Tourism Economics and Management (TEaM), M.Sc.

Tourism Economics and Management (TEaM), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #138 (BCR) ,
The Tourism Economics and Management (TEaM) Master from the University of Bologna aims to prepare managers and professionals able to tackle the global challenges of contemporary tourism: being, at the same time, engine of economic growth, key-player of sustainable development, and promoter of the cultural heritage.


Tourism is one of the industries that keeps growing every year even with the ongoing economic crisis and multinational instubility. Only between January and September 2016 International tourism moved more than 956 million tourists, which is 34 million more than in the previous year (UNWTO). The players of the sector are medium and large private companies (hotel chains, tour operators, web agencies) and public bodies (local and regional governments, Destination Management Organizations, transport hubs) which set their strategies at the global level, in a framework of tight competition between tourism systems and in an age of strong innovation in the fields of finance, management, ICT and tourists care.

Upon graduation, the Tourism Economics and Management (TEaM) Master from the University of Bologna allows students to pursue a career in the following sectors: accomodation and food service operations, international travel and tourism organisations, visitor bureaus and conventions, tourism development agencies, recreational businesses, cruise ships, resorts, theme parks, airlines.

Students coming to acquire this degree from all over the world  live in Rimini, one of the most exciting tourism destinations in Europe, hosting about 15 million overnight stays every year. It is home to the School of Economics, Management and Statistics, University of Bologna (Rimini Campus), a leading institution in tourism studies, known for the high quality of its teaching programmes (certified by the UNWTO -  TedQual certification) and research publications.

Career prospects

The TEaM graduate will aim at the position of:

  • Project manager,
  • Marketing or Financial director,
  • Managing director of tourism companies,
  • Destination Manager,
  • Event Manager,
  • Theme park manager/director,
  • Conference and exhibition manager,
  • Hotel general manager,
  • Research and marketing consultant,
  • Travel agent, 
  • Cruise agent/cabin steward/director.

Programme Structure

Compulsory teaching activites:

  • Mathematics for Social Sciences
  • Statistics for Social Sciences
  • Managerial Accounting and Reporting in Sustainable Tourism
  • Tourism Macroeconomics
  • Tourism Management
  • Tourism Microeconomics
Crash courses:
  • Crash Course in Job Placement in the Tourism Sector
  • Laboratory in Tourism Management
  • Crash Course and Laboratory in Mathematics
  • Crash Course and Laboratory in Statistics
  • Crash Course in Economics
For more information, please visit the programme website.

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • More details: Other application deadlines:
                  • 08/06
                  • 20/07
                  • 31/08
                  • 12/10
                    • Programme intensity Full-time
                      • Full-time duration 24 months
                    • Credits
                      120 ECTS
                    • Languages
                      • English
                    • Delivery mode
                      On Campus

                    English Language Requirements

                    You only need to take one of these language tests:

                    • Minimum required score:


                      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                    • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


                      C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

                      Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

                    Academic Requirements

                    • This programme accepts GRE® scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required 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.

                    All candidates shall meet the following general entry requirements:

                    • 1st 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 in Italy.

                    Additionally all candidates shall meet specific conditions for TeaM programme also known as course requirements 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 Applies to you

                      2402 EUR/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 2402 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                    • EU/EEA Applies to you

                      2402 EUR/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 2402 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.

                    Tuition fees are estimative. All students pay based on their Equivalent Financial Situation Indicator (ISEE), irrespective of the programme they enrol on.

                    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.


                    Scholarships and financial aid

                    • Scholarships or benefits provided by the University of Bologna
                    • Moreover, each year the Collegio Superiore offers some scholarships (including accommodation and tax exemption) for students who enrol to Master Degrees within the University of Bologna.
                    • Each year TEaM grants small scholarships to the best first-year students, to the best graduates, to undertake research for the thesis abroad and to work as tutor of the Degree Programme. 

                    Study Grants for international students

                    • Unibo action 2 - Merit-based study grants (11.000€ gross) for international students assigned on the basis of GRE test scores
                    • Unibo action 1: tuition fee waivers to deserving international students

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