Course contents

Tourism and Travel Management (B.A.)

Tourism/Travel Management

The Bachelor's study programme is characterized by a gradual transition from general to specific knowledge:

  • The basic subjects of General Business Administration (e.g. Marketing, Cost Accounting, Accounting) and the complementary sciences (e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Travel Law) dominate at the beginning of your studies.
  • Foreign language and intercultural curricula accompany the core business administration study programme.
  • Special Business Administration of Tourism and Transport Management, which builds on the basic curricula, is only taught in higher semesters.
  • Seminar-like forms of instruction starting in the 5th semester lets students apply their acquired methodological skills and critically examine these.

The Bachelor's programme is modular and is comprised of content and chronologically-coordinated individual subjects that forms a self-contained, testable study unit with credits. Each module is usually completed by a module exam. By passing all module exams, the course of study is successfully completed.

The individual subjects and modules are allocated credit points (CP). These are credit points which are obtained at the university by passing the relevant examinations. These are designed to ensure that the academic achievements of students at European universities are comparable.

The modules are comprised of compulsory subjects and electives. Compulsory subjects are subjects which require that all students take an exam. Electives are alternatively offered in subject catalogs, from which students must choose exam subjects to a prescribed extent. You can find the modules and the corresponding individual subjects, the subject status (compulsory or elective) and the number of semester hours per week in the Download area.

The Bachelor's programme involves 180 credit points (CP) comprised of:

  • 105 CP for compulsory subjects
  • 35 CP for electives (without the internship, without the thesis).

These are the possible electives in detail:

  • Among the foreign languages, English is compulsory. Students must also take a second foreign language course, either French or Spanish. Prior knowledge of these foreign languages is required. The selected second foreign language must be retained throughout the entire Bachelor's programme.
  • Fifth semester Special Business Administration students choose two of the six offered Areas of specialization. You can choose from

    • Tour Operator and Travel Agency Management
    • Transport Carrier Management
    • Destination Management
    • Hotel Management
    • Business Travel Management
    • Event Management
  • Additional options are offered by the so-called "elective area"; here students can choose four courses from the following fields:

    • General Business Administration
    • Special Business Administration
    • Foreign languages
    • Complementary sciences

The range of courses offered is duly announced at the beginning of each semester. 

The curriculum requires a compulsory practical phase in the fourth semester. It consists of an internship of at least 20 weeks full-time, to be completed either domestically or abroad in a company, association or other institution of the Tourism or Transport Management industry or related industries. The internship is intended to let students apply their acquired knowledge and skills in practice and to expand these as a complement to their scientific training.

It is possible to write the Bachelor's thesis on a practical subject. However, this option depends on the cooperation of the company. A supervised study abroad is also possible in the Department of Tourism/Transport Management, which can be extended to a maximum period of one year.

The credit points (CP) acquired abroad are counted towards comparable coursework and can therefore replace the subjects and modules of Curriculum so that your study abroad does not prolong your overall course of study. The Department of Tourism/Transport Management supports students in selecting appropriate (Partner-) universities abroad so that the required courses are usually coordinated before any stay abroad.