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Bachelors of Business Management / Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management

Overview

Prepare yourself for a rewarding management career in business, hospitality, tourism or events.

Gain a rewarding international career in tourism, hospitality or event management, and challenge yourself to develop the skills to thrive in constantly changing and highly competitive business environments.

With the skills you'll develop through the Bachelors of Business Management / Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management program, you'll be prepared to lead, develop and grow business and tourism ventures in Queensland and beyond.

UQ Business School’s vast network of industry contacts means you can develop practical experience and professional connections through internships at some of the world’s biggest companies. Studying business opens up opportunities for a wide range of change-making careers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Enhance your 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 or international business.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
4 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
710601
Program Code
2475
AQF
Level 7
Location
St Lucia
Duration
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
710601
Program Code
2475
CRICOS Code
103163B
AQF
Level 7

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Develop your managerial skills, business acumen and professional abilities, so you can plan, organise and deliver exceptional tourism experiences.
  • Join one of the world's top business schools and learn from award-winning research and industry experts.
  • Get industry experience through initiatives including executive shadowing and individual placements.

23 in the world for hospitality and leisure management

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for business and management studies

QS World University Rankings 2020

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Business Economics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Festival manager
  • Casino manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Hospitality entrepreneur
  • Tourism and events manager
  • Hotel and resort manager
  • Digital marketing specialist
  • Sponsorship and fundraising coordinator
  • Advertising specialist
  • Conference and convention centre marketing coordinator

Next steps after graduation

Graduates of the Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management program have found work with the following employers:

  • Sofitel
  • Broncos
  • Brisbane Airport Corporation
  • Brisbane City Council
  • Hilton Brisbane
  • Marriott Brisbane
  • Tourism & Events Queensland
  • Queensland Tourism Industry Council
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Australia

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • 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
  • 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

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); and one of General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C).

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); and one of General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C).

Entry score threshold

OPRankIB
98230

These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2020. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

ATAR scores: See QTAC's OP to ATAR conversions (PDF) for a rough guide to equivalent ATARs.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Additional application information

Current domestic students may be eligible to study courses overseas as part of an approved exchange program. For further course study options and application details, visit the BEL Exchange Program website .

Additional application information

International students commencing this program with prior tertiary education may be eligible for advanced standing/credit transfer. To view some of these opportunities, click here.

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the BBusMan/BInternatHotel&TourMgt for Semester 1, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest3 / 961 / 99
Median6 / 896 / 89
Lowest9 / 829 / 82

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2020:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study

919.15%

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

00%

(C) Work and life experience

<5<5
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
1940.43%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
1123.4%

International students

714.89%

Total

47100%

"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelors of Business Management / Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Majors

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Business Economics

Business Economics is for anyone who wants to work in strategy, economics or business analysis.

It also develops useful skills for marketing, purchasing and human resource management.

You'll learn about growth strategies, modelling, forecasting, scenario planning, demand analysis, pricing policies, competitive strategies, capital budgeting, investment and cost-benefit analysis.

This major will prepare you for a career in banking, financial services, consultancy or public sector organisations.

View

Business Information Systems

Learn about the relationship between business and technology, with a focus on the role played by information systems in large organisations.

You'll develop skills in areas like data analytics, business analysis, information security and process improvement. By the end of your studies, you'll be ready to provide advice about how technologies and systems can be used to improve business operations.

This major will prepare you for a career in a huge range of industries. Typical roles include business analyst, technology consultant or data analyst.

View

Hospitality Management

This major focuses on the hotel and hospitality industry, where no two days are the same.

You'll learn about international hotel operations, the role of technology in hospitality, and both large-scale and small-scale business operations.

Courses will provide you with an understanding of the values of hospitality and how hospitality experiences are produced. You'll also learn skills in entrepreneurship, food and beverage management, and casino and gaming management.

Graduates typically work in management or marketing roles in hotels, resorts, casinos, restaurants, cafés, cruise liners, commercial catering and clubs.

View

Human Resources

Many organisations say, “our people are our greatest asset”. Human Resources helps take this statement from aspiration to reality.

This major focuses on all aspects of people management. It will help you develop an understanding of motivation at work, how HR functions identify talent to match the needs of the business, and how organisations ensure that employees gain competence required for their roles.

