Bachelor in Tourism Management

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  • Conteúdo
    Bachelor Tourism Management.

    Make travel your profession

    • Accreditation: FIBAA accredited
    • Credits: 180 ECTS
    • Course language: 100% English
    • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
    • Study model: on campus
    • Campus: Bad Honnef
    • Duration: 6 semesters
    • Internship: 1 semester at home or abroad
    • Study abroad: 1 semester (voluntary, performance-related)
    • Admission: High school diploma, technical school certificate or comparable degree; successfully completed Assessment Day; Proof of English skills


    Travel the road to success

    Tourism is a diverse and forward-looking industry that plays an important economic role in almost every country in the world. Experts predict another 70 million jobs over the next decade with a wealth of exciting career opportunities around the world. In Tourism Management you will get to know all aspects of the dynamic and customer-oriented tourism industry while developing your management skills. Successful graduates work for major tour operators, national tourism offices, trade fair and convention organisers, consulting firms, hotel chains and airlines.

    Our professors and lecturers attach great importance to the close integration of theory and practice. Most of them have themselves gained many years of specialist and management experience on an international level – and would like to share it. They do this for example through case studies, projects and field trips to renowned companies.

    Programme Structure.

    What you will learn from us

    • You gain detailed knowledge of structures and organisations in the international tourism and hotel industry.
    • You gain practice-oriented experience with topics such as tourism geography, online tourism, tourism law and tourism policy.
    • You work on additional qualifications such as advanced foreign language skills and modern presentation and communication techniques.
    • You gain in-depth economic knowledge, including micro and macroeconomics, statistics and accounting.

    Course of study at a glance.

    1. Semester
    Course contents
    • Statistics
    • Principles of Service Operations & Organization
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Principles of Human Resource Management
    • Principles of Research and Academic Writing
    • Tourism Stakeholders and Markets
    • Compulsory Elective Module Foreign Language A
    • Financial Accounting

    2. Semester
    Course contents
    • Mathematics
    • Computer Analysis
    • Geography of Travel & Tourism
    • Management & Cost Accounting
    • Compulsory Elective Module Foreign Language B
    • Business Communication
    • Management of Tour Operation & Travel Services

    3. Semester
    Course contents
    • Microeconomics
    • Macroeconomics
    • Financial Management
    • Tourism Consultancy Project I
    • Development of an Electronic Marketplace for Travel Products and Services
    • Compulsory Elective Module Foreign Language C

    4. Semester

    During your internship, you can use your academic knowledge outside of your studies. You will also get to know the industry better – which provides the perfect foundation for choosing your career. The internship is firmly integrated into your studies so of course you do not lose any time.

    5. Semester
    Course contents

    One out of the five majors:
    • Sustainable Tourism, Hospitality & Events
    • Spa & Wellness Management
    • Sales & Distribuation
    • Destination Management
    • Marketing

    Regular content:
    • Business & Marketing Research
    • Intercultural Communication
    • Organisational Behaviour
    • Advanced Research and Academic Writing

    Optional semester abroad: You can spend your 5th semester abroad at one of our partner universities, provided that you have successfully completed modules amounting to 90 ECTS credits by the end of the 3rd semester. Further information can be obtained from the International Office.

    6. Semester
    Course contents

    Compulsory Free Elective (Tourism Field Trip oder Free Management Electives):

    Tourism Field Trip:
    Tourism Field Trip: Preparation Seminar
    Tourism Field Trip
    Free Management Elective (Choose one):
    Entrepreneurship & New Venture Management
    International Service Management
    International Economics
    Change Management 
    Tourism Consultancy Project II
    Legal Aspects of Tourism
    Global Distribution Systems
    Tourism Analysis
    Bachelor Thesis & Colloquium

    In the Tourism Management Bachelor programme, you can opt for one of 5 majors to develop your specialisation.


    Destination Management
    Sales & Distribution
    Spa and Wellness Management
    Sustainable Tourism, Hospitality & Events


    During your internship, you can use your academic knowledge outside of your studies. You will also get to know the industry better – which provides the perfect foundation for choosing your career. The internship is firmly integrated into your studies so of course you do not lose any time.

