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Doctorate in Hotel and Tourism Management

We are proud to offer two distinguished Doctorate programs in the realm of Hotel and Tourism Management:

  1. Doctorate in International Hotel and Hospitality Management

  2. Doctorate in International Tourism and Events Management

Our Doctorate programs in Hotel and Tourism Management are meticulously designed to furnish students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices governing hospitality and tourism management. Through a rigorous curriculum, students acquire the requisite knowledge and skills to thrive in the dynamic and competitive hospitality and tourism sectors.

The curriculum encompasses a wide array of research topics, including hospitality law, global tourism dynamics, customer service excellence, and financial management strategies. Moreover, students have the opportunity to specialize in various areas such as food and beverage management, event coordination, and tourism marketing.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates emerge equipped with the expertise and confidence necessary to carve out successful careers in their chosen fields within the global hospitality and tourism industries.

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"Excel in Your Career with a Doctorate in Hotel & Tourism Management from ABMS Academy"

Study Format: Fully Online/Self-paced Study

Program Components: 4 Modules + Thesis


  1. Research Methods

  2. Electronic Research Methods

  3. Choose any 2 of the following subjects:

    • Hotel and Hospitality Management

    • Tourism and Events Management (Any of the above subjects can be substituted with a. Accounting, b. Finance, c. Dynamic Website, or e. Strategic Management and Leadership for an additional fee of 90 CHF)


Curious about the word count for your thesis?

Typically, a Doctorate thesis spans between 45,000 to 60,000 words (inclusive of chapters 1 to 5).

Embark on your doctoral journey with us and:

  • Develop and implement innovative research methodologies.

  • Attain the highest standard of education.

  • Gain the expertise to contribute to peer-reviewed journals.

  • Transform into a successful doctoral researcher and educator.

Doctorate in details: 

Program Duration: 2 Academic Years*

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Previous Education: Completion of a Master's degree or its equivalent OR a minimum of 7 years of managerial experience coupled with a Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification.

  • Study Fee: please check the fee page.

  • English Proficiency: Proficiency in English demonstrated through IELTS or equivalent examination. (Applicable only to students from non-English speaking backgrounds or those who haven't studied in an English-speaking institution)

  • Age Requirement: Applicants must be 24 years or older.

*Note: Should you have any inquiries regarding your suitability for this study program, please feel free to contact us.

Academic Details:

  • Our program aligns with the European Higher Education Area and adheres to the Bologna Process (EHEA) Standards and guidelines, ensuring quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG).

  • EQF Level: This program corresponds to EQF Level 8, signifying a doctoral level qualification.

  • ECTS: The program comprises 120 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System credits.

  • For details regarding accreditations, quality assurance, and legalizations, please refer to the provided link.

  • Upon successful completion, graduates will be conferred with the prestigious DBA in Hotel and Tourism Management.

Study fee

Study Fee: click here

Please Note: The study fee mentioned does not cover the submission fee of 7 CHF and the one-time non-refundable application and reservation fee (required to secure your study place) of 95 CHF.

For an approximate conversion of the fees into your local currency, you may consult Google, XE, or any other reliable currency conversion service.

*As per, the duration of the doctorate program is typically not standardized, spanning between 2 and 7 years. This timeframe varies depending on factors such as the research field, the institution, and the employment status (part-time/full-time).

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