Masters Programs in Tourism and Hospitality

Compare 114 Masters Programs in Tourism and Hospitality

Tourism and Hospitality

A master’s degree is a way for students to achieve a higher level of learning than an undergraduate degree alone. Students will study for one to two years and, upon graduation, will be considered experts in their field of study. A master’s degree is required before beginning a doctoral program.

What is a Master in Tourism and Hospitality? This course can take up to two years as a full-time student and generally starts in the fall. Course study may include the economic aspects of tourism, region approaches to tourism and hospitality. Students also learn how tourism and hospitality affect the local and global economy.

The benefits of taking a Master in Tourism and Hospitality course include many career options, as hotels make up one of the world’s largest employment industries. An advanced degree generally correlates with higher salaries than those with no higher education or an undergraduate degree alone.

Costs of a Master in Tourism and Hospitality vary from program to program. Each institution sets its own fees, and they can be different depending on country of origin and length of study.

A Master in Tourism and Hospitality can lead to a wide array of career options for graduates. Those who study in this program may seek a position at a large corporate hotel chain, in a tourism bureau, or managing a major museum or other tourist attraction. This career can open doors to positions not just in a student’s home country, but also around the world. Tourism is a vital part of the global economy, and as such, there are a plethora of career options for those who study it.

There are many online programs for students wishing to study tourism and hospitality. Finding the right course and institution is key to a student’s success. 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 Tourism Management

The Ostelea - School of Tourism and Hospitality International
Campus Full time October 2018 Spain Madrid Barcelona

The Master in International Tourism Management, majoring in Management of International Tourism Destinations, is designed to equip professionals and executives to lead global business projects in the tourism sector. [+]

Masters in Tourism and Hospitality. Master in International Tourism Management The Master in International Tourism Management, majoring in Management of International Tourism Destinations, is designed to equip professionals and executives to lead global business projects in the tourism sector. Reasons to take the Master: The spanish version of this master is ranked among the best 100 masters in the world in the Tourism & Hospitality category, according to the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking Worldwide 2015-2016. The spanish version of this master is the third best Master in Spain. Ostelea is an affiliated member of the World Tourism Organization (WTO). Membership of the WTO guarantees the academic quality of the program. Ostelea is a member of the Asociación Española de Profesionales del Tourism (AEPT – Spanish Association of Tourism Professionals). Professional internships in companies and institutions related to the sector. Participation in sector trade fair: Students from the October session attend the Fitur trade fair (Madrid), considered to be the second most important tourism fair in the world. International faculty: Some of the contents on certain courses will be taught by lecturers from Ostelea’s partner universities and business schools. Objectives The Master in International Tourism Management will give you the following benefits: INSIGHT INTO THE TOURISM INDUSTRY Building a firm knowledge base in the tourism industry from an international perspective and always with an executive approach. GLOBAL VISION Training directors equipped to manage tourism companies and who are able to achieve the expected results at a global level. DEVELOPMENT OF STRATEGIC... [-]

Master In Event Organization, Protocol And Business Tourism (mice) (barcelona / Part-time)

School of Tourism and Hospitality - The OSTELEA
Campus Part time October 2018 Spain Barcelona Madrid

The Master in Event Organization, Protocol and Tourism Business Ostelea aims to train professionals and executives to lead business projects focused on planning and management of different types of events (particularly shares of Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions and conferences and conventions, trade shows), master the concepts of protocol and communication strategies and public relations and create a tourism development focused on the segment of business tourism quality. [+]

Master in Organization of Events, Protocol and Business Tourism (MICE) The Master in Event Organization, Protocol and Tourism Business Ostelea aims to train professionals and executives to lead business projects focused on planning and management of different types of events (particularly shares of Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions and conferences and conventions, trade shows), master the concepts of protocol and communication strategies and public relations and create a tourism development focused on the segment of business tourism quality. Why study the Master: Barcelona as a business destination and world-class conferences, such as BTravel or Bridal Week, which is used for practical teaching of certain subjects. This Master is taught in Madrid and Barcelona Personal Brand Management: The program includes the development of skills in the field of personal brand management, that influence learning personal marketing techniques and employability in order to identify career opportunities in Spain or other countries . Extensive program of visits to fairs, events and organizations: During 2015/2016 the Masters students visited the IBTM and Food fairs, the Dali Museum in Figueres, and TV3 Marathon, which collaborated with the organization of the campaign obesity. GOALS The Master in Event Management, Tourism and Business Protocol allows you to: KNOW THE INDUSTRY MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing and Exhibitions) and Protocol area institutions. Build a strong foundation of industry knowledge from an international perspective and always from the management approach. GLOBAL VISION Train managers oriented business management of tourism enterprises able to get the expected results worldwide. DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLANS... [-]

