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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Master in

Tourism Management

This master programme combines advanced management skills with aspects of new digital technologies and sustainability. Tomorrow's tourism managers learn how to achieve a balance between economical, ecological and social concerns.


The aim of this master programme is to bring innovations to the tourism industry that provide answers to the challenges posed by the economic, social and environmental upswing at present and in the next decade.

Based on theoretical concepts and through the acquisition of practical skills, you will learn to manage tourism experiences, to use new technologies in a target-oriented way for the management of tourism businesses and destinations, to analyse and use Big Data for the optimisation of tourist flows and the adaptation of services.

As an internationally trained specialist for Smart Tourism and Smart Destinations, you will help shape the future of tourism.

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At a glance

Degree class: LM-77
ECTS Credits: 120
Duration of the course: 2 years
Courses will be taught in: German, Italian, and English (trilingual)
Places available: 28 EU + 2 non-EU
Campus: Bruneck-Brunico
Tuition fees: ca. € 1350 per year


In the first year, the focus is on courses that lay the theoretical foundations, including business management and marketing, regional economics and sustainable mobility. In the second year, more practice-oriented courses are offered, such as a laboratory in which you will develop strategies for transforming destinations into smart destinations.


Degree Course director: Prof. Oswin Maurer
Student Representative in the Course Council: Laura Baldin

Exchange programmes and internships

Currently we offer exchange programmes with partner universities all over the world and we are part of a large network of collaboration with employers in Italy and abroad where you can undertake your compulsory internship of a minimum of 150 hours.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be able to manage tourism companies such as tour operators, hotel chains or trade fairs. They can also apply as professionals for the management and marketing of tourist destinations, especially in public institutions, associations or even tourism consortia.

They also have the necessary skills to pursue a career as consultants for tourism companies and destinations.

Finally, they can continue their studies with an 2nd level master or a doctoral programme.

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Application and Admission

You can find all you need to know in order to apply and gain admission to this study programme by browsing through the information below.

Early Bird Application

Application: 01/03 - 27/04/2023 (by noon local time)
Language exams: 17/03/2023 (registration: 1-10/03/2023) and 13 - 14 and 17 - 18 - 19/04/2023 (registration: 23/03-03/04/2023)
Admission procedure and publication of ranking lists: by 16/05/2023
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 25/05/2023 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: 12/07 - 13/10/2023 (by noon local time) 

Late Application (only for EU citizens)

Application: 17/05 - 18/07/2023 (by noon local time)
Language exams: 26/06 - 01/07/2023 (registration: 17/05 - 18/06/2023)
Admission procedure and publication of ranking lists: by 04/08/2023
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 22/08/2023 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: from publication of ranking lists - 13/10/2023 (by noon local time) 

Preparatory courses and Freshers Days

Intensive language courses: 04 - 22/09/2023 (Monday to Friday, 6 h/day)
Mathematics pre-course: 25/09 - 06/10/2023
Freshers Days: 02 - 03/10/2023

1st semester

Classes: 02/10 - 23/12/2023
Exams (extraordinary session): 14 - 22/12/2023
Holidays: 24/12/2022 - 07/01/2024
Classes: 08/01 - 27/01/2024
Exams: 29/01 - 24/02/2024

2nd semester

Classes: 04/03 - 28/03/2024
Holidays: 29/03 - 01/04/2024
Classes: 02/04 - 15/06/2024
Exams (extraordinary session): 15 - 25/05/2024
Exams: 17/06 - 13/07/2024

Autumn session

Exams: 26/08 - 29/09/2023

The Advisory Service provides support regarding your choice of study. In many cases a simple call or a short request is enough to get the relevant information (Tel. +39 0471 012100).

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