Leisure & Tourism Management 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.

Course structure

The MBA in Leisure & Tourism program lasts one year, divided into three terms. Students complete five to six course modules per term which are combined with seminars, company visits, guest speaker sessions and case studies among others. In order to graduate, students must complete a management research methods module and a dissertation. This program is also available as a two-year, six-term, part-time degree.

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

The MBA with a major in leisure & tourism management provides students with essential business knowledge for working in the leisure and tourism sector. Graduates of this MBA program may be interested in working in the following areas.

  • Hotel Industry
  • Travel Services
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Government: Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism

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

(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)

Nicholas Boehnlein

"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."


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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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