Why study the Bachelors of Business Management/International Hotel and Tourism Management

This dual degree program prepares future leaders for a management career in business, tourism, hospitality or event management. When studied full-time students are able to complete two degrees in four years, enhancing their career prospects by combining a major in tourism, hospitality or event management with any major offered in the Bachelor of Business Management such as Marketing, Human Resources, International Business or Sustainability.

Summary

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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

Program structure

The Bachelors of Business Management/International Hotel and Tourism Management is made up of two course lists:

Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

The Bachelors of Business Management/International Hotel and Tourism Management has a single set of Program Rules, which explain what is required to complete the dual program. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

If you decide to enrol in a dual program, you can use a Dual Degree Planner to help organise your studies.

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 Computer Society
  • Australian Hotels Association
  • Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Australian Institute of Travel and Tourism
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Australian and New Zealand Association of Leisure Studies
  • Australian Property Institute
  • The Association for Tourism and Leisure Education
  • The Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • Economic Society of Australia
  • Hotel and Catering International Management Association
  • 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
  • Real Estate Institute of Queensland
  • Tourism and Transport Forum Australia

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 Bachelors of Business Management/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

Majors

The following is a list of majors available in the Bachelors of Business Management/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.

Advertising

Advertising and media companies are important entities within the business and marketing fields and provide business and employment opportunities for marketing, advertising and media professionals. The advertising major is intended to provide you with an introduction to the academic foundations of the advertising and media fields, and to develop the business, analytical and creative skills necessary to the pursuit of careers within this industry. Study of the academic foundations of advertising provides insight into the fundamentals of consumer behaviour, knowledge of which is essential for effective advertising management. Skills and experience in the creative design and development of advertising campaigns is essential to effective creative execution. Knowledge of media planning and buying is crucial, because it forms an important part of implementing advertising strategies. The advertising major is intended to provide graduates with knowledge of each of these aspects of the field and to produce graduates with a readiness to pursue careers in this industry.

Business Economics

The business economics major will equip you with the skills to apply economic analysis effectively in business management contexts. Courses are highly relevant if planning a career in corporate strategy, marketing, purchasing, production management, financial planning, capital budgeting and human resource management.

A range of career opportunities are available for graduates in public and private sector corporations; banking and financial services; consultancy companies; and government departments.

Business Information Systems

The Business Information Systems major is designed for those who wish to obtain in-depth training in the analysis and management of information in a business environment. The major aims to develop skills relevant to a Business Analyst job profile and thus provides students with business analysis skills, including those related to data analytics and business information security, and facilitates the development of advanced Information Systems skills that enable students to advise on organisational information requirements and related strategy. Through completing the program, students gain skills to understand the business context, elicit organisational requirements, and design, develop and manage systems involving business data. The program thus equips students with a broad knowledge of business and technology issues to develop well-rounded Information Systems professionals.

Event Management

This major explores theoretical frameworks for understanding the nature, characteristics and role of events and offers you a comprehensive and professional understanding of all aspects of event management. You will study the history, significance, impacts and role of festivals and other events; event operations; business events; artistic and cultural events; and sporting events, among others. You will also develop key business skills involved in marketing and sponsorship and fundraising for events.

Hospitality Management

The Hospitality Management major focuses on the diverse hospitality industry, which encompasses hotel, restaurant and resort management, and more. This field of study delves into international hotel operations management, technological applications in hospitality management and large-scale services management, as well as small business operations. As the hotel and hospitality industry moves increasingly from a skills-based to a knowledge-based industry, higher learning has become increasingly critical to opening career doors and being fully attuned to the culture, service and competitive aspects of the sector.

Human Resources

The major in human resources (HR) focuses on all aspects of people management. Courses cover managing people; employment relations (which provides students with a broad understanding of the nature of Australian and international industrial relations); developing teams; selection and recruitment; organisational change; interpersonal communication; conflict resolution; training and development; managing staff in the multinational enterprise; negotiating employment agreements; and leadership.

Graduates work as professional HR managers in the public and private sectors; in professional practices such as law firms; trade unions; employer associations; state and federal government departments; HR management consultancies; industrial relations; negotiation and advocacy; and occupational health and safety. A major in human resources is advantageous for all employees who work as line managers in all industries.

International Business

This major provides an understanding of the key issues in international business management. Courses examine international trade and investment; international marketing; international human resource management; and the management of operations in firms engaged in international business, finance and strategy. You will focus on the challenges encountered by Australian organisations conducting business in regions such as Asia, the European Union and the Americas.

Graduates work in a wide range of private businesses looking to expand operations or trading networks overseas. Career opportunities also exist in state and federal government agencies; and industry or trade associations.

Marketing

The endeavour of marketing is to direct an organisation's activities towards the needs of its external customers by encouraging exchanges of products, services or ideas so that both customers and organisational goals are satisfied. You will develop an understanding of the key concepts underlying marketing practices, while acquiring the skills necessary to embark on professional marketing careers.

Graduates work in marketing positions in medium to large sized businesses; sales and retailing; marketing consultancies; and market research.

Real Estate & Development

This major examines the professional organisations and institutions involved in the property industry, leading graduates to challenging careers within the industry. You will develop your knowledge of business and land economic principles for application in the real world. Courses explore property law finance and investment; asset management; town planning; and property valuation. Advanced software and computer programs are used to solve business problems relating to land development and management.

Graduates find employment in property investment, development, management and valuation.

Tourism Management

Tourism is one of the most important industries in Australia. This major examines tourism operation, destination marketing and policy. You will learn about sustainability, ecotourism, visitor behaviour, and the physical, social and economic impacts of tourism. Current and future trends and issues for the industry, including niche markets, are discussed and you will deepen your understanding using case studies of real destinations and tourism businesses.

Sometimes dual programs will have different majors to the ones listed on course lists, or on individual program pages for each of its component degrees.

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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