Tourism is one of the world’s largest industries. The enormous scale of this industry, however, comes at a price in terms of its environmental, socio-cultural and economic impacts. In the past, tourism planning and promotion has mainly focused on growth and expansion; however there is now a greater awareness of the negative impacts that unplanned growth and its linked stresses can have on the environment, society and economy. There is a need for tourism managers to be aware of, and proactive in, the use of sustainability concepts and better planning. The Master of Sustainable Tourism Management provides you with an advanced understanding of sustainable tourism practices that are in place worldwide. The course offers a broad range of core units as well as the opportunity to choose tourism or business related electives.
Graduates of this degree will increase their opportunities of being employed in middle or top management positions within the tourism industry, government agencies, NGOs and other organisations with a focus on sustainability.
|Duration||2 years full-time or 4 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||96|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Postgraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||MSustTourMgmt|
|AQF Level||Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
International students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international/ for further information including English language requirements.
|Interim Awards||CH76 - Graduate Certificate in Management CH77 - Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Tourism Management|
|Exit Awards||CH76 - Graduate Certificate in Management CH77 - Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Tourism Management|
|Professional Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
|BUSN20020 - This is a 12cp unit. You will be placed in a company for a 10-week internship requiring 4 days per week working within the host company. You will also undertake an applied research project based on a particular issue within your host organisation. You much undertake this unit in the final trimester of your course.|
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|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5||6|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice|
|2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship|
|4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice|
|5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level|
|6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences|
|7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability|
|10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.|
|Number of units: 14||Total credit points: 84|
ALL students must undertake the following core units.
Students have the option to complete an internship or elective stream in this course and should plan their enrolment according to the core requirements of their chosen stream. It is highly recommended that students consult a Course Advisor in order to plan their enrolment from the commencement of their course. Students must follow the approved planner and undertake the internship in their final term of study.
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|MGMT20144||Management and Business Context|
|BUSN20017||Effective Business Communications|
|HRMT20024||Managing Human Resources|
|MRKT20052||Marketing Management and Digital Communications|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|TOUR20018||Introduction to Sustainable Tourism|
|TOUR20019||Managing Sustainable Tourism Businesses|
|TOUR20020||Managing Tourism in Natural and Protected Areas|
|TOUR20021||Tourism Impacts on Community, Culture and Heritage|
|TOUR20022||Destination Planning and Management|
|TOUR20023||Tourism as a Strategy for Sustainable Development|
|TOUR20024||Social Media and Innovative Methods in Tourism Marketing|
|TOUR20025||Climate Change and Managing Tourism Risk|
|BUSN20016||Research in Business|
|Number of units: 2||Total credit points: 12|
|Students may choose to do any of the following:|
|BUSN20021||Business Research Project|
|HRMT20025||International Human Resource Management|
|MGMT20132||Innovation and Sustainable Business Development|
|MGMT20134||Business Ethics and Sustainability|
|MGMT20145||Business and Management in the Asian Context|
|MGMT20140||Design Thinking for Managers|
|MRKT20054||Service Industry Marketing|