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Matej Bel University - Slovakia
Description organisation:

The Department of Tourism and Hospitality has come into existence in the year 1964 and is the higher education institution with the longest tradition in Slovakia. The professionals deal except the basic high-school and doctorate education system also with some basic and applied research in the area of tourism and hotel management, they provide courses of a lifelong education, arrange research seminars and conferences, edit professional magazine Economic Revue of Tourism and do counselling and consultations. The study at the department lasts five years and is divided into the Bachelor Degree and the Master Degree. The basic bachelor study [Bc.] is orientated towards corporate economics. It lasts for three years and is completed by a final exam. The graduate of this programme is able to work in the field of operational management, is able to organise and lead the employers in the hotel, hospitality and travel agency enterprises, communicate in two foreign languages. The master degree study programme lasts for two years. The student can study in three main specialisation: hotel and hospitality management [accredited by EFAH], travel agency management and intercultural communication in tourism. The master degree study programme is completed by a final exam in the subject of study, including the support of thesis work. The graduates are given the title Dipl. Ing. The faculty also offers a doctorate study and the doctorates are given the degree of doctor of philosophy [PhD.]. The Faculty of Economics has been registered by ISO 9001 in 1999.
Address: Tajovského 10
Banska Bystrica 975 90
Contact person: Ing. Ph.D. Jana Kucerová

The bachelor study degree programme offers 37 courses and master degree study programme 23 courses.

Under Graduate:


Post Graduate:

Number of students: Direct study programme 350 students in one academic year distance study programme 150 students in one academic year
Main teaching language: Slovak
Other teaching language:

Introduction to Tourism - German, Regional Tourism Planning - English, Management of Tourism Businesses - English, Human Resource Management - English, Intercultural Relations in Tourism - English, French, German

Students facilities and other practical information

Computers: Available at the faculty

Available at the faculty
ECTS: 6 ECTS for every course in foreign language

Small fitness, swimming pool, gym, tennis court, table tennis and outdoor playgrounds

Fees: No school fees
Insurance: Own travel insurance
Term dates:

Winter term from 15 September to 2 February, summer term from 12 February to 15 June.

Students's accomodation

The student dormitory has different types of rooms shared by 3, 2 or 1 student. Every two rooms build a unit together with the toilette and washbasin or bathroom. The monthly rent for furnished accommodation might be from €6,- up to €12,- The fridge is not in every room and meanwhile no dormitory has a washing machine.

Research interests

Key words:
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Cultural Tourism
  • Tourism Market in Slovakia
  • Regional Tourism Development Plans
  • Quality Standards in the Higher Education in Tourism
Modification date: Wednesday, 26 January 2011

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