Mardin Artuklu University School of Tourism and Hotel Management was established in 2010 and since 2011-2012 academic year, the Department of Hospitality Management has provided education in the field of tourism. In 2018 the school was transformed to faculty and was named Faculty of Tourism
The proposal of the Rectorate of Mardin Artuklu University to change the name of the Department of Hospitality Management of the Faculty of Tourism to the Department of Tourism Management was examined at the meeting of the Higher Education Executive Board dated 10/04/2018 and the proposal has been approved on condition that the status of current students is maintained.
The Department of Tourism Management aims to provide qualified labor force to the sector with the required knowledge, skills and competencies required by the tourism sector as well as the qualifications required to train individuals with good knowledge of foreign languages. It also aims to educate individuals who can contribute to the development of tourism in the academic field. In addition to this, to create the awareness needed for the protection of the touristic values in the context of sustainability is another important aim to be achieved.
Admission and Registration Procedures
Admission and registration to the Faculty is regulated in accordance with the Higher Education Law and rules. Students are admitted to the faculty according to the results of Higher Education Institutions Examination (YKS) conducted by Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). The registrations of the candidates who have received enough points for admission to the Faculty are made at the Faculty of Tourism on the dates determined by the Council of Higher Education.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Before the student enrolls in the faculty, the courses taken from the undergraduate or associate degree programs of any higher education institution can be compared with the courses in the program that is registered with the decision of the Faculty Board of Directors.
In addition, for the English courses in the first four semesters of the curriculum, a level examination is held at the beginning of each academic term. Students who pass the exam continue at the upper level (advanced level). The students who have English language level on B2 (Intermediate) and can document this situation from the first semester can take an alternative foreign language course instead of English.
Students who successfully complete all of the courses available in the program (240 ECTS in total) have a bachelor's degree.
In order to obtain a bachelor's degree, students must successfully complete all compulsory and elective courses (equivalent to 240 ECTS) and obtain a weighted grade point average of 60 out of 100 (at least 2.0 out of 4.00). In addition, in order to graduate from this department, students are required to carry out 70-day workplace training (professional practices on the job) in the establishments deemed appropriate by the department board.
Students who have successfully completed this program:
1. Have a basic knowledge about theories, facts and principles related to tourism and tourism management.
2. Have reading, comprehension, speaking and writing skills in English language at least on B2 level of European Language Portfolio.
3. Have reading, understanding, speaking and writing skills in a second foreign language other than English (German, Russian, etc.), at least on A2 level of the European Language Portfolio
4. Gains knowledge and skills about effective communication techniques.
5. Produces professional knowledge from data, synthesizes, analyzes, interprets, evaluates and concludes the produced information; gain the ability of doing research and preparing a project. Gaining experience by using this knowledge to solve problems in tourism sector and contributing to professional development.
6. Gains the ability to use information and communication technologies and automation systems used in tourism enterprises.
7. Knows the national and international legal regulations, professional standards, social, environmental and professional ethical values related to the field of tourism and develops and applies appropriate behaviors.
8. Takes care of personal care, hygiene, clothing and appearance as required by the tourism sector.
9. Recognize and understand different cultures and use communication skills appropriate to the profile of guests from different cultures.
10. Have knowledge about the disciplines related to Tourism Management (General Business, Economics, Accounting, Law, etc.).
11. Have the basic level of knowledge in the fields of tourism management such as accommodation, travel, food and beverage services, event management.
12. Gains knowledge and experience about the types of managers and leadership and tries to manage the people in the business environment in the most effective way.
13. Can offer solutions to problems that will affect service processes in tourism related policies and strategies.
14. Have the awareness of sustainable tourism in terms of preservation of the touristic values of the country in the context of sustainability.
Practice Areas and Career Opportunities
Transition to Top Degree Programs
Candidates who have successfully completed the undergraduate program can study in graduate programs provided that they have a valid score from ALES and have sufficient knowledge of English language.