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Bachelor's Degree in Tourism

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Bachelor's Degree in Tourism
Bachelor's Degree in Tourism
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Student profile: Students wishing to study the Bachelor's Degree in Tourism have to show the maturity and adaptation skills needed to start a degree that trains its students in order to incorporate them into a dynamic and changing labor market.
Tourism is a multidisciplinary system, so students must have a profile with the ability to get along in areas such as geography, history, languages, art, business organization and economics, in addition to showing motivation and enthusiasm for the degree.

Official Degree:Bachelor's Degree in Tourism

Learning Center: Social Sciences School

Academic year it was implemented: 2008-2009

Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences

Places offered: Classroom attendance: 45

Professional Competences Development Area (workshops): Communication, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Innovation and Creativity, Negotiation, Teamwork, Leadership, Project Management.

Total Credits 240 credits.
Minimum 12 ECTS credits and maximum 90 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic year

Languages: - This degree is taught in Spanish
- In the Curriculum subjects are offered in English

Academic Regulations: General student’s regulations. Credit transfer and recognition. Regulation of student participation.

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Tourism: a key sector for the Spanish and world economy

The Bachelor's Degree in Tourism at Nebrija University is the only program in Spain designed with the support of an advisory council that incorporates the main organizations in the sector, such as Iberia, Viajes El Corte Inglés, Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero (the Hotel Industry Technology Institute) and the World Tourism Organization - UNWTO.

All students in the program take part of their studies at the best universities in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Australia or Germany, thus encouraging the creation of an international network of contacts that will last their entire professional life. They also have a Mentors Club, made up of professionals from the sector, who accompany each of them from the beginning of their education until the completion of their Bachelor's Degree.

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Tourism is one of the main engines of the Spanish and world economy. One in 11 jobs worldwide is tourism. A sector in constant growth, in which companies and institutions demand more and more professionals with extensive training and dynamics.

For this, Nebrija University offers students this Bachelor's Degree in Tourism, which prepares the student to enter the labor market through comprehensive training and based on a specialized curriculum. This program has been designed based on the needs of the tourism sector and is reinforced by extra-curricular activities such as conference series, discussion days and visits to companies and institutions.

Nebrija University has a commitment to its students and that is to promote their employability. Therefore, students complement their training with professional internships in the most competitive tourism companies, both national and international, such as Meliá Hoteles, NH Hoteles, Iberia, Viajes El Corte Inglés and ICTE (Institute for Spanish Tourism Quality).

In addition, Nebrija University's Department of Tourism actively participates in the Tourism Board of Spain, chaired by Abel Matutes, president of Palladium Hotel Group and former Minister of Foreign Affairs.


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Practical education in an international campus with over 50 nationalities

A sector with high employability

Tourism is one of the main engines of the Spanish economy. A sector in constant growth, and therefore companies and institutions increasingly demand a complete and prepared professional.

Specialize in Tourism Business Management

The curriculum has been designed to train students in management and organization of tourism companies, in any field, such as hotel management, for example.

Complement your training with languages

Languages are a basic element in the tourism sector. This curriculum allows expansion of the student's training in English (mandatory) and two other languages, where they choose between German, French or Chinese.

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Diploma in English Professional Skills

Nebrija University, which is strongly committed to languages and quality, provides the student with an academic certification in English, an ideal complement to achieve the B2 and C1 levels.

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Subjects in Professional Competencies

Promotion of skills oriented towards employability, management skills, coaching, personal branding and any other topic related to professional and social development, which may be chosen by the student to enrich his/her personal and professional education.

The University puts within reach of students a total of three subjects to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become a competent professional within the demands of the current labor market.

Interdisciplinary Learning Courses
Interdisciplinary Learning Courses We train our students in interdisciplinary studies from the first day

Since the 2019-2020 academic year, we offer a program of interdisciplinary subjects or ILC (Interdisciplinary Learning Courses) per year, with diverse contents, which broadens the curriculum of the students, trains them in other disciplines and allows students from different areas to meet each other.

Each academic year, students in face-to-face bachelor's degrees can choose two ILC subjects with 3 ECTS credits, one per semester, out of the 30 subjects offered each course. Some are taught in English and others in Spanish.

Why wait to discover the professional and interdisciplinary world if you can start experiencing it at the University?

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Study Tourism in Madrid

Study in a unique program, designed with the support of an advisory council made up of UNWTO, Turespaña and the Hospitality Business Confederation of Spain, and which allows students to specialize in the management of tourism and hotel companies.

