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The process of globalization that has affected markets has led to a strong boost in tourism, extending the range of resources and requiring those who work in the field to be in possession of up-to-date professional abilities and increasingly developed managerial skills.

Course Overview

Faced with a complex and competitive market, in a world in which consumers/tourists are becoming more demanding and require customized yet reasonably priced products, tourism businesses must comply with continuous cultural, organizational and managerial innovations. The hospitality sector must respond to the constant demand for improvement of quality service and be capable of measuring the effectiveness and efficiency of management systems in use, from a general perspective of growth and development. Managerial training has a fundamental role in the achievement of these goals and the Master’s in International Hospitality and Tourism develops specialized competencies by providing the tools and techniques necessary for professional practice, encouraging the development of a corporate culture that can render tourism a more competitive product offering and increase the quality of services.

The Master’s in International Hospitality and Tourism, taught entirely in English, helps create professionals with business, management and organizational expertise, capable of taking on operational roles and responsibilities in all aspects of the tourism and hospitality industry: hotels and hotel chains, conference centers, tourism consultancy, brokerage firms, airlines, airport operators, cruise companies, institutions and associations.

Course Modules

The program is made up of the following modules:

Preparatory Courses

  • Business English
  • Italian for Foreigners
  • Micro-Economics
  • Macro-Economics

Business Administration

  • Business Administration and Budget Analysis
  • Accounting
  • Control Tools
  • Focus on Accounting

General Management

  • Managerial Economics and Business Administration
  • Business Strategy and Policies
  • Principles of Financial Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Organization

Strategic Processes of Innovation

  • Fundamentals of Innovation: Notions and Dynamics
  • Organization of Innovative Processes in the National and International Setting
  • Innovational Project Management
  • New Product Development and Launch
  • Management of Innovative Teams


  • Analysis of Markets and Competition
  • Designing and Implementing Marketing Strategies
  • Management and Implementation of Marketing Programmes
  • Communication Strategies
  • Marketing in Diverse Environments

Economy and Techniques of the Hotel Industry

  • Sociology of Tourism
  • Economy and Management of the Tourism Industry
  • Tourism Statistics
  • Tourism Legislation
  • Case Studies

Web Solutions for the Promotion of Tourism and Hotels

  • Characteristics of Web Communication
  • Various Types of e-Commerce Systems and Solutions
  • Web Marketing Principles
  • Operative Choices for Internet Marketing: From the Website to e-Commerce
  • Social Networks and Network Marketing
  • Means of Online Payment and Privacy
  • Privacy and Security in e-Commerce

Learning Objectives

At the end of the degree program, the student will be able to:

  • organize methods and processes for effective and efficient management of a touristic business;
  • identify the general principles of efficient business management, with particular attention to the goods/services sector;
  • recognize the economic, strategic, communicational and marketing scenarios that influence and regulate the growth and development of the tourism market;
  • determine the criticalities and business opportunities in the sectors of hospitality, reception and services related to travel and recreation.

Outcomes and Professional Profile

The Master in International Hospitality and Tourism helps create professionals with business, management and organizational expertise, capable of taking on operational roles and responsibilities in all aspects of the tourism and hospitality industry. The careers that await the tourism and hospitality specialist are as follows:

  • Tourism promotions manager
  • Tourism marketing expert
  • Hospitality manager
  • Food and beverage manager
  • Event planning
  • Restaurant and night club management
  • Government tourism minister


In order to be admitted into a Master’s Degree program, applicants must possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s Honours Degree
  • Bachelor 2 years Degree with 3 years of management experience in relevant fields


Master’s Degree programs are offered in both Italian and English in a blended modality. The Master’s program duration is 1,500 hours including study, assessment activities and project work (lessons, seminars, workshops, assessments, evaluation, etc.)

Final Examination

The final exam of the Master’s program, intended to assess the technical, scientific and professional preparation of the student, consists of the completion of project work and discussion of a written dissertation.

Duration: 12 months

Credits: 60 ECTS (European Credits Transfer and Accumulation System)


The scholarship program is administered by IOPS and Marconi University offers partial and full scholarships to a wide variety of students.

Recipients are non-traditional students; seminarians, undergraduate and post-graduate students who are looking to become tomorrow’s leaders.

If you are unable to pay the full tuition fees there might be a chance that you can be granted a partial scholarship that will cover some of the tuition fees for your preferred study programme.

Awarding Body

Guglielmo Marconi University is officially recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research and is also approved by ACICS – Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, the biggest US accrediting institution linked to the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Its courses are therefore valid in Europe as well as in the United States providing students with several career opportunities in several countries.

Course Curriculum

Expand All Collapse All 7 Lectures 1 year, 2 months
Module 1
Preparatory Courses 2 months
Module 2
Business Administration 2 months
Module 3
General Management 2 months
Module 4
Strategic Processes of Innovation 2 months
Module 5
Marketing 2 months
Module 6
Economy and Techniques of the Hotel Industry 2 months
Module 7
Web Solutions for the Promotion of Tourism and Hotels 2 months

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