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International Tourism Management / Health & Medical Tourism, B.A.

Faculty European Campus Rottal-Inn

This degree will teach students a broad and methodological expertise through practical teaching on the basis of economic fundamentals. The specifics of business and tourism, key skills , implementation competence and the ability to innovation will be developed. Students will acquire social and international skills, enabling them to competently and safely manage the complex and cross-cultural environment of tourism and in particular health and medical tourism. In light of the increasing globalization of the tourism industry, we place great importance on the development of our students' language skills.

Fact Sheet International Tourism Management

Degree: Bachelor of Arts(B.A.)

Duration: 7 Semester

Start: Winter semester

Location: European Campus Rottal-Inn, Pfarrkirchen

Course language: English

Admission requirements :


  • Prior knowledge in the basics of economics would be advantageous
  • Level B2 English language skills

Fees : No tuition fees, only €52 student service fee per semester

Contact : welcome@th-deg.de

Career Prospects

This degree focuses on a diverse qualification which enables gradutes to launch careers in a wide variety of areas throughout the health and tourism sector. They are able to effectively manage high-level daily business and competently implement projects using their expert knowledge. In addition, graduates should be able to take over the management of smaller companies as well as work in a wide range of leadership roles in health and tourism industries.

Graduates work with a systemic approach in a scientifically founded and ethically reflected manner. This objective is aided by the practical section of the course which includes internships in selected national and international institutions and organizations that work in close coordination with the Deggendorf Institute of Technology.

In order to reach the learning objectives outlined, a practice-oriented, applied approach is of particular importance. The application and transfer of scientific knowledge to concrete
current issues in health and medical tourism is ensured through the programme’s focus on diverse areas of application. Through participation in inter-professional projects, teamwork skills and interdisciplinary competencies will be developed. The flexible course structure allows students to develop technical, career field-oriented skills early on in their studies.

Career prospects are in:

  • Hotels
  • Wellness facility management
  • Clinics
  • Organisations
  • Assistances
  • International health agents
  • Travel agencies
  • Airlines
  • Research

Subject Overview

Overview of the courses (From the Study and Examination Regulations, WS 15/16), Weekly Semester Hours (SWS) and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) for the programme Bachelor of International Tourism Management.


1st Semester                        


Foreign Language I1 4 4
Personal & Scientific Development 4 6
Applied Statistics & Data Analysis 4 5
Fundamentals of Business Administration 4 5
Economy & Society 4 5
Fundamentals of Tourism Management 4 5
2nd Semester SWS ECTS
Foreign Language II1 2  2
Compulsory elective subjects of a general academic nature (AWP) 2  2
Accounting & Controlling 4  5
Marketing Principles 4  5
Quantitative & Qualitative Research 4  6
Medical Basics for Health Tourism Professionals 4  5
Legal Aspects of Tourism 4 5
3rd Semester SWS ECTS
Foreign Language III1 4  4
Compliance, Process & Quality Management 4  6
Digital & Services Marketing 4  5
Strategic Management & Leadership 4  5
Hospitality Management 4  5
Project Management 4  5
4th Semester SWS ECTS
Foreign Language IV1 2 2
Compulsory elective subjects of a general academic nature (AWP) 2 2
Intercultural Management 4  5 
Innovation, Product Development & Service Design 4 5
Tourism Geography & Tourism Planning 4 6
Medical Wellness & Spa Management 4 5
Health Care Management & Health Provision 4 5
5th Semester SWS ECTS
Internship (18 weeks) - 26
Block Seminar to accompany the internship (PLV) 1 2  2 
Block Seminar to accompany the internship (PLV) 2 2 2
6th Semester SWS ECTS
Bachelor Thesis Tutorial (Scientific Workshop) 4  5
Nature-based & Sports Tourism Management 4   5 
Entrepreneurship 4  5
Contemporary Issues in International Health Tourism 4  5
Destination Management (German) 4  5
Tour Operator Management 4  5
7th Semester SWS ECTS
Bachelor Thesis - 10 
Transport & Mobility Management 4 5
Urban & Cultural Tourism 4 5
Ethics & Sustainability in International Tourism 4  5 
Applied Destination Management (German) 4 5
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"Foreign Language I - IV" modules are ascending courses in a foreign language which focuses on subject-related language skills, as outlined in the academic regualations. Students whose native language is not German must complete four ascending courses in German (German I - IV) with double the hours (8 semester hours per week), instead of "Foreign Language I - IV" classes.