Curriculum


BOE No. 91, of April 14, 2009

All our degrees and curricula have been prepared in accordance with the new guidelines set by current legislation, having already been verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment.
The student must take 240 credits


First year 60 ECTS


  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Economy applied to the tourism sector inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | The Company and its Environment inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Tourism resources inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Modern Languages I: German I or French I
  • 6 ECTS | Structure of the tourism offer inglés o español

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Technology applied to the company inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Modern Languages II: German II or French II
  • 6 ECTS | Trends in tourism demand inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Financial Accounting
  • 6 ECTS | Development of Professional Competences I inglés o español

Second year 60 ECTS


  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Applied Statistics inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Cultural heritage I inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Planning of tourist destinations inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Modern Languages III: German III or French III
  • 6 ECTS | Modern Languages IV: French I or Chinese I

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Cultural Heritage II inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Market research in tourism inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Modern languages V: Advanced English inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Modern Languages VI: French II or Chinese II
  • 6 ECTS | Development of Professional Competences II inglés o español

Third year 60 ECTS


  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Modern languages VII: French III or Chinese III
  • 6 ECTS | Evaluation of tourism impacts inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Management of people and equipment in tourism inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Analytical and Management Accounting
  • 6 ECTS | Strategic Management inglés o español

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Tourism marketing inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Innovation in tourism products inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Internationalization in the tourism sector inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Entrepreneurship in tourism inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Eval. of the Development of Skills in the Company

Fourth year 60 ECTS


  • First Semester 36 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | | Legal environment in tourism inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | New Technologies in the Tourism Field inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | E-commerce in the tourism sector inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Elective 1
    • 6 ECTS | Operations and Processes in the Hotel Sector inglés o español
    • 6 ECTS | Distribution in the Tourism Sector
    • 6 ECTS | Management of tourist destinations
    • 6 ECTS | Business and event tourism inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Elective 2
    • 6 ECTS | Business and event tourism inglés o español
    • 6 ECTS | Operations and processes in tourist distribution
    • 6 ECTS | Tourism policy
    • 6 ECTS | Protocol applied to events inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Development of Professional Competencies III inglés o español

  • Second Semester 24 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Financial management in tourism companies
  • 6 ECTS | Elective 3
    • 6 ECTS | Hotel Management inglés o español
    • 6 ECTS | Management of travel agencies
    • 6 ECTS | Tourism development models
    • 6 ECTS | Event design and organization inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Elective 4
    • 6 ECTS | Creation and management of hotel projects inglés o español
    • 6 ECTS | Creation and management of travel agency projects
    • 6 ECTS | Destination marketing
    • 6 ECTS | Marketing and communication of events inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Final Research Project

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Development of Professional Competences inglés o español 18 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Communication and Emotional Intelligence workshops
  • 6 ECTS | Teamwork and Project Management workshops
  • 6 ECTS | Leadership and Negotiation workshops
Eval. of the Development of Skills in the Company 6 ECTS

A program whose objective is to favor the practical training of the students, under the continuous supervision of the Department of Professional Careers of the University, the academic department corresponding to the degree and the company or collaborating institution where the internships are carried out. We provide advice on the choice of internships and follow-up and tutoring, always considering the professional orientation of each student.

More information on Internships in Companies List of companies and institutions where the students of the Bachelor's Degree have done internships under educational cooperation agreements
Final Research Project 6 ECTS

This project involves the development of research tasks regarding different subjects by the student under the advice of one or several professors of the Department and, occasionally, professionals from the business world. For this, the student has the possibility to choose a project from among those offered.

Legend:

  • inglés o español English or Spanish, choose between English / Spanish
  • Basic Education (60 ECTS)
  • Compulsory (84 ECTS)
  • Electives (84 ECTS)
  • External Internships (6 ECTS)
  • Final Research Project (6 ECTS)

Previous curriculum

First year 60 ECTS


  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Fundamentals of Economics inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | The Company and its Environment inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Modern Languages I
  • 6 ECTS | Structure of the tourist markets
  • 6 ECTS | Development of the Participatory and Solidarity Spirit

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Fundamentals of Marketing inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Microeconomics
  • 6 ECTS | Modern Languages II
  • 6 ECTS | Financial Accounting inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Competence Development Seminar I inglés o español

Second year 66 ECTS


  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Applied Statistics inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Sociology
  • 6 ECTS | Trends in the Global Economy inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Modern Languages III
  • 6 ECTS | Geographic Analysis of Tourism Resources

  • Second Semester 36 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Market research
  • 6 ECTS | Macroeconomy
  • 6 ECTS | Creation of Tourism Products
  • 6 ECTS | Modern Languages IV
  • 6 ECTS | Competence Development Seminar II inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Cultural heritage

