The Master Programme
Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Hospitality Management
Hotelschool The Hague has designed a 13 month full-time MBA Programme with a focus on business development, concept innovation and change management. Developed from the demands of the industry, the MBA Programme is designed to challenge you, as a future leader in service innovation. Founded on hospitality principles: you learn to excel and make a difference in industries where hospitality is or will become a key differentiator. It 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.
Are you interested? Please click on the link and let us contact you.
Good reasons for joining the MBA Programme:
- 13 months
- 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
MBA Open Days
Are you interested in the MBA in International Hospitality Management?
Visit our Open Day and experience a Master Class, meet current MBA students, get detailed information, experience our Campus Amsterdam and enjoy some food and drinks!
The event will take place on:
- Wednesday 11 May
The event starts at 16.30 hrs and finishes at 19.30 hrs at Hotelschool The Hague, Campus Amsterdam.
We are more than happy to welcome you at this event. Please register here.
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.
Research has shown that hospitality is one of the leading differentiators in many industries. Creating hospitable experiences requires vision, conceptual thinking and a hospitality mindset. It requires people who are able to build bridges, come up with new business models and find creative solutions. The MBA Programme reflects the importance of customer centricity and service leadership in today’s business environment. You learn to analyse existing service models, and design, create and innovate alternative business models and concepts. These tools give you the skills to lead implementation and change in hospitality and hospitality related service industries. On graduation, you are ready to embed hospitality principles into any business, making it more valuable and future-proof.
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.
You can participate by registering. Do this by clicking on "sign up here" or by clicking the register button.
Watch the previous Webinars:
- Webinar 24 February 2016 with demonstration of our Online Application Portal
- Webinar 21 January 2016 with general information about the MBA Programme (NEW)
- Webinar 19 May 2015 with two of our current Master student
- Webinar 14 April 2015 with special guest Erik Tengen
- Webinar 10 March 2015 with special guest Jason Berg
Requirements & Selection
Read our Admission requirements.
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. We advise people who require a visa to apply at least 2,5 months before the start of the programme.
You hold a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management or a related field. It is also possible you hold a non-hospitality related economics or business Bachelor’s or Master’s. You want to broaden your horizon and you have a genuine ambition to contribute to hospitality innovation in the wider context of the service industry. You are open-minded, ambitious, creative and always searching for new challenges, all of which will help you to become a future hospitality innovator.
How to Apply
Before you apply, we strongly recommend you to contact us by filling out the Master Contact Form, to request a personal consult. Our dedicated MBA Admissions will review your case and advise you personally regarding your eligibility!
How to Apply?
Please download the Application Procedure and Instructions before applyling via our Online Application System.
If you have received your personal consult and/or feel ready to apply, please proceed to our Online Application System.
The tuition fee for the MBA Programme is €19.500
This is for the academic year 2016-2017. The fee includes courses, guest lectures, workshops, a study trip abroad and access to all the facilities the Amsterdam Campus of Hotelschool The Hague has to offer. 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.
Read more about visa in The Netherlands.
Masters of Hospitality
Meet our Masters of Hospitality, Erik Tengen, Jason Berg and Gaby Laudy.
Erik Tengen is Founder and COO at Oaky. Erik is a successful entrepreneur in innovative online review collection. Click on the image below to discover his secrect to hospitality success.
Jason Berg owns multiple booming businesses with different concepts in Amsterdam. Jason reveals the key to his succes in the Service industry: Watch the video
Click on the images below to read the experiences and quotes of some of the Master students. If you would like to get in touch with one of our current master students, please fill in the contact form.
Ketteri Nomm (Estonia)
Bachelor in Marketing & Events, Estonia
“As a Master student at Hotelschool The Hague I have had the opportunity to meet hotel leaders from all over the world, gain new insights about emerging trends in the hospitality industry and develop an understanding that hospitality is not a ‘hotel industry studies’ or similar, but rather a service concept that can be applied to all industries. I recommend this university to people who are openminded, ambitious and appreciate the contribution that HTH puts into its students."
This programme exceeds my expectations. I already learned more in the first ten weeks than during the last years of my previous education
Laura Schukkik (The Netherlands)
Bachelor Business Administration in Hotel Management, The Netherlands
“As a Master student at Hotelschool The Hague I am currently following the Masters programme at Hotelschool The Hague. To be honest, I am already familiar with the Hotelschool since I obtained my Bachelor of Business Administration degree at HTH in 2012. Nevertheless, I decided to travel and work after my graduation.
Being at the starting phase of my career I felt I missed certain knowledge to realise my professional goals, this was for me the main reason to apply for a Master’s degree.The difference between the Bachelor’s degree and the Master’s degree is substantial. The Master’s is definitely taking it to a higher level. Of course there is the same HTH atmosphere that I like so much, but the content is significantly different. It is mainly noticeable in the structure of the exams, the time spent on independent studying and the overall focus on hospitality outside the actual hospitality industry.
It feels good to be back! The new Amsterdam Campus looks great and there are many new faces. I am now in my second block of the Master’s and I can already recommend this study to all bachelor students."
Yulia Lyulina (Russia)
Student Master Programme 2014/2015
This is what the industry wants. People who are not only very knowledgeable, but also have the right skills and attitude.
The introduction week was magical. The inspiring guest lectures really add value to the programme and I am really happy with this programme
Marcello Magaldi (Italy)
Student Master Programme 2014/2015
This programme is changing my mindset and is challenging my reasoning, thinking and analytical skills.
Laura Osorio (Colombia)
Student Master Programme 2014/2015
I really feel challenged to be very analytical and to think out of the box.
Katarina Poljak (Croatia)
Student Master Programme 2014/2015
I made the right choice. The programme is exceeding my expectations as everything is well connected.
A GMAT will be required when there is insufficient information regarding the academic abilities and skills of the candidate or the candidate only has a three year Bachelor Degree.
The year is divided into 5 blocks, each of 10 weeks. Each block covers several courses which are based on inspirational, professional assignments and are supported by guest lectures, field trips and workshops. You can read more about the courses in the course overview.
You can apply online for the MBA Programme by filling out the application form.
The application fee is €75.
No, we also welcome people with non-related Bachelor diploma’s. However you should have an economic oriented educational profile (like international business management, economics).
Please read the Admission requirements.
This very much depends on your personal profile. We advise you to send your CV and ask for a personal consult before sending the application file.
Before you apply, we strongly recommend you to contact us by filling out the Master Contact Form
to request a personal consult.
Our dedicated MBA Admissions will review your case and advise you personally regarding your eligibility!
If you have received your personal consult and/or feel ready to apply, please proceed to our
Online Application System.