Being one of the largest industries in the world, tourism directly supports more than 100 million travel and tourism jobs according to WTTC 2014. Demand for tourism and travel professionals will continue to grow as many traditional borders disappear and business develop even more global.
The Master's degree in International Tourism and Destination Management (ITourDeM) at the University of Macerata is a two-year postgraduate Degree which is equivalent to an M.A./M.Sc. It aims to prepare managers and professionals able to tackle the global challenges of present tourism, being key-players of sustainable development, and cultural heritage promoters.
Our academic programme focuses on a professional figure with theoretical and practical skills, stresses on socio-economical methodologies as well as on historical and geographical knowledge. This professional figure has competences in designing and implementing advanced tourism operational infrastructures, building and managing tourist destinations through sustainable enhancement of natural and cultural resources, developing natural and landscape tourism projects, qualifying a tourism approach to environment and food goods.
The ITourDeM Master's degree offers a vocational education for professionals in receptive tourism and hotel management companies, high responsibility positions in enterprises designing, planning and marketing travel and tourism connected products, in cooperatives and consortia of integrated tourism. Other career positions deal with the organization of cultural events and exhibitions, the management of services to the public, government, public and private institutions, in the fields of tourism, culture, environment, heritage and local development.
Key professional skills:
The admission to the 2nd level degree programme in International Tourism and Destination Management is subordinated to the following requirements:
If the applicant doesn’t hold any of the above mentioned degree’s certificates, admission to the Master degree in International Tourism and Destination Management has to be submitted to a Board of Admission for approval.
The Commission Guidance, appointed by the Degree Programme Board, will schedule a calendar for the assessmentsaccording to the Academic Rules of ITourDeM Programme, which will be published on the Department website.The required skills and competencies will be verified through the assessment of the candidate’s curriculum and any other submitted documents.
All students must satisfy the following requirements:
Those who possess a level of English which is lower than B2, or those who does not possess any language certificate, must participate to a interview according to what has been established in the Regulations of the Course of Study.
When you will be in Italy, accepted candidates have to complete the enrollment procedure at the Università degli Studi di Macerata submitting the following documents to the “Segreteria Studenti - SFBCT"