Executive MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management


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Program Description

Delivered in conjunction with our collaborative partner, the University of Gibraltar.

Key Facts

Awarding University
University of Gibraltar

18 months

20 hours/per week

100% online

Class Size
15 - 20

Career Stage
Middle Management

Application Deadline
5th February 2021 (For March 2021 start)


Up to £500 off early bird (See T&Cs)


Our Hospitality and Tourism Executive MBA is designed for aspiring industry leaders in the sector around the world. The programme combines academic study and real-world business experience to help you develop the skills needed to carve successful careers within Hospitality and Tourism.

The Executive MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management is for management-level students who want to advance their leadership, industry and management skills.

Enhance your understanding of the challenges faced by modern hospitality and tourism managers. Build your knowledge of contemporary theory and practice in the industry. Learn alongside a multidisciplinary group of global professionals with different backgrounds and experiences - gain real-life, world-spanning insights into current trends and issues in hospitality and tourism.

Why Study an Executive MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management?

This Executive MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management for mid-level managers who want to step up and stand out. If you can’t stop learning and want to stay at the top of your game, this course will help you:

Transform Your Career

45% of students who successfully complete an EMBA receive a pay rise.

Opportunity to move into a higher-level post within your current employment or professional area.

Set up your own business and venture into self-employment.

Increase Your Confidence

Step up and stand out by demonstrating to employers your capability and self-motivation to learn at a higher level.

Stay at the top of your game by gaining a deeper understanding of management and business.

Boost Your Knowledge

Across the board - Intellectual skills, Practical skills, Transferable skills.

Advance your existing leadership, industry and management experience in the context of business management.



Who is an Executive MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management for?

This Executive MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management has been designed for mid-level managers who want to step up and stand out. If you can’t stop learning and want to stay at the top of your game, this course will help you:

We like students who challenge the status quo, who wake up ambitious and love working with other professionals.

It will provide students with:

  • Contemporary knowledge and understanding of management theory and practice in the context of global hospitality and tourism management and practice.
  • Theoretical and applied perspectives.
  • The ability to apply knowledge and skills in hospitality and tourism management to various organisations.

How Will I Learn?

We take an andragogical approach to learning. This means the 18-month course is self-directed with guidance from your experienced tutor. This groundbreaking style of learning is inspired by real-life scenarios which you will contribute from your own experience.

You will challenge other students and be challenged. We do not use pedagogical methods (where a student relies entirely on a teacher).

  • Business experience is built upon real-life scenarios and challenges therefore you will develop skills such as leadership, adaptability, critical thinking and self-reflection.
  • You will participate in a combination of module activities that may be group and/or individual based, dependent on the module. This usually occurs within multidisciplinary groups of 15-20 students.

These innovative teaching methods will allow you to seamlessly translate your studies into your everyday challenges.

Our dedicated Student Support Team is also available to help with any problems you may face. From navigating our online platform to advising you on deadlines, our team can assist with any questions or challenges you may have along the way.


The full Executive MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management will be formed of six 20 credit modules (120 credits in total) and a 60 credit student /organisation specific research/capstone project. This is an 18-month programme.

  • Module 1: Marketing Management (20 credits)
  • Module 2: Leadership and Organisational Behaviour (20 credits)
  • Module 3: Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Module 4: Strategic Management (20 credits)
  • Module 5: Tourism Management (20 credits)
  • Module 6: Contemporary Hospital Management (20 credits)
  • Final Assessment: Capstone Project (60 credits)

Assessment Methods

There are three components of assessment to assess the learning outcomes of each taught module. These test different elements of learning including critical analysis, management skills, professional reflection and independent/community of practice-based study.

Scenarios and Discussion 60%

Scenarios reflective of day-to-day work situations will be presented for students to consider and answer every week. Students critically discuss the concepts within their online group discussion forum facilitated throughout the module by their tutor and marked by them at the end of the module.

Students learn by finding relevant literature, reading and critically appraising it; discussing it within the discussion forum and applying it critically to real-world examples and your own practice. The content of the scenario is based on the learning outcomes for the module.

The scenarios, reflective portfolio and the group work are carried on as the module progresses which ensures engagement throughout the module.

Reflective Practice 10%

The online learning portfolio requires students to record and critically reflect on their learning. Reflection is an important aspect of the programme since the business executive/manager will be able to spend time considering how their practice compares to the themes being discussed in the module. The tutor provides weekly feedback and marks your work at the end of the module.

Module Activity 30%

At the beginning of each module, students are presented with a module assignment. The module activity may take the form of an individual piece of work, such as an essay on a relevant topic, or it may be a group activity such as the creation of a marketing plan.

Entry requirements

Our digital doors are open to both local and international students from diverse educational and social backgrounds. We offer no international surcharge and believe having a multi-disciplinary and multi-national cohort is best for student development. Typically, applicants for the Hospitality and Tourism Management MBA will:

Hold a minimum of a 2.1 degree

Possess a degree (i.e. a minimum of a 2.1) awarded by a UK university or overseas equivalent.

Have 3 years’ management experience

The Executive MBA is for those who have significant post-graduation and/or relevant work experience on which the learning process should build. The experience required will be at least 3 years in a managerial position

Ability to communicate their ideas effectively

In some cases, applicants may be asked to submit a piece of work for assessment in order to confirm that they are able to work comfortably at postgraduate level and demonstrate the requisite professional knowledge.

Basic IT Skills

e.g. word-processing, email and internet will also be expected.

English Language

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of English language skills:

  • IELTS: 6.5 with 5.5 minimum in each skill
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C or above
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B or above
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 51 in each component
  • IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 17
Last updated Nov 2020

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