University Of Applied Sciences HTW Chur


The University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur was founded in 1963 and is a member of the Universities of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland (FHO). This public federal institution is comprised of six faculties, each offering Bachelor, Master and further education programs. With approximately 1600 students, HTW Chur provides an excellent learning environment with an intimate atmosphere, modern facilities, and small, student-oriented classes.

The University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur is a regionally based university with national and international flair. Bachelor, Master and further education studies are offered in the six faculties of "Civil Engineering and Architecture", "Information Science", "Management", "Media and Communication", "ICT/Technology" and "Tourism".

Tourism is a multi-facetted, fast growing international industry sector and the focus of the Institute for Tourism and Leisure (ITF) as the innovative, entrepreneurial research and training center with Bachelor and Master study programs in Eastern Switzerland. The ITF concentrates on the thematic areas destination management, consumer behavior, hospitality and sustainability.

The bachelor study course of Tourism is the first international study course at a University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland that is specifically designed to meet the needs of the tourism industry. The study course, held in German and English, imparts all the necessary knowledge and expertise about tourism, leisure and the service industry. This knowledge is further extended through a variety of projects and group work

The master study course specializing in tourism provides further expertise and may be completed with a minimum study time of one and a half years and acquiring the relevant study credits

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MSc Business Administration in Tourism

Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8 semesters September 2017 Switzerland Chur + 1 more

The Master in Business Administration Major Tourism offers you the opportunity to gain general knowledge in Business Administration as well as practical learning opportunities in tourism. [+]

The tourism sector is experiencing a strong trend towards professionalization and specialization. Advanced skills and qualifications will set you apart from the rest and help you master the dramatic increase of technical, economic, and social developments, which affect tourism businesses and destinations. Tourism managers need to possess superior skills and competencies (for instance analytic and critical thinking, problem-solving and leadership qualities) in order to stay competitive in a dynamic labour market. The MSc in Business Administration, Major Tourism is comprised of four main module categories: modules in the Major Tourism, general management, research methodology, as well as research projects. General Management Managing Stakeholders Managing Organisations Managing People Major Tourism International Tourism Management Strategic Innovation Management Tourism, Nature and Society Research Methodology Research Design Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods Research Projects Applied Research Projects (2x) Master Thesis Why study the MSc Business Administration Major Tourism? 1. Study in an international tourism region in Switzerland The MSc in Business Administration with a Major Tourism takes full advantage of the unique natural, cultural and geographic setting of Chur. Set in an attractive alpine environment, close to world-famous tourism destinations, such as St. Moritz and Davos, with a rich diversity of international visitors, as well as smaller alpine destinations, the Canton of Grisons provides a perfect setting for interesting case studies. 2. Friendly and informal atmosphere You will be part of a small programme (a maximum of 30 students in the major) at a small university (only around 1'600 students). Given our size, admin and academic staff have the luxury to dedicate considerable time to our students. 3. Expert lecturers In addition to internal staff members, you will be also be taught by many external lecturers who are experts in their respective field and combine their experience with theory and practice. 4. Flexibility Being a relatively small programme allows us to be flexible. Many of our students work in the tourism industry while studying for the master at the same time. We can tailor your study plan towards your individual requirements as long as your studies do not exceed eight semesters. Should your situation change during your time at the HTW Chur, it is possible to switch between full-time and part-time study. 5. More than lectures Studying in a tourism region offers many opportunities for learning. In addition to the teaching and learning methods used in the lectures, you will be able to benefit from a seminar series, excursions, consultancy projects assisted by academic staff, a mentoring programme, networking opportunities, international exchanges, etc.... [-]


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University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur
Pulvermühlestrasse 57

Chur, CH-7004 CH