DESCRIPTION OF DEGREE PROGRAMME (Admission year: 2017-2018)


1.

Title of the degree programme

National Code

Tourism Management and Heritage Bachelor`s Degree Programme

612N20017


2.

Official name of the awarding institution(s)

Language of instruction

Mykolas Romeris University

Lithuanian


3.

Kind of study

Cycle of studies

Level of qualification

University studies

I cycle

VI level


4.

Mode of study and length of programme in years

Length of the degree programme in ECTS credits

Student's workload

Contact work hours

Independent work hours

Full-time study 3,5 years

210

5670

1604

4066


5.

Study area

Field (branch) of the programme

Social sciences

Management


6.

Degree and/or qualification awarded

Bachelor of Management


7.

Programme Director

Contact information

assoc. prof. Brigita Žuromskaitė

brigitaz@mruni.eu


8.

Accreditation organization

Period of reference

Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education

2019.08.31


9.

Purpose of the programme

The aim of the study programme Tourism Management and Heritage is to train specialists who would know the principles of sustainable tourism management and the particularity of cultural and natural heritage as well as having the ability to apply the acquired knowledge in practice and to identify, analyse and solve problems in the fields of public administration, heritage management, tourism marketing and service management, implementation of innovations, sustainable tourism development in regions, and who would be competent to work in competitive and international environment, manage critical situations, solve conflicts and make timely and independent solutions. Students having graduated the aforementioned study programme possess the following competencies.


10.

Profile of the programme

Study content: discipline(s)/subject area(s)

Orientation of the programme

Distinctive features

Subjects of general university studines: Professional foreign language; Speciality language; Philosophy. Subjects for specialization: Introduction to Tourism, Tourism geography, Second foreign language (A1), Management, Quantitative and qualitative research, Theory of Economics, Business economics, Basics of public administration, International project management, Culture management, Second foreign language (A2), Fundamentals of marketing and market research, Sustainable tourism management, Career management in tourism, Cultural heritage and heritage protection, Environmental protection administration, Tourism administration, Strategic management, Risk management, Natural resource management, Intercultural Communication Optional subjects: Organisation of leisure events, Protocol and etiquette, Quality management in organisation, Image management, Entrepreneurship and self-employment, Leisure management, Development of SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), Innovation management, Intersectoral management, Conflict studies. Bachelor thesis, Internship. Subjects for deeper specialization: Optional subjects: Studies of religions, History of culture, Far Eastern studies, Technologies of excursion organisation, The region of Eastern Europe and Southern Caucasus in the 20th and 21st century, Orientalistics, Historical reconstruction and staging, Southern Europe and the Mediterranean region in the 20th and 21st century, Ethnoculture, Near Eastern studies, Organisation of cultural and educational programmes, Recreation, Civil Society.

The program has an applied nature and focuses on hands-on activities to prepare the highly qualified professionals for Lithuanian tourism sector.

The study programme has been designed according to the latest trends in the tourism sector. Besides, the main strategies and recommendations of the major organisations acting in the field of heritage protection have also been taken into consideration. Consultations are held with foreign and Lithuanian experienced and competent specialists of tourism having knowledge necessary for successful activity in the tourism sector.

Qualification requirements and regulations

According to the Description of the Lithuanian Qualifications Framework level VI qualifications are acquired by way of undergraduate (I cycle) studies at universities. The qualification is related to complex activities which are characterized by a variety of tasks and contents. In solving problems in different areas of professional activities, a variety of means and methods is applied. The performance implies application of broad theoretical knowledge built on the results of recent fundamental and applied research or knowledge needed for implementation of innovations. The activities are performed independently, with a free choice of methods of performance and with managing task groups for the implementation of the task. That is the reason why qualification of this level includes the ability to plan activities with consideration of the tasks set, to analyse and record the results of one’s own activity outcomes, as well as to submit reports to the coordinating persons; to correct one’s activities with regard to the analysis of the activity results and recommendations of experts and to implement varied project activities. The environment of the activities requires adapting to continuous and unpredictable change, which is caused by the progress of knowledge and technology in a specific area of professional field. The qualification allows to improve and develop knowledge in the professional area and, following the self-assessment, to learn individually (to develop cognitive competences), as caused by the constant change of professional activities.

