Gain a competitive edge in a dynamic and diverse industry that offers opportunities to travel and work in some of the most attractive destinations in the world.
This double degree combines two internationally-recognised management qualifications. Advanced subjects in business and tourism management are coupled with the core business knowledge and management skills development of a MBA, including entrepreneurship and marketing, accounting and management, tourism planning, systems and contemporary hotel management.
An Industry Research Project provides an opportunity to demonstrate self-motivation and discipline as students develop a scholarly piece of work that explores a topic in-depth.
Graduates are well-suited to supervisory or management positions in resorts, hotels, government tourism bodies, non-profit, destination marketing and tourism organisations, airlines, convention and event operators and other special interest tourism businesses.
As part of this course, students may choose to undertake a 300-hour internship (equivalent to two units) in either a paid or volunteer role. This practical experience, combined with theoretical understanding, enhances the learning experience for students who have a professional and personal interest in this dynamic industry.
There are no majors in this course but core units cover a diverse range of management, business and hospitality operations subjects and an Industry Research Project.
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 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.
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.