International Tourism Management (MITM)Hochschule Heilbronn
Häufig gestellte Fragen
#hold a BA or BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies or related disciplines that contain a high number of business subjects. #have an excellent (awarded with distinction) or good (awarded with merit) European degree or an equivalent international qualification. #provide evidence of their high level of proficiency in English corresponding to: - IELTS min. 6.0 points (in all categories) - TOEFL paper based test min. 550 points - TOEFL computer based test min. 213 points - TOEFL internet based test min. 79 points....
Stage 1 - Induction and Foundation
After an Induction period during which the students assess their current level of subject knowledge by participating in a business simulation game, they pursue the Foundation Stage in Semester 1 which introduces the participants to the fundamental issues of Tourism Management, Project Management, Information Management as well as Business Management and its international aspects. In addition, students may opt for one Tourism Elective: E-Commerce in Tourism or Eventmanagement.
Stage 2 - Specialisation
Semester 2 represents the Advanced Studies. Taking a cross-disciplinary approach, this phase provides an opportunity to deepen the participants knowhow in the chosen Tourism Elective as well as in International Management and Research Methodology.
Stage 3 - Project and Master Thesis
Semester 3 has been earmarked as Project and Thesis Stage, which gives the students the opportunity to perform a research project and a hands-on assignments for business organisations of their choice.
The MA Thesis requires in-depth research in the student's chosen area. It may integrate the said project or constitute a self-managed independent piece of research work.
Delivery of the Programme and Learning Strategies
Didactically, the Master Programme rests on two pillars: During the Induction and Foundation stage the students will experience a period of Intensive Independent Studies which will encourage them to progress at a speed suitable to their individual needs and to work on their own initiative in areas which are of interest and value to them. This will help them to undertake, self-direct and complete their studies efficiently and successfully.
In addition, this programme relies on Blended Learning - an approach which combines proven traditional teaching formats, namely on-campus lectures, seminars and case studies, with the essential elements of e-learning, i.e. virtual study groups, discussion forums, online lectures, and web-based training. In this way, innovative didactic strategies are supplemented and enhanced by socially interactive phases of teaching, studying and learning.
- The TOEFL code of Heilbronn University is 2751. Native speakers of English are exempt from this requirement.
- The credits required for admission to the Master Programme are 210 ECTS or international equivalents. Applicants holding a degree with only 180 ECTS have the opportunity to obtain the missing 30 ECTS by attending additional classes in the Bachelor Programmes International Business & Intercultural Studies or Tourism Management offered by Heilbronn University.
Next application deadline: January 15th, 2010
Programme Start: mid-March 2010