For decades, tourism has experienced continuous growth until it became one of the fastest growing economic sectors. Along with professionals in the Tourism sector, graduates in Business Administration and Management form today one of the groups with the highest number of professional opportunities. That is why The Ostelea School of Tourism and Hospitality is pleased to present a new Degree in Tourism and Leisure with mention in Business Management and Tourist Destinations.
The Degree in Tourism and Leisure with mention in Business Management and Tourist Destinations is intended for anyone who seeks to obtain valuable knowledge in both industries and thus the student of this itinerary will obtain training in two areas that are interrelated. With this degree, the Ostelea International University School responds to the growing need for professionals with an interdisciplinary profile, which will allow its students to learn skills to solve situations and challenges related to both Tourism and Leisure and Business Management.
At Ostelea we train future leaders, managers and professionals in the tourism sector with great academic rigor from a multicultural vision open to the international world and, in this training offer, we offer a special mention in the world of business management and touristic destinations. Our educational center maintains a close relationship with the business ecosystem.
Why study a Degree in Tourism and Leisure with a mention in Business Management and Tourist Destinations in Ostelea
Focused on executive training
Our Degree is focused on developing the skills that the business sector demands of its future managers. That is why, together with curricular competences, managerial skills are enhanced through a wide spectrum of management workshops, cycles with sector executives and development of business projects.
University Degree + Master (4 + 1)
The international projection of Ostelea leads us to bring the training of the Degree in Tourism and Leisure to levels of the most advanced training systems in the world. The students of the Degree carry out a training of 5 academic courses (optional master), thus obtaining the official degree + Master's degree specialization within the area of interest.
In English / Spanish, with 73% of subjects in English.
The Degree, being bilingual, requires a minimum level of B2 to be able to follow the classes taught in English, therefore, and with the aim of supporting the learning process of our students, an interactive online English course is offered free of charge, which the student will be able to continue autonomously and voluntarily throughout the Degree. The course is comprised of four levels: Elementary, Intermediate, Lower Intermediate, and Upper intermediate . The course has been designed by professionals and has the seal of Grupo Planeta.
Ostelea also offers the student the interactive My English Grammar Lab platform by Pearson , in such a way that the follow-up of the language learning is totally personalized. This platform is designed by Pearson, a publisher with a long tradition in the English language learning sector.
At Ostelea we offer you compulsory practices during the 4 courses of the Degree. In this way, you will have practical training in leading companies in the tourism and leisure sector, while creating a professional CV that will facilitate your insertion into the world of work.
The curricular practices have the objective that the student consolidates and puts into practice the professional competences and skills learned in each academic year.
Academic practices are supervised by an academic tutor and require a Training Project and a co-tutor in the place where they take place. They are compulsory and comprise 30 ECTS credits distributed in the four courses (6 credits in the first, second and third courses, and the remaining 12 credits in the fourth course).
Subjects related to the internship:
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From the 3rd year on, students have the possibility of completing one or two semesters at an international university from the Ostelea network of academic partners.
For our Degree, student mobility is a fundamental formative vector because:
- It broadens the offer of subjects and teaching didactics that make up the academic experience of the Degree.
- Strengthens adaptability to new professional contexts and enhances networking.
- It favors the knowledge of other cultural realities that contribute to personal maturation.
The main mobility programs that students of the Degree in Tourism and Leisure of the Ostelea University School of Tourism can take are the following:
The Erasmus program: through this program the student can take a quarter or two semesters at higher education institutions in the European Union and other associated countries. Ostelea has signed mobility agreements with several European universities. This program allows compatibility with grants for Erasmus scholarships from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, with Ajuts MOBINT grants (AGAUR, Generalitat de Catalunya), with travel grants from the University of Lleida, and with the Formula Bank Scholarships Santander.
The Erasmus Internship Program: This program allows you to obtain an Erasmus scholarship to develop an academic internship in a company or institution from another country of the European Union, Macedonia and Turkey. This program can only be made compatible with mobility grants from the UdL.
The UdL Mobility Program: This program allows academic mobility with universities in countries outside of Europe, such as Mexico, the United States, Canada or Chile, among others. This program allows compatibility with grants for Erasmus scholarships from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, with Ajuts MOBINT grants (AGAUR, Generalitat de Catalunya), with travel grants from the University of Lleida, with grants for mobility trips solidarity of the UdL, and with the Formula Scholarships of Banco Santander and Iberoamerican Scholarships of Banco de Santander.
