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Master of Science in Administrative Studies - Economic Development and Tourism Management Boston University



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The MS in Administrative Studies concentration in Economic Development & Tourism Management provides an in-depth examination of the economics, infrastructure, logistical, security, and research issues involved with regional, national, and international economic development and tourism. Students are exposed to the interplay of private, public, and government organizations as they relate to the design of a comprehensive economic development and tourism plan. The combination of theory and practice prepares students to analyze tourism markets; assess area, regional, and national weaknesses and strengths; and understand infrastructure needs and the costs associated with development. The program emphasizes sustainable economic development via the commodification of cultural and nature tourism assets.

Learning Outcomes: An understanding of critical and innovative thinking, a global business perspective, enhanced communication skills, as well as the technical tools and techniques necessary for business decision-making; Comprehension of the full range of eco- and cultural tourism assets that can be utilized for sustainable tourism development; An understanding of the business of eco- and cultural tourism, including how to determine which assets to develop and market, and the tourist’s wishes and desires; The ability to combine local, regional, and national resources and issues so as to be able to develop a comprehensive plan for an integrated tourism industry; An understanding of the global nature of the tourism industry.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Science in Administrative Studies - Economic Development and Tourism Management.

Full Time (6 years)

Tuition fees

$54,720.00 (40,15,080) per year


21 Jan, 20 May, 02 Sep


Metropolitan College

1010 Commonwealth Avenue, 3rd Floor,



02215, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants to master’s degree and graduate certificate programs must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (or the international equivalent) prior to enrollment.

English proficiency

Unless otherwise indicated by the department/program to which you are applying, the minimum total internet-based TOEFL score is 84, with minimum scores in each section as follows: Reading—21; Listening—18; Speaking—23; Writing—22.

The minimum total band score of 6.5 is required for admission to Metropolitan College, along with scores of 6.5 in each section: listening, reading, writing, and speaking.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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