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Course summary

Developed in collaboration with AccorHotels, InterContinental Hotel Group and TFE Hotel Group, the Master of Business in Global Hotel Leadership is designed for future leaders in the hotel, tourism and leisure industry with a desire to accelerate their career progression.

This course will help participants to develop an advanced level of understanding of hotel operations and the principles behind hotel asset management, service design and delivery systems, operational models and disruptive technologies.

There is also a strong focus on business management and leadership skills to meet the needs of entrepreneurs who want to operate their own business.

The course includes an optional professional internship and is delivered through the University's Hotel School, a unique partnership with Mulpha Australia.



Brisbane - The Hotel School1, 2, 3
Melbourne - The Hotel School1, 2, 3
Sydney - The Hotel School1, 2, 3
Online1, 2, 3


Brisbane - The Hotel School1, 2, 3
Melbourne - The Hotel School1, 2, 3
Online (Hotel School)1, 2, 3
Sydney - The Hotel School1, 2, 3

The course comprises a suite of core units to develop your advanced communications and leadership skills, as well as a choice of electives covering topics as diverse as supply chains, strategic operations, revenue and analytics.

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.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Apply critical thinking and intellectual independence in solving complex problems in a contemporary hotel context

Investigate, critically analyse, synthesise and interpret complex knowledge in the field of hotel and hospitality leadership

Justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, and professional decision making


Apply creative and strategic thinking to solve complex problems and be adaptive to new circumstances

Generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts relating to hotel business operations

Ethical practice

Demonstrate superior knowledge and understanding of ethical standards and professionalism

Evaluate and analyse issues with reference to professional ethical framework/s and sustainable practices that apply to hotel organisations

Act with integrity, responsibility and adaptability in professional practice

Knowledge of a discipline

Contextualise advanced and integrated knowledge of recent developments in the global hotel context

Demonstrate advanced and integrated theoretical knowledge in the study of hotel leadership and management

Apply research principles and methods appropriate to the leading hotel businesses

Lifelong learning

Utilize independent and self-management skills, reflective practice, and a high level of information literacy skills for lifelong learning

Demonstrate expert judgement in planning and decision making

Plan and execute a capstone research-based project and/or piece of scholarship

Communication and social skills

Interpret, develop and communicate complex ideas clearly, coherently and effectively

Be self-aware and empathetic in professional practice

Demonstrate an understanding of team dynamics and reflect on ability to be an effective member of a team and/or community of practice

Cultural competence

Practice sensitivity and respect for cultural diversity and the relationship between people, in a range of professional and community contexts

Be aware of importance of culture and diversity within the global hotel industry

Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials, online discussion forums, work experience, field trips, guest speakers and industry engagement. The method of teaching may vary from unit-to-unit. 

Work Integrated Learning and industry engagement are important aspects of this course. Students learn through ongoing activities that connect them with industry practitioners from a range of hotel and hospitality businesses.

Graduates will be able to advance their careers in a range of organisations within the business and tourism sectors including: hospitality outlets, hotels, events and conferences, cruise ships, airlines, casinos, clubs and any other business.

This course includes an optional internship. Internships are integral to our degrees, giving you the opportunity to explore your career options, as you gain valuable on-the-job experience and build your professional networks. Internships may be undertaken within Australia or internationally, in any sector of tourism and hospitality.


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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'