Tourism has developed into a dynamic and fast growing sector, creating an interdisciplinary field of study and research. The tourism industry offers economic benefits, growth and opportunities for people and businesses in destination areas. At the same time, matching demand (tourists) and supply (destinations) remains a challenge. The position of the destination areas is becoming more and more important. This master in Tourism Destination Management from NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences is designed to contribute to this, focusing on practice, perspectives and policies of tourism management at destinations.
This master’s programme offers graduates the required qualifications for international managerial and consultancy positions with private, public or non-profit organisations in the tourism sector. Graduates qualify for international:
- management positions
- consultancy positions
- policy and advisory positions
- research positions
The curriculum is subdivided into three phases. The first phase in Breda, with a clear emphasis on theory, is considered to be the preparation for the second phase which will take place on three different types of tourism destinations. This second phase has a focus on the tourism practice under different circumstances and you will work in international student research teams. In the final phase, the dissertation is written in which practice and theory should be brought together and in which is strived towards new insights, theories or generalisations.
Phase 1 - Theory in Breda
Phase 2 - Practice at three different types of tourism destinations around the world
Phase 3 - Dissertation (Final Thesis)
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If you want to apply for this master, you should have a bachelor’s degree (BA, BSc., BBA, B Com), for example in the fields of tourism, hotel management, international business, management, economics, law, e-commerce, urban development, geography, social sciences or finance.
Bachelor’s students with such a BBA degree are directly eligible if they meet the following criteria:knowledge (bachelor’s level) of tourism planning and developmentknowledge (bachelor’s level) of cross-cultural studiesacademic skills at bachelor’s level (e.g. methods and researching techniques)
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