Course Description

The LM49 Master Course in Planning and Management of Tourism Systems is part of the internationalization project of the University of Bergamo. The course is based on a solid multidisciplinary approach and an innovative teaching perspective, made possible also by a selected team of internationally renowned foreign lecturers.

The course aims to train professionals by providing a substantial overall background, as a necessary base to form specialized competences related to: the analysis of  tourism in  historical-cultural perspective; the analysis of territories and their environment, also in socio-economic perspectives; the processes of planning, management and organization of activities for the development of sustainable and responsible tourism and for the promotion of the historical and human capital of diverse geographical and cultural realities.

Course structure:

Core disciplines 50 cfu
Related disciplines - local credits 35 cfu
Electives 10 cfu; Workshops and Trainings 10 cfu
Advanced Technical and IT skills 5 cfu
Final exam 10 cfu

TOTAL 120 cfu (12 exams)

The course favours student-oriented teaching, and expects students to take a key role in their cultural and professional training project from the very start. It deals with the themes of globalization and the international organization of tourism, of mobility and environmental and economic sustainability, also in light of the primary role now ascribed to the local communities, with extensive reference to some specific issues of Developing Countries.

A dual-degree agreement with Farleigh Dickinson University (New Jersey - US) has been active since 2014. It enables students to direct their studies towards a specialization in Hospitality and Tourism Management, which features an in-depth study of business, companies and services dedicated to tourist offer and hospitality in the context of the transformations brought about by the global and digital shift, and by desk and mobile connectivity.