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Become an in demand tourism professional

Ask just about anyone where the job market is booming and they will probably mention tourism. Demand for professional staff in international tourism organisations continues to build, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region which represents one of the largest and fastest growing industry markets. International tourism organisations include international hotel and resort groups, food and beverage operators, attraction and entertainment services, tourism providers, destination marketing and management organisations.

A specialist degree in international tourism and hotel management will allow you to take advantage of this growth by providing you with specialist knowledge of service industries combined with professional leadership and business management skills.

NEW scholarships - Apply by 16 December

BusinessPLUS scholarships

We offer three new BusinessPLUS scholarship categories this year, which seek to reward potential as well as excellence - so it’s worthwhile investigating whether you might qualify to receive one. Scholarships can cover tuition fees, education and living expenses. You can apply if you are coming straight from year 12, or if you have left high school and are applying to start an undergraduate university degree. They add to over 600 scholarships available at Griffith. You can also apply for multiple scholarships with just one application; we’ll match you with the Griffith University scholarship you are eligible for and it's free.

What is BusinessPLUS?

When you study Business at Griffith you get more than just a high-quality degree. You get the BusinessPLUS advantage. BusinessPLUS is a program designed to give Griffith business school students the skills and networks they will later rely on in the workplace. Open to any Griffith Business School student, the program caters for beginners as well as those who have more advanced skills. BusinessPLUS combines skills based, career management training with opportunities for internships, our mentoring program and industry engagement projects that introduce you to the business networks you’ll rely on later.

BusinessPLUS Academic Excellence Scholarships

Valued between $15,000 - $20,000, OP 1-8

Apply now

BusinessPLUS Transition Scholarships

Valued between $7,500 - $10,000, OP 9-14

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BusinessPLUS First Peoples Scholarships

Valued between $15,000 - $20,000, open to first peoples

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Study tourism and hospitality at Griffith

Ranked #1 in Australia

Griffith was one of the first universities in Australia to develop degrees in Tourism and Hotel Management and we continue to lead the field today. In the 2018 QS World University Subject Rankings our Hospitality and Leisure Management subjects ranked number one in Australia and eleventh globally. In further success, in the most recent Academic Ranking of World Universities, Shanghai Jao Tong Rankings Hospitality and Tourism Management ranked second globally. Our Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management has won the Queensland Tourism Awards for Excellence in Industry Education ten times since 1993 and are now members of the Queensland Tourism Hall of Fame. They have also been awarded a prestigious Australian Tourism Award in the Tourism Education and Training category.

Be part of the biggest sporting event in Australia this decade

As an Official Partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Griffith is in a unique position to provide unrivalled opportunities for students in the lead up to, and during this major sporting event. Griffith students studying event and sport management, tourism, business, commerce, and other disciplines will have access to internships with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation, the organising body of GC2018, and its key stakeholders. As a student intern, you’ll enjoy a meaningful study-related work experience and receive credit towards your degree.

Industry connections

Industry professionals work with us to develop and deliver courses, ensuring that when you graduate, you will have the skills employers want. Thanks to Griffith’s close working relationship with the major hotel chains in South East Queensland and tourism operators, you’ll have the chance to gain knowledge from guest speakers and develop valuable industry contacts for your future career.

Gain practical experience

You’ll learn on industry-standard systems and have opportunities to get into the field through study tours to some of the world’s most exciting tourism destinations such as Dubai, Rome, Florence and Venice. Gain experience working on a project for a real company or community organisation through internships and graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to hit the ground running in a growing global tourism market.

Jackie Babbage

During four years studying a business and graphic design double degree, Jackie Babbage worked three different roles at three different businesses and completed a university internship with an app development company. Her focus, determination and considerable time management skills brought their reward when she was approached by founder of Riverlife John Sharpe who invited her to interview for a position with the popular Brisbane lifestyle and entertainment venue. Jackie is now involved in the development of marketing strategy, managing the implementation of content and the ongoing improvement of marketing and online presence of all associated Riverlife brands.

Jackie Babbage

Study options

It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.

Scholarships

Over 600 Scholarships available

Career outcomes

Set yourself up for a career in a growth industry

A Griffith international tourism and hotel management degree provides you with an understanding of management and business issues and the skills to meet the challenges in achieving sustainable growth of the tourism and hospitality sector. You'll be prepared for work in a range of roles, including in hotel and resort groups and the accommodation sector, cruise ships, retail travel and travel marketing, in independent restaurants and internationally recognised chains, with entertainment and leisure providers such as theme parks, with suppliers of goods and services to the hospitality industry, in airlines, and with local, state and federal tourism and regional planning authorities.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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December 07, 2018

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Key dates

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Monday 5 February — Friday 21 December

Ongoing Q&A sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover admission pathways to university.   Find out more

Saturday 15 December — Thursday 20 December

Explore Your Options - Online

Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about admission pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your OP or ATAR score was higher or lower than expected.

*Excluding Sunday 16 December  Find out more

Sunday 11 August — Sunday 11 August

Open Day 2019

With 240 information sessions, activities and tours across our Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses, discover what’s possible at Griffith. Find out more