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Master’s degree program: Planning and Management of Tourism Systems
Class: LM-49 - Planning and Management of Tourism Systems
Taught in English

Objectives
  • To reach high level competence that allows graduate students to work in the tourism and hospitality industries and services, as well as in the promotion and development of innovative tourism products and of cultural events
  • To give graduate students the ability to analyse tourism in terms of multiscale territorial processes and in the context of contemporary mobility, in the framework of national and European legislation
  • To offer the ability of defining the anthropologic-geographical features and cultural venues of touristic sites, in order to promote sustainability through the principles of participation and social empowerment
  • To understand the methodology of research for planning regional and touristic development and value major theoretical concepts relevant to business
  • To offer skills, as well as digital and cartographic tools, for planning and co-ordination of cultural and environmental tourism projects within the public administration
  • To teach the basic skills for the development, management and promotion of cultural products relevant to travel and tourism representations (narratives, blogs, film, video-clips, brochures, TV scripts, web-sites).
Career opportunities
  • High-level positions of responsibility requiring the ability to work in centralized and decentralized government institutions, in the fields of tourism, culture, cultural heritage and the environment as well as in the development of local cultural products
  • Managerial activities concerning the valorization of the cultural heritage and environment
  • Planner of cultural and leisure events, both on a large and a small scale
  • Planning of tourist services, with focus on sustainable and responsible tourism and to the dynamics of contemporary mobility
  • Cultural analyst and mediator, project writer and evaluator
  • Trainer of operators in the tourism field
  • Researcher in the tourism field.
Admission

Applicants to the Master's Degree in Planning and Management of Tourism Systems must be in possession of a degree or a three-year university diploma, or other qualifications obtained abroad and recognized as eligible (Article 6, paragraphs 2 and 3 of DM 270 / 2004).
Possession of a three-year degree in L-15, L-12, L-11, L-1 , L-3, L-11, L-13 allows a direct curricular admission. Graduates from Italian Universities in possession of a degree other than the ones in the degree groups mentioned above are required to have at least 40cfu, obtained in disciplinary fields that are either distinctive and of local academic relevance to the Master’s Degree Program, namely

SECS-P/08, M-GGR/01 and 02, L-ART/04 and 06, SPS/10, L-LIN/4,7,14 (or related),

SECS-P/06, L-LIN/10, M-DEA/01, IUS/04 and 14  (or related)

Applicants are also required to have good spoken and written English skills (L-LIN/12), corresponding to a B2 level of European certification, as attested by the acquisition of at least 9cfu or equivalent certifications (First Certificate in English, Toefl 72, IELTS 5.5 or other equivalents).
Applicants must possess all the curricular requirements prior to the official assessment of their personal level of expertise. Assessment criteria are laid out by the Commission on the basis of consistency, with regard to the research potential and competence required for entry and with a view to ensuring the lasting value of the range of professional skills to be acquired. 

Entry tests

Individual Interview. Good spoken and written English skills (L-LIN/12), corresponding to a B2 level of European certification, as attested by the acquisition of at least 9cfu or equivalent certifications (First Certificate in English, Toefl 72, IELTS 5.5 or other equivalents).

Recognition of certification

Students holding an Italian Bachelor Degree (first level).
Students holding a foreign Bachelor Degree (first level) can apply to the Master Course after recognition of their certifications according to the Italian Ministry criteria. If necessary, certifications will be evaluated during the pre-evaluetion procedures and individual interviews.

Internships

During the second year students are required to attend Internship activities- either in Italy or abroad- linked to their studies and their final exam. These are in compliance with agreements between the University and host organizations, and are closely monitored by tutors and academic teaching staff.

Tutoring

A tutoring service aimed at assisting newly-enrolled students is offered, helping and advising regards the study plan, exams and lecturing sessions.

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