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Tourism is distinguished by UNESCO as one of the most important spheres of the professional education. Therefore, the speciality “Tourism” is very popular among students all over the world nowadays.

 

Tourism is a sphere of activity that includes in itself the entire range of services of recreation organization: starting from the accommodation services to the formation of a unique excursion programmes, compiling a tourist route, satisfying the consumer’s demand of citizens of Kazakhstan and foreign guests for tourist and spa services. This is a good scope of work for applying a wide variety of skills and abilities, where you can fully discover your creative potential.

 

Code: 6В11101

Academic degree: bachelor in the field of services

Mode of study: full-time (traditional, distance learning technologies)

Course duration:

  • 4 years after secondary education
  • 3 years after the vocational secondary education
  • 2 years after the higher education

Special aspects of the programme

  • Innovative method of training
  • Practice-oriented courses
  • Trilingualism throughout the training
  • Advanced English, Turkish, Chinese, Italian
  • Certified courses of booking and reservation in the service sector
  • Participation in the research institute of tourism as a part of scientific projects
  • Opportunity to undertake international internship (Turkey, Italy, Russia), in the «Tau-Turan» CJSC, in restaurants, in hotel facilities
  • Activity of the «Turan Nomads», «Global Tourism Service» business incubator, «Tourist» the tourist club

Compulsory and elective (optional) disciplines:

  • basis of tourismology
  • tourism guide
  • geography of the international tourism
  • tourism management
  • basics of entrepreneurship in tourism
  • cross-cultural communication in service
  • legal regulation of business activities
  • personal efficiency of an entrepreneur
  • technics of sale of services of the tourist industry
  • electronic system of booking and reservation in tourism and services
  • recreation and balneology
  • introduction to the enterprise
  • ecological tourism
  • local lore studies and museology

Lecturers, business coaches

Master classes, trainings, seminars are conducted by experienced teachers, well-known specialists, business trainers in the sphere of tourism and service:

  • Kalenova Saulesh Abdrazahovna (professor, holder of the title «The Best University Teacher of 2015»)
  • Korablev Valeriy Anatolyevich (professor, holder of titles «Honored Tourism Instructor of the Republic of Kazakhstan», «Honorary Worker of Tourism of the Republic of Kazakhstan», «Honored Traveler of Russia», licentiate of «Best coverage in tourist media of 2015»)
  • Vukolov Vladimir Nikolaevich (Professor, Director of the Research Institute of Tourism, holder of the title «Best University Teacher of 2006, 2014»)
  • Khokhlenko Evgenia Anatolyevna (General Director of «Premium Travel Company» LLP)
  • Zimin Maksim Andreevich (General Director of «Master Park» LLP, President of the Rafting Federation of Kazakhstan)
  • Mitin Anton Aleksandrovich (Director of «Almaty / Astana City Tour» LLP)
  • Khokhlenko Viktor (Supervisor of cruise sales of marketing department of «Premium Travel Company» LLP)

Our partners

The educational programme includes a compulsory on-the-job training. During studying activity you have an opportunity to try the hand in the leading tour operators’ companies (inbound tourism, outbound tourism, internal tourism), in hotel and restaurant business sphere, in children’s and youth tourism, in the sphere of business administration and in travel management.

Bases for practice:

  • Department of Tourism and External Relations of Almaty city
  • Federation of sporting tourism and all-round tourism of Almaty
  • «Kazakhstan Tourist Association»
  • The Association for the Conservation of the Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK)
  • Association of Tourist Agencies of Kazakhstan (ATAK)
  • «Premium Company Travel» LLP
  • «Sаnita Tours International» LLP
  • «Touroperator Kompas» LLP
  • «Almaty / Astana City Tour» LLP
  • «Global Tourism Service»
  • «Almaty Regional Centre of Children’s and Youth Tourism and Excursions»

International Programs

Within the framework of international cooperation and programs on academic mobility, students have the opportunity to study and undertake an internship and practice in the partner universities offered at their choice:

  • Istanbul Arel University, Istanbul, Turkey;
  • Kastamonu University, Kastamonu, Turkey;
  • Berjaya University College of Hospitality, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;
  • University of Agribusiness and Regional Development, Plovdiv, Bulgaria;
  • Economic University of Varna, Varna, Bulgaria;
  • Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi, Georgia;
  • St. Petersburg State University of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • International Academy of Tourism in Antalya, Antalya, Turkey.
  • The University of Economy in Bydgoszczа, г.Быдгощ, Poland

Career prospects (professions)

Graduates can apply professional knowledge in various spheres of tourism and service:

  • Department of Tourism and External Relations of Almaty city
  • akimats and state enterprises
  • Kazakhstan Tourist Association (KTA)
  • Association of Tourist Agencies of Kazakhstan (ATAK)
  • hotel and restaurant business
  • hospitality training centers
  • organizations that book tickets
  • rehabilitation centers for people with disabilities, which provide services for organization of tourist trips for the disabled
  • agencies and leisure activities organizations
  • resort business
  • sports and health services
  • business administration
  • advertising services
  • the sphere of education

Prospects of career growth of managers on tourism are connected with improvement of professional skill (in system of continuous vocational training for achievement of higher qualification).

 

Professional growth of the manager in the tourist sphere is connected with the management career, when you, gradually improving yourself, can become the head of the tourist company.

