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              Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism

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              Keen to explore your passion for food and travel? Embrace your inner foodie and study what you love!

              The Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism is a degree ideally suited to those who want to explore food and wine beyond exceptional experiences, by seeking a deeper understanding of food and drink cultures and the ethical, economic and social impacts of food and wine tourism.

              This program, which is delivered online to students right across the world, is a collaboration between prestigious culinary arts school Le Cordon Bleu and Southern Cross University School of Business and Tourism.

              Intakes: Students can commence in Session 1 (February) Session 2 (July) or Session 3 (November).

              Key Information

              Duration: Students can complete their studies in 2-3 years (two units per session) or 4-5 years (one unit per session).

              Time requirements:
              15 hours per unit per week
              Students should anticipate a commitment of no less than 15 hours per unit per week. A student studying two units can expect to study no less than 30 hours per week. Students planning to undertake this progamme need to allow extra time initially to familiarise themselves with the study portal, learning resources, professional referencing and writing at postgraduate level.

              Tuition fees:
              AUD$2,750 per unit

              In 2016 the cost is AUD$2,750 per unit or AUD$33,000 for the full Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism (12 units). Australian citizens may be eligible for FEE-Help.

              Australian citizens will also need to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Please see the Student Services and Amenities Fee webpage published by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education for more detail.

              Students should also allocate funds for the cost of required textbooks. For each unit the Unit Assessor will determine a required text book. Students must access the required text book in some way.

              Please note: To undertake the progamme students must have fast and reliable internet access.

              English Language Proficiency (for international students): IELTS 6.5 – Masters/ IELTS 6.0 (no band score below 5.5) – Graduate Certificate

              How to apply? Please apply by downloading the application form.

              More Questions? Please download Frequently Asked Questions or enquire now. To find out more join our Facebook page for this programme.

              Program Details

              • Program Details

                The only post graduate degree of its kind available in Australia, the "MGT" is designed to explore the gastronomic tourism experience and study all facets of how food and drink interconnect in our lives… with the added benefit of units in management and marketing within a tourism context. It is delivered online for easy access by working professionals and suits those with a passion for food and wine and a desire to develop a more conscious approach to eating and drinking.

                ‘Food’ is simply a brilliant way to study the world, cultural difference and history, while at the same time learning how to give pleasure and to increase our own sense of satisfaction. Importantly, this degree focuses on the relationship of food to tourism and the role this relationship plays in the development of regional economies and their sustainability. In addition, students also get the added benefit of studying management, marketing and other industry-focused subjects, within a hospitality and tourism context.

              • Study Plan

                To be eligible for the award of Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism a candidate shallsuccessfully complete not less than sixteen (16) units comprising:

                1. all units listed in Part A - Core Units
                  Students must complete all 8 core units (including one double-weighted unit)
                  • MNG00273 Events Management
                  • SOC03418 Food and Drink in Contemporary Society
                  • MNG03419 Gastronomic Tourism
                  • COM03420 Gastronomy and Communication
                  • MKT01907 Tourism and Hospitality Management
                  • HOS03417 Principles of Gastronomy
                  • BUS00913 Research Methods for Tourism and Hospitality
                  • MNG93003 Industry Research Project (double-weighted unit)
                2. three (3) units from Part B - Elective Units
                  Students must complete 3 elective units
                  • HOS03423 Aesthetics of Food and Drink
                  • MKT01909 Service Management for Tourism and Hospitality
                  • HOS03421 Food and Wine Technology
                  • COM03422 Food and Wine Writing
                  • MKT00720 Marketing
                  • ISY00244 Information and Communication Technology for Tourism
                  • MNG03236 Tourism and Hotel Professional Development
                  • MNG03237 Tourism and Hotel Internship (double-weighted unit)
                3. and four (4) units from Part C (please note candidates who have completed a Bachelor degree in a cognate field will be granted Advanced Standing for these units)
                  • MKT01425 Tourism in Asia Pacific
                  • SCI00419 Food and Beverage Management
                  • HMS00423 Sustainable Tourism
                  • MKT00128 Tourism Hospitality Sales and Promotion
                  • MNG01222 Facility and Risk Management for Hospitality Operations
                  • MKT00204 Special Interest Tourism
                  • MNG10724 Coastal and Marine Tourism
                  • MNG10228 Production Management for Convention and Events
                  • MNG10723 Hospitality: History, Politics and Culture

                Advanced Standing may be available for this degree. All applicants wishing to seek Advanced Standing must complete the Advanced Standing application form.

                a. Candidates who have completed a Bachelor degree in a cognate field will be granted four (4) units of Advanced Standing from Part C.

                b. Candidates may be granted advanced standing on the basis of relevant work experience or professional qualifications obtained through formal, non-formal or informal learning. Advanced Standing will only apply against post graduate level units (or equivalent) studied as part of previous studies that closely matched the syllabus of our degree.

