Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management

2023 course information for Domestic Students
2023 course information for International Students

updated 7:25 AM on Thu, 2 June

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

ATAR
N/A
Duration
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
Location
Brisbane - The Hotel School, Melbourne - The Hotel School, Sydney - The Hotel School
Start date
March, July, October
Course code
3007005
Course abbreviation
BBHM
Credit points
288
Equivalent units
24
CRICOS
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Fees
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Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

Keen on a career that can take you around the world with the possibility of always learning something new? Take the first step with this innovative course.

Offered in partnership with The Hotel School, our unique partnership with Mulpha Australia, this degree will provide core business knowledge in marketing, finance, and human resources management, along with specialist industry skills in service design and innovation, accommodation operations, food and beverage management, asset protection and security.

Graduates are well-prepared for a variety of professional positions in the hotel, hospitality and service management sector in Australia and overseas. These include management positions in hotels and resorts, human resources, marketing, front office, food services, food and beverage, events and conferences.

All applicants for The Hotel Schools are selected on their individual merit. While recent academic performance or professional experience is used as an indicator of ability to undertake studies at a tertiary level, applicants will also be invited to an interview as part of the final application process.

Keen on a career that can take you around the world with the possibility of always learning something new? Take the first step with this innovative course.

Offered in partnership with The Hotel School, our unique partnership with Mulpha Australia, this degree will provide core business knowledge in marketing, finance, and human resources management, along with specialist industry skills in service design and innovation, accommodation operations, food and beverage management, asset protection and security.

Graduates are well-prepared for a variety of professional positions in the hotel, hospitality and service management sector in Australia and overseas. These include management positions in hotels and resorts, human resources, marketing, front office, food services, food and beverage, events and conferences.

All applicants for The Hotel Schools are selected on their individual merit. While recent academic performance or professional experience is used as an indicator of ability to undertake studies at a tertiary level, applicants will also be invited to an interview as part of the final application process.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

Domestic students wishing to enter the Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management must complete an interview prior to entry into the course.

About the course

Students choose one of the following three majors:

  • Events 
  • Hospitality 
  • Tourism 

or from a range of elective units.

Core units include key operational subjects such as food and beverage, accommodation operations, and introduction to professional practice, together with introductory management subjects including finance, marketing and hospitality management. Students also develop advanced analytical, strategic, and management skills.

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
Brisbane - The Hotel SchoolTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5
Melbourne - The Hotel SchoolTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5
Sydney - The Hotel SchoolTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5

International students

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Australian/Domestic students

Early Offer

If you're a current Year 12 student you can register for our Early Offer program. You may be eligible to receive an early offer based on your School Principal's recommendation. Early Offers must be undertaken in Session 1.

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Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management, students must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), comprising:

 


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleLevel of learningNotes

Unit CodeUnit TitleLevel of learningNotes
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your DisciplineIntroductory
HOTL1007The Foundations of Hospitality
HOSP1001Introduction to Professional PracticeIntroductory
HOSP1002Accommodation OperationsIntroductory
HOSP1003Food and Beverage OperationsIntroductory
HOTL1006Business CommunicationsIntroductory
HOTL1003Management PracticesIntroductory
HOTL1005Marketing FundamentalsIntroductory
HOTL3004Talent and DiversityIntermediate
HOTL1002Accounting and Finance for Hotel OperationsIntroductory
HOSP2006Revenue and Yield Management for Tourism and HospitalityAdvanced
HOTL3006Hospitality Information and Technology Systems
HOTL2009Compliance and Ethics for Hotels
HOTL3001Business Strategies: Process and ApplicationAdvanced
HOSP3001Professional Hospitality Experience IIntermediate
HOSP3002Professional Hospitality Experience IIIntermediate
Choose One (1) x Major or Eight (8) x Option units

Unit CodeUnit TitleLevel of learningNotes
HOTL1001Hospitality Services ManagementIntroductory
HOTL3003Action Research for the Hospitality IndustryAdvanced
HOSP2004Sustainable Business PracticesIntermediate
HOTL2006Tourism and Hospitality Sales and PromotionIntermediate
HOTL2012Introduction to Conventions and Events
HOTL2004Event Operations ManagementIntermediate
HOTL2005Festival and Special Events PlanningIntermediate
HOTL2003Convention and Exhibition PlanningIntermediate

