La Trobe University

Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality)


Semester starts
March, July, November
3 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
28 600

This globally recognised course gives you the knowledge and practical skills you need to work in the tourism and hospitality industry.

In first year, you'll cover key business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance and marketing. You'll also complete the first subject of your major in tourism and hospitality. The eight-subject tourism and hospitality major is structured around unique work experiences.

In second year, you'll gain hands-on experience in using front-of-house and travel management booking systems, and you'll participate in a hotel management computer simulation towards the end of your course. You'll also have the opportunity to take a second major in event management or a second language.

You can also gain credit while studying overseas through our network of partner universities, which includes top business schools such as the University of Innsbruck and the Berlin School of Economics.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Entry requirements

Subject prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

Career outcomes

You’ll graduate ready to manage festivals and conferences, work at holiday resorts, or take up a role in ecotourism.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) has EPAS (EFMD Programme Accreditation System) accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Fees and costs

Annual tuition fee (A$)

28 600

Additional costs

Melbourne Campus: Students are required to purchase a basic hospitality uniform at a cost of approximately A$150. This can be purchased from any supplier, and remains the student's personal property.


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if you’re completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if you’re completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

CRICOS code: 020412C