Become an in-demand Hospitality Professional by studying the Best Master in Hospitality Management at ESEI.
Do you want to make a difference to people’s holiday experience? There’s no better place to be than the tourism industry. The Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management has been created for ultimate hospitality professionals, who want to learn the business inside and out.
With our programme, you’ll develop your knowledge of the challenges faced by the tourism industry and learn what emerging trends are likely to offer exciting opportunities for businesses in this sector. You’ll find out about the latest developments in marketing and branding within this dynamic field, and you’ll gain a thorough understanding of key human resource management principles. And that’s just the beginning! The core modules will equip you with an advanced knowledge of the interdisciplinary relationships between tourism, hospitality and management.
Our Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management uses a project-based learning and assessment approach to help you learn the skills necessary for success today. You will work in groups to develop projects that require creativity and the ability to work together with other individuals – just like in the workplace. You will learn to work as a team, negotiate and communicate with other students in your project group.
Your performance in the programme will be based on your effectiveness in engaging fellow students, and faculty and applying hospitality management skills acquired in the course to solve real-life business challenges.
Learn from the best business minds in the world. Our faculty consists of experienced tourism and hospitality management industry experts with real insight and a wealth of knowledge to pass on to you. We are dedicated to delivering innovative, relevant, and timely programmes that put you ahead of the game.
Choosing the Best Master in Hospitality Management is your best chance to be at the heart of the global hospitality industry. By choosing our Tourism and Hospitality Management programme, you’ll earn a degree that is validated by the international hospitality and tourism sector‘s leading organisations and be on the fast track to career success.
Our Master in Tourism Hospitality Management equips you with the latest ideas, technologies and methodologies in tourism and hospitality management, delivered by global tourism and hospitality management industry experts. You’ll benefit from a lively learning environment that promotes not only a multicultural perspective but also individual development.
At ESEI, you will increase your career potential and personal brand by demonstrating:
Received from ESEI International Business School, and Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM), a Spanish top-ranking state-accredited University.
By being immersed in ESEI’s multicultural community of students and faculty. Over 92 countries have been represented at ESEI since its founding in 1989!
Received through ESEI’s commitment to project-based learning assessment approach assessed by international faculty with top hospitality management experience.
Developed through networking opportunities with top business executives you will meet during your Master programme.
Our Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management delivered by ESEI International Business School in Barcelona offers an excellent opportunity for you to obtain a Dual Degree (two separate degrees) from ESEI International Business School and Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM), a Spanish top-ranking state-accredited University.
Are you looking to fast-track your career with executive hospitality management roles – but are uncertain how to get started?
Our International MBA in Tourism and Hospitality Management is designed to take your existing experience and fast track it into a higher-level management role. By upgrading your Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management to an International MBA in Tourism and Hospitality Management, your professional profile will become more attractive to employers in the industry looking to hire executives in key management positions.
An International MBA puts you at an advantage over the competition. After just one year of learning from the top business professionals at ESEI, you’ll have a proven edge on CVs worldwide. Find out more about the International MBA here.
Are you looking to obtain a management-level role at your current place of employment, or find a great new career opening in the tourism and hospitality industry? With our Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management, you can gain valuable credentials that will help you achieve your professional objectives.
There are many career opportunities available to graduates who complete a Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management including Front-desk, House-keeping, Events, Food and Beverage to name a few. Director positions and other management roles are also commonplace amongst hospitality graduates. By capitalising on your skill sets, you can also develop careers in online marketing, public relations and conference management amongst others.
Our Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management can boost your chances of success as a professional.
Answer all of your questions
Our Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management program is a one-year program, which is run over two academic semesters: fall semester (October to February) and spring semester (February to June). You can choose to start the program either in the Fall or Spring.
Our Master is run on weekdays in the evenings from 6pm to 9pm. You will have classes 2-3 times per week, which allows you to work and study at the same time.
Additionally, if you are a non-EU student who requires a student visa to study in Spain, our Tourism and Hospitality Management program meets the student visa requirements of full time study in Spain
We recommend that you attend all classes, but we understand that sometimes it can be impossible. Therefore, our Tourism and Hospitality Management program attendance policy allows you to miss 2 out of 6 classes per module without justification. The only reason an absence would be justified is if you are unwell and can provide an official medical note. Remember that any absence will hinder your learning and thus likely jeopardise your results.
Each module within our Tourism and Hospitality Management program has 4 assessment components: a group submission (40%), an individual submission (20%) and a formal oral presentation (20%) for your module project, as well as a participation grade (20%) based on your participation during classes.
Yes! Within your classes, you will have guest speakers in your discipline, and some of your course projects will happen in collaboration with a real business. Additionally ESEI runs guest speaker sessions throughout the year, some of which will focus specifically on Tourism and Hospitality Management, and all of which will provide relevant insights for you. Furthemore, you will have visits open throughout the year to different local companies giving you insight into the Barcelona business landscape.
