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:
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.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Course Level||Post Graduate|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||B.T.S./B.H.M./B.A. in Tourism or Bachelor’s degree in any field.|
|Admission Process||Based on counselling after qualification of entrance tests.|
|Course Fee||INR 3,000 to 12,000|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 6 lacs per annum|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Aegis, 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 Positions||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, and others such.|
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.
Candidates wishing to apply for the course need to fulfil the below-mentioned eligibility criterion:
However, all students of Bachelor’s Degree will have to pass four additional courses during their period of study.
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:
A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.
|Semester I||Semester II|
|Management Functions and Behaviour in Tourism||Accounting Finance and Working Capital for Tourism Managers|
|Human Resource Planning and Development in Tourism||Marketing for Tourism Managers|
|Managing Personnel in Tourism||Managing Small Scale Enterprises in Tourism|
|Information Management and information Systems in India||Sales and Product Management in Tourism|
|Semester III||Semester IV|
|Understanding Tourism Markets||Tourism Products: Design and Development|
|Tourism Impacts||Tourism Operations|
|Tourism Planning and Development||Tourist Transport Operations (Road Transport)|
|Dissertation||Meeting, Incentives, Conferences and Expositions (MICE)|