Tourism organizations operate in a context of growing complexity. Such complexity requires managers with a solid scientific and multidisciplinary education. The program in Tourism Organizations Management is an international Master, fully taught in English by both university scholars and professionals from the tourism industry. This Master 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.


  • 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
  • Integrate the results of both empirical research and provision of services to the community, enhancing diverse skills
  • Stimulate innovation and creative forms of management
  • Develop students‘ capability to analyse complex situations and to find integrated solutions to problems
  • 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

Operating Mode

The Master in Tourism Organizations Management 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.

Tuition and Fees 2024/2025

National Students: 

first year curriculum: 1100€

other curricular year: 1100€

International Students*:  

first year curriculum: 2500€

other curricular year: 1750€

Application Fee: 50 Euros

Registration Fee and School Insurance: 175 Euros

Note: The tuition of this course can be paid in 10 installments, being the first at the time of registration and the remaining in the months of October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May and June.

* in accordance with Decree-Law No. 36/2014, changed by Decree-Law No.62/2018, of 6th August, international students are nationals of a country which is not a Member State of the European Union and are not a legally resident in Portugal for more than 2 uninterrupted years by 1st of January of the enrolment year

Merit Scholarships

For the upcoming academic year, Merit Scholarships will be made available by the Faculty for the most outstanding candidates enrolling in the program. Merit Scholarships will only cover the program tuition fee. All conditions for awarding Merit Scholarships are provided in the "Regulation for the Award of Merit Scholarships".

If you wish to apply for the Merit Scholarship (complet program), apart from the online application to the course, it is necessary to complete this application form and send it to femest@ualg.pt, together with the documents indicated in the form.

The applications for Master's courses are made through the Application Portal, available in the "Admission" tab.
Career Opportunities

The Program prepares its graduates to work on the various positions within tourism organizations such as hotels, golf courses, destination management companies, international and national tourism boards, municipalities and regional tourism departments.