You'll study topics including employment relations and workplace conflict, selection and recruitment, organisational change, performance management and leadership. The courses in this major cover Australian and international industrial relations and the legal, ethical and evidence-based approaches that underpin decisions about people and stakeholders in organisations. You’ll also develop skills in communication and contract negotiation.

This major will prepare you for a career as an HR manager or consultant in a huge range of industries, designing interventions to support productivity, change or growth, leading (global) teams, and partnering with senior executives to provide advice to boards.

View

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This major will show you how to take a new idea to market by building a new business from the ground up.

You'll first be introduced to basic principles of innovation and entrepreneurship, including the entrepreneurial mindset and process. Then you'll apply this knowledge in practical courses on digital innovation, social entrepreneurship and growth strategies, as well as technology and innovation management.

Through leadership development you will become a resourceful, creative and resilient innovation leader who delivers sustainable commercial and social value. Further extending your skill set, you’ll engage directly in a short placement or consulting project in a startup or commercial partner project.

You’ll also have the option to develop and grow your own business in an incubator or accelerator within the UQ entrepreneurship ecosystem or beyond. These deep immersion experiences will move you closer to commercially viable business solutions while establishing valuable networks with potential partners, investors, entrepreneurs and mentors.

View

International Business

This major will prepare you to work in any business with global operations, or any business that wants to expand.

You'll learn how local conditions can affect global business operations. Plus, you'll study key topics including international trade and investment, international marketing, and how firms operate when they engage in international business, finance and strategy.

This major will prepare you for a career in a huge range of businesses, government agencies or trade associations.

View

Leadership and Management Science

This major will teach you how to lead dynamic workplaces of the future.

You’ll learn how to manage and lead teams through rapid change and disruption, globalisation, and various sustainability and corporate social responsibility challenges.

The courses you study will develop your ability to think independently, make evidence-based decisions, communicate effectively, identify and solve problems, collaborate and work effectively across cultures and functions.

This major will prepare you for graduate-level leadership and managerial positions. It can also enhance employability skills that will be useful for anyone aspiring to transition their technical knowledge to leadership and managerial roles in the future.

View

Marketing

This major will develop you into a dynamic marketing professional.

You'll study marketing strategy and customer behaviour, including how personality, lifestyle and culture affect purchasing decisions.

The courses in this major will teach you how to create value through brand management, service and relationship management, and digital and market research strategy. You’ll also gain insight into how advertising management operates in the context of artificial intelligence, ethics and micro-targeting.

This major will prepare you to work in a huge range of marketing teams in industries including tourism, arts and entertainment, sales and retail, and not-for-profit agencies.

View

Tourism and Event Management

The tourism and events industries play a pivotal role in Australia’s economic prosperity. This major offers a comprehensive and professional understanding of all aspects of tourism and event management.

Through international case studies, simulations and industry-facing projects, you’ll learn about tourism and event systems, planning, operations, sales, marketing, policy and strategy.

In addition to learning about current practices and emerging trends in tourism and events, you’ll develop key business skills and attributes that will help you become a successful industry leader, including teamwork, leadership, creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving.

Graduates can market and manage tourist destinations, develop tourism policy, design sustainable tourism products, create innovative tourism experiences, or work as event and festival managers, consultants, or conference and convention centre managers. Graduates may also find success in various public and private tourism organisation roles.

View

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Business Economics

Business Economics is for anyone who wants to work in strategy, economics or business analysis.

It also develops useful skills for marketing, purchasing and human resource management.

You'll learn about growth strategies, modelling, forecasting, scenario planning, demand analysis, pricing policies, competitive strategies, capital budgeting, investment and cost-benefit analysis.

This major will prepare you for a career in banking, financial services, consultancy or public sector organisations.

View

Business Information Systems

Learn about the relationship between business and technology, with a focus on the role played by information systems in large organisations.

You'll develop skills in areas like data analytics, business analysis, information security and process improvement. By the end of your studies, you'll be ready to provide advice about how technologies and systems can be used to improve business operations.

This major will prepare you for a career in a huge range of industries. Typical roles include business analyst, technology consultant or data analyst.

View

Hospitality Management

This major focuses on the hotel and hospitality industry, where no two days are the same.

You'll learn about international hotel operations, the role of technology in hospitality, and both large-scale and small-scale business operations.

Courses will provide you with an understanding of the values of hospitality and how hospitality experiences are produced. You'll also learn skills in entrepreneurship, food and beverage management, and casino and gaming management.

