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Program description:
The course aims to educate tourism professionals who after acquiring knowledge in economics, social sciences, management and leadership, methodological and area specific knowledge are able to undertake tasks in planning, management and coordination at local, regional, national and international levels, for tourism businesses, multinational companies, for government and local authority bodies, administrative units, planning institutions and in the non for profit sector. The acquired theoretical and methodological knowledge will enable the graduates to study for a PhD in the areas of management and tourism.

MA in Tourism Management is for you if you…
- have studied tourism before but would like to get a deeper insight into tourism as a phenomenon as well as an industry,
- would like to widen your knowledge gained from your previous studies in other academic areas – with specific tourism knowledge,
- see challenge in complex problems and bring different interests into common ground,
- wish to follow the international pace and not to lose sight of the national features,
- are interested in complex the tasks, such as destination management or organisation of tasks of the large scale tourism enterprises,
- would like to participate in the drafting of successful project development proposals,
- would like to work in senior management positions in tourism.

Entry requirements:
Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in the field of tourism or economics or management.
Application without precondition: Those holding a bachelor’s degree in the field of tourism can be accepted to the Master’s programme without precondition.
Application with precondition: Students holding a degree of any level of higher education need to have at least 60 credit points from their earlier studies completed in certain study fields: 40 credits in business, economics and methodological foundation modules and 20 credits in the area of tourism. Students can be admitted if they have at least 30 credits in the above fields but they will have to complete extra modules to collect the necessary credits during the first year of their MA studies.
TOEFL, IELTS, Attestation of Language Proficiency (in case of English language former studies) is needed.

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Entrance exam description:
After sending all the necessary application documents, the applicant takes a professional entrance examination via Skype organised by the Admission Committee of the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Ms Tünde Vajda
program administrator

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Career opportunities

Graduates can be employed by:
- tourism destination management organisations (DMOs),
- national tourism management bodies,
- hotels and hotel chains,
- tour operators, conference organisers,
- environmental protection organisations, national parks,
- cultural institutions, festival organisers,
- sports facilities, organisers of sport events,
- research institutes, consulting firms, tendering business,
- higher educational institutions offering tourism courses.
Furthermore, the obtained knowledge will qualify our graduates to launch and successfully operate their own businesses.

Apply now! Academic year 2021/22
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 1, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Academic year 2021/22
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 1, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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