Course summary

The Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management from Southern Cross University is designed for students who wish to gain a higher degree to help them secure senior management employment in tourism or hospitality organisations. It equips graduates with advanced business acumen, management skills and specialised industry knowledge considered essential for managerial-level graduates. Graduates of this course will emerge as confident leaders, sensitive to complex issues and challenges that at times confront the global tourism and hotel industries.

The degree is flexible, enabling students to choose a study plan that matches their career path. Students study core business management units then select from a range of specialised units relevant to their career path including tourism management, hotel management and convention and event management.

Advanced standing may apply to students who have completed relevant undergraduate and postgraduate study. 

The course provides a comprehensive study of aspects of tourism and hotel management from both theoretical and practical 'real world' perspectives taught by academics with industry backgrounds.

Students also undertake an independent research project (equal to two units), towards the end of their degree, to focus on an aspect of tourism that interests them.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Make informed decisions and demonstrate autonomous discernment in relation to a range of contexts

Investigate, critically analyse, synthesise and interpret complex knowledge in the field of tourism and hotel management

Justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions

Creativity

Apply creative, strategic and critical thinking to expert problem-solving and be adaptive to new circumstances

Generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at both an abstract and practical level

Ethical practice

Demonstrate superior knowledge and understanding of ethical standards and professionalism

Evaluate and analyse issues with reference to professional ethical framework/s and sustainable practices

Act with integrity, responsibility and adaptability in professional practice

Knowledge of a discipline

Contextualise advanced and integrated knowledge of recent developments in tourism and hotel management within local and international contexts

Demonstrate advanced and integrated theoretical knowledge in the study of tourism and hotel management

Apply research principles and methods appropriate to the industry

Lifelong learning

Utilize independent and expert learning skills, reflective practice, and a high level of information literacy skills for lifelong learning

Demonstrate expert judgement in planning and decision making

Plan and execute a capstone research-based project and/or piece of scholarship

Communication and social skills

Interpret, develop and communicate complex ideas clearly, coherently and effectively

Be self-aware and empathetic in professional practice

Demonstrate an understanding of team dynamics and reflect on ability to be an effective member of a team and/or community of practice

Cultural competence

Practice sensitivity and respect for cultural diversity and the relationship between people, in a range of professional and community contexts

Justify and interpret cultural, environmental and economic impacts

As part of this course, students may choose to undertake a 300-hour internship (equivalent to two units) in either a paid or volunteer role. This practical experience, combined with theoretical understanding, enhances the learning experience for students who have a professional and personal interest in this high growth area.

Students are responsible for securing their internship placement and are given extensive assistance in interview and application procedures, access to an extensive database of potential employers and roles and ongoing support from the dedicated Work Integrated Learning team.


Course overview

Course code

1207320

Course abbreviation

MIntTour&HotelMgt

Credit points

192

Equivalent units

16

Domestic duration

2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

International duration

2 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast 1 N/A N/A
Melbourne - The Hotel School 1 N/A N/A
Sydney - The Hotel School 1 N/A N/A
Online 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Fee paying


International

Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast 1 $24,880 ($3,110 per unit) 085173J
Melbourne - The Hotel School 1 $24,880 ($3,110 per unit) 086101F
Sydney - The Hotel School 1 $24,880 ($3,110 per unit) 086101F

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

  1. To be awarded the Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management students must successfully complete 16 units (192 credit points) comprising:
    1. All core units
    2. 4 elective units

Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Title Level of learning Note
Year 1, Session 1
MKT01907 - Tourism and Hospitality Management Introductory
MKT01906 - International Tourism Systems Introductory
MNG81001 - Management Communication Introductory
Year 1, Session 2
MKT01760 - Tourism Planning Environments
MKT01762 - Contemporary Hotel and Tourism Issues Introductory
Choose 1 unit from: Electives
Year 1, Session 3
MNG03217 - The Positive Leader Introductory
ACC00724 - Accounting for Managers Introductory
Year 2, Session 1
MNG03218 - Managing Information Systems Advanced
MNG91002 - Entrepreneurship Introductory
Choose 1 unit from: Electives
Year 2, Session 2
MKT00720 - Marketing Intermediate
MNG93003 - Industry Research Project Advanced
Year 2, Session 3,
Choose 2 units from: Electives

Title Level of learning Note
Year 1, Session 1
mng03218MNG03218 - Managing Information Systems Advanced
MNG91002 - Entrepreneurship Introductory
Choose 1 unit from: Electives
Year 1, Session 2
ACC00724 - Accounting for Managers Introductory
MKT01760 - Tourism Planning Environments Intermediate
Choose 1 unit from: Electives
Year 1, Session 3
MNG03217 - The Positive Leader Introductory
MKT00720 - Marketing Intermediate
Choose 1 unit from: Electives
Year 2, Session 1
MNG93003 - Industry Research Project Advanced
Choose 1 unit from: Electives

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1, Session 2

MKT01907 - Tourism and Hospitality Management Introductory
MKT01906 - International Tourism Systems Introductory
MNG81001 - Management Communication Introductory

Year 1, Session 3

MNG03217 - The Positive Leader Introductory
ACC00724 - Accounting for Managers Introductory
MKT01762 - Contemporary Hotel and Tourism Issues Introductory

Year 2, Session 1

MNG03218 - Managing Information Systems Advanced
MNG91002 - Entrepreneurship Introductory

Year 2, Session 2

MKT00720 - Marketing Intermediate
MKT01760 - Tourism Planning Environments Intermediate
Choose 1 unit from Electives

Year 2, Session 3

MNG93003 - Industry Research Project Advanced
Choose 1 unit from Electives

Year 3, Session 1

Choose 2 units from Electives

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1, Session 2

ACC00724 - Accounting for Managers Introductory
MKT01760 - Tourism Planning Environments Intermediate
Choose 1 unit from Electives

Year 1, Session 3

MNG03217 - The Positive Leader Introductory
MKT00720 - Marketing Intermediate
Choose 1 unit from Electives

Year 2, Session 1

MNG03218 - Managing Information Systems Advanced
MNG91002 - Entrepreneurship Introductory
Choose 1 unit from Electives

Year 2, Session 2

MNG93003 - Industry Research Project Advanced
Choose 1 unit from Electives

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1, Session 3

MNG03217 - The Positive Leader Introductory
MKT00720 - Marketing Intermediate
Choose 1 unit from Electives

Year 2, Session 1

MNG03218 - Managing Information Systems Advanced
MNG91002 - Entrepreneurship Introductory
Choose 1 unit from Electives

Year 2, Session 2

ACC00724 - Accounting for Managers Introductory
MKT01760 - Tourism Planning Environments Intermediate
Choose 1 unit from Electives

Year 2, Session 3

MNG93003 - Industry Research Project Advanced
Choose 1 unit from Electives

Notes

Note 1: The MNG03237 Tourism and Hotel Internship unit is equivalent to two units, usually completed over a 10-week (300 hours) period towards the completion of the degree. All internship placements must be approved by the Work Integrated Learning Coordinator, prior to commencement. Students who wish to enrol in MNG03237 must first complete MNG0326 Business Professional Development, in preparation for Internship.
Note 2: Double-weighted unit