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Bachelor of Business in International Hospitality Management ** (Awarded by Southern Cross University, Australia)

About the Course
Course Curriculum
International Application
Local Application

** This course is in teach-out and no new enrolments will be accepted.

Programme Aims and Objectives

This course is designed to give students business and hospitality management skills to enable them to pursue a career as an industry leader at a national or international level.


Graduates will be highly qualified to meet the challenges associated with working for or operating a hospitality business. This course combines theory with practical industry-based experience and the opportunity to develop professional networks.


This course also includes an internship programme which provides students with a block of practical workplace experience that involves working in a hospitality or tourism organisation.

 

Methods of Assessment 

Students are assessed in each unit by various methods. These may include research essays, reports, presentations, case studies, portfolios, online discussions, tests and exams. Students may also be asked to participate in group work as well as individual assignments.

 

Award 

Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded the Bachelor of Business in their respective areas of study by Southern Cross University. In addition, graduates from the programme are entitled to use the designatory title BBusIntHosMgt after their names.

 

Career Opportunities

Graduates typically find employment in resorts and hotels, spa and health retreats, casinos, clubs, restaurants, food service and catering, airlines, convention and exhibition centres, hospitality management consultancies and other hospitality operations.

 

About the Southern Cross School of Business and Tourism

The School of Business and Tourism provides a suite of industry-relevant business management, tourism and information technology degrees, distinctive for their flexibility and internship opportunities. 

Students are offered a comprehensive range of business, tourism and information technology degrees that are informed by research, reviewed by industry leaders and taught by experts. The School’s courses are designed to build students' knowledge and capabilities and open doors and opportunities for them anywhere in the world. Our contemporary courses cover disciplines including advertising, marketing, public relations, product management, management, international business, human resource management, investment, banking, accounting and finance, hotel management, convention and event management, hospitality management and information technology.

The School of Business and Tourism is committed to excellence in teaching and its degrees are all tailored to meet industry demands. They combine academic rigour with contemporary industry practice, giving students the skills to succeed in complex business environments.

The Good Universities Guide 2015-2016 rates our MBA (Master of Business Administration) five stars for getting a job and social equity.

With a focus on policy and planning, our research analyses regional economic development, corporate governance, human resources, leadership, entrepreneurs, organisational change, and customer research.

The School has about 4000 students studying within Australia and offshore. They are supported by approximately 40 full-time staff who possess academic and professional qualifications and experience.

 

Awarded by Southern Cross University, Australia

Southern Cross University is an Australian public university, which takes pride in the supportive study environment it provides for students irrespective of their backgrounds and life goals.


The University has around 15,000 students enrolled throughout Australia and from 50 countries around the world. Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are delivered through six academic schools and two colleges – Arts and Social Sciences; Business and Tourism, Education; Environment, Science and Engineering; Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples; Health and Human Sciences; Law and Justice; and SCU College.


Southern Cross University collaborates with other international institutions in the delivery of courses in Singapore, China, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, and is committed to enhancing the lives and helping to advance the careers of all its students.


Southern Cross University is a research intensive university which undertakes regionally relevant and internationally significant research in specific fields. It has achieved research excellence in the fields of geochemistry; zoology; crop and pasture production and forestry sciences.


Named after the constellation of stars that appears in the night sky of the southern hemisphere, the Southern Cross is a potent symbol in Australia’s history and forms part of the Australian flag. It has been used for centuries to help navigate and guide travellers on their journeys.


Southern Cross University is based on the North Coast of New South Wales, Australia – a region renowned for its extraordinary beauty. Its campuses are located at Lismore, Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, with branch campuses in Sydney and Melbourne.  The University operates The Hotel School Sydney and Melbourne, in partnership with Mulpha Australia.

 

Common Units

 

COM00207 Communication in Organisations

This unit is designed to stimulate improvements in students' communication competencies in business and academia. It provides an understanding of the role and importance of interpersonal communication within organisations. Students are introduced to a range of communication theories and concepts applicable in a business and academic setting. Skills required to improve interpersonal communication competence are illustrated and put into practice.

 

SOY00411 Tourism Theories and Practices

The unit provides an introduction to tourism. The unit aims to develop students’ knowledge of foundation tourism theories, in particular whole tourism systems, and to understand the application of these theories to practical contexts in tourism and hospitality industries. Important academic skills related to critical thinking, information literacy and essay writing are embedded in the curriculum.

 

ACC10707 Accounting for Business

This unit provides students with fundamental accounting knowledge and skills used by business managers for planning and control. Non-financial considerations, both internal to the organisation and pertaining to society at large, are also addressed.

 

SCI00419 Food and Beverage Management

This unit provides students with an understanding of strategic, operational and managerial issues facing food and beverage operators. The unit equips students with foundation skills and knowledge required to successfully manage a food and beverage enterprise in a convention, event, industrial catering and café or restaurant setting.  Emerging trends and developments in the food and beverage industry are also examined.

