Course contents

International Tourism Management (M.A.)

Tourism/Travel Management

The program is offered in a three-semester and a four-semester variant. Applicants with a bachelor's degree of 210 or more credit points (CP) according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ETCS) can choose between three and four semesters, while applicants with less than 210 CP are required to take the four-semester version.

The content of the master's program is divided into the areas of International business administration (e.g. management concepts, entrepreneurship, international marketing) and International tourism management (e.g. choice of three out of six tourism specializations as well as travel technology).

Die schematische Darstellung zeigt die Module und mögliche zeitliche Abfolge im Master-Studiengang International Tourism Management (M.A.).

The modular structure of the program ensures that the individual subjects and study achievements are optimally coordinated in terms of content and time. Upon passing the modules, a certain number of credit points will be awarded in each case. To successfully complete the program, you will need a total of 90 LP in the three-semester variant and 120 LP in the four-semester variant including a practical semester or semester abroad. Details can be found in the curriculum and module handbook.



  • As a foreign language you can choose either English, French or Spanish. Prior knowledge of the chosen foreign language is required.
  • Set your own focus by choosing three out of six offered specializations in the module "International Tourism Management I-III ":
    • Tour operator and travel distribution management
    • Transportation Management
    • Regional Tourism Development
    • Hotel Management
    • Business Travel Management
    • Event Management
  • In the module "Business Case Studies" you choose between a business game or a case study in cooperation with a practice partner.

*For individual modules, a minimum number of three students applies.

Semester abroad and internship


In the four-semester variant, a semester abroad or internship is integrated into your studies. We support you in the selection of suitable partner universities abroad and in the preparation of your stay. You can find more detailed information on studying abroad under International Affairs.
If, on the other hand, you decide on an internship, you will spend at least 20 weeks in a company of your choice. You will gain professional experience as well as company- and industry-specific knowledge and can practically apply or deepen the knowledge you have already acquired in theory. 

Abgebildet ist eine Studierende im Business-Outfit, die ein Tablet hält.
Studierende sitzen in einer Reihe jeweils mit einem Laptop und Schreibutensilien vor sich in einer Vorlesung.