Program Structure

Bachelor’s Program in Tourism in Tbilisi and Batumi comprises 240 ECTS, 30 ECTS per semester. Consequently the length of the program is four years. Each academic year consists of two semesters – Fall and Spring. Each semester comprises 19 weeks, the academic year consists of 38 weeks. In addition, if and when needed students can take summer semester comprising eight weeks, where each student can accumulate no more than 15 ECTS. 1 ECTS equals to 25 hours including contact hours (lectures, seminars, practical courses, etc) as well as independent hours of work (needed to get ready for midterm and final exams, presentation etc).


The program is structured as follows: field courses – 185 ECTS out of which 125 ECTS are for mandatory courses, 60 ECTS – field elective/mandatory (out of which students shall take 45/35 ECTS). The program includes mandatory University courses 70 ECTS; out of which 50/60 ECTS are allocated to foreign languages (two languages are learned).


Out of 240 ECTS prescribed by the curriculum, students are allowed to take 20 ECTS in an alternative way (by replacing elective courses) in accordance with President Order of Caucasus University May #01/01-68 31, 2014.


During the third year those students who did not pass English as a foreign language at the Unified National Exams shall take mandatory additional courses in the English language (GENG 0001, PENG 1170, GENG 0002, PENG 1270) instead of free credits so as to acquire B1 (CEFR) competence in the English language.


Students shall prepare and defend a Bachelor’s paper before completing the Bachelor’s Program.


CTS has a wide web of partner Universities which allows students to participate in exchange programs of various kinds.


University compulsory subjects


  • English language: general and professional
  • Computer skills
  • Foreign language: German or French or Turkish or Russian
  • German language/French language/Turkish language/Russian language
  • Precalculus/Calculus
  • Academic writing

    Specialized compulsory subjects


  • History of Georgia
  • Geography of Georgia
  • Fundamentals of management
  • Introduction to tourism
  • Basics of marketing
  • Financial accounting
  • Operational management
  • Introduction to Tourism Management
  • Introduction to Hospitality Management
  • Tourist resources of Georgia
  • Tourism policy
  • Tourism Marketing and International Markets
  • Tourism statistics
  • Hotel management
  • Management of a tourist company
  • Management of cultural resources
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Economics of tourism
  • Tourism planning and site management
  • Event management
  • Sustainable development of tourism
  • Ecotourism
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods


    Elective/compulsory subjects 


  • Internship in tourism
  • Tour planning and management
  • Information technologies in tourism
  • Transport industry in tourism
  • World tourism resources
  • Wine tourism
  • Business communication
  • Business plan development
  • Adventure tourism
  • Agritourism
  • Health tourism
  • MICE tourism
  • Free credit
  • See Program