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Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Become a future leader in the tourism sector and get ready to lead tourism, digital, hospitality, or event businesses. The Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management enables you to acquire the necessary skills to lead companies and boasts a special focus on sustainability and digital transformation. Students also have the possibility of doing internships or academic exchanges for up to one year abroad and earning a dual degree.

Key information

Years

4 academic years

Credits

240 ECTS credits

Start

September 2024

Timetable

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Language

100% in English

International Dual Degree

Kedge Business School (France)

Why study the Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management at IQS?

Possibility of doing the Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management + Marketing.

International exchanges with foreign universities.

Internships with Spanish or foreign companies.

Degree accredited by the AACSB.

The international dimension of the degree gives you the opportunity to work and study abroad.

You’ll be able to learn languages other than English, such as German or French.

Dual International Degree

BACHELOR IN MANAGEMENT

Kedge Business School (France)
As a student of the Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management you will be able to study abroad for a one-year exchange at the Kedge Business School and earn a dual degree.

Kedge Business School is accredited by the three most influential and renowned international accreditation bodies, holding the triple crown of recognition (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA).

Facilities

Management laboratories with cutting-edge technology.

Objectives and competences

Subject ECTS
Business Economics 6
Tourism Markets 4
Geography 6
Analysis and social action 3
Communication Skills 6
Marketing Fundamentals 6
Human Resources Management 4
Data Management Skills 3
Service Encounters in Tourism and Hospitality 4
Tourism Typologies 6
English 6
French or German 6
Subject ECTS
Data Analysis in Tourism and Hospitality 3
Digital Marketing 4
Tourism Sectors 4
Interpersonal Communication 2
Economics 6
Personal and Professional Skills for Tourism and Hospitality Management 4
Tourism Law 6
Statistics 6
Tourism Anthropology and Sociology 4
Accounting 6
Electronic Distribution in Tourism & Hospitality 3
English 6
French or German 6
Subject ECTS
Persuasive Communication 2
Events Management 3
Diversity Management 4
Financial Management in Tourism and Hospitality 6
Hotel and Restaurant Management 6
Operational Marketing in Tourism and Hospitality 3
Revenue Management 3
French or German 3
Academic Exchange (optional) 30
Professional Track (optional) 30
Subject ECTS
Internship 30
Business Strategies in Tourism and Hospitality 6
Innovation and Entrepreneurship 6
Tourism Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 4
Destination Management 4
Final Degree Project 10

Exchange programmes

During the second semester of the third year in the IQS Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management, students have the opportunity to spend an academic semester at one of the foreign universities in our network of international partners. During their time abroad, students take optional subjects related to tourism and hospitality management for which transfer credits are earned.

Students can study abroad both within the framework of the European ERASMUS programme and through our bilateral agreements with various American and Asian universities.

Your career starts here

If we ask ourselves the question, what can I work on if I study tourism and hotel management, the first thing we think of is a tourist guide. Although it is a possible option, the professional opportunities offered by the Degree in Tourism and Hotel Management of IQS are very wide, since they cover positions of responsibility in hotel companies, management of tourist companies, management of destinations, brokerage, restaurant companies , consultancy or events to work positions in other related industries where hospitality and customer service are fundamental.

Upon completing their studies, graduates of the Undergraduate Programme in Tourism and Hospitality Management will be prepared to manage and lead tourism and hospitality organizations and companies engaged in the tourism, hospitality, and leisure sector.

Career opportunities

  • Hotels and other accommodation companies

    General Management, Marketing and Sales Management, Rooms Division Management, Public Relations and Customer Service, Food & Beverage Management, Revenue Management, Bookings Management, Front Office Management, Quality Management, and more.

  • Organization of events, conferences, fairs, conventions, and incentive programmes

    Management of event companies or event departments (hotels, fairs, etc.), Management of Convention Centres, Management of Destination Management Companies (DMCs), Management of Professional Conference Organizers (PCOs), etc.

  • Tourism and hospitality sector intermediation and distribution

    Management of electronic distribution companies, product manager, digital marketing manager, reservation centre manager, tour operator or travel agency manager, contracting manager, etc.

  • Tourism consulting and training

    Hospitality consulting, specialized consulting in a functional area (Marketing, Communications, etc.), consulting and training for tourism companies, etc.

  • Businesses and product and activity creation related to the various types of tourism

    Design of collaborative, cultural, culinary, adventure, religious, spa, ecological, wine, and rural tourism offers and more.

  • Transport and logistics

    Employment with airlines, cruise ships, railway companies, etc.

  • Complementary tourist service companies

    Management of museums, theme and leisure parks, ski resorts, spas, golf courses, etc.

  • Destination planning and promotion

    Destination promotion management, Managing Tourism Offices, employment with public entities, Head of Engagement, Head of Public Relations, Managing Tourism Initiative Centres, etc.

