Course summary

If you want to live, work and succeed in the great destinations of the world, this course is designed to place you ahead of the competition.

The tourism and hospitality industry is vital to national and regional economies, a fact we appreciate every day from our campuses located at the centre of vibrant tourism industries.

This flexible course covers entrepreneurship and marketing, accounting and management, tourism planning, systems and contemporary hotel management. You will also undertake research into a topic that particularly fascinates you, ultimately contributing new knowledge and perspective to a diverse and thriving industry.

With employers increasingly on the look-out for innovative thinkers and leaders, our graduates will have opportunities across areas including hotels, airlines, event management, destination marketing and tourism start-ups.

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.

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

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


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, you 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 your learning experience in this high growth area.

You are responsible for securing their internship placement but 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

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Domestic duration

2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

International duration

2 years full-time

Availability details


Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast 1 N/A N/A
Online 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Fee paying


Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast 1 $26,400 ($3,300 per unit) 085173J

Course requirements

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

To be eligible to receive the Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management students must complete the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points) comprising:

  • 11 core units (144 credit points)
  • 4 equivalent elective units (48 credit points).

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Core Units

ACC00724 - Accounting for Managers Introductory
MKT01762 - Contemporary Hotel and Tourism Issues Introductory
MKT01906 - International Tourism Systems Introductory
MKT01907 - Tourism and Hospitality Management Introductory
MNG03217 - The Positive Leader Introductory
MNG81001 - Management Communication Introductory
MNG91002 - Entrepreneurship Introductory
MKT00720 - Marketing Intermediate
MKT01760 - Tourism Planning Environments Intermediate
MNG03218 - Managing Information Systems Advanced
MNG93003 - Industry Research Project Advanced Note 2 Note 2
It is recommended that students try to commence with Introductory level units and then do Intermediate level units before completing with Advanced level units. This may not always be possible as units in this program will be available at different locations and during different Sessions throughout the year. Click the unit name to find out more information on where and when the unit is offered before enrolment. Contact the Student Support Team or your Course Coordinator if further study plan advice is needed.


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 - Tourism and Hotel Internship must first complete MNG03236 Business Professional Development in preparation for Internship.
Note 2: Double-weighted unit