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International Tourism Academy for advanced studies

International Tourism Academy for advanced studies (ITA)

The International Tourism Academy for Advanced Studies has set itself the objective of bringing high-quality European Fast Track study programmes to Austria.

Recent years in particular have seen an ever-increasing number of graduates of Austrian tourism colleges express the wish to obtain an academic title. Unfortunately, universities of applied sciences in Austria that offer programmes for tourism-related professions are reluctant to recognise the skills and know-how acquired in tourism colleges. In most cases the qualifications are not recognised at all, meaning that a further six semesters of study are necessary.

Following an intensive search, we were able to find a European partner in the shape of the TRIAGON Academy that offers a suitable Fast Track bachelor’s degree programme in tourism and hotel management. After comparison of the curricula at the Austrian tourism colleges our students graduate from, their qualifications can be recognised as equating to the first two years of a degree course (a total of 120 ECTS). That means that 7 modules (60 ECTS overall) must be completed in two semesters to obtain the bachelor’s degree in tourism and hotel management.


The study programmes are run with the cooperation and support of the TRIAGON Academy (Malta and Munich).

For you that means that you study at a TRIAGON campus in Austria while benefiting from the international standing of our partner. The Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Business Management – Tourism and Hotel Management has full international recognition.

In addition, the TRIAGON Academy is part of IUNworld, a network of state-recognised tertiary education institutions and universities that hold accreditations as educational institutions from, for example, the German Council of Science and Humanities and AQ Austria and whose programmes are accredited and recognised by the state.

IUNworld acts as a central provider of key services for such institutions and is consequently a strategic partner, source of ideas, and service provider for the following educational institutions: