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International Tourism Management (M.A.)

General information

After obtaining a B.A. or Diploma in Tourism Management (or similar fields of study with at least 10 credits in tourism related subjects AND 10 credits in economic related subjects), students can obtain a master degree after further four semesters.

Therefore you can choose between

  • the master programme taught in German, start in winter semester (a German language certificate with at least level C1 is necessary) OR
  • the master programme completely taught in English, start in summer semester (an English language certificate with at least level B2 is necessary).

For all questions about the application period, process and requirements please follow this link.

Why study ITM at the Westcoast University of Applied Sciences?

A master´s degree offers the opportunity to specialize in a specialist field. This increases your chances to stand out from the crowd of university graduates, write a doctoral thesis or work in academia.

In additional, many employers attach great importance to well-trained competencies that you can acquire during your bachelor´s degree and develop during a master´s degree.

The master´s degree International Tourism Management develops the competence areas Tourism, Management and Methodology combined with an international dimension, thus preparing you for leadership positions in the international touristic job market (for example in tourist organizations, hotels, airlines, event management etc.).

The University of Applied Sciences is located in one of the top tourism destinations in Germany. Well-known destinations like Büsum, St. Peter-Ording, Sylt or Hamburg are not far away and offer the opportunity to work in the tourism sector during your studies.

Dedicated lecturers and a familiar atmosphere at the university allows you to study effectively in small groups. The modern equipment offers further advantages.

More information about the course of studies you will find here and the module overview here.

If you have any questions, the ITM office will be happy to answer them. Just let us know!


Degree:Master of Arts (M.A.)
Standard length of course:4 semester
Begin:Summer semester (English Master)
Winter semester (German Master)
Application period:15.11 - 15.01 (Summer semester)
30.04 - 15.07 (Winter semester)
Semester contribution:€75.00 
Accredited until:31.8.2024 (AQAS)
Further information:Flyer (English Master)


Under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Eric Horster, who is responsible for the study program ITM Master, the employees of the ITM office help students organizing and managing their studies and are the main contact person for all questions and problems. Currently, there are three employees working for the ITM student's office. Please, don't hesitate to ask us any questions. We always try to help and support you as best as we can.

ITM student's office

+49 481 8555-582

+49 481 8555-121


Building: 3.3
Room: 0.106

Opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
9:00 – 12:00
13:00 – 14:00