What courses? A plethora of options covering the three fields, including: tourism and leisure; tourism management; hospitality management; events management; travel and tourism; activity tourism management; adventure tourism management; airline and airport management; cruise industry management; culinary arts management; food tourism management; heritage management; nature tourism management; international tourism management.
What do you come out with? BA or BSc
Why do it? "With the blurring of our leisure and work time, tourism and hospitality have become two of the very biggest industrial sectors in the world economy. Tourism has survived economic recessions, terrorism and disease and thrives through the talents of those employed in these industries. A degree in hospitality and tourism will make you think about running an exciting, international and creative industry. Yet the study of tourism and hospitality goes beyond thinking about the business of tourism, and we also examine what the effects of these industries are for the people and places in which tourism has developed." - Dr Graham Miller, head of school of hospitality and tourism management, University of Surrey
What's it all about? Courses in these three fields are highly vocational and industry-focused – not to mention incredibly popular. You will study the basics of human resources, marketing, finance and operations, all geared towards your career preferences. For example, a tourism degree tends to focus on travel and management in the context of local economic, environmental and social issues. When it comes to hospitality, expect to learn about industry-specific issues, such as food hygiene and nutrition, as well as getting hands-on experience in the kitchen and on the restaurant floor. Events courses focus on the ever-expanding big business of events (surprisingly), whether these are music festivals, comic conventions or massive corporate conferences. Due to the massive vocational emphasis of these courses, a sandwich year (particularly appropriately-named for catering courses) is compulsory in nearly all cases. With many universities building strong links with the industries’ major players – University College Birmingham students can work with Whitbread or Holiday Inn – graduate prospects can be greatly benefited in this placement year.
Study options: Courses are three years, but the addition of the sandwich makes most four. You will also have to do four years if you are at a Scottish university or taking the part-time option at Greenwich. There is often the option to study alongside a foreign language, in which case, you’ll also be spending an additional year working or studying abroad.
What will I need to do it? Anything goes, generally, although some places recommend business, economics and geography A-levels. If you’re doing hospitality management, an A-level in food technology might also help on the practical side of things. Offers range depending on the university – it’s ABB at Surrey, BBC at Northumbria, or CDD at UWIC and Greenwich.
What are my job prospects? As a group of fairly vocational degrees, they generally have a well-established route into graduate jobs either in the UK or overseas. Some graduates go on to work in travel consultancy, tour operations, destination marketing, visitor attractions management, hospitality provision, events programming and small business development. Others work in hotel management, on cruise ships or in marketing. If you decide the tourism, hospitality and leisure industries aren’t for you on completion of your degree, then you should have acquired a host of business and interpersonal skills that will leave you open for a range of jobs in various other sectors. However, due to the large number of courses now offered across the UK, graduates are slowly outnumbering jobs, meaning employment figures don't look overly positive. According to The Times' Good University Guide 2012, just under 40 per cent of leavers went straight into graduate-level jobs, while 46 per cent were in non-graduate positions andnine per cent were unemployed, which is about the national average. Average graduate salaries are £17,680.
Where's best to do it? Surrey came top overall in the Complete University Guide 2012. followed by Loughborough, Stirling and Strathclyde. Bolton, Loughborough, Lincoln and Ulster hold the top four spots for student satisfaction.
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Getting a job helping other people relax can be hard work – and so can deciding on which hospitality, leisure and tourism course to study. Read on for our guide to picking the right one for you.
Leisure and tourism is a broad industry, and there are many different types of qualification you can study to get you in there. Some qualifications will train you to work in a certain sector such as hotels or fitness centres, while others will give you a broader range of skills. Most leisure and tourism courses are vocational – which means they involve practical training and work experience as well and reading and writing essays – although certain higher education degrees might be more academic.
