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Master in International Tourism

The International Tourism industry needs skilled and creative managers who…

  • understand how to tackle sustainability challenges of tourism impacts on societies
  • master various ways of critical thinking needed for solving complex problems
  • change quickly between perspectives of tourists, residents, and service providers

…to create a sustainable future of travel and tourism.

 

Would you like to master…

  • communication and business skills specifically applied to the international tourism industry?
  • cutting-edge tools to successfully interact in an ever more digital tourism environment?
  • the intercultural sensitivity to start a high-level career in the globalized tourism market?

 

Highlights of the Master in International Tourism programme:

  1. Gain practical hands-on experience in tourism at university level
    Various Labs, international study trips, eTourism and business travel conferences, Study Tour week to a European city destination, tourism internship, applied team projects, company visits, Tourism Consultancy Project
     
  2. Sharpen essential interdisciplinary & soft skills
    Acquire toolkits of Economics, Communication Sciences, and International Relations, specialize in your Minor in eTourism or Minor in Management, benefit from intercultural communication training
     
  3. Grow personally and professionally thanks to direct & individual support
    Small intercultural classes (< 30 students), individual attention of professors, interaction with a tourism manager as your mentor, dedicated Career Service
     
  4. Develop your talent with international expert Faculty & leading tourism practitioners
    International Faculty with work experience from all around the world, learn directly from our Alumni in the Tourism Career Lab, guest lectures by leading tourism practitioners, direct access to the Swiss community of tourism professionals
     
  5. Excellent career placement records
    92.9% of USI graduates are employed within 1 year after graduation.* The Master in International Tourism equips you for a high-level career in the International Tourism industry within Destination Management & Marketing Organizations; Transportation & Accommodation companies; Event Management & Conferences; (Online) Tour Operators; Research & Consultancy; Governments, NGOs, and Tourism Industry Associations.
    Read the Career Stories of our International Tourism Alumni.

 

The Master in International Tourism is deeply involved in the UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote Sustainable Tourism in World Heritage Sites – hosted at USI Lugano – through teaching, research projects, internships, and Master thesis opportunities.

 

Be part of the Master in International Tourism to shape the sustainable future of travel and tourism.

 

Full tuition scholarship available.

 

*Source: USI Alumni Placement Survey 2017