Degree in Tourism

240 credits - Faculty of Tourism

The Degree in Tourism aims to provide students with specific training in managing businesses and institutions that are part of the most important economic sector in the Balearic Islands: tourism. The training received by students combines both theoretical and practical elements, with a structure characterised mainly by a multi-disciplinary nature combining :

  • Main core training in tourism business management (business management systems for tourism enterprises, marketing techniques, quality management, strategic positioning, accounting, etc.) and the economics of tourism (measuring and assessing the economic impact of tourism, assessing the environmental impact of tourism, etc.).
  • Language training (English, French and/or German) specifically applied to the tourism sector: specific vocabulary for tourism businesses, presentation techniques, common expressions, etc.
  • Training in tourism law (analysing the specific legal framework of the tourism sector), the geography of tourism (land resource planning and management) and cultural heritage management.
  • The practical application of knowledge acquired on the degree programme through work experience at a renowned tourism business or institution, both on the islands and overseas, lasting around 4-5 months .
  • The Final Degree Project, which is the last stage of the Degree in Tourism, where students will use the knowledge they have acquired throughout the degree programme .

Credit Summary

Core Training Mandatory Elective Subjects External Practicum Final Degree Project Total
  60   126   30   18   6 240

International Pathway

Students are offered the chance to attain the International Pathway in English accreditation certificate if they fulfil the following requirements:

  1. Passing a minimum of 30 credits for subjects taught in English (without taking into account English language classes).
  2. Meeting at least one of the following criteria:
    1. A one-year stay at a university overseas studying in a foreign language and passing 48 credits.
    2. A one-semester stay at an overseas university studying in a foreign language and passing 24 credits, as well as passing a further 24 credits in subjects taught in English on the degree course.
  3. Doing their Practicum with an intensive use of a foreign language (18 credits) or taking an additional 18 credits in a degree course taught in English.
  4. Writing their Final Degree Project in English.

In any event, the number of credits and subjects taken in English and whether the student followed the Pathway will be shown on the European Diploma Supplement, as well as any stays overseas.

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Subjects

First-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20400 - Basic Notions of Law Basic training 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20500 - Introduction to Tourism Basic training 6,0 Spanish, English 1st semester
20600 - Economic Environment Basic training 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20602 - Introduction to Markets and Financial Operations Basic training 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
21100 - Geography of Tourism Basic training 6,0 Catalan, Spanish, English 1st semester
20501 - Territorial Resources Basic training 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20502 - English I Basic training 6,0 English 2nd semester
20503 - Cultural Heritage Management Basic training 6,0 Catalan, Spanish 2nd semester
20504 - Public Law in Tourism Basic training 6,0 Spanish, English 2nd semester
20510 - Quantitative Analysis of Tourist Activity Compulsory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20607 - Introduction to Business Basic training 6,0 Spanish, English 2nd semester
Second-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20505 - Organisational Design and Human Resources Compulsory 6,0 Spanish, English 1st semester
20506 - English II Compulsory 6,0 English 1st semester
20509 - Tourism Marketing I Compulsory 6,0 Spanish, English 1st semester
20511 - Financial Accounting I Compulsory 6,0 Spanish, English 1st semester
20515 - Tourism Operations Management Compulsory 6,0 Spanish, English 1st semester
20512 - Financial Accounting II Compulsory 6,0 Catalan, Spanish 2nd semester
20513 - Microeconomic Analysis of Tourism Compulsory 6,0 Spanish, English 2nd semester
20514 - Tourism Industry Contracts Compulsory 6,0 Spanish, English 2nd semester
20516 - Corporate Finance Compulsory 6,0 Catalan, Spanish 2nd semester
Third-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20507 - French I Compulsory 6,0 French 1st semester
20508 - German I Compulsory 6,0 German 1st semester
20517 - Tourism Intermediaries Compulsory 6,0 English 1st semester
20518 - English III Compulsory 6,0 English 1st semester
20519 - Tourism Marketing II Compulsory 6,0 Spanish, English 1st semester
20526 - Taxation System Compulsory 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20520 - Macroeconomic Analysis of Tourism Compulsory 6,0 Spanish, English 2nd semester
20521 - Environmental Economics in Tourist Areas Compulsory 6,0 Catalan, English 2nd semester
20522 - Strategic Management Compulsory 6,0 Spanish, English 2nd semester
20523 - French II Compulsory 6,0 French 2nd semester
20524 - German II Compulsory 6,0 German 2nd semester
20525 - Quality Management and Customer Service Compulsory 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
Fourth-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20527 - French III Compulsory 6,0 French 1st semester
20528 - German III Compulsory 6,0 German 1st semester
20529 - Internship I Work Experience 9,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20530 - Internship II Work Experience 9,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20531 - Final Degree Project Final Assignment 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
Elective subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20537 - Balance Analysis and Management Control Optional 6,0 English 1st semester
20538 - Sustainable Tourism Optional 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20543 - Economic Context and International Conditioning Optional 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20654 - European Economics Optional 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20657 - Progress of Spain in International Order Optional 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
21141 - Planning and Assessment of Tourist Spaces Optional 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
21143 - Local Development Strategies Optional 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
21239 - Innovation Management Optional 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
21242 - International Business Optional 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
21243 - Social Responsibility and Business Ethics Optional 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
21246 - E-Marketing Optional 3,0 Catalan 1st semester
20214 - History of the Current World Optional 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20533 - English IV Optional 6,0 English 2nd semester
20534 - Financial Management of a Tourist Enterprise Optional 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20535 - Lodging Management Optional 6,0 English 2nd semester
20541 - Cultural and Natural Itineraries Optional 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20542 - Air Transport Economics Optional 6,0 English 2nd semester
20642 - Education and Labour Market Optional 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
21135 - Transport Planning Optional 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
21139 - Management and Planning of Natural Spaces Optional 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
21140 - Great Natural Regions of the World Optional 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
21235 - Entrepreneurship Optional 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
21240 - Family Business Optional 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
21241 - Management Skills Optional 6,0 English 2nd semester
20449 - Protection of Rights and Freedom Optional 6,0
20532 - Legal Protection of Tourists Optional 6,0
20536 - Food and Drink Management Optional 6,0
20539 - Evaluation of Projects Optional 6,0
20540 - Marketing of Tourist Destinations Optional 6,0
20544 - Regional Economy Optional 6,0
20545 - Responsible Tourism Optional 6,0
20546 - International Tourism Law Optional 6,0
21144 - Ecological History of Economics Optional 6,0
21236 - Labour Law Optional 6,0
21247 - Promotional Tourism Management Optional 6,0
21250 - Information Technology Management Optional 6,0

Calendar, specified by time groups

Timetable group Schedule Examinations
Degree in Tourism 1st year Group 11 (morning) schedule examinations
Degree in Tourism 1st year Group 12, 13, 15 (afternoon) schedule examinations
Degree in Tourism 2nd year Group 21 (morning) schedule examinations
Degree in Tourism 2nd year Group 22 (afternoon) schedule examinations