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Why should you study Tourism and Hospitality Management at GBSB Global Business School?
Alone, Barcelona and Madrid are fantastic cities, drawing millions of tourists, professionals and students to visit throughout the year. Being a beacon, hosting renown hoteliers, restauranteurs and cruise liners, there is no greater reason to consider one of these two cities as a starting place to launch your career in the hospitality industry. Not to mention, the culture, history and people that shape the character of both cities invites those that visit to stay for a while.
It is this genuine congeniality that leaves a lasting mark in the minds of not only customers, but business owners, organizations and professionals alike. Both cities, Barcelona and Madrid offer an array of exemplary international hotels to world famous chefs and wine producers.
Over the years, GBSB Global has nurtured its extensive network of professionals, organizations and partners in these regions. Taking a global focus, connecting with the great minds that shape the tourism and hospitality industry is one of the great facets that students can relish in at GBSB Global. Not only will students learn from our team of esteemed, international professors and faculty, but they will also have the opportunity to get in touch with members of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Council of Business Education and HOSCO, among many others.
This means a great deal for GBSB Global’s MA in Tourism and Hospitality Management students.
Being an active member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, GBSB Global Business School has exclusive access to a variety of tools and benefits from the UNWTO’S own individual networks and independent work groups to participating in its prototype methodology.
In keeping with a global focus, the European Council for Business Education (ECBE) based in Brussels, Belgium provides educational advice and consulting services stimulating and supporting institutions’ commitment to academic growth and improvement by actively pursuing accreditation. The ECBE increases business students’ career prospects by offering academic institutions with exceptional networking opportunities on an international stage. ECBE’s mission goes hand-in-hand with GBSB Global’s philosophy, designing extensive, innovative programs which help students to advance their knowledge, skills and professional experience, enabling them with the ability to thrive in today’s dynamic and competitive global economy.
GBSB Global’s collaboration with HOSCO exposes students to over 33,000 opportunities currently available and allows them to explore and potentially apply to these jobs and internships while they complete their studies.
Getting a taste of the real world
Engaging in professional visits and practical learning is also a strong denominator that sets GBSB Global Business School and its graduates apart from their competitors in the field. Recently, GBSB Global MA in Tourism and Hospitality Management students were invited to visit Andante Hotel in Barcelona’s city center which is recognized as a Biosphere Hotel. This certification means they’re committed to sustainable practices focused on economic, socio-cultural and environmental balance. Students were able to engage the hotel’s staff with questions pertaining to this intriguing designation in addition to general, daily hotel operations queries.
Melia Barcelona Sky, a modern 4-star hotel offering stylish accommodation not but minutes from Barcelona’s thriving heart was also among recent hotels toured by our MA in Tourism and Hospitality Management students. This visit played a part of a learning process titled "the internal kitchen" where students could inquire with the hotel’s staff about their own experiences working in the service industry.
One of GBSB Global’s capstone visits toured tourism and hospitality students through the Hotel Majestic, an iconic 5-star hotel, ideally located on Passeig de Gracia since 1918. Its timeless elegance and commitment to exceptional service and quality made an impact on students and gave them an opportunity to compare their experiences at other properties. Offering a variety of establishments is important, providing students with the opportunity to see where they may picture themselves fitting in.
As a final project our students organize and execute a tourism conference on campus. Relying on their studies and experiences interacting with current hospitality professionals, students are expected to take the knowledge they acquired and put it into practice. This is no easy task. Our faculty’s curriculum is designed to equip students with the tools and skill to successfully carry out this multifaceted function.
GBSB Global wants students to feel confident in their ability to step out into the real world of tourism and hospitality management and be competent in their ability to take on many different roles. With that said, the travel and hospitality industry offers a wide spectrum of careers for graduates to choose from. GBSB Global’s intent is to prepare students with the knowledge to decide what position they will find passion, purpose and ultimately success in.
Discover for yourself! We invite you to explore GBSB Global’s unparalleled MA in Tourism and Hospitality Management program. Please note that tuition fees for MA in Tourism & Hospitality Management for October 2019 intake will be increased from 6 450 EUR to 9 900 EUR starting from January 1st, 2019 onwards. 6 450 Euro tuition fee will be applied only to students enrolled till the end of December 2018.
Don’t wait, this investment is one you will pride yourself in and thank yourself for when you look back 10 years from now at your rewarding career!