Objectives and competences

At the CETT-UB we are aware of the new challenges we are currently facing due to digital transformation, new environmental legislation, globalization, and the latest management trends. The sector needs new highly qualified executive profiles to be able to adapt to this new context. Thanks to the Hotel and Restaurant Management program, you will acquire the personal and professional skills to lead and manage future hotel and restaurant companies.
The master's degree has two specialization pathways that enable students to gain deeper knowledge of areas depending on their interests and motivations:


Students will have all the advantages of CETT as well as those of the UB: an extensive catalogue of databases to consult documents, reports and scientific articles, among others. You will also have free access to the entire digital library of resources of the World Tourism Organization."

Basic information

Type Master's degree
Faculty or school University School of Hospitality and Tourism (affiliated centre)
Branch of knowledge Social and Legal Sciences
Mode of delivery
  • Face-to-face
  • Blended learning
Credits 60
Number of places available 115 of face-to-face learning and 40 of blended learning
Length of course 1 academic year
Coordination University School of Hospitality and Tourism CETT
Course details Indicators
Open pre-enrolment Yes
Open enrolment Yes
Lead to doctoral studies Yes
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification No
Bridging courses Yes
  • Hotel Management
  • Restaurant Management

Objectives and competences


- Lead, manage and transform accommodation and catering companies and businesses.
- Make strategic and operational decisions in dynamic and agile contexts.
- Internalize management models based on sustainable criteria in the social, economic, and environmental fields.
- Make the most of the opportunities offered by digitalization. Both for its commercialization, as well as to undertake and create specific products and services.


  • To design and implement commercial strategies that give answer to new opportunities in emerging businesses from the sector.
  • Coordinate and drive the commercial activity in Hospitality businesses.
  • To adapt the management style in the direction of the different situational contexts within the company.
  • Optimize the management of the economic resources in Hospitality companies.
  • Evaluate investments and take decisions on new projects while managing and controlling the associated risks.
  • To define the policies necessary for accomplishing the objectives derived from the strategic analysis of the business.
  • Plan, coordinate and control the operations and services in all management areas of Hospitality organizations.
  • Develop the digital skills necessary for the management of the information for the business.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

  • Ability to design and implement commercial strategies for new business opportunities in the sector.
  • Ability to coordinate and lead the commercial activity in hotel and catering companies.
  • Ability to optimize economic, financial, and human resources.
  • Ability to evaluate investments and make decisions on new projects, managing and controlling the associated risks.
  • Ability to define the necessary policies in line with the strategic objectives of the project.
  • Ability to develop digital skills for business management.
  • Ability to identify, pose or solve a problem in a relevant and creative way.

Access requirements and conditions

General requirements

According to the Royal Decree 1393/2007, article 16, established on October 29th, in order to access the university master's degree studies, applicants must have one of the following degrees:

  • A Spanish university degree studies.
  • A degree issued by an EHEA educational institution that allows, in the country of issuance, the access to a university master's degree.
  • A degree issued outside the EHEA. In this case, it is a requirement to be in possession of either an officially recognized studies' degree from a Spanish university or the previous authorization by the University of Barcelona in that identifies the studies as equivalent to a Spanish university degree that allows, in the country of issuance, the access to a university master's degree. The acceptance to university master's degree studies does not imply the homologation of the previous degree nor the recognition in any other regards than the ability to apply to the master's.

Specific requirements
' Associate's Degree in Tourism or the corresponding Technician in Tourism Companies and Activities degree
No complementary training required

' Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
The established complementary training is required; courses belonging to the Tourism Degree at the EUHT CETT-UB.

Courses established as complementary training for the master's: Accommodations Management 6 ECTS (students in the Hospitality Management specialization),Restaurant Management 6 ECTS (students in the Restaurant Management specialization) and Economic and Financial Management of Tourism Companies 6 ECTS (students in both specializations).



The pre-enrolment period opens as of January and closes, at the latest, in September. Each centre and each master's degree can establish their specific periods within this general period.


  • Pre-enrolment fee: A pre-enrolment fee of 30,21 euros is charged. Students who apply to more than one master's degree must pay the fee for each pre-enrolment request. Pre-enrolment requests cannot be processed until this fee has been paid.Fees will only be refunded if the master's degree in question is suspended.
  • Reserved places: A maximum of 5% of the new places of the master's degree are reserved for students who meet the general and specific access requirements and accredit the recognition of a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.

Required documentation

Selection criteria

Students that, once informed, choose to proceed with admission must follow this procedure:

  1. Submit the application form hosted in the CETT-UB website: Via the application form, where all the information must be submitted, as well as the required documents in order to be considered for admission: resume/CV and  transcripts (information that will be verified by the Admissions Committee).
  2. Language test: The admissions process requires the completion of a language test in order to validate the candidate's knowledge of the language in which the degree will be taught. The number of students that come from countries that do not speak Spanish natively has increased over the years. For a correct development of the classes, it is indispensable to have knowledge of the Spanish language at a certain oral and written level. It's for this reason that, before admission, candidates that come from a country that does not speak Spanish natively must pass a test that will certify their language level.

The test has the following parts:

  • Oral Expression and Understanding (60%)
  • Written Expression and Understanding (40%)


Once the secretary's office has the confirmation of admission from the master's coordinator we will send the admission letter, via ordinary mail and email.


As a general rule, at the UB you will be required to enrol online. Remember that you can lose your place if you do not enrol on the day you have been assigned

Course curriculum

Subjects and course plans

Distribution of credits

Compulsory 21
Optional 24
Compulsory placements 0
Compulsory final project 15

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Placements in a company or another type of organization are an integral part of university studies, providing first-hand experience of working methodologies in students' chosen professional fields. They offer invaluable practical experience for the transition into work after graduation.


Placements are supervised by tutors and subject to assessment. They are therefore included in the academic record.  There is also an option to complete non-curricular placements of up to 500 hours, which can be extended to 900 hours. For both curricular and non-curricular placements, an educational cooperation agreement is signed between the UB and the company, institution or other organization at which the placement will be carried out.


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