Why Students Choose to Enrol in a Hospitality Degree: An Australian Case Study

McWilliams, Alan, O'Mahony, Barry G and Whitelaw, Paul A (2002) Why Students Choose to Enrol in a Hospitality Degree: An Australian Case Study. Working Paper. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.


There is a considerable body of work that seeks to explain why and at what type of institution students pursue tertiary studies. The bulk of this work however, focuses on participation among mature aged students. This paper reports on an investigation into the reasons why students chose to enrol in a hospitality degree course at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. The results of this study suggest that students see the university as a cluster of attributes that includes teaching staff, facilities and services. In addition, it was found that the choice of university was based on the reputation and availability of a specialist course rather than the overall reputation of the university.

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Item type Monograph (Working Paper)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/178
DOI 16
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Historical > FOR Classification > 1301 Education Systems
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Keywords hospitality; degree; Australia; tertiary studies
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