Master's Degree in Tourism Economics: Monitoring and Evaluation (METM)

Universidad de las Islas Baleares - UIB

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Master's Degree in Tourism Economics: Monitoring and Evaluation (METM)

Universidad de las Islas Baleares - UIB

What does it consist of?

The Master in Tourism Economics: Monitoring and Evaluation (METME) is an advanced training program that aims to train specialists in economic analysis applied to monitoring and evaluation (M

The Master seeks to encourage the development of skills and competencies in M

  • Monitoring is a systematic analysis that seeks to identify the changes experienced by a system (destination, sector, activity, company, etc.) during a specific period of time that, generally, coincides with the process of implementing a project, policy or plan . In this way, monitoring provides the decision makers with indicators of progress and achievements achieved through the use of available funds.
  • The evaluation is a systematic and objective analysis of the effectiveness, efficiency and / or equity that derives from the implementation of a project, policy or plan on a system (destination, sector, activity, company, etc.). In summary, it can be said that the objective of the evaluation is to measure the economic impact of the project, in order to determine the relevance and fulfillment of its objectives. An evaluation must provide credible and useful information that can be incorporated into the decision-making processes.

What will you learn?

METME graduates will acquire the following competences:

  • Be able to contribute to the planning, monitoring and evaluation of policies, programs and projects in order to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of a particular company, destination or tourist region.
  • Be able to identify the key indicators used in the monitoring and evaluation of projects in the tourism field.
  • Be able to collect, generate, process and analyze statistical information for monitoring and evaluation.
  • To know in depth and understand the impacts on social welfare (environmental, health, equal opportunities, etc.) have different alternatives for tourism development.
  • Know the fundamental parts of a research process and be able to carry out a basic research work and present it in scientific format.
  • Develop skills to develop in the world of work related to the tourism industry and, in particular, with entities, companies and institutions that monitor and evaluate projects and programs in the tourism field.
  • Acquire the necessary skills and abilities to carry out a research career in the field of Applied Economics / Tourism Economics through the completion of the Doctorate.

What can you do when you're finished?

It is expected that METME graduates can aspire to work in a wide range of fields and profiles, among which are:

  • Senior technician in Public Administration or in the private sector
  • Responsible for projects in IDI departments or strategic projection in the private sector
  • Researcher in IDI departments or strategic projection in the private sector or in public institutions
  • Researcher or professor in universities or business schools
  • Personnel to support research in public or private institutions
  • Free exercise of the profession as a consultant, responsible for projects, etc.
  • Free exercise of the profession as a specialist / advisor in the design of policies and projects
  • Specialist in M
  • Specialist in M

Access to other studies and professional opportunities

Graduates of the program "Master's Degree in Tourism Economics, Monitoring and Evaluation" may choose between continuing their studies by completing a doctorate, or joining the labor market.

Structure of the studies

To obtain the master's degree students must pass 60 credits (ECTS), equivalent to 1500 hours of study, distributed over two semesters (September-January and February-June) as follows:

Trunk module

Of 21 compulsory ECTS for all students (includes 7 subjects of 3 ECTS).

Specialization module

Optional 15 ECTS module (mandatory for specialization). Students can choose 5 subjects of 3 ECTS from the two areas of specialization of the master. To obtain the specialization they have to overcome the 5 subjects of the area that they intend to obtain:

  • Specialization module: Monitoring techniques applied to tourism.
  • Specialization module: Evaluation techniques applied to tourism.

Complementary module

Students will have to obtain 15 ECTS credits by passing 5 optional subjects (each of 3 ECTS) of the complementary module or 3 optional subjects (of 3 ECTS) of the complementary module plus an external internship (6 ECTS). Likewise, students may also take an optional course in the area of ​​specialization that they have not selected.

Transfer module

Module of 9 ECTS compulsory for all students. It consists of the completion of the Master's Final Project.

Admission profile and admission criteria

Access requirements

In accordance with the provisions of the corresponding articles of Royal Decree 1393/2007:

  • To access official master's education, it will be necessary to hold an official university degree in Spain or another one issued by a higher education institution of the European Higher Education Area, which authorizes the issuer of the degree to access master's degrees.
  • Also, graduates may access according to educational systems outside the European Higher Education Area without the need for homologation of their degrees, after verification by the University that they accredit a level of education equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees and that empower in the country issuing the diploma for access to postgraduate education. The access by this way will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous title that is in possession of the interested party, nor its recognition for other purposes than that of studying the master's degree.

Likewise, since the master's degree is taught entirely in English, all applicants must have an English language knowledge equivalent to level B2.

Admission criteria

All applicants who meet the access requirements will be evaluated by the Academic Committee of the Master according to the following criteria:

  • Adaptation of the previous training to the contents of the master's subjects (from 0 to 3 points). Although the master is mainly aimed at students who have taken official degrees in Tourism, Economics or Business Administration, students from other degrees such as Engineering, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences will also be considered, provided they have the necessary competences to complete with Success the master.
  • Academic record (from 0 to 6 points).
  • Related professional experience (from 0 to 1 point).

The Academic Committee of the Master will be responsible for considering the adequacy of the student's previous training. This recommendation will be communicated to the address of the master to decide its admission to the title.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 27, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2019
1 year
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1,806 EUR
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