|8 semesters (240 ECTS)
|Bsc (Economist in Tourism and Catering BSc)
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The Tourism and Catering BSc degree programme trains economists with a good knowledge of the economic and regulatory environment of travel agencies, hotels, and restaurants. This course is recommended for those who wish to acquire practical skills in the sector, in addition to a well-grounded, broad knowledge of economics.
During the course, students will learn about the business world, and cultural factors of domestic and foreign travel management, the hotel industry, catering and gastronomy, they will acquire specific operational knowledge of the sector’s businesses, as well as the basics of related management, marketing, legal and communication disciplines.
The practical nature of the course is reinforced by project assignments, and a two-and-a-half-year compulsory internship, during which students participate in longer-term practical training at an external site.
Graduates will have an understanding of the international and intercultural context of the tourism and hospitality sector. They will learn the specificities of working in projects and teams and acquire how to develop their professional language skills in order to be able to work in a multinational environment.
Main general business subjects: economics, management, marketing, business communication, accounting, corporate finance, business law, human resource management, business statistics.
Specialised subjects: accommodation, hotel management, hospitality basics, catering and gastronomy management, tourism marketing, travel management, destination management, event management, health tourism, nutrition and hygiene, visitor, and attraction management.
Jobs for tourism and catering graduates include sales, marketing, and related associate professionals; managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services; HR, training, and other vocational associate guidance professionals; secretarial and related occupations; and admin and business associate professionals.