program as their gateway into the recreation field. Curriculum Recreation Management at UWL offers a 30-credit program leading to a Masters of Science degree. Admission Requirements The program welcomes students without an undergraduate degree in Recreation, but some prerequisite courses may be required. Students may take deficiency courses prior to beginning the graduate program or they may begin the program and take the courses within the first two semesters of their graduate program. Therapeutic Recreation The Master of Science in Therapeutic Recreation is a comprehensive program of study designed to prepare graduates for careers in the multifaceted field of therapeutic recreation. Our dual track curriculum serves two kinds of the students, the certified therapeutic recreation specialist (CTRS) seeking advanced training in therapeutic recreation as well as the student who wants to enter the therapeutic recreation profession by completing his or her masters degree. All students completing a masters at UWL meet all criteria for sitting for the national therapeutic recreation examination. Curriculum Therapeutic Recreation at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse offers two distinct graduate programs. One is designed for students with a bachelor’s... [-]

MSc International Hospitality and Tourism Management

Coventry University London
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 United Kingdom London

This course offers you the opportunity to combine academic studies with a real business experience in the heart of London – the most popular destination city. [+]

OVERVIEW This course is aimed at students who would like to develop a successful career within the international tourism and hospitality industries at a senior level. You will have the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and industry-relevant analytical tools for leadership and management positions. You will develop both a strategic understanding of the hospitality and tourism industries and a managerial perspective of how to run such operations. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? Study in London and you will be at the heart of one of the world’s largest tourism and hospitality industries, welcoming thousands of tourists every day. Coventry University London has excellent links with top employers, including world-renowned hotel The Ritz London, where previous students have gained industry experience through guest lectures and work experience opportunities. MODULES Sustainable Strategy – from Planning to Implementation Finance, Funding and Legislative Frameworks for Success Global HRM Strategies Project Management Operations Management in Travel and Tourism International Hospitality and Tourism Marketing Customer Experience Management Events and Destination Management Business and Management Research Methods Project options Internship Consulting Project Entrepreneurship Project Simulation Dissertation ACCREDITATION Upon successful completion of the programme and selected modules you will be awarded the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership*. *Subject to registering as a CMI member. START DATES MSc International Hospitality and Tourism Management has start dates in October 2017. SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Coventry University London is delighted to have recently launched a number of scholarships for UK and International students. You can find out more about our... [-]

Master International Hospitality Management

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 6 years Open Enrollment Netherlands Apeldoorn + 1 more

This Master of Science in International Hospitality Management looks at current international developments in the hotel management industry, giving its graduates the tools, knowledge and understanding to manage in the world’s top hotels and resorts. [+]

This Master of Science in International Hospitality Management looks at current international developments in the hotel management industry, giving its graduates the tools, knowledge and understanding to manage in the world’s top hotels and resorts. The programme combines academic research with the practical applied science; looking at the hospitality industry from both a direct industry related viewpoint as well as a society and economics perspective.

This course focuses on management development in the global hospitality industry - not only addressing core business and management subjects, but also hospitality as a global phenomenon and how it is consumed by cultures and societies. University of Brighton programmes offered with Wittenborg University in the Netherlands.... [-]