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.
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.
Qualification equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree.
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