The Department of Business Communications of the University trains bachelors in accordance with the Federal State Educational Standard of Higher Education in the field of study 43.03.02 “Tourism”. After successfully passing the state final examination, students are issued a state bachelor's degree. Students liable for military service are granted a deferment from the army. The educational program is implemented in full-time and part-time forms of study. Part-time form of study is implemented using distance technologies.

Basic studying courses

  • Basics of tourism activities

  • Information technology in the tourism industry
  • Organization of tourism activities
  • Management in tourism activities
  • Tourist regional studies and geographic conjuncture
  • Tourist and recreational design
  • Technology for organizing excursion activities
  • Tourist destinations in Russia
  • Exhibition technologies
  • Event tourism
  • Legal regulation in tourism

Practicing lecturers

Bezborodova Kseniia Andreevna - revenue and sales management expert for independent and chain hotels at “Expedia Group”. She has experience in successfully implementing a dynamic pricing system in hotels of various levels. Speaker of Russian and international conferences: Hospitality Marketing Forum, St. Petersburg Welcome Forum, Travelhub within the UNWTO International Assembly. Author of a revenue management column on the portal.

Belozerova Evgeniia Viacheslavovna - CEO of the company "AVIATUR-EXPERT". More than 10 years of experience in the tourism industry, manages her own company - a training center that provides training for specialists in the field of tourism.

Kolomiets Arina Andreevna - Master of Business Administration, MBA graduate of HAMK Häme University of Applied Sciences. Leading specialist in the markets of the CIS countries in the “Expedia Group” company, a specialist in the hotel business with experience in the “Four Seasons”, “Radisson Hotel Group” global networks.

Practice and future career

Tourism is one of the most dynamically developing types of domestic business. It includes hotels and other types of accommodation facilities, transport, catering and entertainment facilities, educational, business, health, sports and other facilities, organizations providing excursion services and guide-interpreter services. A rapidly developing field requires the application of the forces of an increasing number of specialists. That is why graduates of the field “Tourism” are currently in demand in the labor market.

To ensure the high quality of studying and competitiveness of graduates, the department pays great attention to integration and cooperation with employers and strategic partners. At the moment, students of the field “Tourism” have the opportunity to practice abroad. The department has agreements with representatives of Turkey, Italy, France. Currently, students have the opportunity to practice in the following organizations:

  • “ANTARES” Travel company

  • “Kilit Global” Travel company
  • “FranceStage” Agency
  • “Aviatour-expert” studying center
  • LLC “School Tourism Center”
  • “Soleans Travel” Travel company
  • MFC “Lakhta Center”
  • St. Petersburg Center for Humanitarian Programs
  • Boutique Hotel “Leningrad” (LLC “EPTA”)
  • Public Foundation for the Promotion of the Development of Cosmetology, Hairdressing and Aesthetics “Nevsky Berega”

The Department of Business Communications trains bachelors in tourism, who combine communicative qualities and professional knowledge and skills, knowledge of how the tourism business works in general. Travel agents are people first and foremost, so they should be friendly, polite and easy to get along with. Knowledge of foreign languages ​​will help you to communicate with foreign tourists or colleagues and work with the information provided in air ticket booking systems and on the websites of travel service providers. Knowledge of the regulatory and legal aspects of tourism is necessary to advise clients on their rights and privileges, medical and customs rules for entering the country, visa requirements, insurance. For air ticket operators, knowledge of air ticket booking systems will be key. For tourism managers, it is important to know the geography and characteristics of various tourist destinations and resorts, the advantages and disadvantages of traveling to a particular country.

Graduates of this field receive ample opportunities for employment and choice of professional activity. Moreover, the search for a job is not limited to travel agencies. You can look for work in any organizations related to the tourism services market. These are companies engaged in the transportation of passengers, and passport and visa services, and customs authorities, and travel agencies, and hotels, and sanatoriums, etc.

Part-time studying

  • Examination periods - 2 times a year: in autumn and spring (4 weeks installation session + 2 weeks examination period)

  • Possibility to arrange study leave during the examination period at the expense of the employer
  • For students with specialized secondary education or higher education, it is possible to study in an accelerated program
  • The educational process is carried out with the active use of modern information and communication technologies: the use of an electronic educational environment, video lectures, webinars

Benefits of studying at the Department of Business Communications of our University

  • Accounting for modern requirements of educational and professional standards

  • Direct participation of representatives of partner-organizations of the faculty in the educational process
  • Intensive language training within the framework of ongoing programs in two foreign languages
  • Opportunity for internships abroad
  • Individual educational trajectory
  • Internship in Russian and foreign companies
  • Accelerated form of studying based on professional education
  • Regular master classes and meetings with successful practitioners and professionals in the field of business communications