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International Tourism Management (English bachelor)

Hogeschool Tio
Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht (Provincie)
HBO Bachelor
3 years
Start dates
September & January  (English)
September & January 
Utrecht (Provincie)
September & January  (English)

International Tourism Management (English bachelor)

Tourism bachelor at Tio University of Applied Sciences

As a tourism manager you sell the world both online and offline. You design trips, purchase at sharp rates and establish global contacts. International Tourism Management is your boarding pass to the future.

Do you love exploring new countries and different cultures and do you have commercial and leadership skills? International Tourism Management is the perfect programme for you. After completing this bachelor’s degree, you will know how to compose trips and promote these (online). As a tourism expert with a background in e-commerce, you might e.g. work for a tour operator, but you can also turn your own business into a huge success. Your knowledge of event management allows you to organise the most unique international (business) events and incentives.

The sector

Tourism continues to grow worldwide and it is of crucial importance to our global economy. New business models and the advent of online entrepreneurship have reshaped the sector drastically. With regard to products, there are constant new developments; consumers are always looking for unique experiences. In addition to package and group trips, there is a growing demand for custom trips and the sector faces some disruptors in the market. A world in motion!

BA in 3 or 4 years

The International Tourism Management programme (CROHO-number 34927) educates you for the professional competence level of Tourism & Recreation Manager in three or four years. This tourism degree allows you to use the internationally acknowledged title of Bachelor of Arts (BA). Also, you can earn your Associate degree for this programme in just 2 years.

Small classes

You attend theoretical lectures in groups of no more than circa 16 students, while practical lectures are given to groups of 10. The weighted average for the International Tourism Management programme at all Tio locations during the previous academic year was 10 students per group.

Interesting projects

Together with your team members, you creater an incentive and a group trip. As a future travel specialist, you also organise your own study trip and offer advice to a travel agency. If you create the best trip during the Tour operating project, you actually get to go on that trip.

Best Tourism Programme 

This bachelor programme has been accredited by the NVAO and has achieved top marks in the Higher Education Guide 9 years in a row. The programme has also received the highest scores in the National Student Survey for 10 years and it reached the #1 position in Elsevier’s “Best study courses” study for years in a row.

Degree & Diploma

The bachelor course International Tourism Management educates students in three or four years for the professional competence profile of Tourism and Recreation Manager. This Bachelor degree course has been accredited by the NVAO. With this tourism degree, you will be allowed to use the internationally recognized title of Bachelor of Arts (BA).


Employment Opportunities 

Because of the rapid changes taking place in the tourism sector, there is a strong demand for young professionals with in-depth knowledge of e-commerce.

There are many roads open to you when you earn your International Tourism Management bachelor’s degree. What about working as a manager sustainable tourisme at TUI or a project manager at Zoover. You can also work as a product manager or an (online) marketer.

Admission requirements

  • Havo, vwo (any profile), mbo4- diploma.
  • Comparable diploma, e.g.: German Fachhochschulreife or Abitur (algemeine Hochschulreife), British GCE A-levels, French Baccalaureat, American High School (incl. a college preparatory programme) or secondary tourism school education.
  • CEFR: ≥ B2. TOEFL: ≥ iBT ≥ 75-80 points (Institutional TOEFL code Tio 4764). IELTS academic: ≥ 6.0. Cambridge exam: ≥ 160 points / Cambridge First Certificate. 


Tuition fee per year:                                               € 20.900,-

Enrollment fee (one-off):                                             € 95,-

The tuition fee includes the cost of study materials, the study trips and projects.


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