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James Cook University

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

Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management - Master of Business Administration Regular Class
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Course overview

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

Graduates can apply critical business acumen to hospitality industry issues, such as revenue management, responsible management practices, globalisation, individual identity and career development, sustainability, leadership and change, and strategy with this joint degree.

Start dates
March, July, November
16 months full time
Study mode
On campus


Course Structure

3 trimesters per year (normally 4 subjects per trimester)

Study Program

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

Core Subjects

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Business Innovation and Technology Management
  • Managing Strategic Resources and Operations
  • Leadership
  • Marketing and Customer Engagement
  • or Marketing Management
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Leading and Managing Organisational Change
  • Applied Research Project
  • or Professional Project/Internship
  • Tourism and the Environment
  • Tourism Systems Analysis
  • Tourism and Hospitality Operations Management
  • Global Destination Competitiveness
  • Tourist Management Strategies
  • Economic Decision-Making in the Hospitality Industry
  • or Corporate Finance
  • Hospitality and Gastronomy


  • one postgraduate level subject as an elective

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

Course Learning Outcomes

This is a dual degree. Course learning outcomes match the learning outcomes of Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management (MITHM) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs. AoL results are covered under MBA and MITHM.

Eligibility & Requirements

Entry Requirements

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a business or tourism related discipline from this or another University; or other qualifications recognised by the University as equivalent.

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.

English Requirements

  • Applicants 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); or
  • Satisfactory completion of James Cook University Singapore English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP); or
  • Successful completion of other qualifications completed in English Language deemed comparable to Australian standards within the last two years on a case-by-case basis

Advanced 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 program
  • Previous tertiary study where appropriate

Additional Requirements

  • For 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

With this joint master’s program, graduates can address the demand for managers in senior operational positions of leading international hospitality management organisations.

Tuition Fees


*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)

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