- Cairns: February, May, September
- Singapore: March, July, November
- Brisbane: February, May, September
2 years full-time
AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a business or tourism-related discipline; or equivalent
English language requirements
If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.
Learn from expert lecturers who are leaders in their fields. With a focus on sustainability, innovation and effective leadership, you will learn how to make decisions using critical thinking and analyse high-level issues.
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 flexible course is available to study either part time or full time at JCU’s Brisbane campus (for international students), or full time only at JCU’s Singapore campus. View the handbook for more information.
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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Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment, and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please review the inherent requirements for the Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management - Master of Business Administration.
Advance your career and become a management-level professional with expert knowledge of business operations and administration.
Your career path could lead you to work in hotels, resorts, convention centres, and other hospitality and tourism venues, as well as government departments or private companies like airports, meetings, events and tour operators, in Australia and overseas.
Graduates can find employment in roles such as general managers, sales and marketing directors, human resources managers, event managers, convention services managers, front office directors, directors of catering, and managers of information technology.
Information valid for students commencing in 2023
Masters Degree (Coursework) (AQF Level 9)
Business, Law and Governance
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, human resource management, economics, tourism and hospitality, or other disciplines where students will have completed study relating to organisational 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
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:
On successful completion of the Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management component of the degree, JCU graduates will be able to:
Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University's learning, assessment, and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please visit: Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management - Master of Business Administration.
All JCU students have the opportunity to demonstrate, with reasonable adjustments where applicable, the inherent requirements for their course. For more information please visit: Student Disability Policy and Procedure.
LB5228:03 The Changing Business Environment (Australia only) or LB5236:03 International Political Economy (Australia only) or LB5124:03 Business Innovation and Technology Management (JCU Singapore only)
LB5230:03 Managing Strategic Resources and Operations
LB5233:03 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
LB5234:03 Leading and Managing Organisational Change
TO5101:03 Tourism Systems Analysis
TO5102:03 Tourism and Hospitality Operations Management
TO5103:03 Global Destinations and Competitiveness
TO5104:03 Tourist Management Strategies
TO5203:03 Hospitality and Gastronomy
Select 3 credit points of LB52__ subjects
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
(16 months full-time or part-time equivalent at JCU Singapore)
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Professional accreditation requirements
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.
Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.
24 credit points and not more than 12 credit points of subjects specified in the course structure, for either component of the joint degree.
Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.
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.
Credit will not be granted for work experience or undergraduate studies.
MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT – MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
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:
Students may receive an Award of Recognition in accordance with the Recognition of Academic Excellence Procedure
Estimated annual tuition fee: $AUD34,960.00
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.
Application dates vary between courses, whether they're delivered in semester, trimester or carousel study modes. View our Application due dates page for more information.
Applicants who wish to study in Brisbane should apply directly to JCU Brisbane.
Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management - Master of Business Administration
JCU provides an academic environment that is challenging and intellectually stimulating. I feel very well prepared for life after studies. I chose JCU as it is a highly-renowned university with campuses in both Australia and Singapore.
Dr Janice Scarinci
Senior Lecturer, Tourism and Hospitality
At James Cook University, we are making our students employable and career-ready. We’re providing professional opportunities in the workplace where you can gain extensive work experience and get paid to work. You can get incredible educational experience from our highly qualified and internationally renowned faculty.