If you are looking for an internship in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Barcelona is the perfect city to find one. There are many opportunities in various sectors, so you can find something that’s a perfect match for you! ESEI will post new internship offers on its digital platform regularly, but you should also attend some of the many networking events the city has to offer. It’s all about making connections and creating opportunities!
We offer assistance with finding internships with our dedicated Career Services team, who are in direct contact with companies and HR agencies and provide up-to-date internship opportunities. Find out more about our Career Services here.
Our Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management is accredited by Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM). UCAM is a state-accredited and top-ranking Spanish university that validates and jointly awards the Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management degree. We have partnered with UCAM because we believe that it is important for an international master in tourism to be validated by an institution with high academic standards and with a proven track record of delivering high-quality education.
Upon successful completion of the programme, you will obtain two degrees: a private Masters degree from ESEI International Business School, and a título propio universitario from Universidad Católica de Murcia (university qualification awarded directly by UCAM). The title of both degrees will state Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management.
You'll be presented with your Tourism and Hospitality Management ESEI diploma at our graduation ceremony, which typically takes place in July. If you need proof of your degree completion for work or other reasons, we can provide a signed letter to use as proof until you receive your actual diploma. If you are eligible for the UCAM degree, it will arrive up to 12 months after completing the program requirements.
You can email us at [email protected] if you have any specific questions about your diploma or degree.
You can apply to ESEI at any time during the year. However, because we have limited places in our Tourism and Hospitality Management program, we do recommend that you start your application sooner rather than later to guarantee your spot.
Non-EU students that need a student visa to study in Spain should start their application at least 8 months in advance to make sure you get your visa in time for the start of classes.
We have a unique opportunity for students who are in their final year of their Bachelor degree or are waiting for their final Bachelor degree diploma and transcripts. In this case, you can apply for a conditional acceptance, which means that we can accept you into our Tourism and Hospitality Management program before you complete your Bachelor degree, however, you will need to provide us with your final academic records and diploma before the start of the Master program.
If your Bachelor degree has a duration of less than 4 years, you can still apply for our Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management program. In this case, you will need to send in your full academic records and Bachelor degree diploma to us to fully review your previous studies.
First of all, we want you to know that we want you here, too. It doesn't matter where you're starting from—if your level of English isn't as high as you'd like it to be, or if you don't have an official English proficiency score, we can help you get started with an International Master in Tourism in English. So keep reading!
You can apply to ESEI if you have a good command of English but are lacking an official English proficiency score. If this is the case, after your admission interview, you may be required to take an English test to confirm your level of English.
If you do not have a good command of English—no worries! We'll walk with you through our English Preparation Course before the start of your Masters program. This course normally takes place in August and January each year, so no matter what month you're accepted into ESEI, by the time your program starts, we'll make sure that your language skills are good enough to start the Masters!
Find out more about our English Preparation Course here.
We want people to succeed. And we know that sometimes, the biggest obstacle in your path is banking on a future above your budget. That's why we offer scholarships and a host of other financial aid options to support students who are committed to their personal and professional development. Find out more about Scholarships and Financial Aid here.
At the moment, our Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management programme is available only on-campus in Barcelona
Yes! We welcome transfer students wanting to take part in the Best Master in Tourism. If you're looking to complete your Master's at ESEI, just apply and provide us with your full academic transcripts. We review transfer applications on a case-by-case basis.
If you're looking for a shorter experience, we have a range of short courses with a 7-week duration available to you. You can contact our International Student Advisor about options for exchange students. Find out more about Short Courses here.
We've made every effort to make sure that our curriculum aligns with the skills and knowledge businesses are looking for in international talent who have studied the Best Master in Tourism. And because Barcelona is such an international city, you'll be able to take advantage of the city's status as a hub of industry and business—and all the opportunities that come with it.
For European students who don't need a student visa, you can stay in Spain after graduation and work full-time without any special permit. All you'll need to do is get your Spanish NIE (Foreigner Identity Number) and Social Security Number, and then you'll be good to go!
For non-European students, it's a little more complicated—but not much!
Non-European students who need a student visa to study in Spain can continue to live and work in Spain under an Internship visa which can be extended for up to 2 years after their studies at ESEI. After 3 years of legal stay in Spain, you can then apply for a work permit.
We know that many students coming to Barcelona looking to study tourism abroad are looking for housing options—and we hear you!
Our campus facilities do not include student dorms. However, we do provide a list of student residences close to our campus where you can live as well as student accommodation agencies that help you find your ideal home in Barcelona, with attractive promotional codes specific to our students. Find out more about Housing options here.
We get it—you want to know what it is like to study hospitality management abroad and what life is like as a student at ESEI. You want to know if this program will be a good fit for you. The best way to find out is to talk to current students and alumni. Our current students and alumni are always happy and ready to share their experience with you. You can find students who have recently studied this programme on the alumni section of our linkedin page, as well as on our student community page.
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