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Tourism Management & Hospitality Area

Bachelor Degree in Tourism & Leisure

60 ECTS
October

Full Time
4
Year
Spanish
Presentation of Undergraduate
Bachelor Degree in Tourism & Leisure

In the current panorama of international tourism, concern for sustainability, growing competition between destinations and demand for quality at a reasonable price are challenges that come together in an environment that is already by nature subject to continuous transformation and, in some cases, instability.

In response to this situation, the Ostelea School of Tourism and Hospitality offers a new Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Leisure, which is underpinned by an international approach in which trips are not seen simply as the act of travelling or intermediation and commercialization of tourism products, but rather, just the contrary, it encompasses all of the activities and agents involved in the tourism sector that manifest themselves through trips. Moreover, leisure is understood to be the consumption of tourism reflected in a cross-disciplinary way in all of the elements of the tourism system

The main aim of the Bachelor Degree is to equip professionals working in any functional department to successfully manage companies and businesses primarily dedicated to planning and managing international tourism and leisure destinations and products.

To this end, the Bachelor Degree provides a broad range of tuition covering tourism companies, resources, products, destinations and tools for international tourism management, in order to enable our students to attain a strategic global vision applicable to any of the professional and career opportunities for which this Bachelor Degree has been designed.

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Reasons to take Bachelor Degree in Tourism & Leisure at Ostelea

 

Bilingual program in Spanish and English
  • With optional languages Russian and German.
  • Option of choosing two itineraries with a major.
  • Compulsory internships fom the first year onwards.
International exchanges

As well as the ERASMUS program, Ostelea has a great number of private partnership agreements with foreign universities that enable the international mobility of the students on selected programs with tuition programs that coincide with the School’s. These partner institutions include UPC in Lima (Peru), the Universidad Anáhuac Mayab (México) and INSEEC (Paris).

Command of specialized software

The students on the Bachelor Degree learn about travel booking management using Amadeus E-learning, one of the leading booking platforms at a global level.  Students who successfully complete the course obtain a certificate issued by Amadeus accrediting that they have passed.

Attendance at sector trade fairs
Students attend sector trade fairs throughout the four years, such as Barcelona Travel, considered to be the most important trade fair in the sector in Catalonia, and IBTM, one of the leading events in business tourism.
International faculty

Part of the content on certain courses is taught by lecturers from Ostelea’s partner business schools and universities. In the 2015/2016 academic year, guest lecturers included Greg Richards, from Tilburg University (Holland); Maria Kirstine Lovén from the Copenhagen Business School. and José Antonio Vázquez from the Universidad Autónoma de México.

Visits to companies and organizations
  • Within the framework of the courses, students go on practical visits that enable them to round off the content covered in the classroom. The visits conducted to date include the Hotel Cotton House, the Poble Sec Air Raid Shelter, the Boqueria Market, the Calella Tourism Museum, the Hotel ZT Villa Olímpica Suites, and the Mercat del Born Cultural Centre, among others.
  • Series of meetings with hotel directors and restaurant company executives and international tourism consultants.
Cross-disciplinary Project

The students work on a project conducted jointly by all of the courses, in both the first and second year, The Cross-disciplinary Project simulates a real professional setting

Research group

Members of the Master’s academic faculty form part of Ostelea’s multidisciplinary tourism research group (GRIT), the scientific output of which focuses on the field of international tourism management.

 

The Bachelor Degree in Tourism & Leisure
will give you the following benefits
Responding to the training need that exist

Facilitating learning with regard to the fundamental issues of theory, procedures, policies, practices and experiences in the fields of tourism and leisure.

Specialize in the technical and executive management of companies

Providing a basic body of higher tuition that equips participants to specialize in the technical and executive management of companies and institutions in the fields of tourism and leisure.

Generating specific specialization profiles

That cover both the needs of business management and the management of group aspects and, in particular, tourism capitalization of natural and cultural resources.

