International Leisure, Tourism, and Event Management
The Master of Arts in International Leisure, Tourism, and Event Management programme prepares graduates to become responsible future leaders in the leisure and tourism sector, a segment of the labour market that is still expanding and is now established as one of the most important sectors of the global economy. This dynamic and rapidly changing industry is in need of innovative and creative specialists, who are able to meet the new challenges and take it to the next level. It focuses on sustainability and quality of life within the context of the past, present and future. Students explore established theories relating to leisure and tourism (past), discuss current cases (present) and use scenario planning as a tool for identifying future trends and developments (future). The courses contain different education methods such as seminars, workshops, lectures, presentations, group assignments and guest lectures.
The aims of the programme are to:
To develop the student’s intellectual skills and competencies i.e. to assist the student to develop, in the field of leisure and tourism, a way of independent thinking and working, based on academic, professional and international expertise.
To provide students with in-depth knowledge and specialised skills necessary to prepare them for playing a significant role within the development of the international leisure and tourism industry.
To encourage the development of the student’s personal qualities. This includes the development of above-average interpersonal skills, a high degree of self-confidence, initiative and enterprise and an appropriate attitude to work.
Master students will be required to complete 25% of their studies in the Netherlands.