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Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management - Master of Business Administration

Location
Singapore, Brisbane
Commencing
February, July
Duration
2 years full-time
Attendance mode
Internal
Entry Requirements
AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a business or tourism-related discipline; or equivalent
CRICOS code
063678K
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Advance your career in the hospitality and tourism sector with this specialist JCU postgraduate course. Graduates from this joint master’s degree have the expert business knowledge and experience to become a leader in hospitality and tourism.

Your career path could lead you to work in hotels and other tourism venues, as well as government departments or private companies in Australia and overseas.

You could find employment as a duty manager, sales and marketing consultant, or human resources adviser.

This joint master’s degree gives you the business management skills essential to becoming a leader in the hospitality and tourism sector. Advance your career and become a management-level professional with specialised knowledge of business operations and administration.

You will learn how to make decisions using critical thinking and analyse high-level issues relevant to your chosen industry. Sustainability, innovation and effective leadership are strong themes throughout this course.

This joint degree provides you with the skills needed to become a professional at manager level.

Upon graduation, you will:

  • Have specialist skills within the business environment
  • Understand management strategies that shape tourist behaviours
  • Recognise the principles of change management
  • Analyse tourism systems to enhance sustainability

Find out more about the subjects you will study using the course handbook.

If you are an international student studying at the Brisbane campus, you are able to study either full or part time. This course is only available full time if you are studying at the Singapore campus.

Depending on what subjects you have studied, if you exit this degree before completion, you may be eligible to graduate with a Graduate Certificate or Diploma of International Hospitality and Management, or Business Administration.
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About JCU's MBA in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Enhance your employability or begin a successful career in tourism, hospitality, or the business world. Gain valuable managerial skills through your Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management - Master of Business Administration degree from JCU.

A Comprehensive Skillset

Gain the skills you need to be a leader with your MITHM-MBA (similar to an MBA in hospitality management or MBA in tourism). Move into management positions in tourism or the hospitality sector. Position yourself to be ready for a business career, or use your extensive training and experience to improve your current position and salary.

Develop specialist business skills within the tourism and hospitality environment. Understand the strategies that effectively shape tourist and guest behaviours so you can increase revenue and improve customer experiences.

A MBA in Hospitality Management with Extensive Experience

Gain practical insight into key issues through your MITHM-MBA (similar to a MBA in tourism and hospitality management course) at JCU. See first-hand how a changing world business environment affects the hospitality industry. Put principles of strategic innovation into practice and see how those principles work out in the real world.

Graduate ready to work and become valuable to employers with the experience you gain through your applied research project. Take part in research that makes a difference alongside leaders in the field. Then, plan your own research process to better understand the challenges facing these industries and the role you want to fill.

Protect the Future with an MBA in Tourism

Prepare to be a leader in promoting sustainable enterprises that protect our environment. See first-hand how corporate responsibility can impact on society and the environment and learn to be a force for positive change.

Take advantage of JCU's partnerships with key hospitality and tourism bodies to develop your cross-cultural communication skills. Deepen your commitment to economic justice for all and learn how tourism can work towards reconciliation and diversity. Analyse the history of business so you can effectively build on what works while changing what does not.

Develop Key Employability Skills

Be ready for the jobs of the future by learning critical analysis skills in a tourism management and business context. Use those skills to evaluate current practices and value systems; then use your evaluations to make reasoned recommendations for meaningful change.

Learn how to think outside the box and apply creative solutions to challenging problems facing the hospitality industry.

Become a more effective leader through your MITHM-MBA (similar to a MBA in tourism) studies. Improve your communication skills so you can present complex information to all different audiences. Learn how to take the initiative and work independently while also improving your skills in collaborative teamwork.

Combined degree – Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management and MBA

Be ready today for tomorrow through your MITHM-MBA (similar to a MBA in hospitality management) at James Cook University. Build on your current passions and skills and gain the experience and understanding you need to be part of a dynamic future.
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What you need to know before you apply

Certified copies of supporting documents

You must supply the following information with your application:

  • Previous and current certificates and academic transcripts
  • The Grading Scale used at the institution(s) where you have undertaken your studies
  • English proficiency test results (if required and available at time of application)
  • Your passport to confirm your name and citizenship (if available at time of application)

You can speed up the application process by emailing copies of your documents to internationaladmissions@jcu.edu.au. If your application is approved you must then post certified copies and/or documents to:

James Cook International
James Cook University
Townsville QLD 4811, AUSTRALIA

If your documents are in a language other than English, you must provide both certified translations and a certified copy of the original document.

An acceptable certified document is a photocopy of the original document, signed and certified as a copy of the original by a public notary, registered agent of JCU, or a representative of the institution. Copies of certified copies are not acceptable.

Credit and Articulation

Before applying for credit for previous studies you should read the Credit and Articulation Procedure. You can review any possible credits you may have with our Credit Calculator. When you apply for credit you must submit the course syllabi (subject outline) for each relevant subject and ensure the subject corresponds to a similar JCU subject.

Entry requirements

As well as having the prerequisites for this course, you must also meet minimum academic and language requirements.

Check the minimum English language proficiency requirements for this course in the Course Handbook.

If you meet the academic requirements for this course, but not the minimum English requirements, you will receive a packaged offer. This includes the opportunity to take an English language program as well as an offer to study a degree at JCU. Your JCU degree offer will be conditional on you gaining a certain grade in your English program.

Application deadlines

  • 31 January for commencement in teaching period 1 (semester 1)
  • 30 June for commencement in teaching period 2 (semester 2)

Our campuses in Singapore and Brisbane operate on a trimester system – application deadlines vary for Singapore and Brisbane. View academic calendars.

