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. Eduniversal Group has ranked our Master of International Tourism Management as the 18th best master's degree in the world for tourism.
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
To complete the programme, you need 180 points. Your paper selection depends on the research pathway option you take – thesis or dissertation. Through the variety of specialised papers, you'll enhance your knowledge and perception of tourism as both a discipline and an industry.
Students need a B- average grade in coursework papers as a prerequisite into the research pathways.
Your thesis/dissertation will be based on a topic of your choice, supervised by experienced academic staff. You can develop research expertise in a range of areas including tourism management, sustainability and tourist information.
The outcomes for graduates of the Master of International Tourism Management are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.
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.
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The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.