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Start Date
February
July

Duration
1.5 year(s) full-time

Program Code
DMMX

SATAC Code
4CM179 (Internal)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Mode
On-campus/Online

Fees
$AU 27,900 per 1.0 EFTSL for students enrolled in 2018

Key features

  • Develop advanced skills in leadership, strategy and decision making.
  • Teaching informed by above world-class research in management, marketing and business.
  • Join the Executive Partners Program for invaluable industry insights and expert advice from a senior business executive.
  • Flexible learning arrangements to best suit your individual needs.
  • The Business School is ranked in the top one per cent worldwide1.
  • Pursue a global career in the tourism, event and hospitality business sectors.
  • Study at a university that has been awarded the South Australian Tourism Award for Education and Training, and admitted to the SA Tourism Hall of Fame.

1 One of just nine institutions in Australia and 163 globally to be accredited by EQUIS. There are a total pool of 16,585 business schools worldwide, AACSB, July 2016.

Snapshot

Snapshot

In this degree you will learn contemporary management skills and study areas such as project management and the principles and practice of tourism. You will gain the confidence to manage organisations and achieve business objectives in an efficient and effective manner.

You will be immersed in real-world challenges and have access to industry placements, overseas study tours and elective courses to suit your personal and professional development needs. During your studies you will develop an advanced understanding of business and management and graduate with the capabilities to be a successful leader and decision-maker in any business setting.  

Our summer and winter schools offer exciting study and learning opportunities. With options such as intensives and internships, you can spread your study load across the year, increase your exchange opportunities or fast track your degree.

Why Master of Management (Tourism and Event Management)

Why this Degree

One of only nine in Australia with EQUIS accreditation, our Business School is ranked in the top one per cent worldwide1. EQUIS is the world’s leading international accreditation for business schools, awarded by the quality assurance arm of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). 

The Master of Management is designed in consultation with our network of industry and professional partners. It is informed by world-class research in management, marketing and business, combining up-to-date theory and the practical application of management models and methods.

With flexible learning arrangements to best suit your individual needs, this degree is delivered face-to-face, online or a combination of both. There are a range of options available to fast track your learning. Develop the specialist skills to succeed in the vibrant tourism and event management industry. We have been awarded the South Australian Tourism Award for Education and Training, and admitted to the SA Tourism Hall of Fame.

1 One of just nine institutions in Australia and 163 globally to be accredited by EQUIS. There are a total pool of 16,585 business schools worldwide, AACSB, July 2016.

Real-world connections

Our links to UniSA’s research facilities ensure your learning is connected to the latest technologies, theories and applications of knowledge. In the Master of Management, our teachers are leaders in their field. You could be working with people from any one of these globally recognised institutes:

Placements and internships bridge the gap between study and work. Our connections to industry create opportunities for you to grow. These experiences build confidence in the business world and give you a competitive edge. We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Executive Partner Programme

Our Executive Partner Programme is a unique mentoring opportunity. Students are matched with a senior executive with proven leadership and managerial expertise and extensive business networks. Partners have worked for companies such as Alcoa, BP, Commonwealth Bank, CSR, ExxonMobil, Mitsubishi and SA Health.

Your career

Graduates of this degree are equipped to be leaders and decision-makers, they have gone on to senior roles in festival and event management, hospitality and accommodation.

Industry facts

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Employment for amusement, fitness and sport centre managers in Australia is projected to increase by 20.8 per cent by 20201

1 Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015 

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By 2020, employment for conference and event organisers in Australia is projected to increase by 9.5 per cent1

1 Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015 

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Accommodation and hospitality manager employment in Australia is projected to increase by 14.3 per cent by 20201

1 Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015 

What you'll learn

What you Learn

The Master of Management (Tourism and Event Management) comprises 12 courses. You will complete four Business School core courses and five Tourism and Event Management specialisation courses. Through these you will develop skills and expertise in areas that include:

  • business analytics and the data-driven organisation
  • the principles and practices of tourism
  • tourism impacts and sustainability
  • people, leadership and performance

You will also complete three postgraduate electives - two from your specialisation and one from the Business School. They will enable you to develop skills from selected key disciplines essential for management in business.

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums. So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.

