The MSc Tourism & Hospitality Management program takes place over 3 terms. Thus, during the 1st term of the program, you will learn the Management Foundations and familiarize yourself with the tourism & hospitality industries.
In the 2nd term, you will be able to go deep into the different management strategies that tourism and hospitality firms currently implement. Moreover, you will work on a Company Consulting Project to put into practice what you have learned in class.
Finally, in the 3rd term of the MSc Tourism & Hospitality Management, you will need to work on your Master Thesis, supported by the TBS faculty. Additionally, you will have the chance to undertake a 4-to-6 month internship in a renowned national or international company.
Throughout the whole course, you will benefit from our Soft Skills Certificate and the Company Visits Program.
*Non-contractual information. Courses are subject to change every academic year.
Marketing & Hospitality Overview
This academic block of the MSc Tourism & Hospitality Management program is divided into 5 modules, designed to provide you with sound fundamentals in management and the tourism & hospitality industries.
Hospitality Business Development
This academic block is divided into 4 modules based on the integration of management into the tourism & hospitality sectors.
Soft Skills Certificate
This certificate allows you to develop the management and leadership skills you need while improving your relational and behavioral abilities to make the most of your career in the tourism & hospitality industries. This certificate is the result of a collaboration between 26 lecturers and professionals in leadership and management, together with TBS Career Starter.
Company Consulting Mission
While you are studying the master’s degree in tourism and hospitality management, you will have the chance to put your consulting abilities to the test in a two-week, hands-on consultancy assignment!
A TBS partner company will send a letter of engagement to your master’s class in relation to a current strategic challenge.
Students will have held from TBS professors as they build on a strategic plan to assess the company’s competitive position. They will then come up with strategic and operational recommendations to meet the challenges facing the company.
This practical exercise offers you the chance to implement the skills and knowledge you have learned over the course of the MSc Tourism & Hospitality Management program.
TBS partner companies that have worked with students during previous academic years include:
- Aerospace Valley
- Cap Gemini
- Comtesse du Barry
- Continental Automotive
- Mars Petfoods
- Rockwell & Collins
Company Visits Program
As part of the course in the business school, you will have the opportunity to make in-house visits to different tourism & hospitality companies, so you can know how they operate first-hand. Each visit will have a direct link to the subjects and projects for the MSc Tourism & Hospitality Management program.
During previous years student visits included trips to some of the following companies, among others:
- Mandarin Hotel
You will be asked to write an individual dissertation on a current management issue in the tourism & hospitality industries from an academic or professional perspective. This dissertation will make a contribution to the study, analysis, formalization, and abstraction of the identified issue. The essay should include the aspects below:
- Motivation: A justification of your choice of the research topic
- Resourcefulness: The ability to start and conceptualize research
- Creativity & common sense: Demonstrably structured and logical methodology
- Cross-functionality: Clear multidimensional approach to problem-solving
You must submit a suitable master’s dissertation in order to graduate.
You will be given the chance to work as an intern at a company in Spain or abroad over a 4-to-6-month period. In contrast to other masters in hospitality management, in this TBS master, you do not need to complete the internship in order to graduate from the master’s course.
However, at TBS we encourage our students to complete an internship to supplement their education with professional experience in tourism and hospitality, as it offers a boost to professional integration.
Students who complete an internship will be awarded 10 additional ECTS credits for the new skills they have learned.
How do I find an internship?
The TBS Career Starter service offers support to develop your skills and gives you the professional tools you need to find the right internship to suit your career. You will receive individual coaching to ensure you make the most of your time as an intern.
It is not always easy to find an internship as the task requires perseverance, autonomy, and initiative. You will receive support for this at Career Starter workshops, which will help boost your employability as you apply for internships.
Over previous academic years, students from master’s programs have completed internships at some of the following companies and organizations: