M.A. Planning and Management of Tourism Systems

University of Bergamo | Bergamo , Italy
The Bachelor in Design and Management of Tourism Systems is part of the internationalization project of the University of Bergamo and is characterized by a path with two curricula: tourism, companies and digital systems and International Tourism and Local Governance, delivered entirely in English.
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The Bachelor in Design and Management of Tourism Systems is offered by the University of Bergamo.

The Bachelor of Science in Planning and Management of Tourism Systems aims to:
  • equip the student with high a capacity to work in industry and services, tourism and hospitality, as well as in the promotion and development of tourism and cultural events
  • provide students with the theoretical and methodological tools to analyze tourism as a territorial process multi scale in the context of contemporary mobility
  • provide useful skills to define the anthropo-geographical and environmental aspects of the tourist sites, in order to promote sustainability while respecting the principles of participation and empowerment Social
  • introduce the knowledge of research methodology useful for regional planning and the development of tourism and the main theoretical concepts relevant to the organization of tourism businesses
  • provide expertise on the use of digital tools and mapping for planning and coordination of projects of cultural and environmental tourism in the public administration
  • transfer the basic skills for the development, management and promotion of cultural products and representations of tourism (cinema, theater, concerts, video-clips, TV, etc.).

The course achieves these objectives through an education characterized by:

  1. teachings to linguistic, cultural and artistic variously dedicated to deepening of tourism understood as a social practice, historically determined and defined by the cultural system and infrastructure
  2. teachings to geographical and socio-territorial, dedicated to the analysis of tourism as a result of territorial processes, taking into account the new configurations determined by globalization and the policies of participation and governance , in the context of contemporary mobility and system of global networks
  3. teachings belonging to the economic and legal sciences that address the complex production methods, communication, supply and consumption of goods and services, seen in relation to the different management areas and legal, and various institutional and business
  4. Teachings belonging to the science and technology transfer, given in the context of tourism phenomena and their services, both static and on the move
  5. Teachings belong to? Area of information technology and technology transfer, given in the context of tourism phenomena and their services, both static and on the move.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • For Extra UE students the fee range is from Euro 550,00 to Euro 1.000,00 according to the fiscal position to the student's family.
  • For UE students the fee range is from Euro 550,00 to Euro 2.200,00 according to the fiscal position to the student's family.Fee reductions can be assessed upon request by the students, according to Italian laws.
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Start date
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Partnership Erasmus Mundus
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

A. curricular requirements
can access the Bachelor those who are holding a three-year bachelor's degree awarded in classes that provide students with a good cultural base in the humanities and social sciences, a good knowledge of two foreign languages (level B2 of European certification for European languages or other certification for non-European languages), and some basic knowledge about specific subjects the Bachelor (artistic disciplines, socio-economic and territorial). It is also considered necessary requisite knowledge and practical competence of the use of information technology base (office management packages, spreadsheets, word processing).

NB: to completely fulfill curriculum requirements required students of the University of Bergamo holds bachelor's degree in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, class L-11 (route tourism) and in Communication Sciences, Class L-20 (route communication for the enterprise).

B. Requirements cultural
cultural requirements are considered for admission, beyond the competence necessary for curricular requirements, the ability to understand and rework themselves and synthetically made speeches in Italian, even vocabulary specification, as well as the ability to understand and be able to operate discursively in the two foreign languages studied. The cultural and curricular requirements will be verified through an interview for admission in order to check the skills required, and in the manner defined by the Academic Regulations for the course of study.

For foreign students who have earned a diploma abroad following criteria apply: recognition of diploma and certificate established by the Ministry and by the university; where not certified or certifiable skills of the student will be discussed and evaluated during the interview.

  • socio-economic and territorial
  • artistic-letterarioculturale
  • technical communication

Those who, although graduates, do not meet the academic requirements required, will initially enroll in individual courses and - In the academic year. next - enroll for the degree, demanding validation of any credits earned in addition to those required to integrate the missing requirement.

English Language Requirements

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Entry tests

Individual Interview. A good knowledge of the English language is required for both Italian and foreign students (B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Recognition of certification

Italian students holding a Bachelor Degree (first level) on such artistic, socio-economical and territorial disciplines characterizing the Master Course can attend the Planning and Management of Tourism Curriculum.

Students holding a foreign Bachelor Degree (first level) can apply for the Master Course after recognition of their certifications according to the ministerial criteria. If necessary, certifications will be evaluated during individual interviews.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

More Information


The Masters degree course in Planning and Management of Tourism Systems is accredited with the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research as a "Laurea Magistrale", the official masters degree designation in the Sorbonne-Bologna scheme.

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