MSc in Tourism Management

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Duration: Full Time (12m) & Part Time (24m)/Evening classes
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Start Date: October
Fees: € 12,500

OVERVIEW

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.


Why Tourism?


The tourism sector fuels growth and job creation around the world, at sustained pace, according to the World Tourism Organization:

  • Represents approximately 9% of the global economy.
  • Has created approximately 69 million new jobs in the past 10 years.

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:

  • Represents 17.3% of the country’s GDP.
  • Supports 18.3% of total domestic employment, directly employing nearly 700.000 people across all skill levels.


Key features of the program

  • Weekday 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 2 workshops
  • Assessment: group reports/presentations, case study analysis, mid-term tests, final exams 
  • Dissertation or Internship (in Greece or abroad)


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.

 

Current Student Profile

HIGHLIGHTS

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 visits 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.

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MSc in Tourism Program FT Total Year Schedule 2016 -2017

1 credit = 3 ECTS

Note: In the context of those courses : Hospitality Management (2nd Period), Destination Management and Purchasing & Supply Management (4th Period), two mandatory visits are included, with a duration of 3 days each, to Costa Navarino Resort.

 

1st Period | October – November

Courses Hours | Credits
International Tourism Environment 14 | 1 Credits
Managing People in Tourism and Hospitality 21 | 1.5 Credits
Presentation & Writing Skills Workshop 14 | 1 Credits

2nd Period | November – December

Courses Hours | Credits
Managing Service Operations 21 | 1.5 Credits
Hospitality Management 28 | 2 Credits
Business Decisions with Data Models 14 | 1 Credits

3rd Period | January – February

Courses Hours | Credits
Digital Media and Channel Management 21 | 1.5 Credits
Event Management 14 | 1 Credits
Finance and Cost Accounting 28 | 2 Credits

4th Period | February – March

Courses Hours | Credits
Revenue Management 14 | 1 Credits
Destination Management 21 | 1.5 Credits
Purchasing and Supply Management 21 | 1.5 Credits

5th Period | April – May

Courses Hours | Credits
Strategy in Tourism 21 | 1.5 Credits
Sustainability in Tourism 21 | 1.5 Credits

6th Period | May –August

Courses Hours | Credits
Internship 56 | 4 Credits
OR
Dissertation 56 | 4 Credits

PART TIME

MSc in Tourism Program PT Total Year Schedule 2016 - 2018

1 credit = 3 ECTS

1st Period | October – November

Courses Hours | Credits
International Tourism Environment 14 | 1 Credits
Business Writing & Presentation Skills 14 | 1 Credits
Marketing Management for Tourism 14 | 1 Credits

2nd Period | November – December

Courses Hours | Credits
Business Decisions with Data Models 14 | 1 Credits
Hospitality Management 28 | 2 Credits

3rd Period | January – February

Courses Hours | Credits
Finance and Cost Accounting 28 | 2 Credits
Event Management 14 | 1 Credits

4th Period | February – March

Courses Hours | Credits
Revenue Management 14 | 1 Credits

5th Period | April – May

Courses Hours | Credits
Sustainability in Tourism 14 | 1 Credits

6th Period | October – November

Courses Hours | Credits
Managing People in Tourism and Hospitality 21 | 1.5 Credits

7th Period | November –December

Courses Hours | Credits
Managing Service Operations 21 | 1.5 Credits

8th Period | January – February

Courses Hours | Credits
Digital Media and Channel Management 21 | 1.5 Credits

9th Period | February – March

Courses Hours | Credits
Destination Management 21 | 1.5 Credits
Purchasing and Supply Management 21 | 1.5 Credits

10th Period | April – May

Courses Hours | Credits
Strategy in Tourism 21 | 1.5 Credits

11th Period | May – August

Courses Hours | Credits
Internship 56 | 4 Credits
OR
Dissertation 56 | 4 Credits

FACULTY

The Professors

Academic Director
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Evangelia Baralou Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies, Open University, UK

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.

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Course Faculty
Professor in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Edinburgh Napier University view more
Senior Teaching Fellow in Events at University of Surrey view more
Professor of Business and Management, Oxford Brookes University view more
Dimitris Diamantis Dean of Graduate Studies at Les Roches, Global Hospitality Education
Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at Les Roches, Global Hospitality Education view more
Professor of Sustainability Marketing, University of Surrey view more
Professor of Operations Management, University of Cyprus view more
Christos Koritos Academic Director of the MSc in Marketing
Assistant Professor of Marketing view more
Georgios Papageorgiou Head of the International Tourism and Hospitality Management Department at The American College of Greece
Professor II & HEAD OF THE INTERNATIONAL TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT AT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF GREECE view more
Professor of Operations Management, University of Cyprus view more
Stefanos Zarkos Academic Director of the MSc Programs: MSc in Finance; MSc in International Business & Management; MSc in Business for Lawyers; MSc in Entrepreneurship
Associate Professor in the Practice of Finance view more

CAREER

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Identify new trends and the requirements of employers, and adapt and respond effectively.
  • Provide outstanding service along international standards and manage successfully the complexities of the tourism industry.
  • Command the theory and practice in all aspects of running a tourism business: strategy, finance, marketing, operations, human resources.
  • Contribute to the management and organization of: hospitality, travel, destination, event, conference, leisure, entertainment and real estate development.
  • Handle the internal IT systems and online media channels necessary for digital marketing and operations.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships Scheme

You can secure pre-approval of your scholarship, before you apply for admission to the MBA or MSc program of your choice.

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GMAT Scholarships

 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.

AHEAD Scholarships for Micro Enterprises

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.

Next Generation Family Business Scholarship

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.

23th Economia Competition

Partial scholarship to all members of the winning team of the “Economia” competition for any of the below stated MSc Programs:

  • MSc in Strategic Human Resources Management
  • MSc in International Business and Management
  • MSc in Finance
  • MSc in Marketing
  • MSc in Business for Lawyers
  • MSc in Shipping Management
  • MSc in Tourism Management
  • MSc in Entrepreneurship

Equal Society for MSc in Tourism Management

1 full scholarship will be offered for the MSc in Tourism Management Program. All applicants should firstly apply in Equal Society in order social and economic criteria to be checked.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be considered for admission, candidates must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree;
  •  Provide evidence of excellent command of the English language;
  • Need to be currently employed or self-employed (valid for the part time mode only)
  • GMAT tests are optional unless the Academic Committee requires the applicant to take them: in any case, scores of 550 or more (GRE >155) can strengthen your application and help you secure a scholarship.

Candidates must submit:

  • The completed application form, including one recent photograph in jpeg format;
  • Two letters of recommendation in Greek or in English language.
  • Official Academic Transcripts as well as Certified copies of degrees from each undergraduate, graduate or professional degree earned;
  • Proof of competence in the English language (unless schooled in English), e.g. Proficiency or TOEFL or IELTS.
  • Three Essays, as indicated in the Application form;
  • Receipt of the non-refundable application fee's [€60] deposit

Click here to download the details for admission.

To learn more about academic policy, course credit policy, fees policy and rules for student conduct read the Academic Regulations.

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John Stavroulakis Program Manager

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e-mail: mstourism@alba.edu.gr

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