A revised program structure for the Bachelor of Business Management/Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management (BBusMan/BIHTM) dual program has commenced in 2019, as a result of a recent program review.

If you are commencing in the BBusMan/BIHTM for the first time in 2019, you must follow the new rules and course list.

If you were enrolled in the BBusMan/BIHTM (or either component of the dual) in 2018 or prior, you may choose either to complete your studies under the program rules and course list in force in the year you commenced your program, or the program rules and course list in place from 2019.  You cannot, however, do a mixture of both – you must follow either the pre-2019 requirements and course list, or the 2019 requirements and course list.*

The table below summarises the main changes which have been made to the BBusMan/BIHTM program for students commencing from 2019 –

Pre-2019 From 2019
36 units (18 courses) of compulsory courses from BBusMan Group 1 and BIHTM Part A 26 units (13 courses) of compulsory courses from BBusMan and BIHTM Part A, including a new ECON and FINM course which cannot be taken if you remain under the pre-2019 rules
A major is optional for the BBusMan and BIHTM, with room for a total of 2 majors (1 for each component) 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)
4 units (2 courses) of general electives are included 2 units (1 course) of general electives are included

 *The following information is only for students who were enrolled in the BBusMan/BIHTM (or either component of the dual program) in 2018 or prior:

In making a decision about which rules/course list to follow, you will need to consider the courses you have already completed and are currently enrolled in.  If you change to the 2019 rules, course credit will only be given where it fits within the new rules.  Please also note a major is compulsory under the 2019 rules and this requirement is likely to place greater restrictions on exchange opportunities, particularly for dual degree students.

To help you decide whether it will be more beneficial to complete your studies under the old rules or the new rules, 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, 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.

Note, the table above provides a basic summary of the changes – for a comprehensive comparison you need to compare the rules and course lists and complete a progression check.

If you have further questions about the changes and how they affect you, please contact us and include a copy of your completed progression check for both sets of rules.

For enquiries, please contact the Student Experience Team.