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Master in Management of Tourism Sector

  • academic year
    2019-2020
Master in Management of Tourism Sector

This formation is taught in french.

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  • Programme title
    Master in Management of Tourism Sector
  • Programme mnemonic
    MA-TOUR
  • Programme organised by
    • Faculty of Sciences
  • Degree type
    Masters 120 credits
  • Tier
    2nd cycle
  • Field and branch of study
    Sciences and technics/Sciences
  • Schedule type
    Daytime
  • Languages of instruction
    french
  • Theoretical programme duration
    2 years
  • Campus
    Plaine/Solbosch
  • Category / Topic
    Human and social sciences - Business management/Sciences and technics - Sciences
  • Jury President
    Anya DIEKMANN
  • Jury Secretary
    Marie-Françoise GODART

Details

General information

Degree type

Masters 120 crédits

Theoretical programme duration

2 years

Learning language(s)

french

Schedule type

Daytime

Campus

Plaine/Solbosch

Category(ies) - Topic(s)

Human and social sciences - Business management/Sciences and technics - Sciences

Organising faculty(s) and university(ies)
Infor-études

Student support

Each year of the programme may be completed in two years http://www.ulb.ac.be/enseignements/inscriptions/etalement.html)

Succeed in your studies

ULB offers a number of activities and resources that can help you develop a successful strategy before or during your studies.

You can make the transition to higher education easier by attending preparatory courses, summer classes, and information and orientation sessions, even before you start your studies at ULB.

During your studies, many people at ULB are there specifically to help you succeed: support staff in each faculty, (inter-)faculty guidance counsellors, tutors, and experts in academic methodology.

Presentation

There are many different facets to the tourism industry, including commercial tourism management, cultural tourism and heritage management, land use management, etc. This Master programme gives students a comprehensive view of the domain, teaching them about specific concepts relating to tourism and providing the analytical methods and tools required to respond to a range of professional issues. Courses train students to take on high-level responsibilities in businesses and institutions, develops their knowledge of national and international practices, and highlights techniques used to develop tourist activity while taking into account the local situation and environmental considerations. The programme also teaches rules and good practices that enable tourism to be integrated as smoothly as possible into the local environment and society.

The Master programme lasts 2 years—60 credits each year—and is completed by a dissertation. It combines a variety of courses covering all main aspects of tourism, and includes a yearly field trip as well as a 2-month work placement.

Students must be active in class, and turn in a number of assignments. Moreover, professionals and experts in the tourism industry are regularly invited to present their work.

The Master in Tourism Studies and Management at ULB is the only French-speaking Master in tourism in Belgium. Classes take a multi-disciplinary approach to the subject, promoting joint experiences with study trips and seminars, thanks to our extensive partnerships with other universities.

Due to the University's central location in the capital of Europe and its close connection to many partner countries and universities with diverse backgrounds, ULB's tourism programme integrates a variety of approaches from different origins, taking into account the latest research from all around the world.

abroad.

Due to its central location in the capital of Europe and its close connection to many partner countries/universities with different backgrounds, the ULB tourism programme integrates a variety of approaches from different origins. Our courses integrate therefore updated and recent research from all over the world.

During the second year, students have the opportunity to spend one semester in a partner university in the country of their choice. Current partners are located in Spain, Croatia, Sweden, Norway, France, Canada, and other countries; students may also complete their exchange period at KULeuven, as part of the Erasmus Belgica programme.

Access conditions

Programme

The Master in Tourism Studies and Management offers graduates a global, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive view of the tourism industry. The programme is divided into various modules, such as tourism management, sustainable tourism issues and tourism's role in society. This means the programme gives particular attention to the role of stakeholders and development policies that are attentive to local and environmental needs. Students are introduced to impact assessment and management tools, in order to guarantee a harmonious integration of economic, social and environmental aspects.

What's next ?

Prospects

  • Management positions in the tourism industry and in governmental tourism agencies

  • Researcher

  • Site manager of tourist/heritage sites

  • Consultant, etc.

This Master programme gives students the tools necessary to hold high-level management positions in the tourist industry and/or governmental agencies.