Master of Tourism Leadership
 

Program Outline

Fields of Study

Program Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Course & Application Information

 

 

 
Strengthen your capacity as a leader in Tourism, hospitality and events
 
The master of tourism leadership provides YOU with the knowledge and skills required for international leadership, research, and consultancy positions with private, public or non-profit organisations. 
 
The program provides graduates with existing qualifications or a background in tourism, hospitality and events with the skills needed to sustainably manage products, resources, and facilities.
 
The program is based around a problem-based learning model in which students become active participants and tackle real problems and issues presented by industry representatives. Courses will include a mixture of lectures, presentations, debates, group work, and discussions.
 
The skills developed in each field of study through completion of a research thesis or consultancy project and other courses draw on expertise from across the university. You will be taught by staff, visiting academics and adjunct professors who are internationally recognised as leading experts in their fields, using state-of-the-art facilities. You will also benefit from studying in one of the world's top ranked tourism research universities with over 25 years of teaching and research experience in hospitality and tourism.
 
PROGRAM OUTLINE:
Master - An internationally recognised program that allows you to gain specialist knowledge and skills in tourism development, visitor management, service management, or tourism marketing. The Masters program comprises four core courses, six courses from your chosen field of study including a dedicated research thesis or consultancy project, and two elective courses.
 
 
FIELDS OF STUDY
 
Tourism Development
 
This field provides an opportunity to develop and in-depth understanding of the complex issues and challenges associated with the development of tourism destinations.
 
Careers:
Graduates are well placed to embark on a public- or private-sector career in destination planning and development.
 
Examples of courses:
  • Critical Issues in Tourism, Hospitality & Events
  • Change and Innovation in Tourism, Hospitality & Events
  • Professional Consultancy Project 
  • Tourism in Developing Economies
  • Destination Management & Marketing 
Visitor Management
 
This field develops the advanced knowledge and skills needed to understand and manage visitors and visitor experiences in a range of tourism hospitality and event settings.
 
Careers:
Graduates may be employed in a range of professional positions in the tourism hospitality and event industries.
 
Examples of courses:
  • Critical Issues in Tourism, Hospitality & Events
  • Change and Innovation in Tourism, Hospitality & Events
  • Professional Consultancy Project 
  • Visitor Management
  • Special Interest Tourism 
Service Management
 
This field is designed to equip you with the skills and expertise to deal with the design, delivery and evaluation of world-class customer service.
 
Careers:
Graduates will have the skills an knowledge to work in a range of customer service and service management positions in the tourism, hospitality and event sectors.
 
Examples of courses:
  • Critical Issues in Tourism, Hospitality & Events
  • Change and Innovation in Tourism, Hospitality & Events
  • Professional Consultancy Project 
  • Designing Food & Beverage Experiences
  • Service Leadership in Hospitality 
tourism Marketing
 
This field is designed to provide you with the skills required to pursue a career in tourism and hospitality marketing and product distribution.
 
Careers:
Graduates will be well placed to embark on a public- or private-sector career in a range of tourism and hospitality organisations.
 
Examples of courses:
  • Critical Issues in Tourism, Hospitality & Events
  • Change and Innovation in Tourism, Hospitality & Events
  • Professional Consultancy Project 
  • Event Marketing, Sponsorship & Fundraising
  • Tourism, Hospitality & Events Marketing & Distribution

Program Level
duration (years full-time)**
Entry times
prior study
gpa (on a 7 point scale)
is work experience required?
Master
1.5
Semester 1 or 2
Approved degree and work experience
5.0
Yes

** Part-time study available for Domestic (Australian) students

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

        What programs are available to me?
      There are two suites of Postgraduate programs available:

Do I have to declare a specialisation?
The MTHEM offers specialisations in the fields of Event Management, Hotel Management and Travel & Tourism Management. You can select from one of these fields or choose a combination of courses across these areas.
 
For those in the MTLead program you will need to select a specialisation from: Tourism Marketing, Tourism Development, Visitor Management, or Service Management.
 
Do I need previous work experience to enrol in a program?
Only the MTLead program requires you to have work experience. This generally means at least one year in a supervisory role. Please read entry requirements for program: http://www.uq.edu.au/study/program.html?acad_prog=5549
 
How many units do I need to enrol in each semester?
All a full-time student you should be enrolled in 8 units each semester to complete your program on time.
 
How long will my program take to finish?
  • GCert THEM – 0.5 years
  • MTHEM – 1.5 years
  • MTHEM (Advanced) – 2 years
  • MTLead – 1.5 years

Please note this is based on full-time enrolment and following the appropriate study-plan.

Can I work and be a student at the same time?
Yes, you can work and study at the same time. Please note that your full time study load of 4 courses will require around 40 hours of commitment per week.
 
What about my student fees?
Please visit the Student Fees website http://www.uq.edu.au/study/?page=947&pid=1119 or speak to one of the advisors in the Student Centre.
 
When is the last day to submit an application for Post-grad studies?
The last day to submit an application for 2013 admission is: 31 January 2013 for domestic applicants. The date varies for international applicants – please see ‘How to apply’ via the Course and Application link above.
 
Where can I apply?
Please visit the Courses and Application Information link above.

Which program is best for me?
This depends on your background, future aims and the entry criteria. Please have a look at all our programs but essentially the MTHEM is designed to help you move into a career in tourism, hospitality or event management and the MTLead is aimed to help further your career already started in the industry.
 
Can I do two fields of study?
You can only do two fields of study in the MTHEM (Advanced) program.
 
What sort of job will this help me get?
By studying one of our programs it will open up a wide range of career opportunities as tour operators, hotel and resort management, restaurant management, nightclub and casino management, working in theme parks and cruise liners, event managers (for weddings, conferences, music and culture festivals, major sporting occasions, exhibitions), and many more. The MTLead is focused on leadership and research and can also lead onto a research higher degree (PhD) pathway.
 
Can I enroll in a Grad Diploma program?
The University no longer offers a Graduate Diploma in Tourism commencing 2013. 
 
Who do I email if I have further queries?
You can contact the Postgraduate Advisors: Tony Andres (t.andres@uq.edu.au) or Kazue Nakamoto (k.nakamoto@uq.edu.au).
 

 

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