The German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) has launched a new programme “International Business & Service Management”. The programme will focus on the tourism sector and related service sectors like transportation, aviation, event management from an international business approach “With a thriving tourism industry in Oman, one that offers many job opportunities, we are proud to announce our new study-programme that was designed to meet the needs of this growing industry in Oman while taking into account global patterns of the tourism industry,” said the Rector of GUtech, Prof. Dr. Michael Modigell.
Prof. Dr. Heba Aziz, acting dean of the faculty of Business and Economics and Head of the tourism department, said: “The BSc in International Business & Service Management programme helps students to understand the specifics of the tourism industry alongside a core of business modules. Prof. Heba Aziz further explained, that the programme is career oriented and students will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to work in this growing sector and related service sectors. “Our graduates will be able work in managerial positions in business, tourism, culture and transportation operations,” Prof. Heba Aziz added that, “IBSM comes as a continuation of the Sustainable Tourism and Regional Development Bachelor programme that has been running at GUtech since its inception in 2007. Graduates of the STRD programme are currently working at Omran, Oman Exhibition and Convention Center, Muriya Tourism Development, Oman Airport Management Company, and Oman Air.
Like its predecessor the programme has ample opportunities of linking academia to the work environment. “Employers were always very happy with our students and appreciated them spending longer periods in the work placement; for this programme we have increased our internship period to 12 weeks and we offer students an opportunity to work in Oman and overseas.” The programme is carefully aligned with tourism and service sector needs in Oman as well as the overall requirements of the Omani business environment.
Depending on their educational background, students have several entry points into the BSc programme. Holders of a General Secondary Education Diploma of the Sultanate of Oman will be requested to complete GUtech’s Foundation Programme first.
For more details please check out the GUtech website www.gutech.edu.om https://www.gutech.edu.om/academic/business-economics/sustainable-tourism-and-regional-development/