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

Calendar, specified by time groups

Available from 01/07/2019