A relatively recent programme, Masters of Tourism Administration is a two-year postgraduate course in tourism studies. It prepares students to enter the fast-growing tourism industry and work with leading tourist companies, tour operators, and in related public and private enterprises. Admission may involve entrance tests and interviews. However, students should inquire admission criteria with prospective colleges before applying.
The syllabus includes modules that introduce students to the tourism industry – its work content, requirements and scope. It also looks at the local industry and tourist destinations, managing travel agencies and tour operators, domestic and international ticketing, airlines management, legal and regulatory framework of the tourism, and the hotel industry. Apart from these, the course also includes key management modules like marketing management and human resource development. Many courses also include the study of a foreign language. The curriculum involves hands-on projects, assignments, and viva-voce in addition to theory exams.