Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This globally recognised course gives students the knowledge and practical skills to work in the tourism and hospitality industry. In first year, students cover key business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance and marketing. Students complete the first subject in tourism and hospitality. The eight-subject tourism and hospitality major is structured around unique work experiences. In second year students gain hands-on experience in using front-of-house and travel management booking systems, and participate in a hotel management computer simulation towards the end of the course. Students also have the opportunity to take a second major in event management or a second language. They can also gain credit while studying overseas through La Trobe's network of partner universities, which includes top business schools such as the University of Innsbruck and the Berlin School of Economics. La Trobe's unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
Students need to complete at least 360 credit points, at least 270 of which must be in La Trobe Business School subjects. In first year, students will take four business foundation subjects, two tourism and hospitality subjects and two elective subjects. The business foundation subjects, Business Foundations, Accounting and Finance for Business, Business Economics, and Business Analytics, introduce students to business disciplines and work-ready skills. These skills will be enhanced in second and third year with subjects in Sustainability and Entrepreneurship, respectively. Students will also complete eight core tourism and hospitality subjects over the degree. This flexible degree also allows students to take an additional eight-subject major, a couple of four-subject minors, or a range of electives.
- Tourism, business
Standard entry requirements
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. International students must meet the academic and English language requirements of this course. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
The Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) has EPAS (EFMD Programme Accreditation System) accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
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