The Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management in Barcelona provides students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the tourism and hospitality industry in one of the most vibrant and attractive tourist destinations within Europe – Spain.
The Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management in Barcelona incorporates comprehensive perspectives on tourism by addressing numerous sectors within the industry, from global tourism companies and sustainable tourism to marketing of destinations and emerging concerns in international tourism and hospitality. Students earning their Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management in Barcelona gain the practical knowledge able to step into the industry prepared to tackle the current challenges facing tourism professionals today.
The innovative curriculum prepares students for the real-world in the hospitality industry by incorporating specialized workshops, networking events and case studies into their education. MA in Tourism and Hospitality Management in Barcelona students will be exposed to amazing contacts within the W Hotel, the Mandarin Oriental, and Booking.com, and will have the opportunity to participate in highly acclaimed global events like FITUR, an international tourism trade fair hosted in the capital of Spain.
Master of Arts in Tourism and Hospitality Management
Barcelona or Blended
OCT | JAN | APR | JUL
Afternoons & Evenings
Company Visits to
Leading Companies from
the Tourism Industry
70 Different Countries
Exclusive Access to
Tourism & Hospitality
a Global Scale
at Top Tourism
and Hospitality Companies
RANKINGS, ACCREDITATIONS & PARTNERSHIPS
Recognized as a Leader in Global Education by Newsweek Magazine
Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Awarded as a Four Stars Business School by QS Ranking System
The only higher education institution in Spain accredited by Microsoft as a leader in digital education
MA in Tourism & Hospitality is Accredited by the European Council of Business Education
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
SPECIALIZE IN THE TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY:
Gain customized training and insight into the world of tourism and hospitality management from leaders who have years of experience working within the industry.
DEVELOP SKILLS REQUIRED BY THE DIGITAL ECONOMY:
Learn about the advancements in the digital realm within the operations of tourism and hospitality management. Train to be a professional able to lead teams through the digital transformation happening today.
WORK IN VARIOUS TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY SEGMENTS:
Concentrate on your primary areas of interest and passion; whatever it may be, from working in luxury resort management to developing an online travel application, students will acquire an extensive education focused on the various sectors within the industry.
PREPARE TO TACKLE CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY:
Learn about sustainability and ethical business practices while studying for your Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management in Barcelona and become an advocate for change.
Take advantage of GBSB Global Business School’s wide-ranging resources that support students in procuring their professional ambitions in tourism and hospitality in Barcelona, Spain, or internationally. GBSB Global Business School supports its Master Tourism and Hospitality Management in Barcelona students preparing for their next step in their professional careers by offering specialized training workshops, guest speakers, industry presentations on and off campus, and career services.
Employment At Top Companies
SAMI ABU KISH, Qatar
"I have found the MA in Tourism and Hospitality Management teachers to be very professional and stem from a wide range of professions with tangible, real life experiences. This was the definitive factor in my choice of school as I am interested in learning from professionals in the field in an intellectual format."
GBSB Global Alumnus, Class of 2014
SALAMA ALSHORAFA, Palestine
"Among all the universities in Barcelona that I found, I chose GBSB Global because it offered programs taught in English, and it was full of students and teachers from all different cultures and backgrounds from around the world."
GBSB Global Alumnus, Class of 2016
Understand the Challenges the Tourism & Hospitality Industry Faces in the 21st Century and How to Manage Tourism & Hospitality Businesses
Tourism & Hospitality Management and Event Planning
- International Tourism & Hospitality Management
- Event Management in Tourism
(Learning-by-doing: the students will be required to organize a real conference in tourism & hospitality)
Sustainable Tourism Development
(Meetings with Managers)*
Approach Customers from Around the World by Learning Digital Marketing Tools and Manage New and Existing Projects in Tourism & Hospitality
Project Development & Finance
- Financial Strategies for Business Development
- Entrepreneurial Project Management
Learn How to Design the Most Innovative Services in Tourism & Hospitality and How to Conduct Operations with Success
Destination Management & Tourism Product Conception
(The course is based on visits to tourism & hospitality companies)
Operations and Touristic Facilities Management
(Meetings with Managers)*
Strategic Food & Beverage Management
(Meetings with Managers & Company Visit)*
Become a Leader & a Global Manager
Transversal Competencies of Global Leaders
- Communication, Time Management & Leadership
- Ethics & Responsibility
Capstone Master Project:
A practical group project in which the students perform an organizational analysis or audit, a case study or original research on a specific topic of interest.
