Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Barcelona - Spain

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January, April, October,

12 Months

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Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management

In collaboration with: Master in Tourism Management in Barcelona with Euroaula (University of Girona)


Tourism is by far the largest economic contributor to the hospitality industry, and among the biggest industries in the world. Tourism and hospitality is one of the fastest growing sectors in many emerging and developing markets. Globalization and new technologies have created new touristic opportunities for consumers, but also caused global competition among providers and tourist destinations. Master in Tourism Management in Barcelona offers advanced insights into the tourist industry and provides students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and interests within the field of tourism in one of the most exiting touristic destinations in Spain and in Europe – Barcelona!

The substantial part of the program focuses on developing employability and career skills. The students of Master in Tourism Management and Hospitality Management benefit from the large variety of internship opportunities in tourism and hospitality industry in Barcelona. Ever since Barcelona hosted the Olympic Games in 1992, the city has experienced a steady growth in tourist numbers. Today, Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in Europe and in the world. Barcelona offers fantastic hotel infrastructure, highly developed tourism services and a ton of programs and events to promote the city as a tourist destination.

Master in Tourism Management and Hospitality Management applies broad perspectives on tourism by combing various approaches to global tourism companies, sustainable tourism, marketing of destinations, and emerging issues in international tourism.

General Information


Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management awarded by Global Business School Barcelona

 Class Language English
 Duration One academic year. Depending on the starting quarter it may take from 9 to 12 months.
 Application Deadline Applications are accepted all year round. Students can start studying for their Master in Tourism Management in October, January and April. Students who are not the citizens of European Union are encouraged to apply earlier in order to allow time for student visa processing.
 Class Schedule  From 7 pm to 9 pm, 2-3 days per week depending on the quarter.
 Tuition Fees € 6 450 per academic year (More information on Tuition Fees).

Master in Tourism Management and Hospitality Management Program Design

The Master in Tourism Management and Hospitality Management degree program from Global Business School in Barcelona consists of 60 ECTS. A Master student must complete three quarters of full-time studies. During each quarter a student is required to complete 20-25 academic credits.

  • Core Competencies of Global Managers: As the global competition intensifies, managers will be more and more jugged upon their ability to identify, cultivate and exploit distinctive competencies that may possible the growth of the firm. The participants of Master in Tourism Management and Hospitality Management have an opportunity to acquire hard and soft skills needed for successful development of their careers as global managers in tourism industry.
  • Core Courses in Tourism and Hospitality Management: Considering a global perspective of studies at Global Business School Barcelona, Master in Tourism Management and Hospitality Management incorporates a strong focus on international tourism management and global issues surrounding it. Thus, in the center of the program are such aspects as sustainable tourism development or emerging issues in international tourism. As a result, students acquire an understanding of the overall state of tourism and hospitality industry in the world and can critically look for sustainable long-term solutions while managing tourism-related operations.
  • Career Development: Global Business School Barcelona emphasizes a focus on employability. Career development is an essential part of all our degree programs. Master in Tourism Management and Hospitality Management features career-related communication workshops which will help students with their job search, career orientation, interview and CV preparation as well as improvement of their communication skills. People Management and Leadership module will enhance their capability of working in multicultural teams and will provide students with essential human resources management skills.
  • Research Project: Written research projects are an integral part of Master in Tourism Management and Hospitality Management. The research project is a core element of the program of study. In particular it provides the students with the opportunity to conduct their own original research. Typically 15,000 to 20,000 words in length, the research project (dissertation) represents a significant body of work which can allow students to concentrate on specific area of interest.

The Structure of Master in Tourism Management and Hospitality Management

Core Competencies of Global Managers  Core Courses in Tourism and Hospitality Management  Career Development 
Global Marketing International Tourism and Hospitality Management Career-related Communication Workshops
The Ethical Dimension of Sustainable Business Sustainable Tourism Development People Management – Leadership
Management and International Negotiations Marketing of Destinations and Experiential Marketing
Financial Strategies for Business Development Emerging Issues in International Tourism
Understanding International Macroeconomy Operations and Touristic Facilities Management

To be qualified for admission to the Master in International Business Management Degree Program, you must:

  1. Have earned a Bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher
  2. Provide a proof of English language proficiency
  3. Complete all required forms for admission and submit all required documents

English Language requirements :

  • English as a native language
  • Personal interview – Speak with our Admissions Department and get your English proficiency approved
  • 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. The student must have studied at least one year in classes taught in English. Taking classes to study the English language is not sufficient




GLD Education’s membership services

Before Traveling:

  • Assessment Center: We will analyze your profile to make sure we can match you to the right opportunity.
  • Two Account Managers: You will be assigned two account managers, one from our study abroad experts team and the other one is from our Global Leaders Membership team in the hosting country. Both account managers will be responsible to manage your application and make sure everything is in place.
  • Access our exclusive discounts: During the application process, you will need to work on translating several documents, passing a language test (IELTS or TOEFL) or even preparing for the language of instruction by taking an intensive course. Through our membership you will receive exclusive discounts to all our services, thanks to our partners.

Once you get accepted

  • Journey Preparation Your international account manager will be there to help you understand more about the country’s culture, its educational system, its living expenses and conditions and make sure that everything will go smoothly with the visa processes.

Scholarship hunting

  • Our account manager will be helping you to get any funding opportunity, we offer support in different dimensions to make sure we can offer you a financial support through:
  • Guidance to obtain a scholarship from the university.
  • Access to crowd funding platforms.
  • Access to our fund networks, which include different corporate funds.

Finding accommodation and booking your flight

  • With our local and global partners, we will get you punch of discounts for your accommodation and services you will use, we know how to help you travel with the minimum cost.

Arriving at your new adventure destination

  • We know how hard it could be for the day of arriving but don’t worry as your Global Leaders Membership team member will be waiting for you at the airport.
  • Your GLMer will provide support to help you settle in perfectly in your new journey and get access to student networks.
  • Now, you have the chance to join our ambassador (GLM) program and get paid while living this life-changing experience.

About to finish your degree

  • In GLD Education we are working with a bunch of big companies and organizations across the world, once you finish your experience, we will help you find the next step in your development.

We believe in the power of international education, so we strive to make it accessible for more young people across the world, joining our network means you are a step closer to achieving this dream.



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Global Business School Barcelona

Global Business School Barcelona is a fully accredited private management university in Barcelona, Spain that teaches business in English and is dedicated to preparing students for the careers of the global economy.

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