Tourism and hospitality are rapidly growing industries offering career paths in areas such as tourism development, event and festival organisation and hotel resort management.
Employers in this field need staff who enjoy travelling, meeting new people and sharing their experiences with others.
In this major you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to become an effective manager in the tourism and hospitality sectors in Australia and overseas.
You will learn about contemporary issues in international tourism, such as event and tourism sustainability, the impact of tourism and events on the local and global economy, destination management, hospitality management and marketing.
This major sits within the Bachelor of Commerce degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Commerce.
You can also study this major as part of an Arts and Commerce double degree.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
Recommended double majors:
- Human Resource Management
- International Business
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management
What jobs can the Tourism and Hospitality Major (BCom) lead to?
- Corporate travel consultant
- Hotel or motel manager
- Resort manager
- Restaurant and catering manager
- Tourism information officer
- Tourism manager
- Travel consultant
- Destination management
What you'll learn
- identify key theoretical principles and practical underpinnings of tourism and hospitality management, and apply these from a conceptual and practical approach to industry and business.
- critically examine tourism and hospitality management issues, trends and situations, and formulate creative and innovative propositions to manage challenges faced by the industry.
- access, evaluate and synthesise information from multiple sources to compare and discriminate between ideas relevant to the many dimensions of tourism and hospitality management and relate this knowledge to a particular problem setting.
- employ appropriate communication methods to the tourism and hospitality management disciplines for various audiences and contexts.
- use and apply technologies, recognizing their advantages and limitations when applied to tourism and hospitality management.
- show responsibility for self-learning by demonstrating initiative in finding new information and conducting active participation in a variety of learning experiences.
- assess globally then appraise management of tourism and hospitality issues from a variety of perspectives.
- actively support the value of cultural diversity in improving business and professional practice when preparing to work within the tourism and hospitality industry.
- demonstrate leadership, ethical practices and professional integrity when preparing to work within a team and independently within the tourism and hospitality industry.