The sphere of the professional activity of the Department of Tourism is educating the Bachelor’s degree students in tourism and Master’s degree students in tourism management, scientific work on the formation of tourist attractiveness of Ukrainian cities, internationalization of education.
In the process of learning, students acquire skills in modelling tourism activities, forecasting trends in tourism, analysis of financial and economic activities of travel agencies, developing marketing strategies and advertising of tourism activities, designing tourist routes and organizing tours.
Competitive advantages of educational programs of the Department of Tourism are the following:
practical mastering of skills in tourism;
learning two foreign languages;
confident mastery of modern information technologies;
access to international academic mobility programs and other educational and research projects;
educational programs are designed taking into account the newest tendencies of the labour market and in collaboration with the leading representatives of the tourist industry in Ukraine;
involvement of representatives of the business environment in the teaching process;
support in employment at the Department partner companies and potential employers.
Graduates of the Department can be employed as business leaders in the field of services and tourism, managers of cultural heritage protection, specialists in promotions and image policy etc.
The teaching staff of the Department of Tourism harmoniously combines scholars and practitioners who have completed internships at European Universities and have extensive experience in teaching professional disciplines in the student-centred educational space.
84% of teaching staff have scientific degrees, others are carrying out the research to obtain a PhD degree.
Practitioners from local governments, institutions and leading enterprises in the sphere of tourism are actively involved in the teaching process.
Cooperation with leading travel companies allows solving issues of internships and educational tours for students and staff.
To develop the soft skills of the students, the Department provides the following opportunities:
- participation in international projects of the University;
- participation in the work of public organizations, volunteer events, etc.;
- round tables with trendsetters in tourism business and public leaders, professors of foreign universities;
- organization and participation in educational activities and events at DSUM, local level and by the State Agency of Ukraine on Tourism and Resorts.