With a resolution of approval by the Ministry of National Education, UNIMAGDALENA is a pioneer of the Master’s in Sustainable Tourism Management in the Department of Magdalena.
Upon obtaining the qualified registration of this new postgraduate program for seven years, Alma Mater will provide interdisciplinary training to professionals from different disciplines of knowledge to understand the tourism sector within a framework of sustainability.
Taking into account the academic results, the institutional infrastructure and the quality conditions in which the University of Magdalena is developed, the Ministry of National Education gave a positive response to the request for qualified registration of the Master’s program in Sustainable Tourism Management for seven (7) years.
The postgraduate program that will be offered by the Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences was designed with the support of the Erasmus + Project STOREM – Sustainable Tourism, Optimal Resource and Environmental Management, framed in the Erasmus + consortium, co-financed by the Union European, which intends to implement these master’s degrees in five higher education institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean, in countries such as Barbados, Colombia, Costa Rica, among others, on the subject of tourism and environmental management.
The international business professional Master Julieth Lizcano Prada, dean of the Faculty, assured that this is the only master’s degree in tourism that is offered in the territory, and is designed to meet the training needs of the tourism productive sector.
“It is focused on training human talent at the master’s level with the skills and competencies to manage sustainable tourism projects of a business and social nature, with a differential focused on the sustainability of destinations and products, and the relationship with ancestral communities and indigenous as is the case of our territory,” indicated the dean.
With 52 academic credits, through this master’s degree that works with international institutions, Alma Mater is committed to strengthening sustainable tourism in the department of Magdalena and in the Country.
“Today the World Tourism Organization has told us that tourism is configured as one of the main economic engines at the international level and that areas with natural benefits, tourist developments, cultural resources and natural resources, as in the case of Colombia , are outlined as those favorite settings for tourists to carry out these activities ”, said the master administrator Humberto Calabria Arrieta, director of the Administration Programs of Tourism and Hotel Companies, and Technology in Hotel and Tourism Management – by propaedeutic cycles.
The Calabria Arrieta manager also highlighted the importance of this postgraduate course for the Region, “Colombia has 21 sustainable destinations endorsed by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, among them large areas of the Department such as the Sierra Nevada, Camino Teyuna, Tayrona Park, via Parque Isla Salamanca, Ciénaga – Magdalena, Aracataca, among others, which will become a key epicenter for the post-pandemic economic reactivation.”
Articulating environmental, economic and social pillars of the communities that are part of these sustainable tourism developments, towards areas such as those mentioned above, make the University of Magdalena an articulating entity so that sustainable tourism can be developed in an excellent way, in addition, in these times of pandemic and post-pandemic, this will be the key to economic reactivation.
Through this Master’s Degree in Sustainable Tourism Management that will open its registrations on January 25, UNIMAGDALENA SOWS in the professionals of the Caribbean Region who decide to take it as their postgraduate degree, a strengthening in management and in advising territorial entities, authorities environmental, administrative entities, control bodies, research centers, universities and communities in general that are related to the tourism sector, so that they can generate consulting, management, direction, training and teaching processes, in the national and international spheres.
In addition to this, they will be instructed in the public management of Sustainable Tourism, in the generation of sustainable enterprises, the construction of a new methodological knowledge in the disciplinary field of this field of knowledge, the design of inclusion to the communities that settle in territories that have a vocation and tourist potential, the capacity to design and direct research will be strengthened that will be key to allow the formulation of instruments for the adequate management of the environment and sustainable tourism, such as public policies for the management of sustainable tourism in the department of Magdalena and in Colombia.