March 31, 2024
*210 ECTS are required for applicants from the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Applicants from Europe with 180 ECTS can be admitted under the condition of a mandatory internship of at least 22 weeks as part of the study program, which can be completed in the 3rd semester. An equivalence check is carried out for all others.
|Duration & Type
|3 semesters / Full-time
|max. 25 students
Early Bird until May, 31, 2024: in total €13,500 with full payment or €14,000 in total with monthly installments* (for details please check our payment plan)
*plus €350 student- and semesterticket twice a year
Your MBA in International Tourism Management
Are you passionate about tourism and the travel industry?
Do you want to turn your passion into a career and make a difference in the world of tourism management? Then, our MBA in International Tourism Management is the right choice for you!
This exciting and challenging program is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and real-world experience you need to succeed as a leader in the fast-paced and dynamic world of tourism. With a focus on both theoretical and practical learning, you will gain a deep understanding of the latest trends and best practices in the industry, and learn how to apply them in real-world situations. With a strong emphasis on hands-on learning and collaboration, you will have the opportunity to work on real-world projects, network with industry professionals and engage with leading experts in the field. You will also develop a range of important skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, leadership and communication, which will help you succeed in any professional environment.
So, if you're looking for a dynamic and challenging program that will help you achieve your goals and advance your career, look no further than to our MBA in International Tourism Management. Apply now and take the first step towards a rewarding and fulfilling career in the world of tourism!
The tourism industry is a growing and dynamic field, with many opportunities for those with the right skills and knowledge. Graduates of our MBA in International Tourism Management are well-positioned to take advantage of these opportunities, and to become leaders in this exciting and rewarding industry. Whether they choose to work for established companies or to pursue their own entrepreneurial ventures, they are well-equipped to succeed and make a positive impact on the industry.
Graduates could work in management and leadership positions in large hotels or resorts as well as for travel agencies, tour companies, cruise lines, airlines, convention and visitor bureaus, or for national or international organizations focused on tourism. They could also work as destination managers developing and promoting tourism in a particular region or city, or pursue entrepreneurial ventures in the tourism industry and could e.g. start their own tour company, develop a new tourism-related product or service, or create a new type of travel experience for customers.
International graduates can take advantage of Germany's job-seeking visa to remain in the country for up to 18 months after graduation and secure employment before applying for a long-term work permit.
Course of studies
This MBA program consists of three parts: In semster 1+2 you will attend lectures and write your exams. In semester 3 you will write your Master's thesis.
Introduction to Tourism Management
This module introduces you to the disciplinary foundations of tourism management. It will examine key economic, sociocultural, and technological issues and considerations associated with tourism development. Practical exercises and case studies will link the theoretical considerations to the world of practice.
Intercultural Management in Tourism Contexts
The module will introduce you to the basic concepts of intercultural management and communication and will train your intercultural communication and interaction skills. Real world cases will help you to develop a diverse and robust understanding of intercultural issues in an organizational setting.
Corporate Social Responsibility
- Human Resource Management
This module aims to provide you with subject-focused, methodological as well as key competencies. You are supposed to know and comprehend different viewpoints and opinions with regards to the main thematic foci ethics, sustainability and sustainable development. In “Human Resource Management”, you will be familiarised with the management of human resources in an international context.
This module will familiarize you with approaches to planning, controlling and organising marketing activities. You will gain an understanding of the special characteristics of marketing in the tourism market, particularly destination marketing, market segmentation and market positioning.
Strategic Planning & Strategies in Tourism
- Marketing research
- Strategic management approaches
Strategic Planning includes marketing research that enables you to analyse data and apply statistical analyses and "Development and Implementation of Strategy" after what you will have a solid understanding of the most common strategic management approaches as well as their pros, cons, and limitations.
Finance & Accounting in the Tourism Industry
In this module you will be acquainted with the fundamentals of financial management, covering topics such as firm valuation, financing, investments, as well as risk management, and with basic accounting fundamentals, concepts and standards and how to apply them to the tourism industry.
Legal & Tax Aspects in Tourism
The module provides you with practical insights on how to comply with legal and tax obligations and manage risk in the tourism industry. It includes real-world case studies and interactive discussions to help participants apply the concepts to practical scenarios.
International Project Management in Tourism
This module provides you with an overview of the project management process specifically tailored for the tourism industry. It covers all the key elements of project management and provides hands-on experience in the use of project management tools and techniques, including project scheduling, resource allocation, and risk management.
Applied Tourism Project
This module is designed to give students the opportunity to apply their learning to a tourism-related project and develop practical skills in project management, research, and problem-solving while working as a team, from the initial stages of project planning to final presentation and evaluation.
The Electives will allow students to specialize in specific areas of interest, to develop advanced skills and knowledge, and thereby to tailor their education to individual career goals and to gain a competitive advantage in the job market. All courses provide hands-on experience and real-world applications, and may include guest lectures, field trips, and industry projects.
The purpose of the courses is to complete a research project in the form of a Master Thesis on a chosen topic, culminating students’ experiences in the program and validating them as master practitioners. Based upon the thesis proposal and under supervision from faculty, students will complete their thesis writing and orally defend their thesis.
Students can attend an optional 20-week internship (also in combination with the master thesis) with a company or organization that is from the tourism industry or involved with tourism activities after the completion of the first 10 modules. If it is a professionally relevant internship and includes a written scientific internship report (15-20 pages), students can obtain 30 extra ECTS credits.
"I honestly appreciate it very much being program director of the MBA in Tourism Management program. Students, lecturers and staff of the IGC with their very different educational and cultural backgrounds create a really special atmosphere in class and an environment that is diverse, inspiring and innovative."
Program Director Prof. Dr. Lydia Scholz
Informationen for students
Welcome! We are happy to welcome you as a student of the MBA program International Tourism Management! You can find helpful information about IGC and Bremen in our study guide.