              • Can I Apply?

                If you possess an undergraduate degree you need to provide a certified copy of your degree transcripts with your application form.Applications from individuals without an undergraduate degree will also be considered based on relevant expertise and specialist experience. In order to qualify on this basis, you must show evidence of minimum five (5) years of work experience, including three (3) years professional/ managerial experience.

                Students wanting to apply on the basis of relevant expertise and specialist experience must supply (in addition to your application form):

                • A current resume/ CV
                • Two written professional references (that support the resume). These cannot be more than two years old. They do not necessarily need to be work references – they can be professional references. They are recommendations of your ability and commitment to undertake postgraduate level study.
                • We also recommend that you submit a statement of purpose (about 300-500 words) about why you would like to undertake this program and your ability and commitment to undertake postgraduate studies. This gives us great insight into our future students and their understanding of the program.

                To apply for entry into the MGT, Graduate Diploma of Gastronomic Tourism or Graduate Certificate of Gastronomic Tourism you must complete the application form for this program, print and sign and return with your certified transcripts, certificates or other required documentation to australia@cordonbleu.edu

              • Who Will I Study With?

                Students currently studying in the programme come from varying academic, cultural and professional backgrounds, from IT to Law to Events to Cellar Door/ Wine. We have students studying from across the world - from Japan, France, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Singapore and Australia (as examples). Passion for food, wine and tourism is the cohesive factor.Individuals with internet access and a passion for gastronomy and tourism will be able to study from anywhere in the world, networking with like-minded individuals and studying topics including contemporary trends in cuisine and culinary arts, food writing for media, festival and event planning and design, the history of gastronomy and the restaurant, small business management, sustainable food production and tourism business, marketing food and wine tourism and food and drink in literature, art and film.Example career pathways:

                • Marketing (for destinations, restaurants, organisations, wineries)
                • Tourism (Cellar Door Manager, Food & Wine Tourism Policy Advisor, Tour Guide, Food/ Wine/ Tourism Trail Operator)
                • Hospitality (Food/ Wine Distributor, Import/ Export)
                • Media (Publishing, Food/ Wine/ Travel Writing, Public Relations)
                • Education (Food, Wine, Hospitality, Home Economics, Food Studies)
              • Can I Get Credit/ Advanced Standing?

                Advanced Standing may be available for this degree.

                All applicants wishing to seek Advanced Standing must complete the Advanced Standing application form.

                Applicants who have completed an undergraduate/ bachelor degree in a cognate field will be granted four (4) units of Advanced Standing from Part C.

                Applicants who have completed units from the former Le Cordon Bleu Master of Arts (Gastronomy) program with The University of Adelaide will be granted Advanced Standing for all units successfully completed. Please include a certified copy of your transcript with your application form.

                Students who take the Hautes Etudes du Goût (and who successfully complete the Diplôme d’Université du Gout, de la Gastronomie et des Arts de la Table - DUGGAT) will be eligible to receive recognition for ONE (1) elective unit into the Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism program. This credit recognition is available to any student in possession of a DUGGAT since 2004 upon supply of their scanned certified certificate.

                Advanced Standing will only apply against postgraduate level units (or equivalent) studied as part of previous qualifications that closely matched the syllabus of our degree.

                Few University courses accept applications for advanced standing on the basis of work experience or professional experience. To measure professional experience at a Masters level is extremely difficult to quantify, however in some instances Advanced Standing may be granted. For more information please contact Sophie Mibus, Le Cordon Bleu: mgtaustralia@cordonbleu.edu

                Students need to apply for Advanced Standing when enrolling into the Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism program.

              • What Qualification WIll I gain?

