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International Tourism Management (Spanish) BA Honours

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Tourism is a thriving international economic sector and at Middlesex we prime our students with the skills and knowledge to get ahead in a diverse and exciting tourism management career.                 

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Il meglio: It has been a thrilling experience studying at the institution although there are tons of difficulties like the cost of living, difficulty in getting a job to support oneself financially.
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Corso realizzato: Giugno 2013
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Cosa impari in questo corso?

Spanish Language
Latin
Strategic Management
Management
Problem Solving
IT
Approach
International Tourism Management
International
Global
Public
Tourism
Industry
Aviation
Writing
Global Business
IT Management
Tourism Industry
Skills and Training
Aviation Training
Spanish
Tourism management
Language
Business Communications
Business strategies
tourist behaviour
Tourist
Events Management

Programma

Course content

What will you study on the BA International Tourism Management (Spanish)?

Your studies will be focused on tourism's impacts and wider significance in a dynamic and changing world, and throughout the course you will develop an understanding of the academic and applied aspects of international tourism. You will graduate, armed with an understanding of the characteristics of tourists, including tourist demand, demand trends and tourist behaviour, as well as the products and structure of the industry and the business environment in which it operates.

You will take Spanish language classes throughout your degree. In the final year you will advance your studies to include Spanish for global business.

What will you gain?

You will graduate with the confidence to examine, critique and evaluate various impacts of tourism upon economies, communities and the environment and how these impacts can be effectively managed.

You will also develop key transferable skills including analytical thinking and problem solving along with the ability to work effectively in teams, and be able to present and communicate business management ideas with confidence.

Modules

  • Year 1 - Spanish language beginners
    • Spanish Language for Tourism Written (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The module aims to enable students with little or no previous knowledge of the subject to acquire basic Spanish language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) but with a strong emphasis on the latter two and to promote an understanding of the Spanish/Latin American daily context in which they are located.

    • Spanish Tourism Spoken (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The module aims to enable students with little or no previous knowledge of the subject to acquire basic Spanish language skills (writing system, pronunciation,grammar, vocabulary and usage of Spanish) but more specifically aimed at developing speaking and listening within a business context. With its business tourism orientation, the module also aims to introduce students to Spanish business tourism culture and increase their awareness of the professional environment in Spanish-speaking countries.

    • The International Tourism Industry and Employability (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Tourism and Society (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The module introduces the disciplines, theories, issues and techniques in the social sciences that are relevant to the understanding of tourism in a broad social context. This includes the areas of sociology, psychology, political economy, economics, anthropology, politics and environmental studies. You will learn how these disciplines inform debates within tourism with particular emphasis upon the examination of the impact of tourism. A key aim is to demonstrate that an understanding of the social side of tourism is not a supplement to the business approach, but is essential to the successful operation of this sector.

  • Year 1 - with Spanish language experience
    • Spanish Language 2 for Tourism: Culture and Society in Spain (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This  module aims to build upon students’ abilities in Spanish language at intermediate level with a focus on the tourism industry in Spain. In addition to expanding on the four skills of language learning (listening, reading, writing and speaking), this module will provide students with an understanding of Spanish culture and society with reference to history, geography, economy and linguistic variety

    • Spanish Language 2 for Tourism: Culture and Society in Latin America (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This  module aims to build upon students’ abilities in Spanish language at intermediate level with a  focus on the tourism industry in Latin America. In addition to expanding on the four skills of language learning (listening, reading, writing and speaking), this module will provide students with an understanding of Latin  American culture and society with reference to history, geography, economy and linguistic variety. This module will expand on the skills gained in earlier modules in terms of linguistic skills and content-specific knowledge.

    • Opportunities and Resources in Tourism (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This  module aims to provide students with an understanding  of key economic concepts, theories  and skills necessary to evaluate  the economic  impact  of tourism. It  enables student to employ a data-driven approach to the evaluation of resources and opportunities in tourism as tourism professionals. The fieldwork will introduce basic research skills and also allow students to link theory to practice.

