wirtschafts wissenschaften htw saar rism ≥ Degree programme at a glance Degree Programme duration Beginning Application deadline Tuition fee Extramural studies Accreditation Specifics Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes University of Applied Sciences Bachelor of Arts 6 semesters Winter semester 15. July none possible FIBAA none Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften Business School International Tourism Management Bachelor Contact Business School – Main Office Waldhausweg 14 66123 Saarbrücken Tel.: +49 (0)681) 5867-519 or 558 Fax: +49 (0)681) 5867-504 E-mail: [email protected] Allocation of places / Application documents Tel.: +49 (0)681 5867-115 Fax: +49 (0)681 5867-151 E-mail: [email protected] Practical training phase Dipl.-Kffr. Bianca Bousonville Tel.: +49 (0)0681 5867-378 E-mail: [email protected] htwsaar.de www.htwsaar.de/wiwi ≥ International Tourism Management Tourism is one of the most important service sectors of the future. The principle of thinking globally and acting locally is shaping major economic and cultural developments around the world. International tourism management is concerned with the structures and functions of companies active in the tourism industry and focuses particularly on the unique features of this service industry particularly with regard to service provision and to marketing and sales. The business economics modules are designed to provide students with the requisite knowledge and skills in all core areas of business administration including an understanding of the neighbouring disciplines of general economics and law. Students will also acquire a deeper understanding of the particular areas that define tourism management, enabling them to analyse economic relationships within the tourism sector and to make appropriate business decisions. In addition to gaining a solid understanding of the field, graduates from the programme have excellent methodological and soft skills, enabling them to tackle a broad range of professional assignments within the tourism industry. Graduates from the B.A. programme are very well equipped to meet the needs of an expanding global tourist market and the demands of a profession with a typically strong international focus. The courses taught in the B.A. programme attach considerable importance to ensuring the continuous interaction of theoretical knowledge and its practical applications – an approach that is underpinned by extensive project work and a mandatory work placement stage. Study-Abroad Semester and international work placement Students can choose to study abroad for one or two semesters at one of our partner universities. In many cases students who successfully complete two semesters at a partner university abroad are eligible for a double-degree qualification. Students also spend a twelve-week practical training period abroad gaining work experience at a company in the tourism sector. Sprachliche und interkulturelle Kompetenz Language and intercultural skills The B.A. programme ‘International Tourism Management’ provides a solid grounding in foreign language training, soft skills and intercultural communication: - Compulsory elective modules in foreign languages (English, French, Spanish) - In addition to German, students may be taught and examined in English, French and Spanish - Work placement abroad - Final-year Bachelor’s thesis written in a foreign language - Courses designed to develop soft skills and intercultural proficiency and awareness Compulsory electives in tourism During the 4th and 5th semesters, students must take three elective modules that are of direct relevance to their degree programme. At least six different compulsory elective modules are offered each academic year split between the 4th and 5th semester. The elective modules currently planned for the B.A. programme are: - Destination management - Entrepreneurship in tourism - Recreation and adventure management - Hotel management - Communications policy in tourism - Cultural management - MICE management (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events) - Mobility management - Tourist travel management - Sports management - Quality management in the tourism industry - Sociology and psychology of tourism - Health and wellness tourism Duration of programme and degree qualification The standard period of study to complete the B.A. programme is six semesters, which includes the work placement stage and the final-year thesis. Graduates from the programme are awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree. Admission requirements Prospective students wishing to join the Bachelor’s programme at Saarland University of Applied Sciences must meet one of the following admission criteria: - German higher education entrace qualification (Abitur or Fachhoch- schulreife) - equivalent qualification recog nized and approved by the relevant education authority (e.g. the regional Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs). In addition to these general admission requirements, prospective students must also meet particular requirements regarding their proficiency in English and either French or Spanish. Students must also have completed a period of relevant pre-study practical training by no later than the start of their third semester. The practical training must last for a period of twelve weeks in total (excluding holidays) and must cover at least two of the following areas: management in the tourism Programme schedule Objectives: Acquisition of basic knowledge and methodologies, subsequent focus on a chosen area of special interest in international tourism management Teaching and learning methods: Lectures, problem-solving classes, projects and seminars, with assessment carried out throughout the entire programme Phase I studies Semesters 1–3 - Fundamentals of business administration - Fundamentals of the tourism sector - Microeconomics and macroeconomics - Fundamentals of law, business law - Mathematics - Annual financial statements - Statistics - Marketing and market research in tourism - Soft skills and office management - Cost accounting in the tourism industry - Management in the tourism industry - Data and business process management - Compulsory elective modules in foreign languages (English + French or Spanish) Phase II studies Semesters 4–6 - Investment and financing - Business taxation and aspects of international corporate taxation - International contract law and law for managers in the tourism industry - Intercultural proficiency - Economic and policy aspects of sustainable tourism - Foreign trade - Information, communication and reservation systems - Economic, cultural and tourism geography - Compulsory elective modules in foreign languages (see above) - Compulsory electives in inter national tourism management, e.g. Destination management; Entrepreneurship in tourism; Recreation and adventure management; Hotel manage ment; Communications policy in tourism; Cultural manage ment; MICE management (Meetings, Incentives, Conferen ces, Events); Mobility manage ment; Tourist travel manage ment; Sports management; Quality management in the tourism industry; Sociology and psychology of tourism; Health and wellness tourism From the 4th semester, students can opt to spend a study-abroad semester, possibly leading to a double-degree qualification. The practical training stage is undertaken abroad in the 6th semester. The Bachelor’s thesis in the final year is to be written in a foreign language. The degree programme concludes with a colloquium covering the final-year research project and the practical training phase.
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