Griffith’s Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management program will offer graduates a direct route to Chartered Manager accreditation, becoming Australia’s first Tourism related business program to do so.
Candidates enrolled in the course will be fast-tracked to Chartered status, able to obtain chartership within weeks of graduation.
It extends an established industry pathway partnership with the Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia and New Zealand (IML ANZ) which already provides Griffith’s Master of Business and Master of Business Administration (MBA) candidates with industry-enriched professional opportunities.
“We are delighted to extend our partnership with IML Australia and New Zealand, and offer our Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management candidates fast-track access to Chartered Manager status,” said Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) Professor David Grant.
“At Griffith Business School, we are committed to responsible leadership and to providing our students with a high-quality learning experience; one that equips them with the skills, knowledge and attributes that enable them to fulfil their potential and make valuable contributions to their chosen profession and the wider community.”
“Our new partnership with Griffith’s Master of International Tourism and Hospitality is incredibly significant and ground-breaking, for both the industry and higher education space,” said IML ANZ Chief Executive David Pich CMgr FIML.
“As the first non-business program to offer management and leadership accreditation, Griffith University is not only shaping the future of the tourism and hospitality sector, but they are forging the professional skills-based future of Australian universities.”
Chartered Manager designation is recognised globally as the highest professional status accrediting management and leadership.
The partnership offers Griffith’s Masters candidates a competitive edge in the employment market, global recognition for their professional competence, and a management and leadership accreditation to support their tourism and hospitality skills.
They will also receive access to the Institute’s suite of professional development services, including Affiliate Membership with the peak body, one-on-one mentoring, a professional resource database and access to the largest network of managers and leaders across Australia and New Zealand.