spring 2017
AAT-1003 Arctic Tourism Management - 20 ECTS

Last changed 28.04.2017

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries:  1 December for the spring semester.

Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring 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;
  • have knowledge 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
  • 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

- be able to understand the importance of incorporating such attitudes and culture in staff development.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures - Weekly lectures, seminars, student presentations    (individual/groups) - 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, counts 40% of the grade.

- Individual written home exam. Duration: 14 days, counts 60% of the grade.

Grading: scale A to F with F for failed.

A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course


  • About the course
  • Campus: Alta |
  • ECTS: 20
  • Course code: AAT-1003