Empowering future business leaders with world-leading research and industry-relevant degrees

The Department of Tourism Sport and Hotel Management offers internationally recognised degrees in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Event Management, Sport Management and Property and Real Estate Management.

Our Hospitality and Tourism field has been ranked 1st in Australia and 4th globally by Shanghai Ranking's World Ranking of Academic Subjects which evaluates universities worldwide.

Our high-impact research, innovative approach and strong partnerships with industry will ensure you graduate with a highly relevant degree that is valued by employers. This enables our students to contribute effectively in their chosen field and meet challenges facing both the domestic and the global business environment.

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Ranking among the world's best

Griffith University has again been recognised as a leader in Hospitality and Tourism with subjects in Griffith’s Business School ranking first in Australia and fourth globally by Shanghai Ranking's World Ranking of Academic Subjects.

Our expert staff

At our department, you'll find a team of exceptional educators, researchers, and professors who are experts in their respective fields. Our diverse and talented team is committed to providing research-led education that equips our students with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in today's rapidly evolving business landscape.

Industry focused research

Our research focuses on understanding event, hotel, sport and tourism management, and real estate and property development - and the role these industries play in our lives.

We pride ourselves on supporting emerging scholars and actively involve our Higher Degree by Research students in the activities of the Department and our partner research centres.

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Higher Degree Research

We pride ourselves on supporting emerging scholars and actively involving them in the activities of the Department and our partner research centres. We have a large number Higher Degree by Research students with a wide range of thesis.

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We foster mutually beneficial partnerships with industry, government and the community that power innovation and drive success.

Our wide-reaching relationships help boost outcomes for businesses and enhance student learning.

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Student opportunities

Griffith Business School offers many opportunities for students to get involved with our community, build professional and social networks, and enhance their business skills. We also offer a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards to assist with the costs of course fees, textbooks, accommodation and living expenses.

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Research collaboration

As we seek to drive innovation in the tourism sector, we have close ties with Australia's largest tourism research institute, the Griffith Institute for Tourism, which is consistently ranked amongst the top three institutions globally for tourism research.

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Offering incredible student experiences

Cruise industry experience

Our 10-day study tour cruising to the South Pacific offers students an immersive opportunity and real-time exposure to the rapidly growing cruise industry. Students learn about the industry structure and trends, supply chains, ship operations, cruise marketing, passenger experience at sea and on land, risk management, and sustainable cruising through lectures, workshops, a behind-the-scene tour, and meetings with cruise professionals.

When I was presented with information on the cruise industry experience course, I did not know that the conversations curated on the cruise ship and the people I met there, would ultimately lead me on my career path. I learnt so much during the experience that I continued my PhD studies with a focus on the industry. I am grateful that the cruise industry experience offered such an impactful start to my career.

Lemeah H. – Griffith Business School Student

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The Tourism Study Tour

This study tour is a unique experiential learning course which involves reflectively visiting Italy and Dubai. Focusing on three pillars of destination management success - competitiveness, sustainability and authenticity - the course offers students the possibility to broaden their educational, professional and life experience by applying theories to real industry contexts.

The course facilitated a deeper learning and engaged us as students to think more critically about the content that was presented to us. The course was exciting, gave us international experience and travel experience, and challenged our thinking beyond that of a typical tourist. I had so much fun on the course and made some great friends.

- Griffith Business School Student

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Contact Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management


Department phone
(07) 3735 6628
Department email

Stay connected

Student enquiries
Student Connect
Higher degree by research phone
Freecall within Australia: 1800 154 055
+61 7 3735 3817

Nathan campus

Location and postal address
Glyn Davis Building (N72) 0.30A
Nathan campus, Griffith University
170 Kessels Road, Nathan QLD 4111 Australia

Gold Coast campus

Location and postal address
Business 2 (G27) 2.04
Gold Coast campus, Griffith University
Parklands Drive, Southport QLD 4222 Australia