Master of Science (MSc) in International Tourism and Convention Management

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Hotel and Tourism Management
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Hong Kong Kowloon

The Master of Science (MSc) in International Tourism and Convention Management develops students’ knowledge and management skills by blending strategic perspectives with effective implementations in the tourism and convention sectors. We endeavour to develop in students industry practice, management skills and research competencies through the interdisciplinary subject exposure, problem identification, decision making theory and management application. [+]

Masters in Tourism and Hospitality. The MSc in International Tourism and Convention Management develops students’ knowledge and management skills by blending strategic perspectives with effective implementations in the tourism and convention sectors. We endeavour to develop in students industry practice, management skills and research competencies through the interdisciplinary subject exposure, problem identification, decision making theory and management application. [-]

Master of Tourism Management

Victoria University of Wellington, Business School
Campus Full time 5 semesters March 2018 New Zealand Wellington

Tourism plays a major role in the economies of many countries, including New Zealand. Study for your Master's degree in one of the world's leading tourist destinations. [+]

Industry-relevant learning

Tourism plays a major role in the economies of many countries, including New Zealand. Study for your Master's degree in one of the world's leading tourist destinations.

You'll increase your understanding of the complex issues surrounding tourism while developing your tourism management skills and expertise. Improve your research and analytical abilities and hone your communication and presentation skills.

You'll graduate prepared for a challenging role in today’s competitive and ever-changing travel environment, anywhere in the world. You'll be studying with Victoria's School of Management — a leading management school in New Zealand with an international reputation for high-quality scholarship and strong links with industry leaders in both the public and private sectors, locally and overseas.... [-]


Master of Management (MAM) in Sustainable Tourism

Sustainability Management School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years Switzerland Gland

The aim of the Master in Management with a track in Sustainable Tourism and Protected Areas or Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality is to offer a predominantly professionally-oriented education for anyone aspiring to obtain a senior management position or an international business career in the tourism sector or become a specialist in protected areas management. [+]

Masters in Tourism and Hospitality. The aim of the full time (one year) or part-time (two years) Master in Management with a track in Sustainable Tourism and Protected Areas or Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality is to offer a predominantly professionally-oriented education for anyone aspiring to obtain a senior management position or an international business career in the tourism sector or become a specialist in protected areas management. This Master Program is designed to improve managerial and entrepreneurial skills through tackling sustainability challenges while leading tourist facilities and managing protected areas. Program Organization: Length: 3 terms (full-time program) or 6 terms (part-time program). Content: 9 core modules, 5 major courses including a project in collaboration with our local and international partners and a final capstone course. Small classes. Upon request, individual lectures. Starting Dates: January, April and September. Requirements for the Master’s Programs: Official certified transcripts and diplomas of Bachelor or Master Studies, with certified translation if not originally in English. TOEFL (minimum score of 550 PBT or 80 IBT), or IELTS (minimum score of 5.5), or other Standardized English Placement Exams. Motivation Letter indicating why you want to study in Switzerland at Sustainability Management School. Copy of Passport or ID. Graduate Program Costs Non-refundable application fee - 200 CHF for EU/500 CHF for Non-European. 1-year program costs: 35,950 CHF (OPTIONAL second year with internship, an additional 7,600 CHF) Expenses & Materials - 450 CHF SUMAS does not currently offer any scholarship programs or grants. Career Opportunities This program will prepare... [-]

Master Degree in Innovative Hospitality Management

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands Maastricht

The one-year Master programme in Innovative Hospitality Management (60ECTS) is the result of an international collaboration between the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (Spain) affiliated of the ESADE Foundation and Hotel Management School Maastricht. (The Netherlands). The programme is held in association with the Oxford School of Hospitality Management (UK) and is directed at graduates with a particular interest in the creative and multicultural aspects of the hospitality industry. [+]

