About the Program

The aim of this program is to educate individuals who will fulfill the executive managerial positions of the tourism industry where dynamic and qualified individuals are needed in the sub-sectors of tourism such as accommodation, travel agencies, food and beverage companies. In parallel to this, changing nature of the tourist profile leads to a necessity of professional management in these sectors. As known, tourism is a labor intensive industry and it requires contemporary management approaches to deliver high-quality service. It is also a fact that most of the employees occupying the managerial roles are sector-bred individuals rather than being highly educated. This program allows individuals to improve and develop themselves in the tourism field at an executive managerial level that is convenient for their tight schedule. The program also helps students to improve themselves academically.

Education Opportunities

Students undertake a total of 7 courses in order to graduate from the Tourism Management Master’s Program. When students enroll, they may register up to 4 courses per semester in the thesis program. Two of the seven courses in the program are compulsory, where the rest of the courses are elective (see the curriculum). Students register to the program with the assistance of their advisors who guide students throughout the program. The CIU Library and the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research provide online and offline access to resource databases. Program advisors appoint a supervisor when students enroll to the thesis/project. Students utilize a variety of databases to complete their thesis or project. Students are encouraged produce quality work to contribute to the literature of tourism and hospitality. Cyprus International University School of Tourism and Hotel Management is a full member of Council of Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education - (CHIRE) and European Network of Hospitality and Tourism Educators – (EURHODIP).

Career Areas

The scope of the Tourism and Hospitality Management program encompasses the generic philosophy of tourism organization. Within this scope, focused and specialized courses are also offered to meet the requirements of the sector. Cyprus International University School of Tourism and Hospitality Management program aims to enhance the human resources segment within the tourism and hospitality industry (i.e. hospitality establishments, airlines, tour operators, travel agents, restaurants) by educating individuals to possess the necessary skills and qualifications. The graduates of the School of Tourism and Hotel Management are fully capable of acquiring employment in the chain or boutique hotels, holiday villages, tour operators, travel agents, airport or airlines, or cruise liners. Additionally, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management equips its students with language skills, academic infrastructure, and publication notion to those students who wish to pursue an academic career.

Contact

Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Çevik Uraz Center, CU244
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr

Duration

1-2 Years

Degree

MSc

Language

English/Turkish