Today’s global business environment needs executives who recognize worldwide trends and respond successfully to them.

The MSM/MHMS MBA program raises the standards of management knowledge and practice through the study and understanding of business administration theory based on empirical research. Our MBA students share their experiences and expertise with fellow students and faculty members from all over the world. An innovative and stimulating multicultural learning - environment is created, one in which the participants’ knowledge and skills are continuously challenged both inside and outside the classroom.

Join us, and meet the world in your classroom!

The renowned Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and the Maastricht Hotel Management School (MHMS) have joined forces to create an MBA specialization in Hotel and Tourism Management. This MBA specialization is open to students from all over the world who have a bachelor degree and at least 3 years of work experience in the hospitality industry. It creates an innovative and stimulating multicultural learning-environment, in which participants knowledge and skills are continuously challenged both inside and outside the classroom.

The advantages of choosing the MSM/MHMS MBA program are obvious:

  • - Internationally accredited program
  • - Multidisciplinary teaching methodology
  • - Comprehensive and flexible program
  • - Culturally diverse student body
  • - Dedicated international faculty and staff at MSM and MHMS
  • - Globally networked knowledge community

Your future

  • An MBA degree can help you to return to your respective organization with promising career prospects and greater confidence.
  • An MBA degree provides you with the skills to take on new responsibilities with increased opportunities for advancement.
  • An MBA degree opens doors to new positions, with higher salaries.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline June
Tuition fee
  • EUR 15000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 15000 Year (EEA)

1.000 Discount on the tuition fee if you apply before January 2008

Start date
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content


  • • Quantitative Methods
  • • Financial Management
  • • Managerial Economics
  • • Accounting for Managers I (Financial Accounting)
  • • Accounting for Managers II (Management Accounting)

ECTS Credits: 15

Total foundation: 120 hours

No. of teaching days: 20 days

MSM Core

  • • Business in the Global Arena
  • • Finance in International Markets
  • • Managing Cultural Diversity
  • • Marketing in a global context
  • • Global Supply Chain Management
  • • Leading Change in Multinationals (corporate level)
  • • Innovation & New Business Ventures
  • • Global Corporate Strategy

ECTS Credits: 32

Total MSM Core: 256 hours

No. of teaching days: 40 days

Specialization: Hotel and Tourism Management

  • • Service Marketing in the Hospitality industry
  • • Quality Management in the Hospitality industry
  • • Tourism Management
  • • Integrative Module (combining 1,2, and 3)

ECTS Credits: 13

Total Specialization: 104 hours

No. of teaching days: 17 days

Master Thesis (Business Project)

ECTS Credits: 20

Total 1-year MBA program

ECTS credits: 80

Total 1-year MBA program: 640 hours


The main requirements for admission to the MBA program and the Hotel and Tourism Management specialization courses are:

  • • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university, preferably with a foundation in economics and management.
  • • Proof of English proficiency (required if your native language is not English). Minimum TOEFL score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 79 internet based. Minimum IELTS score: 6.0
  • • GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of at least 500 is recommended.
  • • Three or more years of professional work experience in the hospitality industry

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

More Information


The Maastricht School of Management’s MBA programs have been

accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the Association of

Collegiate Business Schools (ACBSP), the Assembly of Collegiate

Business Education (IACBE) and the Dutch Flemish Accreditation

Organization (NVAO]. The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and

Science endorses the academic standards of Maastricht School

of Management’s MBA degree. The MBA program complies with

the standards upheld by the Higher Education Quality Control

Organization of The Netherlands.

The Maastricht Hotel Management School is an officially

recognized institution of higher education in The Netherlands.

Our partnership with the renowned Maastricht School

of Management enables us to offer a very professional,

internationally recognized and authorized MBA program,

including an extensive specialization in Hotel and Tourism


Since its foundation in 1950, the Maastricht Hotel Management

School has built up an excellent reputation. The internationally

acclaimed school is in the top 10 of Hotel Management Schools

worldwide. In 2010, the MHMS was chosen as the best Hotel

Management School in The Netherlands, scoring particularly

well on graduation rates, number of contact hours and facilities


With passion, style and responsibility as its core values, the

Maastricht School of Management and the Maastricht Hotel

Management School truly provide you with the best of both

worlds: a world class, accredited MBA program complemented

by outstanding Hotel and Tourism Management specialization

courses from international experts in the hospitality industry!

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