M.A. Tourism Development Strategies

Hochschule Stralsund – University of Applied Sciences

Program Description

M.A. Tourism Development Strategies

Hochschule Stralsund – University of Applied Sciences

Our tourism program is a master's program in business administration with a specialization for the tourism industry. We combine the components strategy and development in a unique manner.

Overview

  • Program - Tourism Development Strategies (TDS)
  • School - School of Business Studies
  • Starts in - Winter semester
  • Admission - free
  • Length of study - 2, 3 or 4 semesters
  • Credit points - 60-120 ECTS
  • Degree - Master of Arts (M. A.)
  • Main language of instruction - English

Short Description

The tourism industry is a dynamic and complex branch of industry which poses several challenges. We offer you the Tourism Development Strategies program in three variants, differing in length. Depending on the scope of the previous academic study, the accredited master's degree can be obtained in two, three or four semesters:

  • 2-semester master's program (undergraduate degree: 240 ECTS)
  • 3-semester master's program (undergraduate degree: 210 ECTS)
  • 4-semester master's program (undergraduate degree: 180 ECTS)

The program starts in the winter semester, irrespective of the desired variant. The program has been specifically oriented for the international market. In the 2-semester program, the courses are taught completely in English, the other programs are 80 % English and 20 % German. If you are on a 4-semester program, you have the opportunity of doing a prolonged internship (21 weeks). A semester abroad is also possible.

During the modular tourism program, we teach you the contents of modern teaching and learning methods. This means that you will gain theoretical knowledge that is further developed through accompanying practical simulations, business games and excursions to provide you with decision-making and problem-solving skills. Your social skills will be specifically expanded and demanded. In the last program semester of the respective variant, you will write a master's thesis to gain your master's degree, which then qualifies you to study for a doctorate at a university.

Goals and Career Prospects

The tourism industry is a dynamic and complex branch of industry which poses several challenges. The national and international companies who are active in this market require competent and well-trained staff members, who are able to interpret chances, trends, and developments and to develop operative and strategic solutions. The master's program Tourism Development Strategies at HOST provides you with a perfect foundation for a successful career in the tourism industry and combines the components strategy and development with the branch specialization in a unique manner.

Practice-oriented and International

In the master's tourism program we support you by providing you with valuable professional contacts and job opportunities. Meetings with companies/institutions which operate internationally, academic conferences, seminars, and workshops make it possible to join theory and practice.

Practice-oriented lectures and realistic projects with our practice partners lay the foundations for a successful professional career. International and professional lectures from the academic world and the industry ensure that you learn to think strategically and to handle the changing and increasing challenges of work. Interactive teaching methods (e.g. discussions, case study, simulations, role plays) and own projects are important tools for putting academic knowledge into practice. Our program's specific modules mirror the demands of the professional world.

International academic study trips to business and tourism destinations at home and abroad will open new doors for you. They are a compulsory component of our master's tourism program.

Curricula

We offer you the Tourism Development Strategies program in three variants, differing in length. Depending on the scope of the previous academic study, the accredited master's degree can be obtained in two, three or four semesters:

  • 2-semester master's program (undergraduate degree: 240 ECTS)
  • 3-semester master's program (undergraduate degree: 210 ECTS)
  • 4-semester master's program (undergraduate degree: 180 ECTS)

2-Semester Master's Program

  • Tourism in Practice
  • Individual and Organizational Development
  • Research and Case Project
  • Global Business Development
  • Managing Tourism Markets
  • Special Topics in Tourism
  • Master's Thesis and Colloquium

3-Semester Master's Program

  • Tourism in Practice
  • Individual and Organizational Development
  • Research and Case Project
  • Global Business Development
  • Managing Tourism Markets
  • Special Topics in Tourism
  • Managing Financial Performance
  • Destination
  • Personal Skill Development - Value-based Management
  • Tourism Economics
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Communication and Media Management
  • Political Economy of Tourism
  • Master's Thesis and Colloquium

4-Semester Master's Program

  • Tourism in Practice
  • Individual and Organizational Development
  • Research and Case Project
  • Global Business Development
  • Managing Tourism Markets
  • Special Topics in Tourism
  • Managing Financial Performance
  • Destination
  • Personal Skill Development - Value-based Management
  • Tourism Economics
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Communication and Media Management
  • Political Economy of Tourism
  • Internship - 21 Weeks
  • Master's Thesis and Colloquium
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated April 12, 2018
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2 - 4 semesters
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Germany - Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
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