International Tourism Studies
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Language of instruction: German



Standard period of study: 7 semesters

Overview - Start A Career That Goes Beyond National Boundaries!

The world belongs to you – already during your studies

The content of our degree programme covers all the facets of international tourism. You know no boundaries? With us you will take part in a twelve-week work placement abroad and study for two semesters at one of our partner universities in France, Norway, Finland, Spain, the USA or New Zealand. Your aim: an internationally recognised double degree from both universities.           

Well-educated for a growth industry

Our degree programme provides a solid basis in business administration, tourism-industry competences and the ability to perform tasks on your own initiative. This opens up many career options: in the management and operative areas of national and international travel companies, hotel chains, airlines and organisers of trade fairs.  

Global challenges, local implications

TUI, Thomas Cook, Lufthansa and national associations: our teaching staff's projects extend into many areas of tourism. Use these contacts! Or get to know important decision-makers from the tourism industry in our diverse lecture series.

Length of Programme and Degree Obtained 

Six semesters, two of which in one of our partner universities abroad, e.g. France, New Zealand, England, Denmark – the teaching language is English or French, it's up to you to choose. You spend the seventh semester partly or completely abroad for your work placement and your bachelor's thesis.



When you finish studying you will have the necessary skills to actively support the management of international companies in the tourism industry and to solve practical problems in business and administrative functions on your own initiative. Your studies will also make it possible to take the step of becoming self-employed by founding your own agency or consultancy company. In this context we work closely with the business foundation network TEGSAS.  

Among others, our graduates currently work for:

  • TUI
  • DER Touristik
  • Thomas Cook
  • Lufthansa
  • Online travel portals
  • Hotels and hotel chains
  • Event agencies
  • Regional marketing companies 
  • Leisure parks

Prof. Dr. Harald Zeiss

Degree Programme Coordinator

Professor Faculty of Business Studies
Tel +49 3943 659 233
Room 2.133, Haus 2, Wernigerode