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BA - Bachelor of Arts in Leisure & Tourism Management

Undergraduate Program in Switzerland
BA - Bachelor of Arts in Leisure & Tourism Management

Tourism is the fastest growing industry in today’s business world. You will get an in-depth and practical understanding of marketing, product development, event management and sustainability, as it applies to leisure and tourism. This overview of key business areas ensures that you gain a global understanding of the industry while case studies in tourism allow you to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios.



Learning Outcomes
 

This bachelor’s program focuses on the economics, tourism and leisure management, research and communication areas within leisure and tourism. Throughout their studies, students will:

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Assess sustainability in a tourism organization or hotel.

Understand the most important facet of the hospitality industry customer service.

Research major trends and assess their potential impact on the industry.

Show an appreciation of contemporary global issues and how they relate to the tourism and leisure sector.

 


 


Structure
 

Option one: single qualification

This is a six-semester, three-year program with 210 ECTS. The first year is comprised of core courses to provide students with a solid base in all fundamental business areas. Specialization subjects are incorporated into the curriculum from the third semester onwards. On successfully completing six semesters, two final case studies and a dissertation, students earn a private, internationally-accredited bachelor’s degree from EU Business School Switzerland.

Option one: single qualification course breakdown


Year 1

First Semester (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

FIRST SEMESTER (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Foundations of Business Management 3 | 4
  • Marketing Management 3 | 4
  • Writing Communication Skills 3 | 4
  • Accounting I 3 | 4
  • Microeconomics 3 | 4
  • Elementary Calculus 2 | 3
  • IT Software for Business 2 | 3
  • Environmental Sustainability 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1

Second Semester (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

SECOND SEMESTER (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Ethics in Business 3 | 4
  • Oral Communication Skills 3 | 4
  • Accounting II 3 | 4
  • Macroeconomics 3 | 4
  • Business Law 3 | 4
  • Mathematics of Finance 2 | 3
  • Applied Management Statistics 2 | 3
  • Advertising, Media & Branding 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1

Year 2

Third Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

THIRD SEMESTER (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Strategic Marketing 3 | 4
  • Business Finance I 3 | 4
  • Human Resources Management 2 | 3
  • Production Management 2 | 3
  • Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation 2 | 3
  • Management Information Systems 2 | 3
  • Digital Business 2 | 3
  • Cross-Cultural Business Issues 2 | 3
  • The Business of Tourism 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1
  • Research Methods |

Fourth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

FOURTH SEMESTER (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Global Economics 3 | 4
  • Business Finance II 3 | 4
  • Social Media Marketing 2 | 3
  • Financial Markets 2 | 3
  • Consumer Behavior 2 | 3
  • Sales & Purchasing Management 2 | 3
  • Service Management 2 | 3
  • Event & Conference Management 2 | 3
  • Cultural Heritage 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1
  • Research Methods |

Year 3

Fifth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

FIFTH SEMESTER (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Global Business 3 | 4
  • Financial Statement Analysis 3 | 4
  • Negotiation 2 | 3
  • Small Business Management 2 | 3
  • Corporate Finance 2 | 3
  • Industrial Marketing 2 | 3
  • Tourism Marketing 2 | 3
  • Sustainable Tourism: Policies & Ethics 2 | 3
  • Hospitality Management 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1

Sixth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

SIXTH SEMESTER (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Strategic Management 3 | 4
  • Budgeting & Control 3 | 4
  • Organizational Communication 2 | 3
  • Cases in Marketing 2 | 3
  • Cases in Tourism 2 | 3
  • International Operations Management 2 | 3
  • Financial Management in Tourism 2 | 3
  • Quality Management 2 | 3
  • Leisure & Recreational Management 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, in addition to the above courses, students will also have to successfully complete the following for a total of 23 CH | 30 ECTS:

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (23 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Research Methods (with a pass) |
  • Dissertation Seminar |
  • Final Case: Marketing (10%) |
  • Final Case: Leisure & Tourism Management (10%) |
  • Dissertation (80%) |




Option two: dual qualification

This is a seven semester, three-year program with 240 ECTS. The first-year core courses provide students with a solid base in all fundamental business areas. Specialization subjects are incorporated into the curriculum in the third, fourth and fifth semesters. In the third year, you will focus on international business modules to equip you with key managerial concepts, theories and tools necessary for any business field. Upon the successful completion of two final cases and a dissertation, you graduate with a private internationally-accredited bachelor’s degree from EU Business School Switzerland and a state-accredited BSc (Hons) in International Business from the University of Roehampton in London.

