MBA in Tourism and Hospitality Management offers specialized tourism and hospitality subjects alongside core business subjects such as accounting, marketing and economics. Study of hospitality management, tourism management, food and beverage services, accommodation management, marketing, and service operations management provides a comprehensive scope of the tourism and hospitality industry. MBA in Tourism and Hospitality Management hones the industry knowledge and core business management skills of graduate students to plan tourism initiatives and operate hospitality businesses.

MBA program length and location:

Tourism and Hospitality Management specialization of the MBA program lasts for 4 semesters within 2 academic years.  The course requirement is 10 core courses (60 credits), 4 electives (24 credits) and a capstone project (12 credits), total 96 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits. Converted to US credit system the course requirement is 10 core courses (30 credits), 4 electives (12 credits) and a capstone project (6 credits), 48 credits in total.  Courses are taught in fall, spring and summer semesters two times a week. University is located in Istiglaliyyat Street 6, AZ1001, Baku Azerbaijan. Contacts: e-mail:, tel/fax + (99412) 497 62 67


Admission requirements to the program:

Baccalaureates having a minimum of 2 years of work experience with different backgrounds (economics, commerce, mathematics, engineering, medicine etc.) are eligible to join the MBA program. Eligible international students are accepted to the program based on a contract signed between both parties (university and potential student). Local students are required to pass a uniform state attestation exam before applying to the MBA program. Potential students are required to provide a proof of English language skills along with academic eligibility.


Advantages of teaching methods in the MBA program:

The MBA program seeks to improve students for their leadership skills, prepare them to master systematic knowledge, capabilities and management skills, enhance their professional competence, investigate complex business information, learn analytical thinking and decision-making skills, nourish student’s entrepreneurial mind, teach them business ethics, presentation and time management skills. This program prepares students to occupy top positions in organizations with different cultures. Case studies, presentations, time management skills, group/individual projects, and business games along with theoretical approach complement a rigorous program. The program also aims at teaching students with change management skills peculiar to non-government, not-for-profit and commercial organizations along with proactive thinking style to project scenarios in a regulatory environment. Students will be graded through midterm, class attendance, participation, home works, and final examinations.

Lecturers/Professors of the MBA Program:

Along with full time faculty members of the Azerbaijan State University of Economics the MBA program benefits from scientific and practical potential of professors and lecturers with top academic and managerial background whether in public, government, or private. The program also invites academicians from high ranked universities around the globe and takes advantage of their scientific knowledge and practical potential.



Magistrates who maintain excellent, good, or satisfactory academic standing and graduate from the MBA program receive their MBA degree with all the rights and privileges related to this degree.

Tourism and Hospitality courses:

First semester:

SMO 652                    Leadership and Organizational Behaviour

MGTSC 501               Statistics for Business and Economics

ECON 503                 Managerial economics

ACCTG 503               Financial accounting (F3)

Second semester:

SMO 502                    Strategy, Organization and Innovation

FIN 502                      Corporate Finance

MARK 542                Tourism planning and marketing

ACCTG 502               İdarəetmə uçotu (F2)


Third semester:

OM 503                      Operations Management in Tourism and Hospitality

BLAW 642                Business Law (F4)


Forth semester –       4  major electives

SMO 510                    Food and Beverage Control

SMO 562                    Maximising revenues in Toursim and Hospitality Operations

SMO 566                    Security and Loss Prevention in Tourism and Hospitality Management OM BUEC 501              Business in the Global Environment

ACCTG 511               Toursim and hospitality accounting

SMO 541                    Competitiveness and innovation in tourism and hospitality

MGTSC 507               Methods of Research and Analysis

MIS 514                     IT Applications in Business

MARK 530                International Marketing

SMO 633                    International Travel and Tourism

BLAW 566                 International Tourism and Hospitality Law

OM 504                      Managing Front-office and Housekeeping Operations

HRM 501                   Human Resource Management

HRM 602                   International Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

BLAW 631                Legal Aspects of Management

RES 620                     Research Methods in desicion making

MIS 521                     Management Information Systems

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