Programme STMGG

International Tourism Management

Graduate from Dalarna University with a Bachelor's Degree in Tourism taught in English.
180 Credits First Cycle

Who is a tourist? Why do they visit particular destinations? How can we create sustainable practices and places? Do you question the way the world works and want to know how tourism can help people, what tourism can do for communities and what the challenges for the future of tourism are? If so, you are encouraged to apply to our Bachelor's Programme in International Tourism Management and become a part of an international community.

The focus of the programme is to provide you with the knowledge to succeed. You will be offered a balanced combination of theoretical knowledge and applied practical examples. You will work with destinations to plan for the future; will visit heritage sites and think about how these sites present themselves to the public; and learn through real examples of research being undertaken in Sweden, Europe and the rest of the world. You are also expected to go on exchange – what better way to experience tourism than by travelling and learning as part of your studies?

Join Our International Community

If you are interested in working at an international level within the tourism industry or with sustainable tourism, then you are strongly encouraged to apply. Our graduates work in a variety of fields in positions such as regional tourism officer, event organiser and management consultant. 

What will you study?

Programme Overview

Year One   

Autumn

Research and Knowledge for the Social Sciences, Tourism Studies (7.5 credits)*
Tourism Principles and Practice, Tourism Studies (7.5)
Organizational Theory, Business Administration (7.5)
International Economics, Economics (7.5)

Spring

Management Accounting, basic, Business Administration (7.5)
Tourism and Society, Tourism Studies (7.5)
Festival and Event Management, Tourism Studies (7.5)
Tourism Marketing, Business Administration (7.5)

Year Two

Autumn

Products and Resources for Tourism, Tourism Studies (7.5)
Experience Management and Marketing, Tourism Studies (7.5) 
Sustainable Destination Planning and Development, Tourism Studies (15)

Spring

Tourism Studies abroad, 30 credits (or courses at Dalarna University (30)
(Students are expected to study abroad at one of partner univerisities in the EU or outside in order to gain additional culctural and educational experience).

Year Three

Autumn

Qualitative Research Methods, Tourism Studies (7.5)
Quantitative Research Methods, Tourism Studies (7.5)
Applied Project Work in Tourism (15)

Spring

Event Studies, Tourism Studies (7.5)
Special Interest Tourism, Tourism Studies (7.5)
Bachelor's Degree Thesis in Tourism Studies (15)

*1 credit = 1 ECTS

Career Opportunities

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, travel and tourism accounts for 8 percent of the world's jobs and has the highest potential for growth of any industry. International travel alone constitutes more than 840 million tourists annually.

The economic, social and environmental impact of tourism is both significant and vital to the creation of sustainable jobs and improvement in quality of life. If you enjoy working with people, then the dynamic and ever-growing tourism industry will provide you with tremendous opportunities to work in positions such as:

  • Tourism Market Manager
  • Travel Agent
  • Hotel Manager
  • Regional Tourism Centre Manager
  • Conference and Events Manager
  • Marketing Director
  • Attractions Operations Manager

After graduation (work and further studies)

Career Opportunities

Tourism is a major growth industry internationally, and there is an urgent need for knowledge on how to develop destinations in a sustainable manner. The courses in the ITM Programme prepare you to work within the tourism and marketing fields, and can lead to countless job opportunities, including positions as:

  • Junior Online Marketer
  • Tourism Officer
  • Destination Development Consultant
  • Operations Manager

You will most likely find work in destination-marketing organisations, at hotels, in activity companies, and within local and regional tourism-planning organisations throughout the world.

Further studies at the master's level

Upon completion of the programme, you may also apply for the following Master's Programmes at Dalarna University:

You may also apply for a master degree at other universities in Europe.

Stay in Sweden and look for work

You can apply for a 12-month residence permit to stay in Sweden and look for work after you complete a degree programme of at least 60 credits. International students are encouraged to stay in Dalarna and Sweden and look for a job after graduating from the Bachelors's Programme in International Tourism Management

Using your degree overseas

The degree awarded by Dalarna University for this programme is internationally recognized and has been used by previous students to attain employment or pursue further studies outside of Sweden.