Some of the qualifications you can study include:
Apprenticeships in leisure, travel and tourism are available in 12 different areas, ranging from teaching outdoor activities to working as airline cabin crew or in a travel agent. You will be doing practical work and picking up practical skills with a real company and be paid for your training, as well as studying for an NVQ qualification. Apprenticeships are a great choice for people who want to work in a specific sector and get a proper taste of what it will be like, but many of the things you learn will be useful in any job. You can search for apprenticeships on the Apprenticeships website.
Many colleges and offer BTECs and NVQs in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism subjects, where you will be studying the industry and getting some hands-on training. You can study for an NVQ while working, making them a good choice for people who already have a part-time job in the leisure industry and want some extra qualifications. BTECs can also be studied part-time if you have a part-time job, or alongside other qualifications.
HNDs and Foundation degrees tend to look at either travel and tourism – which studies how tourism works as an overall industry – or leisure, sports and events management, which teaches skills such as accounting and marketing needed to run businesses and conferences. Most courses will involve a work experience placement. You might need A-levels including one science, maths or English to get on a HND or Foundation degree, although other qualifications might be considered. HNDs and Foundation degrees can also help you to get on a bachelor’s degree course if you don’t want to go straight into a job.
Undergraduate degrees in hospitality, leisure and tourism are more academic than HNDs and Foundation degrees. They normally focus on either leisure studies, which is more scientific, or leisure management, which is more business-based, although many courses will combine elements of both as well as vocational work elements like work experience placements. You will normally need A-levels in subjects like English, science, maths or business studies to get on a leisure and tourism course.What other options are there?
You don’t have to do a specific leisure and tourism course to do get into the industry. An A-level or degree in business studies would give you many of the skills you’d need if you wanted to manage a theme park for example, or studying a sports course might be more useful if you’re interested in working in gyms or leisure centres. Being able to speak a foreign language is a big advantage if you want to work anywhere abroad, and a geography degree would be worth considering if you’re interested in becoming a travel consultant or working in eco-tourism.
But whatever you decide to study, it’s essential to get some practical experience such as a part-time job in a local restaurant or volunteering to organize sports events for a charity to really boost your CV and your chances.Related links
What is Hospitality Business Management, and Travel & Tourism?
Examples of degrees available within Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism include:
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Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism
can include environmental andOther and related degree courses:
Students can take opportunities to progress to Master’s level through a range of specialist or generalist business management and marketing courses such as:
Again there will be related postgraduate courses available in areas such as Archaeology, Heritage, Museum Studies, and Culture.What are the Job Opportunities?
Fiona Moffat is Course Leader, Business Hospitality Management BA (Hons) at the University of Huddersfield. With over 25 years’ experience of hospitality operations in a variety of senior managerial roles together with qualifications that include an MBA as well as LLB (Hons), Fiona’s knowledge of the hospitality industry is extensive.
As course leader she is often the first point of contact for prospective students as well as being the coordinator for graduate employment towards the end of the degree programme. Passionate about the industry, the course and the future potential of students, Fiona is a firm believer in the combination of academic and professional skills to deliver what the industry wants and what students need to succeed.
Do you dream of a job that would be connected to traveling and getting acquainted with other cultures? Are you perhaps a seasoned traveler who has mastered another language or two? Then a Master in Tourism may be exactly what you need.
In the field of Tourism you can learn a variety of things, such as arranging and planning tours, how the industry works, marketing strategies, counseling and law. A Master in Tourism will give you a lot of practical knowledge and can open doors to many more careers in the business. With a Master in Tourism you can help develop both economic and cultural aspects in the tourism industry.
On this site you will find programs worldwide that will enable you to find the career of your dreams! We offer access to Master in Tourism programs in sectors such as cultural tourism, gastronomic tourism, leisure management, and ecotourism. So scroll down and see if a Master in Tourism could be of interest to you!
