Economics and Management of Territory and Tourism

President: Prof. Isidoro Mazza
Tutors: Prof.ssa Sonia Giaccone
            Prof.ssa Eleonora Cardillo
Type of course: Second cycle studies – Master Degree course
Access: not scheduled
Class: LM-56 economic science
Courses taught in Italian and English

Short description of the course

This course is divided into two different study tracks: Public Administration and Tourism. The course aims at providing advanced methodological, cultural, scientific, and professional knowledge to understand (a) the main economic and management issues of public administration at sub-national levels of political decision-making, or (b) the problems concerning the design and implementation of public and private strategies for the sustainable management of resources - cultural heritage in particular - to further the tourism industry. Graduates in the Public Administration track will acquire a thorough multi-disciplinary training that will make them able to comprehend the functioning of public administration, as well as its recent evolution; to elaborate strategies in line with the normative, organizational, managerial, and technological innovation of public administration; to plan policies having the goal of achieving economic and social development by improving the efficacy and efficiency of public services. Graduates from the Tourism track will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in management and marketing methods that allow them to analyze regional systems and the economic use of material and immaterial cultural and creative resources; and design projects and policies able to foster a sustainable regional development. Overall the course aims at conveying high theoretical and applied knowledge needed to evaluate and manage human, cultural and technological resources and to understand and solve the problems arising in an environment with an increasingly complex network of private and public agents.

Training Purposes

The course track in Public Administration will provide advanced theoretical and applied knowledge in economic, financial, statistical, legal, institutional, and managerial issues. This is needed for the evaluation and management of economic, human, environmental and technological resources in order to improve the performance of public administration as well as the private organizations that also act for the local development. The course track in Tourism, having a special focus on culture, aims at transferring knowledge applicable in the private as well as the public sector, and concerns the regional systems, the utilization of cultural and creative heritage, the strategic management of resources helpful to attract tourists. The acquired skills will be helpful to trigger a sustainable regional development. Both course tracks will feature a multidisciplinary approach and study programs consistent with the dynamics of the regional systems.

Career Opportunities

  • Manager in public administration.
  • Public manager responsible for planning, management, and control.
  • Private entrepreneur supporting regional policymaking and policy implementation.
  • Expert in EU projects and funding.
  • Consultant in tourism development.
  • Manager in firms operating in the tourism industry.
  • Public manager responsible for the provision and regulation of cultural goods.
  • Public planner for sustainable regional development.