Budapest is one of the most exciting tourism destinations in the world and the number of international tourists, as well as students, is growing. As well as its beautiful heritage sites and Danube river views, the city is the only capital city in the world which has so many thermal baths or spas, it was nominated as City of Design by UNESCO Creative Cities Network, and the city offers a lively cultural scene and nightlife with its world-famous ’ruin bars’.
The MSc Tourism Management Programme combines a number of courses, which are especially designed to give students a strong foundation in global business and tourism, creative thinking and innovation, as well as Budapest-specific knowledge. For example, one course focuses on global health tourism combined with case studies of the Budapest thermal baths and spas. The Creativity City development course will examine global cities, but also Budapest’s City of Design status and creative quarter developments.
The art of creative education is the core value of our University.
The new MSc in Tourism Management program combines universal disciplines such as tourism management and business development with some core strengths of METU's home city.
Budapest is the only capital city which is a thermal spa destination and the city was nominated as a City of Design by the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
The MSc in Tourism Management is a successful result of collaboration between METU and its extensive industry partnerships from all spheres of tourism, hospitality, event management, creative industries and thermal spas.
The program covers knowledge areas as Tourism Products and Trends, Destination Management, Hospitality Management, Creative Industries Management, Wellbeing Studies, Thermal Spa Management and Sustainable Planning and Development.
We offer a stimulating environment and a unique atmosphere that motivate our students to make use of a wide range of unparalleled opportunities and apply their knowledge in practice, looking for new and innovative solutions. This inspiring environment offers the key to creative thinking, which is one the most important skills in today's labor market and for the future.
Study with us
If you are interested in different cultures and destinations, as well as travelling and languages. You are a creative thinker who is interested in undertaking project-based learning and applying your theoretical knowledge to real case studies. You have some interest in leading and managing destinations, attractions or employees in the tourism, cultural, creative or hospitality sectors.
• tour operators
• managers of family businesses
• tourist consultants or advisors
• event organizers
• tourism managers of city, rural and regional municipalities
• managers of local, regional and national tourism
• managers working for health and wellness spas
• mid- and top-level managers of hotels
• attraction managers
• Managers in the cultural and creative sectors
Economic Policy; Research Methodology; Mangerial (Business) Economics; Cultural, Creative and Heritage Tourism; Marketing and Communication Management; Creative Exprience Design; Tourism Legislation and Institutions; Strategic Management; Company Finance and Strategy; Tourism Destination Management; Creative Industries; Health Tourism, Wellness and Spas; Controlling Systems; Enterprise Decision Support Systems and
- Bachelor’s degree or above in any related field
- Intermediate (B2) command of English (e.g.: IELTS min 6.0)
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