Degree qualification:           Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Standard period of study:  6 semesters
Start of programme:           Winter semester only 
Application deadline:          15th of July

Special Features: Proof of proficiency in two foreign languages (English and French or English and Spanish) at level B2 of the Common European Framework (more). 

Pre-study practical Training:  A period of pre-study practical training lasting 12 weeks must be completed by no later than the start of the third semester. For further information, please refer to the regulations governing work placements, internships and practical training.


International Tourism Management

Tourism is one of the most important service sectors of the future. The principle of thinking globally and acting locally is shaping major economic and cultural developments around the world.  

International Tourism Management is concerned with the structures and functions of companies operating in the tourism industry. Particular attention is paid to the special nature of service provision, marketing, and sales in the service sector.  

The business economics modules are designed to provide students with the essential knowledge and skills in all core areas of business administration including an understanding of the neighbouring disciplines of general economics and law.  

Students will also acquire a deeper understanding of the particular areas that define tourism management, enabling them to analyse economic relationships within the tourism sector and to make appropriate business decisions.  

In addition to gaining a solid understanding of the field, graduates from the programme have excellent methodological and soft skills, enabling them to tackle a broad range of professional assignments within the tourism industry. They will be very well equipped to meet the needs of the growing global tourism sector and the demands of a profession with a typically strong international focus.

Further study details

The six-semester Bachelor's degree programme 'International Tourism Management' is modular in structure. During their sixth semester, students undertake a twelve-week work placement or internship in a country other than Germany. Furthermore, students can spend one semester studying abroad at one of the universities with which a cooperation agreement exists. The sixth semester is also the period in which students complete their final Bachelor's thesis. The thesis is written in one of the student's foreign languages.   

After the fourth semester, students specialize by selecting from a wide range of tourism-related compulsory elective modules.

More information

The standard period of study is six semesters, which includes the work placement period and the final Bachelor’s thesis. Graduates from the programme are awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Tourism Management.

Related higher degrees – International Management; Leisure, Sport and Tourism Management; Cultural management

German language proficiency

International applicants are required to prove their German language proficiency DSH 2 / TestDaF and a French or Spanish certificate showing B2 level. This is a pre-requisite for admission and must be submitted with the application documents. For an extended list of accepted German certificates see here.

International applicants with foreign educational qualifications should apply via the application service agency for international students UNI-ASSIST (

Programme coordinator:

Prof. Dr. Achim Schröder
htw saar
Waldhausweg 14
66123 Saarbrücken
Tel: +49 (0) 681 5867 729


Admission requirements

Proof of language proficiency


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