MA Tourism Management 2012


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Master of Arts in Tourism Management online information session presentation with Dr. Geoffrey Bird.

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  • Two year program with continuous admission.     Short residencies.     Remainder of each year is online, asynchronous learning.     Team-based learning environment.     On-campus delivery One year program with continuous admission. Conventional classroom lectures with tutorials, workshops, web-based learning and other technologies.
  • Cohort model: 97% completion rate Our professional and applied programs ensure current and immediately applicable knowledge and skills.     Our faculty have real world experience and academic depth.     Our flexible learning model allows you to complement your career without compromising it and to manage your education while maintaining your life.   Flexible admissions asks, “What is it that you know and can do?' And show us some evidence.”
  • Official Transcripts : To be official, transcripts must arrive by mail, still sealed in the original envelope they were issued in. If this envelope has previously been opened, the transcripts are no longer official and are unacceptable. If time is short and documents cannot arrive prior to the application deadline, a faxed copy will be accepted if received directly from the granting institution’s issuing office. Reference Letters: To be considered valid, reference letters must be program specific, dated less than six months old, signed by the author, and include at least one contact number. Letters of reference may be submitted in hard copy, by facsimile, or electronically if sent from the author’s personal or business e-mail address. RRU reserves the right to request and/or confirm any information received. Your letters of reference should be addressed to Admissions, Royal Roads University.   Your two letters of reference should consist of the following:   Personal Character Reference: Your personal character reference should consist of a letter from someone who has known you for several years outside of the context of your work. Please ask the writer to indicate the length of time and context in which they have known you, and to consider the following attributes in their letter about you: honesty, integrity, responsibility, adaptability, concern and respect for others, sense of self-esteem and confidence.   Work Related Reference: This letter should attest to your performance in the context of your current or previous work. The letter can address such areas as leadership potential, career commitment, human relations and supervisory skills, flexibility, communication, and technical skills.   Personal Statement: Your personal statement should consist of a one or two page letter indicating your motivation for seeking entrance to the program. Your statement should comment upon your personal and career goals, the expectations you have for the program in relation to the achievement of your goals, and the strengths you feel you can bring to the program.   Detailed Resume: Your detailed resume should include the following:   Education: List all post secondary education, degrees, diplomas, and certificates you have achieved. Work Experience Training and Professional Development: List career related training and professional development programs completed with the past five years. Include the source of training, and the duration and year completed. List other training and personal development programs not already identified. Voluntary / Unpaid Work Experience: List and describe any voluntary/unpaid post-secondary employment and/or community service experience. Please include the name of the organization, length of service, and a brief description of duties. Leadership/ Change Agent/ Trainer Experience: Briefly describe any training or experience you have had as a group or project leader, coordinator of change initiatives, or as a trainer. Information Technology Training and Experience: Briefly describe your level of training and experience in the use of information technology including computers, software and telecommunications networks as tools for business, education, teaching and personal use. Innovative Learning Methods: Briefly describe any training or experience you have had in the use of innovative learning methods including distance learning, community and team-based learning, mentoring, etc. Include both your experience as a student and as an educator or trainer. Professional Memberships/ Affiliations: List memberships and positions you hold or have held in professional associations, service clubs, community and volunteer sector. Other Relevant Information: Provide any other information you believe is relevant to your application and will be of assistance to the selection committee. For example, business papers/ documents/ business plans may be useful. In some cases we may require that candidates provide such documentation.   International Transcript Evaluation: Applicants submitting transcripts from schools outside Canada must also submit a $100 transcript evaluation fee, in addition to the $100 application fee. Those who opt not to pay the evaluation fee must provide a recognized evaluation of their credentials prepared by the International Credential Evaluation Service or other approved evaluators. International students are responsible for any costs related to the evaluation of international credentials by the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES).
  • Royal Roads University opened in 1995 as a public university designed to provide applied and professional programs.   500 acres of pristine forest Edge of the ocean Victoria Hands-on learning for environmental programs
  • MA Tourism Management 2012

