- Duration (years): 4
- Qualification Awarded: Bachelor of Business Administration in Tourism, Leisure and Events Management.
- Level of Qualification: 1st Cycle (Bachelor’s Degree)
- The language of Instruction: English. First and second-year courses offered also in Greek.
- Mode of Study: Full-time and Part-time. Some courses are offered on e-learning basis.
- Minimum ECTS Credits: 240
Profile of the Programme
The degree programme sets out to provide our students with a fundamental and broad understanding of the complexities of tourism, leisure and events industry. Studying in a multi-cultural environment ensures that our students gain insight into issues, such as diversity and the inter-connectivity of all aspects of the industry.
On completion of the programme the student should be able to:
- Collect and analyze data for the purpose of resolving issues directly related to TLE management.
- Develop intrapersonal and interpersonal skills.
- Confidently interact with others in a number of organizational settings.
- Communicate, both orally and in writing.
- Effectively use resources in order to ‘learn how to learn.
The TLE Management programme combines academic and vocational orientation on an equal basis as our students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through their internship and academic studies. This involves practical operational courses i.e. Airline &Travel Operation, Introduction to Travel and Tourism, Ticketing and Computerised Reservations, Managerial and Academic development courses i.e. Destination & Visitor Management alongside a strategic appreciation of industry factors such as Tourism Planning & Development and Sustainable Tourism and Cruise Services & Management.
Our graduates are able to attain gainful employment in a variety of industry sectors, both locally and abroad. In fact, many of our students are currently employed in supervisory and managerial roles while pursuing their degree. Some of the areas of employment are:
- Theme Parks
- Convention Service Manager
- Holiday Representative
- Event Planner
- Travel Agencies
- Cruise ships
- National Tourism Organisations
- Sustainable Tourism associations
- Agrotourism establishments
- Customer Service
Access to Further Studies
Graduates of the programme can be accepted into Second Cycle degrees (Master’s Degree).
Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, midterms, projects, and class participation. Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.
The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.
On completion of the programme the student will be able to:
- Analyse a problem and develop a solution.
- Utilise academic methods (e.g. using referenced arguments).
- Identify and adjust to future trends including the impact of technology.
- Appraise and apply effective behaviour and tools in a multi-social and multicultural environment taking into account the effect of social status and culture on the field.
- Determine effective approaches in an interdisciplinary context.
- Identify and use adequate tools, including appropriate software (i.e. market research, statistical analysis).
- Integrate a theoretical and applied perspective.
- Identify and use the functional areas of an organization and their relationships for effective overall organizational function.
- Demonstrate the ability for lifelong learning and development at intellectual, personal and professional levels, i.e. how, when, where - new professional and personal development is needed (e.g. rhetoric, presentation, working in teams, personnel management, keeping up to date)
- Differentiate details of business functions, as related to the field.
- Distinguish the role of internships.
- Appraise environmental impacts of business in the field.
Scholarships - Financial Aid
The University offers scholarships and financial aid to full-time students, in the form of academic merit scholarships, financial-aid assistance, athletic scholarships, and on-campus work-study programmes.