                Students graduate at a Southern Cross University ceremony (or In Absentia) with a parchment authorised by the University.

                Intermediate Awards (early exit points) are offered at Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma levels.

                Upon graduation you are eligible to become an alumnus of both Le Cordon Bleu and Southern Cross University. This includes access to a global network of alumni and career opportunities from both institutions who offer various opportunities via their alumni portals and social media networks. Assistance is provided in regards to career preparation however Southern Cross University and Le Cordon Bleu will not be responsible for job placement upon graduation

              • What Is Online Learning?

                All units from this program are offered entirely online through the Southern Cross University MySCU learning environment. MySCU is the one-stop portal to all your Unit Learning Sites, readings and assessments.

                 Students will be supported by experienced teaching staff and will share in discussions relating to each topic. The MySCU portal includes unit learning sites and information sites where students can access resources, communication tools and useful links that are integral to their studies. Through the MySCU portal students use the web-based program Blackboard Collaborate – an advanced on-line learning environment for students and lecturers to communicate and collaborate through virtual meeting spaces and classrooms. They can share files, presentations, and applications. Lectures and tutorials may also be podcasted.

              • Term Dates & Apply

                In 2016 Sessions the following intakes are available:

                • Session 1 - 29 February 2016
                • Session 2 - 11 July 2016
                • Session 3 - 7 November 2016

                To apply for the Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism, Graduate Diploma of Gastronomic Tourism or Graduate Certificate of Gastronomic Tourism applicants must complete the application process, providing certified academic transcripts and other relevant documentation. Please apply by downloading the application form.

                We offer regular information sessions and webinars. Contact us to be sent further information about the next available information sessions.

              Testimonials

              • Stella-Bernard-160x160
                Education is the beginning but never the end. Pursuing my Master of Gastronomic Tourism at Le Cordon Bleu is expanding my knowledge and my opportunities for the future. This scholarship ensures that I can keep growing as professional. Winner of the 2014 James Beard Foundation Scholarship and full time culinary instructor at The Art Institutes, Tucson campus, United States
                Tracie Stella Bernard - Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism Current Student
              • Jane-Duncan-160x160
                The Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism has strengthened my appreciation for food and wine and has given me the opportunity to study a range of topics from the history of gastronomy through to destination marketing. The program has allowed me to build on my existing knowledge and qualifications and has provided me with the foundation for an exciting and rewarding career in gastronomic tourism.
                Jane Duncan - Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism Current Student, Tourism Officer
              • Samantha-Gowing-160x160
                The Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism gives me an opportunity to distil my life experiences in the executive wellness arena into a recognized postgraduate qualification.
                Samantha Gowing - Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism Current Student
              • Jarrod-Scott-160x160
                Studying the Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism will broaden the scope of what I already know from working at Oxenberry Farm Wines & Café and will better arm me to continue spreading the delights of gastronomy to the wider public.
                Jarrod Scott - Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism Current Student
              • Sascha-Stone-160x160
                The Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism degree has given me the opportunity to build on previous qualifications and further my knowledge in the specific field of food and wine tourism. The course material directly relates to my current employment and in a way validated a lot of the work I have done in the past. It has given me greater clarity of thought on the subject, introduced me to new ideas and has provided stimulation for personal growth in the future.
                Sascha Stone - Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism Graduate
              • Meera-Raj-160x160
                The simple nourishment of food and drink is not just something ordinary. It is magical – how a bowl of Pho Bo can transport your mind to colonial Vietnam, for example! Being granted the 2014 Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism Industry Professional Scholarship will enable me to enrich my understanding of food and wine experiences as they relate to my profession. I haven’t previously rushed into a Master degree for the sake of having one. I have been patiently building my skills waiting for the right topic to stir me. And here it is: Gastronomic Tourism.
                Meera Raj - Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism Current Student

              Scholarships

              If you have ever dreamt of the kind of international hospitality career that a Le Cordon Bleu qualification could offer, then being awarded one of our scholarships may be just want you need to set you firmly on your path.

              Le Cordon Bleu Australia offers an exciting annual scholarship program to Australian and international students, and industry/media professionals. Scholarships range from $5,000 to $30,000 and apply to study programs across the Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Gastronomy.

              Scholarships are generously funded by Le Cordon Bleu Australia, private benefactors, philanthropic foundations and government agencies.

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