How does one become a sought-after tourism professional? Explain IIM RANEPA
RANEPA Institute of Industry Management (IIM) launched a new Bachelor's program, International and National Tourism this year. What will the students be learning? Where will graduates be able to use their skills? Check out the article below.
- What makes this program unique?
- The main advantage of this program is that students will learn how to create tourism products from scratch. They will gain hands-on experience with all components of the tourism chain including restaurants, hotels, museums, exhibition centers, and executive authorities that regulate tourism.
- What exactly will the students be learning?
- The students will learn how to develop tourism development concepts and programs and create brands for specific areas.
Their new expertise will help graduates organize effective interagency cooperation in the tourism industry. Also, students will learn how to develop their own travel startups.
- How is the training structured?
- The program is part of the Hospitality multidisciplinary Bachelor's degree. This means they will study fundamentals of the hospitality business for two years, followed by an in-depth study of international and national tourism.
In their third and fourth years, the students will be able to choose additional courses in Restaurant Business, Event Management, or Hotel Management and earn an advanced professional certificate in addition to their Bachelor's degree.
Our students will also take advantage of enhanced foreign language training, including English, which is compulsory, and one more language of their choice – German, French or Spanish.
- What kind of jobs can graduates pursue with this degree?
- Graduates of the program will be able to realize themselves as brand managers of tourist areas or directors of individual tours. They will also be able to implement tourism-related virtual projects – for example, participate in the development of mobile apps and augmented reality projects for certain areas, museums, landmarks, city navigation, etc.
Graduates who prefer tourism research will be able to work in think tanks.
- What do I need to do to enroll?
- To join the program, you need to provide your National Final School Exam (EGE) scores in three subjects including Russian, History and a foreign language.