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CIBU Tourism & Hospitality MBA Program Structure

The California International Business University (CIBU) Tourism & Hospitality MBA offers students in-depth training in hotel management and the hospitality industry. The Tourism and Hospitality elective courses are offered by CIBU’s partner school Vatel, an international hospitality educational institution. The program can be completed in two years.


The CIBU Tourism and Hospitality MBA program requires 32 hours of business core credits, as well as 16 hours of hospitality specialty courses. The core courses cover topics such as marketing, entrepreneurship, and operations management, while the hospitality specialty courses focus on hospitality trends, international business law, and sales management for hospitality.


The CIBU Office of Career Services offers students assistance with job searches, resume writing, and global network development. Students may also get help with job interview preparation, salary negotiation, and even questions about visa issues.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The CIBU Tourism and Hospitality MBA students pay tuition on a per-semester basis, at $6,500 per semester. The total cost of the program is $26,000.

Students may qualify for financial aid benefits such as grants, as well as unsubsidized and subsidized (need-based) Federal Stafford loans. Furthermore, California residents may qualify for the California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) for protection against the loss of prepaid tuition.

Admissions Procedures

To apply to the CIBU Tourism and Hospitality MBA program, students should complete an online application and submit transcripts for their bachelor’s degree. CIBU does not require GMAT scores or an application fee. Proof of health insurance, bank statements, or an interview may be required. If proof of English proficiency is necessary, students may submit scores from TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, or evidence of education in an English-speaking country. International students must also provide proof of financial means worth $30,000 USD.

Applicants need to hold a bachelor’s degree in the tourism or hospitality fields. Students with an undergraduate degree from another field may qualify their application with two or more years of work in the hospitality industry.

Application Deadlines

Deadlines for the fall entry are July 1, and November 1 for the forthcoming spring entry.

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