Graduate Diploma of Business in Global Hotel LeadershipGraduate Diploma
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 200 universities in tourism and hospitality management by the 2022 Global Rankings of Academic Subjects (Shanghai Rankings).
|Course Learning Outcome|
GA1: Intellectual rigour
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
GA3: Ethical practice
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
GA4: 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
GA5: Lifelong learning
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
GA6: 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.
GA7: Cultural competence
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
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.
|Location||Teaching period||UAC code||QTAC code|
|Brisbane - The Hotel School||Term 1 , Term 3 , Term 5||N/A||N/A|
|Hayman Island - Hotel School||Term 3 , Term 5||N/A||N/A|
|Melbourne - The Hotel School||Term 1 , Term 3 , Term 5||N/A||N/A|
|Sydney - The Hotel School||Term 1 , Term 3 , Term 5||N/A||N/A|
We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics 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 Option 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).
Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.
Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Available||Credit points||Notes|
Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award
|HOTL5001||The Global Hotel Landscape||
|HOTL5002||The Global Hotel Leader||
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Notes|
|HOTL5001||The Global Hotel Landscape|
|HOTL5002||The Global Hotel Leader|
|Select five (5) units from the following:|
|HOTL5003||Hotel Property and Operations|
|HOTL6002||Creating the Hotel Customer|
|HOTL6003||Talent and Culture|
|HOTL6007||Innovation and Enterprise|
|HOTL5004||Sustainable Hotel Management|
|HOTL6004||Disruption in Global Hospitality|