International Tourism Management

Length:
3 Years
Start date:
1st September. For other study start dates see programme website
Language:
English or Dutch
Requirements:
  • Havo, vwo (any profile), mbo4-diploma
  • Comparable diploma, e.g.: German Fachhochschulreife or Abitur (algemeine Hochschulreife), British GCE A-levels, French Baccalaureat, American High School (incl. a college preparatory programme) or secondary tourism school education.
  • CEFR: minimum B2. TOEFL: IBT minimum 75-80 points (Institutional TOEFL code Tio: 4764). IELTS academic: minimum 6,0.  Cambrige exam: minimum 160 points/ Cambrige First Certificate
  • For students who have not previously studied Management & Organisation, the (free) preparation course Introduction to finance & accounting is mandatory.
  • If you do not have a second foreign language in your curriculum, you can choose either German 1 or Spanish 1.
Tuition fees:
18500.00 € per year for EU citizens. For other nationalies different fees apply.
Special remark

Ambitious students can obtain a bachelor’s degree at Tio in just three years.

Application deadline: You can apply for the Tio programmes until the start of the semester. However, the number of available positions is limited. Therefore, it is recommended to register on time. Positions are assigned in order in which students register.

What is this programme about

About International Tourism Management

Dubai, Botswana, New York, Venice; the whole world is at your feet. The travel industry is looking for you! After earning the International Tourism Management bachelor’s degree, you will sell the world online and offline. You design trips, purchase at sharp rates and establish contacts all over the world. You might work as, for example, a product manager, event manager, travel adviser or city marketer. You can also start your own business.

Is this bachelor programme right for you?

Tio’s International Tourism Management bachelor programme combines knowledge of the world of tourism with aspects of e-commerce. This means you will feel right at home in the online world as well. Do you recognise yourself in the following description? Are you:

  • Eager to travel?
  • Looking for the best deals?
  • Interested in other cultures?
  • Interested in composing holidays?
  • In control?
  • An organisational talent?
  • A language guru?
  • Curious?
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Why do students choose International Tourism Management?

Why should you choose Tio University of Applied Sciences and the International Tourism Management bachelor’s degree? Simple: because the tourism and travel sector is looking for well-educated managers such as yourself and because this bachelor’s degree was awarded the title of best tourism degree in the Netherlands. Below, you can read more about why students choose this bachelor degree.

  1. Tio offers the option of accelerated studying: complete a bachelor’s degree in just three years.
  2. The tourism sector has a strong need for young professionals with in-depth knowledge of e-commerce. That is why Tio graduates are in high demand.
  3. Last year, Dutch tourists booked 78% of their trips online. The travel industry needs specialists in this field. The International Tourism Management programme therefore combines knowledge of tourism with e-commerce.
  4. You study at the Netherlands’ best tourism degree programme (eight years running, as elected by the Higher Education Guide).
  5. Tourism involves much more than just booking a trip. MICE has become an integral part of the tourism sector, which is why event management is a major component of the International Tourism Management study programme.
  6. You will have many career opportunities available to you after completing this bachelor.
  7. At Tio, you are not a number; there is a strong focus on personal development and supervision.

Study programme International Tourism Management

Practical is the keyword: learning by doing! Nearly 60% of the International Tourism Management bachelor programme has a practical focus. The curriculum was designed in collaboration with branch association ANVR, the Fellowship for Event Managers and Thuiswinkel.org and experts from the field. This ensures the study programme ties in well with the sector’s needs and the latest trends.

Curriculum
The curriculum is divided into five components: international tourism & travel, event management, e-commerce & management, intercultural communication and internship & final thesis. Given the importance of having international experience, you complete at least one component of your study programme abroad (e.g. an internship, graduation project or an international exchange programme).

Highlight: Project Incentive & event travel
Create an incentive travel plan for seven people, one that is as challenging and original as possible. The budget is one thousand euros per person. The group with the best trip gets to go on it free of charge.

Bachelor’s degree in 3 or 4 years

Ambitious students can obtain a bachelor’s degree at Tio in just three years. If you achieve satisfactory results in the first year, you may qualify for the accelerated bachelor programme. Students who opt for the four-year programme can participate in the grand international Tour, which gives students the opportunity to study abroad at Tio’s partner universities for two semesters.

Career opportunities

There are many roads open to you when you earn your International Tourism Management bachelor’s degree. What about working as a manager sustainable tourism at TUI or a project manager at Zoover. You can also work as a product manager or an (online) marketer.

What can you do and where can you work?
What can you do once you complete the International Tourism Management bachelor’s degree at Tio University of Applied Sciences? Nearly every sector of industry has a need for well-trained managers with excellent organisational skills. After completing this bachelor’s degree, you can therefore have your pick of many positions and areas of expertise.

Think of professions such as:

  • Product manager
  • (Business) travel advisor
  • Tour manager
  • (Online) marketer
  • Event manager
  • City marketer
  • Sales manager
  • Consultant
  • Tour leader
  • Travel manager
  • Entrepreneur

Where can you work? Examples include:

  • Tour operators
  • Theme parks
  • (Business) travel organisations
  • Airlines
  • Event and incentive agencies
  • Cruise lines
  • Hotels
  • Wildlife resorts
  • Booking websites
  • Marketing agencies
  • Consultancy firms

Do you want to continue your education after completing the International Tourism Management bachelor’s degree? This bachelor’s degree grants you access to many domestic and foreign master’s degrees.

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The Netherlands

Tio University of Applied Sciences is located in The Netherlands. This country is the perfect place to start your international career, since the Netherlands is (and always has been) the trading centre of the World. Dutch people are known for their spirit of commerce, open-mindedness towards people from different countries, international ambitions and innovative ways of thinking. The ideal place for an international education. Tio's international campuses can be found in Amsterdam and Utrecht.

Amsterdam

Who would not want to study in the vibrant and innovative capital of Amsterdam? Tio Amsterdam is the largest of all of Tio’ s campuses, but still smallscaled and very personal. It is a modern campus with a hint of that typical Amsterdam bravura and an international character. Tio Amsterdam is located just a three-minute walk from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

Utrecht

Utrecht is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to study in a true student city. There is always something to do at Tio Utrecht, thanks to its international character and the many activities which take place at the campus. This campus is the most centrally located, that’s why it’s obvious that students from all over the Netherlands and far beyond find their way to Tio Utrecht. The Utrecht campus is just a ten minute walk from the Central Station and close to the city centre.

About Tio

Tio’s recognized bachelor programmes will prepare you for a career in business, event management and the hotel and tourism industry. Tio offers high quality education based on an unique concept: education in a small-scale environment, with personal attention. The bachelor programmes have been among the best in the Netherlands for years and are ranked #1 in various rankings, for example the Higher Education Guide.

Student society Cognatio

The national student society Cognatio is the student association of Tio. It is a great society that offers you the opportunity to make new friends for life and expand your network. Together with Cognatio, you can make the most of your student days.

Study Locations

Campus Amsterdam (English and Dutch)
Tempelhofstraat 5, 1043 EA Amsterdam

Campus Utrecht (English and Dutch)
Oudenoord 2, 3513 ER Utrecht

Campus Eindhoven (Dutch)
Begijnenhof 8-12, 5611 EL Eindhoven

Campus Hengelo (Dutch)
Julianalaan 9, 7553 AB Hengelo

Campus Rotterdam (Dutch)
Weena 457, 3013 AL Rotterdam

Contact

International office
St. Jacobsstraat 400
3511 BT Utrecht
The Netherlands

Tel.: +31 (0)30 7 999 000
E-Mail: info@tio.nl
Website: www.tio.nl/en
 
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