An increasingly globalized world has led tourism to become one of the fastest growing industries in business today. Modern companies require academically qualified, visionary leaders to create new business models and understand changes in technology and consumer trends. This program explores the theories, practices and business models that make up the tourism and leisure field. Focusing on the development of management skills and strategic thinking, students will develop key industry competences as well as international and intercultural management abilities which are needed in this dynamic and fast-changing sector.
In addition to industry-specific modules, this program focuses on development strategies and management styles geared towards creating leaders in the industry who can also apply the same skills to the wider commercial market. Students will:
- Investigate the impact of tourism planning and development on economic, sociocultural and physical environments.
- Have a systematic understanding of the hospitality and tourism service sector organizations, their external contexts and how they are managed.
- Critically evaluate the core business disciplines and methods at work in hospitality and tourism service sectors, and be able to apply these in practical contexts.
- Explore issues that concern host-visitor relationships.
Students completing this master pursue careers in:
- Hospitality Management
- Event Management
- Conference Management
The course is available in the following countries: