Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management

Monash University

Sustainability represents an increasingly influential facet of tourism planning, development, governance and management, encompassing a diversity of sectors as the industry continues to expand globally. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is also forecasting that the growth rate for emerging economies will be double the rate of advanced economies in the years leading to 2030 and that a sustainable industry can therefore play a significant role in the achievement of the millennium development goals. Effective planning and policy making for international tourism, and for the management of environmental, socio-cultural and economic consequences is critical. There is a growing demand for well-qualified managers who not only have a broad and deep understanding of global business activity, but a clear insight into the consequences of planning and policy-making on the environment, society, culture and the economy. This course looks at how tourism can be compatible with the development of sustainable organisations, urban and rural development/regeneration, natural resource management and wildlife conservation, as well as the diversifying benefits from international and domestic tourism. It facilitates the development of skills and techniques to develop tourism policies and practices in a global setting and to management tourism development and enterprises in the direction of more sustainable practice. Students are encouraged to take part of their studies overseas in order to broad their understanding of the international market and the role that a sustainable tourism industry can play in emerging economies. The course provides students with the opportunity to attend a partially funded intensive field school to study the patterns of development within an emerging economy in the Asia-Pacific such as Fiji, Vietnam or Cambodia.

Course Fee:

Australian: $47,200
International: $66,000

Entry Requirements:

Entry level 1: Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (96 points to complete); Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least credit (60%) average; or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent. Entry level 2: Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete) An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including humanities or social sciences with at least credit (60%) average, or qualification/ experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent; or Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent); Australian graduate certificate (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including humanities or social sciences with at least credit (60%) average in both qualifications, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

Structure:

Core subjects, electives, a research study option, experiential learning, international opportunities.

Subjects you can Study:

International sustainable tourism management

Study Pathways:

No prior knowledge in area required to undertake this course. Credit possible for previous humanities and social sciences study. Early exits possible.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00008C

Related Careers:

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Caulfield No info Yes Full time 2 years
Caulfield No info Yes Part time 4 years

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