mba coming from a tourism background


Giuliana C...
Hello Everyone.

My name is Giulia, I am 29 years old and I am Italian.
I have a bachelor degree in Interpreting and translation that allowed me to learn well Spanish and English and to study 9 months in Uk with the Erasmus programme.
Then I did my "laurea magistrale" in Italy in Management and Promotion of Culture and Tourism. I then did a compulsory internship in a luxury hotel as a personal assistant to the GM.
Later I did a master programm called "5 stars hotel management" that ended in 2013. I then did a internship as room division manager assistant in a 5 stars resort in Sardinia.
Since 2014 I have been working in the hotel sector with Starwood:
I have a seasonal summer job in a luxury hotel in Sardinia where I work as reservation agent and assistant to the front office manager. During winter 2014 I worked in Cork, Ireland as a sales agent for the same company in the headquarter.
During winter 2015 I worked in Cork as a reservation agent maternity cover in a hotel based in the airport.

My long term goal would be to have a management job in the conference and incentive travel department, but now I was thinking of doing an MBA since I feel that I could be a good manager in the future but I lack of managerial knowledge and skills that will allow me to grow properly.
I would also like to do a general MBA in order to broaden my chances since it is not easy to climb the career ladder in the tourism field.

I would prefer to study in Uk.

Could you give me any opinion about my plan and suggestion about what would be the best choice in terms of schools for me?
Thanks a lot.

Giuliana

[Edited by Giuliana Casu on Mar 30, 2017]

Hello Everyone.

My name is Giulia, I am 29 years old and I am Italian.
I have a bachelor degree in Interpreting and translation that allowed me to learn well Spanish and English and to study 9 months in Uk with the Erasmus programme.
Then I did my "laurea magistrale" in Italy in Management and Promotion of Culture and Tourism. I then did a compulsory internship in a luxury hotel as a personal assistant to the GM.
Later I did a master programm called "5 stars hotel management" that ended in 2013. I then did a internship as room division manager assistant in a 5 stars resort in Sardinia.
Since 2014 I have been working in the hotel sector with Starwood:
I have a seasonal summer job in a luxury hotel in Sardinia where I work as reservation agent and assistant to the front office manager. During winter 2014 I worked in Cork, Ireland as a sales agent for the same company in the headquarter.
During winter 2015 I worked in Cork as a reservation agent maternity cover in a hotel based in the airport.

My long term goal would be to have a management job in the conference and incentive travel department, but now I was thinking of doing an MBA since I feel that I could be a good manager in the future but I lack of managerial knowledge and skills that will allow me to grow properly.
I would also like to do a general MBA in order to broaden my chances since it is not easy to climb the career ladder in the tourism field.

I would prefer to study in Uk.

Could you give me any opinion about my plan and suggestion about what would be the best choice in terms of schools for me?
Thanks a lot.

Giuliana
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Duncan
Hi Giuliana. Have you seen that there are some MBA programmes which are valued by tourism firms (I am skepical, beyond ESSEC, Cornell etc) or is your plan to leave tourism? Assuming you want to study in the UK in order to work there, see Best schools for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143
Hi Giuliana. Have you seen that there are some MBA programmes which are valued by tourism firms (I am skepical, beyond ESSEC, Cornell etc) or is your plan to leave tourism? Assuming you want to study in the UK in order to work there, see Best schools for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143
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Duncan
Yes. If you search the board you will find more discussion on this. Wages are low, as are margins, in tourism and many people take a discount on their careers to be in the sector. Focus on the schools on the list in my earlier post and check again in two weeks when I can update it with 2017 rankings.
Yes. If you search the board you will find more discussion on this. Wages are low, as are margins, in tourism and many people take a discount on their careers to be in the sector. Focus on the schools on the list in my earlier post and check again in two weeks when I can update it with 2017 rankings.
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Duncan
Yes. If you search the board you will find more discussion on this. Wages are low, as are margins, in tourism and many people take a discount on their careers to be in the sector. Focus on the schools on the list in my earlier post and check again in two weeks when I can update it with 2017 rankings.
Yes. If you search the board you will find more discussion on this. Wages are low, as are margins, in tourism and many people take a discount on their careers to be in the sector. Focus on the schools on the list in my earlier post and check again in two weeks when I can update it with 2017 rankings.
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