MBA in Hotel Management

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An MBA In Hotel Management has become one of the most attractive management degrees in the recent 20 years or so. Combining management expertise with the knowledge of the hotel management, tourism and hospitality industry, the course trains individuals to handle executive-level decisions. From running a hotel to scaling up a catering business, you can find a range of job opportunities after MBA in Hotel Management.


Why MBA In Hotel Management?

An MBA in Hotel Management is typically offered as a two-year specialised management program around the world. However, there are numerous options of one year, distance and Executive degrees. If you are thinking about pursuing the degree, here are a few points that will come in handy.


·       The benefit of Industry Growth: The tourism, travel and hotel management industry has seen unprecedented growth in the last two-three decades. This has spelt positivity in the business and a variety of options for young professionals to consider. Further, there ample opportunities to progress and be promoted further quickly.


·       Personality Development: The hotel management sector is largely a client-facing job. Therefore, the course stresses on grooming your personality traits like communication, leadership, delegation, negotiation, teamwork, IT and networking skills, amongst others.


·       An array of Opportunities for Industry Exposure: As the course is quite practical, you can gain much-needed experience during the course itself. You can pursue internships/projects, research studies/ part-time jobs, etc. This not only helps in knowing about the job but also in networking and communication.


Eligibility For MBA In Hotel Management

There are a few eligibility conditions that candidates need to follow to be eligible to apply for an MBA In Hotel Management abroad. These can change depending on the university, location, course structure and course objectives.


·       An equivalent qualifying degree in any discipline, for instance, a ‘bachelor’s in commerce’.

·       Minimum marks/percentage/grade marks in aggregate.

·       A common condition of eligibility for MBA In Hotel Management is to have 2-4 years of relevant industry exposure. This may change as per the university guidelines.

·       GRE/GMAT test scores, if required. For an MBA program, GMAT is highly recommended although a GRE is also widely accepted.

·       Indian applicants are required to submit IELTS or TOEFL or PTE exam score as evidence of their English speaking proficiency. A 7 band score is usually enough to get you through.


MBA in Hotel Management Abroad: Application & Admission

After you have fulfilled the eligibility requirements, the next step is to apply for admission. The primary admissions cycle typically begins in September/October and ends in February/March of the next year. There may be additional admission windows as well.


·       Fulfil the minimum eligibility requirements as mentioned above.

·       Submit GMAT/GRE and English Proficiency IELTS/TOEFL/PTE Test Scores [as required]

·       Submit the Application Set [Passport, Statement of Purpose, Two/Three letters of Recommendation, Transcripts Experience Letter (if required), Financial Support Statement/Funding Essay (if applying for funding), etc.]

·       Payment of Application Fee.

·       Personal Interview/Group Discussion/Writing Task [if required]

·       Within the 2-3 months of applying, usually, your results will be declared. Your application will be confirmed, waitlisted or rejected.

·       Deposit the requisite Tuition Fees within the deadline

·       Submit Student Visa Application [may vary as per Embassy regulations]


MBA In Hotel Management Syllabus

During the course, you will get to know the hotel management industry, its major departments and work culture along with a focus on management fundamentals, business communication and leadership. You will also develop your personality skills. The syllabus changes from university to university.


1st Semester

2nd Semester

3rd Semester

4th Semester

Management Principles

Principles of Tourism and Hotel Management

Entrepreneurship Development

Hospitality Marketing & Sales

Business Communication

Food & Beverage Management

Fundamentals of Tourism & Tourism Products

Customer Relationship and Service Management

Human Resources Management

Managerial Communication

Facilities Design & Management

Strategic Management

Accommodation Management

Travel Management

Food safety and Nutrition

Final Research Project

Food Science, Nutrition & Dietetics Management

Workshop on Executive Management

Hospitality Law

IT for Tourism and Hotel

Electives/Projects/ Foreign Languages/ Internships

Electives/Projects/ Foreign Languages/ Internships

Electives/Projects/ Foreign Languages/ Internships

Electives/Projects/ Foreign Languages/ Internships


Top MBA In Hotel Management Colleges

Here are a few degree programs that will help you in making your decision. As you can see there are a lot of choices in terms of MBA or MS, locations, course combinations you can choose from.


S. No.

Degree Program




MS in Hotel Administration

Cornell University



Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management [Major-Hotel Management]

The University of Queensland



Dual MBA/MS in Hotel Administration

University of Nevada



MBA-Leisure and Tourism Management

EU Business School



MSc Strategic Hotel Management

University of Surrey



MBA in Hospitality Management

University of Sunderland



MBA Tourism

University of Cumbria



Master of Business in Global Hotel Leadership

Southern Cross University



MSc International Tourism Management & Marketing

University of Nottingham



MSc International Tourism Management

Swansea University



Job Opportunities After MBA In Hotel Management

One of the foremost considerations of interested students is whether there are suitable job opportunities after MBA In Hotel Management and what is the average graduate MBA In Hotel Management Salary. While in India, you can anywhere between INR 5-18 lakhs per annum, it increases further with a degree from abroad and your profile. Nearly 90% of graduates find a job after the course or get engaged in a further degree.


·       Hotel Management Consultant

·       Hotel Manager

·       Restaurant Manager

·       Assistant Sales Manager

·       Catering Manager

·       Human Resources Manager

·       Duty Manager

·       Food and Beverages Manager

·       Marketing Manager

·       Customer Service Officer

·       Research Associate

·       Professors


Common employers include airlines, restaurants, catering companies, hotels, travel agencies, universities, event management companies, hospitals bars, conference centres, local authorities, etc.



An MBA in Hotel Management is primarily a practical course in which your skills and aptitude will be thoroughly and rigorously tested. But after two years of training, you will emerge as a qualified industry professional. If the hospitality industry interests you, then go for it.

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