Leisure and Tourism Management
|Programm||Leisure and Tourism Management (LTM)|
|School||School of Business Studies|
|Starts in||Winter semester|
|Admission||Restricted admission, minimum grades|
|Length of study||8 semesters|
|Credit points||240 ECTS|
|Degree||Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)|
|Main language of instruction||English|
- Secondary school leaving certificate (Abitur or equivalent) or
- College leaving certificate from a technical college (Fachhochschulreife or equivalent) or
- Master’s certificate under the apprenticeship system (Meisterabschluss) or equivalent professional vocational training examination or
- Entrance examination
Information for foreign applicants: Incoming
The Application for Admission (Antrag auf Zulassung) must have been received by post by the 15 January 2020 (preclusive time limit).
Enrolment for summer semester is in general only possible for more advanced semesters (students changing degree programs or universities) with creditable achievements.
The next enrolment for university entrants (1st semester) starts in winter semester 2020/21.
Link to Online Application
Deadlines for foreign applicants*: incoming
Discover the world? Work with people? Or maybe rather something to do with numbers? If you're wanting to pursue a career in the tourism and leisure sector, you will need a broad foundation. Apart from profound management competence, psychological, legal, geographical and of course language skills are needed. With its resolute international orientation and the combination of theory and practice, the bachelor program Leisure and Tourism Management at HOST, offers you the best starting conditions in the leisure and tourism sector.
During your studies, you will learn all of the necessary skills from the cross-sections of leisure and tourism, business management and law, marketing, media and creativity, as well as accounting and languages. The course structure at a glance:
- 1st - 4th semester: study phase
- 5th semester: main internship (21 weeks)
- 6th - 7th semester: study phase
- 8th semester: bachelor thesis
A period of stay abroad is compulsory and you can choose whether it should be a period of study or an internship. You can change the layout of the semesters to suit you best. We also offer the possibility to gain a double degree with selected partner universities abroad.
Goals and Career Prospects
Apart from gaining expert knowledge that is specific to the branch in the fields of management, leisure and tourism, you will receive broad training in business administration, which includes the teaching of accounting, marketing, project and HR management, statistics and corporate management.
Furthermore you will learn the essentials from the areas of geography, sociology and psychology, which are so important to the leisure and tourism industry.
We guarantee you a highly practice-oriented method of teaching, capitalising on our close contacts to players in the leisure and tourism industry and to exclusive cooperation partners and lecturers with years of practical experience.
As the majority of the program is taught in English, it helps to develop and train your language skills. By learning a further language, you also improve your chances for the international job market. This can be enhanced further by obtaining one of the optional double degrees.
Teaching has been designed to provide you with language, subject and social skills. Special attention is given to the secure use of media and the training of the students' personality and creativity, to best prepare them for taking on responsible positions, not only at national and international travel agencies, tourism associations and organisations, but also in the event, sports, marketing or car industries and in all areas related to business administration.
Our graduates work in small, medium-sized and globally active companies. They are employed as event managers at home and abroad or work as project managers and consultants in advertising and marketing agencies.
You can also find our graduates in sales, key account and yield management positions at national and international travel agencies and companies. They have also found jobs in public relations and marketing at various tourism associations.
Some of our former students have set up their own companies or work as independent consultants in the tourism industry. Some of our alumni are currently working their way up in companies as trainees or have decided to do master's or MBA programs.
