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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Business & Media
Tourism & Leisure Industry via distance learning
The global significance of tourism as an economic, environmental, and social force has never been greater. Modern methods of transportation enable growing numbers of people to travel everywhere in the world. Tourism will be the largest industry in the world. This program reviews the management, marketing, and financial issues relevant to the tourist industry. It covers different touristic segments namely transportation, accommodation, food and beverages, entertainment, destinations; and the economic, political, environmental, and social effects that regional tourism leaves. It also provides current information on the skills required by travel agents.
The Doctor Ph.D. Degree online via distance learning offers students the highest level of specialization a discipline can offer. More info...
* 45 to 72 academic credits above a Master's program.
* Average Duration: 24 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% Thesis.
* Admission is open for adults over 27 years of age.
* Master's degree or international equivalent (5 years of study) is required for admission.
Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned postgraduate credit: 130 Euros (170 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)
45 ... 72 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. It always seems impossible until it's done." Nelson Mandela.
Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...
Doctor Ph.D. Degree
Tourism & Leisure Industry via distance learning
45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
+ 45 Academic credits - Tourism & Leisure Industry Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 18 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.
+ 45 Academic credits: Tourism & Leisure Industry Online
BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...
Postgraduate level continuing education course.
Previous knowledge in this field of study is required.
601TOU - Tourism & Leisure Industry
602TOU - Tourism & Commercial Recreation
603TOU - Leisure & Recreation
604TOU - Tourism Law & Policy
605TOU - Tourism Group Dynamics
606TOU - Airline & Transportation Systems
607TOU - Travel & Tour Operations
608TOU - Lodging & Hotel Operations
609TOU - Ecological Tourism
610TOU - Tourism Promotion & Marketing
611TOU - Recreation Resources Management
612TOU - Travel Agency Services
613TOU - Tourism Management
614TOU - Tourism Risk Management
615TOU - Sustainable Tourism
Bibliography: Tourism & Leisure Industry via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Business & Media from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Tourism & Leisure Management.
Research work resources and network - Doctor - Tourism & Leisure Industry:
ABBTUR - Associação Brasileira de Turismólogos e Profissionais do Turismo
ABTA - Association of British Travel Agents
AETP - Associação Empresas Turísticas Portuguesas
AITO - Association of Independent Tour Operators
ANTOR - Association of National Tourist Offices and Representatives
APHORT - Associação Portuguesa de Hotelaria, Restauração e Turismo
ASTA - American Society of Travel Agents
ATLAS - Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research
CTH - Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality
CTP - Confederação do Turismo Português
ETTSA - European Technology and Travel Services Association
FFTST - Fédération Française des Techniciens et Scientifiques du Tourisme
IAAPA - International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
IFITT - International Federation for Information Technology and Tourism
IUF - International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tourism
OTIUM - Asociación Iberoamericana de Estudios de Ocio
SITE - Society of Incentive Travel Executives
TIES - The International Ecotourism Society
TS - The Tourism Society
TTRA - Travel & Tourism Research Association
UMIH - Inion des Métiers et des Industries de l'Hôtellerie
UNWTO - United Nations World Tourism Organization
USTOA - United States Tour Operators Association
WTTC - World Travel and Tourism Council
Joining the proper association is the best way to become an updated professional. Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...
+ 18 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).
Admission requirements: Doctor - Tourism & Leisure Industry
Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...
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Learning outcomes: Doctor - Tourism & Leisure Industry
The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...
EQF LEVEL 6. Advanced knowledge and critical understanding.
Outcome resulting from course content assessment and its applicability to problem solving.
The student's ability to combine the different parts of the text and to form a new coherent and harmonic final report will determine the critical understanding of the subject and an advanced knowledge of Tourism & Leisure Industry. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Tourism & Leisure Industry to different Business & Media decision making scenarios and problem-solving. More info...
EQF LEVEL 7. Advanced knowledge and critical thinking.
Outcome resulting from written critical thinking and its applicability to problem solving.
The student will contrast and evaluate the learned material with his/her own knowledge and experience to express an opinion about Tourism & Leisure Industry, to consider the practical application of the key concepts, and to argue the conclusions along the written report. Personal judgments and opinion should be based on sound criteria and must be clearly discussed. More info...
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Business & Media
Tourism & Leisure Industry Online
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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Tourism & Leisure Industry