Our MBA Programme

Our MBA 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 fully accredited, and internationally recognised Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Hospitality Management.

Are you interested? Please click on the contact button on the right 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:

Keuzegids Masters 2021: Great scores for Hotelschool The Hague’s MBA programme in International Hospitality Management.

Ranked TOP 5 worldwide by QS University Rankings 2021

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

Hotelschools of Distinction

Your Hospitality Career

Hotelschool The Hague’s MBA 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. 

Graduates remain connected to the power of the Hotelschool The Hague brand: an outstanding reputation for hospitality excellence, respected by many different industries all over the world.

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Programme Structure

Creating hospitable futures 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.

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, 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 a 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 6 September 2021. Please note this date can be subject to change. 


Application & Selection

Each prospective candidate has to successfully pass a selection procedure in order to be accepted to the MBA Programme. Are you ready to start the application procedure? Please request a consultation with one of our representatives by clicking on the button “Apply Now” on your left.  Should you have some queries prior to starting your application, then please contact us. To read about our admission requirements, please click on the “Requirements” link to your right
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, on a first come first serve basis. A maximum number of 25 students will be admitted to the programme. 
​Non-EEA prospects who require a visa to enter and study in the Netherlands must submit the full application (via Studielink) before 15 June 2021.
Your profile 
You hold a Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Management or a related field. It is also possible that you hold a non-hospitality related economics or business Bachelor or Master. 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 become a future hospitality innovator.


The tuition fee for the MBA Programme is €19.500 for the Academic Year 2021-2022.

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. Watch the below video to discover his secret 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 success 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 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.

Is an English test required when applying for the MBA 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.

Apply now

The applications for the next MBA intake (August 2021) are open as of 1 October 2020. 

If you feel you are sufficiently informed and ready to apply, the first step will be to create an account on Studielink and request to apply for the MBA Programme. You will then be redirected to Hotelschool The Hague’s online application system – OSIRIS. Our dedicated MBA Admissions team will then review your case* and if your profile matches, you will be invited to receive a personal consultation to further explore your eligibility!

* Please note that you will need an adequate CV (please refer to our MBA CV template) and a copy of your bachelor diploma, transcripts and passport for this first step. Please refer to our “How to Apply” section for further information.

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