MBA in Tourism & Hospitality

MBA in Tourism & Hospitality (Top-Up Program) – UCAM, Spain

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a specialization in Tourism and Hospitality explores the economic, cultural, and social principles that will shape the future of the tourism and hospitality industry. Students will develop a critical understanding of how research and knowledge are utilized to gain insights into the complexities of managing the hospitality and tourism sector. Practical knowledge and analytical skills will be acquired, enabling learners to make informed recommendations for their employers or customers, thus enhancing their career prospects.

This program empowers participants with vital skills such as adaptability, self-awareness, and analytical prowess, all essential for thriving in contemporary organizational settings. Learners develop a comprehensive understanding of the tourism industry and acquire strategies to tackle common managerial challenges.

Taking a broad approach, the program primes learners for diverse roles within the tourism and travel sector. Graduates emerge well-prepared for leadership positions in travel agencies, hotel management, airlines, leisure companies, and tour operators. Alternatively, they can pursue entrepreneurial ventures in hospitality or travel agencies after gaining industry experience. With its flexibility, the program offers students a myriad of career pathways, catering to the high demand from employers seeking individuals with profound knowledge and expertise in the field.


  • MBA Degree awarded from UCAM, Spain
  • Installment payment option available
  • European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (60 ECTS) enabled program
  • Online Assignments and Assessment
  • Become eligible to gain direct entry into relevant Doctorate / PhD programme
  • Comprehensive study material and e-library support available at no additional cost
  • Program designed exclusively for professionals with work experience
  • WES recognized qualification


MBA – Tourism and Hospitality is ideal for :

  • Tourist/Tour Managers
  • General Managers
  • Sales and Marketing Directors
  • Event Managers
  • Convention Services Managers
  • Front Office Directors
  • Directors of Catering


  • MBA – Tourism and Hospitality Degree from UCAM , Spain
  • Level 7 Diploma from OTHM, UK (optional)


Minimum 2 Years of Managerial Work Experience 

Non- Graduate
Minimum 5 Years of Managerial Work Experience 
* A very small percentage of applicants are approved on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Note: Candidates can only apply for the program which is relevant to their area of work experience.


This program is available for study in 2 stages over 12  months, giving learners the flexibility they need to master the complexities in the business administration with focus on Tourism & Hospitality domain.

Stage 1
All the units of Stage 1 are mandatory.


  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Destination Management
  • International Tourism Policy and Development

Stage 2

Learners on successful completion of Stage 1, would move to next stage of the MBA program. The last stage consists of 1 unit.

Unit – Dissertation

This unit is designed to make a major contribution to learners’ professional and intellectual development, by enabling them to demonstrate their capacity for sustained independent thought, learning and critical reflection.
Dissertation should be of 12,000 words.

About UCAM, Spain

The Universidad Católica San Antonio (UCAM), is a private university located in Murcia in south-eastern Spain founded in 1996. UCAM offers undergraduate and graduate academic programs taught by faculty and researchers engaged with the quality of the education provided. The university is characterized by a firm commitment to Catholic orthodoxy and the moral and social doctrines of the Church. UCAM aims to contribute to the transmission of human knowledge and the development of research, from the critical, responsible and creative freedom of the person, according to gospel principles. UCAM developed a system of quality management applied to teaching, research and services to ensure the human relations among all members of the university community in order to make more effective educational work and research.

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