Description of the Lithuanian Qualifications Framework
Description of General Requirements for the Degree-Awarding First Cycle and Integrated Study Programs
Procedure for Assessment of Mykolas Romeris University Learning Outcomes


11.

Admission requirements

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

Specific requirements for graduation

Enrolment into undergraduate studies is carried out on the basis of competition, with high education attainment, academic achievements and results of entrance exams (in those cases that those exams are organised) and other criterions formulated by MRU taken into consideration. Higher education organisations (together with the Ministry of Education and Science) identify principles of composition of a score for competition according to directions of studies and also identify the main subject. Information on regulations and the composition of a competitive score is available: here

Foreign language knowledge and skills having acquired in non-formal and informal ways are recognized after successful completion of the special assessment procedure at Mykolas Romeris University. Details:http://www.mruni.eu/en/university/organizational_structure/akademiniu_reikalu_centras/lifelong-learning/nefor_ir_savaim/ )

To collect 210 ECTS credits and accomplish practice also to prepare and to defend bachellor’s final work (thesis)


12.

Access to further studies

The best graduates are invited to continue their studies and pursue a master’s degree (MRU, Faculty of Politics and Management “Management of Tourism Sector” program).


13.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

The content of the study programme and its orientation to heritage studies and development opportunities to cultural and natural tourism are universal, which leads to wide career alternatives for graduates of the programme. Future workplaces include not only regional, national, departmental, private or special purpose museums and parks but also publishing houses, institutions of heritage protection, travel agencies, tourist information centres, art galleries and centres, governmental and non-governmental organisations, embassies and other institutions, public administration entities, consultancy firms providing advice or assistance on heritage adjustment to the purposes of tourism, national and international organisations responsible for the protection of heritage. Future workplaces are tourism agencies and travel organisation companies (there are 282 of them employing more than 2 000 people). To work in any of the mentioned potential future workplaces students will be required to possess competencies in heritage and tourism management.


14.

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Lectures, seminars and organized by problem based and interactive training, group discussions, frontal and individual interviews, and presentational techniques. Self-study preparing of the bacheror’s thesis.

Students and listeners learning outcomes are evaluated by MRU established procedures methods and procedures, using 10-point scale, found in the published criteria. The study program is completed of public defense procedure of the undergraduate thesis.

Procedure for Assessment of Learning Outcomes
Description of the System of the Assessment of Learning Outcomes


15.

Generic competences

Programme learning outcomes

1.

Ability to carry out research

1.1

Are capable of taking advantage of scientific achievements finding appropriate sources of scholarly information necessary for solving scholarly and professional problems

1.2

Can initiate and carry out scientific research in the objects of tourism and cultural and natural heritage by using methods of scientific research in an appropriate manner

2.

Have skills in multicultural environment

2.1

Have interpersonal communication skills: can work in group, communicate and cooperate in achieving common goals

2.2

Can work in an intercultural communication staff and international environment, show respect and tolerance for members of different nation, culture or religion

3.

Ability to communicate individually and within target groups

3.1

Are independent and creative: can independently study, apply knowledge of different fields in practice and generate new ideas, always seek to improve the acquired competencies

3.2

Have organisation and planning skills: are capable of effectively planning and organising individual and team activities

3.3

Demonstrate leadership qualities and take responsibility

Subject specific competences

Programme learning outcomes

4.

Ability to learn and improve

4.1

Know the basic principles of business and management and are able to apply them in practice

4.2

Know the principles of sustainable tourism, understand the particularity of cultural and natural heritage, are able to integrate the knowledge of heritage management by carrying out certain activities in the context of sustainable tourism

4.3

Know specific features of tourism regions, are able to professionally reveal natural and cultural potential of any tourism region

5.

