Master of Business Administration in International Hospitality Management
Our postgraduates lead by example, are highly adaptable and are not afraid to roll up their sleeves to get the job done. Does this sound like you? Do you want to earn an internationally recognized postgraduate degree, gain practical work experience and live in one of the most exciting cities in the world?
Join our 1-year degree programme and earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Hospitality Management. This programme combines academic knowledge with practical elements where you will gain competencies as varied as leadership, teamwork and strategic thinking, you’ll be developing highly employable skills useful across a range of senior positions, allowing you to lead the industry today and shape the future of tomorrow.
You might already have a degree in hospitality, or want to take your career in that direction. You might have years of real-life experience under your belt, or have just graduated from university. Whatever your journey, if you have a passion for the hospitality industry, this is the course for you.
The MBA is a rigorous programme for working professionals. It has been benchmarked against 15 other internationally well-known master’s-level courses, with over 60 senior executives from the hospitality industry contributing to the structure and content.
Over one year of course work, plus time to complete your thesis remotely, you’ll become equipped with all the skills you need to take your next big step in the world of hospitality.
• Study at the only hospitality management university in the UAE
• Fast-track your career by finishing your courses and thesis in 12 to 18 months
• Choose the modules that really interest you from a wide selection of electives
• Experience a unique blend of business-focussed academic modules and real-world knowledge
Take your next step with EAHM through our one-year MBA programme where you will elevate your existing skills and knowledge. Balance your work and classes with ease and build a wide range of quality network in the industry. With graduates who have worked with over 100 brands across the world, EAHM is a gateway to a world-class of opportunities.
Unlike large universities, we specialise in smaller class sizes with an average student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, which allows for more one-to-one attention from your lecturer.1 You’ll also be assigned a personal tutor, who will meet with you on a regular basis to discuss your academic and personal progress and career development.
Every member of our faculty has industry experience and 40% have doctoral degrees, meaning an expert is always on hand to help you out.
Once you have successfully completed your MBA, you’ll be able to:
• See the social, cultural and financial aspects of contemporary international hospitality management.
• Put your own professional stamp on the corporate leadership processes within hospitality businesses.
• Approach managerial issues in a creative, strategic and entrepreneurial way.
• Plan, design and execute business research using a range of analytical techniques and presentation skills.
Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Hospitality Management programme was created with working hospitality professionals in mind. Our graduates have worked for over 100 companies across more than 40 countries. They know The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) has the ability to open doors around the world. So, if hospitality management is your passion and you are looking to take the next step, you’re in the right place.
Programme Learning Outcomes
Apply advanced knowledge and skills to design and deliver sustainable and innovative hospitality services and experiences.
Demonstrate a critical, advanced, contemporary and integrated theoretical and operational knowledge of hospitality as an interdisciplinary field of research and practice.
Work together with diverse stakeholders to integrate complex knowledge and convey ideas effectively to achieve shared goals in ambiguous contexts.
Apply cognitive, creative and reflective skills to collect, analyse and synthesise information to generate and implement new ideas for solving complex hospitality problems.
Demonstrate knowledge, skills and techniques to lead entrepreneurial and strategic ventures.
Critically reflect on the performance of self and others and demonstrate initiative and leadership in dynamic hospitality settings.
Present written and oral information in an organised, cogent and concise manner.
There are over 1,000 EAHM alumni currently working around the world in over 40 countries. A master’s degree with a focus on hospitality is the ultimate competitive advantage. By gaining competencies as varied as leadership, teamwork and strategic thinking, you’ll be developing highly employable skills useful across a range of senior positions, allowing you to lead the industry today and shape the future of tomorrow.
Alumni in diverse roles:
Hotels and resorts:
• Director of Digital and Distribution – Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
• Investment Advisor – Oslo Investment Group
• Manager, MENA, Strategic Consulting (Real Estate Finance and Investments) – JLL
Real estate and property development:
• Director, Lodging Development – Marriott Middle East and Africa
• Project Development Manager – Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi
Finance and analytics:
• Senior Pricing Analyst – Hitachi Rail Europe
• Brand Analytics Manager – Expedia Group
Dubai is the city built on ambition. In many ways, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management represents everything that’s special about the city. It’s the optimism in the air. The sheer sense of possibility. The self-confident cosmopolitanism. This is the academy that’s made in Dubai and leading the world. Because the world of hospitality is changing, the rules are being rewritten and Dubai is at the forefront of the new world, leading the industry with its distinctive vision.
Our vision: To be a world leader in facilitating universitylevel learning, scholarship and applied research in the fields of tourism and hospitality management.
Our mission: To deliver world-class, innovative, industryrelevant education and research in a contemporary, multi-cultural environment to equip the next generation of hospitality business leaders with competencies to succeed in a dynamic world.
EAHM is formally accredited by the:
• Ministry of Education (MOE) in the United Arab Emirates
• Institute of Hospitality (IOH) in the United Kingdom (Bologna-compliant)
• International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) in Australia
Known as "the city of the future", Dubai is a leading centre for research and development (R&D) in emerging industries. The emirate creates an ecosystem for innovation and future-proofed business models through its output and performance, powered by tomorrow's thinking.
Open to the world
In the Middle Ages, Dubai was well-known for the selling of pearls and being a centre of trade. Today, Dubai challenges and amazes the world with its futuristic architecture and ambitious visions of an ever-cosmopolitan city.
Dubai is one of the safest cities in the world. The Dubai Police are known to be extremely proactive when it comes to any activity that could affect the safety of the country, such as cyber-crimes