Interiorizing and raising awareness
  • Of the scientific, economic, social, regional and personal relevance of tourism and leisure.
  • Fostering the development of critical thinking on the role and consequences of the development of tourism and leisure in an unequal and globalized world.
Design, planning and management of business projects
  • Introducing students to the design, planning and management of business projects and markets in the tourism and leisure sectors.
  • Promoting recognition of the differences and continuities between tourism and leisure.
  • Strengthening the combination of creativity, business vision and organizational skills in entrepreneurial initiatives in the fields of tourism and leisure.
Promoting and Standardizing knowledge
  • Promoting knowledge of the current policies, strategies and actions implemented by institutions, companies and social agents in relation to tourism and leisure.
  • Standardizing the transfer of knowledge in relation to tourism to prevent the fragmentation of contents taught by an excessive number of areas of knowledge.
  • Ensuring a multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach to tourism and leisure

 

Training Plan

This Bachelor Degree in Tourism & Leisure accounts for 240 ECTS credits, spread across the four years that the program runs. Its structure, content sequencing and academic organization are developed based on the premises stipulated in Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29th October, which regulates official university tuition in our country, amended by Royal Decree 861/2010; and the principles and philosophy of the European Higher Education Area, which are legally enacted in Spain through the Organic Law of Amendment to the University Act (LOMLOU) from 2007.

  • Structure and international finance of the tourism sector.
  • Talent management and innovation in global contacts.
  • Business management of events organization and business tourism in global environments.
  • International marketing, protocol and organization of events and business tourism.
  • Master's Thesis.

 

Click here to read the Academic Regulation of Official University Bachelor Degree Studies. (Spanish)

There are two options for majoring in the Bachelor Degree in Tourism & Leisure:

Major 1: Tourism company and destination management

Major 2: Leisure management

The structure and distribution of academic credits over the years of the program is shown in the following table:

 

What content will you learn in the Undergraduate?
Bachelor Degree in Tourism & Leisure

[paragraph:field_order_number:value] Primer Curso

Inglés para profesionales del turismo y el ocio I - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Introducción a la economía del turismo - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Ocio y recreación como actividades económicas - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Historia e instituciones del turismo internacional - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Estructura y organización de empresas - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Inglés para profesionales del turismo y el ocio II - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Fundamentos jurídicos de las actividades turísticas y recreativas - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Valorización del patrimonio cultural y natural: recursos y productos - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Desarrollo y sociología de la civilización del ocio - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Prácticas en empresas e instituciones I - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria

[paragraph:field_order_number:value] Segundo Curso

Inglés para profesionales del turismo y el ocio III - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Espacios geográficos del mundo. Geografía del turismo - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Psicología y motivación del ocio - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Trabajo, ocio y tiempo libre: culturas, lugares y tecnologías - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Introducción a la sociología y psicología del turismo - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Introducción al marketing - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Inglés para profesionales del turismo y el ocio IV - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Técnicas de análisis - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Gestión de los recursos humanos en las empresas turísticas y de ocio - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Prácticas en empresas e instituciones II - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria

[paragraph:field_order_number:value] Tercer Curso

OBLIGATORIAS

Responsabilidad social corporativa en turismo y ocio - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Sistemas de calidad en turismo y ocio - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Marketing experiencial - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Posicionamiento de productos y gestión de la identidad corporativa - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Redes sociales, internet, turismo y ocio - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Prácticas en empresas e instituciones III - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
OPTATIVAS

