Hospitality degree programs in Australia: A continuing evolution

Breakey, Noreen M. and Craig-Smith, Stephen J. (2007) Hospitality degree programs in Australia: A continuing evolution. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 14 2: 102-118. doi:10.1375/jhtm.14.2.102

Author Breakey, Noreen M.
Craig-Smith, Stephen J.
Title Hospitality degree programs in Australia: A continuing evolution
Journal name Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1447-6770
Publication date 2007-08-01
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1375/jhtm.14.2.102
Open Access Status
Volume 14
Issue 2
Start page 102
End page 118
Total pages 17
Editor P. Barron
Place of publication Bowen Hills, Australia
Publisher Australian Academic Press
Language eng
Subject C1
350601 Hospitality Management
710602 Hospitality services
1301 Education Systems
Abstract Hospitality management degree programs have changed significantly since they were first introduced in Australia over 30 years ago. This article reviews the development of these undergraduate degree programs in hospitality using a combined macro and micro approach. First, at the national level, this study reviews the provision of degrees in hospitality, identifying the macro-level changes that have occurred in the hospitality program landscape since the mid 1970s. Second, at the program level, this study analyses the evolution of one of the longest running hospitality management programs, offered by The University of Queensland. This review identifies the underlying reasons for micro-level hospitality program changes in Australia, and relates these changes to the broader context of higher education evolution, hospitality industry development, and student expectations.
Keyword Hospitality Industry -- Management
Degrees, Academic
Curriculum Content
University Of Queensland
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
2008 Higher Education Research Data Collection
UQ Business School Publications
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