Third year 60 ECTS


  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Management and organization of human resources
  • 6 ECTS | Strategic Management
  • 6 ECTS | Analytical and Management Accounting
  • 6 ECTS | Tourism Impact Evaluation
  • 6 ECTS | Tourism marketing inglés o español

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Business Management and Organization
  • 6 ECTS | Innovation and Business Creation
  • 6 ECTS | Planning of Tourist Destinations
  • 12 ECTS | Eval. of the Development of Skills in the Company

Fourth year 54 ECTS


  • Specialization in Hotel Management
  • First Semeter 24 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Tourism Legislation
  • 6 ECTS | Elective 1: Hotel Management
  • 6 ECTS | Elective 2: Operations and Processes in the Hotel Sector
  • 6 ECTS | Competence Development Seminar III inglés o español
  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | New technologies in the Tourist Sector
  • 6 ECTS | Elective 3: Evaluation of Hotel Projects
  • 6 ECTS | Elective 4: Conference and Event Tourism (MICE)
  • 12 ECTS | Final Research Project

  • Specialization in Organization and Management of Tourism Distribution Companies
  • First Semeter 24 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Tourism Legislation
  • 6 ECTS | Elective 1: Distribution in the Tourism Sector
  • 6 ECTS | Elective 2: Operations and Processes in Tour operators
  • 6 ECTS | Competence Development Seminar III inglés o español
  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | New Technologies in the Tourism Sector
  • 6 ECTS | Elective 3: Hiring in the Tourism Sector
  • 6 ECTS | Elective 4: Internationalization of Tourism Companies
  • 12 ECTS | Final Research Project

  • Specialization in Management of Tourism Destinations
  • First Semeter 24 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Tourism Legislation
  • 6 ECTS | Elective 1: Management of tourist destinations
  • 6 ECTS | Elective 2: Tourism policy
  • 6 ECTS | Competence Development Seminar III inglés o español
  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | New Technologies in the Tourism Sector
  • 6 ECTS | Elective 3: Tourism development models
  • 6 ECTS | Elective 4: Destination marketing
  • 12 ECTS | Final Research Project

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Development of Professional Competences inglés o español18 ECTS

  • 6 ECTS | Communication and Emotional Intelligence inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Teamwork and Project Management inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Leadership and Negotiation inglés o español
Development of the Participative and Solidarity Spirit 6 ECTS

The recognition of 6 credits will be arranged according to the different activities that the student carries out throughout his/her degree. They will be awarded for cultural activities, sports, student representation, solidarity and cooperation, and/or to attend one of the following subjects: Ethics of Volunteering and Human Rights.

Eval. of the Development of Skills in the Company 12 ECTS

A program whose objective is to favor the practical training of the students, under the continuous supervision of the Department of Professional Careers of the University, the academic department corresponding to the degree and the company or collaborating institution where the internships are carried out. We provide advice on the choice of internships and follow-up and tutoring, always considering the professional orientation of each student.

More information on Internships in Companies List of companies and institutions where students of the Bachelor's Degree have done internships under educational cooperation agreements
Final Research Project 12 ECTS

This project involves the development of research tasks regarding different subjects by the student under the advice of one or several professors of the Department and, occasionally, professionals from the business world. For this, the student has the possibility to choose a project from among those offered.

Legend:

  • inglés o español English or Spanish, choose between English / Spanish
  • Basic Education (60 ECTS)
  • Compulsory (84 ECTS)
  • Electives (72 ECTS)
  • External Internships (12 ECTS)
  • Final Research Project (12 ECTS)

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International


Tourism in Nebrija is synonymous with internationalization. All our students have the possibility of studying an academic year at an internationally prestigious university.

The International Mobility Office of Nebrija University makes a constant effort to monitor the agreements with the most prestigious international universities.
The Universities where our Tourism students can study are:

Country University
Alemania Germany Technische Hochschule Deggendorf
australia bandera Australia University of Technology Sydney
Austria bandera Austria Fachhochschule Salzburg Gmbh
Cyprus Cyprus InterNapa College
Costa Rica Costa Rica Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
Dinamarca Denmark University College Absalon
EEUU United States of America San Diego State University
University of Miami
University Of Central Florida
Castleton University
Italia Italy Universitá degli Studi del Molise
Università di Bologna (Campus Rimini)
Sapienza Universitá di Roma
México Mexico Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México
Universidad Marista de Mérida
Universidad Tecmilenio (Campus Cancún)
Universidad Anáhuac
portugal bandera Portugal Instituto Politécnico do Porto
puerto rico bandera Puerto Rico Universidad Ana G. Méndez
República Dominicana Dominican Republic Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)

NOTE: The host universities offered by degree may vary according to the International Mobility Program. For more up-to-date information, students can consult the online information in the International Mobility Program.

