Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Business Administration – Tourism and Hospitality Essentials

Tourism and hospitality are rapidly growing industries offering career paths in tourism development, event and festival organisation, and hotel/resort management.

In this specialisation, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you will need to become an effective manager in the tourism and hospitality sectors worldwide. As part of your course work, you will identify key theoretical principles and practical underpinnings of tourism and hospitality management and apply these in a practical approach to industry and business.

You will learn about contemporary issues in international tourism, such as event and tourism sustainability, the impact of tourism and events on the local and global economy, destination management, hospitality management, and marketing.

As part of Curtin’s industry-embedded curriculum, you will have the opportunity to work on real-life cases and projects. These will teach you to critically examine tourism and hospitality management issues and trends and formulate creative and innovative ideas to address the industry’s challenges.

Dual Specialisation Options

You also have the opportunity to do a dual specialisation in this program. You can combine the Tourism and Hospitality Essentials specialisation with any one of the other BBA specialisations in Digital Marketing, Human Resource Management, or Small Business Start Ups. Graduating with two specialisations can enhance your skills, employability and your profession by widening your career prospects.

Course Structure

– Communication, Culture and Indigenous Perspectives in Business
– Financial Decision Making
– Markets and Legal Frameworks
– Strategic Career Design
– Analytics for Decision Making
– Discovering Marketing
– Introduction to Business Information Systems
– Organisational Behaviour
– Human Resources Management Introduction
– Introduction to Finance Principles
– Project Management
– Business Internship
– Contemporary Issues in Tourism Management
– Hospitality Experience
– Principles of Tourism, Hospitality and Events
– Marketing for Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Credit for previous study

Credit for recognised learning is considered on an individual basis.

Course Duration

The BBA – Tourism and Hospitality is a 3 year program when taken in a standard semester model as a full time student and 6 years when taken part-time on the semester model.


Total tuition fees for BBA – Tourism and Hospitality:
AED 170,100 or USD 46,603

(Inclusive of VAT)

Career Opportunities

Below are some career options after studying this course:

Corporate Travel Consultant
Hotel or Motel Manager
Resort Manager
Restaurant and Catering Manager
Tourism Information Officer
Tourism Manager

Location Curtin Dubai campus
Study method On-campus
Study mode Full-time
Intake September
Duration 3 years full-time


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