You can also apply to receive an Erasmus+ grant for an internship, even up to 12 months after completing your studies. This opportunity is available to all students in the programme, regardless of nationality, who pursue an approved internship within an Erasmus+ programme country other than Sweden.

What can you expect when studying International Tourism Management

Study Environment

Dalarna University is a small university, which will allow you to develop personal relationships with your classmates and teachers. You will study at the new campus in Borlänge, located in the center of downtown Borlänge; close to restaurants, gyms and shopping.
Fantastic nature is easily accessible from the campus and your accommodation. Borlänge is situated 10 kms from Romme Alpin Ski Resort and provides outstanding opportunities to partake in winter activities. 

Typically, there are 20-30 students in each class in the International Tourism Management Programme. Lessons include lectures, individual and group discussions and presentations, study visits and an examination or essay. You will normally have up to ten hours of classes a week, as well as 20 to 30 hours of individual reading and writing assignments, and group projects.

Since the programme admits only a small number of students, you will easily get to know your classmates and be involved with activities in and around Dalarna and Sweden with new-found friends.

Check your eligibility for this programme

Specific Entry Requirements

  • General entrance requirements for study at university level
  • Mathematics B/Mathematics 2a or Mathematics 2b or Mathematics 2c
  • Social Sciences A/Social Sciences 1b or Social Sciences 1a1 + 1a2
  • English B/English 6. No knowledge of Swedish is required.

The math, social science and English requirements are based upon courses studied at upper-secondary school in Sweden. It is not possible for us to say if your studies are equal to this. Math 2 in Sweden deals with algebra, equations, linear functions, exponential functions, geometry and statistics. Social Science 1 refers to having a class in social studies or a comparable area from your previous studies.

If you have any questions about country specific English lanuguage requirements based on upper secondary studies, please see universityadmissions.se

Selection Criteria

This programme uses a selection process to determine applicant admission. The selection process is determined by your fee-paying status. A number of spaces will be allotted to students who are required to pay tuition fees and a number of spaces will be allotted to students who are exempt from tuition fees.
In previous years all eligible students who rank the programme as their first choice have been admitted.

Documents to Submit:

  1. Proof of a completed upper-secondary studies, equal to a Swedish upper-secondary studies. Please note that you must have completed your upper-secondary studies in order to be eligible for admission.
    Tip: Be sure to read the information specific to the country where you previously studied to know how to submit the appropriate documents.

  2. Proof of English language proficiency equal to an IELTS result of 6.5 overall with no part of the test below 5.5
    In some cases your previous studies may fulfill the English proficiency requirement.
    Tip: Please check the University Admissions information on English Language Proficiency to see if you are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS test result.

Fees and Scholarships - International Tourism Management

Tuition Fees

264, 040 SEK (total)
*EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay tuition fees.

Tuition fees are paid in one-semester installments and the first payment (46 540 SEK) must be paid no later than June 1. This allows for reasonable processing time for a residence permit application. The remaining 5 semesters cost 43 500 SEK each. 

If you have any questions about tuition fee payments, please e-mail tuitionfees@du.se.

Scholarships

We do not award scholarships to first year students in the Bachelor's Programme in International Tourism Management. However second year students with outstanding academic results in their first year can receive a scholarship that lowers their tuition fee by 10 000 SEK per semester.

For more information about scholarships, please visit our webpage about international student scholarships or contact us via the contact form on this website

Last reviewed:
Autumn Semester 2024
Start: week beginning 2 Sep
Study Rate
100%
Location
Borlänge
Application Code
HDA-H3HJ5
Teaching form
Normal
Language
English
Entry Qualifications
  • General entry requirements and Mathematics 2a or 2b or 2c, English 6, Social Sciences 1b or 1a1+1a2. No knowledge of Swedish is required
Selection
Final school grades (66 %) and Högskoleprovet - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (34 %)
Tuition Fee
First Tuition Fee Installment
46,540 SEK
Total Tuition Fee
264,040 SEK
EU/EEA Citizens or exchange students are not required to pay fees.
Information on application and tuition fees: www.universityadmissions.se.
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Do you have questions about your eligibility, the admissions process, scholarships or becoming a student?

Please e-mail study@du.se

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