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Tourism and Destination Management, Master

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  • 24 months
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University rank #301 (WUR) Melbourne, Australia
The Master of Tourism and Destination Management offered at Victoria University is a specialised, professional qualification that will prepare you for managerial, policy development and planning roles in the rapidly growing tourism and events industries.
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Overview

The Master of Tourism and Destination Management offered at Victoria University course incorporates tourism and management studies with a focus on addressing contemporary issues and challenges faced by destinations internationally.

The program is embedded within an established suite of business programs including Victoria University’s internationally awarded MBA. The course will:

  • build managerial skills and cross-disciplinary knowledge
  • develop your skills in understanding, analysing and responding to the complexity of the tourism and events industries within a destination
  • explore relationships between tourism and destination management and the broader economic, social, political and environmental context. 

Graduates who already have completed a business-related bachelor degree should consider our Master of Tourism and Destination Management.

Careers

According to Deloitte, the tourism industry is identified as ranking second within a set of ‘fabulous five’ industry sectors that will drive Australian economic growth with projections of almost five per cent growth per annum 

The UN World Tourism Organisation(external link) estimates rapid, continued growth in tourism in the Asia Pacific region. This trend will fuel employment growth in tourism and related areas.

Job titles

The Master of  Business (Tourism and Destination Management) will equip students for roles such as: 

  • planning and policy development officers in government departments at national, state and local and regional levels
  • research and planning officers with research and consulting firms
  • tourism planning and promotion agency staff
  • tourism educators through private providers and TAFE
  • policy officers with professional and industry associations
  • managers of attractions
  • marketing and communication roles (events)
  • planners within the travel sector (airlines and other major transport providers)
  • self employment through tourism management businesses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting for Management
  • Business Economics
  • Marketing Management
  • Work and Organisation Systems
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Business Ethics and Sustainability
  • Art and Practice of Leadership
  • Business Research Methods
  • Tourism and Events: Core Concepts and Theory
  • Cross-cultural Dimensions of Destination Management
  • International Tourism Management
  • Emerging Trends in Tourism and Destination Management
  • Green Growth Transformation of Destinations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description

      Only for domestic students

  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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General Requirements

CRICOS: 092066J

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline

OR

Completion of an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a similar discipline

OR

Applicants without an undergraduate qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Diploma based on approved work experience. Upon completion of the Graduate Diploma, graduates will be eligible for admission to this course with credit granted for completed units.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28000 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    26800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26800 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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