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Master of Management (Tourism and Hospitality)


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

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 of how Tourism and Hospitality organisations function, the diverse challenges they face and the complex environments in which they operate.

This postgraduate degree 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 a valuable contribution in the Tourism and Hospitality sector.

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

The Master of Management (Tourism and Hospitality) consists of the following:

  • 12 x Subjects of in-depth coursework studies
  • 2 x Subjects of Work Integrated Learning, where you will work with an organisation in your industry for 600 hours and apply your knowledge to real business issues. (Students who have already  worked, or who are currently working, within their industry of study may be eligible to receive Recognition of Prior Learning for these subjects. Refer to the Policy Library for more information.)
  • Delivery through a combination of small lectures, tutorials, workshops and industry research to cater for a range of learning styles.
  • Australian and New Zealand students may wish to accelerate their course and complete in 1.3 years.
  • The full-time 2-year course duration means international students are eligible for a two-year post-study work visa.*

*Please refer to Department of Home Affairs website for visa regulations – https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/

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.

Quick facts

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
  • Recommended
  • Accelerated
  • Part-time

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The course information on this website is indicative of a typical study pattern only and is subject to change. Enrolled students will be made aware of changes to their course structure or subjects. Not all subjects are offered every trimester. The Academic Consulting Office can assist you with subject selection and structuring your course. A typical full-time study load is between 6 and 8 subjects per year (an equivalent to 24 credit points).

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