“My most memorable experience at SCU was the opportunity to learn and engage with incredibly passionate, knowledgeable and supportive lecturers and staff."

Sam Murphy

Bachelor of Business in International Tourism Management graduate

I always knew I wanted to study abroad and also travel throughout my career. Tourism was just the perfect fit.

My name is Militsa Antonova. I'm originally from Bulgaria.

My Southern Cross University experience was amazing. The reason why I came to Australia and particularly in the Gold Coast campus is the campus looked amazing. You get views of the ocean from the library. Who wouldn't want to study there?

All the lecturers were so nice to us. The fact they were a bit smaller classes, as well, I think really helped us to get to know our teachers in a more personal level.

I got to meet people from all around the world and the international office itself they organised so many activations for us to get to know each other, to get to know each other's culture, as well as getting to know Australia's culture.

The best highlight of my entire experience would have been when I was chosen to be a data research assistant for one of my lecturers. We ended up spending an entire month up in the Great Barrier Reef. It was fantastic to be able to learn, to put it on my resume, and to see this amazing part of Australia.

As part of my degree I actually had to complete an internship out in the industry in my final session. I got offered an internship at the Surfers Paradise Marriott. 

Upon completion of my internship I got offered three different jobs - two in London and one in the Gold Coast. 

I was definitely very surprised of how I progressed.

I'm currently the complex marketing specialist at two properties Melbourne. I absolutely love my role. It's never the same it's always different that's what I've always wanted.

If it wasn't for my degree in Southern Cross University I wouldn't have been here today. My degree is truly giving me that experience to be able to go and see the world.

My journey so far has been so exciting that I really and truly can't wait to see where my degree will take me in the future.


Tourism is a pillar of the Australian economy and Southern Cross University’s campuses are located in the country’s most vibrant tourism regions. We are proud to be the first University in Australia to offer studies in tourism. 

Through our unique partnership with global hotel investment group Mulpha Australia, our students can choose from a range of undergraduate or postgraduate courses in tourism and hotel management at The Hotel School. 

The Hotel School boasts campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and on Hayman Island, all ideally located for study and internships with leading leisure and hospitality businesses. 

Practical training in hotels and tourism structures – with mentorship from experienced management professionals – forms a fundamental part of our courses. It means you will be well-prepared for the demands of this dynamic sector once you graduate. With professional networks already in place, you are on the way for career success. 

You can also choose to study Tourism Management as a shared major in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge or Bachelor of Psychological Science.

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Why choose Tourism with Southern Cross?

Global top 200

We're ranked in the top 200 of universities for Hospitality and Tourism Management (Global Rankings of Academic Subjects (Shanghai Rankings) 2022)

Australian first

We were the first university in Australia to offer studies in tourism

Industry connections

Industry connections facilitate work placements both in Australia and abroad

Graduate employment

93.8% of graduates are employed within four months of completing their course (Graduates Outcomes Survey 2018-2020)

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Hospitality Management


Through a unique partnership with Mulpha Australia, students can study Hotel Management with The Hotel School in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Hayman Island. 

The Hotel School is proud to recently launch a one-of-a-kind campus on InterContinental Hayman Island Resort. It’s the only hotel school in the world where you can study, work and live on a 5-star resort island.

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