MBA in Tourism (Distance Learning)

RECOGNITIONS


The MBA in Tourism is accredited by the The Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA)

PROGRAMME INFORMATION

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1.5 YEARS

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90 ECTS

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ENGLISH & GREEK

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DISTANCE LEARNING

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AWARDED BY NEAPOLIS UNIVERSITY

OBJECTIVE OF THE MBA IN TOURISM (DISTANCE LEARNING)

The distance program MBA in Tourism of Neapolis University Pafos provides students with a comprehensive and integrated approach to the discipline of tourism and the critical sector of tourism in general. The MBA in Tourism follows a modern approach to providing the necessary knowledge for the understanding of tourism as a social and economic phenomenon. It places particular emphasis on the tourism and hospitality business administration and the management of tourism destinations. Building upon the benefits of innovation in the globalised world, the curriculum is structured around the following pillars: environmental sustainability and sustainable management of tourism organisations. Therefore, students shall be equipped with the right skills to meet the challenges faced by modern tourism businesses, in a constantly changing international environment dominated by rapid technological developments, resulting in new models of corporate governance.

The Programme is specially designed for:

  • employees -managers in tourism and hospitality businesses such as hotels, travel agencies, Tour Operators, Airlines, Cruise companies and Destination Management Organizations,
  • researchers/analysts and executives in the tourism sector worldwide,
  • employees-managers in sectors beyond tourism,
  • specialists and consultants providing expert opinions on tourism policy and development to the public and private sectors,
  • lecturers in Schools of Tourism and those who also choose to advance their academic careers to the doctoral level.

ADVANTAGES OF THE PROGRAMME

  • The international prestige and recognition of Neapolis University of Pafos.
  • Excellent academic staff with strong expertise in the taught subjects.
  • International collaborations with many Universities.
  • The flexibility of distance learning.
  • The use of advanced technology and resources.
  • The dynamic choice between synchronous and asynchronous distance education.
  • The adjustment of the MBA program to current market requirements and multiple business environments.
  • Competitive tuition fees.

TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS

This is a distance learning Programme. During the academic year, educational meetings are held for each of the courses (compulsory and optional), as follows: six (6) telemeetings of a duration of two hours with the adviser for each course, who is responsible for informing, guiding, advising and evaluating the students. These meetings are primarily aimed at the general support of students as well as in the elaboration, deepening and development of all the courses that the students are studying. The interactivity and formative assessment form part of the learning and teaching methodology. The assignments completed during the semester correspond to 30% of the final grade while the final exam corresponds to 70%. In order for the student to succeed in a course he / she must achieve, in the written assignment as well as the final examination, a grade of at least 50/100.

In the third semester students complete their MBA dissertation which corresponds to 30 ECTS.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

SEMESTER 1

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
DMBA550Financial and Managerial AccountingCompulsory7.5
DMBA560Marketing Manaement & Business CommunicationCompulsory7.5
DMBA580Leadership and Organizational BehaviourCompulsory7.5
DMBA620Quantitative Business AnalysisCompulsory7.5

SEMESTER 2

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
DTOUR520Tour Operating ManagementCompulsory7.5
DTOUR530Management and Development of Hospitality BusinessCompulsory7.5
DTOUR550Economics of Tourism and HospitalityCompulsory7.5
DTOUR570Strategic Destination ManagementElective7.5
DTOUR590Tourism Policy & PlanningElective7.5

SEMESTER 3

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
DTOUR600DissertationCompulsory30
In order to obtain the MBA in Tourism, students should successfully be examined in all the complulsory courses and their dissertation.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The academic background of each candidate based on his/her previous studies, as well as his/her foreseen ability to conclude successfully the Program are taken into account. The necessary supporting documents to be submitted with the application include:

  • Officially authenticated certificates of academic qualifications of university level (degree etc.).
  • Adequate knowledge of the English language, which is certified by the equivalent of a B2 level English language degree. By decision of the Director of the Postgraduate Studies Program, special exams or interview any other test may take place for those candidates who do not have a degree of the abovementioned level so that their ability to meet the standards of the Postgraduate Program is verified.
  • A statement of personal interest.
  • Two reference letter, at least one of which should be of academic character.

