317 Tourism Management, bachelor

Target Group and Admission Requirements

The study programme is intended for all who seek a market-oriented travel industry education where economy and administration forms a solid foundation. In addition, the study programme may be combined with many other study programmes in Norway and abroad. To be accepted for the study programme, an applicant must meet general admission requirements or have prior experiential learning.

Aim of the Programme

The study programme will provide students with a solid understanding of business economics, socio-economics, principles of organisation, language and marketing. Specialisation in tourism subjects will provide practical insight into problem approaches related to the travel industry. Students will be qualified to fill management/ middle-management positions in small and medium-sized travel enterprises, travel-destination businesses and public institutions. The study programme will qualify students for advanced studies in Norway and abroad.

Further Education opportunities

The study programme will qualify students for advanced studies on the Master’s level in Norway and abroad.

Curriculum and structure

Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V) S3(A) S4(V) S5(A) S6(V)
5500 Mathematics 10.00 O 10          
5203 Marketing 10.00 O 10          
5905 International Politics and Society 5.00 O 5          
5400 Tourism and Society 10.00 O 5 5        
5600 Information Technology 10.00 O   10        
5310 Micro and Market Economy 5.00 O   5        
5350 Business Law 5.00 O   5        
5212 Organisation I 5.00 O   5        
5010 Business Financial Analysis and Accounts
10.00 O     10      
5404 Tourist Destination Development 20.00 O     5 15    
5201 Organisation II 5.00 O     5      
5906 Project Management 5.00 O     5      
5907 English 10.00 V     5 5    
5901 Spanish 10.00 V     5 5    
5401 Tourism and the Environment 5.00 O       5    
5553 Social Science Methods 5.00 O       5    
5402 Tourism Economics / Tourism Geography 20.00 O         20  
5902 Intercultural Communication 10.00 O         10  
5415 Tourism Work Experience 30.00 V           30
5971 Study Period Abroad - Tourism 30.00 V           30
5210 Market Analysis and Project Work,
20.00 V           20
5357 Labour Law 5.00 V           5
5204 Marketing Communication 5.00 V           5
5211 Personnel Management and Organisation
10.00 V           10
5951 Nordic-Baltic Perspectives 7.50 V           5
5979 Introduction to Development Studies 10.00 V           10
5020 Business, Innovation and Cultural
5.00 V           5
5019 International Finance 10.00 V         10  
5021 Sustainability Management 10.00 V           10
Total: 30 30 30 30 30 30
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

The study programme is associated with the 3-year Bachelor’s degree programme in Business Administration, and shares some of its courses with this study programme. The study programme also shares some of its other courses with other study programmes at the university college.

The entire study programme consists of 180 ECTS credits, divided into 30 ECTS credits per semester. Successful candidates will receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism Management.

The study programme is divided into courses that usually last 1 to 2 semesters with 3-10 teaching hours per week. Each course provides ECTS credits that correspond to the amount of work the course requires.

Elective courses

The study programme offers suggestions for the choice of elective courses. Students may freely choose elective courses within the university college’s study programme; for a list of courses available, see also other study programmes at the university college. However, the study programme timetable and examination plan may restrict this choice. In some contexts, it will be important to make sure you choose the right elective courses in order to enable you to gain admission to other study programmes.

Study trips involving pre- and follow-up work are an important and obligatory part of the study programme. Students must expect to pay part of the trip costs themselves.

Students should note that the study programme is subject to change without notice.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Varied teaching and learning methods will be used in the courses which are included in the study programme, including: lectures, seminars, group assignments, individual assignments and study trips. Traditional teaching methods may be supplemented by active use of e-mail, online learning and databased model tools.

Theory and Practical Training

The study programme has a theoretical basis, but emphasis will be given to using practical examples as far as possible in the teaching. In the last semester of the third year of study it will be possible to choose between a practical approach and a theoretical approach. Studies and practice in this semester may be carried out abroad.

Assessment Methods

Candidates’ knowledge of all the courses in the study programme will be evaluated. The university college will use a variety of assessment methods. The types of assessment used are explained in the individual course descriptions.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Bergit Grivi <Bergit.GriviSPAMFILTER@hit.no>, last modified Ian Hector Harkness - 18/12/2008