Degree & Masters Courses & Study in Singapore Courses Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management

Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management

Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management

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.

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 foundation, core and elective subjects as per the study plan.

Foundation Subjects

  • Marketing Management
  • People in Organisations
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • International Political Economy
  • or The Changing Business Environment


Core Subjects

  • Sustainable Enterprise
  • 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
  • Hospitality and Gastronomy
  • Meetings, 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; and
  • Clear 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 & Requirements

Entry 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 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

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 Fees

Domestic* International
S$49,648 S$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). Students will pay the tuition fees in equal instalments. The details of the breakdown will be provided in your Student Contract. Please contact us for further details.

Note: International students in Singapore on a Student Pass are not permitted to work. For more information please visit

James Cook University is EduTrust Certified. The EduTrust certification scheme is administered by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). EduTrust requires all students to be covered under a Fee Protection Scheme. In James Cook University, this is provided through an insurance protection scheme. Further, EduTrust also requires that the students must be covered under a medical insurance coverage which has provision for hospitalisation, surgery and treatment costs throughout their course duration. James Cook University will advise in the Standard Student Contract the total amount of insurance payable.

For more details please visit the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) website:

Although James Cook University endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.


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