The Graduate Diploma of Business in Global Hotel Leadership provides an introduction to advanced study in contemporary leadership techniques as they apply to the global hotel and hospitality sectors.
Delivered at The Hotel School, Southern Cross University's unique partnership with Mulpha Australia, this course develops applied business skills to support graduates progress their leadership careers in contemporary global hotel industries. Graduates will be prepared to succeed in a middle management role across a range of hotel and hospitality settings.
The curriculum is built on hotel leadership/management principles. Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma may choose to progress to the Master of Business in Global Hotel Leadership where they will be exposed to a series of higher level self-management approaches to learning.
Southern Cross University was rated in the world's top 50 universities in tourism and hospitality management by the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities. Graduates enjoy excellent prospects – 95 per cent are employed before or shortly after graduation (The Hotel School 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey).
This course comprises core units in communication, leadership and the global hotel landscape with the opportunity to select from a range of elective units covering hotel and hospitality operations and management.
|Graduate Attribute||Course Learning Outcome|
Apply critical thinking and intellectual independence to investigate problems in a contemporary hotel context.
Investigate, critically analyse, interpret knowledge in the field of hotel and hospitality leadership
Apply creative thinking to solve problems that require adapting to new situations and changing circumstances.
Generate ideas and concepts relating to hotel business operations
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of ethical standards and professionalism that apply in a hotel industry context
Apply professional ethical frameworks and sustainable practices to hotel organisations
|Knowledge of a discipline|
Contextualise knowledge of recent developments in the global hotel context
Demonstrate integrated theoretical knowledge in the study of hotel leadership and management and apply these principles in professional contexts
Reflect on and regulate learning and research, with personal autonomy and accountability, using well-developed information literacy skills.
Demonstrate judgement in planning and decision making
|Communication and social skills|
Develop and communicate ideas clearly, coherently and effectively to others in the field and to broader audiences
Demonstrate self-awareness and apply empathy in professional practice.
Demonstrate an understanding of team dynamics and reflect and improve on becoming an effective member of a team and/or community of practice.
Practice sensitivity and respect for cultural diversity and the relationship between people, in a range of professional and community contexts
Be aware of importance of culture and diversity within the global hotel industry
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
1 year full-time
|Location||Session||UAC code||QTAC code|
|Brisbane - The Hotel School||1||N/A||N/A|
|Melbourne - The Hotel School||1||N/A||N/A|
|Sydney - The Hotel School||1||N/A||N/A|
|Brisbane - The Hotel School||1||$26,400 ($3,300 per unit)||0101394|
|Melbourne - The Hotel School||1||$26,400 ($3,300 per unit)||0101394|
|Sydney - The Hotel School||1||$26,400 ($3,300 per unit)||0101394|
See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.
To be eligible to receive the Graduate Diploma of Business in Global Hotel Leadership students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising:
- 3 core units (36 credit points); and
- 5 elective units (60 credit points).
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate of Business in Global Hotel Leadership after completing the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points).
Schedule of units
|Title||Level of learning||Note|
|COMM5001 - Advanced Communication||Introductory|
|HOTL5001 - The Global Hotel Landscape||Introductory|
|HOTL5002 - The Global Hotel Leader||Introductory|
|Select five (5) units from the following:|
|HOTL5003 - Hotel Property and Operations||Introductory|
|HOTL6002 - Creating the Hotel Customer||Intermediate|
|HOTL6003 - Talent and Culture||Advanced|
|HOTL6009 - Strategic Rooms Division||Intermediate|
|HOTL6007 - Innovation and Enterprise||Intermediate|
|HOTL6008 - Leading Food and Beverage Supply Chains||Intermediate|