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Introduction

Specialization within Official Master of Tourism Innovation Management
Call for applications: October 2021
 

The Specialization in Tourism Management of Urban Destinations of the Official Master in Innovation in Tourism Management addresses innovation applied to the processes of territorial and tourism management and planning in destinations at a local and regional scale.

At CETT-UB, we want to respond to destinations' current challenges in innovating in tourism management and applying competitive tourism products in a dynamic environment. Apart from major established cities, many other territories seek to redefine their economic models through tourism. However, this phenomenon's rapid growth makes it necessary to implement policies and strategies for more sustainable and adequate development with its residents' and citizens' interests.

Disruptive profiles capable of rethinking the tourism model and developing new tourism products, experiences, and services adapted to all demand types are needed. And professionals that turn urban destinations into unique and cohesive environments.

Do you want to be part of the change to redefine and innovate to plan and manage tourist destinations?

Thanks to the subjects of our Master's degree on urban tourism destination management:

  • You will know the importance of planning and anticipating strategies and actions to promote tourism in a complex and diverse scenario.
  • You will consider the social dimension of tourism (the coexistence between residents and visitors and the fit with cities' natural processes).
  • You will help reduce the impact that tourism generates on the environment.
  • You will learn to create diversified and competitive tourism products based on innovative and differential approaches.
  • You will identify management principles based on governance and the integration of all stakeholders present in tourism destinations.
  • Understand the trends in marketing, communication, and commercialization in tourist cities.
  • You will know the main tools of digital transition to smart cities and tourism.
  • Discover more reasons to course this master.

Do you want to combine your studies with a face-to-face and a blended model? Ask our careers' service team about our blended mode. You will be able to take 70% of the program online and the remaining 30% face-to-face at our center in Barcelona and enjoy an exceptional academic stay.

Methodolgy and Assesment

The Master's Degree has its own learning system in which you will be the center of the learning process. You will learn thanks to your active participation in the classroom through learning by doing and interaction among students, or own methodologies such as CBL and PBL.

WHY STUDY THE SPECIALIZATION IN TOURISM MANAGEMENT OF URBAN DESTINATIONS?

With our Master's degree in urban destination management, you will learn the main characteristics of the processes that influence innovation applied at the local and regional levels.

You will incorporate innovation into your work culture to develop and enhance new products and services based on the sustainable use of destinations' territorial resources:

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  • You will learn the hard and soft skills necessary to innovate in tourism management so that you can respond to the objectives and challenges of the sector.
  • You will develop your creative and teamwork skills with design thinking or the customer journey.
  • You will learn in a disruptive way: thanks to technological tools' efficient use to create diversified and competitive tourism products.
  • You will understand the particularities of urban tourism and its tourism management.
  • You will understand the differential territorial resources of tourist destinations, providing you with crucial decision-making elements in tourism management.
  • Thanks to our teaching staff of professors and active professionals, you will learn the latest trends in the sector, such as smart destinations and city marketing.
  • You will design and communicate differential experiences: thanks to content on the design, marketing, and communication of disruptive experiences.
  • You will use storytelling and storydoing as a differential element for more outstanding performance and success of tourism resources.

THE SECTOR FROM THE INSIDE

  • You will learn with the best: the Master's degree and the specialization have a unique teaching staff with a renowned professional and academic background in tourism and urban destinations. Besides, active professionals also participate and contribute their perspectives through case studies.
  • You will experience the sector: the Master's degree and the specialty include an extensive program of experiential visits to companies, institutions, organizations, and destinations that will allow you to learn first-hand about innovative and successful tourism planning and management experiences.
  • You will acquire a 360º vision of the sector: thanks to the compendium of contents, visits to organizations, CETT-UB training activities, professors, and collaborators who visit the classroom.
  • You will actively participate in transversal activities such as the Soft Skills sessions, the CETT Smart Tourism Congress Barcelona, the CETT-UB Tourism Observatory, the seminar "Contemporary Issues in Tourism," and CETT Talent.
  • You will apply your knowledge in real cases: you will be able to practice the knowledge acquired during the course thanks to CETT-UB partners such as the World Tourism Organization, UNESCO, Barcelona City Council, or Barcelona Provincial Council.
  • The networking of the future: the contact with experts in the tourism sector and with your classmates will allow you to create your own network on a national and international scale, which will help you promote your professional career.

A UNIQUE STUDY PROGRAM TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS

  • Choose between face-to-face and blended. The blended model involves taking the program online and combining it with a face-to-face part at the end of the course.
  • Most of our students find a job upon completing the Master's program or are promoted within their company.
  • A unique official qualification: this is the only Official Master's Degree in Tourism Management Innovation awarded by the University of Barcelona and CETT. Academically recognized in Spain and abroad.
  • You will be able to do a triple specialization if you wish. After you finish your specialization, you can take a double or triple specialization of the Master's degree: Tourism Management of Cultural and Natural Heritage, Tourism Management of Culinary and Gastronomic Heritage, Tourism Management of Urban Destinations. Do not hesitate to ask!
  • Doctoral studies: being an official master's degree will guarantee you academic recognition in Spain and abroad, and you will be able to pursue a doctorate.

