MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management

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Ignite change in an industry that is truly global

There is no industry more global than tourism and hospitality. Our goal is to help you master your business acumen and management skills to give you the tools you need to develop game-changing strategies for your career in the hospitality and tourism industry. 

Our School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management dates back to 1969. You can be sure the skills and training you receive in your MBA are relevant to your career.

Learn to:

  • Enhance your leadership and management abilities by learning from faculty who have developed game-changing research within the hospitality, foodservice and tourism

  • Network with fellow business leaders within your industry and related industries

  • Elevate your career potential with an MBA degree that is catered to your industry 


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Alumni Profile: Vineet Saluja, MBA '09

Vineet Saluja credits his career successes to his Lang MBA. The program equipped him with a high-level understanding of the complex world of hospitality and tourism finance.

  • 2007: Enrolled in the Lang MBA while working at Marriott International
  • 2009: Graduated from the Lang MBA program.
  • Currently the Director of Finance and Accounting at Marriott International 

Vito Currali

“The Guelph MBA gave me the opportunity to further my education in the hospitality industry while giving me relevant skills that I could put into my career immediately.” 

Vito Currali, MBA, Executive Director, Sales, Hilton

Hospitality and Tourism Management MBA Courses

HTM Marketing Strategy: Analysis and application of marketing foundations through integration of marketing variables with real-world situations and in-depth analysis of strategic marketing issues.

Managing Service Quality: A holistic and interdisciplinary approach is used to explore the principles of service management. The course will enhance participants' understanding of what constitutes quality, the nature of service, and strategies for improving it.

Revenue Management: This course discusses revenue maximization strategies and tactics that improve the profitability of businesses that work in fixed capacity environments, face time-varied demand, their product is homogeneous and their cost structure reflects a high proportion of fixed and a low proportion of variable cost item

Core MBA Courses

Foundation of Leadership: This course will enhance students' interpersonal skills, expand their knowledge and understanding of the theory and research behind leadership, and explore the impact of effective team management and collaboration in the organization. Experiential approaches are used to enhance managerial skills.

Sustainable Value Creation: This course is designed to provide an introduction to the relevance of sustainability as a strategic framework for driving value creation and to enhance critical thinking skills that will enable students to more effectively identify and formulate strategic sustainability initiatives for organizations.

Financial and Managerial Accounting: This course emphasizes the gathering and use of financial information to facilitate effective financial and management decisions. Cases are used to approach the subject from the perspective of the user of accounting information rather than that of the supplier.

Foundations of Human Resource Management: This course examines the essential human resource management functions of planning, staffing, employee development, compensation, health and safety, labour relations, and legal compliance, in a variety of organizational settings.

Management Communications: Examination of the theory, function and practice of managerial communications with particular emphasis on developing communication strategies and skills.

Research Methods for Managers: Students learn to formulate a research problem, undertake a literature review, and to select and use appropriate quantitative and qualitative techniques for the collection and analysis of relevant data.

Financial Management: The course takes the viewpoint of the senior financial officer of a commercial enterprise. The focus is on the management of cash, accounts receivable, inventories and capital assets, as well as on the sourcing of funds through short-term liabilities, long-term and owners' equity.

Strategic Management: An integrative course which draws together the conceptual theories and models of the graduate program core. Utilizes conceptual, analytical, problem identification, and problem-solving skills.

Operations Management: This course applies operations research theory and practices to management problem solving and decision-making. The focus is on modeling service and product delivery systems and major emphasis is placed on managerial problems in food and agribusiness organizations.


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