Master of International Hospitality & Tourism Management

The Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management (MITHM) is a multidisciplinary program that explores tourism from a social, economic and environmental perspective. The program provides graduates from a range of disciplines with the skills needed to sustainably manage tourism products, resources, and infrastructure.

International Tourism and Hospitality Management graduates are in high demand across all sectors of the industry in Australia and overseas. The program offers a diverse range of coursework subjects in areas such as tourism analysis and strategy, tourism systems analysis, hospitality and gastronomy, global destination competitiveness, economic decision making in hospitality, tourist behaviour, sustainability and marketing.

You can complete the Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management as an independent award or combine it with our MBA as a joint degree.

CRICOS Course Code: 081132F

Course Structure
The MITHM is made up of 16 subjects. Students must undertake four (4) foundation subjects, ten (10) core subjects and two (2) optional subjects in accordance with the structure below.

Foundational Subjects

  • LB5212 Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • LB5202 Marketing Essentials
  • LB5205 People in Organisations
  • LB5236 International Political Economy or LB5228 The Changing Business Environment

Core Subjects

  • TO5106 Quality Customer Service
  • LB5203 Sustainable Enterprise
  • LB5235 Applied Research Project
  • TO5002 Tourism and the Environment
  • TO5101 Tourism Systems Analysis
  • TO5102 Tourism and Hospitality Operations Management
  • TO5103 Global Destination Competitiveness
  • TO5104 Tourist Management Strategies
  • TO5202 Economic Decision-Making in the Hospitality Industry
  • TO5203 Hospitality and Gastronomy: Social, Private and Commercial

Optional Subject
Select one (1) LB Level 5 subjects

Eligible students holding acknowledged cognate qualifications may seek exemption from the four (4) Foundation subjects when submitting an application to the MITHM program.

Standard Trimester: 6 (2 Years)

Subject Total: 16

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Academic Entry Requirements
Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in any discipline, from this or another university; or practical experience recognised by the Dean.

AQF Framework
National policy changes as part of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) mean that all master level programs will need to be of two years duration where a student does not have an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline. Students with an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline will be eligible to complete a 1.5 year master degree.

For JCU, duration of two years is equivalent to 16 subjects. At present most of the business masters by coursework programs are 12 subjects (1.5 years of full time study)

Following a 3 year Level 7 qualification in a non-cognate discipline, master degree must be 2 years in duration. If the Level 7 qualification is in the same discipline area they may be 1.5 years.

Australian hospitality jobs differ in their fast-paced approach and ever-changing work environment. Whilst Australia’s population is small in comparison with other developed nations – the hospitality scene is rapidly expanding. The restaurant industry alone is currently worth around $12 billion*, with hotels and resorts worth $6 billion on top of that. In Brisbane specifically, The Queen’s Wharf development positions Brisbane as an international tourism destination that attracts visitors and investment to Brisbane and Greater Queensland. The tourism demand forecasting and research undertaken by Destination Brisbane Consortium indicates the facilities and attractions proposed for Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will generate:

  • Estimated 1.39 million additional tourist visitors per annum.
  • Create more than 8,000 jobs in Queensland once operational**
    * industry/default.aspx?indid=2010
    **http://www. destinationbrisbaneconsortium.

Potential Career Options

  • Café Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Conference and Event Coordinator
  • Duty Manager
  • Travel Agent/Consultant
  • Venue Manager
  • Hotel Front Office Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Functions Supervisor