International Tourism Management, 180 credits
The International Tourism Management Programme at Dalarna University prepares you for positions in the tourism field where management of destinations and issues of sustainability are in focus. Environmental concerns are central to development of the tourism industry, and it is obvious that the future holds many challenges when it comes to new demands among tourists and the way in which the needs of the host populations are catered for. This programme addresses these central themes in International Tourism.
The programme has a strong international perspective, focusing on destination development. You will learn how to critically analyse the prerequisites for destination development and the consequences of different strategies, as well as marketing, communications and product development. You will also develop skills in using geographic information systems (GIS). Relevant aspects of services and sustainable development are central to the programme.
Why should you take this programme?
- The focus of the programme on sustainability within tourism will prepare you for the changes that are taking place in the tourism industry.
- You are offered the opportunity to spend one semester abroad to further enhance your international experience.
- Our ITM programme has strong links to the tourism industry and offers you many site visits to provide hands-on insight into careers in this field.
- With 30 years of education and research within tourism, our faculty has a very strong knowledge of where the tourism industry has been and how it is developing.
Who should study International Tourism Management?
Successful candidates to the programme are those who are interested in sustainable tourism and work at an international level within the tourism industry. Students with an interest in spending one semester of their tourism studies outside of Sweden are strongly encouraged to apply. The programme is suitable for students who have completed their upper-secondary studies within any area of study and who have demonstrated a strong level of English proficiency. More details regarding prerequisites can be found under the "Apply to this Programme" link on the left hand menu.