DISCLAIMER

The University reserves its right to define the electives offered on an academic year basis.

APPLY FOR THIS PROGRAMME

Complete this form here or register your interest and one of our admissions consultants will contact you with guidance and additional information.

OUR FACULTY & STAFF

Michalis Pazarzis

Professor of Maritime Studies

Coordinator of the MBA in Shipping

Michalis Pazarzis is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Piraeus (Dept. of Maritime Studies. He graduated from Law School (Dept. of Law) from the National and Capodistrian University...

Anastasia Reppas

Professor of Educational Administration

Deputy Head of the Department of Economics and Business

Coordinator of the MPA: (Direction Educational Management)

Anastasia Athanasoula – Reppa is Professor of Educational Administration and Organizational Behavior at Neapolis University Pafos in Cyprus. She holds a PhD and Master’s degree from Panteion University...

Christos Christodoulou-Volos

Associate Professor of Economics and Finance

Head of the Department of Economics and Business

Dr. Christos N. Christodoulou-Volos is an Associate Professor of Economics and Finance and since and since September 2012 the Director of Business School (BScABF, BScBA & MBA) Programmes...

Nikolaos Apostolopoulos

Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Coordinator of the MBA

Dr Nikolaos Apostolopoulos is an Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Neapolis University Pafos. He also acts as a Scientific Advisor at the Labour Institute (INE-GSEE)...

Antonis Zairis

Assistant Professor in Business Administration – Marketing

Head of International Cooperation and Professional Certifications

Antonis Zairis was born in Piraeus. He studied Political Science and holds an MBA. His doctoral dissertation was on Consumer Behavior, specializing in Retail...

Andreas Masouras

Assistant Professor in Communication and Marketing

Coordinator of the BSc Business Administration, Bachelor in Digital Business & MSc in Digital Marketingκ

Dr Andreas Masouras is Assistant Professor at Neapolis University in the fields of Marketing and Communication. He holds a PhD (Honors) from the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of the Peloponnese...

Michailina Siakalli

Lecturer in Statistics

Coordinator for ERASMUS, Internship, Student Affairs

Dr Michailina Siakalli was awarded a scholarship from the University of Sheffield and in 2008 she obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield (UK) in the field of Stochastic Differential Equations driven by Lévy Process...

Christos Papademetriou

Lecturer in Management

Coordinator of the MBA (Distance Learning)

Christos Papademetriou holds a doctorate (PhD) in Social Science from the University of Leicester, UK. The title of his thesis is “Investigating the Impact of Sequential Cross-Cultural Training on the Level of Sociocultural and Psychological Adjustment of Expatriate Mangers”...

Charalampos Chrysomallidis

Lecturer in Public Policies

General Coordinator of the MPA

Charalampos Chrysomallidis is an Economist and Lecturer in Public Policies at the Neapolis University Pafos, holding a PhD in Political Science and European Studies from University of Athens...

Sotirios Varelas

Lecturer of Strategic Tourism Management

Coordinator of the MBA in Tourism

Dr Varelas Sotirios is a Lecturer of Tourism at Neapolis University Pafos. He also taught in the Department of Business Administration University of West Attica and the Master in Tourism Business Administration Hellenic Open University...

Dimitra Latsou

Lecturer of Public Healthcare Services Administration

Dimitra Latsou is a graduate of Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Athens. She completed the postgraduate program in Management and Economic Evaluation of Professional and Environmental Health, at the Medical School of the University of Athens...

Themistoklis Lazarides

Visiting Professor in Corporate Governance, Finance and Organizational Behavior

Themistoklis Lazaridis is an economist with postgraduate studies (University of Macedonia) in business administration and a doctorate of the Democritus University of Thrace...

Georgios Deirmentzoglou

Visiting Lecturer in Digital Business

Georgios Deirmentzoglou holds a PhD degree in Business Administration from the Department of Business Administration – University of Piraeus...

Elena Polydorou

Visiting Lecturer – Teaching Assistant in Simulation Tools Support

Miss Elena Polydorou graduated from the First Lyceum Ethnarhi Makariou in Paphos. She studied Business Administration at University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki....

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