Translation of the Swedish course syllabus 
Tourism Management, 7.5 credits
(Turismmanagement, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1045TR
Subject area: Tourism Studies
Main field of study: Tourism Studies
Academic school: School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Disciplinary domain: Social Sciences 100%
Grading scale: AF
Education cycle: First-cycle (Bachelor)
Course level: B (intermediate)
Progressive specialisation: G2F (First cycle. Entry requirements: minimum 60 credits from first-cycle courses)
Language of instruction: English
Valid from: HT 2018 (autumn semester)

1. Validation

This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Humanities, Social Sciences and Technology at Södertörn University on 2018-04-23 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

2. Entry requirements

The equivalent of English B and 60 credits in Social Sciences or Humanities.

3. Learning outcomes

On completing the course, the student is able to:
  • present different aspects of professional management in the tourism system from different stakeholder perspectives using a sustainable approach.
  • describe different types of management strategies consistent with a tourist organisation's goals and how these may be applied in the organisation.
  • analyse and evaluate a tourist company's management processes, based on its role in the supply chain and the service management system.
  • - identify a destination's various stakeholders and analyse their role in the destination’ governance and organisation.
  • critically examine how a tourist company operates from local, regional, national and international perspectives using a sustainable approach.

  • 4. Course content, modules and examinations

    The course starts with an introduction to tourism management from different perspectives, discussing basic knowledge about how a tourist organisations can be organised and controlled. Different management strategies are discussed from different tourist organisations' overall goals. During the course a tourist company is studied, where management processes within the frame of a service management system are analysed. These management processes are then integrated with the company's role in a tourist product’s entire value chain, in which other companies also participate.
    In addition, methods for how to analyse a destination and its stakeholders' and operations’ management are studied. Using these analysis methods, a tourist destination and its management are investigated and analysed. This is presented in a plan for destination management and control. Subsequently, the destination plan is analysed using a sustainable perspective, discussing the plan's impact on the tourist destination and how this impact can be managed. This is presented in a consequence and action plan for the destination. Finally, external issues are studied, such as risks, globalisation and travel trends, and how they influence the management of tourist destinations.

    • Tourism Management, 7,5 credits
      (Turismmanagement, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

    • 1001, Tourism Management, 7,5 credits
      (Turismmanagement, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F

    5. Course design

    Lectures, seminars and group work.

    6. Examination format

  • Written group report
  • Individual written report
  • Oral presentation individually and in groups
  • Seminar participation

    At most one (1) missing seminar occasion may, in consultation with the course coordinator, be compensated for via an individual written assignment.
  •  The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

    7. Reading list

    If there are changes in the reading list between semesters, a new list for the next semester is to be validated no later than July 15 and December 15 respectively.
    Valid from Valid to Decision date Decision board
    HT 2018HT 20182018-11-16Ämnesrådet för turismvetenskap
    VT 2019VT 20192018-11-16Ämnesrådet för turismvetenskap
    HT 20192019-05-14Ämnesrådet för turismvetenskap

    8. Restrictions on accreditation

    The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.

    9. Other stipulations
    Following the Vice-Chancellors decision on internationalization and grade scale at Södertörn University College (dnr: 1148-1.1.2-2018), this syllabus replaces the syllabus with course code 1038TR, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1776-2.1.1-2018).