Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management

Develop your managerial skills, business acumen and professional abilities, and prepare yourself for a high-flying career in tourism, events or hospitality – in Queensland and beyond.

At a glance

3 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Commence study in Semester 1 or Semester 2, 2018
Choose to complete one or two majors from either Event Management, Hospitality Management and Tourism Management.
Delivered at the UQ St Lucia campus

The Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management opens up exciting career opportunities in the global tourism industry. Our program blends research and theory with practical exercises to develop your managerial abilities and business acumen.

As a leading global institution, we are renowned for our cutting-edge research and close links with industry. Our academics have strong industry and research experience, integrating their expertise into their teaching. In addition, we are the only business school in Australia to offer programs that hold United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) accreditation.

Students enrolled in our program will have access to comprehensive learning opportunities that stretch beyond the classroom. A special feature of our program is the emphasis on Work Integrated Learning (WIL). We offer students a range of opportunities including individual placements with tourism, hospitality and events organisations; executive shadowing positions; wine immersion programs; internships with Disney World Florida; and domestic and international study tours.

Feel supported throughout your degree knowing that UQ Business School is home to some of the most innovative educators in Australia. We will challenge your thinking and ensure you stay ahead of the game. Our courses reflect the world right now and address constantly evolving issues in areas such as sustainability, globalisation, technology, innovation, and service management.


Who is this degree for?

With our lush rainforests, modern cities, and adventure-filled outback, Queensland is the obvious place to study tourism.

The Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management is designed for anyone with an interest in pursuing a career focused on event, hospitality or tourism management.

You will develop core business knowledge through a range of courses covering accounting, law, management, marketing, organisational behaviour, tourism and more. 

You will have opportunities to develop, promote and deliver events, design and market tourist facilities and attractions, and engage in and evaluate hospitality encounters.

Program Specialisations

The Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management allows graduates to specialise in one of the majors from the list below.

  • Event Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Tourism Management

Students may also elect to double major by selecting two majors of study within the BIHTM.

In your final year of study, you will also be required to complete a work integrated learning component as part of the Professional Development course, which enriches the student experience and better prepares graduates for work after University.

View the course list for the Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management


Be a leader with Honours

In business, everyone’s looking for an edge. The Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management (Honours) signals your outstanding academic abilities and superior analytical skills in your chosen specialisation.
Push the boundaries and develop high-level skills in critical and analytical thinking, research, communication, problem-solving and project management with an Honours degree.

Graduates of the Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management have the opportunity to progress into the Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management (Honours).

Find out more about the Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management (Honours)

Dual programs

Interested in taking your degree further?
For students with an academic passion in addition to Tourism, a dual program allows you to study two degrees at the same time. Each dual program has a single set of program rules.
The following dual programs are available with the Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management:

What career outcomes are there?

 As a graduate of the Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management you can feel confident that you will have the necessary knowledge and leadership capability to excel in the hotel, tourism and events industries.

Our graduates have sought careers in tourism organisations, tourist attractions, hotels, restaurants, events and sporting venues, and other tourism-related industries including wholesale and retail travel, airlines and the cruise industry.

Specific careers can vary depending on your chosen major and career ambitions.


As a UQ student, you have access to a range of services to prepare for a successful career:

  • The Student Employability Team (SET) – assists students with accessing career opportunities and managing their careers. SET programs give students an edge by helping build industry experience and develop lifelong employability skills. Contact their team of employability specialists to get assistant setting and achieving your career goals.
  • Networking events – these events help students establish connections with industry professionals.
  • Employer presentations on campus – provides opportunities to meet UQ graduates currently employed in industry and understand what the employer is looking for in a new hire.
  • UQ Careers Fair - an annual university wide event for students to meet with over 130 potential employers to source information on career opportunities.
  • Global Experiences Expo - discover how UQ provides students with opportunities to study overseas, or get support to work, learn or volunteer on a short trip.


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