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≥ Degree programme at a glance
Programme duration
Application deadline
Tuition fee
Extramural studies
Hochschule für
Technik und Wirtschaft
des Saarlandes
University of
Applied Sciences
Bachelor of Arts
6 semesters
Winter semester
15. July
Fakultät für
Business School
International Tourism Management
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
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]
≥ International Tourism
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
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
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
Language and intercultural
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,
- 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
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
- 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-
- 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
- Fundamentals of the tourism sector
- Microeconomics and
- Fundamentals of law, business law
- Mathematics
- Annual financial statements
- Statistics
- Marketing and market research
in tourism
- Soft skills and office
- Cost accounting in the tourism industry
- Management in the tourism
- Data and business process
- 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
- Intercultural proficiency
- Economic and policy aspects of
sustainable tourism
- Foreign trade
- Information, communication and
reservation systems
- Economic, cultural and tourism
- 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.