New Resort and Hotel Management degree launched
William Angliss Institute has launched a new Bachelor of Resort and Hotel Management to help students prepare for an exciting career in one of the fastest growing industries in Asia Pacific, the international resorts and hotel industry.
Commencing in February 2016,this new course takes three years of full-time study and is designed to equip graduates with the ability to lead and manage business operations and find innovative solutions to complex issues in the dynamic hotel and resort industries.
Content covered includes resort and hotel operations management, economics and revenue management, as well as customer service and human resource management. The focus is on delivering a combination of academic knowledge and practical skills to help students develop critical thinking, management capabilities, and professional skills so they can enter the industry with confidence.
Associate Director Higher Education and Quality Dr Paul A. Whitelaw said this degree is an excellent way to gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills to go into this industry. "This degree offers hands on exposure to current industry programs and simulation software combined with strong industry engagement through expert guest speakers, site inspections and excursions and experienced teaching teams,” Dr Whitelaw said.
This course also complements the new Angliss International Hotel School (AIHS) which also launches in 2016. The AIHS offers a Diploma of Hospitality which will be delivered over 12 months, featuring an internship with a major hotel, international study tour and access to specialist master classes in premium service delivery.
After completing the Diploma, students will qualify for guaranteed entry into the second year of William Angliss Institute Bachelor Degree programs, including the Bachelor of Resort and Hotel Management. In addition to the standard three year degree program, students can undertake a four year degree program with the fourth year specialising in either Professional Practice or International Practice.
In the Professional Practice specialisation, students have the opportunity to take a one year work placement in a preferred area such as HR, Finance, Marketing, Food and Beverage Management or Front Office. In the International Practice specialisation, students will analyse data and analytics across geographic region, study global management and do an international study tour. There’s also the option to take a semester’s study with an international academic partner or complete international work placement.