  • Dining Services

    Head of Operations, Sales Management, Food & Beverage Management, Establishment Management, Head of Banquets and Conventions, etc.

  • Entrepreneurship

    Creating and managing startups.

Professional internships

Internships in tourism are of vital importance. In a highly competitive market, graduates need to be able to maximise their chances of developing a successful professional career. Enhancing the employability of students is a priority for IQS, which is why students will undertake a period of external internships lasting between 4 and 6 months as compulsory training in national and international companies in the tourism sector.

  • Initial contact with real-world work experience
  • They will guide you according to your professional interests
  • They provide a real opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge and skills acquired.
  • They give you the possibility to get a job.
  • They give the curriculum vitae a distinctive character.
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Admissions process

Apply for admission

To apply for admission to one of our bachelor’s degrees, you must submit various documents to us so we can assess your application. Create an account and sign in here. You must save and remember your username and password as they will enable you to continue the process you have started.

Documentation to upload

  • Valid ID/Passport
  • Passport-style photograph in colour with a white background in jpg format (176×220 pixels).

Students from the Spanish educational system:

  • Grades from your 1st year secondary school baccalaureate studies and completed grades from your 2nd year.
  • PAU exam grades (if you already have the results).
  • If you are studying an Advanced Vocational Education Cycle (CFGS): your updated academic transcripts.
  • If you have started a degree at another university: academic transcripts.

Students from outside the Spanish educational system:

  • Grades from your last two academic years prior to accessing university.
  • Credential granting you access to the Spanish university system issued by UNEDasiss or favourable decision approving your previous studies prior to accessing university.

Admissions test:

You must select the date to take the admissions test when making your application, based on the established calendar.

Pre-registration payment

During the process, you must pay a €125 administration and processing fee for your application. Payment can be made online by credit or debit card. This amount will be refunded only in the event that a student is not admitted to the studies, notwithstanding the right of withdrawal under the legally established terms.*

The ONLINE admissions test is a psychometric test and also includes an English level test that you must take regardless of whether or not you have an official language certificate.

Admissions tests will be sent by email at 3:30 pm (Spanish time) on the date you have selected. The duration of the test is approximately three hours and you have 24 hours to take the test: from 3:30 pm on the day the test begins until 3:30 pm the following day.

The Admissions Committee will decide on your admission based on your studies, academic results, and the admissions test. The Admissions Committee will inform you on your admission by email within a maximum period of 15 days from the date you took the admissions test (not counting holiday periods such as Christmas and Easter).

A student’s admission is conditional upon meeting the academic requirements necessary for accessing bachelor’s degree studies.

The pre-enrolment payment is mandatory and is the step that must be taken before the enrolment period opens, during which time students must formalize their enrolment.

Once admitted, you have a period of two weeks to make your pre-enrolment payment on the online pre-enrolment platform by credit or debit card. Otherwise, it will understood that the student is not interested in continuing with the process and their pre-enrolment will be cancelled.

Pre-enrolment does not entail an additional cost as the sum will be deducted from the total tuition fees when payment is made. The payment is only refunded in the event that a student does not meet the requirements to access studies at IQS (not having passed the PAU exams, not passing studies prior to accessing university, or not having obtained their student visa), notwithstanding the right of withdrawal under the legally established terms.*

Pre-enrolment tuition fee for the Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management: €1,000

The enrolment period will open starting the last week of June. Pre-enrolment only ensures that a student can enrol in a bachelor’s degree up to 15 days after the opening of the enrolment period. Otherwise, it will be understood that the student is not interested in continuing with the process.

We will send an email with the credentials and instructions to proceed with your enrolment.

Scholarships and financial aid

IQS offers three different types of scholarships for undergraduate students. To apply for a scholarship, students must have pre-registered and have been admitted to one of our bachelor’s degree programmes. Apply for the scholarship that best suits your needs based on your situation and circumstances. Discounts are also available to students from a large family or who have a sibling studying at IQS.

Quality and accreditations

IQS is strongly committed to quality and has established different processes to ensure continuous improvement through the IQS School of Management Quality Committee.

IQS is an institution accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, USA), the first international accreditation organisation for studies in the areas of business and accounting. IQS School of Management’s Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programmes enjoy such accreditation and international recognition.

Accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, USA) of all IQS School of Management studies.

IQS School of Management formally applied for membership of the AUDIT programme on 18 July 2011, in the extension mode. To this end, it adopted the design of the Internal Quality Assurance System (IQAS) of IQS School of Engineering, which had been submitted to the Agency for the Quality of the University System (AQU) for evaluation in the AUDIT 2009 call and positively assessed on 22 April 2010.

On 13 December 2012, a positive assessment was received from AQU for the design of the IQAS of the IQS School of Management.

Degree Monitoring Report (IST) 2021-22

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