Master of Business in Global Hotel Leadership

2022 course information for Domestic Students
2022 course information for International Students

updated 6:02 AM on Sat, 9 October

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

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Duration
2 years full-time; 4 years part-time
2 years full-time; 4 years part-time
Location
Brisbane - The Hotel School, Melbourne - The Hotel School, Online, Sydney - The Hotel School
Brisbane - The Hotel School, Melbourne - The Hotel School, Online, Sydney - The Hotel School
Start date
March, July, October
February, June, October
Course code
1209230
Course abbreviation
MBusGHL
Credit points
192
Equivalent units
16
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

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.

This course is also available online –a prefect option for independent learners who are working in the industry.

Southern Cross University was rated in the world's top 75 universities in tourism and hospitality management by the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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.

This course is also available online –a prefect option for independent learners who are working in the industry.

Southern Cross University was rated in the world's top 75 universities in tourism and hospitality management by the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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.

Credit for prior learning

Candidates who have completed a bachelor degree in a cognate field will be granted four (4) units of advanced standing from either the core or elective units of the schedule.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall6.5
Listeningminimum 6.0
Speakingminimum 6.0
Readingminimum 6.0
Writingminimum 6.0

About the course

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.

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
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5

International students

LocationTeaching periodAnnual FeesCRICOS
Brisbane - The Hotel SchoolTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$27,200 ($3,400 per unit)0101393
Melbourne - The Hotel SchoolTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$27,200 ($3,400 per unit)0101393
Sydney - The Hotel SchoolTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$27,200 ($3,400 per unit)0101393
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5N/AN/A
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

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.

International students studying in Australia

International students studying online or outside of Australia

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Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Assessment methods

Students are assessed in each unit on the basis of written and/or oral assignments. These may include researched essays, reports, presentations, case studies, portfolios, online discussions, tests and exams, as well as more interactive assessments such as blogs, wikis, online discussion boards and multi-media presentations. Students may also be asked to participate in group work as well as individual assignments. The weighting of assessment marks between assignments and examinations varies.

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit. Online students receive additional support through drop-in session and on-going contact with their teaching staff.

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.

Career opportunities

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.

Professional placement

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.

Ask a question

Domestic future
students

Call 1800 626 481 during business hours.

International future
students

Call +61 2 6620 3876 during business hours.

Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
Call 1800 005 687 during business hours.


Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Master of Business in Global Hotel Leadership students must complete the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points), comprising:

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Business in Global Hotel Leadership after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points) comprising 3 core units and 5 elective units.

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate of Business in Global Hotel Leadership after completing the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points) comprising 3 core units and 1 elective unit.


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core Units

HOTL5001The Global Hotel Landscape
HOTL5002The Global Hotel Leader
HOTL5003Hotel Property and Operations
HOTL5004Sustainable Hotel Management
HOTL6002Creating the Hotel Customer
HOTL6003Talent and Culture
HOTL6004Disruption in Global Hospitality
HOTL6005Applied Hotel Research
COMM5001Advanced Communication

Elective Units

Choose 6 units from the following:
HOTL6006Advanced Hotel Property and Operations
HOTL6007Innovation and Enterprise
HOTL6008Leading Food and Beverage Supply Chains
HOTL6009Strategic Rooms Division
HOTL6010Revenue and Analytics
HOTL5007Professional Industry Development
HOTL6011Industry Internship A
HOTL6012Industry Internship B
HOTL6001The Hotel Asset Ecosystem
HOTL5005Events: Operations and Management
HOTL5006Issues in Contemporary Hospitality


Course progressions

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

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

COMM5001Advanced Communication
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Sydney - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
HOTL5001The Global Hotel Landscape
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
HOTL5003Hotel Property and Operations
Summer Term
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Sydney - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
HOTL5002The Global Hotel Leader
Summer Term
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Sydney - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
HOTL5004Sustainable Hotel Management
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
HOTL6002Creating the Hotel Customer
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
HOTL6003Talent and Culture
Summer Term
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Sydney - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
HOTL6004Disruption in Global Hospitality
Summer Term
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Sydney - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4

Second Year

HOTL6005Applied Hotel Research

Not currently available

Note 1
Option Unit
Option Unit
Option Unit
Option Unit
Option Unit
Option Unit

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes
Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

COMM5001Advanced Communication
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Sydney - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
HOTL5001The Global Hotel Landscape
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
HOTL5003Hotel Property and Operations
Summer Term
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Sydney - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
HOTL5002The Global Hotel Leader
Summer Term
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Sydney - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
HOTL5004Sustainable Hotel Management
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
HOTL6002Creating the Hotel Customer
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
HOTL6003Talent and Culture
Summer Term
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Sydney - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
HOTL6004Disruption in Global Hospitality
Summer Term
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Sydney - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4

Second Year

HOTL6005Applied Hotel Research

Not currently available

Note 1
HOTL5007Professional Industry Development
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Option Unit
HOTL6011Industry Internship A

Not currently available

Note 1
HOTL6012Industry Internship B

Not currently available

Note 1


Notes

Note 1: Double weighted unit

Unit groups

Option Unit

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
HOTL6008Leading Food and Beverage Supply Chains
HOTL6007Innovation and Enterprise
HOTL6006Advanced Hotel Property and Operations
HOTL6009Strategic Rooms Division
HOTL5007Professional Industry Development
HOTL6010Revenue and Analytics
HOTL5005Events: Operations and Management
HOTL6001The Hotel Asset Ecosystem
HOTL5006Issues in Contemporary Hospitality