What will I learn?

You will explore other cultures and countries in an international setting, learn how to transform a location into a popular tourist destination and create commercial products that appeal to tourists! You will become an expert in destination development, event management, hospitality and responsible tourism.

The Tourism Management programme relates directly to issues and developments within the industry. You will work on real life business cases and learn to recognize opportunities, taking into account both people and nature. You will know exactly what travelers want, how you create the best experience for them and how you provide hospitable service.

Career prospects

Tourism is one of the world’s largest sectors The 2017 UNWTO report revealed that this sector accounted for 10% of the global GDP and was responsible for generating one in ten jobs. A Tourism Management degree can be seen as a ticket to a wide range of exciting careers.

Job opportunities in Tourism Management​

The options are endless: you could become a hospitality manager for an airline, an independent travel advisor, a product manager for an online travel organisation, a holiday resort manager, a marketing or customer experience consultant for an agency, a government tourism advisor or an entrepreneur who shakes up the industry. Tourism Management graduates will also easily secure jobs at some of the relatively new organisations, offering online platforms, such as Airbnb or Skyscanner.

In short, Tourism Management graduates are highly valued in roles where particular target groups need to be reached, and where hospitality and technological know-how are essential skills, both inside and outside the tourism sector!

  • Advisor leisure economics
  • City marketer
  • Product manager

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
€7,800.00 (US$ 9,243) per year
Start date

September 2020


Saxion University of Applied Sciences

Deventer Campus,

Handelskade 75,



7417, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: A TOEFL score of TOEFL 500.

For international students

To be admitted to the programme, your secondary-level qualification should be at least the equivalent of the Dutch HAVO certificate. It is recommended that you have studied subjects such as economics, languages and/or management at secondary-school level.

For bachelor Courses the entry requirement is an IELTS score of 6.0 or an equivalent in another language test (TOEFL 550, etc.), TOEFL internet based - 79; Cambridge English Scale - 169 - 175; TOEIC - 670.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)