Academic objectives

The aim of the programme is to provide students with knowledge in tourism as a specific socio-economic phenomenon and discipline. It aims to develop technically competent, broad based individuals who think and communicate effectively and who have the skills required to conduct research, carry out problem-solving and undertake critical analysis. Tourism is the focus and the programme draws on the results and methods of many disciplines to inform the study. The essential characteristics of the programme are:

  • Systematic approach – tourism is discussed within the system of its internal and external connections and not as a collection of isolated phenomena.
  • Flexibility – our educational programme is designed to allow for the acquisition of transferable skills to better enable response to changing situations, whether arising from personal circumstances or from the tourism environment. The programme offers specialization based on a range of optional subjects, research projects and professional contacts.
  • Practice-orientation – the programme puts great importance on practical applicability of the theoretical knowledge gained during the course of studies. The great number of seminars and the extensive participation of tourism professionals in internship education serve this purpose.
  • Forward looking – the discussions of contemporary issues programme focus the programme on the latest world trends in the related fields and prepare students for the future challenges in the field of tourism and hospitality management.

The main topics of the programme are:

  • trends in the supply and demand of international tourism;
  • economic, social and environmental impacts of international tourism development;
  • tourism and sustainable development;
  • integrated tourism planning.

The programme gives the students opportunities for in-depth analysis of tourism in a number of different contexts, including economic, social, technological and environmental, set within a broad structure of management and business techniques and principles.
The courses of the programme provide students with a high level of intellectual challenge as well as opportunities for gaining practical industry related experience.

 

Language competencies

The language of tuition of the BA in Tourism and Catering is English. An advanced command of English is necessary to complete the course. The curriculum does not include language courses and therefore the students are responsible to address any shortcomings in their language skills. Area specific language skills are developed through engagement with the modules delivered in English.

 

Internship

The students of the BA in Tourism and Catering have to do a placement at an organisation outside the university.
To do the placement, students can choose from or request the placement from any business or organisation that undertakes activities relevant to the course and which have existing positions requiring and employing someone with a higher education degree.
The duration of the placement is 4 months (or the equivalent number of full working hours). Students acquire 30 credit points for the placement.
The students of the BA in Tourism and Catering are required to fulfil roles during their placement that require the use of English on a regular basis.
The organisation and completion of the placement is regulated by a specific quality document.

 

Length of the programme

Study duration in the model curriculum: 7 semesters (including 1 semester internship)
The minimum number of classes for the whole duration of studies: 5400 contact hours: in full-time course 1860 (language courses are not included), in
part-time course 620.
Total number of credits: 180 (+30)

 

Career oppurtunities

Internationally, the tourism industry is expanding, with the increased availability of cheap travel and more leisure time, and therefore the opportunities for people trained in the skills of tourism management are fast growing. Specifically, students leaving our programme with B. Sc. degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management will be equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in employment at supervisory or junior management level with tour companies, resort centres or retail companies and in tourism marketing or development within both the public and private sectors. There will be overseas opportunities for those with good language skills.

 

How to apply?

Click here for the application information.

 

Contact information

Centre for Communications
E-mail: international@gtk.uni-pannon.hu

Postal address:
Centre for Communications
Faculty of Business and Economics
University of Pannonia
Egyetem u. 10,
8200 Veszprém