Advance your career and leadership skills in the booming tourism and hospitality industry

ESEI’s Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management is a practical degree, ideal for people passionate about consumer relations, innovation, strategy and hotel management.

Tourism is a growing and competitive sector with a wealth of international job opportunities. The industry’s recession-proof character, fast-paced innovation, and varied nature is a great fit for ambitious graduates looking for a challenge.

Join the programme to study in Barcelona, a city boasting a thriving tourism industry - with more than 9 million visitors in 2016. You will grow your network and make lifelong connections with your tutors and like-minded classmates. We also offer internship and paid work opportunities in the local hospitality industry, using our wide network of contacts.

Programme Objectives and Structure

ESEI’s Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management programme focuses on the following objectives:

Global Tourism

You will examine the various sectors that make up the tourism industry, analyze their attraction and positioning, as well as the conditions and circumstances which facilitate their success.

Hotel management and operations

You will learn the theory and practical elements of hotel management, from staffing, quality management to revenue control, events management and bar and restaurant administration.

Customer relationships

Understand the customer journey and operate with the bigger picture in mind; you will develop a brand identity that adheres to the basic principles of marketing, engaging and connecting with customers in order to maintain a healthy relationship with them.

Global approach to business

You will examine the Barcelona business tourism model and understand how the public and private sectors interoperate for sustainable industrial development. What’s more, you’ll look at new trends in tourism and visit one of the most innovative players in the industry.

Marketing and brand management

You will learn how to project manage a website, how to deal with developers and understand the functions of a website and how it supports your brand. You will study the theories behind effective destination management, and look at real-world business models and see how they are applied to tourist destinations. You’ll also learn how to manage luxury brand communication, brand protection and the challenges involved in the market.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Business Ethics

You’ll look at how CSR related to your brand identity, and at what goes into successfully communicating your values. You will also examine the philosophy and psychology behind ethical business decision-making.

The Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management is a full-time Master’s programme taught completely in English and takes place over two academic semesters. You will be able to start the programme in February or October each year, and will take the following modules in each semester:

Fall Semester

Spring semester

Management Immersion Module

Management in International Business

Professional Skills Module

Global Tourism

Hotel Management and Operations

Digital Business

Client Relationship Management

Branding and Marketing for Tourism

Professional Communication Skills

Innovation and Tourism

Career Development

Need to Know

  • Start dates - February & October each year
  • 100% English language instruction
  • Classroom-Based Learning
  • Study mode - Full time
  • Duration – 1 academic year
  • Workload - 60 ECTS
  • Class Schedule - Weekdays, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Extra-curricular Spanish classes available

Admission Requirements

At ESEI, we use a holistic approach in our selection, looking at all elements of your application and above all your motivation and passion in pursuing a career in your chosen field. Documents required to start your application include:

  1. Completed online application form
  2. Undergraduate degree and academic transcripts
  3. Statement of Purpose
  4. Proof of English proficiency - TOEFL 85 / IELTS 6.0 / ESEI online test / Proof of having previously studied in English for at least three years.
  5. One Academic / Professional Reference Letter
  6. Updated C.V.
  7. Copy of valid passport / ID card

Course Fees

  • Full-year payment: €8400
  • Semester payment: €8800

Program taught in:
  • English

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