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MBA in Hospitality (80% online)

Designed to accommodate busy hospitality professionals, our MBA in hospitality is delivered 80% online. A flexible online classroom allows you to earn a recognized MBA without leaving your job, as you apply new strategies and tools in the workplace.

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Get your MBA in Hospitality Studying Part-Time

Whether you are looking for an intensive program or a more flexible study-work-life balance, our part-time MBA in hospitality is adapted to fit your career and learning needs. While 80% of this program is delivered online, which allows you to study when and where it is most convenient for you, the remaining 20% of the program is delivered during three weeks on campus, which allows you to share ideas and network with industry peers.

    MBA at your own pace

    Online courses:

    Taught by industry experts, the online modules of this program provide a solid education in Hospitality Finance, Revenue Management, Hotel Development and Performance Management that you can apply immediately at work.


    On-site courses:

    The intensive, on-site modules focus on current best practices within the hospitality and service business sectors, and networking, giving you the opportunity to develop your industry connections and share insights with faculty members, industry leaders and peers.


    Capstone Project:

    With the final project, you will integrate your new skills and knowledge to complete an applied business project addressing a real Hospitality Management challenge, covering the strategic, financial and operational aspects.


    Academic Curriculum

    Program Introduction

    The objective of this module is to help you familiarize with the online learning environment, the tools available and to give you a comprehensive look at the current state of the hospitality industry.

    This module includes the following courses:

    • Introduction to the MBA Program
    • Hospitality Management in the 21st Century
    • IT Fundamentals
    • Academic Integrity

    3 weeks

    Driving Hotel Revenues

    Constant change in the distribution environment has increased the number of distinct price points and strategies that a hotel must manage. In this module, you’ll learn the latest industry practices and gain an integrated view of distribution, e-marketing and revenue management, in order to increase your market share.

    This module includes the following courses:

    • High Performance Distribution Strategy for Hotels
    • Revenue Management for Market Leaders
    • Successful Hotel E-marketing and Social Media Strategies

    15 weeks

    Mastering Hotels Financials

    Understanding financial concepts is crucial for senior management in hospitality. In this module, you'll learn how to use financial statements and apply the latest financial practices within the hospitality context, in order to make well-informed decisions.

    This module includes the following courses:

    • Hotel Financial Statements Analysis
    • Hotel Budgeting and Forecasting
    • Advanced Corporate Finance for the Hospitality industry

    15 weeks

    Hotel Development and Real Estate Investments

    A key objective for today’s senior hotel professionals is to increase their hotels’ asset value. In this module, you’ll develop an understanding of hotels as an asset category intended to provide a return to owners and investors. You’ll apply industry methods for evaluating hotel developments and real estate investments. After gaining familiarity with the latest tools and metrics, you’ll be able to confidently engage in negotiations with stakeholders.

    This module includes the following courses:

    • Hotel Asset Management
    • Valuation of Hotel Investments
    • Feasibility Analysis, Development and Negotiations

    15 weeks

    Performing through Business Cycles

    The hospitality industry is a cyclical business characterized by imbalances between supply and demand. In this module, you’ll learn how to deal with sudden growth as well as periods of stagnation and decline, all of which demand flexible managerial skills and strong organizational abilities.

    This module includes the following courses:

    • Managing Underperforming Properties
    • Trends, Innovations and New Business Models
    • Hospitality Economics

    15 weeks

    Building High-Performing Teams

    Effective leadership is essential to the development and continued success of high-performing teams. In this module, you’ll develop an understanding of your strengths, values and objectives. Then, you’ll practice how to use your personal style to become a highly effective leader.

    This module includes the following courses:

    • Personal Leadership Development (on-site module)
    • Maximizing Individual and Collective Performance
    • Leading in a Multicultural Environment

    1 week at EHL Campus & 10 weeks online

    Meeting the Experts

    Along with your fellow MBA students, you’ll meet renowned hospitality experts from global hotel chains, integrated resorts, online travel agencies and investment firms. The private setting will foster lively discussions focusing on two of the most important capabilities effective leaders must master.

    This module includes the following courses:

    • Crisis Communication Management
    • Driving Hotel Performance


    2 x 1 week at EHL Campus, Switzerland

    Personal work and coaching

    The MBA "personal work" synthesizes theoretical knowledge, skills, prior experience and extra-curricular involvement into one business project of professional interest.

    This module includes the following courses:

    • Business Research Methods
    • Project Management / Consultancy
    • Academic Writing, Research and Integrity
    • Capstone Thesis

    15 weeks + Capstone Project (225 hours)

    Key Facts of the MBA in Hospitality

    • Title: Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Hospitality
    • Duration: 24 months
    • Weekly study time: 12-15 hours
    • Location: 80% online, 20% onsite
    • Includes: Industry networking opportunities
    • Start dates: March and August of each year

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      Benefits of the Part-Time MBA in Hospitality

      As a student of the MBA in hospitality, you will benefit from a holistic learning experience that combines online courses with three weeks of campus-based learning.

      You will graduate with:

      • Solid skills in finance, marketing, leadership, and risk management
      • Strategies for implementing best practices in hospitality businesses
      • An internationally accredited degree (NECHE)
      • Swiss souvenirs and broader cultural awareness
      • A strong global network of peers, industry leaders and alumni

        Executive MBA in hospitality Administration benefits
        Admissions & Fees

        At EHL, we take a comprehensive approach to graduate program admissions. We look for candidates who have the intellectual qualities and interpersonal skills to be successful leaders in hospitality and service businesses.

        • Aptitude for critical thinking & analysis
        • Cultural awareness & language skills
        • Customer-oriented service approach
        • Self-management & personal motivation

        We invite you to learn more about the admissions requirements and fees.