Department of Business Administration & Tourism

Hellenic Mediterranean University

Brief description / introduction

A dynamic Department

The Department of Business Administration and Tourism of the Hellenic Mediterranean University is the evolution of the Department of Business Administration (based in Heraklion). The duration of studies in the department is 4 years (8 semesters). On their 3rd year (5th semester), students can choose between the following two (2) advanced majors:

  • Business Administration (BA)
  • Tourism Management (TM)

The purpose of the Department is to provide quality theoretical education and practical training in the fields of Business Administration and Tourism, seeing as tourism contributes almost 31% of the domestic GDP and represents 26% of total employment, which makes it the most significant contributor to Greek economy today. The newly established Department is the only department in Crete offering university-level education in tourism and meeting the ever-growing demands of the island’s institutions and companies for specialized scientists and executives in this field. The curriculum of the Department is contemporary, innovative, and structured according to the needs of the market. The Department also provides its students with all the necessary tools, knowledge, and skills that will ensure a successful career in companies, institutions, and organizations, both in Greece and abroad.

The Personnel of the Department comprises eleven (11) permanent Teaching and Research Staff members assisted by a group of Administrative and Special Laboratory Staff members. The fields of expertise of the Teaching and Research Staff of the Department cover every aspect of Business Administration and Tourism (management; marketing; e-business; accounting and financial analysis; entrepreneurship and innovation). In addition to their educational activities, the Teaching and Research Staff of the Department is actively involved in the realization of projects with a focus research, innovation, production, and social contribution, on a local, regional, as well as a national level.

The Department adopts innovative approaches in its effort to incorporate the knowledge produced by its Teaching and Research Staff members during their research and consulting activities, into its educational process. To this end, it encourages the continuous involvement of its students in research and consulting studies through the Tourism and Entrepreneurship Workshop. It also promotes the establishment of international collaborations with foreign universities and the participation of the department in international research programs and international educational competitions and conferences.

It is worth noting that the Department of Business Administration and Tourism provides comprehensive studies in tourism seeing as, in addition to the main degree, it also offers the following:

  • Master’s Degree in “Hospitality and Tourism Business Administration”;
  • Master’s Degree entitled “Organization and Management for Engineers” (in collaboration with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering);
  • Possibility of preparing a doctoral dissertation in the fields of tourism and business administration.