Welcome to our 100% online MBA in Hospitality & Tourism Management. The field of Hospitality Management requires an extreme focus on customer service and satisfaction while maintaining a profitable business. The hospitality and tourism sector is a very diverse and vast sector that includes a substantial number of industries working together in tandem for maximum value creation. This system includes hotels, restaurants, airlines, travel agencies, convention centers, transportation companies, cruise companies, etc. This sector has been significant growth over the years and offers some excellent entry points for great careers. This sector is also known for accelerated growth and development for smart and hard-working talent.
The Rushford MBA with a specialization in Hospitality and Tourism Management prepares you to succeed as a manager and leader in the hospitality and tourism businesses. Managers in these sectors are expected to have a thorough understanding of how the various components and sectors come together to offer compelling options to customers. While there can be further specializations such as food and catering management, hotel management, travel management, etc., after obtaining the MBA, the MBA in itself offers a comprehensive overview of the whole industry end to end. Coupled with the core Rushford MBA curriculum, this MBA provides a thorough business education experience to students and professionals who would like to make a successful career in this industry,
Hospitality and tourism businesses are adopting newer technologies and every part of the industry is going through innovation. This is a tremendous opportunity for new entrants or seasoned professionals to understand what the need of this industry will be as it continues to grow. The Rushford MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management puts special emphasis on innovation and newer technologies that are used in this industry to our students can differentiate themselves when they assume their roles in this high demand high reward industry.
1. 12 MBA Core Courses & 3 Electives (Total 60 Credits)
Average Course Length: 3 weeks
2. Hospitality & Tourism Management Specialization Courses (16 Credits)
3. Hospitality & Tourism Management Capstone Project (14 Credits)
You are required to hold at minimum a recognised bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall score of 55% (GPA 2.0 on a 4.0 point scale) or higher.
In some instances, you may also require relevant work experience and/or research experience. If applicable, you may demonstrate this through submission of a CV, portfolio, and/or a personal statement.
English Language Proficiency:
Our programs are conducted in English language. As such, you must demonstrate proficiency in English language by submitting one of the following test scores during the application process:
IELTS Overall: 5.5
TOEFL (iBT: 58+; PBT: 490+; CBT: 167+)
TOEIC Overall: 555+
PTE Overall: 50+
Duolingo Overall: 90+
English Proficiency Waivers:
The English proficiency test is not required for the following candidates:
– Native English Speakers, OR;
– Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), OR;
– Applicants having completed their undergraduate or graduate studies in English, OR;
– 2 years of work experience in an organization where English is the primary language of communication.
Following three payment plans are available. You may choose either one during the application process.
The hospitality and tourism sectors have been growing at a much higher rate as compared to many other industries and the job growth has been above the market average. This provides for a stable industry with significant opportunities for growth and prosperity.
Students who complete this MBA program could either enter into new exciting roles within this industry and then gain a significant advantage for themselves based on their training. For professionals, this MBA program offers an opportunity to assume a formal title as well as a visible enhancement of your leadership and managerial performance that creates confidence in your management to offer you with roles of greater responsibilities.
Some of the common roles assumed after completing the MBA program are:
Various courses are accompanied by simulations in which you are given a situation that you must resolve based on what you learnt in the program and your experience. There are usually no right or wrong answers in simulations. They are to make you understand how a situation may unfold in the real world and prepare you to make the right decisions.
We understand the importance of networking in building a successful career. That's why we offer a range of networking events to help our students connect with industry professionals and build the relationships that can lead to new opportunities.