Specialieji klavišai

Study area
Business and Public Management

Study mode
full time studies, 3 years (6 semesters, 180 ECTS)

Location
Kaunas, Lithuania

Languages
English

Start date
September, January

Qualification to be Awarded
Professional Bachelor of Business Management

HEAD OF THE TOURISM AND LEISURE MANAGMENT DEPARTMENT
PhD Andrius Brusokas

The Bachelor in Tourism & Hotel Management is a 3-year post-high school programme for those who have passion for the Tourism Industry, and are seeking for new opportunities and self-realization through such activities as international exchanges and hands-on experience.

 

In Lithuania, this study programme has been delivered for more than 20 years. The programme was designed to train qualified, competitive, creative, responsible, innovation-receptive tourism and hotel managers, who have acquired higher education and are able to work in the constantly changing Lithuanian and international markets.

 

The Bachelor in Tourism & Hotel Management has a strong international dimension: offers you possibilities to select Double Degree Studies with LAB University of Applied Sciences (Finland), to gain knowledge  about multicultural tourism business environment while participating in Erasmus+ mobility activities and working with in-coming teachers or joining in various international projects. These practice-oriented studies include educational visits to hotels and other enterprises of tourism business, tourists’ attractions, etc. 

Why Tourism and Hotel Management?

AFTER COMPLETING YOUR STUDIES, YOU WILL: 

  • SPEAK two foreign languages;
  • HAVE EXPERIENCED 3 professional internships;
  • KNOW business and intercultural communication, marketing, economics and law, business management, entrepreneurship and more;
  • BE AN EXPERT in development, organization and marketing of tourism/ hospitality services.

Specialization

Tourism Management – knowledge and skills in a field of Tour Operator Activities, Tourism Marketing, Organization of Excursions, Travel Sales, Destination Management.

Hotel Management – knowledge and skills in a field of Hotel Management, Hospitality Marketing, Operations of Catering Services, Yield Management.

Languages

Language of instruction: 100% English (a specific level of English is required for this course)

Ability to choose other foreign languages: (English/German/French/Russian)

Assessment

To achieve learning outcomes, the academic staff use a variety of methods, which are preconditioned by the aims of the modules and their specificity.

Study module can consist of various combinations of lectures, practical tasks, workshops, seminars, student’s independent work, scientific research assignments, projects and other forms of study activities.

Studies of each module are completed by examination or other form of final assessment designed to evaluate a student’s knowledge and skills gained in the module.

Your lecturers

LECTURERS – EXPERTS

Lecturers – academic professors and subject experts with more than 20-year experience – will enhance both your theoretical and practical knowledge by engaging you into theoretical lectures and practical classes supported by the examples from your teachers’ professional career. 

THE IN-COMING LECTURERS

Students have the advantage to gain their study programme related experience of other European countries through participation in the classes with in-coming lecturers who arrive from the USA, Czech Republic, Spain, Poland, Finland, Latvia, Belgium, Poland, the Netherlands, Norway, China, etc.

Learning process

KNOWLEDGE-SKILLS-EXPERIENCE

  • Learning process includes theoretical lectures, practical workshops, solution of real business problems, case analysis, group and personal projects and/or scientific papers.
  • Studies are organized integrating different subjects into modules to help students gain interdisciplinary skills.
  • Professional internships induce students to employ learnt skills and knowledge right away, provide with valuable experience and get them fully prepared to start their careers.
  • In order to achieve the learning outcomes, educational visits to hotels and other tourism enterprises, tourists attractions, exhibitions, seminars, conferences, forums are included into the study process.
1st semester
Credits (ECTS)
BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
15:
Business Philosophy
3
Basics of Document and IT Management
6
Communication Psychology
3
Professional English I
3
ECONOMICS
15:
Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
6
Applied Mathematics and Statistics
6
Basics of Applied Research
3
2nd semester
Credits (ECTS)
INTERCULTURAL TOURISM ENVIRONMENT
15:
Cultural Heritage
3
Intercultural Communication
6
Travel Geography
3
Tourism Anthropology
3
PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP I
15
3rd semester
Credits (ECTS)
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
15:
Management
5
Marketing
5
Accounting and Finance
5
BASICS OF TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
15:
Tourism Services and Infrastructure
6
Tourism Resources in Lithuania
3
Environment and Human Safety
3
2nd Foreign Language (Russian/German/French)
3
4th semester
Credits (ECTS)
BASICS OF LAW AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
15:
Tourism Business Law
6
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
3
Change Management
3
Professional English II
3
PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP II
15
5th semester
Credits (ECTS)
TOURISM MANAGEMENT I / HOTEL MANAGEMENT I
15:
Tour Operator Activities / Hotel Management I
6
Tourism Marketing / Hospitality Marketing
3
Social Responsibility
3
Organization of Excursions / Operations of Catering Services
3
6th semester
Credits (ECTS)
TOURISM MANAGEMENT II / HOTEL MANAGEMENT II
15:
Travel Sales / Hotel Management II
6
Destination Management / Yield Management
3
2nd Foreign Language (Russian/German/French)
3
Digital Marketing
3
FINAL THESIS
15:
Final Internship
6
Final Thesis
9