* Meetings with managers involve guest speaker lectures on campus as well as practical visits to companies; the number of such meetings may vary.
BA, Hotel & Tourism Management, School of Tourism, Argentina
MBA, Business Management and Marketing, ESERP Business School/Barcelona University, Spain
PhD, Tourism, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK
Director, Castleheart S.L., Spain
UK Market Account Executive, City Service Travel Agency, Argentina
Consultant/Conference Organizer, XXIII Panamerican Congress of Ophtamology, Argentina
WILLEM VAN ROSSEM
Bachelor of Science, Tourism Management, University of New Hampshire, USA
Master, Customer Service & Service Culture, Cornell University, USA
Managing Director, GuestConnection, Spain
Assistant Director of Operations & Quality Assurance, Dolce Hotels & Resorts, Spain
Customer Service Manager, PortAventura Events, Spain
Bachelor Degree, Law, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
MBA, ESADE Business School, Spain
MBA, Exchange Program, UCLA, USA
MA, Digital Marketing & Inbound Marketing, IEBS Business School, Spain
PhD, Civil Law, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Founder & Manager, Victoria’s Cakes, Spain
Marketing & Digital Manager, CLB/Teknon/Ruber Internacional/Inmaculada, Spain
Marketing & Trade Marketing Manager/Business
Development Manager, Omega Pharma, Spain
BA, Architecture & Urbanism, Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena, Dominican Republic
MA, Architecture & Urbanism, Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena, Dominican Republic
Technical Director, Corporacion Hotelera Internacional RD, Dominican Republic
Manager, Marriott Renaissance Barcelona Airport Hotel, Spain
Architect/Senior Project Manager, OB Gestion de Proyectos & Consultoria, Dominican Republic
BBA, SKEMA Business School, France
MSc, Strategic Tourism Management, SKEMA Business School/European School of Management, France
CEO & Founder, ZGOAT, France
Area Manager, Golden Tulip Hospitality Group, France
Sales Manager, Louvre Hotels, France
TO BE QUALIFIED FOR ADMISSION TO MASTER IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT IN BARCELONA, YOU MUST:
Have earned a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or higher;
be in the process of finalizing your Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent),
or demonstrate a high level of relevant professional experience
Proof of Proficiency in the English Language:
- English as a native language;
- TOEFL - Minimum score: 213 (computer based), 79/80 (internet based), or 550 (paper based);
- IELTS - Minimum score: 6.0;
- Cambridge ESOL, Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - Minimum score: C;
- English as the language of instruction during previous studies in the formal educational system;
- Internal English level testing at GBSB Global.
Complete all required forms for admission and submit all required documents
Enrolment Fee (Paid upon Admission)
Annual Administrative Fee
Tuition Fee for the Program (60 ECTS credits)
Tuition Fee per Quarter (20 ECTS credits)
Tuition Fee per Academic Credit (1 ECTS credit)
Minimum Advanced Tuition Payment (Non-EU Students)
Due at the time of program acceptance and a requirement to send visa documents
The remaining Tuition Fees are due the first Friday (Week 1) of the program.
Master´s Program Duration: 3 Quarters = 1 Academic Year
A discount may be applied if the student choses to pay
the full amount at the time of program acceptance.
If payments are not paid by the deadlines, a penalty fee is applied as per Terms and Conditions.
Payments are accepted online or by bank transfers (commission charges may apply).
Program fees do not include accommodation, flights, insurance or program materials.
Students who wish to participate in Global Study Trips may do so by paying additional fees.