Information for those interested in the study program Tourism Management Dual Program (B.A.)

Vacation feelings? You can even study with us.

If you study with us today, you can change the world tomorrow. Start your career journey with the Dual Program in tourism management with one of our cooperating industry experts and us. In exciting theoretical and practical phases, you will shape a sustainable tourism according to the basic principles: Quality, Sustainability, Diversity - a perfect preparation for your job on the international stage. With us, it's all about Future from Monday to Friday.

Why us - why here?

Small groups, direct contact with the lecturers, practical relevance to the industry experts, cosmopolitan atmosphere on campus, mega opportunities on the job market, exciting practical case projects, internationality and semesters abroad possible - and last but not least: a professional and personal education as a return on investment for life.

The most important in brief

Study program

Tourism Management


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard period of study

6 semesters, Dual Program

Form of study

Full-time, alternating theory and practical phases

ECTS points


Lecture language






ZEvA until 30.09.2024

Start of study

Every year for the winter semester*

Application deadline for the summer semester

Application deadline for the winter semester

30.09. at Frankfurt UAS – with study contract from one of the cooperating companies**.

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*About the semester dates.

**Please note that your application should generally be received by the cooperating company of your choice one year before the start of your studies! This application must have been successfully submitted in advance before you can apply to us!

Description of the study program

A vacation or a business trip wants to be well planned. From tour operators, travel agencies, hotels and incoming agencies to transportation companies a smooth cooperation is required. Behind this is a highly complex system to get group, business and individual travelers to their self-determined destination quickly, safely and conveniently. The pandemic and climate change pose new challenges for the tourism industry, which on the one hand have to be overcome, but for industry insiders are also recognized as "igniting opportunities" for the "tourism of the future". What can you expect? A goal-oriented and well-founded business education that prepares you professionally, methodically and linguistically (English/Spanish) for the tourism industry in a national and international context. Knowledge that you will be able to put into practice already in the business study sections. Varied excursions and attractive practical case projects enrich your everyday study. The basic principles: Quality, Sustainability, Diversity play a decisive role throughout your studies!

Career prospects

This degree program is aimed at students with a strong affinity for business administration and the tourism industry who are interested in starting a career in a cooperating company. However, the dual study program also qualifies you for other diverse management tasks in small, medium and large tourism companies.

Study structure

The dual study program is designed for six semesters. The theoretical and practical phases take place alternately (usually every 12 weeks) at Frankfurt UAS and in the cooperating company. You will benefit from the practical experience gained during the practical study phases and from the opportunity to establish far-reaching contacts within the company and beyond. You will also receive a training allowance from the cooperating company for the entire duration of your studies!

The Dual Program Tourism Management - Tourism Management (B.A.) combines the imparting of theoretical knowledge and skills at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences with the application and consolidation within the framework of operational study sections in the cooperation companies of the tourism industry. The significance of the dual profile lies in the combination of university studies and professional practice, which enables you to integrate your university studies with your professional qualification. The integration aims to give efficiency-enhancing impulses to both your studies and your professional activity. The in-company study sections give you the opportunity to test, observe and discuss the acquired knowledge, skills and methods in your in-company activities and, beyond that, in higher-level decision-making situations. Experience from professional practice is guaranteed through case study work and applied project work in the tourism modules, among others.


1st semester

  • Introduction to business administration and key competencies
  • Business Mathematics
  • Personnel and organization
  • Business English
  • Private Business Law
  • Tourism Management I
  • Spanish for Tourism Management (A1)
  • Operational study section I

2nd semester

  • Microeconomics
  • External accounting
  • Management skills and methods of business administration
  • Business Informatics
  • Tourism Management II
  • Spanish for Tourism Management (A1)
  • Operational study section I

3rd semester

  • Macroeconomics
  • Internal accounting
  • Statistics
  • Marketing
  • Tourism Management III
  • Spanish for Tourism Management (A2)
  • Operational study section II

4th semester

  • Interdisciplinary General Studies*
  • National/International Travel Law
  • Logistics and Purchasing Management
  • Tourism Management IV
  • Spanish for Tourism Management (A2)
  • Operational study section II

5th semester

  • Controlling
  • Finance and Investment
  • Applied IT project and requirements management
  • Practice Case Project
  • Tourism Management V
  • Spanish for Tourism Management (B1)
  • Operational study section III

6th semester

  • Bachelor thesis with colloquium
  • International and Cross Culture Management
  • Tourism Management VI
  • Spanish for Tourism Management (B1)
  • Operational study section III

*As part of the Interdisciplinary Studium Generale, which serves to promote interdisciplinary thinking and cooperative action, you will come into contact with topics such as social media or quality management in collaboration with students from other departments.

  • The dual bachelor program Tourism Management - Tourism Management (B.A.) comprises 210 credit points (ECTS) and has been accredited by ZEvA.
  • Upon successful completion of your studies, we will award you the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree.

In addition to many good reasons for a stay abroad, there are also many ways to fulfill this dream. We support you from the initial idea through the application process to the actual planning.

A semester abroad is not a fixed component of the dual study program Tourism Management at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Frankfurt UAS), but with a little self-organization it is definitely possible. The partner universities of Frankfurt UAS are spread all over the world and make it possible to go abroad. In addition, some companies also offer the opportunity to spend a practical phase abroad during the company study sections.

Up'n away - testimonials from students who have been abroad as part of their tourism studies:

Universidad Regiomontana in Monterrey, Mexico - WS
2016/17Sarah R. went to Mexico in her 3rd semester at Frankfurt University. Here she reports about her experiences. To the report.

Universidad Regiomontana in Monterrey, Mexico - WS 2016/17
Together with two other fellow students Luisa V. spent her semester abroad in Monterrey, Mexico and was able to gain unique experiences there. To the report.

University College of the Cayman Islands - WS
2019/20Dana E. studied at the University College of the Cayman Islands during
her 5th semester. She experienced a lot and reports about it here. To the report.

California State University Monterey Bay, USA - WS 2019/20Ilka S. spent her
3rd semester in Monterey, California and gained a lot of experience there. To the report.

Other documents such as class schedules, applications, etc. can be found at: My studies.


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Iris TeutReferentin Tourismusmanagement
Building BCN (City Gate), Room 227
Fax : +49 69 1533-2903

Contact concerning application and enrollment

Head of degree course

Prof. Dr.
Kerstin Wegener
Head of degree course Tourism Management (BA)
Building BCN (City Gate), Room 227

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