Intercultural experience

  • Gain invaluable experience of learning new cultures when working in international environment.
  • Use the possibility to spend a semester or two in the foreign partner institutions. These studies abroad are fully recognized.
  • Take the opportunity to obtain a double degree with LAB University of Applied Sciences (Finland). It will take you 3,5 years to receive Professional Bachelor’s degree in Business Management both from Kaunas University of Applied Sciences and the school abroad.

International projects

Participate in various international projects such as IP Lean Canvas, IP Welltour (EcoTekNord), Berlin ITB, Mac2Kaunas, Mac2Warsaw (Businet), etc. under Erasmus+, Nordplus and other programmes.

International internships

Take a chance to make an internship abroad: a lot of options in Belgium, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Czech Republic, Portugal, Cyprus, Finland, etc.

Studies based on practice

At Kaunas University of Applied Sciences, theory and practice are closely interlinked. Practical activities and professional internships make up 32.2 percent of the total study time. Students have to complete a professional internship in a business enterprise during the second, fourth, and sixth semesters.

Students find internship placements themselves or choose from the list proposed by the Department. In order to develop the competencies of employability, learners are encouraged to address enterprises and arrange placements themselves in coordination with the Department regarding the company’s suitability for the development of practical skills. 

Employment possibilities

The graduates of Tourism and Hotel Management study programme work and develop their professional careers in the Lithuanian and foreign enterprises operating in the tourism and hospitality sector, hotels, tourism agencies, tourist information centres, airlines and other tourism related businesses.

POTENCIAL CARREERS

  • hotels and other accommodation providers; you are responsible for managing employees and for planning, marketing, coordinating and administering hotel (or other accommodation establishment) services such as catering and accommodation facilities;
  • travel companies; you are responsible for organising and preparing holiday tours, observing trends in the popularity of destinations and packages, and adjusting company plans accordingly
  • tourism information centers; you provide visitors with information about transport, tourist attractions, local services and activities, accommodation, places to visit, and events;
  • or start your own business!

Access to further study

The graduates are entitled to a credit transfer system for entering level one university study programmes; they can choose Master programmes. The continuation of studies is possible in the study programmes in the fields of tourism and leisure, management, and business both in Lithuanian and/or foreign universities.

Davit Kldiashvili

Kaunas University of Applied Sciences gave me the opportunity to understand what is important to know and what skills you have to have before you enter a tourism sector as a graduate. The program is made in a way that students are involved and feel part of it from the very beginning. I am very happy to be a graduator of Kaunas UAS.

Beshr Ibrahim Mohamed Ibrahim

The academic experience and the overall student experience, high quality lectures and amazing facilities, cultural diversity of students from all over the world in the university have hugely benefited to my personal development.

Nichika Kurisu

I chose here to study Tourism and Hospitality Management because I liked the curriculum which consists of travel heritage and geography that I’m interested in. Other universities I searched do not offer that. Moreover, Kaunas city inspired me to stay here. Kaunas is the second-largest city in Lithuania and it has beautiful nature and history in the same place. I’ve been here for 5 months so far and I’m enjoying living in this city so much.

Facilities

Fully prepared infrastructure for your studies and leisure:

  • 3 Dormitories available: double or single rooms;
  • Dormitories are located 2 min away by foot from the faculty;
  • Modern library with more than 30.000 book titles, 200 periodic scientific publications, e-books, academic databases, etc.;
  • Sport club for your active life;
  • 2 canteens.

KAUNAS - Modern and cosy city to live and have fun in

Living and studying in the second biggest city of Lithuania is convenient and fun:

  • city with green parks located in the center of Lithuania
  • public transport system in the city ispunctual and affordable
  • city full of young people,and busy with cultural life (historical architecture, museums, exhibitions, concerts, festivals, etc.) – Kaunas the European Capital of Culture 2022
  • 25 flight destinations from Kaunas Airport
  • 200 km from the Baltic sea golden sand beaches, 200 lakes in the country for camping and having fun with friends
  • only 30 km away from the SPA resort Birštonas

Contacts

Kaunas University of Applied Sciences
Pramones pr. 20, LT-50468 Kaunas, Lithuania

  • +370 37 75 11 44
  • +370 123 12345
  • +370 123 12345
  • +370 123 12345
  • +370 123 12345