Universitat de Barcelona

Hotel and Restaurant Management


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 routes that will allow you to delve into different areas according to your interests and motivations.

As a CETT student you will enjoy all the advantages that the school offers you as well as those of the UB: an extensive catalog 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.

The master's program defines the essential tools and the professional skills to assume leadership positions and to succeed as a manager in the Hospitality industry.

Learning objectives

- 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.

Basic Information

Number of ECTS credits awarded:
Number of places available:
 115 of face-to-face learning and 40 of blended learning
Faculty or school:
  University School of Hotel Management and Tourism CETT (affiliated center)
Master's degree course homepage:
  Master's degree course homepage

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.

Admission 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).

Skills and competences

  • 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.

Pre-enrolment calendar

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%.

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.


The student, with the aforementioned information, will proceed to the administrative process of the enrolment with the assessment of the secretary's office.

Closed Enrolment