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Bachelor programme Tourism Business Studies

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

The bachelor's programme includes the following modules: Business management, tourism and leisure management, marketing & digitisation, financial management, economics, scientific and methodical skills, social communication skills, electives and two foreign languages. In the 5th semester students have to complete an internship of at least 15 weeks in domestic and international companies in the tourism and leisure industry. Furthermore, students can spend one semester at a partner university abroad. In the 3rd academic year the students have to write a bachelor's thesis.

Higher education institution:
MCI – Management Center Innsbruck Internationale Fachhochschul GmbH
Group of fields of study:
Social and Economic Sciences
Degree programme:
Tourism Business Studies
Bachelor programme
Academic degree:
Bachelor of Arts in Business, BA
6 Semester / 180 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Partly English
Student Union fee: EUR 19,70
tuition fee: EUR 363,36 (Detailed information)
Stay abroad:
Type of higher education institution:
University of Applied Sciences
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Definition of the field of studies

The discipline of Tourism Business Studies covers entrepreneurial approaches in the tourism and leisure industry before the background of a professionalisation of the tourism and leisure industry. Students will be trained to become entrepreneurs and managers in the domestic and international tourism and leisure industry.


The bachelor's programme lasts six semesters and includes the following subjects: Fundamentals of Economics & Law, Management & Business Administration (finance, marketing), Functional Tourism & Leisure Business (tourism & finance, tourism marketing), Management in Tourism & Leisure (hospitality management, event management, product development and innovation, alpine tourism), Strategic Business Management (controlling in tourism, intercultural management), Information Management, academic research, social and communicative skills and multilingualism. In the 5th semester students will do a 15-week work placement in an Austrian or international tourism company or tourism organisation. Selected students have the possibility to spend a semester at a partner university abroad. Students have to write two bachelor's theses.

Entrance examinations

Those who have a university entrance qualification for a social and economic science degree programme (e.g. school leaving examination certificate high school graduation certificate (“Matura”), relevant university entrance examination, special university entrance examination (“Berufsreifeprüfung”), etc.), persons without university entrance qualification with relevant professional qualification. Those in their last school year can apply for a study place with their last current certificate even before their school leaving examination (Matura). The school leaving examination certificate must be shown before the start of the degree programme provided that the admission procedure has been passed successfully. Additional examinations: Persons without a university entrance qualification but with relevant professional qualifications must take additional examinations in English, Mathematics and German to meet the admission requirements. The level of the examinations corresponds to that of the university entrance examination for social and economic sciences.

Supplementary examinations