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Tourism Management (DIT)

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The programme aims to provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge that will ensure their excellent training for a professional career in the tourism labour market.
The aim of the programme is to provide knowledge and skills through the methodology of distance learning in “Tourism Management”, preparing young scientists who will be able to successfully manage positions in the tourism sector. The programme concerns an interdisciplinary field and promotes innovation and entrepreneurship in tourism, which is the largest sector of the Greek economy, contributing almost 20% of the domestic GDP.
The strategic aim of the School of Social Sciences of the Hellenic Open University (HOU) is to make the programme “Tourism Management” a reference point and a pole of development of distance tourism education. The objectives of the programme are to become a reference point and a centre of excellence in the field of tourism management.

  • The promotion of the field of study of Tourism and its applications.
  • The creation and development of tourism executives with theoretical and practical knowledge.
  • To meet the needs of the labour market of the tourism sector. To cultivate and promote research in the field of tourism.

The main reasons that justify the need for the creation of a distance learning undergraduate programme in Tourism Management are identified as follows:

  • The demand in Greece for undergraduate studies in Tourism is particularly high.
  • Studies with similar content and thematic focus are not offered through distance education by the country’s Universities and TEI, thus excluding access to knowledge for those already working in the tourism sector who are unable to have a daily physical presence during their studies.
  • The development of a modern and innovative curriculum in Tourism Management contributes to the competitiveness of the HOU, because it completes the offer of knowledge and skills from the undergraduate level to the postgraduate programme “Tourism Business Management”.

Minimum Duration of Studies: 4 academic years

ECTS Credits of the Programme of Studies: 240

Classification according to the Unesco ISCED-2013 code:

  • based on the field of education: 1015 – Travel, Tourism and Leisure
  • based on the level of study: 6

Language of instruction: The language of instruction of the programme is Greek.

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Upon successful completion of the “Tourism Management” programme, its graduates are expected to:

  • Have acquired a strong scientific background in a range of subjects related to Tourism Management and Tourism Enterprises/Organizations.
  • Have developed the necessary scientific knowledge and skills in the field of Tourism Management and Tourism Enterprises/Organisations, which will enable them to pursue a career in both the private sector and the wider public sector.
  • To understand the influences and interactions between economic conditions, funding opportunities, government policy, business environment and the tourism industry, both nationally and internationally.
  • Have developed an extensive knowledge of the interdisciplinary elements of the tourism phenomenon that explain its nature and development at microeconomic and macroeconomic levels.
  • Analyse the complexity of the economic dimension of tourism and its interconnection with tourism development and the implementation of tourism policy at national, regional or local level.
  • As executives of their businesses and organisations, they are able to contribute to the design and implementation of business strategies and policies for tourism development, based on the analysis of market factors and the wider political, economic, social and technological environment.
  • Critically evaluate and select appropriate economic and statistical methods and management techniques to solve problems arising in the context of their work in tourism enterprises and organisations.
  • They can take initiatives to integrate in their business and organisation both new technologies and organisational changes appropriate to the evolving tourism environment.
  • They have developed the necessary competences and lifelong learning skills required to ensure their continuing professional development and which will enable them to meet the requirements of relevant postgraduate studies, if they so wish.

Graduates of High Schools or holders of corresponding or similar secondary education degrees earned either abroad or in Greece.

Knowledge of a foreign language as well as familiarity with the use of computers, e-mail, and the Internet will significantly facilitate participation in the program.

The Programme of Studies lasts four (4) years divided into eight (8) semesters. The first seven (7) semesters comprise three (3) Modules of ten (10) credit units (ECTS) each. The eighth semester comprises seven (7) Modules of ten (10) ECTS credits each, of which students are invited to choose three (3).

The structure of the Programme by year and semester is as follows:

1st Year

1st Semester

DIT10 Quantitative Methods in Tourism Management

(C¹, 10 ECTS)

DIT11 Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality

(C, 10 ECTS)

DIT12 Hotel Enterprises and Services Management

(C, 10 ECTS)

2nd Semester

DIT21 Accounting for Tourism Enterprises

(C, 10 ECTS)

DIT22 Information and Communication Technologies in Hospitality

(C, 10 ECTS)

DIT13 Economics of Tourism Enterprises

(C, 10 ECTS)

2nd Year

3rd Semester

DIT31 Administration of Tourist Bodies and Organizations

(C, 10 ECTS)

DIT32 Sociology of Tourism

(C, 10 ECTS)

DIT33 Economics of Tourism

(C, 10 ECTS)

4th Semester

DIT23 Tourism Law

(C, 10 ECTS)

DIT42 Transport in Tourism

(C, 10 ECTS)

DIT43 Financial Management for Tourism Enterprises

(C, 10 ECTS)

3rd Year

5th Semester

DIT51 Tourism Geography

(C, 10 ECTS)

DIT52 Research Methods in Tourism

(C, 10 ECTS)

DIT53 Tourism Marketing

(C, 10 ECTS)

6th Semester

DIT61 Tourism Planning and Policy

(C, 10 ECTS)

DIT62 Communication and Crisis Management in Tourism

(C, 10 ECTS)

DIT63 Management and Human Resource Management for Tourism Enterprises

 

 (C, 10 ECTS)

4th Year

7th Semester

DIT71 Tourism Development

(C, 10 ECTS)

DIT72 Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Tourism

(C, 10 ECTS)

