Master’s in Tourism Management

Introduction to the Program

The Master’s in Tourism Management at Zhejiang Gongshang University is a two and a half  year program for international students taught in English.

About Zhejiang Gongshang University

Established in 1911 as Hangzhou Vocational Business School (The Earliest Chinese Business School), Zhejiang Gongshang University (ZJSU) is a public higher educational institution that focuses on the fields of business and technology. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

The Program of Master of Tourism Management aims to cultivate high-end compound tourism professionals who have good moral characters, international view, and solid bases of theoretical knowledge, high level of professional skills, excellent management qualities and innovation abilities.

About the School of Tourism & City Administration

School of Tourism & City Administration at Zhejiang Gongshang University, founded in 1983, is one of the earliest colleges to establish the major of Tourism Management, which is the provincial key discipline of Zhejiang Province. The school has a perfect academic program, including postdoctoral research station, doctoral program and master program (both academic type and professional type) in Tourism Management; and many teaching and research institutions, such as Zhejiang Academy of Tourism Sciences, Zhejiang Qualification Certification Center for Professional Manager of Chinese Hotel Industry , and Tourism Planning and Design Institute of ZJSU, etc.

Currently, the school consists of 3 departments, namely, the department of Tourism Management, the department of Geography Rural & Rural Planning Management, the department of International Hotel Management, and offers 1 postdoctoral program, 1 doctoral degree program and 1 master degree program of tourism management, 3undergraduate programs with 3 majors including tourism management, international hotel management, geography rural & rural planning management. The school serves more than 1000 students and there are 50 qualified and competent faculty members. The academic staffs have a wide range of research interests and have been involved in several major research projects sponsored by government.

School of Tourism & City Administration has invited the experts and scholars with great prestige in the professional field both at home and abroad to give lectures. And we have been advancing International exchanges with many famous colleges and universities, including the University of South Carolina in the United States, University of San Francisco, University of Angers in France, University of Manchester, University of Plymouth, Kumamoto University in Japan, Hunan University in South Korea, and so on. Besides, we have established the cooperative relationship with many organizations, such as World Tourism Organization, Pacific Asia Travel Association, China Hotel Association, China Cuisine Association, and tourism sectors and famous enterprises of Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Guangxi, Guizhou, Shanxi, and Shandong, etc.

The college has frequent international interactions with various international partners, including USA Purdue University, Canada Quebec University, France Angers Unversity, World Tourism Organization, Pacific Asia Travel Association. It also has made wide-range co-operations with China Hotel Association, China Culinary Association, the tourism organizations and enterprises of Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Guangxi, Guizhou, Shanxi, Shandong provinces. In addition, a quiet number of internship bases were established for its students, which lay a solid foundation for their professional practices and social interactions.

Start Date of the Program


Entry Requirements

  1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens and in good health.
  2. Education Background Requirements:
    – Applicants for master’s degree studies must have bachelor’s degree;
  3. English language proficiency requirements:
    Applicants (except for English native speakers) must have TOEFL test or IELTS test or have other English language proficiency.

Application Deadline

15th of August


Main courses

Tourism Transformation Theories and Practices, Tourist Decision – making Methods and Statistical Analysis, Tourism Economic Analysis, Tourism Planning Theories and Methods,  Research of Travel Agency Operation and Management , Hotel Business Management, Attractions Management, Application and Management of Wisdom Tourism, Tourism Planning Techniques and Case Studies, Exhibition and Festival Management, Theory and Research Methods of International Tourism Management, Hotel Management and Case Studies, Investment and Management of  Tourism Projects ,and so on.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB 25000 per year. The total for the 2.5 year program is 62,500 RMB.


Zhejiang Gong Shang University has two campuses: Xiasha Campus(also known as the Main Campus) and the Downtown Campus. For further information on the accommodation at Zhejiang Gong Shang University (ZJSU) visit the accommodation page here.

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