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Course content

Level of studies to be achieved and profession as given in the diploma:
- level of studies achieved: second cycle in higher education (magister, master; abbreviation: MSc)
- professional qualification: Economist in Tourism Management
- professional qualification as given in Hungarian: okleveles közgazdász turizmus menedzsment szakon

Field of training: business administration
Branch of training: tourism
Duration of training: 4 semesters
Number of credits to be achieved in the frame of the program: 120 credits

Program aims, description and major learning outcomes:
This new programme is unique in Hungarian graduate education and it aims at the development of a series of intellectual skills to enable students to: research and assess subject specific facts, theories, paradigms, principles and concepts in tourism; critically assess and evaluate evidence; interpret data and text; describe and analyse information; apply knowledge to the solution of problems in connection with tourism.

Graduates with MA in Tourism Management should know: the operation of tourism system, the theory and practice of sustainability and sustainable tourism, the operation and management of the key as well as the related fields of the industry, mechanisms of socio-economic environment, market rules, operation of for-profit organizations, factors influencing economic performance, financial support schemes and sources available for development, project management, operational and management issues of companies and organizations with special attention to tourism. Also, the latest trends in tourism and leisure (in Hungary and internationally), research of tourism studies: techniques, approaches, practical application of results and the definition and application of industry-ethical norms.

Graduates with MA in Tourism Management should be able to find employment opportunities both in Hungary and worldwide in the following areas: Business and management roles in public or private companies (e.g. within marketing, operations management, human resources, research and development, strategic planning). Private sector tourism industry jobs (e.g. tour operators, travel agencies, accommodation or transport sector, attractions, events management) and public sector roles (e.g. in local government, policy agencies, national or regional tourist boards).

Graduates with MA in Tourism Management will be qualified to enrol in a PhD programme either in Hungary or abroad.





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