Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Tourism
Akaki Tsereteli State University
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The program aims to prepare a specialist with practical skills and abilities to do scientific research and creative works appropriate to the labour market of increasing and dynamic tourism industry, who will have:
In-depth knowledge and skills to have a successful career in the tourism industry and will be able to occupy managing positions in touristic organizations, State institutions, take part in planning, developing, and determining State politics, create and manage their own business.
Learning Results (General and Branch competencies):
Master’s Degree in Tourism is awarded to a student who has an appropriate level of knowledge, skills, and values determined by high education qualifications.
Knowledge and Recognition:
The graduate will have in-depth knowledge of the touristic potential of Georgia, and its developing opportunities considering planning cultural and resort tours of tourist business, new touristic products “eco,” “agro,” and organization specifications; knows scientific research methods in the tourism, planning touristic business and control specifications in conditions of working out touristic politics and global integrational processes; managing methods of tourist companies, methods of managing financial resources in tourist companies, methods of working out business strategies of tourist companies and international role of tourism in developing country’s economic processes.
Skill to use knowledge in practice:
A Master can:
Plan and work out a new touristic product based on modern market requirements, scientific research of the marker, strategic views, international experience of tourism, innovative attitudes, and country development corresponding to the State politics;
Manage financial resources of tourist companies;
Show and manage dangers characteristic to tourist industry;
Work on research outcomes by using modern methods, estimate present situations, define an analytical connection between analyzing indices, modelling them, and consider changes and their factors of influence;
Skill to solve complex problems in unpredictable situations of touristic business administration based on acquired knowledge; use the latest methods and attitudes of analysis and prognosis in order to estimate the risks;
Do the research work independently considering preliminarily determined recommendations/instructions;
Skill to make conclusions:
Make logical conclusions and proposals based on information received by his/her own data or other sources or by using modern methods of tourist Market research;
Make optimal managing conclusions based on analysis, synthesis, innovative attitudes of research outcomes, and acquired knowledge;
Present his/her own work/research outcomes and conclusions, assert and maintain them in oral or written ways in Georgian and foreign languages with professionals and nonprofessionals;
Have contacts with representatives of the tourist industry in his/her own country or abroad;
Increase and develop his/her knowledge based on appreciating his/her knowledge, skills, and abilities critically and objectively;
Develop specializing degree in doing researches in order to acquire the next level of education (PhD);
Masters will occupy positions at tourist organizations, services appropriate to State institutions, take part in planning tourism, determine its developing politics, create and manage their own business.