MSc Tourism and Hospitality Management
The MSc is intended for students who wish to start an international career in the Tourism and Hospitality industry. Based in Barcelona, it offers tailor-made courses taught by practitioners in the sector, combined with a more general academic program covering analytical, managerial and leadership skills.
You will also get hands-on practice during a 6-month internship in top national and/or international businesses. Furthermore, a personalized coaching program will set you on your way to finding your ideal professional path.
Everything you need to launch your management career in Tourism & Hospitality!
This program has received the CGE quality label, a national accreditation reserved for top business schools in France. The CGE label guarantees the high quality standards of the program and allows international students to continue to work on French territory after their studies to further fine-tune their expertise.
Because TBS is located in three world-renowned tourist areas (Barcelona, Paris and Toulouse), our teams have developed a real expertise to train future managers in this sector.
Taught entirely in English, this MSc will expose students to real- life case studies, specific training and career recognition in the Tourism & Hospitality sector.
By the end, students will have developed strong theoretical, strategic, and operational knowledge to be ready to act and manage in a global and multicultural environment.
Total number of hours: 450h
This program consists of five learning experiences rigorously designed to develop your managerial and operational skills in your field of professional expertise.
8 Course units:
1. Marketing Intelligence
Objective: In this unit students will learn to systematically gather and analyse qualitative and quantitative data about issues relating to products and services. This unit is intended to understand the process that links firms and customers through information. The goal is to identify and assess how changing elements of the marketing mix will have an impact on customers and their behaviour.
2. Pillars Of Hospitality and Tourism
Objective: Given the importance of hospitality and tourism for many economies today, this unit is aimed at familiarizing students with the main characteristics of this industry.
3. Strategic Business Management
Objective: The convergence of technologies and the rapid changes in competitive environments have made it increasingly difficult for firms to compete and innovate alone. In this context, firms need to specialize while at the same time they collaborate with others to complement their resources and skills. The main goal of this unit is to understand how firms design business and marketing strategies to create value.
4. Managing Hospitality Business Units
Objective: To provide students with the necessary knowledge to manage a hospitality business unit
5. Integrated Marketing Communications
Objective: Learn to communicate strong value propositions and drive customer engagement.
6. Team challenge: Managing a Business Unit
Objective: to develop student capabilities at identifying, analysing, and acting on key operational and environmental variables while encouraging their creativity and critical thinking.
7. International Business Development
Objective: To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of Tourism and Hospitality and prepare them to address the challenges of tomorrow.
8. Research Methods and Fundamental Business Skills
Objective: To provide students with valuable research and business qualified skills to achieve a remarkable performance in Tourism and Hospitality.
Soft Skills Certificate
Certificate designed by 26 professors & leadership and management professionals in collaboration with TBS Career Starter.
“Soft Skills” are intrapersonal and interpersonal skills that create the conditions for a successful and sustainable team and allows to effectively manage your career.
2 Courses units:
Management and leadership skills
Objective: Acquire nine key competencies to lead teams and manage your professional career.
Objective: Reveal your talent and make evolutionary choices in accordance with your deep aspirations.
The Career Starter is a support center that helps students define and
develop their career project. Through several lectures, workshops,
individual tests and coaching sessions, a specialist will support each
student from their first questions to looking for the right internship
Coaching: we support you in your reflection on your skills, strengths and areas for improvement. Through personality tests and individual coaching, we link this self-knowledge to your ambitions and career choices.
Personal Branding: you will participate in workshops to build your CV and e-portfolio to best highlight your experiences and skills for your future employers.
A unique exercise that is a major asset in your program!
For the account of prestigious TBS partner companies, students, coached by the professors, carry out a strategic diagnosis aiming to analyze its competitive position, then propose strategic and operational recommendations to meet its challenges.
Examples of partner companies
Aerospace Valley, AIRBUS, Cap Gemini, Comtesse du Barry, Continental Automotive, EY, Hilti, Mars Petfoods, Motorola, Thalès, Rockwell & Collins.
Objective: Increase your brain agility to anticipate and solve complex business issues in your field of expertise.
Each student in this MSc program is required to write a dissertation which addresses a current issue in management from an academic or professional perspective in his field of expertise.
The student thus contributes to the study, analysis, formalization and abstraction of the identified problem.
In-company Work experience
Students may carry out an internship in the company of their choice for a period of 3 to 6 months. This internship is not mandatory for the validation of the diploma but allows students to obtain 10 additional ECTS credits.
Tourism and Hospitality Expert
- Direct access to MSc:
- 4-year Bachelor Degree (240 ECTS) or equivalent
- 3-year Bachelor Degree (180 ECTS) with 2 years of relevant professional experience
- For programs taught in English: English mother tongue OR TOEFL IBT 80 / IELTS 6.5 / TOEIC 800 / FCE / CAT 165
- For programs taught in French: French mother tongue OR B2 OR equivalent
MSC Deadline to apply:
- Visa required: June 30th
- No visa required: September 1st
This Master of Science prepares you for the following job categories:
- Hotel management
- General Manager
- Revenue Manager
- Director of Sales and Marketing
- Director of Operations
- Restaurant Management
- Customer Service Manager
- Tour Operation & Travel Agencies Management
- Event & Conference Management
- Spa and Sports Management
- Airlines, Cruises, Amusement Parks Management
Fees : 16 500 €.
The cost of this training includes:
- All academic fees, including business visits.
- Access to our virtual campus and all online educational resources.
- Access to career starter services (CV workshop, business forum, etc.)
- Access to the network of 46,000 alumni.
- SCHOLARSHIP: TBS is entitled to receive higher education scholarship students: mobility grants, state scholarships, merit scholarships (Eiffel, Marie Curie), TBS Foundation scholarships. (contact the school)
- PERSONALIZED SCHEDULE: TBS welcomes students who wish to discuss their personal situation. TBS grants payment schedules from 1 to 4 instalments, or by monthly instalments during the course.
- STUDENT JOBS: our student associations offer paid assignments on behalf of companies or individuals throughout the year.
Discounts and scholarships
To assist our students financially, we offer the following scholarships and discounts for our Master of Science programs. Please bear in mind that discounts and offers of financial support are exclusive and cannot be combined together.
Early Bird Discount
You can get a 10% discount on your tuition fees if you apply and pay before December 31st. Please note that this is the only discount which may be cumulated with others.
If you have a brother or sister who is currently enrolled in a TBS program, you will receive a 15% discount on your tuition fees.
Once you apply, you will automatically be considered for this scholarship which gives you a 10% discount on your tuition fees. This scholarship is based on your grades and general profile.
Partner University scholarship
Students from TBS partner universities and/or students having spent one semester at a TBS campus as part of an exchange program receive a 10% discount on their tuition fee.
If you’re married/have a child together and both apply for a TBS program for the same year, you will receive a 20% discount on the tuition fees of one of the programs.
A number of French associations also award scholarships to international students studying in France:
The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program is managed by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs to enable French higher education establishments to attract top foreign students to enroll in French Master’s and PhD courses.
The application process for the Eiffel scholarship is extremely selective. Candidate students must be non-French and be less than 25 years old while they must prove excellent academic results. This scholarship can award up to €1,000 Euros per month to successful candidates.
Campus France Scholarship Information
International students wishing to study in France can also apply for a choice of national scholarships. For more information contact Campus France.