Master of International Tourism Management

Tourism is one of the leading industries in New Zealand and the world. With this 18-month international master’s degree you can progress your career further.

Choose from a wide range of courses on critical issues in tourism management from around the world, and research an area of interest supervised by world-renowned academics. Eduniveral Group has ranked our Master of International Tourism Management as the 13th best master’s degree in the world for tourism.

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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 courses at level 7

International student entry requirements

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

English language requirements

To complete the programme, you need 180 points. Your course selection depends on the research pathway option you take – thesis or dissertation. Through the variety of specialised courses, you'll enhance your knowledge and perception of tourism as both a discipline and an industry.

Choose one of the following

Students need a B- average grade in coursework courses 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.

And a 30-point research methodology course

And tourism courses

Skills you will develop

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

Graduate Profile

Education and research

  • Doctoral study
  • Research fellow
  • Lecturers/tutors

Public sector

  • Government agencies
  • Destination marketing organisations/ Regional tourism organisations
  • Local councils/boards
  • Parks, sport, recreation & conservation

Private sector

  • Strategy and leadership
  • Operations management
  • Marketing
  • Media and communications
  • Visitor management
  • Customer care
  • Product development
  • Research
  • Consultancy

Third Sector

  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Industry associations/trade organisations in tourism and hospitality
  • UN agencies/organisations (including UNWTO)
  • International development agencies
  • Consultancy


  • Social enterprises
  • Community leadership
  • Conservation
  • Research


  • Service/product innovations
  • Business owner-operators

Other postgraduate study options

If you mainly want to complete advanced courses 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
15 Jul 2024
3 Mar 2025
21 Jul 2025

Key semester dates
$10,607 (for 120 points)
($9,461 tuition fees + $1146 student services levy)
$39,146 (for 120 points)
($38,000 tuition fees + $1146 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.


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