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In seeking to provide the best possible education in the field of tourism, Final International University enjoys two major advantages provided by the founding partners of the University. The first is the more than forty years of experience of the Final Education Group in providing further and higher education programs all around Turkey; and the second is the vast applied knowledge of the DMG-Akgünler Group in the travel, tourism, and hospitality sector, encompassing a consortium of tourism establishments including the largest tour operator in North Cyprus, sea travel, accommodations, and restaurants.
In today’s diverse world, tourism and hospitality students need not only formal education in the field but also experience with practical training combining the theoretical knowledge gained in classes with workplace practice. The program of study has been critically examined and developed with experts from the tourism sector and educational professionals to make sure that graduates will have a guaranteed job guaranteed on completion of their studies.
Students on the program are challenged not only through written assessments but through a combination of work placements, assignments, presentations, guest speakers, educational visits, attendance at conferences and workshops, and participation in international competitions. These opportunities serve the very best interests of our students and enable our department to compare itself with the best hospitality and tourism schools around the world. One of our lecturers is on the executive board of Eurhodip, an association of top award-winning tourism and hospitality schools, and which represent the standards that our department is committed to meeting.
FIU classrooms have the highest levels of technology for student use and the department has labs set up with front office reservations and ticketing programs (Opera, Amadeus, etc.), kitchens with state-of-the-art design and accommodation, congress, resort, and spa facilities that are open learning labs for our students.
The location of the department also provides a unique advantage for tourism students. Çatalköy has the highest tourism bed capacity in Cyprus and consequently is the highest tourism generating region. There are historical castles dating back 2500 years. St. Hilarion Castle is known as ‘Snow White’s’ castle from Disney’s magical fairy tale story. Hz. Omer Turbesi meanwhile marks the first place where religious believers set foot to spread the word of Islam. The area is also very rich in flora and fauna as it is on the edge of the ‘Five Finger Mountains’, habitat of the famous orchids of Cyprus, and numerous wild birds. The virgin Alagadi beach is home to the endangered Loggerhead Turtles, and last but not least, Çatalköy and nearby Girne have a thriving social scene with the streets and harbor area housing many bars, cafes, and restaurants, offering students a multi-dimensional social experience when not studying.
The FIU tourism program promises students learning not only in the classroom, but also in the sector; students will not only receive a degree, but a guaranteed job; and, finally, not only have the experience of being a student in the tourism ‘honey-pot’ area of Çatalköy, Girne but a lifetime experience that they will enjoy and never forget!
Program Aim and Outcomes
The aim of the Tourism and Hotel Management program is to educate and train, through simulated and real-life professional experiences, experts and innovators in the tourism and hospitality sector.
The Tourism and Hotel Management Undergraduate Program is designed to equip students with both theoretical and practical knowledge of the rapidly changing tourism business world and with the skills to apply this knowledge in specific tourism organizations and the tourism sector more generally. The objectives of the program are to:
Provide students with advanced conceptual and applied knowledge in the field of tourism and hospitality and in the basic branches (Hotel Management, Housekeeping, Food and Beverage Services Management, Front Office Management, Travel Agencies, and Tour Operators) supported by scientific information and scientific knowledge.
Provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge of economics, business administration, and law that is relevant to occupational requirements.
Develop competent decision-making skills in difficult areas.
Ensure that students are innovative researchers and entrepreneurs.
Raise individuals with social and ethical responsibility.
Equip students with leadership abilities and the ability to communicate effectively in the environment.
Develop a high motivation for achievement, focused on success in the field.
In particular, the curriculum of the Tourism and Hotel Management has been prepared with the tourism and hospitality sector, in line with the FIU curriculum, aims to ensure that by the end of a four-year program of undergraduate study, successful students will have:
LO1 Demonstrated the ability to communicate effectively in English in both speech and writing.
LO2 Shown development in analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills as foundations for creative and innovative Tourism and Hotel Management practice.
LO3 Acquired the core concepts as well as the theoretical and practical knowledge of Tourism and Hotel Management compatible with contemporary requirements in the professional field.
LO4 Developed skills for effective planning, execution, and evaluation of Tourism and Hotel Management related tasks and projects in academic, professional, and practical contexts through individual and collaborative approaches to study and work.
LO5 Applied the skills, knowledge, responsibilities, and commitment to the quality required for high-level professional practice in Tourism and Hotel Management within both simulated and real-life contexts.
LO6 Demonstrated receptivity to the philosophy of lifelong learning and the ability to engage in both autonomous and team-based academic and professional development.
LO7 Gained sufficient academic competence in Tourism and Hotel Management to enable progression into further academic studies, including the capacity to conduct independent research and gather and interpret qualitative and quantitative data sets.
LO8 Shown responsibility and commitment to academic and professional ethics, and to civic and social responsibilities, including environmental protection, sustainability, health, safety and security issues, and ethics.
LO9 Shown awareness of the impact of Tourism in the globalizing world and developed the social and linguistic skills to underpin intercultural communication in an academic and professional context in both the mother tongue and in a foreign language.
The Tourism and Hotel Management Undergraduate degree program comprises 139 credits of full-time study which must be completed. In order to graduate, students are required to have a minimum cumulative average of 2.00 out of a possible total of 4.00.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)
FIU’s credit allocation system has also been carefully aligned with the European Credit Transfer System on the basis of 1 ECTS credit requiring 25 hours of student work both inside and outside formal classes.
A four-year FIU degree is, therefore, equivalent to 240 ECTS credits, or approximately 30 ECTS credits per semester.
Over the course of a full calendar year, in order to meet program requirements, it is expected that a student would therefore need to study 1500 hours, including classes, home study, and holiday study.
Individual courses are not currently assigned ECTS credit values, but departments will advise on equivalences and priorities.
Students graduating from the program are awarded a BSc in Tourism and Hotel Management.
Some of the tourism and hotel management positions available upon graduation are as follows:
Travel Agency and Tour Operator industry
Food and Beverage Services
Housekeeping Departments and Businesses