The Ostelea - School of Tourism and Hospitality International
Campus Full time October 2017 Spain Barcelona
The Master in International Tourism Management, majoring in Management of International Tourism Destinations, is designed to equip professionals and executives to lead global business projects in the tourism sector. [+]
Masters in Tourism. Master in Sustainable Tourism Destinations and Regional Tourism Planning The Master in International Tourism Management, majoring in Management of International Tourism Destinations, is designed to equip professionals and executives to lead global business projects in the tourism sector. Reasons to take the Master: The spanish version of this master is ranked among the best 100 masters in the world in the Tourism & Hospitality category, according to the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking Worldwide 2015-2016. The spanish version of this master is the third best Master in Spain. Ostelea is an affiliated member of the World Tourism Organization (WTO). Membership of the WTO guarantees the academic quality of the program. Ostelea is a member of the Asociación Española de Profesionales del Tourism (AEPT – Spanish Association of Tourism Professionals). Professional internships in companies and institutions related to the sector. Participation in sector trade fair: Students from the October session attend the Fitur trade fair (Madrid), considered to be the second most important tourism fair in the world. International faculty: Some of the contents on certain courses will be taught by lecturers from Ostelea’s partner universities and business schools. Objectives The Master in International Tourism Management will give you the following benefits: INSIGHT INTO THE TOURISM INDUSTRY Building a firm knowledge base in the tourism industry from an international perspective and always with an executive approach. GLOBAL VISION Training directors equipped to manage tourism companies and who are able to achieve the expected results at a global level. DEVELOPMENT. [-]
School of Tourism and Hospitality - The OSTELEA
Campus Part time October 2017 Spain Barcelona
El Máster en Organización de Eventos, Protocolo y Turismo de Negocio de Ostelea tiene como objetivo formar profesionales y directivos que lideren proyectos empresariales centrados en la planificación y gestión de distintos tipos de eventos (en especial acciones de Meetings, Incentives, Conferences y Exhibitions así como congresos y convenciones, ferias profesionales), dominen los conceptos de protocolo y las estrategias de comunicación y relaciones públicas y generen un desarrollo turístico centrado en el segmento del turismo de negocios de calidad. [+]
Máster en Organización de Eventos, Protocolo y Turismo de Negocio (MICE) El Máster en Organización de Eventos, Protocolo y Turismo de Negocio de Ostelea tiene como objetivo formar profesionales y directivos que lideren proyectos empresariales centrados en la planificación y gestión de distintos tipos de eventos (en especial acciones de Meetings, Incentives, Conferences y Exhibitions así como congresos y convenciones, ferias profesionales), dominen los conceptos de protocolo y las estrategias de comunicación y relaciones públicas y generen un desarrollo turístico centrado en el segmento del turismo de negocios de calidad. Razones para estudiar el Máster: Barcelona como destino de negocios y congresos de primer orden mundial, como el BTravel o el Bridal Week, lo que se aprovecha para la impartición práctica de determinadas asignaturas. Este Máster se imparte en Madrid y Barcelona Gestión de la marca personal: El programa incluye el desarrollo de competencias en el ámbito de la gestión de la marca personal, que inciden en el aprendizaje de técnicas de marketing personal y empleabilidad, con el fin de detectar oportunidades profesionales en España o en otros países. Extenso programa de visitas a ferias, eventos y organizaciones: En el curso 2015/2016 los estudiantes del máster visitaron las ferias IBTM y Alimentaria, el Museo Dalí de Figueres, y la Maratón de TV3, en la que colaboraron con la organización de la campaña contra la obesidad. Objetivos El Máster en Organización de Eventos, Protocolo y Turismo de Negocio te permitirá: CONOCER LA INDUSTRIA MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing y Exhibitions) y el. [-]
Sustainability Management School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2017 Switzerland Gland + 1 more
The aim of the full time (one year) or part-time (two years) Master of Arts in Management with a track in Sustainable Tourism and Protected Areas or Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality is to offer a predominantly professionally-oriented education for anyone [+]
Masters in Tourism. The aim of the full time (one year) or part-time (two years) Master in Management with a track in Sustainable Tourism and Protected Areas or Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality is to offer a predominantly professionally-oriented education for anyone aspiring to obtain a senior management position or an international business career in the tourism sector or become a specialist in protected areas management. This Master Program is designed to improve managerial and entrepreneurial skills through tackling sustainability challenges while leading tourist facilities and managing protected areas. Program Organization: Length: 3 terms (full-time program) or 6 terms (part-time program). Content: 9 core modules, 5 major courses including a project in collaboration with our local and international partners and a final capstone course. Small classes. Upon request, individual lectures. Starting Dates: January, April and September. Requirements for the Master’s Programs: - Official certified transcripts and diplomas of Bachelor or Master Studies, with certified translation if not originally in English. - TOEFL (minimum score of 550 PBT or 80 IBT), or IELTS (minimum score of 5.5), or other Standardized English Placement Exams. - Motivation Letter indicating why you want to study in Switzerland at Sustainability Management School. - Copy of Passport or ID. Graduate Program Costs - Non-refundable application fee - 200 CHF for EU/500 CHF for Non-European. - 1-year program costs: 33,400 CHF (OPTIONAL second year with internship, an additional 7,600 CHF) - Expenses & Materials - 450 CHF SUMAS does not currently offer any scholarship programs or grants. [-]
Vatel Switzerland - International Business School Hotel & Tourism Management
Campus Full time 2 - 4 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Martigny
The Master curriculum offers talented students a demanding and challenging combination of academic courses and projects to achieve higher strategical positions in the hospitality industry [+]
Master in International Hotel Management
Today, the hospitality and tourism industry is cosmopolitan and globalized, and therefore scouts for trained and qualified personnel.
The Master Degree in International Hotel and Tourism Management combines a university teaching approach with a professional edge, whose aim is to train operational and higher managers in the field of hospitality with a wide range of equipment and facilities pertaining to international companies.
This programme prepares students for specialised executive and managerial positions in hospitality and tourism companies. The programme combines cutting-edge management science with traditional know-how in hotel and restaurant management. Course work is reinforced through immediate application of knowledge in practical settings. [-]
University of Ljubljana Faculty of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Slovenia Ljubljana
Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world as well as a social, environmental, geographical, anthropological and economic phenomenon. [+]
Masters in Tourism. Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world as well as a social, environmental, geographical, anthropological and economic phenomenon. The Tourism programme offers an in-depth understanding of tourist operations, management, marketing, tourist development and its effects, both theoretically and through practical examples. By studying literature and business examples, through discussions during lectures and seminars, via own individual work and group work you will acquire the knowledge and skills you need for a successful professional career. Within this process, you will be supported by domestic and foreign professors and experts working in the areas of practice, politics and tourism development. You will also acquire special knowledge and skills related to value-based business operations and the requirements of sustainable development. And you will have the opportunity to study some of the contents abroad. First-year enrolment is open to: Graduates of first-level programmes in relevant study programmes with at least 180 ECTS, or those that have completed the current programme of study for qualification in relevant study programmes Graduates of equivalent courses listed in the previous paragraph in unrelated areas of study and must complete additional academic requirements of 12 ECTS: Microeconomics 1 (6 ECTS) and Introduction to Business (6 ECTS). In accordance with Article 41 of the Law of Higher Educations, candidates are ranked in cases where the number of available spots are limited. Candidates are ranked based on their undergraduate GPA (70%) and the exam results of Type 2 and Type 3 undergraduate elective courses. [-]
University Of Applied Sciences HTW Chur
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8 semesters September 2017 Switzerland Chur + 1 more
The Master in Business Administration Major Tourism offers you the opportunity to gain general knowledge in Business Administration as well as practical learning opportunities in tourism. [+]
The main strategic challenges of the tourism industry are the focus of the Master in Business Administration with Major Tourism, making it ideal for those seeking management positions in tourism. The programme combines knowledge and skills in business administration, in research methods and in tourism management and provides the opportunity to put these into practice. In addition to content, the focus is on the development of personal and social skills, especially strategic, decision-making and project management skills.
