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Bachelor's Degree in Tourism

Nebrija University
Program overview
4 years
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Spanish, English
Start dates
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Program description

Bachelor's Degree in Tourism

The Bachelor's Degree in Tourism at Nebrija University is the only program in Spain designed with the support of an advisory council that incorporates the main organizations in the sector, such as Iberia, Viajes El Corte Inglés, Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero (the Hotel Industry Technology Institute) and the World Tourism Organization - UNWTO.

All students in the program take part of their studies at the best universities in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Australia or Germany, thus encouraging the creation of an international network of contacts that will last their entire professional life. They also have a Mentors Club, made up of professionals from the sector, who accompany each of them from the beginning of their education until the completion of their Bachelor's Degree.

Admission requirements

  • Graduates of European Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate.
  • Students who have Baccalaureate degrees, diplomas or studies from educational systems of Member States of the European Union, or from other States with which international agreements applicable in this regard have been signed, on a reciprocal basis.
  • Students who have degrees, diplomas or studies homologated to the Baccalaureate degree of the Spanish Educational System, obtained or carried out in educational systems of States that are not members of the European Union with which international agreements have not been signed for the recognition of the Baccalaureate degree in reciprocity, without prejudice to the provisions of article 4 of RD 412/2014.
  • Students who have official degrees of Senior Technician of Vocational Training, Senior Technician of Plastic Arts and Design, or Senior Sports Technician in the Spanish Educational System, or who have degrees, diplomas or studies that have been declared equivalent or homologated to said degrees, without prejudice to the provisions of article 4 of RD 412/2014.
  • Students who have degrees, diplomas or studies, different from those equivalent to the degrees of Baccalaureate, Senior Technician of Vocational Training, Senior Technician of Plastic Arts and Design, or Senior Sports Technician in the Spanish Educational System, obtained or carried out in a Member State of the European Union or in other States with which international agreements applicable in this regard have been signed, on a reciprocal basis, when said students meet the academic requirements demanded in said Member State to access their Universities.
  • People who have passed the university entrance exam for people over 25 years of age.
  • People who have passed the access test to official Bachelor's studies for people over 40 years of age, by means of proof of work or professional experience. The admission procedures through this route can be consulted in "POA_9 Access procedure for people over 40 years old".
  • People who have passed the university entrance exam for people over 45 years of age.
  • Students who have an official university Bachelor's, Master's or equivalent degree.
  • Students who have an official university Associate’s degree, Technical Architect, Technical Engineer, Undergraduate degree, Architect, Engineer, corresponding to the previous organization of university education, or an equivalent degree.
  • Students who have completed partial foreign or Spanish university studies, or who, having completed foreign university studies, have not obtained their homologation in Spain and wish to continue their studies at a Spanish university. In this case, it will be an essential requirement that the Antonio de Nebrija University recognize at least 30 ECTS credits.
  • Students who were able to access the university according to regulations of the Spanish Educational System prior to Organic Law 8/2013, of December 9.
  • Order ECD/1941/2016, of December 22, in its sole transitory provision, establishes that it will not be necessary to pass the Baccalaureate assessment test to access the University in the following cases:

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Program content

First Year

First Semester

  • Economy applied to the tourism sector
  • The Company and its Environment
  • Tourism resources
  • Modern Languages I: German I or French I
  • Structure of the tourism offer

Second Semester

  • Technology applied to the company
  • Modern Languages II: German II or French II
  • Trends in tourism demand
  • Financial Accounting
  • Development of Professional Competences I

Second Year

First Semester

  • Applied Statistics
  • Cultural heritage I
  • Planning of tourist destinations
  • Modern Languages III: German III or French III
  • Modern Languages IV: French I or Chinese I

Second Semester

  • Cultural Heritage II
  • Market research in tourism
  • Modern languages V: Advanced English
  • Modern Languages VI: French II or Chinese II
  • Development of Professional Competences II

Third Year

First Semester

  • Modern languages VII: French III or Chinese III
  • Evaluation of tourism impacts
  • Management of people and equipment in tourism
  • Analytical and Management Accounting
  • Strategic Management

Second Semester

  • Tourism marketing
  • 6 ECTS | Innovation in tourism products
  • 6 ECTS | Internationalization in the tourism sector
  • 6 ECTS | Entrepreneurship in tourism
  • 6 ECTS | Eval. of the Development of Skills in the Company

Fourth Year

First Semester

  • Legal environment in tourism
  • New Technologies in the Tourism Field
  • E-commerce in the tourism sector
  • Elective 1

Operations and Processes in the Hotel Sector

Distribution in the Tourism Sector

Management of tourist destinations

Business and event tourism

  • Elective 2

Business and event tourism

Operations and processes in tourist distribution

Tourism policy

Event design and organization

  • Development of Professional Competencies III

Second Semester

  • Financial management in tourism companies
  • Elective 3

Hotel Management

Management of travel agencies

Tourism development models

Protocol applied to events

  • Elective 4

Creation and management of hotel projects

Creation and management of travel agency projects

Destination marketing

Marketing and communication of events

  • Final Research Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the school's website for more information.

Tuition fees

Cost of tuition: € 8,550 per year


  • Train for the management of any type of information.
  • Motivate to provide quality in services rendered.
  • Promote ethical commitment with customers and companies.
  • Train for problem solving.
  • Promote the ability to adapt to new situations and crisis situations.
  • Enable the development of the ability of organization and planning of the processes.
  • Encourage the development of teamwork.
  • Increase the facility for oral and written communication in the native language
  • Motivate high critical reasoning
  • Promote the exercise of work activity in interdisciplinary teams
  • Develop knowledge of foreign modern languages

Career opportunities

The Department of Tourism, through the School of Social Sciences of Nebrija University, has collaboration agreements with some of the most prestigious international hotel chains, such as NH Hoteles, Meliá Hotels and Husa, as well as tourist companies such as Rumbo, Nuba Tours and Rusticae or in institutions such as the World Tourism Organization or the Institute of Spanish Tourism Quality (ICTE).

The transversality of the tourism sector will allow you to work in very different subsectors and positions:


  • Hotel Director
  • Marketing director
  • Commercial Director
  • Sales Director
  • Director of Customer Service / Guest Relations
  • Director of CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
  • Head of Tourism Destination Planning
  • Product Development Manager
  • Head of Quality and Sustainability
  • Head of Expansion
  • Internationalization Manager
  • Revenue Manager
  • Channel Manager
  • Community Manager
  • Conventions and Congresses Manager
  • HR Manager
  • Communication and PR Director
  • Reservations Director
  • Director of Operations and Quality
  • Food and Beverage Director (F&B)

About this institute

Nebrija University

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Nebrija University

C. de Sta. Cruz de Marcenado, 27
28015 Madrid

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