Business German and Tourism Management

    A cooperation between the Asian Studies program at the HTWG Konstanz and selected partner universities in ASIA: In this cooperation program, Asian students first complete a two-year program at their home universities, then finish their degree with a two-year program in Konstanz. Graduates earn a bachelor’s degree from both universities.

    Profile

    Degree

    Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)

    Department

    Business, Cultural, and Legal Studies

    Projected Length of Studies

    7 Semesters

    Start of Studies

    winter semester

    Standard Class Size

    30

    Occupational Profile

    • Graduates from the Business German and Tourism Management (WDT) program are qualified to work in the field of tourism management for international companies at the interface between Asia and Europe. They also acquire the qualifications to pursue a master’s studies in Germany, their home country or elsewhere around the world.

       

       

    • Professional Qualifications

      Working in the globalized economy requires more than specialized knowledge and expertise. Graduates also need to be:

      • Flexible and adaptable
      • Value-oriented
      • Solution-oriented
      • Able to make decisions in complex work environments
      • A team player

      The WDT curriculum is tailor-made to help you acquire and expand these skills. You will take courses in German language, business administration, economics, business law, regional studies, and intercultural communication that prepare you to work both in Germany as well as Asia. You also have the possibility of gaining essential practical experience via a 3-month internship at a German company.

      Career Perspectives

      Students in the Business German and Tourism Management (WDT) program gain a wide-range of skills that enable them to work in various professional fields, such as:

      • Tourism Management
      • Marketing and Sales
      • Project Management and Consulting
      • Export, Trade and Logistics
      • Teaching German as a Foreign Language

      This also means a broad range of potential employers:

      • Industry and service providers
      • Chambers of commerce and other organizations
      • NGOs and start-up companies

      Your bachelor’s degree however also prepares you for master’s programs at universities and universities of applied sciences in Germany and abroad.

       

    Tailor-Made Bachelor’s Degree

    Students in the WDT program first acquire solid German language skills and take introductory courses in business and economics at their home universities. At the HTWG-Konstanz, students then complete their main studies by taking Business German courses as well as specialized courses in tourism management, focusing on tourism marketing. The program also covers foundation courses in business, regional studies and intercultural communication.

    Our Cooperation Partners

    The program in Business German and Tourism Management (WDT) is a cooperation between the HTWG Konstanz and the German departments at our partner universities in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam. Students who have successfully completed their preparatory studies at our partner universities can apply for the 2-year WDT program in Konstanz. Our esteemed partner universities include:

    • BLCU - Beijing Language and Culture University one of the WDT-program´s first three partners, has been collaborating with us since 2007

    • XISU - Xi‘an International Studies University, one of the WDT program’s first three partners, has been collaborating with us since 2007

    • SUJ - The State University of Jakarta, one of the WDT program’s first three partners, has been collaborating with us since 2007

    • SJTU - Shanghai Jiaotong University has been a partner of the Business German and Tourism Management program since 2013

    • UM - University of Malaya has been a partner of the Business German and Tourism Management program since 2013

    • WZU - Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages has been a partner of the Business German and Tourism Management program since 2015

    • ULIS - University of Foreign Languages and International Studies has been a partner of the Business German and Tourism Management program since 2016

    • USSH - Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities has been a partner of the Business German and Tourism Management program since 2017

    • QDU - Qingdao University has been a partner of the Business German and Tourism Management program since 2017

    • KGU - Kyonggi University has been a partner of the Business German and Tourism Management program since 2017

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    • Prof. Dr. Gabriele Thelen

      Program Director WDT / Director China-Center

    • Room M 207
      +49 7531 206-640
      gabriele.thelen@htwg-konstanz.de


    • Office hours

      by appointment