Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management
About this course
This full-fee paying degree, offered at The Hotel School Sydney and The Hotel School Melbourne, focuses on hotel operational and management practices across hospitality industries and the skills needed for employment in a competitive and changing global business environment. The Hotel School is a partnership between Southern Cross University and Mulpha Australia, whose property portfolio includes the InterContinental Sydney, Hayman Island, InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Salzburg Apartments, Marritz Alpine and Bimbadgen Estate.
Located in the heart of the Central Business District of their respective cities, The Hotel School Sydney and The Hotel School Melbourne are perfectly situated to embrace each city's hotel and hospitality industry.
A compulsory six-month professional hospitality internship is a key feature of the course enabling students to establish valuable industry experience, confidence and networks.
All applicants for The Hotel Schools are selected on their individual merit. While recent academic performance or professional experience is used as an indicator of ability to undertake studies at a tertiary level, applicants will also be invited to an interview as part of the final application process.
Professional positions in hospitality and service management in Australia and overseas; management positions in hotels and resorts, human resources, marketing, front office, food services, food and beverage, events and conferences and general management.
Major areas of study
Studies include key operational subjects such as food and beverage, accommodation operations, and introduction to professional practice, together with introductory management subjects including finance, marketing and hospitality management. Students also develop advanced analytical, strategic, and management skills.
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 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 critical aspects of this course. Student learn through ongoing activities that connect them with industry practitioners from a range of hotel and/or hospitality organisations
Your previous learning experiences relevant to one or more units in this course may help you reduce the duration of your degree.
- Recognition of formal and non-formal learning
Credit may be awarded to a student for formal learning (gained through full or partial achievement of an accredited qualification or course) or non-formal learning (that takes place through a non-accredited course or program of learning) completed at Southern Cross University or in other learning settings in Australia and/or overseas.
- Recognition of informal learning
Credit may be awarded on the basis of current informal learning (that takes place through work, social, family or leisure activities).
To help you identify how much credit you may receive for your related prior learning visit SCU Pathways.
An application for advanced standing must be submitted so we can assess your prior learning. Please apply for advanced standing at the same time as you apply for admission into this course, because the amount of credit awarded will determine the sequence of units you will study.Go to course structure to see if specific advanced standing rules also apply to this course.
MySCU is a student's point of entry to a range of online services and resources that support study and student life. The portal includes unit learning sites and information sites where students can access resources, communication tools and useful links that are integral to their studies.
The web-based study environment Blackboard Learn delivers an advanced online learning environment for students and lecturers to communicate and collaborate through virtual meeting spaces, classrooms, and discussion boards. They can share files, presentations and applications. If a tutorial or lecture is recorded, students can view it afterwards.
Learning materials include the provision of unit information guides, study guides and readings. Students may need to purchase or access prescribed text books.
The SCU library provides a wide range of services including librarian assistance, print and electronic resources, a document delivery service, catalogues, databases, ebooks, ereadings, and full-text journal literature. Students of The Hotel Schools have electronic access to the SCU library and are entitled to reciprocal borrowing rights with most Melbourne and Sydney universities. The SCU library has an extensive tourism and hospitality collection, print and electronic resources to support students in their study and assessment tasks.
The Academic Skills team supports student learning by offering online and on-campus academic skills workshops, email, phone, and one-on-one support.
Equipment and facilities
The Hotel Schools provides students with well-equipped teaching spaces. Modern audiovisual equipment is standard in all teaching venues, and students have access to computer labs for individual study purposes, as well as wireless internet, printing and photocopying.
See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.
Table of contents
To be awarded the Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management, students must successfully complete 24 units (288 credit points) comprising:
i. 21 core units
ii. 3 elective units
Students can exit with the Associate Degree of Business in Hotel Management if 16 units (192 credit points) have been completed, comprising 16 core units.
Students can exit with the Diploma of Hotel Management if 8 units (96 credit points) have been completed, comprising 8 core units.
Schedule of units
How to apply
Please note: All applicants must attend a selection interview at The Hotel Schools. Applications for interview can be downloaded from hotelschool.scu.edu.au
Session 1 and 2
Applications for this course to study commencing in Session 3 are made directly to SCU via our online application service.
Additional information on how to apply is available at SCU International. Please note applicants from some countries need to go through an Education Agent.
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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'