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International Hotel and Resort Management Major


Created in consultation with industry, you’ll gain real-world knowledge and employability skills required by leading hotels, resorts and hospitality businesses nationally and internationally.

You’ll learn to manage hotels and their operations including food and beverage management, rooms division management, service experience, international resort and facilities management, financial management and strategic management. Using industry standard software and facilities, you’ll be equipped with the practical skills needed to function as a business professional and industry leader in the contemporary hotel management sector.

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Unit set overview



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
HOS2110Food and Beverage Management15
HOS2325Managing the Service Experience15
HOS2220Rooms-Division Management15
MAN2145Human Resource Management15
HOS3211Management of Hospitality Finance15
TSM3101International Resort Management15
HOS3100Hospitality and Tourism Management15
Select one unit from:
TSM3105 ^Contemporary Issues in Tourism and Hospitality 15
TSM3500 ^Business Events Management15
BUS3100 ^Business Research Practices15
BUS3700 ^Business Study Tour15

Note: BUS3700 may not be offered every year and enrolment is by application only.

^ Core Option

For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook


Learning Outcomes

  1. Access, analyse and critically evaluate relevant information to solve challenging hotel management problems systematically.
  2. Apply broad hotel and resort management knowledge to a range of business situations, incorporating international/global/cultural perspectives.
  3. Collaborate effectively in team settings to produce measurable outcomes.
  4. Communicate hotel management knowledge, concepts and advice persuasively and clearly in both written and oral formats, using relevant technology.
  5. Generate creative ideas for business innovations that respond to opportunities and constant change.
  6. Reflect on feedback and critique one's own performance in order to identify and plan opportunities for development.
  7. Value professional behaviours and/or personal citizenship that reflect an appreciation of the interrelationship between business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

Employment opportunities for graduates exist within hotels and resorts across the global accommodation and hospitality services sector. Within these types of businesses, you may be involved in the operations and management of accommodation provision and servicing, food and beverage services (including in restaurants, cafes and bars), entertainment, gaming, events, sales and marketing or the hiring, training and supervising of staff.

Possible future job titles

Hotel Manager, Resort Manager, Food and Beverage Manager, Rooms Division Manager, Front Office Manager, Hotel or Resort Sales Manager, Restaurant Manager, Cafe Manager, Bar Manager, Events and Banquets Manager, Hospitality Business Manager

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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