Employability


Career Opportunities

According to data from the Ministry of Education and Training (which indicates professional insertion), we are the 2nd University in employability in tourism, with 82% of our tourism graduates having been employed.

The Department of Tourism, through Nebrija University's School of Social Sciences, maintains collaboration agreements with some of the most prestigious international hotel chains, such as NH Hotels, Meliá Hotels, as well as tourism companies such as Globalia, Nuba and Rusticae; or with institutions such as Exceltur and the Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero (ITH, Hotel Technology Institute).

The transversality of the tourism sector will allow you to work in very different subsectors and positions:

Sector

  • Hotels
  • Travel Agencies (physical and online)
  • Tour Operators
  • MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions)
  • Tourism Consultants
  • Public sector (City Councils and Autonomous Communities)
  • International organizations

Positions

  • Hotel Director
  • Marketing director
  • Commercial Director
  • Sales Director
  • Director of Customer Service / Guest Relations
  • Director of CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
  • Head of Tourism Destination Planning
  • Product Development Manager
  • Head of Quality and Sustainability
  • Head of Expansion
  • Internationalization Manager
  • Revenue Manager
  • Channel Manager
  • Community Manager
  • Conventions and Congresses Manager
  • HR Manager
  • Communication and PR Director
  • Reservations Director
  • Director of Operations and Quality
  • Food and Beverage Director (F&B)

Employability recognized in the Rankings

The commitment of Nebrija University to the academic requirement, training in leading companies and institutions, innovation in multidisciplinary programs and international projection, places the University in the top positions of the most important rankings.

The International Ranking QS Stars awards Nebrija University the maximum score in the quality and satisfaction of students in teaching, employability of the graduates and the internationalization of the institution.

The national rankings also recognize Nebrija University as the first Spanish university in teaching and second in employability, highlighting its performance in research, knowledge transfer and internationalization.

Development of Professional Skills

Nebrija University, in accordance with the aims proposed in "The Nebrija Contract", directs its efforts to turn its students into valuable professionals in the labor market. To this end, the Nebrija Institute of Professional Skills (INCP) was created, which leads the training in professional skills, employability, managerial skills, coaching, personal branding and any other subject related to professional, personal and social development.

The activity of the Competence Institute covers all the activity segments of the university. On the one hand, it holds three subjects that are distributed throughout the university degree and that enable the student to effectively manage their work, proactively develop personal and professional self-improvement processes and properly guide their first steps in the labor world.

In addition, the INCP incorporates coaching modules for employability in different postgraduate programs of the university, and designs and carries out customized in-company training actions for different projects in companies and institutions.

The methodology of the actions, which are completely personalized and eminently practical, provides the participant with an adjusted analysis of their personal characteristics and their fit with the demands of the working world and the company, and offers an individualized development plan that is complemented with practical actions in which you must learn to solve real-life situations.

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Álvaro Rojas (@wanderreds): "Vaccination is going to be key in order to revive tourism"

With the aim of explaining the current situation of the tourism sector, the youngest Spanish professional traveler, blogger, photographer to travel to all parts of the world, Álvaro Rojas (@wanderreds on Instagram), held an enriching presentation organized by the Department of Tourism of Nebrija University.


Te ofrecemos una formación académica sólida e innovadora. Potenciamos el desarrollo de tus competencias y te acompañamos para que con tu esfuerzo y tenacidad, obtengas como resultado la máxima empleabilidad y crecimiento de tu espíritu emprendedor"
"We offer a solid and innovative academic education. We promote the development of your skills and we accompany you so that, with your effort and tenacity, you obtain the result of maximum employability and growth of your entrepreneurial spirit"
Ester Mocholí Decana de la facultad
Ester Mocholí Dean of the School
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Facultad de Ciencias Sociales
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The benefit of technology for Tourism

Interview with Natalia Bayona, Director of Innovation, Education and Investments at World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), where she analyzes the importance of the application of technological solutions in tourism in order to help reach more people, improve the customer experience and continue to be the largest employer of youth and women in the world. She also highlights the role of education in empowering young people to be actors of change towards a more sustainable, more modern and more innovative system.

Nebrija Tourism Week

Collaborative Economy was the central theme in the Tourism Week held at the Madrid-Princesa Campus of Nebrija University, which included experts from the sector.

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