Course and Subject Handbook 2012 Course Information Postgraduate Courses Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management

Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management

Information valid for students commencing in 2012.

Course Code





Law, Business and the Creative Arts

Award Requirements

Course Structure



Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an appropriate undergraduate degree, equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree, to an adequate standard, from this or another university; or

Other qualifications recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts as equivalent to the above; or

Completion of either the Graduate Diploma or the Graduate Certificate of International Hospitality Management from this university.

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 9) Guidelines for Master degrees.

English Language Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.

Additional selection requirements


Special admission requirements


Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

36 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules


Additional completion requirements


Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Masters degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 9).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

LB5202:03   Marketing Management

LB5203:03   Sustainable Enterprise

LB5205:03   People in Organisations

LB5214:03   Current Business Issues

LB5215:03   Strategy and Leadership

TO5101:03   Tourism Systems Analysis

TO5102:03   Tourism and Hospitality Operations Management

TO5103:03   Global Destination Competitiveness

TO5104:03   Tourist Management Strategies

TO5202:03   Economic Decision-Making in the Hospitality Industry

TO5203:03   Hospitality and Gastronomy: Social, Private and Commercial


LB5217:03   Community Project


LB5218:03   Business Plan


LB5213:03   Business and Industry-Professional Internship











Expected time to complete

18 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

6 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year


Course progression requisites


Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)


Special assessment requirements


Accreditation requirements


Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade


Supplementary exam for final subject

A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject.  However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.

Advanced Standing


Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

18 credit points, unless part of an approved articulation process


Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.


Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 12 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Advanced standing will not be granted for work experience or for undergraduate study.

Candidates who are granted advanced standing for either the Graduate Certificate or the Graduate Diploma of International Hospitality Management will be required to surrender that award prior to graduating with the Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed the appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive the award of either the Graduate Certificate or the Graduate Diploma of International Hospitality Management.

Course articulation

Not applicable