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.

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


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.


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).


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

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

Common First Year Units

Year 2, Semester 1

24 credit point (2) Specialisation units

24 credit point (2) Elective units

Year 2, Semester 2

24 credit point (2) Specialisation units

12 credit point (1) Elective unit

Year 3, Semester 1

24 credit point (2) Specialisation units

24 credit point (2) Elective units

Year 3, Semester 2

24 credit point (2) Specialisation units

24 credit point (2) Elective units

** Elective units are chosen from any undergraduate units at Victoria University - no more than 12 credit points (1) from 1000 series units and at least 48 credit points (2) must be from 3000 or 4000 series units.

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.

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.

To apply for this course, you can:

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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