The main national mobility programs that students of the Degree in Tourism and Leisure of the Ostelea University School of Tourism can take are the following:
The SICUE program: the Exchange System between Spanish universities, a program inspired by the Erasmus experience and enables exchanges between the students of the different universities in Spain.
The DRAC Program: the DRAC program aims to enhance the mobility of all levels of the university community of the member institutions of the Xarxa Vives d'Universitats –universities of Catalonia, the Valencian Community and the Balearic Islands, in addition to the University of Andorra and some higher education centers in southern France.
The Stella Program: the Stella program of the Compostela Group of Universities that allows the student to do internships at other national and international universities.
Procedure for international and national mobility
The Ostelea University School of Tourism has a Director of International Projects, who will be in charge of managing the agreements and providing orientation to the students of the places and of the subjects they can enroll.
The center will evaluate the mobility of the degree every three years, especially the international one, analyzing the academic and training aspects, the satisfaction of the student, the teaching staff and the academic or business counterpart, and evaluating all those aspects related to administrative management. (Before and after completion of the stay, special attention will be paid to the credit recognition mechanisms).
International internship mobility may be carried out by students from the third academic year. It should be borne in mind that the UdL regulations in this regard allow, if the academic nature of the practice requires it, academic practice during the summer or other vacation periods.
Likewise, for the management of all this operation that connects with the identity of the degree, the International Projects Directorate, coordinated with the PDI responsible for the practices of the center and in constant collaboration with the Office of International Relations of the University of Lleida, will regulate and it will manage all the agreements with foreign universities, companies and foreign institutions, and will be in charge of managing both the internships and the different mobility scholarship programs that in certain cases facilitate them if necessary.
The stipulated procedure for international mobility related to internships is as follows: the Ostelea University School of Tourism will publish annually at the beginning of the course the list of internship places available in foreign universities, companies and institutions.
This information will also incorporate the place, training objectives of the practice, the duration, the co-tutor responsible, the form of evaluation and all those technical aspects that are significant. In the event that this practice is carried out outside the school period, the student must contract supplementary insurance if necessary. Students must submit the following documentation to the Ostelea International Projects Directorate in the period that it will establish to designate the beneficiaries of the places:
- Application form granted by Ostelea
- Curriculum Vitae of the candidate
- Motivation letter
- 2 color passport photos
- Photocopy of the passport
Once the candidate has submitted the corresponding documentation, it will be sent to the destination university or center and she will decide, according to her protocols, to grant one or another candidate within the period stipulated by the destination center.
In all these cases, there must be an Educational Agreement between Ostelea and the foreign university center, company or institution that offers a place to carry out an internship, which will follow the model established by the Office of Management of External Academic Practices of the UdL.
It is worth mentioning that some of these practices could be carried out under the auspices of the specific Erasmus program for practices, so the form of their organization could vary from this general model.
Tourism Skill Development Program
This exclusive program that Ostelea places at the service of its students has been designed jointly with the most innovative companies in the sector. This program is aimed at strengthening the competencies and skills of students in areas such as: managerial skills, coaching, emotional intelligence, public speaking, non-verbal language, improvisation management and stress management through yoga skills, among others.
Innovative methodology and pedagogy
The educational experience in our Degree in Tourism includes the following teaching methodologies:
Case method, to analyze real situations, assess various scenarios and contrast the advantages and challenges of different decisions.
Problem-based learning, to enhance analytical skills, learn to manage complex situations and increase the innovative capacity of potential solutions.
Project development, to promote holistic thinking and the use of interdisciplinary analysis techniques.
Transversal Project, to apply knowledge of all the subjects of a course in a company, destination or event of tourism or leisure.
Business Game, to put into practice the knowledge acquired through the use of a simulator of various tourist services in a competitive context.
Orientation and tutorial
Welcome days, this activity takes place before the start of the academic year and aims to provide the necessary tools and activities to facilitate the integration of the student in Ostelea before the start of the course.
In addition to presenting the program and the Management team, the services to be offered and the operation of the school are explained.
Tutorial Action Plan, is developed taking as a reference the Néstor Program of the University of Lleida and pursues the following objectives:
- Offer support to students.
- Provide adaptation mechanisms to the university environment.
- Improve orientation and attention to students (personal, academic and professional).
- Promote peer relationships as a complement to training.
- Contribute to the improvement of academic quality.
- Promote the achievement of the personal and professional training project.
Within this framework, individual and group tutoring, non-curricular workshops and mentoring are carried out.
