International tourism alone moved more than one billion of tourists in 2012, with an estimated turnover of 2 billion Euro per day (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 select 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.
Join the 2nd edition of TEaM, our international degree programme which 1st edition started in Fall 2012 and which builds upon the experience of the previous Laurea Magistrale in Economia e Management del Turismo.
The Laurea Magistrale (European Master) in Tourism Economics and Management (TEaM) is a two-year postgraduate degree which is equivalent to an M.A. / M.Sc. Its aim is 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.
Given the inter-disciplinarity of tourism, the TEaM graduate will develop: i) strong and independent skills in economics and management, jointly with knowledge of law and quantitative methods, which will allow her/him to analyse the dynamics of tourism markets and firms and enable him/her to work in a managing position; ii) advanced study methods and learning abilities which will allow her/him to continue the study in a Ph.D. or enable him/her to produce independent analysis. Hence, students will be prepared for market analysis, territorial planning, analysis of tourism flows, strategic and destination management, sustainable and ethical tourism and cultural heritage policies.
Students will live in Rimini, one of the most exciting tourism destinations in Europe, hosting about 15 million overnight stays each year. It is home of the School of Economics, University of Bologna (Rimini Campus), a leading institution in tourism studies, known for the high quality of its teaching programmes (certified by the UN World Tourism Organization) and its research publications. The place where the excellence of the most ancient university in the western world meets the ability of local entrepreneurs and the public administration in developing a flourishing tourism sector. Indeed, the perfect place where to study tourism economics and management.