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
Full-time students attend workshops on three days per week from October to May. 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 full course is taught in Apeldoorn.
Some modules may be delivered intensively over several consecutive 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.
· Strategic Business
· Marketing Tourism Hospitality & Events
· Professional Based Learning
· Final Project
· Critical Perspectives in Tourism
· Destination Management & Planning
Despite occasional shocks like the tsunami that hit Southeast Asia in 2004, international tourism figures have shown “virtually uninterrupted growth” the past 60 years, according to the United Nations World Tourism organization. International tourism arrivals have jumped from 25 million in 1950 to 1087 million in 2013. It is forecasted to reach 1.8 billion by 2030.
For both developed and developing countries business and leisure travel is a major source of foreign exchange earnings and employment. It links with a multitude of other industries like transport, accommodation, restaurants, visitor attractions and investments.
The single biggest revolution in the tourism sector in recent years must be the impact of technology. Not only did it bring new modes of direct communication between consumer and supplier but have improved processing capabilities, operational efficiency, reduced cost and helped companies to understand more precisely how to match supply and demand.
On the other hand, technological advances have also raised concerns. For instance, making payments online continues to be a security risk. Companies peddling people’s personal information for marketing purposes remains a problem although several countries have introduced legislation to curb this practice. In conclusion, trends in the tourism industry come and go, but one constant has remained through the centuries: Mankind’s desire to explore new horizons.
Welcome to a complex and challenging industry that requires highly educated managers.
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.
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 or TOEFL Equivalent
English Language Requirements
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TOEFL Code of Wittenborg is 4889.
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