    You can take your internship in Germany or abroad.
    The internship usually lasts five to six months.
    Make your first contacts in the industry.
    Enrich your CV with an important position.
    Use the opportunity to be hired by the company after graduation.

    Study abroad.

    You would like to spend part of your studies abroad? Our International Office is the central contact point for all topics relating to our partner university network. We support you in the search for a suitable partner university and in preparations for your stay abroad.
    The staff of the International Office can inform you about the admission requirements of the partner universities and provide valuable orientation for a successful semester abroad.

    The semester abroad at one of our partner universities is an optional part of the degree programme and depends, among other things, on your academic achievements.
    Develop your foreign language skills.
    Gain hands-on experience abroad – academically, personally and interculturally.


    School education
    High School Diploma, or IB Diploma, or university entrance qualification or equivalent qualification* and transcript of records.
    *Equivalent qualifications from foreign schools and IB diplomas are recognised accordingly..
    If you have not graduated yet, you may apply with your existing transcript of records (incl. grades and credits, if applicable) for a conditional acceptance.
    Your final High School Diploma and Transcript of Records needs to be submitted in original or certified copy upon starting your studies.

    English language skills
    Since all of our study programmes are offered in English, a certification of your language skills is required (TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge).

    Academic IELTS 6.0
    TOEFL IBT 80 points
    PTE 56 points
    Cambridge Advanced or Proficiency
    TOEFL/IELTS Waiver Application

    IU Entrance examination

    Depending on your grades and country of origin, an entrance examination may be required.
    The entrance exam may be conducted remotely and consists of a written and an oral exam. The written part of the exam is computer-based and takes approximately 2.5 hours. It is composed of the following sections (1-3):
    General Knowledge: Multiple choice questions (30 minutes)
    Mathematics and Logic: Mental arithmetic, conversion exercise, math word problems, logic (60 minutes)
    English Grammar and Comprehension: English reading, “fill-in-the-blank“, grammar questions (60 minutes)
    English Oral Exam: Interview (15 minutes)

    IU Pathway

    Depending on your secondary school leaving certificate, grades and country of origin, you may need to undertake the IU Pathway Programme, with guaranteed progression into Bachelor when passed successfully.


    What are my prospects?
    As a manager in the diverse tourism industry, you have many responsibilities. After graduation, for example, you can work as a ...
    Product Manager/Tour Operator

    As a product manager at a tour operator, you are responsible for creating travel deals. This includes extensive trips to foreign destinations in order to get an idea of the location. New hotel facilities, recreational facilities and infrastructure must be inspected, checked and evaluated in order to create suitable tourist offers for the target group.
    Destination Manager

    Destination managers maintain relationships with the resort, community and retailers at the resort as well as the resident hotel and restaurant businesses. In doing so, they strive to establish a partnership relationship between all participants. They organise and market tourist destinations at home and abroad with the aim of making the respective holiday destination attractive to travellers, while at the same time reconciling the various interests of all who are involved in the design of a holiday resort.
    Management Consultant

    As a management consultant you advise other companies. The subject of the consultation can, for example, be the general management of the company or the handling of a change process. You have to adapt your fundamental consulting concept individually to the expectations and the task of your customer, without neglecting the goals of your employer – the consulting company.

    Your career? International!
    Whether it is at a global medium-sized company or at a multinational corporation abroad – the IU prepares you well for the global job market. The numbers speak for themselves: 3 out of 4 of our graduates work in an international environment, and every third person works abroad.

    The IU is constantly on the look out for new partners and fruitful cooperations.

    We are very grateful for the commitment of our partners who support us in a variety of ways through grants, sponsorship, guest speakers, events, direct recruitment and more. Over time, a special relationship develops between the IU and the cooperation partner. The exchange between the two deepens and all sides profit from the individual cooperation contract. The goal of these partnerships is to support interested students and graduates and to give them the best possible chances and insights.

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