Unit CodeUnit TitleLevel of learningNotes
HOTL1001Hospitality Services ManagementIntroductory
HOTL3003Action Research for the Hospitality IndustryAdvanced
HOSP2004Sustainable Business PracticesIntermediate
HOTL2006Tourism and Hospitality Sales and PromotionIntermediate
TOUR1001Tourism Theories and PracticesIntroductory
TOUR2002The Cruise IndustryIntermediate
HOTL2011Global Aviation
HOTL2001Special Interest TourismIntermediate

Unit CodeUnit TitleLevel of learningNotes
HOTL1001Hospitality Services ManagementIntroductory
HOTL3003Action Research for the Hospitality IndustryAdvanced
HOSP2004Sustainable Business PracticesIntermediate
HOTL2006Tourism and Hospitality Sales and PromotionIntermediate
HOTL2010Food Services Management
HOTL2007Facilities Planning and DesignIntermediate
HOTL3002The Hospitality EntrepreneurAdvanced
HOTL3005Economics and Risk in Hospitality

Unit CodeUnit TitleLevel of learningNotes
HOTL1001Hospitality Services ManagementIntroductory
HOTL3003Action Research for the Hospitality IndustryAdvanced
HOSP2004Sustainable Business PracticesIntermediate
HOTL2006Tourism and Hospitality Sales and PromotionIntermediate
TOUR1001Tourism Theories and PracticesIntroductory
TOUR2002The Cruise IndustryIntermediate
HOTL2011Global Aviation
HOTL2001Special Interest TourismIntermediate
HOTL2010Food Services Management
HOTL2007Facilities Planning and DesignIntermediate
HOTL3002The Hospitality EntrepreneurAdvanced
HOTL3005Economics and Risk in Hospitality
HOTL2012Introduction to Conventions and Events
HOTL2004Event Operations ManagementIntermediate
HOTL2005Festival and Special Events PlanningIntermediate
HOTL2003Convention and Exhibition PlanningIntermediate
Note 1


Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableLevel of learningNotes
Complete units in the following order to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline

Not currently available

Introductory
HOTL1007The Foundations of Hospitality

Not currently available

HOTL1006Business Communications

Not currently available

Introductory
HOTL1003Management Practices

Not currently available

Introductory
HOSP1003Food and Beverage Operations

Not currently available

Introductory
TOUR1001Tourism Theories and Practices

Not currently available

Introductory
HOSP1001Introduction to Professional Practice

Not currently available

Introductory
HOSP1002Accommodation Operations

Not currently available

Introductory

Second Year

HOSP3001Professional Hospitality Experience I

Not currently available

Intermediate
HOTL1005Marketing Fundamentals

Not currently available

Introductory
HOTL1002Accounting and Finance for Hotel Operations

Not currently available

Introductory
HOTL3006Hospitality Information and Technology Systems

Not currently available

One from Option Units OR Major
One from Option Units OR Major
One from Option Units or Major
One from Option Units or Major

Third Year

HOTL2009Compliance and Ethics for Hotels

Not currently available

HOSP2006Revenue and Yield Management for Tourism and Hospitality

Not currently available

Advanced
HOSP3002Professional Hospitality Experience II

Not currently available

Intermediate
HOTL3001Business Strategies: Process and Application

Not currently available

Advanced
One from Option Units or Major
One from Option Units or Major
One from Option Units or Major
One from Option Units or Major


Notes

Note 1: Choose a maximum of 1 x 1000 level option units and a minimum of 1 x 3000 level option units

Unit groups

Option Units

Unit CodeUnit TitleLevel of learningNotes
HOTL1001Hospitality Services ManagementIntroductory
HOTL3003Action Research for the Hospitality IndustryAdvanced
HOSP2004Sustainable Business PracticesIntermediate
HOTL2006Tourism and Hospitality Sales and PromotionIntermediate
TOUR1001Tourism Theories and PracticesIntroductory
TOUR2002The Cruise IndustryIntermediate
HOTL2011Global Aviation
HOTL2001Special Interest TourismIntermediate
HOTL2010Food Services Management
HOTL2007Facilities Planning and DesignIntermediate
HOTL3002The Hospitality EntrepreneurAdvanced
HOTL3005Economics and Risk in Hospitality
HOTL2012Introduction to Conventions and Events
HOTL2004Event Operations ManagementIntermediate
HOTL2005Festival and Special Events PlanningIntermediate
HOTL2003Convention and Exhibition PlanningIntermediate

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Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

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Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

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Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

CLO1 - Personal Disposition: Reflect on, critically analyse, and judge their own professional conduct and performance in tourism/hospitality/events settings that are dynamic and unpredictable and analyse their consequent impacts; describe, analyse, and prioritise theoretical areas to improve their own professional conduct and performance within broad parameters in diverse settings.

