Master's programme

Tourism Management

  • The master's degree programme in Tourism Management is a full-time master’s programme consisting of three semesters.
  • The language of instruction is predominantly German.
  • Academic Degree: Master of Arts, M.A.
  • The master’s degree programme meets the quality standards of and is accredited by FIBAA.
  • There is no tuition fee for the programme. However, all students are required to pay a student union fee (currently 62€) as well as a solidarity fee (currently 67,40€) for the student public transportation pass (=Semesterticket) every semester.

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Our Offer - Your Prospects

The Tourism Management Master programme qualifies Master graduates to take over managerial functions in the tourism industry and provides a solid education in economics and tourism. The course is designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of tourism management in an increasingly globalized world and to enable Master graduates to develop innovative, successful and sustainable tourism concepts.

In the tourism sector, the Department of Tourism at Munich University of Applied Sciences has the most extensive and widest-ranging teaching competence in the German-speaking countries, as well as diverse international relations and worldwide involvement in applied research.

Teaching, applied research and practice go hand in hand at our university: expert discussions with the decision-makers in the industry, collaboration with industry on case studies and involvement in research projects keep our Master graduates up-to date on the latest issues.

Munich is a cosmopolitan and inviting city with a lot of flair. Whether you are interested in culture, the easy-going Bavarian lifestyle or in nature – the regional capital with its attractive range of leisure activities is a place where you can feel relaxed and happy.

Master graduates are qualified to take on demanding tasks and executive positions in the following fields:

  • Tour operators and travel agencies
  • Destinations
  • Tourism organisations, associations and policy
  • Forwarding agents and transportation companies
  • MICE
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Holiday and leisure centres
  • Spas and health resorts
The Master's degree offers graduates a route to careers as self-employed entrepreneurs, opens the door to careers in the higher levels of the civil service and possibly to a further academic qualification in the form of a doctorate or PhD.

The Programme

The Tourism Management Master programme lasts three semesters, is modular in structure and is based on the following four pillars:


During the first two semesters, interrelated subject and method-specific skills and knowledge are taught. In the third semester, a range of case studies and the Master thesis give students the opportunity to focus on and develop their individual interests.

Modern teaching concepts and small study groups guarantee a broad-based, high-quality and practice orientated Master programme.

Entry requirements and application

Entry requirements

  • A university degree awarded after at least six semesters of study with a focus on business administration, tourism and/or hospitality management, tourism studies or a related subject area, with a good Honours degree.
  • Successful aptitude procedure
  • Practical experience gained in a semester of study or in a relevant, qualified, practical occupation lasting at least 18 weeks
  • Evidence of good German and English language skills

International applicants will have to verify their university transcripts and certificates via the service provider uni-assist . Kindly note that this needs to be done in addition to the regular application to our master programme.

Further information on the application process and admission requirements is available on our German website .


Students can begin the Master programme in the winter semester only.
The application period is from 2 May to 15 June of the current year.

Academic Advisor

Andrea Schramm
Room: A 121

Tel.: 089 1265-1165
Fax: 089 1265-1472

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