Regional Development and Tourism – Field of study catalogue MU
Regional Development and Tourism
This study prepares economists for senior tourism management in regional and national economies. Students acquire a broad theoretical knowledge of the basic macroeconomic concept of tourism and its geographic and social differentiations, as well as practical skills in tourism management and marketing, both in terms of territorial administration and in terms of business. Students are prepared to communicate with professionals from other professions so that complex decisions can be reached. Students are educated in the problems of dealing with complex projects and basic methodologies with a strong emphasis on various aspects of decision making at different hierarchical levels.
After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:
- explain the basic theoretical and methodological knowledge of general economic theory
- use basic mathematical tools for solving economic problems
- manage tourism destinations with regard to the specifics of destination management
- assess the importance and benefits of EU cohesion policy in particular in the field of tourism
- identify tensions between spatial planning policy and practice in the context of tourism
Graduates find a wide range of practical applications in the business of tourism and management and in regional and local government.
The standard duration of studies is six semesters. For admittance to the final state examination, students must earn a total of 180 ECTS credits for type A/required, type B/selective, and type C/elective courses. Type A/required courses constitute the basis of the discipline and their share is the largest part of credits (including credits for courses focused on writing a Bachelor’s thesis). Students choose type B/selective courses according to their interests and intended professional specialization. The remaining credits can be earned from type C/elective courses offered in the curriculum of the given study programme or from other courses offered by any other study programme. The total minimum number of credits is defined by the study and examination regulations of Masaryk University, the guidance note about the general study requirements, and the current study catalogue. Students can access the study catalogues through the faculty website.
The final state examination in the Regional Development and Tourism study programme is oral and has three parts:
- Thesis defence (a projector is available)
- Examination in Economics (student draws one question): questions and methodological guidelines for the exam can be found on the department website
- Examination in Regional Administration and Tourism
More information about graduation requirements can be found on the department website: https://www.econ.muni.cz/o-nas/organizacni-struktura/561800-katregional-ekonomie-a-spravy/szz-na-kres
After completing the Bachelor’s degree study programme, it is possible to continue further studies in the Master’s degree study programme in Regional Development.