Master in hospitality: innovation and management

The Master programme in Innovative Hospitality Management is the result of an international collaboration between TSI-Tourism Sant Ignasi affiliated to the ESADE Foundation and a member of Ramon Llull University (Barcelona, Spain) and the Hotel Management School Maastricht (HMSM) of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences (Maastricht, the Netherlands). This one-year master in hospitality programme, held in association with the Oxford Brookes University Business School (Oxford, UK), is directed at graduates with a particular interest in the creative and multicultural aspects of the hospitality industry.

The hospitality industry is the second largest industry in the world. With an annual growth forecast of 5 percent for this decade, the Travel and Tourism sector is one of the world's largest and fastest growing industries. Its importance should not be underestimated. For example, it represents more than 50% of direct investments to developing countries. Emerging markets in general, and China in particular, are mainly responsible for the growth of the travel and tourism industry. Tourism has also become one of the main sources of international contact and cultural exchange.... [-]


Master in International Hospitality and Service Management

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 14 - 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Leeuwarden + 1 more

The Master’s programme in International Hospitality and Service Management enables students to prepare for a career in the hospitality industry. The course has been rated the best Master in Hospitality in The Netherlands according to 2016 Keuzegids information guide. The course also provides students with the option to gain practical work experience in Stenden’s own 4-star hotel. [+]

The Master’s programme in International Hospitality and Service Management enables students to prepare for a career in the hospitality industry. The course has been rated the best Master in Hospitality in The Netherlands according to 2016 Keuzegids information guide. The course also provides students with the option to gain practical work experience in Stenden’s own 4-star hotel. 

NHL Stenden offers students the chance to complete a single or dual degree. Students who complete the single degree will get a Dutch Master of Arts (MA) whereas students who complete a dual degree will receive a Dutch Master of Arts (MA) as well as a British Master of Science (MSc). The British Master of Science is issued by NHL Stenden’s partner university, the University of Derby in the UK.... [-]


Master Programme in Economics of Tourism and Events

Dalarna University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 Sweden Borlänge

The specific objective of the programme is for students to acquire the tools for economic analysis and apply them to public and private policy-making related to tourism and events. [+]

Economics is about choice and the impact of our choices on one another. The subject Economics relates to every aspect of our lives – from the decisions we make as individuals and families to the structures created by governments and firms. The specific objective of the programme is for students to acquire the tools for economic analysis and apply them to public and private policy-making related to tourism and events. Our students develop advanced skills in terms of solid knowledge in economic theory, in particular microeconomic theory and quantitative methods, for understanding and analysing economic problems especially related to the tourism and event industry. Why should you take this programme? Strong international focus to the programme Excellent networking opportunities with current students and alumni from around the world Employment opportunities upon graduation exist in multinational companies, the public sector and NGOs Flexibility to choose your own thesis topic within the field or write your thesis using the ongoing research at the University. Who should study Economics? Students with degree studies in Economics and other related fields who wish to further their understanding of how economic policy affects tourism business and society are strongly encouraged to apply. As the programme requires thesis work, it is ideal for students who are looking to pursue research or who want to demonstrate to future employers their ability to understand and integrate economic theory and methods into real-life situations. ECONOMICS OF TOURISM: WHAT WILL YOU STUDY? The programme is a one-year Master’s in Economics of... [-]

Master of International Hotel Management

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 Australia Sydney

When considering postgraduate study it’s important to take into account the reputation of the institution. It will indicate to an employer the quality of education the student has received. The Blue Mountains, Master of International Hotel Management course was designed in response to demand from corporate organisations. This is to meet the need for professionals with higher-level qualifications, and from competitive individuals wishing to accelerate their career progression. [+]

