Why study Tourism at IQS?
Studying tourism is an exciting experience that will open up a wide range of career opportunities for you. The IQS Undergraduate Programme in Tourism and Hospitality Management is a 4-year bachelor's degree (240 ECTS) that prepares future leaders for management roles in the tourism and hospitality sector. The program combines learning competencies to manage and lead companies and developing skills related to hospitality.
We offer six specialization tracks, so you can choose the one that best suits your profile.
Our focus is on employability. 90% of our graduates find their first job within six months of graduation.
Our international dimension gives you the opportunity to work and study abroad.
Take advantage of in-company internships starting the very first year.
Learn languages such as English, German, or French.
Dual Undergraduate Programme in Innovation and Experience Design (URL-specific qualification)
The Undergraduate Programme in Tourism and Hospitality Management aims to prepare future managers in the tourism and hospitality sector.
By studying tourism and hospitality management at IQS, you will combine learning competencies to manage and lead companies in the tourism and hospitality sector and develop skills related to hospitality, essential for offering customers excellent service.
The program is structured along three main lines:
Academic rigor: the curriculum includes solid theoretical and hands-on education that will enable you to launch your career, be prepared to take on new knowledge, and be ready for the ever-changing demands of tourism and hospitality.
International dimension: this program embraces the world and emphasizes studying foreign languages, exchanges with international universities, and networking with the global tourism and hospitality industry.
Career development: you will begin to launch your career on your very first day on campus through close collaboration between the university and the business world.
More than management
The difference between the IQS Undergraduate Programme in Tourism and Hospitality Management and other national and international tourism degrees is its focus on managing and leading tourism and hospitality companies.
By studying tourism and hospitality management at the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, you will be prepared to become a future international leader in the sector, which is why you will master the necessary management skills for running a company. For this reason, more than 50% of the credits in the program are related to business management.
In addition, the program complements your education by teaching you skills focused on hospitality and customer relationships.
The career opportunities in the field of tourism opened up through the IQS Undergraduate Programme in Tourism and Hotel Management are extremely wide and range from positions of responsibility in hospitality companies, managing tourism companies, intermediation, and online marketing to positions in other related industries in which hospitality and customer service are crucial.
Upon completing their studies, graduates of the Undergraduate Programme in Tourism and Hospitality Management will be prepared to manage and lead tourism and hospitality organizations and companies engaged in the tourism, hospitality, and leisure sector.
The job placement rate for graduates of the Undergraduate Programme in Tourism and Hospitality Management and event planning is exceptionally high according to the report by the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency:
Nearly 93% of IQS Undergraduate Programme in Tourism and Hospitality Management graduates are currently employed
95% of the program's graduates were fully prepared for their positions thanks to their studies
ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET for Chemical Engineering (Curriculum 2009) and Industrial Engineering (Curriculum 2003) studies.
AACSB Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, USA all IQS School of Management programs accredited.
Aristos Campus Mundus 2015
AQU Agència per a la Qualitat del Sistema Universitari de Catalunya.
ACCIÓ Generalitat de Catalunya.
Euromaster ECTN European Chemistry Network Association
FINANCIAL TIMES Master in Management Ranking, recognition for the Master's Degree in Global Entrepreneurial Management IQS, for the 7th consecutive year. Ranked in the Top 50 worldwide (#39 position), 1rst in the International Course Experience.
SHANGHAI RANKING-GLOBAL RANKING OF ACADEMIC SUBJECT 2021 the URL is ranked as the 1st. private university in Catalonia around the world in "Management" and in the Top 100 worldwide in "Business Administration".
RANKING CYD, the URL is ranked as the 6th best university with the highest performance in Spain and the 3rd in Catalonia.
U-MULTIRANK, recognition in the following areas of knowledge in 2019:
Chemistry degrees in the 12th position: Undergraduate Program in Chemistry and Master’s Degree in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
Chemical Engineering degrees in the 13th position: Undergraduate Program in Chemical Engineering and Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering.
Industrial Engineering degrees in the 7th position: Undergraduate Program in Industrial Engineering and Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering.
In 2021 the URL, placed in the European Top 100, 5th in the Spanish university system, and 4th in the Catalan university system.
GLOBAL UNIVERSITY EMPLOYABILITY RANKING - TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION our University is in the worldwide ranking "Top 150 Global Employability" 2017 and 2018. Once again, in 2019, the URL appears in the global employability ranking, among 6 Spanish universities and 3 Catalan universities. The URL ranked as the 1st private university in Catalonia.
IQS School of Management was recognized in the Business School Ranking 2018. The Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management within the top 10 of the best management masters in the world, prepared by the Times Higher Education and The Wall Street Jornal.
EUROPE TEACHING RANKING, the URL ranked in the top 100 of best universities in Europe in teaching and among the top 6 Catalan universities. The 2nd best university in Europe in the area of Environment and the 4th in the Engagement area.
THE WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKING 2022, 1st Catalan private university, 4th in Catalonia, and 6th position in Spain.
QS BUSINESS MASTERS RANKINGS: MANAGEMENT 2022, the Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management in the "Top 100" worldwide (#73 position) and the Master's Degree in Industrial Business Management in the 131-140 position in the world.
QS BUSINESS MASTERS RANKINGS: MARKETING 2022, the Master in International Marketing in a Digital Environment in the "Top 100" worldwide (#83 position).
QS GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY RANKING 2019, URL is the 1st private university with the best results in Spain.
QS TOP 50 UNDER 50 2021, among the best young universities in the world, the URL ranked 7th in Spain and the 3rd best Catalan university.
QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS BY SUBJECT 2021, positioned as the best university in the country and the 21st worldwide in the field of Business & Management.
EL MUNDO "LAS 50 CARRERAS" Edition 2019, recognition for the Undergraduate Program in Chemistry IQS.
EL MUNDO "250 MASTER" has recognized, during several editions, the Master in Bioengineering and Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management. In the 2021 edition, the Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management is ranked in the "Top 5" and the Master in Bioengineering has been ranked as the first in Spain taught by a private university and the only taught by a Catalan university in the category of Biosciences.
U-RANKING, the Undergraduate Program in Chemical Engineering and the Undergraduate Program in Chemistry IQS in position 2 at the national level.
Universitat Ramon Llull, appears as the 1st Catalan private university in teaching and in the 4th group of universities with the best performance in Spain.
EDUNIVERSAL, the 5 masters of the IQS School of Management according to the "Best Masters Ranking 2021"
Master's Degree in Auditing and Management Control.
Dual Master’s Program in International Marketing in a Digital Environment/ International Marketing and Sales Management.
Master's Degree in Industrial Business Management.
Master's Degree in Wealth and Financial Management.
Master Global Entrepreneurial Management.
ROUND UNIVERSITY RANKING, IQS 1st position inside the private universities in Catalonia, recognized in its rankings: World University Ranking, Financial Sustainability Ranking, Teaching Ranking, Research Ranking, and International Diversity Ranking.