TWO PATHS FOR YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • A research-oriented master's degree: this is the only Master's degree that offers a solid research base, based on the extensive experience of CETT's research groups and their scientific production. You will have to take two subjects oriented to research methodology.
  • A master's degree oriented to professional practice: this Master's degree allows you to carry out curricular and extracurricular internships. CETT-UB has more than 900 collaboration agreements for the development of these curricular and extracurricular internships. Some of the organizations where our students have done internships have been in public entities, different tourism consortiums, tourism associations, or private entities such as consultancies or tourism facilities.

What do our master students think?

Leila Sabtec
I had the opportunity to learn a lot from my classmates.
Leila Sabtec
Master of Tourism Innovation Management, Tourism Management of Urban Destinations Specialization

WHAT OBJECTIVES WILL YOU ACHIEVE WITH THE SPECIALIZATION IN TOURISM MANAGEMENT OF URBAN DESTINATIONS?

The objective of the Master's is to give you knowledge of tourism management from an innovative and creative point of view applied to the territorial planning of tourist destinations.

The contents of the course will help you understand, in the current context, the importance of the link between tourism, heritage, its differential management, and tourism management of destinations. Besides, you will develop all your studies under the sustainability parameters, and you will link new trends in technology to current demands.

WHAT COMPETENCES WILL YOU ACQUIRE WITH THE SPECIALIZATION IN TOURISM MANAGEMENT OF URBAN DESTINATIONS?

Throughout the course, you will learn and acquire the necessary competencies to:

  • Create diversified and competitive tourism products based on innovative and differential approaches.
  • Identify management principles based on governance and the integration of all stakeholders present in tourism destinations.
  • Understand the latest trends in marketing, communication, and commercialization in tourist cities.
  • Take into account the social dimension of tourism, such as the coexistence between residents and visitors and the fit in cities' natural processes.
  • Consider the regulation of the mobility of flows in consumption spaces: carrying capacities, hyper-frequency, tourist transport, etc.
  • To know the importance of planning and anticipating strategies and actions to promote tourism in a complex scenario.
  • Acquire the main tools of digital transition towards smart cities and tourism.
  • Master the techniques of oral and written communication for the transmission of information, ideas, and opinions.
  • Work in teams and in multicultural environments.
  • Develop the ability to adapt to change.
  • Have an ethical commitment.

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The Master's Degree consists of the first block of core subjects in the three specialties, which allows you to lay the foundations of the concept of innovation applied to the tourism sector. In a second block, you will take the subjects specific to the specialization.

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The Specialization in Tourism Management of Urban Destinations focuses on the most relevant aspects of innovation linked to destinations' tourism management, territorial intelligence components, and the role of sustainable criteria for their tourism success. Also, aspects of local administration and tourism governance or the application of tools for the planning of sustainable tourism models are addressed.

Through the different course subjects, you will understand destinations' success from establishing innovative and competitive guidelines and guidelines that contribute to their differentiation and lead to intelligent management.

DURATION

The Official Master's Degree curriculum has a duration of one academic year equivalent to one year.

This specialization aims to focus their professional career on transforming tourist destinations by applying innovation, creativity, and intelligent management methods.

Beyond tourism graduates, the Master's degree is aimed at graduates in other social sciences or humanities and disciplines related to land management such as geography, urban planning, or environmental sciences.

It is also aimed at working professionals who need to prepare themselves for the challenges and trends in tourism, especially tourism technicians who did not have the opportunity to study this discipline due to their professional evolution:

  • Technicians and professionals in management positions

Industry professionals who need to update their professional knowledge and skills and learn about the latest trends and tools that affect their professional specialization.

  • Entrepreneurs and owners of tourism companies

Entrepreneurs and owners who wish to learn more about strategies, techniques, and tools for tourism management, applying the culture of innovation.

  • Entrepreneurs

People interested in developing business projects in this sector, knowing beforehand the keys to success and its risks, and going deeper into the different areas of innovation in management.

  • University graduates

People with a university degree who wish to focus their professional careers and expand their professional contacts in the tourism sector.

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EXIT PROFILE

Upon completion of your studies, you will be able to work in the following areas related to the tourism sector such as:

  • Public administrations
  • Tourism companies
  • Cultural organizations and facilities
  • Tourism foundations
  • Private tourism consultancies and advisors.
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CAREER OPORTUNITIES

The main professional opportunities for our students in this Master's program are:

  • Creator of tourism products and services in destinations.
  • Analyst and manager of tourist flows in urban environments and monumental complexes.
  • Advisor in the field of tourism value enhancement of destinations.
  • Consultant and advisor in sustainable tourism.
  • Designer of territorial planning and management projects for tourism use.
  • Expert in the incorporation of tourism in territorial, sectorial and urban planning (infrastructure, facilities, and services).
  • Researcher of urban transformation processes from the tourism field.
  • Professor in the field of tourism

What our alumni says

Isabel Baez
Isabel Baez
SEA Manager Central Europe at AccorHotels (Paris)
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Jordi Noguera
Executive Chef & Co-owner, Foc Restaurant (Singapore)
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Natalia Mateu
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