Leisure management

Bachelor programme starting in academic year 2019/2020

The Entertainment industry alone (Sport, Music and Entertainment, Museums and Publishing Media Production, etc.) has an estimated global value of more than 640 billion dollars, while the global Tourism sector is worth more than 1600 billion dollars. These two industries form the foundation of what is known as the Leisure sector, which consists mainly of services. This sector attracts a range of different product industries whose mission is to provide support and opportunities for those who wish to enjoy Leisure services. These industries include, for example, technical clothing for sports activities, electronic devices for accessing the contents of various media channels, spaces designed for attending artistic performances.

The growth of the Leisure Economy, recorded virtually without distinction in all the different fields, is typified by significant business model transformations reflecting the changing habits of those who live in the new global society. If we consider the developments in this sector, both technological and in terms of creativity, it is easy to understand that these activities require new, high level and specific forms of managerial expertise.

During the three-year Bachelor programme, and with the help and support of their teachers, students can construct and customise their individual study itineraries by selecting specific courses in the various activities associated with the Leisure sector, including even the most recent career opportunities.

Enrolment as a Bachelor's student

Image Enrolment as a Bachelor's student

Applications are now open for the Bachelor of Science SUPSI in Leisure Management fot the 2022/2023 academic year.

Apply for the Bachelor's Programme

Guide to enrolment and submission of applications (in Italian)


From September 2022 NEW Part-Time study mode

Starting in the 2022/2023 academic year, SUPSI's Bachelor of Science in Leisure Management will offer a new teaching modality (Part-Time), over 4-6 years. The Part-Time mode of study is designed to meet the needs of those who, in addition to their education, must and want to pursue other projects, whether sporting, artistic, professional or family (this commitment must be at least 50%).

Discover the Bachelor’s degree programme in Leisure Management

Image Discover the Bachelor’s degree programme in Leisure Management

The programme focuses strongly on practical skills and linguistic competences, essential in the various Leisure Economy sectors. Students are encouraged, with the help of their teachers, to construct a customised itinerary that relates to their preferred professional field.


Visiting the section called Testimonial, which is available on the Italian website of the course, it is possible to find short interviews with experts who have participated in lectures in these early years of the Bachelor's programme.

You are also welcome to check out the supsi_leisuremanagement Instagram account and the SUPSI Bachelor of Science in Leisure Management Facebook page for the latest news and events.

Welcome to DEASS

Image Welcome to DEASS

Experience a virtual tour inside the spaces of the Bachelor in Lesiure Management.

Virtual tour


Espoprofessioni 2021 - A career as a Leisure Manager

Image Espoprofessioni 2021 - A career as a Leisure Manager

From 22 to 27 March 2021 SUPSI participated in Espoprofessioni. Watch the interview with a SUPSI graduate in Business Administration and a Leisure manager for a look at the professions and career trajectories in the sectors.

Watch the video interview (in Italian)

Is Leisure Management your cup of tea?

Image Is Leisure Management your cup of tea?

Several experts from the Leisure sector took part in the OpenDay 2019 at LAC in Lugano, to share their experience with aspiring Bachelor students.

Watch the video of the event

Tv show - "A lezione per un giorno"

Image Tv show - "A lezione per un giorno"

Live the experience of a Bachelor in Leisure Management's student at the Kick-off days with the episode dedicated to the degree course of the Teleticino's show "A lezione per un giorno" (12 November 2019).

Practical training

Image Practical training

Within the three-year programme, the students complete a work experience period that will allow them to engage with the challenges thrown up by this stimulating sector. The Department provides its students also with the opportunity to spend semesters abroad (SEMP programme).


Guest lecturers

Image Guest lecturers

During the Bachelor in Leisure Management, students have the opportunity to attend special lessons held by national and international guests.


Video interview with a student

Image Video interview with a student

Elias Bianchi, Bachelor's student in Leisure Management at DEASS, tells us about his study experience at SUPSI!

Watch the video interview (in Italian)


What to do after graduating?

Image What to do after graduating?

The Leisure sector offers multiple career paths within organisations operating in a rapidly expanding market.
Find out in which contexts and areas the graduate in Leisure Management can be employed.