Master of International Tourism Management

Tourism is the world's largest industry and employs more people than any other industry on a global scale. The Master of International Tourism Management offers exciting opportunities to actively engage with one of New Zealand's most important growth industries.
  • The Master of International Tourism Management aims to produce graduates who can plan developments, mitigate negative impacts and understand processes that create value in the marketplace.
  • It is for candidates who have staircased through undergraduate tourism qualifications, and who want to study more advanced papers.

Programme details

Programme code: AK1282
Level: 9
Points: 240
Duration: 2 years full-time / 5 years part-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 29 February 2016 / 18 July 2016

Entry requirements

  • Read the guidelines to entry
  • One of the following with a B grade average or higher in level 7 papers:
    • Bachelor of International Tourism Management
    • Graduate Diploma in International Tourism Management
  • Applicants may be required to submit examples of previous academic work or to attend a selection interview.

Structure and content

Through a variety of specialised papers, students will enhance their knowledge and perception of tourism as both a discipline and an industry.

Opportunities will be provided that enable students to specialise in developing research expertise in a range of areas including tourism management, sustainability and tourist information.


SOSC880    Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis
SOSC881    Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis
SOSC884    Social Research Design and Analysis
TOUR801    Management and Entrepreneurship in Tourism
TOUR802    Tourism in Coastal and Marine Environments
TOUR803    Tourism in Asia
TOUR804    Tourist Experiences and Consumer Perspectives
TOUR805    The South Pacific and Tourism
TOUR806    Contemporary Topics in Tourism
TOUR807    Special Topic I
TOUR808    Special Topic II
TOUR810    Directed Reading
TOUR811    Applied Research Methods

TOUR996    Applied Project in Tourism
TOUR998    MITM Dissertation
TOUR999    MITM Thesis

Career opportunities

  • Consultancy
  • Policy formation
  • Education
  • Senior management positions in tourism.

Last updated: 24-Sep-2015 1.14pm

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