Recommendation rate: 95 % (according to graduate survey 2020)
- … learn how tourism companies work.
- … get insight into different business models of tourism.
- … have the opportunity to get to know one of the following industries intensively: hotel industry, gastronomy, event agencies, congress & conference industry and touristic companies.
- … acquire broad economic know-how.
- … broaden your international competences and become business fluent in the English language.
- … carry out your own research project.
We show you the way from the operative level to management!
Type of degree program
Mon-Fri 8:30 – 18:30, occasionally on Saturdays; on average 20 hours/week
Language of instruction
German, about 25 % of the courses will be held in English
Obligatory, either as internship abroad during the 4th semester or as semester abroad during the 5th semester at one of our partner universities
In the 4th semester for at least 600 hours
Start of the degree program
At the beginning of the winter semester in September
Place of study
wko campus wien, Währinger Gürtel 97, 1180 Vienna
(U6 metro station Währinger Straße/Volksoper)
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€ 363.36 per semester (excl. Austrian students’ union fee)
Focus & Qualifications
“competent, practice-orientated, international”
The three year Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management is a great way of preparing yourself for a career in the tourism industry. The degree program was developed with experts from the tourism industry and is a theoretically sound, practically-relevant degree program. We cover topics such as:
- Tourism marketing and business administration
- Business controlling and leadership
- Tourism industry
- Business English
- Social skills
Additionally you will choose one of the following specializations to study in detail from the third semester onwards:
- Hotel management (German or English)
- Event management
- Congress and conference management
- Management of modes of transport for tourism
Individual career coaching strengthens you in your studies and supports you through the first steps of a career in the tourism industry.
The degree program mirrors the needs of the tourism industry and guarantees a high level of practical relevance. Over 70% of teaching staff work in the industry full-time and add their own practical knowledge to the theoretical orientation of the courses. Students learn from practical projects, which are organized in conjunction with businesses. They also organize events and excursions themselves.
TM on Tour is where we visit tourist venues, companies or destinations with students. The high practical relevance ensures an exciting degree program.
Our students gain international experience during an internship abroad in their fifth semester. From Australia to Dubai, to South America, in the hotel industry, gastronomy, airline, event agency or destination marketing… everything is possible.
An internship abroad is not the only way for our students to gain intercultural competence. Business English is an important part of the degree program and the Center for International Education and Mobility (CIEM) at FHWien der WKW offers a varied range of foreign language courses.
Theory and practice
The degree program includes many field trips. Students start off the program with a field trip where they get to know each other and receive the first insights into the industry. As part of the degree program there are many more field trips; this is one of the ways in which our degree program combines theory and practice. Students show their independence and practical skills during field trips, as they are responsible for organizing the destinations and trips themselves.
TM on Tour
TM on Tour is where we make visits to different sectors of the tourism industry. This allows our students to gain important insights into the tourism industry and helps them to make their own picture of best practice examples.
Learning from professionals, hearing about success stories and making new contacts are important parts of our degree program. Students get to talk to experts in the tourism industry, business leaders and graduates from our department at TM talk. They discuss current topics and trends in tourism and make contact with others in the industry.
Business Field Projects
Students work on business field projects related to the tourism industry, which helps them improve their problem-solving skills, teamwork skills and methodic skills.
Know more – do more
The requirements of the labor market are growing and growing – making it increasingly important to be “fit for the job” after completing your degree program. Curricula are improved on an ongoing basis so as to fit in with developments in the working world and new international trends. This is to prepare our graduates for the beginning of – or the next step in – their careers. Our motto spans from “know more” to “do more” – meaning that we focus more on practical strengths learned. Teaching, learning and exams at FHWien der WKW are completed in modules. This means: Topic blocks make up modules, and at the end of the module there is an exam.
What is a module?
A module is a teaching unit consisting of multiple topic blocks, which are thematically linked and cover a specific area relevant to the degree program. In this module, clearly defined skills will be developed, with an examination of all sub elements at the end.
How does it help students?
Teaching is directed towards learning outcomes. Competency-based learning and fewer exams – which are integrated and more comprehensive – make up the curricula. Students’ personal development and their employability in business is our central goal.
- Business Basics 1
- Marketing Basics
- Tourism Industry 1
- Business English Fundamentals
- Academic Writing
- Business Basics 2
- Tourism Marketing 1
- Tourism Industry 2
- Business and Academic English
- Tourism Research 1
- Integrated Business Management
- Tourism Marketing 2
- Tourism Industry 3
- English for Tourism Professionals
- Tourism Research 2
- Internship abroad or at home
- English for the Global Workplace
- Financial Management
- Digital Marketing in Tourism
- Current Topics in Tourism
- Business and Legal English
- Bachelor thesis seminar
- Corporate Governance
- HR Management
- Tourism Industry 4
- Bachelor exam
- Bachelor thesis
Job & Career
The tourism and leisure industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and one of the most important employers. Today’s working world demands innovative, entrepreneurial and holistic professionals. The Bachelor’s degree program Tourism Management opens up a broad professional field for you in Austria and abroad. The possible and very varied career paths range from international chain hotels to leading tour operators and event agencies. There are numerous career opportunities:
- Hotel business, gastronomy
- Congress and event management
- Tourist attractions
- Transport and traffic companies
- Tour operator and travel agency
- Destination management
- Tourism consulting
- Other services
But also apart from tourism, tourism students are highly valued due to their social skills.
Curious about our study program? Inform yourself about the requirements and the admissions procedure at FHWien der WKW.
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