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International Tourism Management, BA

Tio Business School, the Netherlands

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
BAFull-time3 - 4 yearsJanuary, SeptemberEUR 22250 per yearEUR 22250 per year

About International Tourism Management, BA - at Tio Business School

Holidays, business trips, trips around the world ...As a tourism manager, your job is to put together trips, make smart purchasing decisions and establish contacts all around the globe. Bachelor's degree International Tourism Management: your boarding pass to the future.
You might work as, for example, a product manager, event manager, travel adviser or city marketer. You can also start your own business.

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Do you like to explore new countries and other cultures, are you commercially minded, and would you like to learn how to organise a successful event? 

If so, come develop your talents in the International Tourism Management degree programme. After completing the degree programme, you will be able to put together your own trips and organise international events on business-related and other themes. You will also know how to sell them, online and offline. As a tourism professional, you could go to work for a tour operator, for example, or start a business of your own.

The industry
Tourism remains tremendously important to the global economy. The industry has changed a great deal, thanks to developments such as online business and the COVID crisis. Travel products are evolving as well: today’s consumers are looking for unique experiences. In addition to package and group travel, the demand for tailor-made travel and sustainable options is also on the rise. This world never stands still!

Best tourism study programme
For eleven years in a row, this bachelor’s programme has taken top honours in the Higher Education Study Guide. The programme has also received the highest scores in the National Student Survey for twelve consecutive years. And the Elsevier survey on ‘Best Study Programmes 2021’ awarded the study programme a gold medal as well.

Associate degree
Do you want to earn an Associate degree in International Tourism Management? That too is possible! 

Why do students choose International Tourism Management?

  • Tio offers the option of accelerated studying: complete a bachelor’s degree in just three years.
  • The tourism sector has a strong need for young professionals with in-depth knowledge of e-commerce. That is why Tio graduates are in high demand.
  • Last year, Dutch tourists booked 78% of their trips online. The travel industry needs specialists in this field. The International Tourism Management program, therefore, combines knowledge of tourism with e-commerce.
  • You study at the Netherlands’ best tourism program. Eight years running, as elected by the Higher Education Guide.
  • Tourism involves much more than just booking a trip. MICE has become an integral part of the tourism sector, which is why event management is a major component of the International Tourism Management study program.
  • You will have many career opportunities available to you after completing this study course.
  • At Tio, you are not a number; there is a strong focus on personal development and supervision.

Study Programme

This study programme focuses on international tourism and event management. Management and entrepreneurship will play an important role as well.
You will also complete modules related to professional development and practice-oriented research. You will attend inspiring masterclasses, go on international study trips and make many choices for yourself. You can take one or two minors or do an internship with a world-famous company.

International experience
International experience is important, which is why you will complete at least one study component abroad. You can opt to do your (final) internship abroad or study at a partner university.


International tourism
The world is your playground! You will learn everything there is to know about tourism and will soon know how to develop and sell a new travel product - in a sustainable and socially responsible way, of course.

  • Tourism product knowledge
  • Tourism destinations in Europe
  • Travel planning
  • Tourism experience management
  • Tourism destinations worldwide
  • lnbound tourism
  • English
  • Destination management
  • Sustainability & global citizenship
  • Language of choice
  • Strategic tourism management

Event management
How do you come up with and organise an event? Learn how to market a successful event, and how to use that event as a marketing tool - for instance, to promote your new travel product!

  • Event management basics
  • MICE
  • City marketing
  • Strategie event management

Management and entrepreneurship
You will learn what a good business plan looks like, develop your management skills and know how to capitalise on market opportunities as an enterprising tourism professional.

  • Finance & accounting basics
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Digital marketing
  • International strategic management

Professional and personal development
During your study programme, you will develop professionally and personally. For example, by working on your communication skills such as presenting, conversation techniques, storytelling and writing. You will also complete a module on intercultural communication and work on a personal development plan. As part of this, you will practise reflecting, giving feedback and learning to deal with stress, while also taking an in-depth look at time and project management.

Practice-oriented research
Through practice-oriented research you develop an investigative approach through which you improve your professional skills. You learn how to give advice, make recommendations and design a plan or product. You will also learn how to devise solutions together with others for challenges that arise in practice. What are the exact requirements? What information do you need? And how do you collect that input in a good way?

