Tourism is the fastest growing industry in the business world. Maria Curie-Sklodowska University offers a solid world-class education that is rich in both theory and practice. The UMCS BA Tourism Management is attractive due to various career prospects it offers. In general, it aims at preparation of graduates for services in tourism sector which is one of the most rapidly developing branches in the world economy. The programme is designed to provide students with understanding of the diverse conditions of tourist phenomena in the varied natural and cultural environments. It also enables them to acquire skills in planning and organizing different tourist activities as well as providing services related to tourism traffic.
The programme consists of two compulsory modules, which enable students to learn the mechanisms of functioning of tourism industry and frame their organizational skills in the tourism domain. Apart from that, the programme offers elective modules targeted at the individual interests of students.
The programme, which draws on both natural and social sciences, can be described as multidisciplinary (diverse classes provide students with knowledge and abilities necessary for multidimensional perception of tourism phenomena and organizing of tourist activities in varied circumstances), flexible (enabling individual ways of development) and covering the broad cultural context.
The programme’s completion enables further participation in Master’s degree programmes in the field of tourism and other fields of social studies, as well as non-degree postgraduate programmes within the field of tourism and hotel industry. The studies also prepare students for work in tourism sector and independent organization of diverse tourist activities.
Key issues and competences:
• Tour operating
• Hotel management
• Hotel marketing
• Country and regional marketing