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Leisure & Tourism Management MBA

  • Full or part time
    On campus , Full time & Part time available
  • Course fees
    € 20,850 per year
  • Course Disciplines
  • Course Start
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  • Course Duration
    1 year Full-time / 2 years part-time
  • MBA Program Type
    MBA

Course Description

Tourism is the fastest growing industry in today’s business world and companies continue to require academically qualified managers to afford them an insight into the industry. This major explores the theories, practices and business models that make up the tourism and leisure field. Focusing on the development of executive skills and strategic aptitudes, this program will deliver the key competencies required in the industry while developing your understanding of international and intercultural management needs.

Our MBA programs are offered across our Barcelona , Montreux and Geneva campuses, and it is possible to transfer. Study the way you like!

Course structure

The MBA in Leisure & Tourism program lasts one year, divided into three terms. Each term students complete five courses, including industrial visits and guest speaker sessions. In order to graduate, students must complete a management research methods module and a dissertation subject in addition to the other courses.

Term 1

(18 CH | 23 ECTS)

Management Skills (3 | 4)

Organisational Behaviour (3 | 4)

Managerial Accounting (3 | 4)

Marketing (3 | 4)

Quantitative Business Methods (3 | 4)

Negotiation (seminar) (1 | 1)

Business Law (seminar) (1 | 1)

Personal & Professional Development (1 | 1)

Term 2 (21 CH | 27 ECTS)

Finance (3 | 4)

Human Resources Management (3 | 4)

Global Economics (3 | 4)

Strategic Management (3 | 4)

Management Information Systems (3 | 4)

Business Strategy Simulation (3 | 4)

Job Career Planning (seminar) (1 | 1)

Communication Skills (seminar) (1 | 1)

Personal & Professional Development (1 | 1)

Term 3 (15 CH | 20 ECTS)

International Tourism Management (3 | 4)

Strategic Tourism Marketing (3 | 4)

Environments of Tourism (3 | 4)

Culture & Cross-Cultural Management in Tourism (3 | 4)

E-Business in Tourism (3 | 4)

Graduation Requirements:

EU Research & Dissertation Seminars*

EU Dissertation (14 | 20)

*EU Research & Dissertation Seminars will be taken over 2 terms

Learning Outcomes

In addition to industry-specific modules, the program focuses on development strategies and management styles specifically geared toward creating leaders in the industry who can also apply the same skills to the wider commercial market. Students will:

1. Investigate the impact of tourism planning and development on economic, sociocultural and physical environments.

2. Look at business from the point of view of both the consumer and the service provider.

3. Explore issues that concern host-visitor relationships.

4. Study the major processes within marketing through case studies and class discussion.

Faculty

EU’s high-caliber faculty is made up of full-time academics with doctoral degrees, as well as part-time instructors who are also current members of the international business community. Our faculty members have current or previous experience as entrepreneurs, consultants and business leaders. This merge of the academic and professional worlds supports a unique and exceptional quality of learning, reinforcing EU's pragmatic approach to education.

Careers

Students completing this major pursue careers in:

Hotel chain executives

Tourism bureau directors

Resort managers

Event and conference executives


Visit the Leisure & Tourism Management MBA page on the EU Business School (Barcelona Campus) web site for more details!

(Student Profile)

Nicholas Boehnlein

"And while my bachelor’s degree gave me a basis in business administration, the MBA curriculum introduced me to a higher level of knowledge that has been so useful in my business. EU really prepared me to take the next step in my career."

Nicholas Boehnlein - BA and MBA alumni

(Student Profile)

Tatia Batsikadze

"Studying in EU’s multicultural environment gave me the opportunity to meet new people with different backgrounds, which showed me the beauty of diversity in the world and its endless possibilities."

(Student Profile)

Nathaly Eiche

"Studying at EU definitely helped me on my path. I really enjoyed learning from lecturers who would come from work to teach us or who had their own companies. Thinking back, I really, I mean really learned a lot from them. It wasn’t just theory they taught us but how to use that knowledge in real-life business situations. They taught us not just from books, but from their daily experience. I also enjoyed the internationality of it. I still have so many friends all around the world with whom I connected so deeply during my studies."


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Entry Requirements

Certified copy of bachelor's degree and transcripts and Proof of English level: TOEFL score 89 (internet-based), 233 (computer-based); IELTS 6.5; CAE C1; PTE score 59; English native or equivalent. Applicants must also meet one of the following: A GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; A satisfactory score on the GMAT or GRE; An interview with the academic dean.

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