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Become an in-demand tourism professional
Demand for professional staff in international tourism organisations continues to build, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region—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 from Griffith will allow you to take advantage of this growth by providing you with knowledge of service industries combined with professional leadership and business management skills. We’ll also teach you how to innovate and think creatively and sustainably, so you're ready for the future of business. Griffith is the number 1 ranked University in Australia for Hospitality and Leisure Management.*
*QS World Rankings (2021)
Brand new Bachelor of Business, commencing 2021
The new Bachelor of Business is a new degree for a new way of thinking in the new economy. Designed around a collaborative approach to problem solving, this degree offers you more majors than any other business degree in Australia. More choice means more opportunity, so whether you want to be an accountant, executive, own your own business or an international consultant, this degree will make you a more compelling business partner. Commence in 2021 and choose your majors in 2022.
Study tourism and hospitality at Griffith
Join the new way of thinking
Tourism is one of the world’s largest service industries and a key driver of economic development in many destinations around the world—with the skills you’ll gain in this major, you can be part of it. Destination marketing and sustainable management of tourism destinations are at the forefront of government and communities.
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 2019 QS World University Subject Rankings our Hospitality and Leisure Management subjects ranked number one in Australia and 15th globally. In further success, in the ShanghaiRanking 2021 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, Griffith's Hospitality and Tourism Management ranked fifth in the world. 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.
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 strong partnerships and 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.
Griffith Business School is an accredited member of AACSB International which means our business degrees are internationally recognised for excellence and outstanding business education. It’s the most prestigious accreditation a business school can earn.
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.
Forge your path with Business at Griffith
Set yourself up for a career in a growth industry
With this qualification, you could travel the world. Tourism managers are employed by destination marketing organisations and all levels of government throughout Australia and internationally. You’ll be able to work on major tourism infrastructure and planning projects, shaping the visitor experience in tourism destinations.
Key employment sectors:
- international tourism
- domestic tourism
- public relations
Potential job outcomes:
- tourist attraction operator
- travel agent
- tour guide
- infrastructure and planning director
- marketing manager
- public relations officer
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