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: 2 March 2015 / 20 July 2015

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.


Paper selection will depend on the option students take — thesis or dissertation.

Select one
298702  Social Research Design and Analysis
MGMT801 Introduction to Research Methods
MGMT802 Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis
MGMT803 Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis

219106  Tourism Management and Entrepreneurship
219110  Coastal and Marine Tourism
219112  Asian Tourism
219114  Directed Reading
219118  Consumer Perspectives in Tourism
219122  Research Project
219903  Special Topic in Tourism I
219004  Special Topic in Tourism II
219906  Special Topic in Tourism III
219900  Contemporary Issues in Tourism

219000  MITM Thesis
219605 MITM Dissertation

Career opportunities

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

Last updated: 28-Jan-2015 4.31pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.