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About

The Master in International Tourism at Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) responds to this need by offering a multidisciplinary and forward-thinking approach. While acquiring toolkits of Economics, Communication Sciences, and Management, you master different ways of critical thinking which are key to solving complex problems in tourism.

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Overview

Tourism has grown to become a global economic industry. Managing international tourism means understanding its diversity and requires a frequent change of perspectives between the various stakeholders involved in tourism: different types of tourists, tourism businesses, the local community, tourism employees, governments, NGOs, activist groups, and tourism industry associations – to name a few.

The International Tourism industry needs skilled and creative managers who…

  • understand how to tackle sustainability challenges of tourism impacts on societies
  • master various ways of critical thinking needed for solving complex problems
  • change quickly between perspectives of tourists, residents, and service providers

…to create a sustainable future of travel and tourism.

Would you like to master…

  • communication and business skills specifically applied to the international tourism industry?
  • cutting-edge tools to successfully interact in an ever more digital tourism environment?
  • the intercultural sensitivity needed for a high-level career in the globalized tourism market?

Career

Graduating from the International Tourism at Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) gives you…

  • a strong foundation in communication, economics, and management skills specifically applied to the international tourism industry: new media for tourism communication, intercultural communication, tourism economics, economics of transport and mobility, event management, aviation management
  • an in-depth understanding of various tourism experiences: from the cultural history of tourism, to the analysis of today’s tourism consumer behavior, and future sustainable tourism planning and development of places and UNESCO World Heritage Sites; from its design and packaging, to digital marketing and service management of tourism experiences
  • the cutting-edge tools to effectively interact in an ever-increasing international and digital business environment of tourism: project management, negotiation, e-tourism technology, online communication design, usability and digital analytics, augmented and virtual reality

Preparing you to work in various functions within tourism businesses:

  • Destination Management & Marketing organizations
  • Transportation & Accommodation companies
  • Event Management & Conferences
  • (Online) Tour Operators
  • Corporate Travel Management
  • Tourism Research & Consultancy
  • Governments, NGOs & Tourism Industry Associations

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Consumer Behaviour in Tourism
  • Cultural History of Tourism
  • E-Tourism Technology Lab
  • Event Management
  • Intercultural Communication
  • International Relations and Tourism
  • Management of Small and Medium Enterprises

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
65
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The formal requirement for admission to the USI Master in International Tourism is a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business Administration, Management, Communication Sciences, Marketing, International Relations, Political Science, Public Administration, Transportation Science, Geography, Environmental Science, History, Law, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Languages and Literature, Tourism, and other related fields, granted by a recognised university.
  • To guarantee the optimal ratio between learners and the USI Master in International Tourism faculty, the places offered are limited. Therefore, selection can be effected on the basis of academic results. Admissions will be treated on a case by case basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7554 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3777 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    3776 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1888 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National: CHF 2000 
  • International: CHF 4000   

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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