Master of Arts Tourism Management

Master of Arts in Tourism Management is a 2-year full-time postgraduate course, the minimum eligibility for which is B.T.S./ B.H.M. /B.A. in Tourism degree or Bachelor’s Degree in any field. All candidates possessing a Bachelor’s Degree will have to pass four additional courses during their period of study. The program is spread over 4 semesters, with the final semester based on the candidate’s chosen stream of study.

Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance test, and subsequent round of counselling. Some such entrance exams that are conducted for admission into top colleges include:

  • CAT (Common Admission Test)
  • MAT (Management Aptitude Test) 
  • XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test)
  • GMAT(Graduate Management Admission Test)
  • CMAT (Common Management Admission Test)

Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Assistant Sales Manager, Ticketing Executive, Professor & Lecturer, Accounts Assistant, Hotel Management Trainee, Executive Facility Management, Guest Service Manager, Travel and Tourism Manager, Relationship Manager, Senior Executive/Assistant Manager, Tour Management Executive, Travel Consultant, Tour Guide, Tour Operator and others such.

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 3,000 and 12,000 for a span of 2 years, and the average annual salary offered to such professionals ranges between INR 2 and 6 lacs, increasing with candidates’ experience and expertise.

Master of Arts in Tourism Management: Course Highlights

Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course LevelPost Graduate
Duration2 years
Examination TypeSemester System
EligibilityB.T.S./B.H.M./B.A. in Tourism or Bachelor’s degree in any field.
Admission ProcessBased on counselling after qualification of entrance tests.
Course FeeINR 3,000 to 12,000
Average Starting SalaryINR 2 to 6 lacs per annum
Top Recruiting CompaniesAegis, ICICI, LIC, Max New York life, Kuoni Academy , Meridian Lufthansa , Make My Trip , Oberoi , Qatar Airways , Radisson , Serco , Sotc ,Thomas Cook, Yatra.com, Zenith, American Express, Kuoni India Destination Management, Thomas Cook, Le Passage To India, Holiday India Private Limited, Air Lanka, Kingfisher Airlines, Spice Jet, Viva Holidays, Holiday Links India, Indian Holidays Private Limited, Far Horizon Tours And Travel, Mercury Travels, etc.
Job PositionsAssistant Sales Manager, Ticketing Executive, Professor & Lecturer, Accounts Assistant, Hotel Management Trainee, Executive Facility Management, Guest Service Manager, Travel and Tourism Manager, Relationship Manager, Senior Executive/Assistant Manager, Tour Management Executive, Travel Consultant, and others such.

Master of Arts in Tourism Management: What is it about?

The program has been designed to offer to eligible candidates specialization in a tourism-related industries, including hotels, resorts, convention centres, cruise lines, airlines, visitor centres, casinos, tour companies, meeting and event planning, while at the same time building competence in a particular area of tourism.

The program aims to build in students competent tourism acumen through advanced study of general subjects such as Management Functions and Behaviour in Tourism, Understanding Tourism Markets, Tourism Planning and Development, Managing Small Scale Enterprises in Tourism, Accounting Finance and Working Capital for Tourism Managers, later allowing them to specialize in a chosen area. The curriculum involves travelling an enriching and enjoyable experience for every individual.

One of the principle objectives of the course is to prepare students facilitating the talent management in the travel industry and would strive to grow, harness and nurture the skill sets in the industry. The course’s curriculum integrates theoretical & practical components of study.

Eligibility for Master of Arts in Tourism Management

Candidates wishing to apply for the course need to fulfil the below-mentioned eligibility criterion:

  • Completion of B.T.S./ B.H.M./B.A. in Tourism degree or Bachelor’s Degree in any field.

However, all students of Bachelor’s Degree will have to pass four additional courses during their period of study.

Master of Arts in Tourism Management: Admission Process

Most institutes offering Master of Arts in Tourism Management course admit students based on their performance in a relevant entrance test, followed by a round of Personal Interview. Some institutes conduct their own entrance tests for offering admission.

Admission process generally varies across colleges. A few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s score at the graduate level. Following are a few entrance exams that are conducted by some of the Master of Arts in Tourism Management colleges in India:   

  • CAT
  • MAT
  • XAT
  • GMAT
  • CMAT
  • Bangalore University Entrance Exam
  • University of Delhi Entrance Exam
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University Entrance Exam
  • Karnataka University Entrance Exam
  • Mother Teresa Women’s University Entrance Exam
  • Pondicherry University Entrance Exam
  • University of Calcutta Entrance Exam
  • University of Calicut Entrance Exam
  • University of Kerala Entrance Exam
  • University of Madras Entrance Exam
  • University of Mumbai Entrance Exam
  • University of Pune Entrance Exam

Master of Arts in Tourism Management: Syllabus and Course Description

A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.

Semester ISemester II
Management Functions and Behaviour in TourismAccounting Finance and Working Capital for Tourism Managers
Human Resource Planning and Development in TourismMarketing for Tourism Managers
Managing Personnel in TourismManaging Small Scale Enterprises in Tourism
Information Management and information Systems in IndiaSales and Product Management in Tourism
Semester IIISemester IV
Understanding Tourism MarketsTourism Products: Design and Development
Tourism ImpactsTourism Operations
Tourism Planning and DevelopmentTourist Transport Operations (Road Transport)
DissertationMeeting, Incentives, Conferences and Expositions (MICE)