Tourism Management (Fast track, 3 years)

SubjectTourism, Management


Type of DegreeBA

EU FeesEUR 2,314


Cost non-EUEUR 8,906

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About the course

Nowadays tourism and recreation businesses face the challenge of keeping up with technology to maintain their market position. Companies with a traditional operational model need to develop new products and alternative customer approaches. This is what you will learn as a tourism management student at Breda University of Applied Sciences.

You will work on problems arising from practice, using the foundation knowledge gained from classes in marketing, e-business, financial management and consumer behaviour. You will also work in group projects with fellow students, as well as attending soft skills training sessions, guest lectures, company visits, study trips and work placements. These opportunities ensure you develop the competencies you will need as a qualified professional.

Study programme

The "Tourism Management" programme at Breda University of Applied Sciences takes 4 years to complete. This fast-track option allows you to finish it within 3 years.

First year

You will gain foundational knowledge and develop specialist expertise simultaneously by taking one of the following study tracks:

  • Travel Industry
  • Recreation & Hospitality
  • Tourism Destinations
  • Attractions & Theme Parks Management.

Second year

You will gain a deep understanding of an area within the tourism industry by choosing a specialisation. For this academic years, the available options are:

  • Tourism Business (focus on revenue management, sales and entrepreneurship)
  • Tourist Experience (focus on behaviour, creativity, knowledge of human beings, inspiration and entertainment)
  • Tourism Design & Development (focus on analysis, policy, networking, dynamic context)
  • E-Tourism (focus on online tools, online revenue models, online customer profiles, analytics)

You will also do a 20-week work placement. You will choose a host company yourself. Are you going to choose a tour operator, an accommodation provider, an airline or perhaps an attraction park? Is it going to be the Netherlands or would you choose a company abroad? It’s up to you!

Third year

In the final year, you will opt for a minor in order to either broaden or deepen your knowledge.

The minor is followed by a graduation track during which you will write a thesis.

Alternative options are completing a one-year track in student training company Newways, YTP@Work (Information in Dutch). You will work at the company three days a week, and work on your graduation assignment two days a week. An additional advantage is that you will acquire many industry contacts. At Newways you have the opportunity to spend your entire fourth year organising and executing study trips, events, and conferences, for internal as well as external clients. At Young Tourism Professionals @ Work (YTP@Work), you work on industry assignments that vary from customer journey research and consultancy to creating, improving and/or analysing online marketing and communication strategies. 

How to apply

You will need three A Levels to apply to Breda University of Applied Sciences.

Applicants with BTECs in relevant subjects will also be considered.

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