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Bachelor’s Program

Tourism & Hospitality Management

Are you interested in a career in tourism? Do you want to work in event, hotel, congress or destination management? Are you looking for a varied career field with a promising future?

A Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism & Hospitality Management offers you the optimal combination of theory and practice. In just six semesters you will deal with all areas of tourism and hospitality management, work on real business field projects and develop your personal skills.

Duration
6
semesters (180 ECTS)
Degree
BA
Bachelor of Arts in Business
University places
68
FT per year

Study Program

Highlights

Recommendation rate: 95 % (according to graduate survey 2020)

You …

  • … 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!

Organization

Type of degree program

Full-time (FT)

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

Stay abroad

Obligatory, either as internship abroad during the 4th semester or as semester abroad during the 5th semester at one of our partner universities

Internship

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)

Focus & Qualifications

“competent, practice-orientated, international”

...competent...

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.

...practice-orientated...

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.

...international...

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

Curriculum

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.

1st semester

  • Business Basics 1
  • Marketing Basics
  • Tourism Industry 1
  • Business English Fundamentals
  • Academic Writing

2nd semester

  • Business Basics 2
  • Tourism Marketing 1
  • Tourism Industry 2
  • Business and Academic English
  • Tourism Research 1

3rd semester

  • Integrated Business Management
  • Tourism Marketing 2
  • Tourism Industry 3
  • English for Tourism Professionals
  • Tourism Research 2

4th semester

  • Internship abroad or at home
  • English for the Global Workplace

5th semester

  • Financial Management
  • Digital Marketing in Tourism
  • Current Topics in Tourism
  • Business and Legal English
  • Bachelor thesis seminar

6th semester

  • 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.

Application

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