Hospitality and Tourism MOOCs

As part of IFITT’s mission to “share knowledge, experience, and a true passion for ICT in travel and tourism,” this page shares information on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism.

Learners of all ages and backgrounds can use these free courses to learn about hospitality, travel and tourism. The courses have no fees, no pre-requisites and no  requirements to complete the course. Learn as much or as little as you like. Lecturers can incorporate the content into existing classes, fake watches students can use the content to complement existing classes and industry can use the content to up-skill themselves and their employees.

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Basic Tourism and Hospitality MOOCs

Provider Course Platform Provider Latest Offer      Hours Weeks/Modules Language
ALISON

English for Tourism- Restaurant Service

Alison

2017

2-3

Self-paced/2 modules

ENG

ALISON

English for Tourism-Tourist Information and Guided Tours

Alison

2017

1-2

Self-paced/2 modules

ENG

ALISON

Introduction to the Development of the Tourism Industry

Alison

2017

2-3

Self-paced/3 modules

ENG

SMARTOUR

SMARTOUR

2017

1-2

Self-paced/11 modules

ENG, FIN, IT

ALISON

Tourism-Introduction to Retail Travel Sales

Alison

2017

1-2

Self-paced/2 modules

ENG

ALISON

Tourism-Introduction to Travel Patterns & Destinations

Alison

2017

1-2

Self-paced/3 modules

ENG

ALISON

Tourism Industry Sectors and Career Development

Alison

2017

1-2

Self-paced/3 modules

ENG

ALISON

Tourism-Marketing and Promotion

Alison

2017

1-2

Self-paced/3 modules 3

ENG

ALISON

Diploma in International Tourism English Language

Alison

2017

10-15

Self-paced/16 modules

ENG

ALISON

Introduction to Hospitality Management Studies

Alison

2017

2-3

Self-paced/3 modules

ENG

 

 

Intermediate to Advanced Tourism and Hospitality MOOCs

Provider Course Platform
    Provider     
Latest
   Offer     
Hours Weeks/Modules Language
ALISON

Diploma in Customer Service

Alison

2017

6-10

Self-paced/9 modules

ENG

Cornell University

Introduction to Global Hospitality Management

edX

2016

18

6 weeks

ENG

Ca’ Foscari University

Estimating the Economic Impact of MegaEvents

Ca’ Foscari Open Knowledge

2017

6-9

4 weeks

ENG

Ecole de Management Grenoble*

The Politics and Diplomacy of Cooking and Hospitality

Future Learn

2017

4
24

4 weeks
6 weeks

ENG

ESSEC Business School*

The Fundamentals of Hotel Distribution

Coursera

2017

8-16

Self paced/4 modules

ENG

ESSEC Business School*

The Fundamentals of Revenue Management

Coursera

2017

 8-16

Self paced/4 modules

ENG

ESSEC Business School*

Breaking Down Today’s Commercial Silos

Coursera

2017

 16-20

Self paced/4 modules

ENG

ESSEC Business School*

“Hotel De’l’etoile”- a Hotel in Crisis?

Coursera

2017

 8-16

Self paced/4 modules

ENG

Floofl

Floofl

2017

Self-paced

ENG/DE

Università Bocconi*

Food & Beverage Management

Coursera

2017

18-36

6 Weeks

ENG

Hong Kong Polytechnic University*

Hospitality and Tourism in China: A Global Perspective

edX

2016

12-18

 6 weeks

ENG

Hong Kong Polytechnic University*

International Hospitality Luxury Management

edX

2017

36-48

 6 weeks

ENG

Hong Kong Polytechnic University*

Hospitality and Tourism Technology and Innovation

edX

2017

36-48

 6 weeks

ENG

Hong Kong Polytechnic University*

Managing Marketing in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

edX

2017

36-48

 6 weeks

ENG

Hong Kong Polytechnic University*

Managing Human Resources in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

edX

2017

36-48

 6 weeks

ENG

Harvard

Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to the Science of Soft Matter

edX

2017

30-42

6 weeks

ENG

Taylor’s University

Introduction to Wines 101

Open Learning

2017

Self paced/14 modules

ENG

Taylor’s University

Introduction to Wines 101

Open Learning

2017

Self paced/14 modules

ENG

University of Adelaide*

World of Wine: From Grape to Glass

edX

2017

12-18

Self-paced/6 weeks

ENG

Université de Bourgogne

Open Wine University

EMMA

2017

10

Self paced/5 modules

ENG, FR

USI – Università della Svizzera italiana

eTourism: Communication Perspectives

iVersity

2016

Self-paced

Self-paced/ 8 modules

ENG, CHI, ITA, SPA

Università Telematica Intemazionale

Statistics and Economic Statistics of Tourism

OpenupEd

2017

25

Self-paced

ENG, GR, ITA, POL, AR, SPA

University of Central Florida

Tourism Industry Analysis

Canvas Network

2016

16-24

Self-paced/16 modules

ENG

Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University

Tourism Management at UNESCO World Heritage Sites

FUN MOOC

2018

24

8 Weeks

ENG

University of Queensland*

Tourism and Travel Management

edX

2017

18

Self-paced/7 modules

ENG

Sapienza University of Rome*

Recovering the Humankind’s Past and Saving the Universal Heritage

Coursera

2017

8 Weeks

 ENG
Taylor’s University

 A Business Journey with Caffeine Cafe

Open Learning

2017

Self-paced

 ENG
Taylor’s University

Advanced Cuisine & Fantastic Foods

Open Learning

2017

9 weeks

 ENG
Taylor’s University

Basic Pastry Making

Open Learning

2017

 ENG
Università Bocconi*

Arts and Heritage Management

Coursera

2017

15-20

5 weeks

 ENG
Universiteit Leiden*

Heritage under Threat

Coursera

2017

6 weeks

 ENG
Yonsei University*

International Hospitality & Healthcare Services Marketing

Coursera

2017

3-6

3 weeks

 ENG
Columbia University*

The Age of Sustainable Development 

Coursera

2017

28

14

 ENG
Illinois University*  Introduction to Sustainability

Coursera

2017

64-80

8

ENG

University of Bath*  Make An Impact: Sustainability for Professionals

FutureLearn

2017

18

 6

SPA

University of Nottingham*

 Sustainability, Society and You

FutureLearn

2017

6

ENG

 

* While MOOCs offer free recognition, be it a Statement of Accomplishment, Certificate of Achievement or something else, these courses do not offer such certificate. They should be more properly called MOCs: Massive Online Courses (MOC).

 

If you have any feedback, please, contact IFITT Board member, Professor Jamie Murphy at jamie.perth@gmail.com

For more information on MOOCs you can also watch the fifth IFITT hangout on air, which happened on April 14, 2015 with Jamie Murphy (Australian School of Management) and J. Bruce Tracey (Cornell University). The hangout was dedicated to the discussion of how MOOCs will revolutionize tourism and hospitality education and impact our research. The discussion was moderated by Nadzeya Kalbaska (Universita’ della Svizzera italiana).