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

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

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

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.

Trimester: January*, May, September
Carousel/Block**: N.A
16 months full-time (Commencing in Trimester)
Study Mode
On campus

*In 2024, the intake will commence in February
**Carousel/Block intakes are for commencing students only, subsequently, students will progress with the trimester.


Course Structure

4 subjects in 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 Futures
  • Digital Marketing or Marketing Essentials
  • 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, Human Resources Management, 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 on a case-by-case basis in accordance to JCU admissions guidelines.

Advanced Standing

  • Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.
  • Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.

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

Domestic** International
S$53,628 S$55,372

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


  • All course fees include the corresponding Singapore Goods and Services Tax (GST), which is 9% in 2024.
  • The details of the instalment 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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