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

1.5 YEARS

90 ECTS

ENGLISH OR GREEK

DISTANCE LEARNING

AWARDED BY NEAPOLIS UNIVERSITY

PROGRAMME’S PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

The MBA Programme in Tourism provides a general management post graduate and post experience education for those aspiring to or already at senior management level in tourism companies and organizations and equip them to perform effectively in managerial positions. Accordingly, the aim is not only to pursue an academic theoretical study, but rather to enable theory to apply in tourism companies or organizations practice such as programming, organizing and operation aspects of a tourism company. It is a degree which utilizes participants’ work experience, but at the same time instils new skills and provides new knowledge in a real-life business environment. Thus it will develop participants’ ability to make informed decisions about their practice, broaden and deepen understanding of business and management function and processes; foster skills of business research, analysis, synthesis and creativity so as to enhance decision-making and promote organizational well-being within the context of a continually changing and competitive business environment; encourage innovation and awareness of the role of information and technology in innovation; develop awareness of ethical, social, environmental and global issues affecting management decisions in tourism companies.

The MBA in Tourism is a distinctive Programme that encompasses the study of tourism market understanding, leadership, information technology, globalization, strategic planning, and related areas. The program adopts a holistic view of tourism, integrating commercial, technological, financial aspects, and leadership challenges. The Programme curriculum is designed to equip current and future tourism company leaders with the skills, knowledge and tools they need to manage tourism business successfully.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EUROPEAN QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK

Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to:

PLO 1: Use a variety of analytical techniques to identify a complex business problem, generate and compare alternatives and develop a solution in the tourism sector.

PLO 2: Implement the appropriate research skills and tools (information technology and / or quantitative analysis) to solve problems in the tourism sector.

PLO3: Integrate their functional knowledge in applied settings (e.g. case analyses, group projects, research papers).

PLO 4: Demonstrate knowledge relating to the concept of value creation and the role played by each functional area of a tourism company.

PLO 5: Define key components of the tourism business operating environment(s) and explain how these components impact organizational performance and decisions.

PLO 6: Argue in professional settings, including: professional presentations and persuasive presentations.

PLO 7: Produce scientifically substantiated professional environmental assessment reports in accordance with the relevant standards.

PLO 8: Cooperate and work effectively with others within the context of multidisciplinary and culturally diverse environments of the tourism sector.

PLO 9: Demonstrate maturity, academic ability and expertise to be employed in the tourism industry straight after.

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 type
DMBA550Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis Compulsory
DMBA561 Marketing Management & Business Communication Elective
DMBA580 Leadership and Organizational BehaviourElective
DMBA500 Research Methods and Data Analysis Compulsory
DM515 Digital Marketing Elective
MBA584 Entrepreneurship and InnovationElective

SEMESTER 2

CodeCourse titleCourse type
DTOUR520 Tour Operating Management Compulsory
DTOUR530 Management and Development of Hospitality Business Compulsory
DTOUR550 Economics of Tourism and Hospitality Compulsory
DTOUR570 Strategic Destination Management Compulsory

SEMESTER

CodeCourse titleCourse type
DTOUR500 Dissertation Compulsory

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.

The programme structure may change without prior notice, as a result of quality assurance procedures or/and programme recertification.

APPLY FOR THIS PROGRAMME

Register your interest and one of our admissions consultants will contact you with guidance and additional information.

FACULTY & STAFF OF THE PROGRAMME

Eirini Vlassi

Lecturer, Management and Marketing of Tourism Businesses and Destinations

Coordinator of the MBA in Tourism

Eirini Vlassi is currently a lecturer in Neapolis University Pafos in the field of management and marketing of tourism business and tourism destinations. She is also an adjunct lecturer, teaching Strategic Tourism Management, in the MBA in Aviation and Tourism Management offered by the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences....

Sofia Daskou

Associate Professor in Business and Customer Management

Coordinator of the MSc in Digital Marketingκ and ERASMUS

Dr Daskou has served at the University of Plymouth, as Director of Postgraduate Programmes of Plymouth Business School, Relationship Development Manager and a lecturer in Marketing...

Georgios Deirmentzoglou

Lecturer in Business Administration

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

Evanthia Kardoulia

Lecturer in Tourism Law

Dr. Evanthia Kardoulia holds a Ph.D. in Law from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, an LL.M. in Tourism  Law from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and an LL.B. from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.....
Dikaios Tserkezos

Dikaios Tserkezos

Professor in Econometrics and Economics Computers software

Demetris Georgiou is a qualified accountant currently working for his own accountancy and audit practice in Paphos. Between 2004 and 2008 he studied accounting at the University of Cyprus...

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