Master of Tourism and Destination Management




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The Master of Tourism and Destination Management is a specialized, professional qualification that prepares business graduates for managerial, policy development and planning roles in the rapidly growing tourism and events industries.
This 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 is internationally awarded MBA.
You will:
build managerial skills and cross-disciplinary knowledge
develop your skills in understanding, analyzing 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.
Course objectives
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Critically reflect upon theoretical approaches by evaluating their application to effective tourism and destination management practice;
Justify and apply interdisciplinary knowledge in decision making with creativity for dynamic global environments using contemporary and integrated theoretical and operational knowledge of tourism and destination management;
Deliberate the economic, legal and political context within which destinations operate, advocating creative planning and policy development process, innovative sustainable practices and risk minimizing strategies in contemporary settings;
Collaborate within teams to provide creative solutions for industry, government and community stakeholders, integrating complex knowledge and ideas effectively to achieve shared goals;
Resolve complex professional and industry problems and inform management decision making by applying cognitive, creative and reflective skills to collect, analyze and synthesize data and information to generate, implement and evaluate solutions;
Communicate effectively with specialist and non- specialist audiences including multi-disciplinary teams, diverse cultural communities, business and other related stakeholders;
Exemplify professional standards and leadership in a dynamic 21st century work environment, acting consistently, ethically and in a socially responsible manner;
Plan and execute an evidence-based capstone experience or a substantial research based project linked to contemporary sustainable practices.
Course structure
To attain the Master of Tourism and Destination Management, students will be required to complete 144 credit points (equivalent to 12 units) consisting of:
24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) core units 84 credit points (equivalent to 7 units) professional core units
Plus either OPTION 1 12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) capstone research project unit; and, 24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) elective units. Students to select from any postgraduate units from across the University (subject to availability). Please check any pre-requisite requirements prior to enrolling. OR OPTION 2 12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) thesis proposal unit; and, 24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) minor thesis unit.


Which department am I in? College of Business

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Students must have Bachelor/Honours degree: Successful completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree; or Successful completion of a non-cognate (any discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree and a Graduate Certificate in a cognate (similar discipline) field. English language requirements: International English Language Testing System or its equivalent - overall score of 6.5 and no individual band score less than 6.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Student must have a Bachelor/Honours degree.
English Language Requirements: Students will need to provide evidence that you have achieved one of the following levels of English language proficiency: IELTS (academic module): Overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0); TOEFL Internet: Test score of 79. Section score no less than: Listening: 19, Speaking: 19, Reading: 18, Writing: 22; Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58-64 (with no section score less than 50); University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Total score of 58; VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved; English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS) - EAP 2 (advanced): A grade.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by this university
Canterbury Christ Church University offers below pathways courses for this subject International Foundation Year (EU) Foundation Certificate

Full Time (1.5 years)

NZ$20,910.00 (US$ 14,558) per year

26 February 2018, 23 July 2018

Victoria University City Flinders Campus, Ground Floor (VUHQ), 300 Flinders Street, MELBOURNE, Victoria, 3000, MELBOURNE, Australia