Assessment

Assessment

Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • case studies and reports
  • essays and assignments 
  • examinations 
  • an industry-relevant project 
  • an oral or online presentation 
  • a journal or a portfolio
  • a work placement

Global opportunities

International exchanges and intensive study-tours open doors to new possibilities and experiences, and our Business School has strong connections with prestigious universities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Travelling and studying with leading academic staff and your peers is a wonderful opportunity to develop first-hand knowledge of the international business environment. You’ll find the experience invaluable for your personal and professional development, giving you a global perspective.

UniSA has links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests. Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Once you are a current student, you will be able to explore various study tours and exchanges and take advantage of Student Mobility Grants to make going on an overseas exchange or study tour achievable.

Global opportunities

Research

The UniSA Business School is recognised and respected for a comprehensive research program inspired by the contemporary challenges facing Australia and its region. Our focus is always on finding practical solutions and creating new knowledge.

We are strongly committed to research with an industry focus. In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings, 97 per cent of our research was assessed as at or above world-class. We have particular strengths in marketing and management, and we are one of only three business schools globally with an academic focus on SME business growth. Read more about our strengths in research.

What courses you'll study

Structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
PROGRAM CORE COURSES
Business Analytics and the Data-driven Organisation INFS 5117 4.5 Rule(s): 2
Business Ethics BUSS 5384 4.5 Rule(s): 2
People, Leadership and Performance BUSS 5114 4.5 Rule(s): 2
Strategic Concepts BUSS 5074 4.5 Rule(s): 1
TOURISM AND EVENT MANAGEMENT SPECIALISATION
The Principles and Practice of Tourism TOUR 5001 4.5
Sport, Tourism and Events BUSS 5358 4.5
Festivals and Events TOUR 5002 4.5
Tourism: Impacts and Sustainability TOUR 5003 4.5
Managing Change BUSS 5065 4.5 Rule(s): 2
Specialisation Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
Specialisation Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
BUSINESS SCHOOL ELECTIVES
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 2

I have more than 20 years’ experience as a professional architect working on the design and project management of large and complex building projects. My area of research interest is in strategic knowledge management to support organisational sustainability. At UniSA I am responsible for the design, management and delivery of a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the School of Management.

Dr Saras Sastrowardoyo

Program Director

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Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarship search page for more.

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

Adelaide - City West campus

City West is in Adelaide’s most lively precinct, close to art galleries, music venues, cafés and restaurants. It has brand new learning spaces; modern lecture theatres; architecture workshops, contemporary art and design studios; and well-equipped student lounges. Explore City West >

Your study experience

The Business School Hub is a convenient, central support service for Business School students, from first year through to graduation. The team provides expert advice on study options, elective choices and any academic difficulties. It also helps with referrals to support services across the University. The Business School Hub is there to facilitate your life at university, so you get the most out of your UniSA experience.

Our student support services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help, we're here to assist. We provide a full range of support services, including:

  • academic counselling
  • personal counselling
  • social support services, including family support and nearby childcare
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • services offered through our student association, USASA

When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

Student services

Student services

The Business School Hub is a convenient, central support service for Business School students, from first year through to graduation. The team provides expert advice on study options, elective choices and any academic difficulties. It also helps with referrals to support services across the University. The Business School Hub is there to facilitate your life at university, so you get the most out of your UniSA experience.

Our student support services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help, we're here to assist. We provide a full range of support services, including:

  • academic counselling
  • personal counselling
  • social support services, including family support and nearby childcare
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • services offered through our student association, USASA

When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

This degree is offered online. With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 learning environment you can organise your study to suit your lifestyle. You can:

  • study online, including accessing videos and course resources
  • participate in virtual classrooms
  • submit your assignments and get feedback online
  • use forums and discussion boards for team work and communication

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Please note some on-campus attendance (such as to attend seminars, workshops or examinations) and/or placements may apply. Any requirements like this are detailed on individual course pages.

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How to apply

Applying to study with us:

  • go to the top of this page and make note of the SATAC code, then click Apply
  • you will be redirected through to the SATAC website to continue your application

Alternative Pathways

Domestic
If you would like to strengthen your business knowledge with a shorter qualification, the Graduate Certificate in Business (four courses). They provide a pathway into the Master of Management.
Both can be studied face-to- face, externally (online) or a combination of both.

International
If you would like to strengthen your business knowledge with a shorter qualification, the Graduate Certificate in Business (four courses). They provide a pathway into, and credit towards, this Master of Management.

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