Master of International Tourism Management

Tourism is one of New Zealand’s leading industries. With this 18-month master’s degree you can take your tourism career further.

Choose from a wide range of papers on current issues in tourism management from around the world, and research an area of your interest.

AUT is home to the AUT New Zealand Tourism Research Institute, globally known as a leader in tourism research and education. Study with us and you’ll work closely with staff who are passionate about all areas of the tourism industry.

New Zealand Tourism Research Institute website

Start date: 2018

Start date: 2019

This programme brochure will be available soon.

Minimum entry requirements

  • Must have completed the Bachelor of International Tourism 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 submit 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

Through the variety of specialised papers, you'll enhance your knowledge and perception of tourism as both a discipline and an industry.

Papers you can study

Choose one of the following

You can develop research expertise in a range of areas including tourism management, sustainability and tourist information.

Skills you will develop

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

Graduate Profile

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

Other postgraduate study options

If you mainly want to complete advanced papers in tourism management, you can enrol directly in the postgraduate certificate or the postgraduate diploma. These programmes also cater for tourism 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

Oren Meizeles
Mohamed Shenaan
Richard Aquino

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