Following a program review, structural changes have been made to the Bachelor of Business Management/Bachelor of International, Hotel and Tourism Management (BBusMan/BIHTM) dual program from 2021.

In addition to the structural changes, from 2021, the program name will change to the Bachelor of Business Management/Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management (BBusMan/BTHEM).

What does this mean for you?

As a current student, you have the option to stay in the Bachelor of Business Management /Bachelor of International, Hotel and Tourism Management (BBusMan/BIHTM) dual program and continue to follow the program requirements from the year you commenced, OR you may be permitted to transfer to the new Bachelor of Business Management /Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management (BBusMan/BTHEM) program and requirements to complete your study.

Please read the information below carefully and consider the option that is best for you. If you decide you would like to change to the 2021 program and requirements, you will need to submit a program change request on mySI-net by 12 February 2021 (program change requests will open 4 December 2020).

The table below provides a basic summary of the changes to the dual program. For a comprehensive comparison you need to review the requirements and course lists on Programs and Courses – see further information below under ‘What you need to do’. 

2013-2018 BBusMan/BIHTM

2019-2020 BBusMan/BIHTM

From 2021 BBusMan/BTHEM

  • 36 units (18 courses) of core courses from BBusMan Group 1 and BIHTM Part A

  • 26 units (13 courses) of core courses from BBusMan and BIHTM Part A

  • 24 units (12 courses) of BBusMan and BTHEM core courses

  • A major is optional for the BBusMan and BIHTM, with room for a total of 2 majors (1 for each component)

  • A major comprises 12 units (6 courses)

  • A major is compulsory for the BBusMan and BIHTM, with room for a total of 3 majors (1 for each component and another major from either component)

  • A major comprises 12 units (6 courses)

  • The BBusMan Real Estate and Development major has been discontinued from 2020 and is only available to students who commenced in 2019 or prior

  • There are 3 BIHTM majors to choose from:

  • Event Management

  • Hospitality Management

  • Tourism Management

  • A major is compulsory for the BBusMan and BTHEM, with room for a total of 2 majors (1 for each component)

  • A major comprises 16 units (8 courses)

  • Two new BBusMan majors have been introduced: Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Leadership and Management Science

  • The BBusMan Advertising major has been discontinued and cannot be completed under 2021 requirements

  • There are 2 BTHEM majors to choose from:

  • Hotel and Hospitality Management

  • Tourism and Event Management

  • 4 units (2 courses) of general electives are included

  • 2 units (1 course) of general electives are included

  • 8 units (4 courses) of general electives are included

Total 64 units required

Total 64 units required

Total 64 units required

In making a decision about which program requirements to follow, you need to consider the courses you have already completed, the major you wish to complete, as well as the courses you will be required to complete.  If you change to the 2021 program and requirements, course credit will only be given where it fits within the new requirements. 

Please note:

  • New/additional courses will be rolled out progressively over the coming years i.e. not all new/additional courses will be offered in 2021, some will not be offered until 2023. You will need to consider the availability of courses for your chosen major, noting that if you change to the 2021 requirements you must complete 16 units for a major.

  • If you are intending to graduate in 2021, you will need to remain under your current (pre-2021) program and requirements.

  • If you wish to complete the Advertising, Event Management, Hospitality Management, Real Estate & Development and/or Tourism Management majors, you will need to remain under your current (pre-2021) program and requirements. Courses for these majors will be phased out over the coming years. You are encouraged to prioritise completion of these courses and contact us for program planning advice.

  • If you decide to change to the 2021 program and requirements to complete the Hotel and Hospitality Management major, your graduation will most likely be delayed until the end of 2022 or later.

  • If you decide to change to the 2021 program and requirements to complete the Tourism and Event Management major, your graduation will most likely be delayed until the end of 2023 or later.

  • If you decide to change to the 2021 requirements to complete either of the new BBusMan majors (Innovation and Entrepreneurship or Leadership and Management Science), your graduation will most likely be delayed until the end of 2023 or later.

  • You cannot follow different requirements for each component.  For example, you cannot follow the 2021 requirements for the BTHEM and the pre-2021 requirements for the BBusMan.  If you change to the 2021 program and requirements it will be for the dual program as a whole.

What you need to do

To help you understand the differences in requirements and courses that must be completed, we recommend you complete a progression check for each version of the rules.  When completing the check, please remember to refer to the program requirements and course list for the appropriate year on the Programs and Courses website:

To view the appropriate year on Programs and Courses, select the relevant year from the drop down box next to ‘show information for’ in the top right hand corner of the page and click ‘change’, then select your program from the list.

If you decide you would like to change to the 2021 requirements, you will need to submit a program change request on mySI-net by 12 February 2021 (program change requests will open 4 December 2020).

If you are remaining in your current program and therefore following requirements prior to 2021, please be aware there may be some changes to course offerings. Refer to our changes to courses page for further details.

Contact

Please rest assured we are committed to assisting you to progress through and successfully complete your program.

If you need further information or advice about these changes, please contact the BEL Student Experience Team at bel@uq.edu.au.

Why has UQ made these changes?

For a number of years now, UQ has been reimagining the learning experience it delivers for you, our students. We recognise that Universities must ensure they develop enterprising graduates with the knowledge, skills and networks to build meaningful and impactful careers that can be sustained and adapted over the course of a lifetime. With this in mind, the University embarked on an ambitious review of every course, major and degree program on offer at UQ to make sure that we were delivering the best possible outcomes for you as you embark on navigating your career.