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 specialization explores the theories, practices and business models that make up the tourism and leisure field. Focusing on the development of executive skills, strategic aptitudes and creative thinking, this program will deliver the key competencies required in the industry while developing understanding of international and intercultural management needs.
Candidates with business knowledge are especially attractive hires for international hospitality and tourism organizations. Focusing on the development of executive skills and strategic aptitudes, this MBA program will deliver the key competencies required in the industry while developing your understanding of international and intercultural management needs.
The MBA in Leisure & Tourism (90 ECTS) is a one-year, three-term degree. 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.
TERM 1 (18 CH | 23 ECTS)
Transformational Management & Leadership
Financial Reporting & Analysis
Marketing in a Digital World
Data Analysis for Managers
Crafting Your Future
TERM 2 (21 CH | 27 ECTS)
People & Talent Management
Strategy & Decision Making
Information Systems & Technology
Communication for Success
Legal Issues & Business Ethics
Crafting Your Future
Business Strategy Simulation
TERM 3 (15 CH | 20 ECTS)
International Tourism Management
Strategic Tourism Marketing
Environments of Tourism
Culture & Cross-Cultural Management in Tourism
Digital Business in Tourism
1 certified copy of bachelor's degree and transcripts
Proof of English level: TOEFL score 89 (internet-based), 233 (computer-based); IELTS 6.5; CAE C1 with a minimum score of 176; PTE score 59; English native or equivalent
Candidates who wish to apply for the state-recognized MBA degree from London Metropolitan University must have two years of professional work experience in addition to the requirements listed above. Students with less than two years of work experience may apply for the state-recognized MSc in International Business Management also from London Metropolitan University.
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
* Students not meeting these criteria will have an interview with the admission committee and will be considered on a merit basis. For more information, please contact the admissions department of your chosen campus.
October, January & March
Total per year
OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION €3,950
Total (two qualifications): €24,800
While completing your MBA program, you will have the opportunity to earn a second distinct qualification, a U.K. state-recognized degree from London Metropolitan University (London Met). You may choose to study an MSc in International Business Management or an MBA on our Barcelona/Geneva/Montreux/online campus.
In order to obtain the state-recognized MBA, you must complete an extra management learning and research module, a business research report and a business competency simulation course. To earn the MSc in International Business Management, you must complete an extra business consultancy project module and a business competency simulation course. These courses are in addition to the MBA coursework.
The London Met MSc in International Business Management program is designed for aspiring professionals with less than two years of work experience, while the London Met MBA is for working professionals and those who have previously held managerial roles.
Both qualifications can be earned in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.