|Abercrombie Kent Europe Ltd (Cheltenham, England)||Tour Consultant FIT Department / Operations Yield Decision|
|CarDelMar Ferienautovermietung GmbH (Hamburg)||Pricing / Revenue Management|
|Choppy Water GmbH (Kiel)||Eventmanagement|
|Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V. (Stockholm, Schweden)||Marketing & Trade|
|Düsseldorf Marketing und Tourismus GmbH (Düsseldorf)||Marketing|
|EF Sprachreisen (Berlin)||Marketing & Sales|
|Euragone-Asset Management (Paris, Frankreich)||Organisation|
|Emirates: Hotels and Resorts Division (Dubai, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate)||Admin Coordinator|
|Europcar Autovermietung GmbH (Hamburg)||Travel Trade|
|Hochschule Stralsund - University of Applied Sciences (Stralsund)||Hochschulmarketing / Internationale Programmentwicklung|
|H & M (Hamburg)||Personalmanagement|
|Hilton Hotel Dartford Bridge (Dartford, Großbritannien||F & B Controller|
|Lufthansa Global Tele Sales GmbH (Berlin)||Assistenz der Geschäftsführung|
|Lufthansa Technik AG (Hamburg)||Expatriate Manager|
|marcus evans (Nikosia, Zypern)||Eventmanagement|
|Marina Kröslin (Kröslin)||Marketing|
|OZEANEUM Stralsund GmbH (Stralsund)||Marketing & Sales|
|Palm Garden Resort Hoi An (Hoi An, Vietnam)||Sports & Recreation Director|
|Peter Deilmann Reederei GmbH & Co. KG (Neustadt in Holstein)||Shore Excursions|
|Reiseveranstalter F.C.M. (Stuttgart)||Vertrieb|
|Reiseveranstalter LasCasasCanarias (La Palma, Spanien)||Organisation|
|Strandhotel Fischland (Ostseebad Dierhagen)||Direktionsassistentin|
|Stollwerck GmbH (Hennef)||Junior Produktmanager|
|Technische Universität Wien (Wien, Österreich)||Studium in Master of Science Urban and Regional Planning|
|tmu Tourismus Marketing Uckermark (Prenzlau)||Projekt- und Destinationmanagement|
|TourismusMarketing Niedersachsen GmbH (Hannover)||Projektmanagement ServiceQualität Niedersachsen|
|Tourismuszentrum Mecklenburgische Ostseeküste GmbH (Kröpelin)||Öffentlichkeitsarbeit / Marketing|
|TUI Spanien (Málaga, Spanien)||Sales Department|
|umantis AG (St. Gallen, Schweiz)||Accounting|
|Unilever Food Solutions (Heilbronn)||GADP Trainee|
|Volkswagen Bildungsinstitut (Dresden)||Bildungsreferentin|
|Yin & Yang Wellness (Stralsund)||selbständig|
Get To Know our Alumni
What are our LTM graduates up to now? What made them decide to study Leisure and Tourism Management at HOST and what did they like most? Three former students of the bachelor's program report:
5th Semester: Internship (21 weeks) and Evaluation
ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
SWS: Teaching hours per week
What Kind of Study Type Are You?
Apart from having the opportunity to study the bachelor program Leisure and Tourism management as a full-time degree, the program can also be completed part-time. This way studying can be tailored flexibly to meet your personal demands for your family or job.
Dual Studies with In-Depth Practice
You have the opportunity to gain a double degree in cooperation with our partner universities. Please take note that every double degree agreement has its own conditions.
These universities have a double degree agreement with the Leisure and Tourism pragram at HOST:
Ecole Supérieure de Commerce Montpellier, France
Escuela Politécnica Superior de Gandìa, Spain
University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
National and international excursions are a special feature of the Leisure and Tourism Management program. They are offered in addition to the compulsory period of stay abroad and are part of the study phase.
Excursions serve the exchange of ideas and chats with service providers in the leisure and tourism industry. You get to know practical tasks and problem areas in tourism and gain an insight into various corporate sectors, both national and international.
During the excursions you can gauge the possibilities for internships, thesis topics and jobs and get introduced to valuable contacts in the industry. The best bit is that you get to use the knowledge you have gained during your studies at first hand.
The excursions bind the three competencies that the program aims to convey in a unique way: subject, social and language skills. Every excursion is a unique experience!
Our Practice Partners
The Centre for Higher Education (CHE) presented its new study of university rankings on the 05/05/2016.
Our LTM program at HOST is amongst the best of the programs that were examined in Germany and Austria. LTM only received top marks! Find out more here.
We regularly hold events in local grammar schools to provide pupils with an insight into studying. Contact us directly and organise an individual date and time for a taster lecture.
Other chances include the Open Day and other events that you can find in our event calender (link).