    1. 1. Master of Arts in Tourism Management School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
    2. 2. <ul><li>Royal Roads University </li></ul><ul><li>Public institution </li></ul><ul><li>Over 30 different programs </li></ul><ul><li>Over 3,000 students </li></ul><ul><li>Over 20,000 alumni globally </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Why Students Choose Royal Roads University? </li></ul><ul><li>Keep working, keep learning, balance your life </li></ul><ul><li>Convenient program delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible admissions </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty with global experience </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to teaching </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>BA International Hotel Management </li></ul><ul><li>Master of Arts in Tourism Management </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Certificates in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tourism Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Destination Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable Tourism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hospitality Management </li></ul></ul>Our Programs
    5. 5. Why study tourism and hospitality at a graduate level? <ul><li>Growing complexity </li></ul><ul><li>Professional progression </li></ul><ul><li>Personal fulfillment </li></ul>
    6. 7. <ul><li>Master of Arts </li></ul><ul><li>in </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism Management </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Certificate Modules : </li></ul><ul><li>2 required (blue) </li></ul><ul><li>2 of 3 electives (red ) </li></ul>Tourism Leadership Applied Research Destination Development Sustainable Tourism Hospitality Management
    7. 8. Graduate Certificate in Tourism Leadership (Required) <ul><li>Tourism Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Global Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism Delivery Systems </li></ul>
    8. 9. Applied Research Module (Required) <ul><li>Consumers and Producers of Research </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Research Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Taken only after completing two graduate certificates </li></ul>
    9. 10. Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Tourism (Elective) <ul><li>Sustainable Tourism Management </li></ul><ul><li>Stewardship in a Global Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Protected Areas and Assets </li></ul>
    10. 11. Graduate Certificate in Destination Development (Elective) <ul><li>Transforming Destinations </li></ul><ul><li>Product and Market Innovations </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Tourism Marketing </li></ul>
    11. 12. Graduate Certificate in Hospitality Management (Elective) <ul><ul><li>Trends and Issues in Hospitality Management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Finance for Hospitality Management </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Strategy </li></ul>
    12. 13. MA or MBA: Which is right for me? <ul><li>Duration </li></ul><ul><li>Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul>
    13. 14. Upcoming Dates for Graduate Certificates <ul><li>Program </li></ul><ul><li>Dates </li></ul>GC Destination Development App Deadline: Aug 16, 2012 GC Sustainable Tourism App Deadline: Oct 11, 2012 GC Hospitality Management App deadline: Dec 12, 2013 GC Tourism Leadership App Deadline Jan. 20, 2012 Sept 17, 2012 - Mar 1, 2013 Res: Sep 27-Oct 4, 2012 Nov 12, 2012 – June 6, 2013 Res: Nov 26- Dec 1, 2012 Jan 20– Jul 27, 2014 Res: Feb 3-8, 2014 Feb 20, 2012 – July 18, 2012 Res: Mar 2-9, 2012
    14. 15. Admission Criteria <ul><li>Considerations: </li></ul><ul><li>Academic history </li></ul><ul><li>Professional experience </li></ul><ul><li>Personal accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ideal Candidates: </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate high level of program-specific knowledge and skills </li></ul><ul><li>Possess strong interpersonal, research, and communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Program prerequisites </li></ul><ul><li>English requirements </li></ul>
    15. 16. <ul><li>Application Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Online application form </li></ul><ul><li>Official transcripts </li></ul><ul><li>Resume </li></ul><ul><li>Two letters of reference </li></ul><ul><li>Personal statement </li></ul><ul><li>* Please allow yourself three weeks to apply </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>1-877-778-6227 </li></ul>
    16. 17. Geoffrey Bird [email_address] Graduate Program Lead, School of Tourism & Hospitality Management