The MSc in International Tourism Management, offered in partnership with the University of Brighton (UK), offers an innovative and visionary approach in the study of tourism as both economic and social phenomena. Our view is that tourism has become an integral part of history, culture and economies for many regions of the world. This has had a powerful influence on identity, representation and business environments in developed as well as less developing nations.
On a global scale the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) forecasts an increase in the number of international arrivals in the region of 1.6 billion by the year 2020. As such the industry needs people who understand the significance, complexity and dynamics of a diverse evolving, developing and growing sector.
Our International Tourism Management MSc recognises both the continuing importance and value of the global tourism industry in economic terms and the significance of its social, political and environmental implications. Apply here
The course structure of the MSc International Event Management programme at Wittenborg is in line with the programme offered at the University of Brighton, and the programme is taught by lecturers both from Wittenborg and from Brighton. Full-time students attend workshops on two days per week with the part-time route usually requiring one day per week.
Part-time students attend workshops on three days per week from October to May, at intervals of around 3 weeks, depending on the speed at which they have chosen to study. Part-time and Full-time students will study together. Part-time students can follow the programme effectivly in 2 years however the maximum time is 6 years. The modules are delivered intensively over consecutive days in the so-called 'block format', which means that each module has 6 days of teaching split into two blocks of 3 days. Teaching methods include group work, case studies, presentations, and live projects. The course is delivered through a variety of approaches including lectures, presentations, tutorials and case studies, with an emphasis on interactive learning. Each module is taught by two lecturers, one from the University of Brighton and one from Wittenborg University. The complete programme is taught in Apeldoorn.
- Management Strategy in a Global Business Environment
- Globalisation, Society and Culture
- Research Methods / Final Project
MSc International Tourism Management programme main syllabus
- Critical Perspectives in Tourism Management
- Managing Resources in Hospitality and Tourism Operations
- Globalisation, Society and Culture
2 Options from:
- Contemporary Issues in Cruise Management
- Travel and Visual Culture
- Ethical and Social Responsibility: Theory and Application
This programme is taught together by Wittenborg University and the University of Brighton!
Degree and/or experience:
- Bachelor degree
- Students with non-relevant qualifications may be asked to complete a short portfolio prior to starting the course.
- Other applicants with extensive industry experience will be considered on an individual basis.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in writing.
English Language Requirements
IELTS 6 or TOEFL Equivalent. Click here for an overview of the equivalent scores.
TOEFL Code of Wittenborg is 4889.
Core management modules including strategy, operations management, finance, marketing and human resources are integrated with specialist subjects that address the key needs of the international tourism industry.
The International Tourism Management Master programme seeks to address contemporary issues in sustainable tourism development and management and is cross-disciplinary in nature drawing on themes such as regional studies, anthropology, visual culture and special interest tourism.
Critical Perspectives in Tourism Management
Management Strategy in a Global Business Environment
Managing Resources in Hospitality and Tourism Operations
Globalisation, Society and Culture
Options - two from:
Contemporary Issues in Cruise Management
Travel and Visual Culture
Ethical and Social Responsibility: Theory and Application
The MSc International Tourism Management programme, at Wittenborg University is aimed at a broad spectrum of students and practitioners from a variety of backgrounds.
Graduates are often fast-tracked into senior management, planning and development or consultancy positions with tourism-related organisations, both in the UK and overseas.
It has been designed for those who wish to pursue senior management positions within the tourism industry or as preparation for further study in international tourism, such as a PhD.
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