School of Business

HND Business Tourism

2-year Study Programme
Accredited Programme
EU Recognised - 120 ECTS
If we want to follow the rapidly changing society in which we live and follow all innovative solutions that enrich us, and satisfy our business partners, colleagues, friends and family with our expertise in practice, we have to realize that we should be a learning society and that education is our path to the future.
Janja Viher,
CEO at Maribor - Pohorje Toursit Board

Student Satisfaction

  • 95% students say we met and exceeded their expecations about the programme
  • 97% students would recommend us to a friend
  • Student success rate is between 80% in 90%

Programme Summary

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Why Take This Study Programme?


Tourism is one of the fastest growing industry not only in Slovenia, Europe but also in the World. With 800 million emerging population joining the global travel community, Business Graduates in Tourism will be most demanded.

Competences gained at this study programme will enable you to use your knowledge in practise immediately and prepare you to exciting future that is in front of us.


Your projects will be evaluated by lecturers from companies

100% courses built by industry

100 days of internship in a company

Become a Business Tourism Professional and change your career perspective! With effective and appropriate guidance this study programme will enable you obtain crucial competences as a Manager in Tourism.

By the time of graduation you will have your own portfolio of real-life projects to present to your future employer.

The content of the program has been prepared in cooperation with


Programme Structure



Lecturers in Business – Tourism study program are recognized professional employed by leading multinationals and local enterprises with expertise in sales, procurment, tourism product design, business management and others. They are be able to provide you with up-to date industry knowledge.

Programme Structure


Professional terminology in a foreign language6
Business Communication6
Information Science5
Business mathematics and statistics6
Company organisation and management6
Business Finance basics6
Corporate law6
Quality management5
Product and business process design6
Business logistics5
Design of tourism products5
Diploma Thesis5

Entry Requirements


To enrol in this study programme you must have:

  • Completed Secondary / High-School Education – 12 years
  • Proof of English Language Level upon entry, which could be one of the following:
    • ELSA Score of at least 380
    • TOELF iBT score of at least 79
    • IELTS score of at least 5.5
    • FCA (A)
    • other equivalent English Assessment, subject to Academia approval
Quota Available

Total quota for enrolment in 2019 / 2020 for the programme is 60.

Recognition of Prior Knowledge

If you have already taken or completed an education in other higher educational institution, we may recognise this knowledge in the courses. Students are to submit the RPK-Form after enrolment. Courses can be recognised fully or partly.

Courses completed 10 years ago or before are a not subject to recognition.

Courses are recognised by Academic Committee on the basis of Lecturers’ recommendation.

Recognition of prior knowledge is free of charge.

Course of Lectures


800 Hours of Lectures and Tutorials are in English

Lectures and Tutorials are conducted one after another, which enables you to focus on a specific subject and study more effectively.

All Lectures and Lab Work are conducted in English, also recorded and available for students on online study portal E-Academia the following day.

Facilities including lecture rooms, computer labs and self-study rooms at Academia are fully accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Slovenia in accordance to high quality standards.

Guest Lectures

Every theory course students have one guest lecture from an Tourism Industry Expert to explain the importance of a particular course for the industry.

Study Trips

In every theory course students will visit a leading industry company, have the opportunity to network with employers and see the study programme in practise.

800 hours of internship in real-work environment

The internship is an important compnent of this study programme.  It is structured in the following manner:

  1. Communication– 4 ECTS
  2. Analysis – 3 ECTS
  3. Business – 5 ECTS
  4. Business processes and Law – 4 ECTS
  5. Tourism and Quality – 6 ECTS
  6. Ergonomics and safety at work – 6 ECTS



In real-work environemnt you will have a mentor from an enterprise who will guide you through an internship. Internship is also a base for diploma thesis.

Programme Accreditation


Type of the Programme

Name of obtained Degree:Economist (ekonomist)
Education Level:6/1
Type of the Programme:Short-Cycle of Higher Education


Validity of Degree

Study program Business – Tourism (“Ekonomist”) is publicly accredited and recognised programme by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia (Official Gazette of RS, Nos. 86/04 and 100/13).

Education is recognised within European Union with 120 credits according to the European Credit Transfer System.

Next to official Diploma Document students will receive an annex with detailed information about the study programme and competences gained while studying at Academia.

Opportunities for further study after Graduation

Once students graduate at Academia, they can enrol into 3rd or 2nd Year of Bachelor Degree in Business and/or Tourism.

Our Business Torusim Graduates are Employed by

Continuation of study

In Slovenia

In accordance with the transfer criteria, Business  Tourism graduates of Academia college may enter the second year of undergraduate study program of related disciplines.

In the UK

In accordance with the transfer criteria, Business  Tourism graduates of Academia college may enter the third year of undergraduate study program of related disciplines.

With a diploma of Academia, a student may enter the third year of the following undergraduate study programs