The Degree in Tourism and Leisure will allow you
- Respond to existing training needs
Our Degree offers you a wide range of skills and competences that respond to the growing demand for professionals who are experts in tourism and leisure. Through innovative training, it will allow you to work in any of the functional areas of tourism and leisure companies, as well as in public entities and international organizations specialized in these sectors.
- Generate specialization profiles
Specific that contemplate both the needs of business management and the management of collective aspects and, in particular, the tourist use of natural and cultural resources.
- Internalize and raise awareness
On the scientific, economic, social, territorial and personal relevance of issues related to tourism and leisure.
- Homogenize the transmission of knowledge In the field of tourism and leisure, avoiding the fragmentation of the content to be taught by excessive areas of knowledge.
- Encourage the development of critical thinking
On the role and consequences of tourism and leisure developments in an unequal and globalized world like today.
This Degree in Tourism and Leisure consists of 240 ECTS credits, distributed over four years. Its structure, content sequencing and academic organization are prepared based on the premises that frame Royal Decree 1393/2007, of October 29, which establishes the organization of official university education in our country, modified by the Royal Decree. 861/2010; and the principles and philosophy of the European Higher Education Area, which are legally established in Spain through the Organic Law to Modify the Organic University Law, LOMLOU, of 2007.
The Degree in Tourism and Leisure is led by María del Pilar Leal L., International Doctor and Cum Laude unanimously, in Geography, Territorial Planning and Environmental Management by the University of Barcelona (2013). He has completed a Master in Geography, Territorial Planning and Environmental Management with a specialty in local and regional development from the same university (2009).
Dr. Leal has written books and scientific articles on gastronomic tourism and the processes of food supply and marketing in indexed magazines, and participated as an author in book chapters on topics related to new tourist phenomena. She has taught at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Barcelona, at the CETT School of Hospitality and Tourism, has been a professor and guest at Aalborg University in Denmark, and at the Externado University in Colombia. He has participated in numerous international conferences organized by prestigious universities and institutions such as University of Oxford.
Professionally, she has been an international consultant in Berlin and Bogotá, and academic director of the official Ostelea Postgraduate programs during the 2015/2016 academic year. Currently, María del Pilar is a teacher of Ostelea's Undergraduate and Graduate programs, Director of the Degree in Tourism and Leisure and Director of the Center for Research, Dissemination and Innovation in Tourism (IDITUR Ostelea).
The admission process guarantees the suitability of the candidates, in this way all the participants will be able to take full advantage of this learning experience.
- Be in possession of the Baccalaureate degree or equivalent and pass the University Entrance Exam (PAU).
- Be in possession of a title of Higher Technician in Vocational Training, Higher Technician in Plastic Arts and Design or Higher Sports Technician (or equivalent degree).
- Have passed the University Entrance Exam for over 25 years.
- Have passed the University Entrance Exam for over 45s.
- Be over 40 years old and have passed the access by accreditation of work or professional experience.
- Being in possession of a university degree or equivalent.
- Coming from educational systems of the European Union or other States with which Spain has signed international agreements, meet the academic requirements of their home systems to access their universities and have obtained the credential issued by the UNED. It is worth bearing in mind here the new Royal Decree 967/2014 of November 21, which establishes the requirements and the procedure for the homologation and declaration of equivalence to the degree and official university academic level and for the validation of foreign studies of higher education, and the procedure to determine the correspondence to the levels of the Spanish framework of qualifications for higher education of the official titles of Architect, Engineer, Graduate, Technical Architect, Technical Engineer and Diploma.
- Proceed from other foreign educational systems, bearing in mind here the new Royal Decree 967/2014 of November 21, which establishes the requirements and the procedure for the homologation and declaration of equivalence to the degree and official university academic level and for the validation of foreign higher education studies, and the procedure to determine the correspondence to the levels of the Spanish framework of qualifications for higher education of the official titles of Architect, Engineer, Graduate, Technical Architect, Technical Engineer and Diploma.
- Having completed partial or total foreign university studies that have not obtained the homologation of their degree in Spain.
- Other assumptions that may be determined by current legislation.
The participant who successfully completes the program will obtain a Triple Degree:
- The title of Degree in Tourism and Leisure from the University of Lleida. (official)
- The Bachelor's Degree in Tourism and Leisure from The Ostelea, School of Tourism & Hospitality. (own)
- The Bachelor's Degree in Tourism and Leisure by EAE Business School. (own)
Ostelea makes a scholarship program available to students enrolled in the University Degree in Tourism and Leisure, with the aim of financially supporting those who demonstrate a profile, both personally and academically, that is optimal for their professional development within the world of tourism .
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