The International Tourism Management programme will equip you with the skills and insights required to work in the diverse and dynamic tourism sector. Our stimulating and challenging programme takes a broad approach to understanding tourism and its relationships with the economy, environment and society, within a broad business-based curriculum.
Our curriculum is international in scope and you will develop an ability to think critically about the relationship between tourism and management in a range of contexts and across a range of functions e.g. marketing, business evaluation, strategy and applied research.
Throughout our MSc, there is a strong emphasis on sustainability which positions people and the environment at the centre of tourism development. The programme is delivered by a world-class team, highly respected for tourism research, consultancy and leading academic publications.
Our dissertation module is the flagship of our programme, where you get to demonstrate and apply all the knowledge and skills you have acquired to study a contemporary tourism management issue of your choice. We encourage students to pick a dissertation subject that not only interests them, but is directly related to the kind of employment they are looking to secure following their graduation. Added to that, you can opt for our Work Based Learning module which allows students to work with a tourism business client in a consultancy role.
By the end of the programme you will have the knowledge to understand and critically evaluate theories at the cutting edge of tourism research alongside data analysis skills that will enable you to predict the changing patterns of tourism demand and tourist behaviour. Graduates from the MSc International Tourism Management are well placed to find positions with international tourism corporations and businesses as destination managers and marketers, consultants, hotel and event managers as well as tourism development, planning and impact assessment roles in the private and public sectors.
Study abroad and gain a second Masters qualification
The double degree option enables you to gain a second Masters qualification by studying for a year with one of our prestigious partner universities. For more information on this and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages. (http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/studyabroad/
During the programme you will study modules (including the dissertation) totalling 180 credits. Please note that programme structures may be subject to change. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/modules/
Examples of compulsory modules: tourism business: management, impacts and evaluation; tourist behaviour: theory and practice; methods and techniques for independent research; strategy; tourism and marketing; dissertation.
Examples of optional modules: sustainable tourism management; managing operations; principles of international business; marketing strategy; international human resource management; work-based learning; entrepreneurship: new venture development; managing in a multinational context; digital business models.