Bachelor of Arts in International Tourism Management

At a glance

Study language English Lecture start winter semester
Duration 6 semesters ECTS: 180
Type of study full-time Qualification Bachelor
Semester abroad integrated Internship integrated

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19. Dec

Online Information Session (Bachelor)

19.12.2018 @ 9:00 - 10:00 -

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19. Dec

Online Information Session (Bachelor)

19.12.2018 @ 17:30 - 18:30 -

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19. Jan

Bachelor Information Day

19.01.2019 @ 10:00 - 15:00 -

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Tourism studies

Is there a more international industry than tourism? Private travel and business travel bring people together across countries and continents. Also professionally. In Germany alone, almost every eighth job depends on tourism. This means that there are many career opportunities. Particularly interesting are the positions at the management levels, for which our study programme qualifies you. If you want to study Tourism, you’ve come to the right place at Cologne Business School. In the International Tourism Management programme, you will learn about the global tourism business from the ground up. Lectures are held in English – the ideal preparation for your professional life, whether this takes you out into the world or whether you want to work in a corporate headquarters

Understand and shape the tourism business

Industry-specific knowledge awaits you in your studies: What specific features are valid in travel law? How do travel agencies work? How are airlines, hotels, online portals or holiday regions managed and advertised? In the fourth semester, you will begin to apply your knowledge to a business project – you will work on a real or realistic case of a tourism company and present your solution. Tourism Marketing is one of the in-depth study contents and includes social media and the management of events and conferences. Your extensive knowledge and practical experience (a compulsory internship is part of your studies) excellently prepare you for a potential career in management.

Management studies with a focus on tourism

Already, you surely have a passion for travel, people and the most beautiful places in the world. What your future employers will also look at is your professional background. For positions in management, this means having solid business administration skills, which include teaching contents like law, mathematics, business figures, human resources management, marketing, strategic management and empirical social research. You will learn these when you study Tourism at CBS – a prestigious business school.

More languages, more abroad, more opportunities

Studying tourism at CBS prepares you for an international career. In addition to the lectures held in English, another foreign language or an enhancement of your English skills is also on the agenda. You will spend the 5th semester abroad at one of our partner universities around the world. And incidentally, since the students at CBS come from many countries, you will also acquire intercultural competence right here.

Key factor: soft skills

In tourism, customer satisfaction is a particularly high priority. Because for many people, a vacation is the most wonderful time of the year; a business trip must also be organized perfectly. Working with people is crucial. That is why we also train your soft skills during your studies.

Where will your career path lead you?

The tourism industry is extremely versatile: there are large hotel chains, airlines, airports, regional tourism organizations and travel agencies, all of which are in need of qualified young people with up-to-date specialist and industry knowledge. Or think about the many, large online portals constantly having to optimize their offers. Whether you are more interested in people, adventures, marketing, sales or numbers, studying Tourism at Cologne Business School is your ticket to a world of opportunities.

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