Master of International Hospitality Management

There’s growing demand for hospitality professionals with a postgraduate qualification and a sound understanding of international hospitality management. Follow your passion for hospitality with this 18-month master’s degree.

Hospitality management is a skillset required the world over. The Master of International Hospitality Management focuses on this important area of the industry and empowers you with the knowledge you need to succeed.

Whether you want to research an area of your interest or prepare yourself for senior management roles in the hospitality industry, this master’s degree can help get you there.

Start date: 2018

Start date: 2019

This programme brochure will be available soon.

Minimum entry requirements

  • Must have completed the Bachelor of International Hospitality Management or other relevant degree, or an equivalent qualification with a B grade average or higher in papers at level 7

Other requirements

  • May be required to submit examples of previous academic work or attend an interview
  • May be required to provide evidence of ability to study at postgraduate level and attend a selection interview

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

You complete the master’s degree with papers and a:

  • 120-point research thesis, OR
  • 60-point dissertation, OR
  • 45-point applied project

Your paper selection depends on the option you take – thesis or dissertation or applied project. You complete papers covering contemporary hospitality issues, including the key areas of strategic management, human resource management and financial management.

Papers you can study

Choose one of the following

Your study includes research on a topic of your choice, supervised by academic staff who have expertise in all areas of hospitality, from hotels to sustainability and ethics. You develop skillsin the critical evaluation and analysis of information along with the analytical ability to resolve complex issues.

Skills you will develop

The outcomes for graduates of the Master of International Hospitality Management are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

  • Senior-level positions in the New Zealand and international hospitality industry

Other postgraduate study options

If you mainly want to complete advanced papers in hospitality management, you can enrol directly in the postgraduate certificate or the postgraduate diploma. These programmes also cater for hospitality professionals who want to enhance their understanding of industry issues.

Further study

Quick facts
Programme code:
1.5 years full-time / part-time available
City Campus

16 Jul 2018

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

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