Masters of Tourism Administration (M.T.A) - Course Overview

Duration: 2.0 yrs | Mode: Regular / Distance / Part-time| Avg. Fees: 15,000 / Year

23 courses | 26 colleges

About Masters of Tourism Administration (M.T.A)

Masters of Tourism Administration is a course that focuses on areas such as travel, administration, hospitality and aviation management. The course helps to prepare students for a career in the field of tourism.

Students are introduced to the principles and practices of the tourism industry, geography of tourism, accounting and administration for tourism, sustainable tourism, Indian heritage etc. The tourism sector has a lot of potential across the country and the main aim of the tourism administration is to improve and optimize the tourism operations and also to keep the tourists happy.

The course also teaches students to apply management principles and techniques on the tourism operations. This not only increases profit but also helps develop good customer relations.

Masters of Tourism Administration (M.T.A) Eligiblity Criteria

  • Minimum Qualification Required: Bachelors degree in any relevant field/stream.
  • Minimum Marks Required: 50%

MTA Admission Process:

  • Most of the institutes offer merit-based admission on the basis of graduation result.
  • Some private institutes conduct personal interviews and counselling sessions for the same.

Masters of Tourism Administration (M.T.A) Syllabus

First Year:

Global Trends in Tourism

Tourism Administration Management Concepts & Applications

Communication Skills 1

Financial Management

Tourism Policy & Planning Framework

Travel Agency & Tourism Operations

Hospitality Management

Marketing of Services

Sales Management

 

Second Year:

Tourism Marketing

Computer Utilization & Application

Project Work

Tourism Policy & Law

Office Management & Functions

Communication Skills 2

Travel Agency Training

Tour Guiding Skills and Training

Cultural History & Heritage of India

Career Options and Job Prospects

After pursuing a master’s degree in MTA, there are a diverse range of employment opportunities in the travel and tourism sector. Jobs are available both in the public and private sector. When it comes to government jobs, candidates can look for work in Toursim Boards, Government run airlines, hotels, guest houses, transportation services, government tourist information offices etc.

Whereas, when it comes to private sector one can work in Travel Agencies, Airlines, Airports, Travel and Ticketing Websites, Resorts, Visa & Travel Document Service Firms, Cruise Lines etc. Following are the suitable job roles with an MTA degree:

  • Travel Agency Stuff
  • Tour Operator
  • Travel & Tourism Consultant
  • Tour Guide
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Tourism Promoter
  • Tour Manager
  • Event Manager
  • Ticketing Staff
  • Airline Employee

If one has the right skill set and adequate knowledge, aspirants can start their own business like travel agencies, ticketing firm etc. The average start salary of a fresher is Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 3 lakh. Salary packages differ with the educational experience, domain, job location among others.