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The hospitality and tourist industry is a rapidly and steadily growing sector of both the global and Russian economy. The main goal of the programme is to train managers and analysts who have integrated knowledge of modern economic and managerial concepts and approaches to hospitality and tourist industry management. Graduates of the programme will be in demand in commercial and non-profit sectors such as the hospitality and tourist industry, as well as in related industries. In particular, large hotels and hotel chains, tourism operators, state and municipal cultural management agencies, sports and tourism, cultural institutions, and non-profit organizations that are actively involved in cultural and event tourism on both a global and national scale will be of interest to graduates of the programme.

2 years
Full-time Programme
320 000 RUB/year
Tuition Fee in 2018
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers available
Instruction in Russian and English


We have been ranked in Eduniversal!

Our Master Program has achieved outstanding result in the 2017 Eduniversal ranking of the best Masters and MBA programmes!

The Value of External Reviews

Completing and defending a Master’s thesis is one of the final steps required for a successful graduation from the Experience Economy: Hospitality and Tourism Management Program. The great majority of Master’s theses in the program are reviewed by external experts to testify the quality of research produced by the students in our program. Such experts, professors of domestic and international universities and industry professionals of leading hospitality and tourism companies, are strategically hand-picked to possess the specialty that matches the thesis under review.Dr. Marina Predvoditeleva  discussed the role of the external review process with Dr. Katerina Berezina, an Assistant Professor at the College of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership, and a Coordinator of the M3 Center for Hospitality Technology and Innovation at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. In the last couple of years Dr. Berezina delivered guest lectures on the future of hospitality technology  and electronic distribution via flash sales websites  to the faculty and students of the Experience Economy: Hospitality and Tourism Management program, and also served as an external reviewer for Master’s theses.

Happy occasion and a lot of work!

Anastasia Salina graduated from the master’s programme “Experience Economy: Hospitality and Tourism Management” in 2015. She specializes in Tourism and Hotel Management. Anastasia tells us about her creative success

What Career Trajectories Can A Master’s Graduate Choose?

Usually they choose to work in a company or to go on to study for a doctorate. But Ekaterina Kolpakova, HSE master’s graduate, decided to continue her studies and applied for an international MBA programme. She told us about her decision in an interview.

The HSE and SEC Hospitality Training and Consulting have recently signed the agreement of cooperation.

This agreement opens new brilliant opportunities for the students of the Tourism and Hotel Management Specialization of the Master’s program Experience Economy: Hospitality and Tourism Management of the Faculty of Business and Management.

Dr. Katerina Berezina, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Sarasota, FL, USA, delivered the lecture “Hospitality IT 2020: Shaping a Hotel of the Future”

Dr. Katerina Berezina, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Sarasota, FL, USA, delivered the lecture “Hospitality IT 2020: Shaping a Hotel of the Future” to the students of the specialization “Tourism and Hotel Management” of the Master’s program “Experience Economy: Hospitality and Tourism Management”.

Improving Academic Writing with Oklahoma State University

Marina Predvoditeleva, Associate Professor at the HSE Faculty of Management and Associate Professor Elizaveta Slevitch talk about the first results of cooperation between Oklahoma State University and HSE on the specialisation 'Tourism and Hotel Management' on the Master’s programme 'Experience Economy: Hospitality and Tourism Management'.

Students Prepare for Careers in Growing Experience Economy

Dr. Spring H. Han, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Management, has been at the Higher School of Economics since 2012. Her current research interests focus on the hotel industry. She recently spoke with the HSE news service about her teaching and research, as well as the students she advises in a new programme called ‘Experience Economy: Hospitality and Tourism Management’.

Within the existing cooperation agreement between HSE and UNIBO, prof. Paolo Figini and prof. M. Mariani visited the Faculty of Management of HSE, at Moscow, last April and May.

On September 13th Tatiana Pashaeva from InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya became a guest of our programme.