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Tourism Economics and Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #116 (BCR) Rimini, Italy
The International master degree programme in Tourism Economics and Management from University of Bologna aims to provide graduates with the competences required to fill highly qualified professional roles of responsibility in tourist destinations and tourism companies, T.O., travel agencies, hospitality sector, tourist attraction, events organisation firms, both at national and international level
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Given the transversal nature of tourism, the  Tourism Economics and Management graduates' from University of Bologna skills will cover both the understanding of economic phenomena in the interaction between company and tourist destination, and accounting and strategic business management.

Coherently with the specific research traditions of the School of Economics and Management in these areas, the degree programme provides knowledge concerning advanced micro- and macro-economic modelling for the application of significant categories to understand and act on economic facts of tourism, balanced by business knowledge including management control, cost analysis and financial reporting, marketing strategies and work organisation of tourism businesses. 

Particular attention will focus on the concept of system governing the economic organisation and supply chain of tourism destinations, the organisation of events for cultural tourism, also with a view to sustainable tourism. 

The programme also aims to provide technical and quantitative knowledge of territorial programming and tourism flow forecasting, as well as the study of administrative law for local tourism systems organisation.

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Programme Structure

First year courses:

  • Crash Course in Job Placement in the Tourism Sector
  • Crash Course and Laboratory in Mathematics 
  • Crash Course and Laboratory in Statistics 
  • Crash Course in Economics 
  • Mathematics for Social Sciences
  • Statistics for Social Sciences
  • Managerial Accounting and Reporting in Sustainable Tourism
  • Tourism Macroeconomics
  • Tourism Management
  • Tourism Microeconomics

Second Year courses:

  • Empirical Methods in Tourism Economics
  • Organization and Finance in Tourism
  • Destination Marketing and Management
  • International Tourism Legislation and Organization

Elective courses for 12 ECTS

  • Innovation in Cultural Tourism:
    •      Part I – New Cultural Tourism Products
    •      Part II – Local Development and Cultural Routes
    • Regional and Transport Economics
    • Web and Revenue Management in Tourism
    • Environmental Economics
    • Managing diversities in internationalization processes
    • Project management 
    • Business Simulation
    • Web Communication
    • Intership

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Credits
      120 ECTS
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

    • Minimum required score:


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    Academic Requirements

    • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

      The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

    General Requirements

    1.1         Entry requirements

    All candidates shall meet the following general requirements:

    • First cycle degree or equivalent bachelor level achieved in any subject, awarded by an Italian or an accredited foreign university or university-level institution. This qualification shall grant access to 2nd cycle courses/ post graduate level. 

    1.2         Course requirements

    Additionally, all candidates shall meet specific conditions for TEaM programme as follows:

    ·       Knowledge of fundamental elements in the area of business, economics, law and mathematical-statistical disciplines;

    ·       English language requirement, at least B2 level.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      2150 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2150 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    2,150-2,900 € per year

    Living costs for Rimini

    • 850 - 1300 EUR/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    The University of Bologna and the Regional Authority for the Right to Higher Education (ER.GO) offer a range of special subsidies with regard to the right to higher education, including scholarships, accommodation, lunch on vouchers and tuition fee exemption, and intervene with special calls for applications in favour of students in economic difficulty. 

    Other funding for international students:  

    • Scholarships and Tuition Waivers for international students: UNIBO Actions 1&2.
    • The Department of Economics will award scholarhsips  to the international students ranked first in each of the three intakes for TEaM: Prize for newly enrolled students 2019/20

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