Master’s degree in Tourism Systems and Hospitality Management – University of Palermo
Department: economical, business and statistical sciences
Teaching language of the course: English
The master’s degree programme in Tourism Systems and Hospitality Management (LM-49) aims to provide the strategic skills necessary for the development of tourism systems and hospitality management, paying particular attention to the coordination and integration between public territorial resources, private resources, and the third sector.
The course of study also aims to analyse and teach about local contexts; plan and technically manage intervention projects and local tourism development projects; promote the communication necessary for the development and sustainable management of tourism systems, hospitality and Eno-gastronomy; disseminating advanced socio-economic research methods to analyse the various components of the tourism system from the demand and supply perspectives.
The internationalization of the educational offer and of students’ participation is a pivotal aspect of the course.
The master’s degree course was born from an agreement between the University of Palermo and the Chaplin School of Tourism and Hospitality Management of Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida, USA.
The course helps graduates to prepare their career in the tourism and hospitality sector in the logic of global competition, developing the essential skills for managerial-level positions including advanced marketing skills, strategic vision, high-level management skills in in line with the most innovative principles of economic, social and environmental sustainability. The student will develop core business skills in areas such as financial planning, hospitality management and territorial marketing, in a culturally diverse context.