Online MBA in International Hospitality & Service Industries Management

Glion’s Online MBA is the only accredited hospitality MBA delivered entirely online. Designed for experienced professionals, it will give you the tools and knowledge to advance your career to senior positions within the hospitality and tourism industry, or to change paths and pursue other services industry careers.

This 100% Online MBA in hospitality presents distinct advantages for working professionals:

  • The online courses offer the flexibility to pace your studies while you continue working.
  • From the moment the program begins, you can apply knowledge to gain immediate benefits in your career.
  • You will build lifelong learning skills to analyze research, solve problems and make decisions based on data and critical thinking.

Key Facts:

Location: 100% Online

Duration: average 2 years depending on pace of study

Internships: not required for experienced professionals

Start Dates 2017: 21 August and 6 November

Online MBA Courses

CORE COURSES (24 Credits)

  • Strategies for Online Study of International Hospitality Management 

  • Managing Service Operations 

  • Human Resources Management 

  • Managerial Finance and Accounting 

  • Hospitality Services Marketing 

  • Business Research Methods 

  • Global Strategic Management

  • Revenue Management



  • Brand Management

  • Challenges of Leadership

  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility

  • Cross-Cultural Management 

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Planning 

  • Financial Strategy and Planning 

  • Innovation

  • Integrated Marketing Communications

  • Property and Asset Management

  • Sustainability in Hospitality and Tourism



The 24-week Applied Business Project (ABP) will give you the chance to analyze structures and processes in your workplace and create plans for improvement. Several graduates of the online MBA program have succeeded in implementing the insights from the ABP to transform aspects of their department and organization.
Note: Residencies are available to online MBA students on an occasional basis, subject to demand.
These course titles are guidelines and subject to change at any time. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for the final list.

The Benefits of Studying Online

  • Small virtual class sizes
  • Accessibility (24/7 online)
  • Interaction with international faculty and like-minded professionals
  • Notable faculty which consists of industry experts, university professors and managers
  • Support from an experienced team of student advisors who offer academic guidance throughout the period of study

The Virtual Classroom

The Online MBA classroom is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, removing all geographical and time-zone restrictions, thus allowing students to access the course and its materials anytime, from anywhere.

Glion Institute of Higher Education is responsible for the academic quality of the online MBA and awards the degree. Laureate Online Education provides the e-learning environment and personal student support. Both organizations are renowned for quality, innovation and a commitment to continuous improvement in online teaching and learning for working professionals.