Bachelor of Arts in International Tourism Management

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Start of lecture:
winter semester
6 semesters
Type of study:
Bachelor of Arts
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Studying Tourism Management

The tourism industry is attractive with increasing sales figures and diverse tasks. For travel agencies, aviation and shipping companies, hotels or restaurants, the demand for qualified junior staff is high. The qualifications required include industry knowledge, initial practical experience, excellent foreign language skills and well-founded business know-how. You stand out with a sovereign appearance and are able to inspire guests. Innovation is also important to meet and exceed, for example, the wishes of guests with always new ideas.

The study program International Tourism Management at the EMS optimally prepares you for an entry into the international business of the tourism world with the focus on a career path at management level.

Acquire and apply industry specific knowledge

At the EMS you will receive first-hand education about thee tourism business by experienced experts. During the first part of your studies, you will acquire sound industry knowledge of all relevant sub-disciplines, such as travel law, the analysis and fulfilment of customer requirements or special requirements for tourist services and regions. You deal with the tasks and challenges of tour operators, airlines, hotels and online portals. The second part of the study will deepen and expand your knowledge on, for example, topics from tourism marketing such as social media, event and trade fair management. And, now it is necessary to apply acquired knowledge to current problems and issues in the tourism sector. This is gained through various business projects from tourism companies, for which you will present your results. In addition, you gain practical experience during your internship in a tourism related business. You will on the one hand, increasingly understand the complex relationships of individual areas, and on the other hand, you will have the opportunity to explore your personal areas of interest. It is not uncommon that students find the first concrete goals and options for starting their career.

Your upgrade to management

The International Tourism Management degree program makes you particularly attractive for potential employers, as you will learn skills that graduates of a hotel management school or travel agents usually do not have. You will gain both industry-specific knowledge and entrepreneurial skills at the EMS. In order to hold a position in management, solid business administration skills are essential. These include a background in, for example, law, finance, human resources management, marketing or strategic management. You acquire this know-how when you study tourism at our university – thus providing you with the ticket for attractive career opportunities.

Better prospects with language and international experience

Through your studies at the EMS you are preparing for an international professional life. This begins with our all English study program. In addition, you have the opportunity to take further language courses or to deepen your knowledge of English. During your semester abroad at one of our worldwide partner universities, you experience foreign cultures and expand your linguistic as well as intercultural skills. Europe, USA, Asia? Where would you like to gain your international experience? Our International Office is happy to advise you on this exciting decision.

Where will your degree take you?

Travel brings people together and to all parts of the world – professionally as well as privately. In Germany alone, there are around 3 million jobs in the tourism sector. This means that you have many career options with versatile employment opportunities: airlines, hotel chains, tour operators or regional tourism associations … all must constantly optimize their offers and effectively market them. Qualified junior staff with up-to-date specialist and industry knowledge is required for this. With the Bachelor in International Tourism Management at EMS you have booked the best place with excellent career opportunities!


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