The Master Programme

The Master Programme

The Master Programme


Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Hospitality Management

Hotelschool The Hague has designed a 13 month full-time Master Programme with a focus on business development, concept innovation and change management. Developed from the demands of the industry, the Master Programme’s 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

Your Hospitality Career

A Hotelschool The Hague’s Master’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 Master’s 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.

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Programme Structure

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 fi nd creative solutions. The Master 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 Master Hospitality 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.

Student Stories


The tuition fee for the Master 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. 

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How to Apply

Each prospective candidate has to successfully pass a selection procedure in order to be accepted to the international hospitality management programme. All admission requirements are listed on the first page of the application form, which can be downloaded from this website by clicking the button ‘apply now’.

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. 

Your profile
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.

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.

Meet the Masters of Hospitality: #2 Erik Tengen

​Watch more videos of our Masters of Hospitality:
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

Meet our Master of Hospitality Gaby Laudy; Head of Events at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands: “We strive to become the best museum in the world": Watch the video


We frequently organise live online webinars to inform you in detail how our master’s programme can boost your employability and increase your knowledge base. 

Watch the previous webinars:

Is a GMAT required when applying for the Master Programme?

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.

How many courses do I have to follow during the MBA in International Hospitality Management programme?

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.

How do I apply for the Master’s programme?

 You can apply online for the Master’s programme by filling out the application form

The application fee is €75.

Do I need a Bachelor diploma in Hospitality- or Hotel Management for the Master Programme?

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.

Am I qualified for the Master Programme?

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. 

Apply now

Before you apply, we strongly recommend you to contact us by filling out the Master Contact Form to request a personal consult. 

To apply for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Hospitality Management, please fill out the application form and send it with all required documents to:

Hotelschool The Hague | Admission Office | Master Programme |
Brusselselaan 2 | 2587 AH The Hague | The Netherlands