Why an emphasis in tourism management?

The global tourism industry directly produces $7.6 trillion to the global economy and around 292 million jobs. Tourism contributes as much as 10.4% of the total economic activity worldwide and employs 1 in 10 jobs in the global economy.

This fast-growing economic sector needs bright, motivated, well-prepared managers to meet the challenges of a fast-changing global environment.  In response to this need The Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources has launched a nine-month Master of Tourism Management (Plan C) to help meet demand for qualified professionals in this evolving industry.

Who are my instructors?

The program’s balance of business and hospitality management curriculum, tourism-specific coursework, and industry interaction provides students with an excellent foundation to achieve a successful career in tourism management.  Our instructors have both academic knowledge and real-world experience in the tourism industry.  In addition to their impeccable academic qualifications, most have direct industry experience. Peruse our Faculty Profiles.

When can I apply?

The MTM degree accepts students for both spring and fall semesters.

  • Applications for the spring are accepted until Dec 1st
  • Applications for fall are accepted until July 15th.

We encourage international applicants to begin their application at least 6 months in advance, as immigration policies can take some time. More details about the application process can be found here.

What does the coursework consist of?

This Master’s degree can be completed in 9 months. It features innovative coursework in sustainable tourism practices, strategic management and quantitative analysis, communications and conflict management, eco-tourism, and tourism marketing. Tourism courses are offered through intensive classroom learning experiences that emphasize interactive discussion with fellow cohort members, faculty, and industry professionals from around the world.  Upon completion of the coursework, students will receive a Master of Tourism Management from the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department.

How is it delivered?

The classroom experience is concentrated into weekly on-campus meetings and supported with a sophisticated online learning platform that provides learning modules, discussion groups, and multi-media course content enrichment.  All core courses developed and hosted by the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and program-approved electives have been selected and developed based on input from our Advisory Board.

Master of Tourism Management Core Curriculum Content