Duration: 24 months
Master's Program overview
Tourism organizations operate in a context of growing complexity. Such complexity requires managers with a solid scientific and multidisciplinary education. The course in Tourism Organizations Management is an international Masters, fully taught in English by both university scholars and professionals from the tourism industry. This Masters adresses the state of the art knowledge and best practices in the management of tourism organizations. It covers key areas of Tourism Business Administration, such as: Operations, Leadesrhip and Organizational Behaviour, Finance, Marketing and Quality. Other fields include: Tourism Economics, Policy and Strategy, Events and Attractions Management.
Masters' Goals and Learning Objectives
1) to transmit the most up-to-date knowledge and best practices on management and development of tourism organizations, by building up on the knowledge acquired at undergraduate level;
2) to integrate the results of both empirical research and provision of services to the community, enhancing diverse skills;
3) to stimulate innovation and creative forms of management;
4) to develop students‘ capability to analyse complex situations and to find integrated solutions to problems;
5) to train professionals and researchers to the appropriate level so that they can articulate the process of tourism management with territorial and socio-cultural planning and development of tourism destinations.
The Masters lasts for 2 years and comprises a total of 120 ECTS. The courses, all taught in English, are offered during the first year and cover 60 ECTS. Classes start in October and finish in July. The Master's Final Work takes place during the second year and has 60 ECTS. Detailed description of each course is provided in subsection "Course Structure" in the menu above.
Assistant Professor. PhD holder in Management and MA holder in Economic and Management Sciences, his main research interests are tourism destinations management and governance, tourism innovation and development of products. He has published both in national and international journals. In the Faculty, he is also a member of the coordinating body of the PhD Program in Tourism.
António Matias is a PhD holder in Economics and a MA holder in Economic and Management Sciences. He is an Assistant Professor. He was Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Economics and presently he is the Director of the Bachelor Course in Economics at the University of Algarve. His main research interests are environmental and resource economics and tourism economics.
Efigénio Rebelo is Full Professor of Quantitative Methods Applied to Economics and Management. PhD holder in Economics, specialized in Econometrics, he also holds both an MA in Econometrics from the School of Economics of the University of Manchester and an MSc in Mathematics Applied to Economics and Management from the Technical University of Lisbon. He has been a member of the Research Centre on Spatial and Organizational Dynamics and his publications in international journals are mainly in the field of quantitative methods. Previously, he was a member of the Council of the University of Algarve and Dean of the Faculty of Economics. Nowadays he is the President of the Scientific Committee and the Director of the PhD Program in Economic and Management Sciences.
Member of the Centre for Advanced Studies and Training in Management and Economics. He is also the Director of the Master Course in Economics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a member of the coordinating body of the PhD Program in Quantitative Methods Applied to Economics and Management. He holds an MSc in Management and Strategy by ISCTE Business School of the Lisbon Institute and a PhD in Strategic Management by the Business School of the Sheffield Hallam University. His main research interests are business strategy and quality management, and he has published both in national and international journals.
Invited Professor. Holds a PhD in Tourism and a MA in Marketing from the University of the Algarve. Her main research interests are consumer behavior, marketing, tourism, communication and image.
João Silva is Full Professor of Economics and a member of the Research Centre on Spatial and Organizational Dynamics. He holds both a PhD and a MA in Economics from the Technical University of Lisbon. He is the Chair of the Economics Scientific Area and the Director of the PhD Program in Tourism. He is also the President of the National Commission for the Assessment of University Tourism Programs. His current research interests include economics of tourism, regional development and tourism destinations, sustainability and governance in tourism.
PhD holder in Management, specializing in strategy and organizational behavior, and a MA holder in Economic and Management Sciences. Assistant Professor and a member of the Research Centre on Spatial and Organizational Dynamics, he is also the Director of the Master Course in Tourism Organizations Management and a member of the coordinating body of the PhD Program in Tourism. His current research interests include excellence and integrated quality management in tourism destinations, tourism experience, events management, tourism destinations image, and branding and customer satisfaction. He has published both in national and international journals.
PhD in Management and MA in Cultural Management. A member of the Research Centre for Spatial and Organizational Dynamics, she is also the Director of the Master Course in Marketing Management. Her research focus is on cultural tourism, marketing management, and tourism destinations.
Patrícia Pinto is a PhD holder in Quantitative Methods Applied to Economics and Management, specialized in Statistics, and an Associate Aggregated Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Algarve. She is also the Vice-president of the Research Centre on Spatial and Organizational Dynamics, a member of the coordinating body of the PhD program in Tourism and the Chair of the Quantitative Methods Scientific Area. Her current research interests include applied statistics and modeling in the areas of integrated quality management in tourism destinations, events management, tourism destinations image, branding, marketing strategies, customer satisfaction, and environmental behavior.
PhD holder in Natural Resource Economics from the New University of Lisbon and an Assistant Aggregated Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Algarve. He is the Director of the Master Course in Tourism Economics and Regional Development and a member of the Research Centre on Spatial and Organizational Dynamics. He has published in influential journals in the fields of environmental economics and tourism economics. He belongs to the Master´s Directive Board.