UQ Business School recognised as leading tourism research unit in Australia
UQ Business School is leading the way in tourism research and expertise, according to the latest Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) announcement.
Administered by the Australian Research Council, the ERA is a comprehensive and rigorous assessment of research in Australian universities using a combination of indicators and review by committees comprising experienced and internationally recognised experts.
Overall, the school performed strongly in the 2015 assessment, ranking “well above” or “above world” standard in all areas of its research.
UQ Business School received the highest possible rating of five—well above world standard—for research in the areas of Business and Management, Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services, Information Systems, and Tourism.
It also obtained the second-highest rating of four—above world standard—for research in the fields of Accounting, Banking, Finance and Investment, and Marketing.
Especially notable is the result in Tourism research, which saw a dramatic rise from a 2012 rating of three, to a rating of five this year.
Tourism Cluster Leader Associate Professor David Solnet said this result reflects the hard work, dedication and planning put in by past and present tourism academic staff, and the commitment of the University of Queensland and the business school in supporting the tourism area.
“The ERA rating of five highlights that we are now recognised as the highest rated tourism research unit in Australia. UQ Business School has demonstrated its commitment to ensuring that the tourism discipline is among the best in the world, and has invested significant effort and resources to facilitate global leadership status,” he said.
UQ Business School Tourism & Hospitality
As tourism and hospitality have become increasingly knowledge based, higher learning has become more important in opening career doors. UQ’s programs prepare students for a wide range of careers and help existing managers to improve their skills—from destination marketing and visitor attractions to operations management for hotels, restaurants, catering and leisure facilities. Other career options include hotel consultancies, casinos, cruise ships, airlines and retail travel.
Master of Tourism, Hotel & Event Management
- Event Management
- Hotel management
- Travel & Tourism Management
- Service Management
- Tourism Development
- Tourism Marketing
- Visitor Management