With our lush rainforests, modern cities, ancient cultures, and adventure-filled outback, Queensland is the obvious place to study tourism. Through this program you'll be prepared for a high-flying career in tourism, events or hospitality – in Queensland and beyond.

  • The Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management is a three-year program that will prepare you for a successful professional or managerial career across the tourism, hospitality or events industries.
  • Choose one or two majors from the following options: Event Management, Hospitality Management, or Tourism Management. If you decide to only study one major, you'll also need to complete a range of elective courses.
  • Develop your core business knowledge through a range of compulsory courses. Compulsory courses cover relevant aspects of accounting, law, management, marketing, organisational behaviour, tourism, and more.
  • Get industry experience through initiatives including the Executive Shadowing Program and Individual Placements. You can also go on wine-making trips, or make the most of opportunities like the Disney International Program.

The Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management will develop your managerial skills, business acumen and professional abilities, so you can plan, organise and deliver exceptional experiences.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    UQ Business School was the first business school in Australia to be accredited by the pre-eminent ranking bodies AACSB International and EQUIS. UQ was also ranked in the 51-100 bracket in the world for management in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • Fast Facts

    International certification

    UQ is the only university in Australia to be certified by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The UNWTO promotes responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.

  • Teaching staff

    World-leading academics

    UQ Business School is home to some of the most innovative educators in Australia, who are bound to challenge your thinking. Many also work in consultancy for leading companies, agencies and organisations to help them address the challenges they face.

  • Professional experience

    Work-integrated learning

    During your studies you'll have plenty of opportunities to engage with industry and apply everything you're learning. In your final year, you'll also undertake a compulsory industry placement.

  • Alumni
    “My degree has launched me into an exciting and rewarding career. I went from a student with no business experience to being offered a full-time job as a graduate in a position that was well beyond my years.” Tahlia Roberts, BIHTM graduate (2010)
    General Manager, Riverlife Brisbane
  • Teaching staff

    Daniel Gschwind, CEO, Queensland Tourism Industry Council


Majors for this program

There are 3 majors available in the Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management.

View all majors for this program

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management are distinguished by their advanced management training and their developed business networks and connections. They typically work in the tourism, hospitality or events sectors.

Past graduates have worked in:

  • Conference and convention centres
  • Hospitality training and consultancy firms
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Hospitality management
  • Performing arts and visual arts
  • Private events companies
  • State, regional and local tourism organisations
  • Tourism and hotel consultancies
  • Various aspects of the tourism industry

Other graduates choose to further their research ambitions and enrol in an honours year, where they develop their research skills and make contributions to knowledge.

  • Professional experience

    Link up with industry and the profession

    The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law's award-winning Student Employability Team (SET) helps students develop their careers with a range of professional opportunities. These include internships, mentoring programs, inspirational guest speakers and career planning advice.

  • Research

    Work closely with experts

    UQ Business School is associated with the Australian Institute of Business and Economics (AIBE), which seeks to establish UQ as the leading provider of business and economic research in Australia, and link UQ academics with industry. 

  • Alumni

    Leanne Coddington, CEO, Tourism & Events Queensland


  • Professional experience

    Give back and grow your network

    The Community Engagement Program (CEP) gives you opportunities to work on real-life projects with not-for-profit and community organisations. In small groups, you'll apply your classroom knowledge and experience, and develop your leadership and networking skills.

  • Fast Facts

    Join a growing industry

    Tourism is a key contributor to Australia's economy and generates more than $100 billion in expenditure. Deloitte also identified tourism as one of the "fantastic five" sectors tipped to take over from mining as the key drivers of growth within the Australian economy.


  • Program code
  • 777001
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 7

Entry requirements


Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, Mathematics A or any combination of Mathematics A, B or C.

Program structure


The courses offered in the Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Hotels Association
  • Australian and New Zealand Association of Leisure Studies
  • The Association for Tourism and Leisure Education
  • The Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education
  • International Festivals and Events Association
  • Meetings and Events Australia
  • Meetings Professionals International
  • Pacific Asia Travel Association
  • Queensland Tourism Industry Council
  • Restaurant and Catering Queensland
  • Tourism and Transport Forum Australia

Dual programs

Dual programs let you study two degrees at the same time. Each dual program has a single set of Program Rules.

The following dual programs are available with the Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management:

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Eligibility for honours is based on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules for the honours program.

Courses and Programs


The following is a list of majors available in the Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management.

When you graduate, any majors, dual majors and extended majors you have completed will be listed on your degree certificate.

Event Management

Event Management is an exciting and satisfying field. As a student in the Event Management major, you'll learn about the nature and role of events in society, and develop skills in all aspects of event management. Importantly, you'll also learn about the long history and significance of festivals, so you can better understand how events have evolved and why they matter. Additionally, you'll study operations for business, artistic, cultural and sporting events, and develop the managerial and entrepreneurial skills for marketing, sponsorship and fundraising.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Event Management major typically work as event and festival managers, consultants, conference and convention centre managers, and in various roles in public and private tourism organisations.

Hospitality Management

The Hospitality Management major focuses on the big and broad hospitality industry, where no two days are the same. The Hospitality Management major examines international hotel operations management, the role of technology in hospitality management, and large-scale services management – as well as small business operations. Courses will provide you with an understanding of and skills in the values of hospitality (and how hospitality experiences are produced), entrepreneurship, food and beverage management, and casino and gaming management.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Hospitality Management major typically work in management or marketing roles in hotels, resorts, casinos, restaurants, cafés, cruise-liners, commercial catering and clubs.

Tourism Management

The Tourism Management major examines tourism operations, destination marketing, and policy-related issues. As a student in this major, you'll learn about sustainability, ecotourism, visitor behaviour, and the physical, social and economic effects of tourism. Courses also examine current and future trends and issues within the industry – including the development of niche tourism markets – and you'll get to apply and deepen your knowledge by using case studies of real destinations and tourism businesses.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Tourism Management major are qualified to market and manage tourist destinations and attractions, develop tourism policy, design sustainable tourism products, and create innovative tourism attractions and experiences. Graduates work in fields including the airline industry, wholesale and retail travel, the cruise industry, tourism and hotel consultancies, governments and tourism research organisations.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. Full definitions of majors are available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

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