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Certificate in International Tourism

Program Description

The international tourism industry is dynamic and competitive. From eco-tourism, to medical tourism, to traditional resorts and tours, tourism professionals must understand the practical, social, and ethical aspects of this global industry. The courses required in this certificate provide a comprehensive approach to the industry. The required field experience allows you to combine what you've studied with actual work in the field. Once you complete the certificate, you will have the analytical skills to understand how to make tourism sustainable and equitable and the practical knowledge to work in the industry. This certificate is perfect for professionals already working in the industry and new-comers who want to explore tourism as a career. 

Offered at the Webster University-Thailand Bangkok campus.

Learning Outcomes

Successful graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Compare different cultural, religious, belief and value systems,
  • Demonstrate an understanding of different political and economic systems in the world.
  • Understand and describe the impact of various models of tourism on natural and cultural resources.
  • Understand and describe tourism as a performative act that creates "destinations"
  • Design and implement practice-oriented cultural research.

Degree Requirements 

Student must complete 18 credit hours of work, including all of the following courses:

  • ISTL 1600 Introduction to International Tourism and Development
  • BUSN 1200 Introduction to Business
  • MNGT 2100 Management Theory and Practice
  • ISTL 2500 International Field Experience in International Studiesa
  • ISTL 3600 Intercultural Negotiations
  • MNGT 3700 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management