Bachelor of Business (International Hospitality Management)

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Expand your hospitality career options with the Bachelor of Business International Hospitality Management specialisation. Gain insights into product and service development innovation, and dealing with stakeholders from various cultural backgrounds. Through this specialisation, you’ll acquire up-to-date knowledge of key industry trends and issues, and an understanding of the major operational, managerial and strategic areas of the hospitality industry.

This course has been awarded EPAS accreditation by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

The Bachelor of Business gives you options to tailor your learning to your specific needs. All students study a common first year which is complemented in second and third years by specialisations in either two business disciplines, or a single specialisation and an area of study.

Course essentials

Careers

Begin a career in a managerial position within, or running your own hospitality business. You’ll gain a sound business management education with a specialisation in the principles and practices of the vibrant, culturally diverse international hospitality industry.

Job titles

  • hotel or resort service manager
  • food and beverage manager
  • airline services co-ordinator
  • conference co-ordinator

Organisations employing hospitality graduates

Graduates can typically find employment in full service hotels and large-scale catering organisations, particularly those that cater to major events, such as The Big Group and Spotless.

Salaries

The average salary for hospitality management professionals in Australia is A$74,100 (Job Outlook).

Employment rates

Hospitality employment rates are expected to improve in the next four years (Job Outlook).

Placements

As part of VU’s commitment to Business Integrated Learning, students are encouraged to secure industry-based experience with assistance from VU staff.

Study pathways

There are recognised study pathways for this course. You may be able to complete your course faster by getting credit for previous study.

Diploma to undergraduate degree

You will get credit in the Bachelor of Business (International Hospitality Management) (BBUS-BSPIHM) if you have studied this undergraduate Diploma course at VU:

Diploma of Business (Enterprise)

  • You will get a year of credit.

Transferring to VU

You can get credit in the Bachelor of Business (International Hospitality Management) (BBUS-BSPIHM) for study you have done at other universities. We have formal credit transfer arrangements for this course with the following universities

Henan College of Finance and Taxation

  • If you studied the Diploma of International Accounting you may get up to a year of credit.

Henan College of Finance and Taxation

  • If you studied the Diploma of International Trade Practice you may get up to a year of credit.

Henan College of Finance and Taxation

  • If you studied the Diploma of International Business you may get up to a year of credit.

IIBT

  • If you studied the Foundation Program you may get up to one and a half years of credit.

Riteway Asia Institute

  • If you studied the Professional Diploma of Business Administration you may get up to a year of credit.

Yew Chung Community College, Shanghai and Hong Kong

  • If you studied the Two-Year Associate Degree in Arts Programme you may get up to a year of credit.

Facchochshule Bonn-Rein-Sieg

  • If you studied the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration you may get up to one and a half years of credit.

Facchochshule Bonn-Rein-Sieg

  • If you studied the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration you may get up to one and a half years of credit.

Sunway College - Johor Bahru

  • If you studied the Diploma of Business Administration you may get up to a year of credit.

Sunway University College - Kuala Lumpur

  • If you studied the Diploma in Business Administration you may get up to a year of credit.

Sunway University College - Kuala Lumpur

  • If you studied the American Degree Transfer Program you may get up to a year of credit.

National Institute of Business Management - NIBM

  • If you studied the Higher Diploma you may get up to a year of credit.

University of Economics

  • If you studied the Bachelor of Business in Finance and Banking you may get up to one and a half years of credit.

Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE)

  • If you studied the Bachelor of Economics you may get up to a year of credit.

Melbourne Institute of Technology

  • If you studied the Diploma of Business you may get up to a year of credit.

Taylors Unilink

  • If you studied the Diploma of Business you may get up to a year of credit.

Workforce Plus

  • If you studied the Diploma of Management you may get over a year of credit.

Workforce Plus

  • If you studied the Advanced Diploma of Business you may get over a year of credit.

Universal Institute of Technology

  • If you studied the Advanced Diploma of Management you may get over a year of credit.

Australis Institute of Technology and Education

  • If you studied the Diploma of Business you may get up to a year of credit.

Australian Vocational Learning Centre

  • If you studied the Diploma of Business you may get up to a year of credit.

To find out more about the pathways available for this course, please contact the College of Business.

Advanced Standing (previously known as Recognition of Prior Learning)

Get credit for your work, study and life experience through our Advanced Standing process.

Find out more about Advanced Standing.

Course objectives

The aim of this course is to develop graduates with a detailed knowledge and understanding of the international hospitality industry across the range of operations encountered within large-scale, international hospitality organisations. The emphasis on major operational, managerial and strategic areas of the hospitality industry, as well as emotional intelligence, cultural and social sensitivity, critical thinking, strategic planning and communication skills is designed to prepare graduates for employment in a variety of management positions in international hotels, restaurants and catering organisations.

Units and electives

Core Units of Study

Professional Development Units of Study

Plus

Specialisation Requirements

Students are required to successfully complete all seven units of study.

Further, those who choose to study this specialisation must complete a year of compulsory industry experience by undertaking BBB3001 Co-operative Education 1 and BBB3002 Co-operative Education 2 as part of the Bachelor of Business program. This will extend the length of the program by 1 year. Please note that this will reduce the elective units of study from seven to five.

Students need to register on-line for Co-operative Education and be prepared to undertake the Work Integrated Learning/Co-operative Education Preparation Program in Year 2. (Contact the Centre in G348/FP for details and refer to the College Timetable).

Plus

either:

Seven elective units of study

OR

Specialisation Two - seven units of study

OR

The combination of an Area of Study* chosen from business, legal studies, arts, science, health or engineering with electives totalling seven units of study

* An Area of Study is defined as five units of study approved by the course coordinator selected from a specialisation.

Admission information

  • Year 12: To qualify for admission to the course, an applicant must have successfully completed a course of study at year 12 or equivalent*. Year 12 Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - study score of at least 20 in English (any). Selection Mode: Current Year 12 applicants: Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ENTER) and two-stage process with a middle-band of approximately 20%. Non-current year 12 applicants: ENTER and/or academic record*. Middle-band: consideration is given to performance in the full range of VCE studies undertaken. * Applicants who have not completed Year 12 but who possess appropriate educational qualifications, work or life experiences which would enable them to successfully undertake the course, will be considered for admission. In addition to satisfying the entry requirements for Australian resident students or demonstrating equivalence, overseas students must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language:International English Language Testing System - overall score of 6 and no individual band score less than 6.0.
  • Other:

    There are no special admission requirements for this course.

Special admission requirements

There are no special admission requirements for this course.

English language requirements

Find out if you meet the entry requirements, including English language and academic requirements.

Admission requirements in your country

Find out if you meet the minimum academic (international qualification) requirements to be eligible to apply for this course by reviewing the academic entry requirements listed by country.

How to apply for this course

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

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If you have questions about your application, you can:

Information and fees listed above are for non-resident students. Fees are accurate at the time of viewing and will be subject to annual increases. Some courses require students to purchase equipment or clothing that they will need in the course. These equipment or clothing costs are not included in the course fees listed above and we recommend that you confirm these costs with the relevant college.

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