MBA in Tourism (Distance Learning)


The MBA in Tourism is accredited by the The Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA)








The distance program MBA in Tourism of Neapolis University Pafos provides students with a comprehensive and integrated approach to the discipline of tourism and the critical sector of tourism in general. The MBA in Tourism follows a modern approach to providing the necessary knowledge for the understanding of tourism as a social and economic phenomenon. It places particular emphasis on the tourism and hospitality business administration and the management of tourism destinations. Building upon the benefits of innovation in the globalised world, the curriculum is structured around the following pillars: environmental sustainability and sustainable management of tourism organisations. Therefore, students shall be equipped with the right skills to meet the challenges faced by modern tourism businesses, in a constantly changing international environment dominated by rapid technological developments, resulting in new models of corporate governance.

The Programme is specially designed for:

  • employees -managers in tourism and hospitality businesses such as hotels, travel agencies, Tour Operators, Airlines, Cruise companies and Destination Management Organizations,
  • researchers/analysts and executives in the tourism sector worldwide,
  • employees-managers in sectors beyond tourism,
  • specialists and consultants providing expert opinions on tourism policy and development to the public and private sectors,
  • lecturers in Schools of Tourism and those who also choose to advance their academic careers to the doctoral level.


  • The international prestige and recognition of Neapolis University of Pafos.
  • Excellent academic staff with strong expertise in the taught subjects.
  • International collaborations with many Universities.
  • The flexibility of distance learning.
  • The use of advanced technology and resources.
  • The dynamic choice between synchronous and asynchronous distance education.
  • The adjustment of the MBA program to current market requirements and multiple business environments.
  • Competitive tuition fees.


This is a distance learning Programme. During the academic year, educational meetings are held for each of the courses (compulsory and optional), as follows: six (6) telemeetings of a duration of two hours with the adviser for each course, who is responsible for informing, guiding, advising and evaluating the students. These meetings are primarily aimed at the general support of students as well as in the elaboration, deepening and development of all the courses that the students are studying. The interactivity and formative assessment form part of the learning and teaching methodology. The assignments completed during the semester correspond to 30% of the final grade while the final exam corresponds to 70%. In order for the student to succeed in a course he / she must achieve, in the written assignment as well as the final examination, a grade of at least 50/100.

In the third semester students complete their MBA dissertation which corresponds to 30 ECTS.



CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
DMBA550Financial and Managerial AccountingCompulsory7.5
DMBA560Marketing Manaement & Business CommunicationCompulsory7.5
DMBA580Leadership and Organizational BehaviourCompulsory7.5
DMBA620Quantitative Business AnalysisCompulsory7.5


CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
DTOUR520Tour Operating ManagementCompulsory7.5
DTOUR550Economics of Tourism and HospitalityCompulsory7.5
DTOUR570Strategic Destination ManagementCompulsory7.5
DTOUR530Hospitality Operations ManagementElective7.5


CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
In order to obtain the MBA in Tourism, students should successfully be examined in all the compulsory courses and their dissertation.


The academic background of each candidate based on his/her previous studies, as well as his/her foreseen ability to conclude successfully the Program are taken into account. The necessary supporting documents to be submitted with the application include:

  • Officially authenticated certificates of academic qualifications of university level (degree etc.).
  • Adequate knowledge of the English language, which is certified by the equivalent of a B2 level English language degree. By decision of the Director of the Postgraduate Studies Program, special exams or interview any other test may take place for those candidates who do not have a degree of the abovementioned level so that their ability to meet the standards of the Postgraduate Program is verified.
  • A statement of personal interest.
  • Two reference letter, at least one of which should be of academic character.


The University reserves its right to define the electives offered on an academic year basis.

The programme structure may change without prior notice, as a result of quality assurance procedures or/and programme recertification.


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Eirini Vlassi

Lecturer, Management and Marketing of Tourism Businesses and Destinations

Coordinator of the MBA in Tourism

Eirini Vlassi is currently a lecturer in Neapolis University Pafos in the field of management and marketing of tourism business and tourism destinations. She is also an adjunct lecturer, teaching Strategic Tourism Management, in the MBA in Aviation and Tourism Management offered by the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences....

Christos Christodoulou-Volos

Associate Professor of Economics and Finance

Head of the Department of Economics and Business

Dr. Christos N. Christodoulou-Volos is an Associate Professor of Economics and Finance and the Head of the Department of Economics and Business...

Christos Papademetriou

Assistant Professor in Management - Human Resources Management

Coordinator of the Distance Master in Business Administration (DMBA)

Christos Papademetriou holds a doctorate (PhD) in Social Science from the University of Leicester, UK. The title of his thesis is “Investigating the Impact of Sequential Cross-Cultural Training on the Level of Sociocultural and Psychological Adjustment of Expatriate Mangers”...

Andreas Masouras

Assistant Professor in Communication and Marketing

Coordinator of the BSc Business Administration & Bachelor in Digital Business

Dr Andreas Masouras is Assistant Professor at Neapolis University in the fields of Marketing and Communication. He holds a PhD (Honors) from the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of the Peloponnese...

Evanthia Kardoulia

Lecturer in Tourism Law

Dr. Evanthia Kardoulia holds a Ph.D. in Law from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, an LL.M. in Tourism  Law from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and an LL.B. from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.....

Charalampos Chrysomallidis

Lecturer in Public Policies

General Coordinator of the MPA

Charalampos Chrysomallidis is an Economist and Lecturer in Public Policies at the Neapolis University Pafos, holding a PhD in Political Science and European Studies from University of Athens...

Nikolaos Apostolopoulos

Visiting Research Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Dr Nikolaos Apostolopoulos is an Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Neapolis University Pafos. He also acts as a Scientific Advisor at the Labour Institute (INE-GSEE)...