Master of Arts in Tourism Management - RRU
Level of study: Graduate
Type of program: Master of Arts (MA)
Canada / Victoria
Other locations: none
Program Description
Program Courses
This leading-edge graduate program is the first of its kind in Canada’s tourism and hospitality education system. It responds to the worldwide demand for tourism and hospitality leaders to build and sustain a competitive advantage in the global tourism market. Timely and relevant program content has been designed in collaboration with industry experts, students, faculty and education partners. Students gain skills in destination development, leadership, sustainability and global tourism.

The MA in Tourism Management focuses on case studies and examples from around the world, enabling students to compare and contrast approaches to sustainable tourism development. It also equips students with the skills to address workplace challenges encountered by professionals across the tourism and hospitality industries.

The MA in Tourism Management is offered in two formats: an 12-month on-campus model (with an optional internship of up to 6 months) and a 27-month blended learning model. Both models share a similar curriculum and course selection.

The on-campus stream is an intensive 12-month program structured as a full-time, on-campus experience. The last three months of the program, focusing on a graduate research paper, may be substituted for a nine-month course that includes an industry internship and consulting paper.

Blended Learning
Our blended learning model allows you to have the flexibility to complete your degree while you work. Over 27 months, this stream uses a number of different delivery methods including textbooks, reading packages, case studies, and interactive internet-based learning.  Throughout the program, students attend three separate on-campus residencies that let you work face-to-face with your teammates and instructors.
Master of Arts
Canadian Public Educational Institution, Accredited by the Government of British Columbia
Dual degree / Diploma:
Joint degree:
Study abroad:
Pathway Option:
ISC Study Group Pre-Master Program
Transfer-In Maximum:
ISC Study Group Pre-Master Credits
Total Program Duration:
12 months (Project Option) or 18 months (Internship Option)
Study Duration:
12 months
6 months
Coop Duration:
Practicum Duration:
Type of delivery:
Ratio Stud-Inst:
Class sizes:
20-40 depending on class
Number of students:
International students:
Number of countries:
Over 40
Alumni / Testimonial
"Our teachers and guest lecturers have ranged from hotel GMs to industry experts from across the globe, each one ready and willing to share their professional experiences. In short, this is real-world learning."
Haley Buswell (Canada)
Unique Features
Famous Alumni
  • On Campus or Blended model options
  • Focus on case studies and examples from around the world
  • Comparison & contrast  approaches to sustainable tourism development
  • Peter Robinson, CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation 
  • Lorraine McLachlan, President and CEO of the Canadian Franchise Association
  • Jennifer Walinga, Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion in rowing
  • Dave Mori, President of the Entrepreneurs Association of Tokyo
Application fee:
218 CAD Application & Credential evaluation fees
520 CAD
Tuition fees:
31 CAD Entire program including internship & excursions
Material fees:
CAD$ 900 - textbooks estimated cost
Other fees:
CAD$ 646 Ancillary Fees
Housing application:
Housing fees:
500 Varies depending on housing option
Contact information:
Application Deadline:
4-6 months prior to program start
Admission Requirements:
Relevant Bachelor Degree from recognized educational institution and minimum of 2 years of full time work experience
Language requirements:
IELTS 6.5 (direct entry), IELTS 5.5 (pre-Masters program)
On case by case basis