For over 30 years, The Hotel School has been Australia’s leading hotel management university. The Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management is a Southern Cross University degree which is the ideal starting point for anyone looking to make a career in hospitality-related businesses, focusing on management.

The three-year Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management focuses on hotel operational skills, management practices in
hospitality industries and the skills needed for employment in a competitive, changing, global business environment.
This Southern Cross University degree combines academic rigour with contemporary hotel practice.

Choose a major in either events, tourism or hospitality. This major appears on your testamur, e.g. Bachelor of Business in
Hotel Management (Events). Alternatively, you can choose from a range of elective units to tailor your studies, gaining knowledge in the areas that really interest you and that suit your current work-life journey.

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  • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney campuses
  • International students welcome
  • Start dates Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney: February, June and October
  • 24 subjects
  • FEE-Help available
  • CRICOS code 111082C

Course units

To complete your Bachelor’s course, you will need to complete:
16 core units, and
• 1 eight unit major, OR
• 8 elective units, chosen from the elective units across the three majors


Year 1
• Language and Learning in your Discipline
• The Foundations of Hospitality
• Introduction to Professional Practice
• Food and Beverage Operations
• Accommodation Operations
• Business Communications
• Management Practices
• Marketing Fundamentals
Year 2
• Accounting and Finance for Hotel Operations
• Hospitality Information & Technology Systems
• Compliance and Ethics for Hotels
• Talent and Diversity
• Revenue and Yield Management for Tourism & Hospitality
• 3 units from Major / Electives
Year 3
• Business Strategies: Process and Application
• 5 units from Major / Electives
• Professional Hospitality Experience 1
• Professional Hospitality Experience 2

Majors / Electives

4 Core units for each Major
• Sustainable Business Practices
• Hospitality Services Management
• Tourism & Hospitality Sales & Promotion
• Action Research for the Hospitality Industry
PLUS 4 Units for Events Major
• Introduction to Convention and Events
• Event Operations Management
• Festival & Special Events Planning
• Convention and Exhibition Planning
PLUS 4 units for Tourism Major
• Tourism Theories & Practices
• The Cruise Industry
• Global Aviation
• Special Interest Tourism
PLUS 4 Units for Hospitality Major
• Food Services Management
• The Hospitality Entrepreneur
• Facilities and Design Planning
• Economics and Risk in Hospitality

Admission & Fees

Domestic Students

Application Process

  1. Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) or relevant work experience
  2. Completion of a 1-on-1 interview

2024 Course Fees

Each unit is $3,068*

FEE-HELP is available to eligible students. Learn about FEE-Help

*tuition and non-tuition fees may be subject to change over the duration of a course.

International Students

Application Process

  1. Qualification equivalent to an Australian Year 12 with the required entry grade, or relevant work experience
  2. English language proficiency comparable to Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5.

2024 Course Fees

Each unit is $3,983*

More on international study

*tuition and non-tuition fees may be subject to change over the duration of a course.


Got a question?

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The Hotel School offers students an opportunity to integrate theory with the practice and responsibility of the professional workplace through our internship program.

Internships are integrated into the Bachelor of Hotel Management. They are a unique part of our degrees, designed to assist in working out which career pathway is best suited to you and to add valuable experience to your career. Internships may be undertaken within Australia or internationally. Students may gain experience in any sector of tourism and hospitality and must accrue a minimum of 6 months and 600 hours practical workplace experience.

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Benefits to students

  • Hands-on work in a real-world setting
  • Observe and develop new skills
  • Exposure to current industry practices
  • Develop your communication and teamwork skills
  • Secure valuable experience for your resume
  • Build a network of industry contacts

Work Integrated learning

Work Integrated Learning is a way for students to develop their skills outside of the classroom while studying for the Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management. Open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, a dedicated team identifies and offers opportunities that will improve your employability and industry knowledge.

Work Integrated Learning opportunities include:

  • Career Workshops
  • Industry Insights in the Classroom
  • Industry Insights in the Workplace
  • Industry Insights - Field Trips
  • Networking
  • Mock Interviews
  • Industry Skills Training
  • Industry Skills Workshops

Morgan MeredithRooms Manager, Tourism Accommodation Australia NSW 2016 Hotel Industry Rising Star Award recipient

My experience at The Hotel School has changed my life. During my tenure, I learned both theoretical and practical skills that I have continued to use during my roles in hospitality. The Hotel School has a strong network within the industry, which assisted me to enter the workforce and begin my career in hotels. The community feeling while studying at The Hotel School was supportive and helped me find lifelong friends. I believe that The Hotel School will fully prepare you for the experiences and challenges you will come across during your journey in this exciting and rewarding industry.

Career outcomes

The Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management teaches transferable business skills with a focus on the hospitality and tourism sector, you’ll be able to seek out employment in Australia and overseas. A variety of roles await at:

  • Hotels
  • Cruise ships
  • Cultural festivals
  • Events venues
  • Event organisers
  • Tourism groups

What our students are saying

The skills and exposure learnt from a variety of subjects have helped immensely with the physical experiences and day-today operations I have come into contact with.
Edward Tremethick Commissionaire | The Westin Melbourne | Current Associate Degree Student
My degree and internship gave me more direction in what I wanted out of my career and what opportunities were possible.
Michael Hood Guest Services Agent | The Rimrock Resort Hotel, Canada
I loved the course structure and the size of the campus/student body as it reduced the amount of anxiety I had about starting uni and made it easier to make friends.
Sophia McArthur Sales Manager | Novotel Darling Harbour | Graduate BBHM, 2023

Got a question?

A Course Advisor is standing by to answer your questions.

1800 870 816 Call from overseas [Monday to Friday 9am-5pm AEST]