Study programme of CBS International Business School
The Master's (MA) degree in Tourism & Sustainable Management (TSM) at the CBS is a joint programme conceived by the Department of International Tourism Management (ITM) and the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM) to explore the complexities of putting tourism business development alongside sustainable growth.
The monthly tuition fees are 885 euros. Students have many financing options for their studies such as state support, low-interest loans or the CBS Education Fund. You are also welcome to make a personal appointment with our student advisors.
By incorporating both teaching and research, TSM strives to incorporate the modern condition, social issues and current trends alongside critical dialogue to develop new conceptual frameworks collectively.
Graduates from this study program will work in the following companies and functions amongst others:
– Cultural industries – Destination Management – Consulting – Marketing/Sales – Corporate Social Responsibility – Non-governmental organisations – Events Management – Airline/Airport Management – Entertainment Sector – Hotel Business & Operations – Travel Agencies – Tour Operators
Semester abroad & internship
The Master's programme is completed by an internship of at least 8 weeks during the lecture-free period, which Master's students can complete in a national or international company. If you wish, you can write your Master's thesis as a project in a company of your choice in the fourth semester. Alternatively, during the last semester you can also complete a semester abroad at one of over 120 partner universities worldwide and write your Master's thesis there.
Accreditations & awards
A degree is only valuable if it is generally recognised. We ensure this threefold. Firstly, through state accreditation: CBS International Business School is a private university state-recognised by the German Science Council and the Ministry of Science of North Rhine-Westphalia. Secondly, through the regular accreditation of all courses by FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) for content, topicality, and studyability. FIBAA examines the courses on behalf of the Accreditation Council of the Federal Republic. Thirdly, through—successful—participation in rankings, such as the renowned CHE ranking (known from the ZEIT Studienführer) or the university ranking of the Wirtschaftswoche.
If you do not have a final Bachelor certificate yet, you can submit the most recent interim report instead.
Note: If you do not meet the requirements, you might still be considered for admission.
The following documents are required for an application as a German student:
Final school certificate CV Language certificate Last university report University performance to date
The following documents are required for an application as an international student:
Final school certificate CV ID card Language certificate Last university report University performance to date
With a degree in M.A. Tourism and Sustainable Management, you can work in the following positions:
– Business Consultant
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