International Tourism Management (B.A.)
(ITM)

The study program International Tourism Management (ITM) has been offered as a bachelor and master’s degree program at the FHW since the winter semester 2004/2005. The standard period of study for the Bachelor is 6 semesters with the Master’s requiring an additional 4 semesters on top. The study program always begins in the winter semester. During the course, the ITM students must spend at least one semester abroad. The fourth semester is planned as an internship semester. This means that the semester abroad could be linked to the internship or/and be completed at one of our partner universities.

Further information about the course structure can be obtained from the course structure page.

What the FTW offers you in the field of ITM:

The ITM course provides a high level of expertise and gives you a solid university education that both qualifies you for the international job market and helps you to acquire the necessary skills for your future professional life and career. Here ITM stand for:

I ... for International and Interdisciplinary

  • Special language training (Business English and Spanish)
  • Lectures are partially held in English
  • Cooperation with foreign universities e.g. in Argentina, China, France, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, South Africa, and many more.
  • Compulsory internship semester
  • Interdisciplinary approach to tourism

T ... for Tourism and Teamwork

  • Basic education in tourism and opportunities to specialise in fields of interest.
  • Social competence through teamwork, presentations and communication skills

M ... for Management, Methodology and Modularisation

  • Management skills through focusing on business administration
  • Methods of scientific research
  • Optimal choice through modularisation

Reason for ITM

Best study conditions

  • Tight integration with business  
  • Effective learning in small groups
  • Experienced, dedicated lecturers

Attractive research fields

  • Cooperation with the Institute of Management and Tourism (IMT)
  • National and international network
  • Research projects in collaboration with students

Numerous possible applications following graduation. Among others:

  • Hotel, aviation and transportation companies
  • Cultural and leisure facilities
  • Exhibition, event and congress organisers
  • Travel agencies and tour operators
  • Consultancies
  • Associations and tourist institutions

Which companies, institutions and organisations you’ll end up working in after the completion of your studies is largely dependent upon your choice of majors. Therefore, please inform yourself about the different majors available on the respective webpages for each major.

Optimal environment

  • Schleswig-Holstein is one of the top 3 destinations in German tourism with tourism being one of the most important economic sectors.
  • Heide has easy access to tourist destinations such as St. Peter-Ording and Busum and...
  • ... is part of the Hamburg metropolitan region.

Information for
International students

This site is for our international exchange and Master students and provides information around  the organisation of a semester abroad at the Wect Coast University.

Concerning the German language course please read the following information:

Introduction German course for international students WS 14-15  

For further information please follow this link.

BRIEF OVERVIEW / CHARACTERISTICS

Degree:Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Standard length of course:6 semesters
ECTS:180
Internship semester:4th semester (abroad)
Begin:Winter semester
Application by:15th July
Prior internship:no
Language courses:English
Spanish
Swedish
Semester contribution:65,00 €
Accredited until:30.9.2017 (AQAS)
Associated FHW Masters:International Tourism Management
Further info:Flyer

Contact

What is the ITM office and questions you might have

Under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Eric Horster, who is responsible for the study programs ITM Bachelor and Master, the employees of the ITM office help students organizing and managing their studies and are contact personen for all questions and problems. Currently, there are two employees working for the ITM student's office.

We  were students of the study program ITM (Bachelor and Master). Therefore, we are familiar with both sides of the study: the student's perspective as well as well as the coordinator's perspective.

Problems can be a first step to improvement. It is through solving them, thatprogress can be made and your study environment can be enhanced, which is our main objective.

Please, don't hesitate to ask us any questions. We always try to help and support you as best as we can and find solutions for any of your problems.

Best wishes and good luck with your studies!

ITM student's office

Phone
+49 481 8555-568

Fax
+49 481 8555-121

E-Mail
itm(at)fh-westkueste.de

Building: 3.3
Office: 0.106

The ITM is occupied on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00am - 12:00pm.
Wednesdays are exclusively reserved for appointments that are organised in advance via email.