• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


If you have a passion for international travel, sustainable tourism or any other facet of the tourism and hospitality industry, the MATM program can help you acquire the skills and experience to thrive in any number of exciting and highly rewarding career paths.

Created in collaboration with industry experts, this program will equip you with the leadership tools, advanced knowledge and real-world skills to tackle the most pressing issues and capitalize on the latest trends in global tourism.

The Tourism Management (MATM) programme offered by the Royal Roads University is built around three central themes: leadership, marketing, and destination development. Cutting-edge course content will expand upon a conceptual foundation in the social sciences, enhancing your personal development and providing unique insights into tourism, both as a sustainable economic engine and a global social phenomenon. A variety of engaging electives allow you to customize your educational journey and align it with your desired career path.

You’ll examine real-life case studies that showcase different approaches to sustainable tourism development, engage with knowledgeable, highly experienced faculty and learn how to address common workplace challenges within tourism and hospitality organizations.  In the on-campus program, you’ll build valuable industry experience during an overseas field study trip to a world-renowned international destination.

Two-Year Blended Delivery

The two-year blended delivery option allows you to complete the MATM program while maintaining your current commitments.

Three one-week residencies on our Victoria campus will give you an opportunity to experience on-campus culture and engage with both faculty and fellow students.

During these residencies, you’ll concentrate on the core elements of the program. You’ll develop vital team-building and leadership skills essential for success in future courses, consolidate your learning and benefit from small-group mentoring and personal consultation with Royal Roads faculty. During your final residency, you’ll have the opportunity to network with other industry professionals during field trips to various Vancouver Island destinations.

The online learning component expands upon the foundations provided during your residencies. Students typically take one course at a time, for a period of approximately nine weeks; each course requires approximately 20 hours per week, although this may vary. Time required during the first courses may be higher, for example, as you familiarize yourself with Moodle – Royal Roads’ online learning platform – and other technologies.


The Master of Arts in Tourism Management (MATM) program opens the door to an array of exciting opportunities in the tourism and hospitality sector, both locally and internationally.

Graduates of the program hold management and executive-level positions within resorts, destination management organizations, inbound tourism companies, government agencies and more. Because a master’s degree is often required for attaining upper-level positions within the global tourism industry, many of our graduates find that combining their prior tourism industry experience with the academic credentials acquired in the MATM program is the key to unlocking their professional potential.

The MATM program will enable you to explore a wide variety of rewarding career paths, including upper-level positions with hotels, resorts or cruise ship operators; professional consulting in the information technology or real estate sectors; leadership positions within destination, recreation or event management organizations; and myriad roles in other sectors such as government, finance, education and more.

If you’re a passionate believer that tourism matters – in your community and around the globe – and you’re ready to take your career to the highest possible level, then the MATM program holds the key to unlock your potential.    

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Trends and Issues in Hospitality Management
  • Finance for Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Graduate Research Paper
  • Introduction to Academic Integrity
  • Tourism Leadership

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

Standard Admission
  • Four year (or comparable) undergraduate degree, preferably in a related field, from a recognized post-secondary institution, normally with a minimum admissions GPA of ‘B’ (3.00/4.33).
  • At least two years of full-time work experience within the tourism or hospitality industry.
Flexible Admission
  • Under flexible admission, the combination of work experience, education, and professional development is assessed. Applicants must show evidence of having sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to complete a demanding academic course of study at a graduate level and have significant industry related experience.

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16020 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32040 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    12792 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25590 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Victoria

  • 1490 - 2100 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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