    • The International Tourism Industry and Employability (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Tourism and Society (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The module introduces the disciplines, theories, issues and techniques in the social sciences that are relevant to the understanding of tourism in a broad social context. This includes the areas of sociology, psychology, political economy, economics, anthropology, politics and environmental studies. You will learn how these disciplines inform debates within tourism with particular emphasis upon the examination of the impact of tourism. A key aim is to demonstrate that an understanding of the social side of tourism is not a supplement to the business approach, but is essential to the successful operation of this sector.

  • Year 2 - Spanish language beginners
    • Spanish Language 2 for Tourism: Culture and Society in Spain (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This  module aims to build upon students’ abilities in Spanish language at intermediate level with a focus on the tourism industry in Spain. In addition to expanding on the four skills of language learning  (listening, reading, writing and speaking), this module will provide students with an understanding of Spanish culture and society with reference to history, geography, economy and linguistic variety.

    • Spanish Language 2 for Tourism: Culture and Society in Latin America (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This  module aims to build upon students’ abilities in Spanish language at intermediate level with a focus on the tourism industry in Latin  America.  In addition to expanding on the four skills of language learning (listening, reading, writing and speaking), this module will provide students with an understanding of  Latin  American  culture and society  with reference to history, geography, economy and linguistic variety. This module will expand on the skills gained in earlier modules in terms of linguistic skills and content-specific knowledge.

    • Experiential Learning Overseas (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to develop abilities of students to independently conduct theoretically informed, ethically-rigorous primary data   collection in a mature, international tourism destination.  Students will be challenged to systematically analyse the data sets that derive from these collection processes, and to synthesise such findings with relevant secondary source material. Furthermore, students will need to clearly communicate the findings generated via the above processes by way of a creative group presentation, and a written experiential learning narrative (ELN) that conforms to professional, academic standards.

    • Contemporary Tourism Management (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to examine theories and practices of tourism management. It analyses critically the challenges faced by the tourism industry in the context of contemporary  management  functions and tourist/visitor behaviour which is a fundamental part of the module content. This module also assists students in developing professional and entrepreneurial skills in this dynamic industry such as creativity, communication, problem-solving, teamwork, project management, research and logical reasoning through planning and developing a bespoke tour itinerary guided by consumer behaviour theories.

    • Researching People and Places (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to develop critical awareness of a range of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and techniques   relevant to academic investigation of tourism industry issues. It will also develop students’ ability to relate theory to real world case study material, making clear the links between theory,  method and data. Specific attention will be paid to exploration of key research methods and techniques and their applicability to a range of tourism-related research contexts. Changes in approach, especially   the rise of qualitative approaches and techniques, will  be considered. The module will also seek to promote students’ ability to think critically –or critique –existing research.

    • Emerging Markets: China and Latin America (15 credits) - Optional

      This module examines the shift in the last decades in the world economy that has given rise to the emerging economies (China and Latin America) phenomenon, and how  the contexts it generates, impact businesses and tourism in them. Furthermore, the module examines the thriving relationship between China and Latin America that has been developing for the last decades and analyses the mutual impact for businesses and tourism on both sides.

    • Tourism Languages (15 credits) - Optional

      The module aims to enable students with little or no previous knowledge of these languages to acquire basic language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) so as to be able to communicate at a basic level on everyday situations.

    • Aviation and Transport Management (15 credits) - Optional

      This module aims to generate critically informed understanding of the relationships between the tourist  industry and key public passenger transport modes (including aviation, rail, coach and bus systems). The current standing of these modes -in terms of  public –private  relations, industry funding and management arrangements, and demand trends, will be situated within their recent historical context. The module will also directly address sustainability issues, and afford a strong focus to practical considerations relevant to securing employment in these sectors.

    • Study Abroad 1 (15 credits) - Optional

      This module aims to let students to fully experience the culture, life and everyday life of Spanish-speaking societies by spending a full year at a hot university in a Spanish-speaking  country. This module also allows students to set goals for important aspects of  the Immersion Year, to log and evaluate their experiences, to review their goals and to record and assess details of personal and academic development in a Spanish-speaking environment.

