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.
The tourism sector fuels growth and job creation around the world, at sustained pace, according to the World Tourism Organization:
The Greek tourism industry is one of the most dynamic fields of employment in the country, according to SETE, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises:
Key features of the program
The MSc in Tourism Management is designed for:
Current Student Profile
International Recognition: Accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
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.
Internship: Opportunity to spend three months at the heart of the tourism season at a number of tourism organizations. Internship at Costa Navarino offers c.v. inclusion into a global employment database and access to the most exciting online and classroom training programs.
Ideal location: The program is offered in Greece, a country with a long-lasting tradition in tourism. Part of the program will be offered on the ALBA campus at the heart of Athens.
Links to the industry: Students will benefit from the close links between ALBA and the Greek tourism community.
* 1 credit = 3 ECTS
Note: In the context of the Hospitality Management course, a mandatory 3-day visit is included to Costa Navarino Resort
* 1 credit = 3 ECTS
Dr. Baralou has broad research interests in how technologies mediate human interactions. She studies serious games and how the gamification process can enhance organizational learning and innovation. Her research draws on activity theory and critical realism as a broader philosophy.alba profile link
Graduates of the program will be able to:
You can secure pre-approval of your scholarship, before you apply for admission to the MBA or MSc program of your choice.
Those candidates who bring GMAT score from 700 and above, will be granted a scholarship of 60% of the total tuition fees for all MBA and MSc's (Excluding the Executive MBA, Double Masters for Lawyers and the MSc in ISF Programs). Candidates with high GMAT bellow 700 are also eligible for smaller scholarships.
The ALBA Hub for Entrepreneurship and Development (AHEAD) offers one partial scholarship for any of the Academic Programs at ALBA aimed at prospective students from competitive micro enterprises. (Executive MBA, MSc in ISF and Double Masters for Lawyers candidates are not included). Scholarship is open to entrepreneurs, involved family members and managers from micro businesses with less than 10 employees.
ALBA Graduate Business School offers two partial scholarship for any of the Academic Programs at ALBA (Executive MBA, MSc in ISF and Double Masters for Lawyers candidates are not included) to a member of the next generation of a family business. It aims to encourage growth and succession in Greek family businesses, and support upcoming business leaders so that they can excel in such a demanding role.
SEV (Hellenic Federation of Enterprises) offers five (5) partial scholarships for graduate studies at ALBA.
Scholarships are open only for the academic year 2017 – 2018, will cover 40% of total fees and are addressed exclusively to Small and Medium Enterprises – members of SEV, offered as rewarding services to the members of the Federation.
Applications can be submitted online at https://applications.alba.edu.gr/ with the indication “SEV scholarship” noted at the field Scholarship-Financial Aid.
Note that the evaluation of applications and the final selection will be made from ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece.
All applicants need to meet the eligibility criteria of the program they apply for and to go through the standard admission procedure and personal interview.
For any additional information applicants can contact Ms. Antonina Kalkavoura at 210 8964531 (ext. 2253) or through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 full scholarship will be offered for the MSc in Tourism Management Program.
Partial scholarship to all members of the winning team of the “Economia” competition for any of the below stated MSc Programs:
To be considered for admission, candidates must:
Candidates must submit:
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