International Tourism Management, Health and Medical Tourism

Study mode:Full-time Languages: German English Duration:7 semestrs
Deadline: Jun 15, 2021
StudyQA ranking:1216

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This Bachelor's degree focuses on health and medical tourism. Students gain a broad-based expertise through theoretical and practical teaching in the specifics of business and tourism, key skills, implementation competence, and innovation ability. Additionally, they acquire social and international skills, enabling them to competently manage the complex, cross-cultural environment of the tourism sector, particularly in health and medical tourism. In light of the increasing multicultural globalisation of the tourism industry, great importance is placed on the development of students' language skills.

Students are taught in these eight module clusters:
1. Language Skills
2. Science and Methodology
3. Business Administration
4. Tourism Management
5. Taxes and Law
6. Medical Tourism
7. International Competences
8. Practical Competences

Language Skills (first until second semester):
  • Business English
  • Language of Tourism
  • Writing and Communication Skills

Science and Methods (first until fourth semester):
  • Foundations of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Informations Management
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Business Administration (first until fourth semester):
  • Foundations of Business Administration
  • External Accounting
  • Corporate Management
  • Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management
  • Controlling, Management Accounting
  • Organisation
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financing
  • Marketing

Tourism Management (first until seventh semester):
  • Tourism and Leisure
  • Foundations of Tourism Management
  • Hotel Management; Travel Technology
  • Mobility and Resource Management
  • Tour-Operator Management; Hotel Marketing and Sales
  • Management of Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Events (MICE)

Taxes and Law (second until seventh semester):
  • Basics in Law
  • Tourism Law
  • Taxation

Medical Tourism (second until seventh semester):
  • General Medical Basics
  • Global Health Care Management
  • Medical Wellness and SPA Management
  • Health Management and Health Provision
  • Cross-border Health Care
  • Case Studies in Health and Medical Tourism
  • Health Destination Management
  • International Health and Medical Tourism

International Competences (sixth until seventh semester):
  • Cross-cultural Management
  • International Team Building

Practical Competences (fifth until seventh semester):
  • Intensive seminar to accompany the internship (PLV) 1
  • Intensive seminar to accompany the internship (PLV) 2

Educational organisation

The Bachelor's programme "International Tourism Management / Health & Medical Tourism" comprises six theoretical semesters, one practical semester, and ends with the Bachelor's thesis. The Bachelor's thesis can be written in German or in English.
For all courses, ECTS credit points (European Credit Transfer System) are awarded.
After having successfully completed the programme and the Bachelor's thesis, students will be awarded the academic degree Bachelor of Arts (BA).

Study abroad unit(s)

Students have the opportunity to spend one or more semesters abroad at a partner university (Erasmus exchange programme).

Internships

An internship of 18 weeks is to be completed between the fifth and seventh semester.

Forms of assessment

  • Written exams
  • Seminar papers
  • Student research projects
  • Bachelor's thesis

Course objectives

The graduates gain broad expertise through theoretical and practical teaching in the specifics of business and tourism, key skills, implementation competence, and innovation ability. Additionally, they acquire social and international skills, enabling them to competently manage the complex, cross-cultural environment of the tourism sector, particularly in health and medical tourism. In light of the increasing multicultural globalisation of the tourism industry, great importance is placed on the development of students' language skills.

Language requirements

International applicants do not have to provide proof of German knowledge.
However, the German level A2 has to be reached by the end of the programme.
TestDaF can be completed at our university.
International applicants also must provide proof of their English skills at the beginning of the first semester: level C1 (TOEFL iBT score 64, TOEIC at least 75% of maximum points, Cambridge Certificate FCE, CAE or CPE).

Academic requirements

Higher education entrance qualification

Enrolment fees

Enrolment fees are 52 EUR per semester.

Costs of living

Food and accommodation amount to approx. 600 EUR per month.

Job opportunities

There are various job opportunities in and around Pfarrkirchen.

Funding opportunities within the university

Funding opportunities include scholarships for the acquisition of books and travel expenses, or full scholarships.

Arrival support

Contact person for arriving students is Friedrich Münch (friedrich.muench@th-deg.de).
He supports international students regarding all concerns at the beginning of their studies in Pfarrkirchen.
Student members of the Arbeitskreis International Club (aki) and the International Office help international students and offer support prior to the beginning of their studies.

Services and support for international students

Contact person for students is Friedrich Münch (friedrich.muench@th-deg.de).
He supports international students regarding all concerns during their studies in Pfarrkirchen.
Student members of the Arbeitskreis International Club (aki) and the International Office support international students.

Accommodation

There are several flats available in Pfarrkirchen. A dormitory is planned.
Please see: https://www.th-deg.de/en/study-with-us/accommodation
Our International Office will also support you in finding accommodation.
If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail: welcome@th-deg.de
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