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Start date: Sep 1, 2015, End date: Aug 31, 2019 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Objective The European Master in Tourism Management aims at giving students advanced knowledge in contemporary tourism management.Course duration Two years (120 ECTS)Brief DescriptionTourism is a social and economic phenomenon, which calls for a holistic approach to tourism education where the broader aims of the industry and society need to be explicitly addressed. The indispensable complexity of the tourism phenomenon demands professionals with a far-reaching and integrated understanding of the multiple disciplines and paradigms that are concerned with tourism development and management. The main objectives of the course are: (a) to prepare future professionals to strategically manage and make sustainable and effective decisions in placements of high responsibility in tourism institutions; (b) to provide future professionals with an integrated knowledge of the dynamics of tourism development, the principles of sustainable management, environmental issues, the role of cultural diversity and creativity for innovation and product development, the governance of tourism networks and the quality management of customer services; and (c) to train future researchers in the field of tourism management.All European Master in Tourism Management students follow a common mandatory mobility scheme, starting in Kolding, Denmark, where they are introduced, at an advanced level, to the conceptualization of tourism development with particular attention to sustainability, strategic communication and economics. Moving next to Ljubljana, Slovenia, students learn about policy instruments and management tools available for tourism policy and strategy design, with emphasis on environmental issues in tourism development. Spending the subsequent semester in Girona, Spain, students become competent in effectively implementing tourism with particular emphasis on the effective management of organizational networks, consumers, innovation processes and new tourism products. Finally, the fourth semester is exclusively devoted to the completion of the students' Master thesis.An international experienceThree different national, geographical and cultural European realities, and three different faculties - humanities, economics and tourism - are directly involved and experienced by the students in the course.The language of instruction is English. A number of EU-funded scholarships are offered to the best qualified candidates.Career prospectsThe graduates of the European Master in Tourism Management are prepared to become international professional consultants, innovative entrepreneurs, government and public administration officials, tourism business managers, qualified employees and academic researchers in the field of tourism.DiplomaThe graduates of the Master Course hold a joint Master of Science (MSc) issued by all 3 institutions involved in the programme. Website:
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