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Mardin Artuklu University School of Tourism and Hotel Management was established in 2010 and has provided education in the field of tourism with the “Hospitality Management Department” since the academic year of 2011-2012. Tourism affiliated to the Rectorate of Mardin Artuklu University on 04/06/2018 by the Council of Ministers according to the additional 30 and additional articles 158 of the Law No. 2809, dated 28/03/1983, upon the proposal letter of the Ministry of National Education. It was decided to close the School of Business and Hotel Management and to establish a "Tourism Faculty" in accordance with the same date and article of the law.

The proposal of the Rectorate of Mardin Artuklu University to change the name of the Tourism Faculty Hospitality Management Department to Tourism Management Department was examined at the Higher Education Executive Board meeting dated 10/04/2018 and in accordance with the article 7 / d-2 of the Law No. 2547 as amended by Law No. 2880. The proposal was deemed appropriate, provided that the status of current students is preserved. Students will be accepted under the name of "Tourism Management" in the 2019-2020 academic year.


Purpose of the Department

The Department of Tourism Management aims to provide qualified workforce to the sector with the realization of the qualifications required to train individuals with a good level of foreign language knowledge as well as the basic knowledge, skills and competencies required by the tourism sector. In addition, it aims to raise individuals who can contribute to the development of tourism in the academic field and can conduct research in the field of tourism. In addition, creating the awareness needed to protect the owned touristic assets in the context of sustainability is another important goal to be achieved.


Admission and Registration Requirements

Admission and registration to the faculty are regulated within the framework of the Higher Education Law and rules. Students are admitted to the faculty according to the results of the Higher Education Institutions Exam (YKS) conducted by the Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM) - with equal weight points. Registration of candidates who have received sufficient points for admission to the faculty are made at the Faculty of Tourism on the dates determined by the Higher Education Council.


Recognition of Prior Learning

Before the student enrolls in the faculty, the courses taken and achieved in the undergraduate or associate degree program of any higher education institution can be compared with the courses in the program he enrolled with the decision of the Faculty Administrative Board, and the adjustment process can be made between the courses that comply with the relevant regulation in terms of content and credit load.

In addition, a placement test is held at the beginning of each academic term for the English courses included in the first four semesters of the curriculum of the program. Those who pass the exam will continue from the upper level (advanced level). According to the European Language Portfolio, those whose English language knowledge is at B2 (Intermediate) level can take an alternative foreign language course in the curriculum instead of English from the first semester if they wish.


Qualification Level Earned

Students who successfully complete all of the courses in the program (equivalent to 240 ECTS) are awarded a bachelor's degree.

In order to obtain a bachelor's degree, students must successfully complete all of the compulsory and elective courses (equivalent to a total of 240 ECTS) and have a cumulative 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 complete 70 working days of workplace training (on-the-job professional practices) in enterprises deemed appropriate by the department establishment.


Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this department:

1. Gains basic knowledge of theories, facts and principles related to tourism and tourism management.

2. Demonstrates reading, comprehension, speaking and writing skills in English at least at the European Language Portfolio B2 general level.

3. Demonstrates reading, comprehension, speaking and writing skills as a second foreign language (other than English, German, Russian etc.) at least at the A2 level of the European Language Portfolio.

4. Gains knowledge and skills about effective written, verbal, non-verbal and visual communication techniques.

5. Generates professional knowledge from the data, synthesizes the produced information, analyzes, interprets, evaluates and reaches a conclusion; Gains the ability to research and prepare projects. By using this knowledge in solving the problems that arise in the tourism sector, he gains experience and contributes to his professional development.

6. Have 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 appropriate behaviors and applies them.

8. It takes care of personal care, hygiene, clothing and appearance as required by the tourism sector.

9. Recognizes and understands different cultures and uses communication skills appropriate to the profile of guests from different cultures.

10. Have knowledge about the disciplines related to Tourism Management (such as General Business, Economics, Accounting, Law).

11. Has a basic level of knowledge in subjects such as accommodation, travel, food and beverage and entertainment services, event management, which are sub-branches of the field of Tourism Management.

12. He / she has knowledge and experience about Manager and Leadership types and tries to manage people in their nature 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 on the protection of the country's touristic values in the context of sustainability.


Occupational Profiles and Fields of Work of Graduates

Well-educated and experienced tourism professionals have a wide range of job opportunities, primarily the following. Working areas of graduates:


Transition to Higher Degree Programs

Candidates who have successfully completed their undergraduate education can study in postgraduate programs provided that they get a valid grade from the ALES exam and have sufficient English language knowledge.

T.C. Mardin Artuklu University Rectorate