For the exchange student interested in event planning and tourism development.
Students enrolled at their home institution under one of the following programmes:
The semester is divided into 4 modules with the main purpose to gain a deeper understanding of the service and hospitality industry. The focus will also be on understanding the market for the hospitality industry as well as provide cooperation with businesses on current issues.
Moreover, the semester will include classes in specializations, i.e. hotel, tourism or event management.
All teaching and counselling is in oral and written English. You will experience a lot of different teaching methods such as lectures, presentations, dialogue, exchange of experiences, group work, independent studies, portfolio work and a project work at the end of the module.
Some of the modules will also focus on an existing company throughout the module, which will shape the topics with which students will work.
In order to complete the module and obtain a certificate, the student has to:
Not applicable for EU/EEA-students and exchange students from partner institutions, all other students must pay. In this case, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Course: Module 1
Knowledge about the service industry
Introduction to the service economy, its importance and effect as well as practical knowledge about professional communication & networks.
Course: Module 2
The three specialization choices are:
The module is centred around the first part of the specialisation specific competencies – e.g. revenue management, destination management, marketing, planning of events etc.
Course: Module 3
Strategy and Business Understanding
Course: Module 4
The student should learn to handle new knowledge, skills and competences within services and experiences in an interdisciplinary cooperation as well as structure data collection as a basis for new solutions.
The method project aims to practice the student's methodological competence, that is, the ability to define, analyze and solve a problem and communicate the results thereof. At the same time, the project aims to enhance the student's ability to relate critically to the work of another group and to present this criticism constructively in writing and orally.
Methodology exam (5 ECTS)
Exam form: Written report with oral opposition and defence in groups
Detailed description of the examination form:
The students work in group (3-5 students) with a self-chosen problem statement that can be academic or of a more general nature. The department approves topic and problem statement and assigns counselling.
The assessment of the method project includes: