MSc Business Administration in Tourism

University Of Applied Sciences HTW Chur

Program Description

MSc Business Administration in Tourism

University Of Applied Sciences HTW Chur

The main strategic challenges of the tourism industry are the focus of the Master in Business Administration with Major Tourism, making it ideal for those seeking management positions in tourism. The programme combines knowledge and skills in business administration, in research methods and in tourism management and provides the opportunity to put these into practice. In addition to content, the focus is on the development of personal and social skills, especially strategic, decision-making and project management skills.

International
The master's degree in tourism enables you to gain an international outlook on tourism development and management. International case studies, an international student body, excursions to international destinations and the experience of your guest lecturers make for an interesting and interactive learning environment.

Strategic
You will learn to identify, interpret and provide solutions for strategic challenges faced by tourism businesses and to make strategic judgements under uncertainty by relying on an in-depth understanding of change processes in tourism.

Applied
Last but not least, you have the chance to apply your knowledge and skills. The programme offers opportunities for connecting theory and practice in case studies and in real-life situations.

Flexible study plans
Many of our students work in the tourism industry while studying for the master. 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.

More than lectures
The relationship between studying, research and practice forms an important part of the programme and we offer a variety of different opportunities to engage in active learning outside the classroom:

  • International cases
  • Consultancy projects
  • Mentoring programme
  • International field trips
  • Speakers’ Series
  • International exchange opportunities
  • Language Classes


Due to visa regulations, we can only accept international students who are not yet 30 years of age at the start of the programme.

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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Our Vision

This graduate degree program addresses ambitious undergraduates who are enthusiastic about tourism and who either hold a bachelor’s degree in tourism, or are specialists in other relevant fields and would like to join the industry. They seek demanding professional and managerial responsibilities in core tourism sectors and tourism related sectors, in Switzerland and worldwide. This is achieved through a holistic approach to education and a strong practical orientation in a tourism region.

Admission Requirements

Admittance to the study course is possible for:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent diploma from a university or university of applied sciences
  • Documented academic knowledge in business administration
  • Letter of motivation
  • Documented credible work experience (References)
  • C1 level English certificate
  • Admission interview

Application deadline

The application deadline is May 31st for the following fall semester start. Please note that the date of receipt of the application will be taken into consideration due to the limited number of places in the program. Registration after the deadline may be considered in individual cases.

Fees

Students from Switzerland or Liechtenstein:

  • Tuition per semester: CHF 960.-
  • Application fee: CHF 300.-

The application fee is charged in confirmation of a study place and is non-refundable. The application fee will be deduced from the first semester tuition fee.

Students from EU and EFTA Countries:

  • Tuition per semester: CHF 1 550.-
  • Application fee: CHF 300.-

The application fee is charged in confirmation of a study place and is non-refundable. The application fee will be deduced from the first semester tuition fee.

Local administrative district sanctions employment up to a maximum of 15 hours per week when in possession of a specific permit.

Students from non-EU and non-EFTA Countries:

  • Tuition per semester: CHF 1 550.-
  • Application fee: CHF 3,000.-
    Canton Grisons prohibits all forms of employment.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated March 14, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
Duration
Duration
3 - 8 semesters
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
1,550 CHF
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Deadline
May 31, 2017
Locations
Switzerland - Chur
Start date: Sept. 2017
Application deadline May 31, 2017
End date Request Info
Dates
Sept. 2017
Switzerland - Chur
Application deadline May 31, 2017
End date Request Info
Price
per semester (EU & non-EU international students)
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