DIT73 Special and Alternative Forms of Tourism

(C, 10 ECTS)

8th Semester

DIT41 Events Management

(E², 10 ECTS)

DIT81 Culture and Tourism: Management and Promotion

(E, 10 ECTS)

DIT82 Environmental Management in Tourism

(E, 10 ECTS)

DIT83 Tourism Destination Management

(E, 10 ECTS)

DIT84 Distribution Channels for Tourism Products

(E, 10 ECTS)

DIT85 European Union and Tourism Policy

(E, 10 ECTS)

DIT86 E-business in Tourism

(E, 10 ECTS)

Notes:

C¹: Compulsory

E²: Elective

 

Module Selection Instructions 

Students may choose from one (1) to three (3) Modules per semester. When selecting a Module for the first semester, it is recommended that students choose Modules DIT10 and DIT11, because these topics are useful in other Modules of the programme. If they do not have sufficient time to study the above two Modules, it is recommended that they choose DIT10. If they have enough time to choose a third Module in addition to the two Modules, they may choose DIT12 in addition to DIT10 and DIT11.

In the process of registering for a Module, the Modules of the previous semesters must be passed first and then the Modules of the next semester must be declared. For example, if students have successfully completed one (1) Module from the first semester and in the second semester they wish to select three (3) Modules, must necessarily register the remaining two (2) Modules from the first semester and one (1) from the second semester, and so on. In the eighth (8) semester, students must select three (3) Modules from DIT41, DIT81, DIT82, DIT83, DIT84, DIT85 and DIT86.

The minimum duration of the programme is four (4) years. In order for students to complete the programme in four academic years, they must select 3 Modules in each semester of study.

In order to obtain the degree, the student must successfully complete 24 Modules of the programme.

DIRECTOR of the PROGRAMME of STUDIES

Koumanakos Evangelos, Associate Professor
e-mail: koumanakos@eap.gr
Brief CV

THEMATIC UNIT COORDINATORS

DIT10 CHALIKIAS MILTIADIS chalikias.miltiadis@ac.eap.gr Brief CV
DIT11 MAVRAGANI ELENI mavragani.eleni@ac.eap.gr Brief CV
DIT12 BELIAS DIMITRIOS belias.dimitrios@ac.eap.gr Brief CV
DIT13 AGIOMYRGIANAKIS GEORGIOS gmagios@eap.gr Brief CV
DIT21 KOUMANAKOS EVANGELOS koumanakos@eap.gr Brief CV
DIT22 SFAKIANAKIS GEORGIOS sfakianakis.georgios@ac.eap.gr Brief CV
DIT23 AGIOMYRGIANAKIS GEORGIOS gmagios@eap.gr Brief CV
DIT31 MARINAKOS KONSTANTINOS marinakos.konstantinos@ac.eap.gr Brief CV
DIT32 DIDASKALOU ELENI didaskalou.eleni@ac.eap.gr Brief CV
DIT33 MARKAKI MARIA markaki.maria@ac.eap.gr Brief CV
DIT33 MENEGAKI ANGELIKI amenegaki@aua.gr Brief CV
DIT41 SERGOPOULOS KONSTANTINOS sergopoulos.konstantinos@ac.eap.gr Brief CV
DIT42 POULAKI IOULIA poulaki.ioulia@ac.eap.gr Brief CV
DIT43 KOUMANAKOS EVANGELOS koumanakos@eap.gr Brief CV
DIT51 PAPAGEORGIOU MARILENA papageorgiou.marilena@ac.eap.gr Brief CV
DIT52 MICHAILIDIS ANASTASIOS michailidis.anastasios@ac.eap.gr Brief CV
DIT53 TRICHAS NIKOLAOS trichas.nikolaos@ac.eap.gr Brief CV
DIT61 GIANNOUKOU IOANNA giannoukou.ioanna@ac.eap.gr Brief CV
DIT62 BELIAS DIMITRIOS belias.dimitrios@ac.eap.gr Brief CV
DIT63 TRICHAS NIKOLAOS trichas.nikolaos@ac.eap.gr Brief CV
DIT71 MARINAKOS KONSTANTINOS marinakos.konstantinos@ac.eap.gr Brief CV
DIT72 KRIEMADIS ATHANASIOS kriemadis.athanasios@ac.eap.gr Brief CV
DIT73 MARKAKI MARIA markaki.maria@ac.eap.gr Brief CV
DIT81 SKOULTSOS SOFOKLIS   Brief CV
DIT82 POULAKI IOULIA poulaki.ioulia@ac.eap.gr Brief CV
DIT83 GIANNOPOULOS ANTONIOS giannopoulos.antonios@ac.eap.gr Brief CV
DIT84 GALANOU AIKATERINI galanou.aikaterini@ac.eap.gr CV
DIT86 TSOURELA MARIA tsourela.maria@ac.eap.gr Brief CV

Financial contribution for admitted students until the academic year 2023-2024:

The financial contribution for students to the Programme is as follows: The cost of each Module is €250.

The total financial contribution for the Programme is: €6,000.

Financial contribution for students commencing from the academic year 2024-2025:

The financial contribution for students to the Programme is as follows: The cost of each Module is €300.

The total financial contribution for the Programme is: €7,200.

For information about the programme contact:

Department of Student Registry

Contact number: 2610367305, 2610367302
Ε-mail: dit@eap.gr

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