James Cook University

Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management

About Program

Course overview

The tourism and hospitality industries are undergoing strong growth in Asia.

With the rising affluence of middle-class populations, growing regional and global trade, there are excellent opportunities available in the hospitality and tourism industries.

The Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management provides an opportunity for existing graduates in tourism and other industries to upgrade their qualifications and take advantage of this growth. This program is an innovative masters' level degree that combines tourism, hospitality and business management to give executives and managers the skills required to succeed.

# Students with undergraduate business degree background may complete the program within 12 months with a waiver of the foundation subjects. Please see entry requirements section for details.

CampusSingaporeStart datesMarch, July, NovemberDuration16 months full timeStudy modeOn campusSubjectsCourse Structure

3 trimesters per year (normally 4 subjects per trimester)

Study Program

This course is composed of 16 subjects including foundation, core and elective subjects as per the study plan.

Foundation SubjectsMarketing ManagementPeople in OrganisationsAccounting and Finance for ManagersInternational Political Economyor The Changing Business Environment+Core SubjectsSustainable EnterpriseApplied Research Project or Professional Project/ InternshipTourism and the EnvironmentTourism Systems AnalysisTourism and Hospitality Operations ManagementGlobal Destination CompetitivenessTourist Management StrategiesEconomic Decision-Making in the Hospitality IndustryHospitality and GastronomyMeetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE)Quality Customer Service+

one postgraduate level subject as an elective

For a comprehensive listing and outline of the respective course subjects, please click here.

Course Learning Outcomes

CLO 1. Critically analyse complex tourism and hospitality-related knowledge and practice from both historical and recent perspectives

CLO 2. Evaluate contexts within which differing sustainable tourism and hospitality performance methods should be integrated and applied

CLO 3. Evaluate sustainable economic, social and environmental practices and value systems from different disciplinary perspectives

CLO 4. Research and apply established concepts to solve tourism and hospitality and professional practice problems

CLO 5. Critically analyse complex contemporary tourism and hospitality issues using appropriate models and make reasoned recommendations based on multidisciplinary synthesis of theory and evidence

CLO 6. Apply creative thinking effectively to tourism and hospitality theory and practice

CLO 7. Present complex tourism and hospitality analyses and information appropriately to differing audiences using:

Effective oral presentation skills; andClear and fluent written communication

CLO 8. Work effectively in achieving common goals, demonstrating both collaboration and leadership

CLO 9. Adapt tourism and hospitality constructs and skills to novel theoretical or practical situations

CLO 10. Exercise independent judgment and initiative in solving differing tourism and hospitality problems

CLO 11. Demonstrate a capacity for personal reflection and self-development in relation to professional tourism and hospitality learning and practice.

Eligibility & RequirementsEntry Requirements

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in any discipline, from this or another university; or other qualifications recognised by the University as equivalent.

English RequirementsApplicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of IELTS 6.5 (no component lower than 6.0) / TOEFL (Internet Based) 86 (no component less than 21) / Pearson PTE Academic 58 (no component less than 54); orSatisfactory completion of James Cook University Singapore English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP); orSuccessful completion of other qualifications completed in English Language deemed comparable to Australian standards within the last two years on a case-by-case basisAdvanced Standing

Advanced Standing from 4 of the Foundation subjects can be considered for:

Applicants with a minimum 4 years full-time equivalent professional work experience in management, leadership or supervisory level in a business environment.Applicants with undergraduate degree from cognate discipline such as organisation behaviour, strategic management, marketing, economics, communication, human resources, tourism or general management.*

* Not applicable for joint degree programs.

Advanced standing can also be considered for:

Applicants with a four-year relevant undergraduate programPrevious tertiary study where appropriateAdditional RequirementsFor MBA applicants with and undergraduate degree from non-cognate discipline, the online Academic Skills for Business foundation course has to be taken prior to admission or on the first trimester of the MBA program.

This online foundation course is free of charge

Attendance Requirements

International students holding a valid Student's Pass are required to attend at least 90% of scheduled classes per month. Failure to attend classes is a breach of the student visa conditions. Being absent from classes for a continuous period of seven days or more, or attendance falling below 90% without valid reasons will result in the student needing to surrender their Student's Pass for cancellation.

Domestic students must attend at least 75% of the scheduled lecture and tutorial activities to be eligible for assessment.

Career Outcomes

The Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management provides opportunities for graduates to pursue careers in the travel and tourism industry, events management, tourism policy and hotel & tourism property management.

Tuition FeesDomestic*InternationalS$49,648S$51,360

*Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding those holding a Student Pass)

Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Jenjang Pendidikan

Master Degree (S2)

Study Area

Tourism, Culinary and Hospitality Management

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The Singapore campus of James Cook University

The Singapore campus of James Cook University is fully owned by James Cook University Australia, which is ranked in the top 2%* of universities in the world. James Cook University Australia established its Singapore campus in 2003 as part of its expressed intent of internationalising its activities and offers a suite of university level programs at the Singapore campus covering the areas of Business, Information Technology, Psychology, Education, Science, Commerce, Accounting, Aquaculture, Environmental Science, Games Design, Tourism and Hospitality.


JCU Inter-campus Mobility Program

James Cook University provides the opportunity for you to study in Singapore and in Australia and yet still remain as a Singapore based student paying your fees in Singapore currency. This is a unique program in Asia and is only able to operate because the university operates across both countries. The program is designed to ensure you get the best possible outcomes from your years of study with the university.


Globally recognised Australian degree

You will graduate with exactly the same globally recognised degree as students who study at James Cook University in Australia.


Trimester System

With a trimester program, you can complete your Bachelors degree in 2 years and Masters degree in 1 year (depending on the course taken).


Supportive study environment

Our campus is designed to support collaborative learning and collaborative study techniques. We provide you with access to a full range of facilities and services to support your learning. These include lecture and seminar rooms, library and associated study facilities, computer laboratories, apple rooms and financial lab. Additionally, you will have access to a range of sporting facilities and can join a number of clubs and societies. We aim to provide a full university experience and not just a study program.


Variety of courses

Double majors in Business: You can complete the double major at no extra cost or time commitment

Joint Masters of IT and Business Administration: Get broader industry exposure and wider career options with a joint Masters program.

Psychology Accreditation: Our Bachelor of Psychological Science courses are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Diploma Programs: Students with Year 12, GCE 'A' Level or its equivalent who do not meet direct entry to a degree program are eligible to pursue this qualification.


Preparation for the global workforce

We provide you with the skills to find a job through specially designed ‘employment workshops’.


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