    • Tourism Enterprise and Revenue Management (15 credits) - Optional

      The  module aims to provide students with an understanding of tourism enterprise and the significance of the small businesses, which dominate the tourism sector. Enterprise-related concepts such as entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity will be analysed. Revenue  management theory and practice as well as the impact it has on tourism and hospitality businesses and customers is also a major component of this module. Students will gain the knowledge and skills required to make appropriate management decisions for sustainable financial success.

  • Year 2 - with Spanish language experience
    • Spanish Language 3 for Tourism: Tourism and Economy in Spain (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to build upon and extend students' abilities in Spanish at advanced level in business contexts, with stress on the tourism industry and to examine the input of key global economies on global business and the global tourism industry. This impact is also examined with reference to Hispanic countries, and to promote an understanding of Hispanic culture in general and in the business world. Students will analyse the main types of business communications in order to appreciate relevant specialised vocabularies and underlying cultural assumptions.

    • Spanish Language 3 for Tourism: Tourism and Economy in Latin America (15 credits) - Compulsory

      To  build upon and extend students' abilities in Spanish at advanced level in business contexts, with stress on the tourism industry. To examine the significance of the evolution of key global economies (the US, the EU and China) and the impact of their dynamic  on global business and the global tourism industry. This impact is also examined with reference to Hispanic countries, with an emphasis on Latin America. To promote an understanding of Hispanic culture in general and in the  business  world. Students will   analyse the main types of business communications in order to appreciate relevant  specialised  vocabularies and underlying cultural assumptions.

    • Contemporary Tourism Management (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to examine theories and practices of tourism management. It analyses critically the challenges faced by the tourism industry in the context of contemporary  management  functions and tourist/visitor behaviour which is a fundamental part of the module content. This module also assists students in developing professional and entrepreneurial skills in this dynamic industry such as creativity, communication, problem-solving, teamwork, project management, research and logical reasoning through planning and developing a bespoke tour itinerary guided by consumer behaviour theories.

    • Researching People and Places (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to develop critical awareness of a range of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and techniques   relevant to academic investigation of tourism industry issues. It will also develop students’ ability to relate theory to real world case study material, making clear the links between theory,  method and data. Specific attention will be paid to exploration of key research methods and techniques and their applicability to a range of tourism-related research contexts. Changes in approach, especially   the rise of qualitative approaches and techniques, will  be considered. The module will also seek to promote students’ ability to think critically –or critique –existing research.

    • Emerging Markets: China and Latin America (15 credits) - Optional

      This module examines the shift in the last decades in the world economy that has given rise to the emerging economies (China and Latin America) phenomenon, and how  the contexts it generates, impact businesses and tourism in them. Furthermore, the module examines the thriving relationship between China and Latin America that has been developing for the last decades and analyses the mutual impact for businesses and tourism on both sides.

    • Tourism Languages (15 credits) - Optional

      The module aims to enable students with little or no previous knowledge of these languages to acquire basic language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) so as to be able to communicate at a basic level on everyday situations.

    • Aviation and Transport Management (15 credits) - Optional

      This module aims to generate critically informed understanding of the relationships between the tourist  industry and key public passenger transport modes (including aviation, rail, coach and bus systems). The current standing of these modes -in terms of  public –private  relations, industry funding and management arrangements, and demand trends, will be situated within their recent historical context. The module will also directly address sustainability issues, and afford a strong focus to practical considerations relevant to securing employment in these sectors.

    • Study Abroad 1 (15 credits) - Optional

      This module aims to let students to fully experience the culture, life and everyday life of Spanish-speaking societies by spending a full year at a hot university in a Spanish-speaking  country. This module also allows students to set goals for important aspects of  the Immersion Year, to log and evaluate their experiences, to review their goals and to record and assess details of personal and academic development in a Spanish-speaking environment.

    • Tourism Enterprise and Revenue Management (15 credits) - Optional

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