 

MNG10476 Professional Development for the Workplace

This is a professional development unit that enhances a student’s skills necessary for gaining employment. It includes goal setting, job search skills, resume writing, interview skills, insights into organisational behaviour and practical approaches to dealing with common workplace issues. A key component of this unit is the development of a personalised professional development plan.

 

MNG00417 Strategic Management for Tourism and Hospitality Enterprises

Every organisation (large or small, in the private or public sectors) contains issues of strategy. Theories about strategies and strategic management are studied alongside illustrative and analytical cases from tourism and hospitality industries, internationally and in Australia.

 

MNG01222 Facility and Risk Management for Hospitality Operations

This unit examines organisations’ procedures to manage facilities and risk in the hospitality industry. This knowledge is needed to protect guests from safety hazards and organisations from loss of profits. The unit evaluates how tangible aspects of hospitality products are determined feasible in different contexts. It estimates the need to introduce strategic facility management measures for the benefit of operational efficiency. It examines risk management processes and their potential to protect physical, non-physical and human assets.

 

MNG00441 Hospitality Services Management

This unit introduces students to the concept of hospitality services management where the customer is the centre of the organisation. It develops an understanding of the links between marketing, operations and human resource functions to facilitate effective strategies and service management techniques for hospitality-related enterprises. In particular, this unit takes a student-centred approach and aims to develop students’ teamwork skills. To complete the assessment requirements for this unit, students will need access to a computer and internet.

 

MKT01420 Convention and Exhibition Planning

This unit provides students with an overview of the convention, meetings and exhibitions industry. It examines the physical requirements, marketing, management and operation of convention and exhibition facilities. Emphasis is also placed on the planning and organisation of conventions and meetings.

 

MNG00415 Tourism and Hospitality Research and Analysis

An understanding of the research process is important to tourism businesses. Ability to choose the appropriate collection, interpretation and presentation methods are the focus of this project-based unit. Students are given an introduction to research where they can develop skill in the planning, preparation and design of a tourism research project.

 

MKT00128 Tourism and Hospitality Sales and Promotion

This is a skills-based marketing unit that covers the areas of destination marketing, media releases, brochure development, internet marketing, product development, pricing, packaging, advertising and the overall management and control of the marketing function in tourism and hospitality organisations.

 

MNG10247 Managing Organisations

This unit introduces students to the theory and practice of managing organisations in today's globally competitive business environment. This is achieved by examining the management function from a competing values (CV) framework. Through this model, four contrasting perspectives on organisational effectiveness are emphasised. Students will subsequently learn how to balance and blend the various management competencies associated with each perspective.

 

MKT00075 Marketing Principles

Introduces students to the world of modern marketing – creating and delivering value in both profit and non-profit organisations. Examines strategic marketing planning and analysis within a dynamic environment, buying behaviour, target market selection and marketing mix strategies. Emphasises practical and ethical perspectives. Equips students to build a marketing plan for a sustainable offering.

 

ECO10250 Economics for Decision Making

This unit introduces students to an understanding of price formation and market structures, the tools of economic analysis, the behaviour of the consumer, government and the firm and the external and internal forces influencing that behaviour, especially in the current Australian economic environment.

 

MNG00314 Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Introduces students to the concepts of entrepreneurship, the new venture creation process, and the entrepreneurial environment. To provide students with an understanding of the entrepreneurs and their entrepreneurial behaviour, several entrepreneurship theories and their applications will also be examined and discussed.

 

LAW00150 Introduction to Business Law

Introduces students to basic legal skills as well as the nature and structure of the Australian system of government. Because contracts and consumer rights underpin business and commerce, students focus on the law of contract and related statutes such as the Australian Consumer Law.

 

MNG10714 The Human Resource Management Expert Practitioner

Aims to develop an understanding of the employment life-cycle such as branding image and attraction and ending with employment transitions and termination. Builds on initial themes identified in the unit Managing Organisations in relation to the employment relationship.

 

ISY10058 Electronic Commerce Systems

Introduces students to the principles and practices of e-commerce to enable students to gain theoretical understanding of elemental issues of e-commerce systems and practical ability to launch and maintain e-commerce. Students will have opportunities to evaluate existing Web sites to enhance their understanding and develop prototypes of e-commerce Web sites to gain hands-on experience.

 

MKT01221-4 Intern Study I - IV

These four units provide a practical workplace experience within the tourism and hospitality industry. Students can undertake a placement in any appropriate industry sector (eg. hotels, resorts, clubs, casinos, government tourism bodies, restaurants, catering and food service operations, private consultancies, airlines, event and conference management, marketing/promotions and special interest tourism operations). These units provide an opportunity for students to apply concepts and principles of business management to a workplace setting in the tourism/hospitality industry and enable students to better appreciate the nature of employment in the industry.

