Study programme
The three-year Bachelor in Leisure Management programme consists of interdisciplinary modules designed to develop methodological and social skills. Projects and internships completed during the course provide opportunities for the practical application of these skills.

The Bachelor course entails a total of 180 ECTS credits to be acquired over three years (60 ECTS per year).  The objective of the study programme in the first three semesters is to develop skills broadly related to the Leisure sector. In the 4th semester students will instead be able to customise their programmes, choosing to focus more strongly on one specific area (for example: sport, tourism, entertainment, culture) and on specific topics. The internships and didactic projects conducted in collaboration with businesses during the 5th and 6th semesters provide tangible opportunities to implement the knowledge acquired. The final part of the programme consists of writing a Bachelor thesis.Language modules are scheduled throughout the programme in order to develop profession-specific competences (writing reports, presenting projects, etc.).

First year modules

In this course students learn to use the key tools employed in the study of society, macroeconomics and microeconomics, and the other variables governing human relationships. The module is the first instrument providing access to understanding the context in which the Leisure sector grows and develops.

What are the megatrends, consumer trends and industry trends that regulate change and that will transform the way in which to approach the market of sports, tourism, performing arts, culture, etc.?
In this course students will comprehend the dimensions of the change, learn how to utilise change-management tools, and how organisations operating in the various sectors can take advantage of it. 

Organisations operating in sectors related to sports, tourism, culture, the performing arts, the media, publishing and entertainment, etc. share certain features but they also possess a number of unique traits that must be fully understood. This module is conducted in collaboration with partner companies, providing students with opportunities to comprehend the principles of the business model and learn about the main features of these organisations directly from field-based experts.  

All organisations now require expertise in terms of event management: in this module, students learn fundamental project management principles, and, thanks to opportunities provided by experts operating in the sector, they tackle the challenges raised during the event management process.   

Internal organisation decisions are taken at various levels. This module provides students with an introduction to the principles of strategy, business management and people management, in a range of organisational configurations.  

All organisations, either profit or non-profit, have specific requirements in terms of economic-financial management. These requirements will be identified and tackled in various ways (e.g. specific case studies in the fields of accounting, budgeting, finance and balance sheet preparation). 

Mathematics and statistics for decision-making will allow students to apply the instruments they have learned in order to gain an understanding of the context and of the market, analyse client databases, and perform many other tasks associated with, but not limited to, business management and marketing.

This course is a logical continuation of the “Mathematics and statistics for decision making” module, and will examine specific case studies and real-life situations in order to focus on tools for qualitative (small data) and quantitative (big data) analyses. IT and digital instruments (and how to use them) form the final component of the learning path providing students with essential managerial expertise in terms of contextual and operational analyses

This course allows students to broaden their English language skills and acquire sector-related vocabulary to the point that in the second year of the programme they are able to listen, write and interact in English. Additional modules will ensure that at the end of their third year students will be in a position to gain level C1 certification.

Individual students and their projects are the focus of this module. Throughout the three-year programme, students develop their creativity and their entrepreneurial aptitude, taking on challenges in terms of creating and developing their own real-life projects.

Effective communications and team working: all recruiters place the greatest importance on these skills, which are even more imperative in a sector where interpersonal relations are fundamental in terms of experience creation. During this course students learn the principles of interpersonal communications, how to communicate effectively in one-to-one relations, at public events, and in group situations.  

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