spring 2015

AAT-1003 Arctic Tourism Management - 20 ECTS

Last changed: 09.01.2016

The course is provided by

Fakultet for idrett, reiseliv og sosialfag


Alta |

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Type of course

Subject can be taken as single course.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements
Applicants from Nordic countries: Generell studiekompetanse.

International applicants: Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English.

A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education website - nokut.no

Application code: 9199 (Nordic countries).

Course content

General value basis

  • The course will relate the course themes to the value basis of respect and consideration for nature and culture.

HES and risk management              

  • Internal control
  • Risk analysis

Hospitality and HR management

  • Motivation and guidance
  • Staff development and planning

Ethical issues in adventure tourism

  • Physical and mental risks
  • Societal and environmental risks

Objectives of the course


The candidate will:  

  • have knowledge of basic concepts, models and theories of general leadership management;
  • have knowledge of basic concepts, models and theories related to the management of staff and guest groups in the tourism industry; and
  • of HES and risk management.


The candidate will:

  • be able to use management techniques and tools to motivate and supervise staff;
  • be able to take responsibility and guide guest groups;
  • be able to take responsibility and make decisions concerning HES and risk assessments; and  
  • be able to develop and evaluate security systems, as well as make safety routines and risk analysis. 


The candidate will:

- be able to internalize their own attitudes of security and risk
  assessment as a part of business culture; and
- be able to understand the importance of incorporating such
   attitudes and culture in staff development.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

- Weekly lectures, seminars, student presentations
- Practical training, e.g. roleplay, industry visits, guest lectures.


- Two individual written assignments/reports
- One group presentation/report
70% attendance is required in order to take the exam.

- Individual school exam. Duration: 4 hours, 40%.
- Individual written home exam. Duration: 14 days, 60%.

Grading: scale A ¿F with F for failed.

A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course

Date for examination

Written school exam 22.05.2015

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.