Masters in Tourism and Hospitality. Master of International Hotel Management When considering postgraduate study it’s important to take into account the reputation of the institution. It will indicate to an employer the quality of education the student has received. The Blue Mountains, Master of International Hotel Management course was designed in response to demand from corporate organisations. This is to meet the need for professionals with higher-level qualifications, and from competitive individuals wishing to accelerate their career progression. How our postgraduate course works This course enables undergraduates or those wishing to develop their career path, the opportunity to enhance their hospitality knowledge and capabilities with a higher qualification, which can accelerate career progression. It is conducted at the Sydney campus with some practical components undertaken at the Leura campus over blocks of 3/4 days. This is a unique Master Degree providing the added benefit of an industry placement as an integrated part of the curriculum. Course Units Summary The list below details each of the units within the International Hotel Management Master degree throughout the 2 years of study. You can view a summary of a unit by clicking on the link or the play symbol. Every effort is taken to ensure accuracy of information units and lecturers do sometimes change. Current Students should always refer to the “Student and Staff Information System” (SSIS) for up to date information on lecturers, learning outcomes and assessment items. Year 1 Year 2 MHC601 Accounting and Finance for Managers MHC609 Industry Placement MHC602... [-]

Masters In Revenue Management, Marketing And Tourism Communication

CESAE Business & Tourism School
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1500 hours March 2018 Spain Madrid + 1 more

The Master in Revenue Management, Marketing and Tourism Communication (MRCT) is an innovative training program with more than ten years of evolution and refinement very focused on practical perspective so that students master all areas a revenue manager must control to optimize management. [+]

Revenue Master in Management, Marketing and Tourism Communication The Revenue Master in Management, Marketing and Tourism Communication (MRCT) is an innovative training program with more than ten years of evolution and refinement very focused on student practical perspective to dominate all areas a revenue manager must control to optimize management. The experience of large revenue professionals complete our Master in Revenue Management MRCT design began after a thorough analysis of training programs in Revenue Management offered by some of the best international universities in tourism education. This is coupled with the extensive professional experience of our teachers and collaboration revenue managers of large national and international prestige. Meet our teachers and companies that collaborate with us. As a result, the program MRCT adapts to the needs and changing market demand within the responsibility of the Revenue Manager and the hotel industry. In the last decade have gone through CESAE Business & Tourism School more than 7,500 students. Revenue management studies in CESAE with the most innovative technological tools This program is aimed at students from a practical perspective, where you can use all the technological tools used in day to day, plus the collaboration of the leading suppliers in the sector activity Revenue Manager: Availpro, Bookassist, Ota Insight, STR Global, Ormos, BeonPrice, Rate Tiger and HostSTATS. And a set of techniques and essential strategies for hotel management. Hotel companies need revenue managers able to capitalize hotels. Become one of them The MRCT is the program that any student who wants... [-]

Master in Tourism Planning and Management (MTPM)

The Open University Of Tanzania
Online & Campus Combined Part time 16 months February 2018 Tanzania Dar Es Salaam

The Masters in Tourism Planning and Management (MTPM)’s main objectives are threefold; firstly is to prepare future professionals to strategically manage and make sustainable and effective decisions in placements of high responsibility in tourism institutions; secondly is to provide future professionals with an integrated knowledge of the dynamics of tourism development, the principles of sustainable management, environmental issues, the role of cultural diversity and creativity for innovation and the governance of tourism networks the quality management of customer services; and thirdly is to train future researchers in the field of tourism management. [+]

Masters in Tourism and Hospitality. The Masters in Tourism Planning and Management (MTPM)’s main objectives are threefold; firstly is to prepare future professionals to strategically manage and make sustainable and effective decisions in placements of high responsibility in tourism institutions; secondly is to provide future professionals with an integrated knowledge of the dynamics of tourism development, the principles of sustainable management, environmental issues, the role of cultural diversity and creativity for innovation and the governance of tourism networks the quality management of customer services; and thirdly is to train future researchers in the field of tourism management. More importantly, the course aims to train students to view tourist activity from a global perspective, to meet the demands of an international environment and its effect on public organizations, private companies and research activity, within the parameter of sustainability. After successfully concluding the programme, students will: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding within the main field, including both an overview of the area and advanced knowledge in central terms and relationships within tourism, also including a deeper insight into current research and development fields, Demonstrate deeper methodological and scientific knowledge of Tourism Studies, Have the ability through their own work to develop the integration of knowledge to deal with complex problems and to formulate judgments based on scientific approaches, Communicate findings and the underlying knowledge to tourism specialists and professionals as well as less technical audiences - nationally and internationally. Have developed the ability to study independently to participate in advanced scientific research and... [-]

Master in Hospitality Management

University of South Florida Sarasota–Manatee
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Sarasota

The Master of Science in Hospitality Management graduate program takes your passion for the tourism industry and gives you the hands-on experience to become a leader at a top hotel, restaurant, resort or hospitality organization in Florida (and beyond!). [+]

Master in Hospitality Management "True hospitality consists of giving the best of yourself to your guests." - Eleanor Roosevelt Program Overview How do you earn a management position in Florida’s number-one industry? The Master of Science in Hospitality Management graduate program takes your passion for the tourism industry and gives you the hands-on experience to become a leader at a top hotel, restaurant, resort or hospitality organization in Florida (and beyond!). Students in our hospitality management program focus on strategic decision making in the development of hospitality models in the areas of organizational effectiveness, finance, marketing and technology of hospitality ventures, including the growing role of the internet to improve and expand customer service. Our graduate program gives students the advantage needed to advance their careers in highly-competitive leadership roles in corporate hospitality offices. Is the Hospitality Management Program Right For You? Do you want to play a vital role in addressing the changes and challenges in the hospitality industry in the Sarasota-Bradenton area, around Florida, throughout the U.S. and the world? Would you like to hone your strategic and conceptual skills, technological abilities and become an even more effective communicator? If so, the M.S. in Hospitality Management degree offers you a variety of learning experiences through case studies, experiential learning, research projects and public, private and institutional partnerships to help you reach your career goals. Future Careers A degree in hospitality management takes you into a leadership position in the top hotels and restaurants in the hospitality industry. Some... [-]

Master in Global Hospitality Business

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne – University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Lausanne

A first-of-its-kind, industry-centric program Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, the Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University are joining [+]

Masters in Tourism and Hospitality. A first-of-its-kind, industry-centric program Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, the Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University are joining forces to offer an exceptional Master's program in Global Hospitality Management. It aims to shape international hospitality managers with a global awareness derived from first-hand local business knowledge. The 3-semester experience will enable high potential students to become industry leaders who can “think globally and act locally”. Study, live and work in 3 continents The program consists of 3 semesters of advanced-level classes on 3 campuses in addition to projects and professional seminars, punctuated with business and cultural immersion weeks. The program at a glance: 1 Master's degree 3 world-leaders in hospitality education 3 business environments 3 professional certifications 3 alumni networks ... [-]

International Master in Tourism & Hospitality Management

EADA Business School Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Spain Barcelona

The International Master in Tourism & Hospitality Management aims to boost your professional opportunities in the hospitality industry, whether you aim to take your first steps in the profession or to accelerate your career progression. Graduates find work in the top companies in the sector across all areas, including hotels, consulting, food and beverage, travel distribution and the M.I.C.E. industry. The programme is designed to ensure that you will be able to apply your new skills in the workplace quickly after graduation and advance rapidly in your chosen area. [+]

No. 1 in Spain and 6th in thw world Latest Professional Practice- Attend events in the international trade fair hub of Barcelona to learn about innovation, sustainability and productivity in hospitality- Study a term at the top-ranked Conrad N. Hilton College in Houston- Classes taught by expert visiting professors from all over the world Corporate Connections- Faculty with extensive professional experience- Hospitality Training Practicum to explore and experience real-world challenges- Company visits with top companies in the hospitality hub of Barcelona- On and off-campus recruiting events and corporate presentations International Exposure- International business trip with practical transversal tutorials in a resort- Faculty from all over the world- +50 nationalities in our student body- Exchange programme with +30 top-ranked partner schools ... [-]

Master Tourism and Leisure Management

IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Austria Krems

The Master programme Tourism and Leisure Management lasts four semesters and is offered in a full-time version. It includes three theory-based and one applied research and training semester. [+]

Master in Tourism and Leisure Management

Language of instruction: English

Every September we welcome a new intake of students for our Master programme, which is taught exclusively in English.

Qualification profiles and key competences

To be successful in management functions of the tourism and leisure industry, competences along the entire value chain are particularly important.

These competences include:

Designing products, processes and services to create value Managing organisations and projectsDeveloping integrated marketing and communication strategies Developing effective sales designs Fact-based decision making and a sound understanding of the tourism systems. ... [-]