Bachelor's in 3 or 4 years | Associate degree in 2 years 

Ambitious students have the opportunity to complete the bachelor's degree in just three years. You can also complete the bachelor's programme in four years. You can obtain the Associate degree in two years. If you start in January, it will take you six months longer to complete the programme, at no extra cost.

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Notes about fees for this course

It pays to earn a degree from Tio. It is an investment in your future. Tio is a private educational institution. Thanks to greater financial resources, Tio is able to invest in smaller classes, exciting projects, excellent lecturers and more lessons. The attention Tio pays to the quality of its education results in satisfied students and high-quality education.

The overview here applies to Dutch students and students from the EU/EEA. For non-EU/EEA students, requiring a visa, Tio has put together a package fee. Detailed information on the package fee can be found here.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Havo, vwo (any profile), mbo4-diploma.
  • Comparable diploma, e.g.: German Fachhochschulreife or Abitur (algemeine Hochschulreife), British GCE A-levels, French Baccalaureat, American High School (incl. a college preparatory programme) or secondary hotel school education.
  • CEFR: ≥ B2. TOEFL: iBT ≥ 75-80 points (Institutional TOEFL code Tio: 4764). IELTS academic: ≥ 6.0. Cambridge exam: ≥ 160 points / Cambridge First Certificate.

Fees, Funding and Scholarships at Tio Business School

Tio offers scholarships to foreign students from the European Union (EU /EEA) and to non-European students for its English bachelor courses. The scholarship is awarded for one academic year.

Tio Super Talent Scholarship

The amount of this scholarship is € 10,450 per full degree student. The scholarship is awarded for one academic year. It is possible to apply for this scholarship every year. You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • You must have outstanding study results.
  • You must have an IELTS Academic score of 7.0 or higher, TOEFL iBT score of 100 or higher, Cambridge exam of CAE-A or higher or CEFR C1 level or higher. 

Tio Talent Scholarship

The amount of this scholarship is € 5,225 per full degree student. The scholarship is awarded for one academic year. It is possible to apply for this scholarship every year. You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • You must have above average study results.
  • You must have an IELTS Academic score of 6.5 or higher, TOEFL iBT score of 90 or higher, Cambridge exam of CAE-B or higher or CEFR C1 level or higher.

How to apply for the scholarships

If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, you need to provide Tio with the following information:

  • Send your letter of motivation and curriculum vitae in English to
  • Attach a letter of recommendation in English from your former (secondary) school.
  • Attach a legalised copy of all Higher Education qualifications translated into English.
  • Attach a legalised copy of recent mark/grade lists translated into English.
  • Attach a legalised copy of your English language proficiency (IELTS/TOEFL).

Within two weeks of your scholarship application, you will be informed whether or not the scholarship can be awarded. When awarded, the scholarship is paid out as a discount on your tuition fee. All scholarships are subject to availability and only available for non-Dutch nationality students. 

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From Spain to a lot of rain: 'Totally worth it!'

Sandra Mariscal Toro is from Spain. During her time in the Netherlands and studying at Tio, Sandra was able to learn a lot of new things: “I improved my English and also learned a lot of new things about tourism. The classes are very practical and the teachers are excellent."The biggest difference between Spain and the Netherlands? Sandra: “The weather definitely. In Spain the weather is much better.” It didn’t stop Sandra and when asked if she would she recommend this to anyone she replied with a resounding: “YES!” 

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'Personal and practical'

The German Layla about Tio: “The bachelor course at Tio is not more difficult, but it has been more challenging and time-consuming so far. I really like the personal atmosphere here. At Tio I get a lot of practical experiences because of all the projects and assignments. Also all the presentations are a good exercise and good for your self-confidence.”

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'I would definitely recommend Tio to other students'

Daniel dreams of owning his own hotel one day in either Las Vegas or New York. “I’m really learning a lot from the hospitality lectures and classes at Tio. Especially the subject Rooms Division has given me some great skills and tools which I’m sure I can utilize in the future.” He would definitely recommend Tio to students at his home university and especially to the ones interested in hospitality.

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