Dirección y gestión de empresas turísticas y de ocio - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Estrategias empresariales y competencia internacional en turismo y ocio - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Estructura de los mercados turísticos y recreativos - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Nuevas tecnologías de la información aplicadas al marketing y la promoción de productos de turismo y ocio - 6 Créditos - Optativa
El turismo como estrategia de desarrollo territorial - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Planificación y gestión de destinos turísticos locales - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Dirección y gestión de empresas turísticas y de ocio - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Estrategias empresariales y competencia internacional en turismo y ocio - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Estructura de los mercados turísticos y recreativos - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Turismo de ocio y entretenimiento - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Ocio y sociedad - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Nuevas tecnologías de la información aplicadas al marketing y la promoción de productos de turismo y ocio - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Ocio y animación sociocultural - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Patrocinio y mecenazgo - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Desarrollo de proyectos y productos de ocio - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Planificación y gestión de grandes acontecimientos culturales y deportivos - 6 Créditos - Optativa

[paragraph:field_order_number:value] Cuarto Curso

OBLIGATORIAS

Emprendeduría y creación de empresas turísticas y de ocio - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Trabajo de Fin de Grado - 6 Créditos - Obligatoria
Prácticas en empresas e instituciones IV - 12 Créditos - Obligatoria
OPTATIVAS

Operaciones y procesos de producción en empresas de alojamiento turístico - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Producción, gestión y comercialización de viajes - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Derecho público y privado del turismo - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Políticas turísticas comparadas - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Gestión de modalidades turísticas basadas en recursos naturales - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Gestión de modalidades turísticas basadas en recursos culturales - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Gestión de otras formas de turismo especializadas - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Sostenibilidad y turismo: problemáticas y potencialidades - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Cooperación internacional y turismo - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Planificación y gestión de parques de atracciones y parques temáticos internacionales - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Modelos de organización y gestión de los museos internacionales - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Gestión de actividades y eventos deportivos - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Gestión de industrias y eventos culturales - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Restauración, gastronomía y globalización - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Actividades recreativas en los espacios naturales - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Ocio en el espacio urbano - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Nuevos modelos de ocio tecnológico - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Derecho público y privado del ocio - 6 Créditos - Optativa
Directors of
Program
Pilar Leal Londoño
Pilar Leal Londoño

Director of Bachelor Degree in International Tourism.

Teachers
Claudio Milano
Claudio Milano

Professor and researcher in France, Sweden and Brazil, and consultant in international agencies in India, Peru, Senegal and Brazil

Patricia Carvajal
Patricia Carvajal

PhD in Economics and Business Sciences by the University of Barcelona

Bachelor Degree in Tourism & Leisure
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Admission and Qualification Process

ADMISSION

The admission process ensures the suitability of the candidates, thereby enabling all of the participants to make the very most of their learning experience.

Entrance requirements:

  • Students who have passed the University entrance examination (PAU) or equivalent tests.
  • Students with Advanced Grade Vocational Training qualifications.
  • Students with foreign qualifications with equivalence accreditation.
  • University degree or similar qualifications.
  • Students who have passed the entrance examinations for people over 25 years old.
  • Students who have passed the entrance examinations for people over 45 years old.

Third language accreditation

ECTS credit equivalence between Ostelea bachelor degree studies and advanced level training programs. Check out the table here.

QUALIFICATION

QUALIFICATION

Participants who successfully complete the programme will receive:

  • The qualification of Bachelor Degree in Tourism & Leisure from the Ostelea, School of Tourism & Hospitality. (OFFICIAL)
  • The qualification of Bachelor Degree in International Tourism & Leisure from EAE Business School. (INSTITUTIONAL)
  • The official university qualification of Bachelor Degree in Tourism & Leisure from the Universitat de Lleida. (INSTITUTIONAL)

There are two options for majoring in the Bachelor Degree in Tourism & Leisure:

  • Major 1: Tourism company and destination management
  • Major 2: Leisure management

In order to receive the qualifications granted by EAE and the University, participants must fulfil the requirements stipulated by these institutions.

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAM

Ostelea gives candidates access to grants in the form of financial aid with the aim of providing support for our students.

Each application will be evaluated independently and the grants will be issued during the admission process, with the candidates being notified personally by the Admissions Committee before formalizing enrolment.

Under no circumstances are grants issued that represent 100% of the total enrolment fees.

Financial aid is offered in the following cases:

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