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MSc in Tourism Management

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ALBA Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece
October 2024
1-2 years
Distance Learning


The MSc in Tourism Management is designed for:
• Entrepreneurs in tourism business.
• Members of family tourism business.
• Young professionals in hospitality, tour operators, tour guides, travel agencies (air, land and sea), event and conference organizers, cruise makers, leisure and entertainment organizers, real estate developers.


This program meets the growing needs of the tourism industry to shape high skilled and knowledgeable professionals, so that they can assume leading roles in the management of tourism organizations. The program blends the requisite specialist operational knowledge and skills, with advanced managerial competencies, in order to educate the new generation of tourism executives. It emphasizes the cross-cultural, moral, ethical, institutional and environmental issues in the management of tourism organizations, while covering all specialized business and operational skills. The strategic partnership with Costa Navarino and a series of events in collaboration with key tourism players throughout the program, as well as a well-organized internship process strongly support the development of a professional network and increase considerably the employability of students upon graduation.

• International Recognition: Accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), The quality and academic standing of its faculty, both resident and visiting.
• Academic rigor with practical know-how: Academic courses are combined with specialized workshops by leading industry experts, tailored to address realistic technological and management challenges in travel, destination, tour guide, event, conference, leisure and entertainment management.
• Strategic Partnership with Costa Navarino: Specialized workshops by Costa Navarino professionals, tailored to address challenges in hospitality and destination management. Three-day visit at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, located at the first resort area in Costa Navarino. Costa Navarino is the prime, sustainable destination in Messinia, southwest Peloponnese, encompassing luxury resort hotels, high-end residences, a new golf destination, spa, sports & leisure facilities, as well as authentic cultural experiences. The total cost of the visit is approximately 300 euros.
• Internship: This is an option provided only to Greek and EU students. International VISA holder students who cannot conduct an internship in Greece (due to Greek immigration law), may opt for an paid internship in the United States via HRC-International (extra fees are involved). Alternatively, they can access global internship opportunities through the international job portals provided by Alba’s Career Office.
• Links to the industry: Students will benefit from the close links between ALBA and the Greek tourism community.


Financing options
• Self-financing
• Company sponsorship (full or partial)
• Scholarships/Financial Aid
Alba Graduate Business School is committed to attracting outstanding individuals and helping them finance their studies. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of prior academic excellence and scholarship recipients must maintain high performance throughout their studies. Financial Aid is awarded to worthy candidates on the basis of financial need.

Tuition fees are paid at the beginning of each two-month period, plus a one-off non-refundable fee upon registration.

Key features of the program:
• Weekday synchronous, distance learning classes between 18:00 – 22:00, twice a week on average for part-time mode.
• A 12-month program (24-month program for part-time mode)
• 14 core modules and 5 workshops (3 of which face-to-face between November-March)
• Assessment: group reports/presentations, case study analysis, mid-term tests, final exams
• Dissertation or Internship (in Greece or abroad)

For information regarding student fees please contact the Institute.
Interested? Fill in the contact form and an advisor from the Institute will get in touch with you shortly.