The Graduate Diploma of Business in Global Hotel Leadership is an entry pathway into the Master of Business in Global Hotel Leadership. It provides an introduction to advanced study in contemporary leadership techniques as they apply to the global hotel and hospitality sectors.

The Graduate Diploma of Business in Global Hotel Leadership develops business applied skills to support graduates with their leadership careers in contemporary global hotel industries.

To provide graduates of the course with the skills and professional confidence to apply contemporary leadership techniques to the global hotel sector. Graduates will be prepared to succeed in a middle management role across a range of hotel and hospitality settings.

Through an industry-led, applied curriculum, students gain an understanding of relevant theories and concepts and allows them to connect with real world problems and issues through a range of authentic, industry-connected, assessment tasks. These assessments provide an applied context for students’ learning and a pathway for further learning. The curriculum is built on hotel leadership/management principles that enable students to study in their chosen career path within hotel organisations and their specialised departments. It is anticipated that students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma will move into the Master of Business in Global Hotel Leadership where they will be exposed to a series of higher level, self-management approaches to learning within the hotel context.

* Courses offered on our Brisbane Campus are NOT currently available for international stud

Course summary

  • 1 year full-time or part time-equivalent
  • Melbourne or Sydney or Brisbane campuses
  • International students welcome
  • Start dates in February, June and November
  • 8 subjects
  • FEE-Help available.
  • CRICOS code 0101394

Course units

Core Unit

Advanced Communication
The Global Hotel Leader
The Global Hotel Landscape

Choose 5 Elective Units

Hotel Property and Operations
Talent and Culture
Creating the Hotel Customer
Innovation and Enterprise
Leading Food and Beverage Supply Chains
Strategic Rooms Division

Admission & Fees

Domestic Students

Admission Requirements

  1. Equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree (or demonstrated academic or professional standing equivalent)

2020 Course Fees

Each subject is $2,800

FEE-HELP is available to eligible students. Learn about FEE-Help

International Students

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent
  2. English language comparable to Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5

2020 Course Fees

Each subject is $3,300
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*Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, are correct as of Nov 2019, and are subject to change. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. International Students are required to pay Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their visa in advance. In addition, students will be charged an annual Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), and students may also be required to incur an indicative non-tuition fee of $1,500 to cover textbooks, stationery, internships or placements.

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Work Integrated learning

Work Integrated Learning is a way for students to develop their skills outside of the classroom while studying for a Graduate Diploma of Business in Global Hotel Management.

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Work Integrated Learning opportunities include:

  • Hayman Island Taster field trip
  • Singapore field trip
  • Winery/brewery/stadium tour
  • Leadership speaker series
  • Manager-for-a-Day experience
  • Skills2Work Food and Beverage course
  • Mock interview experience
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol course
  • Barista course
Lucy FistBachelor of Business in Hotel Management

I loved the course structure and the size of the campus/student body as it reduced the amount of anxiety I had about starting uni and made it easier to make friends.

Career outcomes

Graduates will be able to advance their careers within a range of organisations within the tourism sector

  • Hospitality Outlets
  • Hotels
  • Events and Conferences
  • Cruise Ships
  • Airlines
  • Casinos and Clubs

What our students are saying

I loved the course structure and the size of the campus/student body as it reduced the amount of anxiety I had about starting uni and made it easier to make friends.
Lucy FistBachelor of Business in Hotel Management |
As a student of The Hotel School, my best experience so far was the field trip to Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef. I had a full day to work as an employee and stay in the staff village and a day to experience the resort as a guest. I learnt a lot about life and work at an island resort and had a wonderful time with my classmates. I believe with the school network and reputation, along with the knowledge I gain during my studies, The Hotel School qualification will be my ticket to a successful future in the industry.
Mai HoangBachelor of Business in Hotel Management | Current student
Australia is a great place to study and work in the hospitality industry. It is a melting pot of cultures and a wonderful experience for international students. I chose this course because of its focus on the industry and its association with Mulpha means we have a great access to a range of hotels. I have been impressed with the range of subjects available and my career opportunities after graduating.
Margot MaitreBachelor of Business in Hotel Management | Current international student, France

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