Abilities to understand and analyze development of tourism sector

5.1

Are capable of planning, organising, performing and assessing tourism-related management activities by integrating their knowledge of administration, heritage management, implementation of innovations and sustainable tourism development in regions

5.2

Can prepare projects designated for the protection of natural and cultural heritage and their adjustment to tourists’ needs, especially by emphasising groups of persons with special needs and territories of special purpose

5.3

Are able to work in competitive environment, to initiate business projects and prompt local communities and organisations to implement innovations for adjusting the objects of cultural and natural heritage for tourism needs

5.4

Know the basics of crisis management and can effectively act in critical situations


16. COURSE STRUCTURE DIAGRAM WITH CREDITS

Code

Course units

ECTS credits

Student's workload

Contact work hours

Independent work hours

1st YEAR

60

1620

628

992

1 SEMESTER

30

810

266

544

Compulsory course

24

648

216

432

SN217B078246

Introduction to Studies

6

162

50

112

SN217B078242

Introduction to Tourism

6

162

50

112

SN217B078240

Language for Specific Purposes

6

162

50

112

SN217B078217

Management

6

162

66

96

Optional course

6

162

50

112

SN217B078228

History of Culture

6

162

50

112

SN217B078223

Image Management

6

162

50

112

SN217B078234

Leisure Management

6

162

50

112

SN217B078227

Studies of Religion

6

162

50

112

2 SEMESTER

30

810

362

448

Compulsory course

24

648

312

336

SN217B078241

Foreign Language for Specific Purposes (English / French / German)

6

162

130

32

SN217B078245

Philosophy

6

162

50

112

SN217B0782101

Second Foreign Language 1

6

162

66

96

SN217B078219

Theory of Economics

6

162

66

96

Optional course

6

162

50

112

SN217B078218

Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment

6

162

50

112

SN217B078235

Middle Eastern Studies

6

162

50

112

SN217B078214

Protocol and Etiquette

6

162

50

112

SN217B078207

Technologies of Tour Organizing

6

162

50

112

2nd YEAR

60

1620

518

1102

3 SEMESTER

30

810

286

524

Compulsory course

24

648

232

416

SN217B078211

Fundamentals of Marketing and Market Research

6

162

66

96

SN217B0782102

Second Foreign Language 2

6

162

66

96

SN217B078243

Sociology of Turism

6

162

50

112

SN217B078202

Tourism Geography

6

162

50

112

Optional course

6

162

54

108

SN217B0782103

Communication in Tourism

6

162

50

112

SN217B078209

Development of Small and Medium Business

6

162

50

112

SN217B078221

Quality Management in Organizacion

6

162

50

112

SN217B078216

Strategic Management

6

162

66

96

4 SEMESTER

30

810

232

578

Compulsory course

24

648

182

466

SN217B078210

Business Economics

6

162

66

96

SN217B078244

Introduction to Research Methodology

6

162

66

96

SN217B078208

Sustainable Tourism Management

6

162

50

112

SN217B078206

Term Paper

6

162

0

162

Optional course

6

162

50

112

SN217B078215

Civil Society

6

162

50

112

SN217B078239

Fundamentals of Conflict Studies

6

162

50

112

SN217B078220

Intersectoral Management

6

162

50

112

SN217B078236

Leisure Events Organization

6

162

50

112

3rd YEAR

60

1620

500

1120

5 SEMESTER

30

810

250

560

Compulsory course

24

648

200

448

SN217B078204

Cultural Heritage and Heritage Protection

6

162

50

112

SN217B078237

Culture Management

6

162

50

112

SN217B078238

International Project Management

6

162

50

112

SN217B078212

Management of Environmental Protection

6

162

50

112

Optional course

6

162

50

112

SN217B078205

Historical Reconstruction and Staging

6

162

50

112

SN217B078229

Oriental Science

6

162

50

112

SN217B078233

Recreation

6

162

50

112

SN217B078226

The region of Eastern Europe and Southern Caucasus in the 20th and 21st century

6

162

50

112

6 SEMESTER

30

810

250

560

Compulsory course

24

648

200

448

SN217B078232

Intercultural Communication

6

162

50

112

SN217B078203

Natural Resource Management

6

162

50

112

SN217B078222

Risk Management

6

162

50

112

SN217B078201

Tourism Administration

6

162

50

112

Optional course

6

162

50

112

SN217B078213

Ethnoculture

6

162

50

112

SN217B078230

Organisation of Cultural and Educational Programmes

6

162

50

112

SN217B078231

South European and the Mediterranean Regions in the 20th-21st Centuries

6

162

50

112

4th YEAR

30

810

18

792

7 SEMESTER

30

810

18

792

Compulsory course

30

810

18

792

SN217B078225

Bachelor Thesis

15

405

0

405

SN217B078224

International Traineeship/Practice

15

405

18

387