Students who wish to further their knowledge in a specialization can take an additional semester and earn a Diploma of Advanced Studies (30 ECTS) which is accredited and state-recognized (título propio) from Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM), Spain.

Option two: dual qualification course breakdown


Year 1

First Semester (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

FIRST SEMESTER (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Foundations of Business Management 3 | 4
  • Marketing Management 3 | 4
  • Writing Communication Skills 3 | 4
  • Accounting I 3 | 4
  • Microeconomics 3 | 4
  • Elementary Calculus 2 | 3
  • IT Software for Business 2 | 3
  • Environmental Sustainability 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1

Second Semester (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

SECOND SEMESTER (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Ethics in Business 3 | 4
  • Oral Communication Skills 3 | 4
  • Accounting II 3 | 4
  • Macroeconomics 3 | 4
  • Business Law 3 | 4
  • Mathematics of Finance 2 | 3
  • Applied Management Statistics 2 | 3
  • Advertising, Media & Branding 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1

Third Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

THIRD SEMESTER (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Strategic Marketing 3 | 4
  • Business Finance I 3 | 4
  • Human Resources Management 2 | 3
  • Production Management 2 | 3
  • Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation 2 | 3
  • Management Information Systems 2 | 3
  • Digital Business 2 | 3
  • Cross-Cultural Business Issues 2 | 3
  • The Business of Tourism 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1
  • Research Methods |

Year 2

Fourth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

FOURTH SEMESTER (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Global Economics 3 | 4
  • Business Finance II 3 | 4
  • Social Media Marketing 2 | 3
  • Financial Markets 2 | 3
  • Consumer Behavior 2 | 3
  • Sales & Purchasing Management 2 | 3
  • Service Management 2 | 3
  • Event & Conference Management 2 | 3
  • Cultural Heritage 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1
  • Research Methods |

Fifth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

FIFTH SEMESTER (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Global Business 3 | 4
  • Financial Statement Analysis 3 | 4
  • Negotiation 2 | 3
  • Small Business Management 2 | 3
  • Corporate Finance 2 | 3
  • Industrial Marketing 2 | 3
  • Tourism Marketing 2 | 3
  • Sustainable Tourism: Policies & Ethics 2 | 3
  • Hospitality Management 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1

Year 3

Sixth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

FIFTH SEMESTER (30 ECTS)

  • Cross-Cultural Management 7 | 10
  • Ethics, Organizations and Society 7 | 10
  • Research Methods and International Project Part I 7.5 | 10

Seventh Semester (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

SIXTH SEMESTER (30 ECTS)

  • Corporate Strategy 7 | 10
  • International Marketing 7 | 10
  • Research Methods and International Project Part II 7.5 | 10

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, in addition to the above courses, students will also have to successfully complete the following for a total of 23 CH | 30 ECTS:

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (23 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Research Methods (with a pass) |
  • Dissertation Seminar |
  • Final Case: Marketing (10%) |
  • Final Case: Leisure & Tourism Management (10%) |
  • Dissertation (80%) |

Diploma of Advanced Studies (Optional)

Eighth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

SIXTH SEMESTER (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Strategic Management 3 | 4
  • Budgeting & Control 3 | 4
  • Organizational Communication 2 | 3
  • Cases in Marketing 2 | 3
  • Cases in Tourism 2 | 3
  • International Operations Management 2 | 3
  • Financial Management in Tourism 2 | 3
  • Quality Management 2 | 3
  • Leisure & Recreational Management 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1
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