International The master's degree in tourism enables you to gain an international outlook on tourism development and management. International case studies, an international student body, excursions to international destinations and the experience of your guest lecturers make for an interesting and interactive learning environment. [-]
University of South Florida Sarasota–Manatee
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sarasota
The Master of Science in Hospitality Management graduate program takes your passion for the tourism industry and gives you the hands-on experience to become a leader at a top hotel, restaurant, resort or hospitality organization in Florida (and beyond!). [+]
Masters in Tourism. Master in Hospitality Management "True hospitality consists of giving the best of yourself to your guests." - Eleanor Roosevelt Program Overview How do you earn a management position in Florida’s number-one industry? The Master of Science in Hospitality Management graduate program takes your passion for the tourism industry and gives you the hands-on experience to become a leader at a top hotel, restaurant, resort or hospitality organization in Florida (and beyond!). Students in our hospitality management program focus on strategic decision making in the development of hospitality models in the areas of organizational effectiveness, finance, marketing and technology of hospitality ventures, including the growing role of the internet to improve and expand customer service. Our graduate program gives students the advantage needed to advance their careers in highly-competitive leadership roles in corporate hospitality offices. Is the Hospitality Management Program Right For You? Do you want to play a vital role in addressing the changes and challenges in the hospitality industry in the Sarasota-Bradenton area, around Florida, throughout the U.S. and the world? Would you like to hone your strategic and conceptual skills, technological abilities and become an even more effective communicator? If so, the M.S. in Hospitality Management degree offers you a variety of learning experiences through case studies, experiential learning, research projects and public, private and institutional partnerships to help you reach your career goals. Future Careers A degree in hospitality management takes you into a leadership position in the top hotels and restaurants in the. [-]
EADA - Escuela de Alta Dirección y Administración
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Barcelona
The programme deals in depth with management capacities in the economic, service, marketing and human resources areas. [+]
Together with the Institut d'Educació Contínua de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona (IDEC) we have designed a programme for university graduates or for graduates with a comparable university-level qualification who have completed their studies and wish to specialise in the tourist industry. The subject matter covers different sectors and together with the practical training sessions this Diploma is especially suited for graduates from very different areas: economics and business, law, the arts, public relations, and other disciplines.
What will I get out of this program?
You will receive theoretical knowledge presented by the best professionals and specialists and will get into contact with reality via the practical training carried out in companies in the tourist sector. The 350 course hours of the programme guarantee you the high-level training that is essential for new professionals. The programme deals in depth with management capacities in the economic, service, marketing and human resources areas. Legal and tax aspects are also analysed. [-]
Vincent Pol University in Lublin, Poland
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Poland Lublin
Following completion of the bachelor degree, students have the opportunity to continue to develop their knowledge and skills on the 2-year full-time International Tourism MA degree programme. This allows students to specialise in their chosen areas of interest. [+]
Masters in Tourism. Following completion of the bachelor degree, students have the opportunity to continue to develop their knowledge and skills on the 2-year full-time International Tourism MA degree programme. This allows students to specialise in their chosen areas of interest. Students have the opportunity to choose one of two interesting specialities: International Hospitality Management or International Tourism Management. They gain the abilities of solving common problems that managers and other tourism professionals are likely to face at their work. Students also develop academic, decision making and critical evaluation skills. Apart from theoretical issues, there is also a practical focus on the managerial and strategic issues in tourism, which belongs to the most rapidly developing branches in the world economy. Placement Practical trainings play an important role in preparing students to meet the requirements of the job market. That is why, there are various placement opportunities available locally, nationally and internationally. Practical training settings in Lublin include the Europa Hotel and the Grand Hotel, whereas international settings include hotels and holiday resorts in such countries as Greece or Spain. Careers A graduate is prepared to work in economic units and institutions which require the application of marketing, statistics, and information technology tools. The career paths are quite varied, thanks to the interesting modules of studies, including international cooperation in hotel management, IT in hospitality management, new technologies in food industry, strategies in hospitality management, advertising of tourist product, IT in tourism management, active tourism, and strategies in tourism management. [-]
