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Master of Business in Global Hotel Leadership

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Developed in collaboration with AccorHotels, InterContinental Hotel Group and TFE Hotel Group, the Master of Business in Global Hotel Leadership is designed for future leaders in the hotel, tourism and leisure industry with a desire to accelerate their career progression.

This course will help participants to develop an advanced level of understanding of hotel operations and the principles behind hotel asset management, service design and delivery systems, operational models and disruptive technologies.

There is also a strong focus on business management and leadership skills to meet the needs of entrepreneurs who want to operate their own business.

The course includes an optional professional internship and is delivered through the University's Hotel School, a unique partnership with Mulpha Australia.

Course Learning Outcome

Apply critical thinking and intellectual independence in solving complex problems in a contemporary hotel context

Investigate, critically analyse, synthesise and interpret complex knowledge in the field of hotel and hospitality leadership

Justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, and professional decision making

Apply creative and strategic thinking to solve complex problems and be adaptive to new circumstances

Generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts relating to hotel business operations

Demonstrate superior knowledge and understanding of ethical standards and professionalism

Evaluate and analyse issues with reference to professional ethical framework/s and sustainable practices that apply to hotel organisations

Act with integrity, responsibility and adaptability in professional practice

Contextualise advanced and integrated knowledge of recent developments in the global hotel context

Demonstrate advanced and integrated theoretical knowledge in the study of hotel leadership and management

Apply research principles and methods appropriate to the leading hotel businesses

Utilize independent and self-management skills, reflective practice, and a high level of information literacy skills for lifelong learning

Demonstrate expert judgement in planning and decision making

Plan and execute a capstone research-based project and/or piece of scholarship

Interpret, develop and communicate complex ideas clearly, coherently and effectively

Be self-aware and empathetic in professional practice

Demonstrate an understanding of team dynamics and reflect on ability to be 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

This course includes an optional internship. Internships are integral to our degrees, giving you the opportunity to explore your career options, as you gain valuable on-the-job experience and build your professional networks. Internships may be undertaken within Australia or internationally, in any sector of tourism and hospitality.

The course comprises a suite of core units to develop your advanced communications and leadership skills, as well as a choice of electives covering topics as diverse as supply chains, strategic operations, revenue and analytics.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Brisbane - The Hotel School Session 1 , Session 2 , Session 3 N/A N/A
Melbourne - The Hotel School Session 1 , Session 2 , Session 3 N/A N/A
Sydney - The Hotel School Session 1 , Session 2 , Session 3 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.

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Master of Business in Global Hotel Leadership students must complete the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points), comprising:

  • 10 core units (120 credit points); and
  • 6 elective units (72 credit points).

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Business in Global Hotel Leadership after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points) comprising 3 core units and 5 elective units.

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) comprising 3 core units and 1 elective unit.

Course structure

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes

Core Units

HOTL5001 The Global Hotel Landscape Introductory
HOTL5002 The Global Hotel Leader Introductory
HOTL5003 Hotel Property and Operations Introductory
HOTL5004 Sustainable Hotel Management Introductory
HOTL6002 Creating the Hotel Customer Intermediate
HOTL6003 Talent and Culture Advanced
HOTL6004 Disruption in Global Hospitality Advanced
HOTL6005 Applied Hotel Research Advanced
COMM5001 Advanced Communication Introductory

Elective Units

Choose 6 units from the following:
HOTL6006 Advanced Hotel Property and Operations Intermediate
HOTL6007 Innovation and Enterprise Intermediate
HOTL6008 Leading Food and Beverage Supply Chains Intermediate
HOTL6009 Strategic Rooms Division Intermediate
HOTL6010 Revenue and Analytics
HOTL5007 Professional Industry Development Introductory
HOTL6011 Industry Internship A Advanced
HOTL6012 Industry Internship B
HOTL6001 The Hotel Asset Ecosystem Advanced
HOTL5005 Events: Operations and Management Introductory
HOTL5006 Issues in Contemporary Hospitality Introductory