Master of Business Administration in Hospitality, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
The Master of Business Administration in Hospitality is offerd at the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL). With  80%  of  the  program  taught  by  distance  learning,  you can earn your MBA in Hospitality without leaving your job. The remaining 20% of the program is taught on-site, either at the EHL campus or in a global location allowing you to meet and network with industry peers.


The Master of Business Administration in Hospitality is offerd at the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL).

Designed to accommodate busy hospitality professionals, our MBA in Hospitality offers outstanding academics combined with industry expertise, for immediately applicable know-how.The program is composed of four distance learning modules, two on-site modules and a final MBA project, it is designed to be completed in an average of 18 months.

This program is provided in English only.

Modular & flexible

Take modules at your own pace and earn certificates along the way.


Learn with the latest video-conferencing, interactive quizzes and group discussions facilities — also used by Harvard University.


Meet with professors during live office hours, get additional help from online coaches and through peer forums.


Network with leading practitioners during face-to-face sessions and gain access to exclusive EHL career and industry events worldwide.

Programme Structure

For more information, please visit the programme's website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applications must be received at least 1 month before your desired start date. Next program start date is 1 March.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    70 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    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

  • A bachelor’s degree in hospitality or tourism from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • A bachelor’s degree in other relevant fields, such as business management, with professional experience in hospitality or customer-facing functions, may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • Demonstrated leadership potential. 
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in the hospitality or tourism industry. 
English language:
  • For non-native English speakers language tests are required

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    35310 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35310 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    35310 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35310 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
CHF 34,920 

Living costs for Lausanne

  • 1609 - 1980 CHF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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