International tourism and hospitality management

International tourism and hospitality management

Licencjackie 6 SEMESTRÓW

Introduction

Would you like to combine your work with your passion? Do you find a multicultural society convincing to discover an international tourism? Do you feel like the world belongs to your generation now? You may actually change its directions while studying tourism. We have prepared a program of International Tourism and Hospitality Management. It is the perfect match of basic principles with advanced level of skills, theory and practice. As a university that focuses on entrepreneurship and practice, we will provide you with knowledge of the real processes taking place in tourism enterprises and the hotel industry, but also you will get a large dose of knowledge about the opportunities that tourism is facing. 

Objectives of education

Tourism as part of a modern global market has become an economic phenomenon of the twenty-first century. Developing tourist services characterised by constant dynamics respond to the ever-changing needs and expectations of millions of tourists which in turn generates a constant need for a properly educated creative staff. Each challenge faced by tourism market in fact opens up new door, a variety of new opportunities to answer markets demand. 

Within the area of International Tourism, our priority is to educate you for highly qualified graduates, well prepared to perform various professional roles in workplaces in the tourism and recreation industry, which dynamically develops across the whole EU. Our most important goal is to give you a chance to develop practical skills and to teach creative approach to work at various positions. To achieve those goals together we provide you professionals in tourism sector. Our workshop staff is made of experts in hotel industry, tour leaders, travel agent and tour operator representatives. Thanks to them you may not only learn from their experiences but also gain a great practice and – who knows – future carrier.

 

 

The study program

The basic premise of the study program is to move away from the theoretical education and to put a clear emphasis on expertise which comprehensively prepares graduates for employment in broad tourism services sector. In addition, an important aspect of education is to acquire or to improve communication skills in foreign languages ​​with particular focus on the area of ​​industry and the development of a culture of service and professional ethics. Such an approach means to equip a graduate with a range of skills and competencies to be easily tailored to the requirements of the labor market and the expectations of employers in the tourism industry.

During the first year of study, students carry a 5-day sports camp. The camp consists of 32h classes and takes place in a special convention for stationary and extramural forms of education.

Knowledge

The basic premise of the study program is to move away from the theoretical education and to put a clear emphasis on expertise which comprehensively prepares You for employment in broad tourism services sector. In addition, an important aspect is to acquire or to improve communication skills in foreign languages with particular focus on the area of industry and the development of a culture of service and professional ethics. Such an approach means to equip You with a range of skills and competencies to be easily tailored to the requirements and expectations of employers in the tourism industry.  You will learn how to manage the diversity of international tourism market. Would you like to try yourself as a Tour Leader or Travel Agent? Classes provided in hotels would let you understand the variety of your future possibilities. During the first year of study you will carry a 5-day recreational camp either to integrate with your batch or develop various skills

Skills

Studies in the field of International Tourism have a strong focus on transfer of knowledge and practical skills, which will affect the preparation of graduates for the needs of the tourism industry labour market. During studies you will find out how does the management of a hotel work and you will have an opportunity to try its various departments. As a graduate you will be able to prepare and conduct a touristic event. You will master the legendary customer service in tourism as well as leading a group of tourists. Keen on cuisines? Then you may make a practical use of various gastronomy related courses. We will prepare you not only for the fun part of tourism but especially you will get to know how to manage most unexpected turns and twists of plot in any job position. Learning Polish throughout entire studies we may only expect you to be the leader for incoming tourists visiting our country. Understanding the value of domestic heritage you may become an ambassador of your country of origin.The premise of the study program in the field of International Tourism is to equip graduates with a range of sought labor market skills and competencies which can be easily tailored to the requirements and expectations of employers in the tourism industry. For example:

  • acquisition of tourism vocabulary,
  • management of a hotel and its various departments,
  • preparation and conducttion of tourist events,
  • recreational and cultural activities in a variety of hotel facilities,
  • recreational sports, etc.,
  • guest services,
  • hotel recordkeeping,
  • tourist offices,
  • recreation centers,
  • sports facilities, etc.,
  • management skills at catering and economy in tourist facilities,
  • ability to calculate and settle tourist events,
  • skills of developing trade agreements and negotiating with contractors,
  • team work,
  • conflict resolution, etc.

List of modules

  • Quality management in hotel industry  
  • Tour leading 
  • Customer service in tourism 
  • Technical equipment of hotels 
  • Cuisines of the world 
  • Fundamentals of tourism, recreation, hospitality 
  • E-commerce and marketing communication 
  • Tourist Geography of Poland, Europe, World 
  • Organization of MICE events 
  • Planning and development of regional tourism 
  • Organization and calculation of touristic activities  
  • Economics of hotel enterprise 
  • Reservation systems 
  • Animation in tourism 
  • Systems and hotel chains 

 

  • IN PRACTICE: 

Visiting Museum of Soap and Dirt in Bydgoszcz:

 

Visiting a Museum of Land Forces:

Career Paths

Graduating from International Tourism and Hospitality Management you are prepared to work as a tourist traffic manager; to plan and conduct various types of tourist events; at mid-level positions in operations of tourist services at various stages of travel in self-governing institutions, tourist organizations, tourist companies and entities operating in the tourist services market and within their own business related to tourism. 

You may find employment in: 

  • hotels and other facilities that provide accommodation and other tourist services, 
  • tourist office, tour operator companies and travel agencies, 
  • tourist information centers, 
  • companies providing tourist transport services (airlines, seafaring, coaches) 
  • conference, convention and trade fair centers, 
  • tourist organizations and associations which promote the development of tourism, eg. local and regional tourist organizations, 
  • offices in departments and units of local government and state administration involved in development and promotion of tourism, 
  • own business in the tourism industry associated with tourist services 
  • as a tour leader, tour guide or tour operator representative

Language certificate B1

Language certificate B1

A certificate confirming the candidate’s level of English is required. Recognized certificates include:

English Language Certificate.
University of Economics in Bydgoszcz accepts the following English Language certificates:
– First Certificate in English (FCE),
– Certificate in Advanced English (CAE),
– Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE),
– Business English Certificate (BEC) Vantage,
– Business English Certificate (BEC) Higher,
– Certificate in English for International Business and Trade (CEIBT),
– International English Language Testing System (IELTS) more than 6 points;
– Test of an English as Foreign Language (TOEFL).

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