Graduates typically work in management or marketing roles in hotels, resorts, casinos, restaurants, cafés, cruise liners, commercial catering and clubs.

View

Human Resources

Many organisations say, “our people are our greatest asset”. Human Resources helps take this statement from aspiration to reality.

This major focuses on all aspects of people management. It will help you develop an understanding of motivation at work, how HR functions identify talent to match the needs of the business, and how organisations ensure that employees gain competence required for their roles.

You'll study topics including employment relations and workplace conflict, selection and recruitment, organisational change, performance management and leadership. The courses in this major cover Australian and international industrial relations and the legal, ethical and evidence-based approaches that underpin decisions about people and stakeholders in organisations. You’ll also develop skills in communication and contract negotiation.

This major will prepare you for a career as an HR manager or consultant in a huge range of industries, designing interventions to support productivity, change or growth, leading (global) teams, and partnering with senior executives to provide advice to boards.

View

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This major will show you how to take a new idea to market by building a new business from the ground up.

You'll first be introduced to basic principles of innovation and entrepreneurship, including the entrepreneurial mindset and process. Then you'll apply this knowledge in practical courses on digital innovation, social entrepreneurship and growth strategies, as well as technology and innovation management.

Through leadership development you will become a resourceful, creative and resilient innovation leader who delivers sustainable commercial and social value. Further extending your skill set, you’ll engage directly in a short placement or consulting project in a startup or commercial partner project.

You’ll also have the option to develop and grow your own business in an incubator or accelerator within the UQ entrepreneurship ecosystem or beyond. These deep immersion experiences will move you closer to commercially viable business solutions while establishing valuable networks with potential partners, investors, entrepreneurs and mentors.

View

International Business

This major will prepare you to work in any business with global operations, or any business that wants to expand.

You'll learn how local conditions can affect global business operations. Plus, you'll study key topics including international trade and investment, international marketing, and how firms operate when they engage in international business, finance and strategy.

This major will prepare you for a career in a huge range of businesses, government agencies or trade associations.

View

Leadership and Management Science

This major will teach you how to lead dynamic workplaces of the future.

You’ll learn how to manage and lead teams through rapid change and disruption, globalisation, and various sustainability and corporate social responsibility challenges.

The courses you study will develop your ability to think independently, make evidence-based decisions, communicate effectively, identify and solve problems, collaborate and work effectively across cultures and functions.

This major will prepare you for graduate-level leadership and managerial positions. It can also enhance employability skills that will be useful for anyone aspiring to transition their technical knowledge to leadership and managerial roles in the future.

View

Marketing

This major will develop you into a dynamic marketing professional.

You'll study marketing strategy and customer behaviour, including how personality, lifestyle and culture affect purchasing decisions.

The courses in this major will teach you how to create value through brand management, service and relationship management, and digital and market research strategy. You’ll also gain insight into how advertising management operates in the context of artificial intelligence, ethics and micro-targeting.

This major will prepare you to work in a huge range of marketing teams in industries including tourism, arts and entertainment, sales and retail, and not-for-profit agencies.

View

Tourism and Event Management

The tourism and events industries play a pivotal role in Australia’s economic prosperity. This major offers a comprehensive and professional understanding of all aspects of tourism and event management.

Through international case studies, simulations and industry-facing projects, you’ll learn about tourism and event systems, planning, operations, sales, marketing, policy and strategy.

In addition to learning about current practices and emerging trends in tourism and events, you’ll develop key business skills and attributes that will help you become a successful industry leader, including teamwork, leadership, creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving.

Graduates can market and manage tourist destinations, develop tourism policy, design sustainable tourism products, create innovative tourism experiences, or work as event and festival managers, consultants, or conference and convention centre managers. Graduates may also find success in various public and private tourism organisation roles.

View

Fees and Scholarships

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelors of Business Management / Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelors of Business Management / Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management for one academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

How you apply depends on what type of applicant you are.

Your senior schooling is from Australia or New Zealand

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre if you are an international student who is currently:

  • completing Australian Year 12 (either in Australia or offshore) or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate in Australia.

The QTAC code for the Bachelors of Business Management / Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management is 710601.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to QTAC

All other international applicants

Submit your application to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelors of Business Management / Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management is 2475.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to UQ

Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program. 

If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is: 

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar

Important dates

Admissions schemes

Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can.

We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.

Learn more about admission schemes

Pathway options

A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.

If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Learn more about pathway options

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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