Master of Business Administration in HoReCa industry in English 

Recruitment deadline Until 4 October, 10.2024
Beginning of studies 12-13 October, 2024
Duration 2 semesters
Language of study English
Mode of education Part-time - Saturday-Sunday 

Classes take place in the very center of Gdańsk – Wrzeszcz

Executive Master of Business Administration MBA in HoReCa industry using VR technology

The project was awarded by the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship for the use of VR technology in education in the category Innovation in Tourism 2022.

MBA (Master of Business Administration) is an advanced program covering business management and preparing to manage institutions in the HoReCa industry.

The MBA in Hospitality Industry, created by the Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management in Gdańsk, is an ideal solution for those who want to improve or gain practical skills in the most dynamically developing service sector. Our programs emphasize the creative application of knowledge in real-world projects which allows to gain valuable experience not only in the hospitality industry, but also in other related industries.


1. Aim of the studies

  • The aim of the studies is to prepare students for professional business management in the HoReCa industry. MBA students will have access to, among others, detailed information in the field of management, including strategic, financial, marketing, operational, and other information. The goal is also to understand how a company in the HoReCa industry operates or should operate as a whole. Lectures and exercises will provide students with theoretical knowledge which is used during workshops ensuring the acquisition and improvement of the desired practical skills directly related to project management. MBA studies emphasize the development of leadership skills, including optimal team management, minimizing the occurrence of problems.


2. Candidate’s profile

  • MBA postgraduate studies are dedicated to both young and experienced managers who want to learn, apply and develop tool (methodological) skills in managing facilities and human resources in the HoReCa industry. Although experience in this field is not a prerequisite for participating in MBA studies, it will certainly facilitate participation in classes.
  • An MBA participant can be a person who has a full qualification at least at the bachelor's level and has at least 3 years of experience in a managerial position.


3. Institution confirming the qualification

  • Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management in Gdansk
  • A person who has completed MBA studies receives a certificate of completion of these studies issued by the Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management in Gdansk.


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Benefits for the participant

  • improving qualifications and gaining practical knowledge in the field of management in one of the fastest growing service sectors in the world – the hotel industry;
  • enriching substantive knowledge with practical knowledge – lectures are conducted by entrepreneurs who operate in the HoReCa industry and have extensive experience, with the use of an interactive room, the only one of its kind in this part of the world!;
  • learning about global trends and innovations in hotel management;
  • expanding one’s network of professional contacts and establishing business cooperation thanks to a group of students-managers representing various levels of management;
  • updating knowledge: along with the development of science and technology, market requirements evolve as well, so students should have current and future knowledge that they will learn about during MBA studies.


Timetable (winter semester 2024/2025)

  • 12, 13 October 2024     – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • 09,10 November 2024 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • 23, 24 November 2024 –  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • 7, 8 December 2024     – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • 14, 15 December 2024 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • 11, 12 January 2025     – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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tematyka zajęć i semestr

Topics of classes – 1st semester

  • Managing the investment process in the hotel industry
  • Hotel systems and management models
  • Legal conditions in the hotel industry
  • Managing a building
  • Organization of operational divisions
  • Hotel catering management
  • Marketing Communication
  • Sales and distribution
  • Organization of events in the meetings industry
  • Revenue Management 
  • Organization and management of the spa & wellness zone
  • Management accounting


Total fee for the entire study:

  • 4500 Euro
  • Administration fee: 200 Euro


Eligibility rules:

To become a student, you must submit the following documents:

  1. Personal questionnaire    
  2. Diploma of graduation at the minimum level of first-cycle studies
  3. Documented at least 3 years of professional experience as a manager/director   
  4. Payment of the fee for 1 semester