Learn how to deliver value as an effective leader within a tourism and hospitality organisation through the Master of Management (Tourism and Hospitality).

Course overview

The Master of Management (Tourism and Hospitality) is designed to provide highly developed knowledge of contemporary management theories, concepts and skills as well as an advanced understanding how Tourism and Hospitality organisations function, the diverse challenges they face and complex environments in which they operate.

The program provides advanced transferable, conceptual and professional skills through a program of student-centred learning and research experience in an industry setting. 

You will develop the cutting-edge professional management, communication, analytical and practical decision-making attributes required to make valuable contributions in the Tourism and Hospitality sector. 

Key facts 

CRICOS course code: 078929F
Degree length: 2 years (or part-time equivalent)
Industry training: 600 hours
FEE-HELP available? Yes
Study mode: On-campus (Sydney CBD & Manly, NSW)
Next intake: July 2018 – apply now

Course structure

The Master of Management (Tourism and Hospitality) is structured to provide you with the perfect balance of theoretical coursework and practical experience. 

The course consists of the following:

  • 3 semesters (12 subjects) of in-depth coursework studies plus 600 hours of work-integrated learning. 
  • Delivery through a combination of small lectures, tutorials, workshops and industry research to cater for a range of learning styles.
  • The two-year course duration means international students are eligible for a two-year post-study work visa.

Course learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course, graduates will be able to:

  • possess an advanced understanding of key management concepts and skills underpinning business operations.
  • critique a range of contemporary social, economic, political and cultural factors facing organisations in the new economy.
  • communicate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • synthesise and articulate information in order to generate evidence-based and sustainable solutions for business problems.
  • possess an integrated understanding of ethics, social responsibility and cultural awareness relevant to tourism and hospitality management.
  • generate soundly researched, evidence-based and creative solutions for the tourism and hospitality sectors.
  • apply theoretical knowledge and advanced professional skills generated through research, reflective practice and observations of the tourism and hospitality sectors.
  • reflect on and evaluate personal management and leadership styles. 

Career options

Graduates of the Master of Management (Tourism and Hospitality) will benefit from a variety of enhanced career opportunities. Graduates will be positioned to take advantage of new opportunities in the rapidly expanding services industry, including government agencies, hospitality and entertainment services, retail travel, theme parks and attractions, tourism authorities, cruise companies, airlines and integrated resorts. Roles may include rooms division and front office, food and beverage management, accounts and finance, human resource management, sales and marketing.

Advanced standing

Students who meet the admission requirements for the Master of Management (Tourism and Hospitality) and have completed a cognate undergraduate degree (e.g. Business, Marketing, Management, Commerce, Tourism, Hospitality), may be granted advanced standing and enter the Master of Management (Tourism and Hospitality) in semester two (2). 

Any application for advanced standing must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation such as a university transcript. Any decision on advanced standing will be consistent with the ICMS Academic Credit Policy. 

Typical Study Pattern

Year
One

Term
1
  • Managing People and Organisations (PG)
  • Economics and Finance for Business (PG)
  • Accounting Fundamentals (PG)
  • Principles of Marketing (PG)
Term
2
  • International Tourism (PG)
  • Tourism and Hospitality Marketing (PG)
  • Hospitality Property and Facilities Management (PG)
  • Strategic Management in Tourism and Hospitality (PG)

Year
Two

Term
1
  • Foundations of Management Thought (PG)
  • Leadership Skills (PG)
  • Managing Service Relationships (PG)
  • Service Operations Management (PG)
Term
2
  • Work Integrated Learning Postgraduate

Sample Subjects

Economics and Finance for Business (PG)

Subject Code: 
ECO600
Subject Rationale: 

All businesses operate within an economic and financial framework and understanding the nature and parameters of the business environment is vital to making evidence-based decisions. Developing a deep understanding of economics and finance will assist you to relate theory to real-world economic and commercial events and equip you with the professional skills necessary to work successfully in a highly competitive global environment. A better understanding of economics and finance will provide functional knowledge of the intricacies of the financial system and the basis of government economic policies that influence business.

Subject Aim: 

The aim of this subject is to examine contemporary economic and financial systems and develop advanced insights about core theoretical concepts and frameworks of economics that underpin the purposes and operations of financial systems. The subject also aims to contextualise the role of business operations in that framework, and the resulting implications for effective decision-making.

Type: 
Standard Subject
Teaching and Learning strategy: 

The subject outcomes will be achieved through weekly sessions of lectures and workshops/tutorials that consist of group and individual activities, class discussions, case studies and analysis of current economic and financial news. Lectures are essential to communicate the theories, concepts and approaches to developing an advanced understanding of economic and financial issues in the business environment. Tutorials are based around activities that provide students with a platform to demonstrate their understanding of relevant concepts and theories and how they inform business strategies and operations.

Student Assessment: 

Exams will take place in weeks 15 & 16. Please refer to the official Exam Timetable for further information.

For detailed instructions see the Moodle site.

No Type Weighting Learning Outcomes
1 Mid-Term Exam 25.00% 1,3
2 Individual Assignment 35.00% 1,2,3
3 Final Exam 40.00% 1,2,3,4,5

 

Learning Outcomes: 
  1. Analyse and apply an advanced knowledge of key economic theories and concepts to interpret the purpose and operations of contemporary markets.
  2. Critically evaluate and integrate theories and concepts in economics and finance to develop evidence-based arguments to inform management decisions.
  3. Analyse and critique contemporary business strategies and operations including interactions with governments and society.
  4. Appraise and interpret the financial system, international trade and finance, and financial crises.
  5. Assess and apply advanced macroeconomic analysis skills relevant to business and investment decisions.