International Hospitality Management, M.B.A.

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  • 13 months
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  • English (take IELTS)
Hotelschool the Hague offers an international professional master programme focused on hospitality concept innovation- and development. This full time programme runs for 13 month’s. On completion of the programme, Hotelschool the Hague will award participants the diploma and degree title ‘Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Hospitality Management’.


The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Hospitality Management at Hotelschool the Hague offers you an inspirational environment in which you develop a strong base of knowledge and vision in hospitality innovation. It is designed for those seeking careers in business development, consultancy, hospitality management, facility management, marketing/brand management and entrepreneurship, where hospitality and hospitality innovation can make a difference.

Are you professional, ambitious, open-minded and creative? Do you have a genuine ambition to be a leader in the wider context of the service industry? Then join us at Hotelschool The Hague for our new, fully accredited, and internationally recognised Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Hospitality Management.

Your Hospitality Career

A Hotelschool The Hague’s MBA's degree opens doors to strategic and corporate positions in fields like business development, consultancy, hospitality management, facility management, marketing-/ brand management and entrepreneurship. We have placed hospitality concept innovation at the centre of this Master’s curriculum. Why? Because hospitality is becoming one of the leading differentiators in many industries.

The industry requires a new breed of leaders: our MBA students are people who combine business brains with a hospitality heart. They can build bridges, develop new business models, and find creative solutions in a fast changing world where creating memorable hospitality experiences is essential to every service provider. Both in- and outside the hospitality industry.

Graduates remain connected to the power of the Hotelschool The Hague brand: an outstanding reputation of hospitality excellence, respected by many different industries all over the world.

Good reasons for joining the MBA Programme:

  • 13 months, full-time
  • Become a leader in service innovation
  • International, industry-experienced faculty
  • Inspiring programme with company visits and guest lectures
  • Small community and classes, based in the heart of Amsterdam
  • Personal mentor to coach you through your journey
  • Fully accredited by the Dutch/Flemish Accreditation Committee
  • International university; 100% English language programme
  • Respected network of alumni
  • Strong heritage, established in 1929


The programme is accredited by NVAO (Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organisation).

Programme Structure

Small classes with a maximum of 25 students guarantee personal contact with the faculty and interactive, stimulating discussions. You work in small multidisciplinary and multi-cultural teams, learning from each other’s skills and cultures. The MBA Programme creates and sustains an action oriented learning environment of creative, analytical and conceptual thinking where men and women from different origins learn together.

In this 13 month programme, you explore the world of international hospitality leadership in service innovation design, participating in inspiring, practice-based courses led by our professional, industry experienced faculty. Our courses are supported by lectures from industry leaders, hands-on workshops and regular field trips, and an international study trip. These elements combined prepare you for a final consultancy project in which you, in the role of consultant, demonstrate your ability to take the lead in strategy, concept innovation and/or change in a real world environment.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 13 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Each prospective candidate has to successfully pass a selection procedure in order to be accepted to the international hospitality management programme. 
  • After the initial screening, based on the application form and supporting documentation, a personal interview will be scheduled with the selected candidates prior to the selection board’s final decision. Applications will be processed continuously and interviews are conducted throughout the year. For people who require a visa is recomended to apply at least 2,5 months before the start of the programme. 
  • For more information please visit the programme website.


Work Experience

At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

Candidates are required to have work experience. Candidates with limited work experience (less than one year), will only be considered if they demonstrate academic excellence, maturity and have a strong leadership potential. Official internships are considered as work experience.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 19500 International
  • EUR 19500 EU/EEA

Additional costs are literature (appr. €500,-), visa (if needed) and costs of living. We advise candidates to find accommodation in Amsterdam. Upon acceptance, we are happy to assist you.


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