The tourism sector has become for decades one of the key areas for the social and economic development of our country. Within it, the hotel sector, a cornerstone of tourism, is the one which has experienced stronger growth in recent years.

Immersed in an environment that is becoming unstable at high speed and in which uncertainty is high, the life cycle of products is becoming shorter and the client shows higher levels of demand. The sector continuously demands profesionales trained to operate in a constantly evolving market, able to adopt modern management styles in more complex organizations with a growing trend towards concentration.

In order to train the best profesionales in the hotel industry, CETT presents the official Master in Hotel Management and Restaurant Industry, one of the official programmes of higher education with greater recognition and tradition.
Reasons to study this master:
High quality educational program recognized within the hotel industry. It is an Official Master's Degree from the University of Barcelona valid throughout the European territory. It is considered the education program higher in hotel management with greater recognition and tradition of the offer Spanish university
The international academic environment with cultural diversity enriches further exchange of personal and professional experiences and knowledge complements learned in the classroom.
The learning methodology is oriented towards action and uses the techniques for group dynamics, role playing and the outdoor training, ensuring training with immediate applicability to the company.


Master's core subject (21 ECTS):
Marketing management (6 ECTS):
  • Business Plan. Structure and contents of a marketing plan
  • Development and implementation stages of a marketing plan
  • Communication plan: Offline and Online communication techniques
  • Revenue Management: Tools and indicators
Human Resources & Organisational Management (3 ECTS):
  • Excellence in human resources: the management of human capital and service orientation
  • Ethics and leadership
  • The management of change and organizational behaviour
  • Development of personal and professional skills
Economic and financial management (6 ECTS):
  • Financial accounting: Foundations
  • Economic and financial analysis: Tools
  • Financial Balance Principles
  • Profitability and self- financing
  • Economic and financial analysis: Practical approach
  • Operational and financial budget
  • Receipt and Credit Management
Strategic Management (6 ECTS):
  • Design and implementation of strategies for hoteliers
  • Development of business models adapted to the current industry trends
  •  Analysis if investment projects
  • Strategic Planning
Specialisation subjects (24 ECTS):
Operational Management in the hotel industry (6 ECTS)
  • Design, organization and planning of the sales and marketing división in a hotel establishment
  • Design, organization and planning of the of the Food & Beverage department in a hotel establishment
  • Design, organization and planning of the Front & Office and Housekeeping department
Event Management in the hotel industry (6 ECTS)
  • Barcelona as an events destination
  • MICE sector at present
  • The relationship between MICE sector and hotels
  • Events Organization 
Customer Experience Management (3 ECTS)
  • Quality Management and Control in the hotel and restaurant industry
  • Guest experience as differential value
  • Customer Service Management: clientele analysis and needs meeting
Cruisers as hotel product (3 ECTS)
  • Background & origins of cruisers
  • Marketing strategies applied to the sector
  • Operations management on a cruiser
  • Cruiser design and architecture
  • Customer Experience Management on a cruiser
Hotel Design & Architecture (3 ECTS)
  • Hotels design, hotel areas and design criteria
  • Spaces and equipment according to hotel typologies
  • Development oif a new hotel product
  • Interior design/ Luxury Management
Practicum (Internship on Master´s Level) Or Market Research (6ECTS)
Final Master's dissertation (15 ECTS)


The recommended profile for future incoming students of the Master's Degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Company Management includes the following aspects:
  • Basic knowledge of hospitality and restaurant company management.
  • Have a good level of foreign languages, as this is a fundamental skill for the student's professional positioning, as well as to be able to broaden the scope of studies to the international level.
  • Be willing to work in a dynamic sector, where initiative, skill for interpersonal relationships, leadership skills, teamwork, and project management are valued.


The learning model used is designed to facilitate the participant the analysis, control and improvement of Hotel Management and / or Restaurant industry, causing situations in which participants must cope with different situations and common problems in different types and structures of this type of tourism businesses. The continued involvement of the students in the classes, the constant incentive development through reflective exercises and case studies, provides participants with the skills necessary for career success in this field.

Idiomas en los que se imparte



The main objectives of the master are:
  • Preparing profesionales who, from a solid training in the management of hotel companies as well as from previous work experience in the sector can deepen the knowledge necessary to ensure success in hotel management.
  • Providing students with the tools and techniques needed for the analysis and diagnosis of current and future strategic challenges of the hotel sector and for the formulation of long term competitive and sustainable strategies.
  • Strengthening the managerial skills of students and contributing to the implementation of more effective management models in the industry.
  • Encouraging entrepreneurial spirit and initiative in the hospitality field.
  • Developing the professional personal and interpersonal skills of students, required to assume leadership positions in the hotel sector.

Titulación obtenida

Oficial master degree of hotel management.

Perspectivas laborales

The career possibilities eligible to the participants in this master focus on positions and functions to be developed in the following departments of businesses, institutions and tourist destinations: Director / Manager of companies or hotel groups: The figure of the hotel manager is comparable to the position of CEO or of an SME. In addition to managing the budget and coordinating the team, this executive is responsible for compliance with internal procedures, standards of quality and for the efficiency of operations. Responsible for corporate departments of hotel chains: This figure's main function focuses on the help and support offered to different business units of the hotel group. Head of Hotel Division of Business Groups: Responsible for coordinating and monitoring the various hotel businesses belonging to an investment or corporative group.
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