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 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.

Meet our MBA Student Guido
Watch the video and learn why Guido chose for the MBA in International Hospitality Management:

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

Online Open Days

We frequently organise live Online Open Days. During an Online Open Day we will tell you more about Hotelschool The Hague, and the MBA Programme, as well as give you more information about the Application Process, living in Amsterdam, an Online Campus Tour and Q&A. You will have the chance to meet our current students and ask them all your questions.
The upcoming Online Open Days will be hosted on:

Thursday, 13 April 2017 at 16:00 CET (UTC+2)
Special Guest: Prof. Rob Beltman, Course Leader for Hospitality Audit and Digital Technology

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 at 16:00 CET (UTC+2)
Special Interview: Maarten Sonneveld, Partner Business Evangelist from Microsoft NL

More dates will follow soon, check our website for updates.
Register Now: MBA Online Open Day


MBA Open Days

Experience the MBA Programme LIVE!
Are you interested in learning more about the specific focus of Hotelschool The Hague’s MBA Programme? Do you have a passion for service and hospitality, an entrepreneurial drive and want to see how best to exploit your skills in today’s rapidly-changing world? Do you want some help to decide if this is the right programme for you? Then join us for On-Campus Open Days and have an actual taste of what our programme is all about!

During this event, you will receive a special masterclass from one of our lecturers, or strategic partners, and will discover the type of work we focus on by participating in a special workshop moderated by our current MBA students!

The upcoming On-Campus Open Days will take place on: 

Saturday, 22 April 2017 at 14:00 CET (UTC+2)
Special Guest: TBD

Saturday, 13 May 2017 at 14:00 CET (UTC+2)
Special Guest: TBD

14:00 – 14:30 : Arrival and welcome refreshments
14:30 – 15:30 : Information Session on the MBA Programme
15:30 – 15:45 : Coffee Break
15:45 – 17:45 : Guest Lecture
17:45 – 18:30 : Closing Drinks

NOTE: Subject to Change

Interested? We are more than happy to welcome you at this event. Please register here: MBA Open Day

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.

Read our new brochure online!


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 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.

The MBA Programme has one intake per year, beginning in the first week of September. The upcoming intake is scheduled for 4 September 2017. Please note this date can be subject to change.


Requirements & Selection

Each prospective candidate has to successfully pass a selection procedure in order to be accepted to the international hospitality management programme. 
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. 
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.

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 2017-2018. 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.

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

Student Stories

Is an English test required when applying for the Master Programme?

Yes, except for native speakers and people who have worked or studied for at least two years in a professional English speaking environment. We accept official reports by IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge.

Is a GMAT required when applying for the MBA 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.

Do I need a Bachelor diploma in Hospitality- or Hotel Management for the MBA 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 MBA 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. You can read all about the application process for the MBA programme here.

Apply now

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.