 

Specialisation Units

 

 

MNG00135 Managing Rooms Division Operations

This unit examines rooms division operations and management. Topics covered include managing reception and reservation services, challenges and issues in housekeeping, financial transactions, night audit processes, handling complaints, and trends in the area of rooms division management.

 

MNG10723 Hospitality: History, Politics and Culture

This unit introduces students to contemporary developments, global market trends and issues in the wider, international hospitality industry. Develops students' understanding of the structure and characteristics of the industry and political, cultural and historical factors that shape the way international hospitality organisations are managed. Uses a student-focused strategy developing skills in case study analysis.

 

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching models

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

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Programme Structure 

The programme can be completed in 24 - 27 months, with four modules per term.

 

Commencement Dates

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
Full-Time Programme Feb 2015 Apr 2017
  Jun 2015 Aug 2018

 

Fees

Application Fee       S$321.00

Tuition Fees            S$27,499.00

* All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
* Non-tuition fees are not included.

 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be of age 18 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Full GCE 'A' Levels with 2 'A' and 2 'AO' passes
  • MDIS Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Other Diplomas awarded by MDIS
  • Relevant diplomas from local or overseas Polytechnics and other Privates Education Institutions (PEIs)
  • Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis

 

Additional Requirements

All applicants must possess a C6 credit in English Language (EL1) at GCE 'O' Level. If the applicant does not meet the English requirement, the applicant is required to meet one of the requirements:

  • Complete MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE) 
  • Achieve a minimum score of band of 6.0 in the IELTS (International English Language Test System)
  • Acheive a minimum score of 550 points in the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Paper-based test) with no less than 4.5
  • Achieve a minimum score of 79 points in the TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based test) with no less than 22 in writing or equivalent

 

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for student pass if they wish to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for more more information.

 

Programme Structure 

The programme can be completed in 24 months (Part-time) and 27 months (Full-time), with four modules per term.

 

Commencement Dates

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
Full-time Programme Feb 2015 Apr 2017
  Jun 2015 Aug 2018
Part-ime Programme Feb 2015 Jan 2017
  Jun 2015 May 2017

 

Fees

Application Fee        S$32.10

Full-Time Programme (21 - 24 Units)
Tuition Fees                S$27,807.16
Non-Tuition Fees         S$787.41
Total Fees                  S$28,594.57

Full-Time Programme (17 - 20 Units)
Tuition Fees               S$24,998.41
Non-Tuition Fees        S$774.76
Total Fees                 S$25,773.17

Full-Time Programme (13 - 16 Units)
Tuition Fees              S$22,302.01
Non-Tuition Fees       S$652.94
Total Fees                S$22,954.95

Full-Time Programme (12 Units & Below)
Tuition Fees              S$19,156.21
Non-Tuition Fees       S$638.78
Total Fees                S$19,794.99

Part-Time Programme (21 - 24 Units)
Tuition Fees              S$27,301.05
Non-Tuition Fees       S$423.80
Total Fees                S$27,724.85

Part-Time Programme (17 - 20 Units)
Tuition Fees              S$24,492.30
Non-Tuition Fees       S$411.17
Total Fees                S$24,903.47

Part-Time Programme (13 - 16 Units)
Tuition Fees              S$21,795.90
Non-Tuition Fees       S$399.04
Total Fees                S$22,194.94

Part-Time Programme (12 Units & Below)
Tuition Fees              S$18,650.10
Non-Tuition Fees       S$320.39
Total Fees                S$18,970.49

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees for part time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for full time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
  • The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.

 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be of age 18 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Full GCE 'A' Levels with 2 'A' and 2 'AO' passes
  • MDIS Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Other Diplomas awarded by MDIS
  • Relevant diplomas from local or overseas Polytechnics and other Privates Education Institutions (PEIs)
  • Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis

 

Additional Requirements

All applicants must possess a C6 credit in English Language (EL1) at GCE 'O' Level. If the applicant does not meet the English requirement, the applicant is required to meet one of the requirements:

  • Complete MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE) 
  • Achieve a minimum score of band of 6.0 in the IELTS (International English Language Test System)
  • Acheive a minimum score of 550 points in the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Paper-based test) with no less than 4.5
  • Achieve a minimum score of 79 points in the TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based test) with no less than 22 in writing or equivalent

 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

 

STUDY LOANS
 

Organisation Contact Number Website
TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700 www.tcc.org.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265 www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS

For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Standard Chartered
Bank
Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265 www.maybank.com.sg
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121 www.uob.com.sg
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333 www.ocbc.com.sg
DBS Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666 www.posb.com.sg
Bank of China  Tel : 1800 669 5566  www.bankofchina.com/sg

 

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg

 

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION
Duration of Course | 24 - 27 months
Award | DEGREE

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intake for 2015

For Full-time Programme
Feb, Jun

For Part-time Programme
Feb, Jun

CONTACT DETAILS  

TEL [65] 6247 9111/6372 1000

 

Local Enquiries
etc@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6247 9111
ib@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6278 8000
International Enquiries