University Of Bergamo
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Bergamo
Planning and Management of Tourism Systems is part of the International programme of the University of Bergamo and is organised in two Master courses taught in Italian and in English. [+]
OBJECTIVES To reach high level competence that allows graduate students to work in the tourism and hospitality industries and services, as well as in the promotion and development of innovative tourism products and of cultural events To give graduate students the ability to analyse tourism in terms of multiscale territorial processes and in the context of contemporary mobility, in the framework of national and European legislation To offer the ability of defining the anthropologic-geographical features and cultural venues of touristic sites, in order to promote sustainability through the principles of participation and social empowerment To understand the methodology of research for planning regional and touristic development and value major theoretical concepts relevant to business To offer skills, as well as digital and cartographic tools, for planning and co-ordination of cultural and environmental tourism projects within the public administration To teach the basic skills for the development, management and promotion of cultural products relevant to travel and tourism representations (narratives, blogs, film, video-clips, brochures, TV scripts, web-sites). CAREER OPPORTUNITIES High-level positions of responsibility requiring the ability to work in centralized and decentralized government institutions, in the fields of tourism, culture, cultural heritage and the environment as well as in the development of local cultural products Managerial activities concerning the valorization of the cultural heritage and environment Planner of cultural and leisure events, both on a large and a small scale Planning of tourist services, with focus on sustainable and responsible tourism and to the dynamics of contemporary mobility Cultural analyst and. [-]
Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife
The Master in Tourism Management and Planning is integrated into the new postgraduate studies, according to the guidelines for the development of the European Higher Education Area. This Master provides the ability to access specialized training, vocational-oriented research and tourism activity. Obtaining the title gives access to the doctoral program in Tourism. [+]
Masters in Tourism. The Master in Tourism Management and Planning is integrated into the new postgraduate studies, according to the guidelines for the development of the European Higher Education Area. This Master provides the ability to access specialized training, vocational-oriented research and tourism activity. Obtaining the title gives access to the doctoral program in Tourism. Teachers participating in this Master are part of different research groups at the University of La Laguna, with teaching and research experience in the field of tourism. Also involved in external professional Masters who bring their experience to it. GOALS Being able to lead and manage businesses or tourism organizations actividadades. Being able to plan activities and tourist destinations, considering the socio-economic and environmental Middle environment. Competencies Being able to use the knowledge about the characteristics and trends in tourism supply and demand analysis of specific destinations. Students are able to apply advanced statistical techniques and qualitative social research techniques for the preparation of reports on the tourism system. That students are able to plan, coordinate and support the process of decision-making in companies and institutions related to the tourism sector Students are able to analyze the sustainability of a destination, based on existing indicators and tools, integrating economic, sociocultural and environmental perspectives. That students are able to propose actions that contribute to increase the sustainability of a destination. Students are able to apply the knowledge acquired in companies or institutions linked to the tourism sector. Students are able to apply the techniques of economic. [-]
Free International University of Moldova
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2017 Moldova Chisinau
The graduate of the proposed program can carry out its professional activity in touristic and commercial organizations and other related activities, such as: international and multinational business units, transnational companies; [+]
Master in Applied Foreign Languages in Tourism and International Trade
Languages available: French, Spanish, English, German, Chinese, Korean in different language combinations A/B: French-English, English-German etc. Courses:International Tourism Economics and Policy; Introduction to International Trade; Excursion Theory and Practice; Translation - Multilingual Documentary Monitoring; Specialized Terminology and Databases; Translation and Specialized Language; Research Methodology and Ethics; International Economic Organizations; Tourism Legislation; Language of Tourism: difficulties of translation; Terminology and Terminography; International Economic Relations; Language of International Economic Organizations; The graduate of the proposed program can carry out its professional activity in touristic and commercial organizations and other related activities, such as. [-]