CLO2 - Numeracy + Data Literacy: Interpret, analyse and explain operating data and financial reports; conceptualise, model, and visualise business problems via digital tools; and make data-driven recommendations and decisions for the short and medium and long term.

CLO3 - Business Acumen: Make commercially astute recommendations and decisions and recognise and pursue internal and external commercial opportunities.

CLO6 - Entrepreneurship: Take calculated risks to achieve results within reasonably well defined environments in response to identifiable challenges.

CLO1 - Personal Disposition: Reflect on, critically analyse, and judge their own professional conduct and performance in tourism/hospitality/events settings that are dynamic and unpredictable and analyse their consequent impacts; describe, analyse, and prioritise theoretical areas to improve their own professional conduct and performance within broad parameters in diverse settings.

CLO5 - Leadership: Strive for personal and professional development and encourage and lead others to perform at high levels, seek challenges and solve problems, and create and pursue opportunities within reasonably well defined environments in response to identifiable challenges.

CLO7 - Global Citizenship: Demonstrate and apply broad discipline specific knowledge and skills with a global perspective.

CLO3 - Business Acumen: Make commercially astute recommendations and decisions and recognise and pursue internal and external commercial opportunities.

CLO6 - Entrepreneurship: Take calculated risks to achieve results within reasonably well defined environments in response to identifiable challenges.

CLO3 - Business Acumen: Make commercially astute recommendations and decisions and recognise and pursue internal and external commercial opportunities.

CLO2 - Numeracy + Data Literacy: Interpret, analyse and explain operating data and financial reports; conceptualise, model, and visualise business problems via digital tools; and make data-driven recommendations and decisions for the short and medium and long term.

CLO1 - Personal Disposition: Reflect on, critically analyse, and judge their own professional conduct and performance in tourism/hospitality/events settings that are dynamic and unpredictable and analyse their consequent impacts; describe, analyse, and prioritise theoretical areas to improve their own professional conduct and performance within broad parameters in diverse settings.

CLO7 - Global Citizenship: Demonstrate and apply broad discipline specific knowledge and skills with a global perspective.

CLO5 - Leadership: Strive for personal and professional development and encourage and lead others to perform at high levels, seek challenges and solve problems, and create and pursue opportunities within reasonably well defined environments in response to identifiable challenges.

CLO4 - Interpersonal Skills: Use appropriate communication approaches for various audiences, including guests, fellow staff members, and superiors) and develop and apply functional and strategic solutions for contexts that are complex, dynamic and ambiguous (e.g. dealing with difficult guests).

CLO7 - Global Citizenship: Demonstrate and apply broad discipline specific knowledge and skills with a global perspective.

CLO5 - Leadership: Strive for personal and professional development and encourage and lead others to perform at high levels, seek challenges and solve problems, and create and pursue opportunities within reasonably well defined environments in response to identifiable challenges.

CLO1 - Personal Disposition: Reflect on, critically analyse, and judge their own professional conduct and performance in tourism/hospitality/events settings that are dynamic and unpredictable and analyse their consequent impacts; describe, analyse, and prioritise theoretical areas to improve their own professional conduct and performance within broad parameters in diverse settings.


Assessment methods

Under the Southern Cross Model, assessment is designed to help you learn. Most units don't have exams, and instead focus on real-life tasks and scenarios that allow you to gain experience and confidence in the same tasks you'll be doing in your future career.

Teaching methods

Both on-campus and online students learn in the Southern Cross Model, with a strong focus on scenario-based and problem-based learning. The Southern Cross Model is highly interactive, engaging, and flexible. Teaching for online students strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community.

Career opportunities

Graduates are well-prepared for a variety of professional positions in the hotel, hospitality and service management sector in Australia and overseas. These include management positions in hotels and resorts, human resources, marketing, front office, food services, food and beverage, events and conferences.

Professional placement

A significant professional hospitality placement is a key feature of the course. This may be completed in Australia or overseas. All students establish valuable industry experience, confidence and networks. 

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