Tourism Management Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Language of instruction: German



Standard period of study: 7 semesters

Overview - For Globetrotters With Cool Heads

Success in tourism depends on doing business in the right way

One reason Tourism Management graduates from the Harz University of Applied Sciences are in such high demand on the employment market is that they have a solid education in business administration. It goes without saying that we also strengthen our students' social, intercultural and linguistic competences, which are indispensable when working internationally.  

A simulation exercise on destination management, a project with Lufthansa, an excursion to the Alps

With us you study with an orientation towards current practice and profit from the experience of our teaching staff. You work in close contact with the tourism industry. You meet well-known experts from prominent organisations such as TUI, Thomas Cook or Deutsche Bahn, for example in our tourism and special theme forums, and have the opportunity to obtain first-hand information from them. 

Gastronomy and the hotel sector, travel agencies, airlines and transport businesses, adventure tourism, health and wellness, sustainable tourism

If you have not yet decided where your journey will take you: no problem. With our degree programme you will travel around the world and get to know the tourism industry with its complete value-creation chain. Our practical projects and work placements will make things easier for you when you start out on your career.  

"I study where others go on holiday." Good!

In Wernigerode you can experience the tourism industry at close quarters. We, your teaching staff, are here to help you personally. Our campus is very lively and you are sure to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. We are pleased to be there for you in lectures and seminars as well as in our many activities together (international evenings, excursions, Campusfever...). If you want to study tourism even more internationally, have a look at our bachelor's degree programme International Tourism Studies.


1st – 3rd SEMESTER


Fundamentals of Business Studies: 

  • Business Administration
  • Company Management/Personnel/Organisation
  • Economics
  • Balance Sheets/Bookkeeping
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Law
  • Business Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Investment  

Fundamentals of the Tourism Industry:

  • Introduction to the Tourism Industry/Tourism Policy
  • Cultural and Natural Geography
  • Introduction to Tourism Management
  • International Tourism
  • Marketing
  • Case Studies Seminar

Soft Skills/Key Competences:

  • Moderation Training
  • Presentation Techniques
  • EDP Training on Typical Tourism Software Solutions,

learning languages with emphasis on English for Tourism     

Methods of teaching and learning:

Lectures and seminars, training courses, EDP and language laboratories, written and oral examinations, presentations and assignments  


Work placement or studying abroad. We recommend that you use the work placement service of the Harz University of Applied Sciences, our Career Service as well as the contacts of our teaching staff and the International Office.

5th – 6th SEMESTER


Specialisation in three modules chosen from:

  • Tourism Management
  • Hotel Management
  • Tourism Markets and Marketing
  • Destination Management 
  • Mobility and Transportation Management
  • Business   Travel   Management
  • International Tourism Management (in English)
  • Strategic Personnel Management in Tourism

Language training continues  

Methods of teaching and learning:

Lectures, seminars, presentations, assignments, simulation exercises, EDP and language laboratories Project work: Every semester, projects are offered based on current themes in the tourism industry in cooperation with local and international companies.  


The 7th Semester is reserved for a work placement at a company. Here, you will also write your bachelor's thesis. The semester ends with a colloquium.


Among others, our graduates currently work for:

  • Thomas Cook
  • TUI
  • Steigenberger and Marriott Hotels
  • Leisure parks and facilities
  • Transportation companies such as airlines, cruise ship companies, car rental companies, bus and train companies, airports
  • Congress organisations e.g. in Frankfurt am Main, Berlin and Hanover
  • Event organisers
  • Business travel management, e.g. at VW and Salzgitter AG
  • Regional economic support organisations
  • Consulting firms, universities and other research institutions

Uwe Richter

Degree Programme Coordinator

Professor Faculty of Business Studies
Tel +49 3943 659 215
Room 2.132, Haus 2, Wernigerode
Visiting Times Mittwoch 08:30 - 09:30 Uhr