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

    James Cook University

    James Cook University


    Australia, Townsville

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    Program Level

    Master by Course Work

    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus

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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesSeptember-2024
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    Duration 2 years
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 36,200  / year
    Next Intake September-2024

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


    Gain the business management skills essential to becoming a leader in the hospitality and tourism sector. Advance your career with specialised knowledge of business operations and administration.

    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.

    Additional 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

    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.

    This course provides a foundation of Information Technology and Information System skills for entrants with limited IT experience. It also provides opportunities for experienced Information Technology and Systems professionals to enhance and apply their skills within emerging technology driven growth areas.

    You will learn how to apply Information Systems and Technologies in meeting current business needs in a real-world environment by integrating theoretical learnings with the practical application and experiences learnt through working on projects with real clients.

    You will graduate with relevant practical experiences to help you hit the ground running into a successful and exciting career in your chosen field.

    MITS also provides an optional opportunity for high achieving students to qualify to participate in a research project, offering valuable experience for your future career, or potentially being the first step on your path to a PhD.


    Entry Requirements

    AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a business or tourism-related discipline; or equivalent

    English language requirements

    Band 2

    If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.

    English Program Requirements

    International students must attain an IELTS Academic with an average level of 7.5 or more, across the four components of listening, speaking, reading and writing; no score below level 7.0 in any of these components; and a score of 8.0 or more in the components of speaking and listening. Internationally schooled applicants may also be required to meet this requirement.

    English competency requirements may also be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • Bachelor degree or master degree from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the USA, or
    • Undergraduate degree taught in English from a South African University.


    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.

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 36,200 

    How to Apply

    STEP 1: Choose and research your course

    STEP 2: Prepare your documents

    STEP 3: Lodge your application

    STEP 4: Accept your offer

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