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What will I learn?

Prepare yourself for a successful managerial career in tourism, hospitality or events where your business acumen and professional abilities result in exceptional experiences.

Tourism contributes billions of dollars to the Queensland economy and employs thousands of people. This active local tourism environment makes the programs at the UQ Business School the ideal forum to learn about this vibrant industry, with the skills you gain applicable in Australia or anywhere in the world.

You'll benefit from UQ's extensive network of industry leaders, many of whom deliver guest lectures and share their perspectives and knowledge, and you'll have the opportunity to establish contacts for the future.

Your study also offers a range of invaluable Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities designed to help you bridge the gap between theory and practice and gain industry experience with tourism and event site visits, the investigation of case studies, and problem-based learning activities.

You'll graduate with an internationally recognised qualification and be ready for success in any number of careers related to tourism, hotel and event management.

The 32-unit Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management program includes the core foundational courses of tourism, hotel, and event management. It is for students who have a bachelor's degree in any field and can meet minimum GPA requirements.

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

Resort front office duty manager
Corporate travel team lead
Venue manager
Sponsorship manager
Functions manager
Community and sustainability manager
Tour operator
Staging manager
Events producer
Business development executive

Event Management

Internationally, the promotion, coordination and execution of events is big business.

This field prepares you to work in an exciting industry focusing on the various aspects of planning business, cultural or sporting events. The courses you'll study will allow you to develop advanced knowledge and skills in event design, strategy, project management and marketing, and open up local and international career opportunities in this growing industry.

Which department am I in?

Business, Economics and Law



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$42,272.00 (22,62,955) per year
The UQ COVID-19 Offshore Online Study Tuition Fee Rebate is a 12.5 per cent rebate on the tuition fees payable for Semester 1, 2021 by full fee paying international coursework students who are unable to come to Australia due to the Australian government border controls.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected May 2022

More details

Start date

Expected July 2022


The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,



4072, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree in engineering (in the relevant field of study for which they wish to enrol) with a GPA of at least 5.0 on a 7 point scale. English Language Scores: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 AND a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; BE: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills.

For international students

A bachelor degree (or equivalent) with a GPA of 4.5; or
A Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Hotel and Event Management from UQ (or equivalent) with a GPA of 4.5.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About The University of Queensland

UQ ranks 46th globally and has increased its standing for the second consecutive year in the QS World University Rankings for 2021.

  • UQ Business is a top business school in the Asia-Pacific
  • 41st globally in business + economics (THE Rankings 2021)
  • UQ law ranks highly and is internationally recognised
  • 8th in hospitality & leisure management (QS 2020 Rankings)