ESODE Business School
Campus or Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment Spain Madrid
The Master in Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions, MICE program will equip you with the necessary to specialize in an area of great demand nowadays tools: business tourism. [+]
Masters in Tourism. Early registration discount The program Master in Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions, MICE it will provide the necessary to specialize in an area of great demand nowadays tools: business tourism. This type of tourism is actively developing worldwide, is increasingly common as it is a unique opportunity for business development. Thus the student of this Masters will be qualified to perform from start to finish planning and development of business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive trips and other similar actions to them (conferences, meetings, conferences, symposia, forums seminars, courses) called for different purposes and sizes. Starting dates: Face: November 2016 Part-time: October 2016 Online: February, June and November 2016 GOALS Provide theoretical and practical training necessary to deal with guarantees of success all activities linked to the MICE industry and business tourism, both from the field of private enterprise, and public societies. DRIVING techniques to efficiently operate and manage each operational phase of the different types of events and solve eventualities with a comprehensive and integrated vision, subject to criteria of effectiveness, efficiency and profitability. Develop the skills necessary for the deep industry knowledge in its diversity and strengthen essential skills in carrying out leadership roles in professional organization of congresses, conventions, incentives, fairs and other events. ADDRESSED TO University graduates interested in the management and organization of events. Professionals linked to the tourist sector (responsible department events in hotels, travel agencies specializing in business tourism and incentives, fairgrounds, bureau conventions, congress, etc.) interested in strengthening their training. [-]
ISG Business & Economics School
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Portugal Lisbon
This couse aims to give emphasis on the one hand, to vocational training where tourism is conceived as a phenomenon that must be organized to provide profits to business organizations,satisfaction to tourists and benefits to the community without harming the environment and residents and,secondly, to induce a solid preparation for the reseach of the tourism phenomenon in all its dimensions. [+]
This couse aims to give emphasis on the one hand, to vocational training where tourism is conceived as a phenomenon that must be organized to provide profits to business organizations,satisfaction to tourists and benefits to the community without harming the environment and residents and,secondly, to induce a solid preparation for the reseach of the tourism phenomenon in all its dimensions. There are two branchs: - Strategic Management of Tourism Companies - Tourism Development Strategies A - The Master in Strategic Management of Tourism companies aims to prepare professionals to define business policies in a highly competitive and globalized. B - The Master in the field of Tourism Development Strategies aims to prepare professionals to face the new challenges of tourism development. Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired The MA aims to provide students with: - Skills development, at the strategic level, management of tourism businesses or tourism development - ensuring the acquisition of a specialized nature of academic knowledge in the chosen area - ensure training with resources to research or to deepen their professional skills - Extending the conceptual framework of the companies and organizations' strategies responsible for the tourism development - development of capacities to understand the factors that determine tourism enabling to act correctly in the context of global competition of tourism destinations and products Equipments and venues This programme has the following facilities to support teaching activities: Technological Work Centre, Library and Study Rooms. All our rooms are also equipped with: Portable videoprojector, PC /Netbook. [-]
IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Austria Krems
The Master programme Tourism and Leisure Management lasts four semesters and is offered in a full-time version. It includes three theory-based and one applied research and training semester. [+]
Master in Tourism and Leisure Management
Language of instruction: English
Every September we welcome a new intake of students for our Master programme, which is taught exclusively in English.
Qualification profiles and key competences
To be successful in management functions of the tourism and leisure industry, competences along the entire value chain are particularly important.
These competences include:
Designing products, processes and services to create value Managing organisations and projectsDeveloping integrated marketing and communication strategies Developing effective sales designs Fact-based decision making and a sound understanding of the tourism systems. [-]