Tourism is distinguished by UNESCO as one of the most important spheres of the professional education. Therefore, the speciality “Tourism” is very popular among students all over the world nowadays.

 

Tourism is a sphere of activity that includes in itself the entire range of services of recreation organization: starting from the accommodation services to the formation of a unique excursion programmes, compiling a tourist route, satisfying the consumer’s demand of citizens of Kazakhstan and foreign guests for tourist and spa services. This is a good scope of work for applying a wide variety of skills and abilities, where you can fully discover your creative potential.

 

Codes:

7M11101 – Scientific and pedagogical field

7M11102 – Specialized education

 

Academic degree: master’s degree

Mode of study: full-time

Course duration:

  • 2 years after the higher education (scientific and pedagogical field)
  • 1 year after the higher (specialized education)

Special aspects of the programme

  • Innovative method of training
  • Practice-oriented courses
  • Trilingualism throughout the training
  • Advanced English
  • Certified courses of booking and reservation in the service sector
  • Participation in the research institute of tourism as a part of scientific projects
  • Opportunity to undertake international internship (Turkey, Italy, Russia), in the «Tau-Turan» CJSC, in restaurants, in hotel facilities
  • Activity of the «Turan Nomads», «Global Tourism Service» business incubator, «Tourist» the tourist club

Compulsory and elective (optional) disciplines:

  • current studies of the tourism industry
  • competitive start-up in tourism
  • innovative activity of tourist organizations
  • the concept of sustainable tourism development
  • innovations in managing the activities of tourist and recreational clusters
  • creation of the kazakhstan tourist brand
  • geoinformation technologies in tourism
  • sociological research in tourism
  • english (certified course)
  • psychology of service and sales in tourism
  • methodological basis for the development of research projects
  • insurance and safety of tourists
  • comprehensive marketing research in the field of tourism

Lecturers, business coaches

Master classes, trainings, seminars are conducted by experienced teachers, well-known specialists, business trainers in the sphere of tourism and service:

  • Kalenova Saulesh Abdrazahovna (professor, holder of the title «The Best University Teacher of 2015»)
  • Korablev Valeriy Anatolyevich (professor, holder of titles «Honored Tourism Instructor of the Republic of Kazakhstan», «Honorary Worker of Tourism of the Republic of Kazakhstan», «Honored Traveler of Russia», licentiate of «Best coverage in tourist media of 2015»)
  • Vukolov Vladimir Nikolaevich (Professor, Director of the Research Institute of Tourism, holder of the title «Best University Teacher of 2006, 2014»)
  • Khokhlenko Evgenia Anatolyevna (General Director of «Premium Travel Company» LLP)
  • Zimin Maksim Andreevich (General Director of «Master Park» LLP, President of the Rafting Federation of Kazakhstan)
  • Mitin Anton Aleksandrovich (Director of «Almaty / Astana City Tour» LLP)
  • Khokhlenko Viktor (Supervisor of cruise sales of marketing department of «Premium Travel Company» LLP)

Our partners

The educational programme includes a a mandatory research, work practice. During studying activity you have an opportunity to try the hand in the leading tour operators’ companies (inbound tourism, outbound tourism, internal tourism), in hotel and restaurant business sphere, in children’s and youth tourism, in the sphere of business administration and in travel management.

Bases for practice:

  • Department of Tourism and External Relations of Almaty city
  • Federation of sporting tourism and all-round tourism of Almaty
  • «Kazakhstan Tourist Association»
  • The Association for the Conservation of the Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK)
  • Association of Tourist Agencies of Kazakhstan (ATAK)
  • «Premium Company Travel» LLP
  • «Sаnita Tours International» LLP
  • «Touroperator Kompas» LLP
  • «Almaty / Astana City Tour» LLP
  • «Farab» International Tourism Agency
  • «Almaty Regional Centre of Children’s and Youth Tourism and Excursions»

International Programs

Within the framework of international cooperation and programs on academic mobility, students have the opportunity to study and undertake an internship and practice in the partner universities offered at their choice:

  • Istanbul Arel University, Istanbul, Turkey;
  • Kastamonu University, Kastamonu, Turkey;
  • Berjaya University College of Hospitality, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;
  • University of Agribusiness and Regional Development, Plovdiv, Bulgaria;
  • Economic University of Varna, Varna, Bulgaria;
  • Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi, Georgia;
  • International Academy of Tourism in Antalya, Antalya, Turkey.

Career prospects (professions)

Graduates can apply professional knowledge in various spheres of tourism and service:

Department of Tourism and External Relations of Almaty city

  • akimats and state enterprises
  • Kazakhstan Tourist Association (KTA)
  • Association of Tourist Agencies of Kazakhstan (ATAK)
  • hotel and restaurant business
  • hospitality training centers
  • organizations that book tickets
  • rehabilitation centers for people with disabilities, which provide services for organization of tourist trips for the disabled
  • agencies and leisure activities organizations
  • resort business
  • sports and health services
  • business administration
  • advertising services
  • the sphere of education

Prospects of career growth of managers on tourism are connected with improvement of professional skill (in system of continuous vocational training for achievement of higher qualification).

 

Professional growth of the manager in the tourist sphere is connected with the management career, when you, gradually improving yourself, can become the head of the tourist company.

The admissions committee
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