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Graduate Diploma of Business in Global Hotel Leadership

Graduate Diploma

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    GradDipBusGHL

  • Course code

    1108430

  • Credit points

    96

  • Equivalent units

    8

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

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

Interpret, analyse and explain operating data and financial reports; conceptualise, model and visualise business problems via digital tools; and make data-driven recommendations and decisions for the short and medium and long term in complex and dynamic settings

Make commercially astute recommendations and decisions and recognise and pursue internal and external commercial opportunities

Take calculated risks to achieve results within dynamic and poorly defined environments in response to complex and conflicting challenges

GA2: Creativity

Make commercially astute recommendations and decisions and recognise and pursue internal and external commercial opportunities

Take calculated risks to achieve results within dynamic and poorly defined environments in response to complex and conflicting challenges

GA3: Ethical practice

Demonstrate and apply comprehensive discipline specific knowledge and skills with a rigorous global perspective

Reflect on, critically analyse, and judge their own professional conduct and performance in tourism/hospitality/events settings that are dynamic, unpredictable and complex and analyse their consequent impacts; describe, analyse, and prioritise theoretical areas to improve their own professional conduct and performance within broad parameters in complex settings that require nuanced judgement

Strive for personal and professional development and encourage and lead others to perform at high levels, seek challenges and solve problems, and create and pursue opportunities within dynamic and poorly defined environments in response to complex and conflicting challenges.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Take calculated risks to achieve results within dynamic and poorly defined environments in response to complex and conflicting challenges

Demonstrate and apply comprehensive discipline specific knowledge and skills with a rigorous global perspective

Interpret, analyse and explain operating data and financial reports; conceptualise, model and visualise business problems via digital tools; and make data-driven recommendations and decisions for the short and medium and long term in complex and dynamic settings

Make commercially astute recommendations and decisions and recognise and pursue internal and external commercial opportunities

GA5: Lifelong learning

Reflect on, critically analyse, and judge their own professional conduct and performance in tourism/hospitality/events settings that are dynamic, unpredictable and complex and analyse their consequent impacts; describe, analyse, and prioritise theoretical areas to improve their own professional conduct and performance within broad parameters in complex settings that require nuanced judgement

GA6: Communication and social skills

Demonstrate and apply comprehensive discipline specific knowledge and skills with a rigorous global perspective

Strive for personal and professional development and encourage and lead others to perform at high levels, seek challenges and solve problems, and create and pursue opportunities within dynamic and poorly defined environments in response to complex and conflicting challenges.

Use appropriate communication approaches for various audiences, including guests, fellow staff members, and superiors) and develop and apply functional and strategic solutions for contexts that are complex, dynamic and ambiguous, and even contradictory

GA7: Cultural competence

Use appropriate communication approaches for various audiences, including guests, fellow staff members, and superiors) and develop and apply functional and strategic solutions for contexts that are complex, dynamic and ambiguous, and even contradictory

Strive for personal and professional development and encourage and lead others to perform at high levels, seek challenges and solve problems, and create and pursue opportunities within dynamic and poorly defined environments in response to complex and conflicting challenges.

Demonstrate and apply comprehensive discipline specific knowledge and skills with a rigorous global perspective

Reflect on, critically analyse, and judge their own professional conduct and performance in tourism/hospitality/events settings that are dynamic, unpredictable and complex and analyse their consequent impacts; describe, analyse, and prioritise theoretical areas to improve their own professional conduct and performance within broad parameters in complex settings that require nuanced judgement

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
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

Requirements

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 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).

Exit Awards

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).

Entry requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

Language requirements

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).

Exit Awards

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).

Course structure

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

COMM5001 Advanced Communication
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
HOTL5001 The Global Hotel Landscape
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
HOTL5002 The Global Hotel Leader
Summer Term
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Sydney - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Option Unit
Option Unit
Option Unit
Option Unit
Option Unit

Unit Code Unit Title Notes

Core Units

COMM5001 Advanced Communication
HOTL5001 The Global Hotel Landscape
HOTL5002 The Global Hotel Leader

Option Units

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