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Tourism and Hotel Administration

The group of study fields: Business and Public Management
Field of study program: Tourism and Leisure
Code of study program: 6531LX075
Type of study program: Undergraduate (college higher education) study programme
Cycle of study program: Professional Bachelor degree programme

Language of study program: Lithuanian, English, Russian
Credits and form of study program: 180 credits. Full-time studies - 3 years, part-time studies - 4 years.

Upon completion of Tourism and Hotel Administration study program, graduates receive Professional Bachelor of Business Management.

Tourism sector is getting more popular in Lithuania and in all the world. Every year millions of people are traveling and using tourism services. There are many new tourism enterprises in Lithuania every year - hotels, restaurants, shopping centres, and the existing eterprises are expanding their business also. That's why they need high qualified specialists who have the tourism related education and qualification.

There is established a modern practical placement in Utena Univeristy of Applied Sciences - Training Hospitality Centre, which has hotel rooms, training kitchen, trainign bar, reception, modern technologies.

During the studies students have an opportunity to have their practices in the high standards hotels abroad (e.g., Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Austria, Spain, etc.), can go for exchange studies in other higher education institutions located in Bulgaria, Turkey, Latvia, Portugal and other countries.

Utena College is a member of SPACE, an international association of European higher education schools, so students have the opportunity to take exam for receiving the SPACE diploma in Eurobusiness, Eurotourism or Eurolanguages.

Students develop their specialty practical skills in located at the faculty base imitation companies (IB), where they have the opportunity to obtain international Europen Pen-International certificates (recognized in over 40 countries worldwide), attend national and international IB fairs, and improve their creativity, entrepreneurship, and communication skills.
During the studies we work with specialized computer programs applied in the tourism business Rezervation Partner, Presta, Amadeus and others.
Each year students organize and participate in excursions to Lithuania and neighbouring countries.
During studies students are provided with the following opportunities:
  • Attend student international and national conferences.
  • Participate in student representation activities.
  • Listen to lectures by tourism practitioners and attend meetings with celebrities.
  • Organize and participate in events.
Having graduated from Tourism and Hotel Administration study programme, it is possible to work in tourism enterprises providing with accommodation and catering, travel organisation, tourism information, entertainment and event management companies, recreation and other services necessary to meet the needs of the tourist, as well as it enables to establish a business enterprise providing with tourism services. 
Graduates can continue their studies in the Universities.

The main objective of Tourism and Hotel Administration study program is to prepare specialists able to administer Tourism and Hotel Business, establish a tourism company and coordinate its activity, assure quality of services, work with modern technologies, perform applied researches of own area.

After graduation students will:

1. Be able to establish a tourism company

2. Be able to organize the tourism company activity

3. Be able to organize provision with tourism information

4. Be able to organize provision with catering services

5. Be able to organize accommodation services

6. Be able to provide with organized travels

7. Be able to use resources of the tourism company efficiently

8. Be able to assess quality of the provided services

Alternatively an optional module: Hotel Administration

9. Be able to organize the hotel activity

Alternatively an optional module: Organization of Entertainment and Recreation Services

10. Be able organize entertainment and recreation services

Students of Tourism and Hotel Administration study program study these subjects:

Full-time studies:

1st year
1 semester 2 semester
Subject Credits Subject Credits
Philosophy/Sociology/ Communication psychology 3 Professional Foreign Language 4
Professional Foreign Language (e., g.) 7 Intercultural Communication 3
Foreign Language II 3 Foreign Language II 4
Statistical analysis of data 4 Cooking and Serving 6
Information Technologies 4 Fundamentals of Economy 4
Professional Language Culture 3 Organization of Events 3
Fundamentals of Tourism Organization 6 Cooking and Serving Practice 6
2nd year
3 semester 4 semester
Subject Credits Subject Credits
Management of Documents 3 Organization of Tourism Business
Social Research Methodology 3 Industrial and Civil Safety 3
Travel Geography 5 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
Travel Organization 5 Fundamentals of Management 4
Accommodation Business 4 Business Law 4
Professional Skills Training Practice 7 Tourism Marketing and Research 4
Optional Subject 3 Practice Placement in a Tourism Enterprise 9
Optional Subject 3
3rd year
5 semester 6 semester
Subject Credits Subject Credits
Basics of Accounting  4 Final Practice 10
Sustainable tourism 4 Specialization Module
Optional Subject 3 I module subject 4
Specialization Module II module subject 4
I module subject 6 III module subject 5
II module subject 6 Preparation and Defence of the Final Thesis 7
III module subject 4
Preparation of the Final Thesis 3

Part-time studies:

1st year
1 semester 2 semester
Subject Credits Subject Credits
Philosophy/Sociology/Communication Psychology 3 Professional Foreign Language 4
Professional Foreign Language 7 Professional Language Culture 3
Foreign Language II 3 Foreign Language II 4
Fundamentals of Tourism Organization 6 Cooking and Serving 6
Management of Documents 3 Cooking and Serving Practice 6
2nd year
3 semester 4 semester
Subject Credits Subject Credits
Statistical analysis of data 4 Social Research Methodology 3
Fundamentals of the economy 4 Information Technologies 4
Travel Geography 5 Intercultural Communication  3
Travel Organization 5 Organization of the Events 3
Accommodation Business 4 Professional Skills Training Practice 7
3rd year
5 semester 6 semester
Subject Credits Subject Credits
Module: Organization of Tourism Business Specialization module
Industrial and Civil Safety 3 I module subject  5
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3 II module subject 5
Fundamentals of Management 4 III module subject 4
Business Law 4 Practice Placement in a Tourism Sector Enterprise 9
Tourism Marketing and Research 4 3
Basics of Accounting 4 3
4th year
7 semester 8 semester
Subject Credits Subject Credits
Specialization Module Final Practice 10
I module subject 5 Basics of the Final Thesis Preparation 3
II module subject 5 Preparation and Defence of the Final Thesis 7
III module subject 5 Optional subject 3
Sustainable tourism 4
Optional subject 3

The students of the last year (course) can choose from these alternatively an optional modules

  • Hotels Administration;
  • Organization of entertainment and recretion services.
 Freely chosen subject are selected according to The List of Freely Chosen Subjects and their descriptions.