MA Hospitality and Tourism Management, 2014-15

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Course offered by: BCA, Athens


The MA Hospitality and Tourism Management programme seeks to prepare and equip future managers with the necessary contemporary skills and knowledge in order to accept high-level responsibilities in all tourism and hospitality sectors, including hotel and catering management, Tourism planning and development, destination marketing  and consulting.


Commencement: 1st semester (October entry) – 2nd semester (February entry)
Duration: 1 Year (Full Time ) / 2 Years (Part Time)
Schedule: Monday – Friday evenings
Language: English
Building: BCA Athens Campus

Admission requirements

Applicants can be admitted to the course as long as they possess a second class honours degree from a UK University, or a Ptychion of 6.5 and above from  an AEI University or a Ptychion of 7 and above from a TEI University, or a Bachelor from an American University with GPA 2.75 and above or equivalent qualification.


Those who wish to attend the course in English should also submit one of the following certifications:

  • IELTS: a minimum score of 6.0 (with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component of the test)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C and above
  • Michigan Proficiency (ECPE): P (Pass) and above
  • Pearson Academic: 56 (with a minimum score of 56 in each component of the test)
  • BCA IELTS Placement Test : a minimum score of 6.0 (with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component of the test)

Philosophy and Aims

The course is designed to offer graduates from various disciplines an intensive conversion course to prepare them for a career in hospitality. It offers individuals who want to develop a deeper understanding of the nature of international hospitality and tourism management, knowledge on aspects like tourism’s numerous economic, social and cultural impacts and the management interventions needed to address problems related to hospitality operations and the development of tourism. It is anticipated that students will come from two different backgrounds: directly from the successful completion of a first degree, either in this country or from abroad, or from a background where they have had significant work experience in one or more sectors of the hospitality and tourism industry.


  1. To offer an intellectually stimulating and challenging environment based on current thinking and best practice in Hospitality and tourism education which facilitates in-depth understanding of the role played by international Hospitality and tourism in a world order increasingly subject to the stresses and strains of globalisation.
  2. To enable participants to understand the key concepts in Hospitality and tourism management and the theoretical debates associated with the nature of hospitality and tourism and its operation within the wider context of national and international hospitality and economic development.
  3. To critically evaluate the key notions in tourism (e.g. the sectors comprising the tourism industries, the destination as a framework for analysis and management and issues associated with sustainability) will provide an overarching context for students to understand the management and development of tourism.

Award Titles

While most students will aim to achieve the full Masters qualification, all Masters courses offer the subsidiary awards of Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma (both available with Merit or with Distinction) for students unable to complete their full programme of study.

The full list of awards and their requirements is as follows:

Award Title Notes
PG Cert.  Postgraduate Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Management Awarded for 60 credit modules
PG Dip. Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management Awarded for 120 credit modules
ΜΑ MA in Hospitality and Tourism Management Awarded for 180 credit modules


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