How to apply

Gather electronic copies of your documentation, including an Application for Credit form, if relevant.

Register using your full legal name as it appears on your passport.

Complete all questions, upload all documents, and submit your application. You may wish to include a second course preference.

Ready to apply? Apply now.

Applicants who wish to study in Brisbane should apply through the JCU Brisbane website.

Help with your application

If you need help with your application, or would like to change your preferences (e.g. course, campus, commencing semester) after you have submitted your application please contact JCU International Admissions at enquiries@jcu.edu.au or phone: +61 7 4781 5601

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Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management – Master of Business Administration

Handbook year

2020

Course code

112304

Course type

Masters Degree (Coursework) (AQF Level 9)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a business or tourism related discipline from this or another University; or

Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies as equivalent to the above.

*Business disciplines: Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Management, Commerce, HRM, Economics, Tourism and Hospitality, or other disciplines where students will have completed study relating to organizational behaviour, business, strategy, marketing, economics, communication and people management.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy or have successfully completed an AQF 8 qualification from James Cook University within the previous two (2) years.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

48 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

On successful completion of the Master of Business Administration component of the joint degree, JCU graduates will be able to:

  • Critically analyse complex business-related knowledge and practice from both historical and recent perspectives

  • Evaluate contexts within which differing sustainable business performance methods should be integrated and applied

  • Evaluate sustainable economic, social and environmental practices and value systems from different disciplinary perspectives

  • Research and apply established concepts to solve business and professional practice problems

  • Critically analyse complex contemporary business issues using appropriate models and make reasoned recommendations based on multidisciplinary synthesis of theory and evidence

  • Apply creative and innovative thinking effectively to business theory and practice

  • Present complex information appropriately to differing audiences using:

    - Effective oral presentation skills; and

    - Clear and fluent written communication

  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in achieving common goals, demonstrating both collaboration and leadership

  • Adapt sustainable business constructs and skills to novel theoretical or practical situations

  • Exercise independent ethical judgment and initiative in solving differing business problems creatively

  • Demonstrate a capacity for personal reflection and self-development in relation to professional business learning and practice

On successful completion of the Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management component of the degree, JCU graduates will be able to:

  • Critically analyse complex tourism and hospitality-related knowledge and practice from both historical and recent perspectives

  • Evaluate contexts within which differing sustainable tourism and hospitality performance methods should be integrated and applied

  • Evaluate sustainable  economic, social and environmental practices and value systems from different disciplinary perspectives

  • Research and apply established concepts to solve tourism and hospitality and professional practice problems

  • Critically analyse complex contemporary tourism and hospitality issues using appropriate models and make reasoned recommendations based on multidisciplinary synthesis of theory and evidence

  • Apply creative thinking effectively to tourism and hospitality theory and practice

  • Present complex tourism and hospitality analyses and information appropriately to differing audiences using:

    - Effective oral presentation skills; and

    - Clear and fluent written communication

  • Work effectively in achieving common goals, demonstrating both collaboration and leadership

  • Adapt tourism and hospitality constructs and skills to novel theoretical or practical situations

  • Exercise independent judgment and initiative in solving differing tourism and hospitality problems

  • Demonstrate a capacity for personal reflection and self-development in relation to professional tourism and hospitality learning and practice.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

LB5203:03 Sustainable Enterprise (Australia only) or LB5113:03 Corporate Strategy (Singapore only from SP52)

LB5228:03 The Changing Business Environment (Australia only or LB5236:03 International Political Economy (Australia only) or LB5124:03 Business Innovation and Technology Management (Singapore only from SP52)

LB5230:03 Managing Strategic Resources and Operations

LB5231:03 Corporate Responsibility and Governance (Australia only) or LB5241:03 Leadership (Singapore only from SP52)

LB5232:03 Marketing and Customer Engagement or LB5202:03 Marketing Management

LB5233:03  Innovation and Entrepreneurship

LB5234:03 Leading and Managing Organisational Change

LB5235:03 Applied Research Project or LB5520:03 Professional Project/Internship

TO5002:03 Tourism and the Environment

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 or LB5229:03 Economics for a Sustainable World (Australia only)  or CO5109:03 Corporate Finance (Singapore only from SP52)

TO5203:03 Hospitality and Gastronomy

OPTIONS

Select 3 credit points of LB52xx subjects

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Brisbane

 

Cairns

Not offered in 2020

Singapore

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

8 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

A student who has failed a single subject towards the award in their final teaching period 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.

Credit

Eligibility

Students may apply for exemption for previous tertiary study where appropriate in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.

Maximum allowed

24 credit points and not more than 12 credit points of subjects specified in the course structure, for either component of the joint degree.

Currency

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

Expiry

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

Other restrictions

Credit will not be granted for work experience or undergraduate studies.

Award Details

Award title

MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT – MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Approved abbreviation

MITHM-MBA

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed the appropriate subjects, may be eligible for one or more of the following awards:

  • Graduate Certificate of International Hospitality Management

  • Graduate Diploma of International Hospitality Management

  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration.

Course articulation

Not applicable

Annual Tuition Fee: AUD (Estimate only)

Course fees are charged per year of full-time study. International course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change.

A Student Services and Amenities Fee is payable per subject up to a maximum amount per year.

Student Visa holders must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their Student Visa (except Norwegian, Swedish and Belgian citizens). Costs depend on the length of study and the number of dependents accompanying the student. For more information see Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

Scholarships and financial aid are also available for international students.

Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.

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