M.B.A. Tourism & Hotel Management

Dec. 28, 2016, 2:41 p.m.

Master of Business Administration in Tourism and Hotel Management is a postgraduate Hotel Management course. Master of Business Administration is one the most sought after courses which can be attained by students of any stream. Tourism is travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes. It also defines tourists as people "travelling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes". Second, a hotel manager or hotelier is a person who holds a management occupation within a hotel, motel, or resort establishment. The duration of M.B.A. in Tourism & Hotel Management is normally a two years program with two or more semesters but time duration may differ from institute to institute and also may be on part time basis by certain institutes.

How is M.B.A. Tourism & Hotel Management Course Beneficial?

•    One can go for higher degree programs in respective subjects for next research work.
•    They can join services such as retail travel, currency exchange, tour operators and tourist boards.
•    They can also have careers in passenger transport including coach, aviation, rail and waterways; visitor attractions such as museums, theme parks, zoos and heritage sites; conferences and events.
•    They can go for hotels and holiday parks job as well.


•    Admission to any of the IIM (Indian Institutes of Management) schools requires passing Common Admission Test (CAT) along with graduate degree from a recognized college and university, however other business schools requires passing either CAT, XAT, GMAT, JMET or MAT each of which qualifies candidates for entrance into any management institutions in India.
•    Apart from these entrance tests there are few business schools which conducts aptitude test individually which qualifies candidates for that particular business school.  The short listed candidates of the IIMs and some other leading management institutes are expected to write essays.
•    Group discussions and personal interviews are also conducted generally to determine the personality traits and communication skills of the candidates. For many management colleges in India, Admission: Many B-schools offer admission to a candidate on the basis of the cumulative scores of the Entrance Exam, GD/PIs, and sometimes work experience.


Year I

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study


Principles of Management and Organizational Behaviour


Managerial Economics


Accounting and Finance for Managers


Marketing Management


Human Resource Management


Quantitative Techniques for Management


Research Methods for Management


Corporate Communication


Operations Management

Year II


Hospitality Management


Tourism planning and marketing


Service Marketing


International Hospitality Law


International tourism management


Tourism Business Environment


Tourism Products


Business Environment & Ethics


Strategic Management

Course Suitability

•    Those who are willing to go for teaching fields at higher degree level i.e. college and university level both in private and government institutions are good suit for it.
•    They should have knowledge of activity in the private sector as well as knowledge of the public and not-for-profit sectors.
•    They also have the ability to evaluate the relationships between consumers and the providers of tourism services.
•    Candidates also possess a combination of vocational and academic skills and knowledge.

M.B.A. Tourism & Hotel Management Colleges

•    Asia Pacific Institute of Hotel Management - APIHM, Ahmedabad
•    C.H.M. Institute of Hotel and Business Management, Ghaziabad
•    Maharaja Ranjit Singh College of Professional Sciences, Indore
•    Rajasthan Technical University - RTU, Kota

Employment Areas

•    Restaurants & Hotels
•    Education & Research Institutes
•    Transportation Dept.
•    Retailing Sector
•    Sports
•    Cultural Industries
•    Tour & Travel Agencies

Job Types

•    Front Office Manager
•    Maintenance Manager
•    Restaurant Manager/Hotel Manager
•    Floor Manager
•    Hotel Maintenance Manager
•    Revenue Manager
•    Training Manager
•    Sales Manager
•    Market Manager
•    Sales Manager Travel Trade
•    Hotel Management Trainee
•    Security Manager
•    Guest Relations Executive/Manager
•    Accounts Manager

User's Comments:

Arunima nath

A career in the Travel and Tourism Industry will require from its aspirants a certain flare and a lot of confidence along with strong interpersonal skills.

Dec. 28, 2016, 2:44 p.m. Reply

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