Developed in conjunction with leading Swiss hotel school Cesar Ritz and featuring the most comprehensive practical training component in Australia, the ICMS Bachelor of Hospitality Management (BHM) represents the next generation in hospitality qualifications. When you graduate from this degree you will possess the perfect blend of practical skill, theory and business acumen to take you to the top of your profession.
From a 5 star New York hotel to a sundrenched island resort, the ICMS Bachelor of Hospitality Management could place you anywhere in the world. Turn your passion for professional service into a global career. Hospitality is one of the world’s biggest industries with job opportunities in almost every country.
Hospitality managers are in high demand and professionals are needed to fill roles in hotels, function centres, resorts, restaurants, and airlines around the world. ICMS will get you there. ICMS and leading Swiss hotel school César Ritz wanted to create a degree that would make sure our graduates were at the top of their profession in hospitality management.
The ICMS Bachelor of Hospitality Management features the most comprehensive practical training program in Australia. This is next generation education that gets you in the workforce before you’ve even graduated. You’ll leave us with a strong understanding of business and management principles, extensive industry training and countless hands-on experiences. You’ll have everything you need to succeed in hospitality management. The rest is up to you.
Course CRICOS Code: 068277J
A Hospitality Degree Designed by the Best, for the Best
Our world-renowned partner, César Ritz Colleges, Switzerland, joined with us to develop this exceptional degree. Blending Swiss quality with the Australian flair of doing business, you will experience the best of hospitality, the traditional and the modern, to receive a superior hospitality education.
Up to 9 Months real industry experience
When you graduate from ICMS you’ll have more than just a degree. Built into your qualification is an Industry Training placement. You'll work for a minimum of 780 hours over the course of two study periods, equating to approximately nine months' placement. Our industry training consultants will help place you in an organisation relevant to your studies so that after your degree you’ll have an impressive CV, a network of contacts and a significant advantage over other graduates.
You’ll think outside the box and outside the classroom
Theory is important, it will teach you the fundamentals you need to be a hospitality management leader. However, nothing is as valuable as putting your theory into practice. In addition to your industry training, you’ll gain hands-on experience through practical classes. You’ll also manage large-scale events with real clients and work in the Grand Dining Room (our on-campus training restaurant) and in the production kitchen. Field trips and site visits with our industry partners will get you learning from the best in the business
You are an industry leader in training
This degree is far more than a hospitality training program. Combining hospitality subjects with business will train you in the critical and analytical skills you’ll need to prepare for a supervisory or management role when you graduate.
We’re the global industry experts
At ICMS we have lecturers with international careers who are experts in hospitality. Guest lectures from our network of industry partners will keep your learning fresh, relevant, and up to date with the latest demands from industry and your future employers.
An ICMS Bachelor of Hospitality Management can take you in many different professional directions, whether you would like to coordinate a conference or manage a multi-million dollar hotel.Our graduates are working across the globe in locations like Europe, USA, South America, Asia, Pacific Islands and other exotic destinations. You could join them working in leading hotels and resorts, restaurants, conference centres and events companies around the world.
Here are some of the positions you could end up working in:
|Hotel Manager||Food and Beverage Director||Accommodation Manager||Hotel Sales and Marketing|
|Guest Relations Manager||Banquet Manager||Resort and Spa Manager||Airline Operations Manager|
Next Generation Hospitality Management
ICMS degrees focus on the next generation of education that gets you job-ready by embedding industry training and practical experience into each degree.
CHEERS TO A SUCCESSFUL CAREER
We take the beverage component of hospitality very seriously but no one said you couldn’t enjoy it! Learning about the different types of alcohol and the social and cultural impacts for business are essential to hospitality. You will be introduced to spirit making; experience a Moet and Hennessy champagne/ sparkling wine tasting and presentation; and learn about innovation in beer (including “Space Beer”) when you visit the 4 Pines Brewery and meet with their chief beer maker.
BE A HOTEL INSIDER
See inside the kitchens, banquet halls and backrooms of top hotels and restaurants. Our site visits will get you speaking with industry management experts, learning from the inside about the business operations and management issues to be found in successful hospitality enterprises.
GET A CLOSER INSPECTION
Get up close and professional as you examine food quality and presentation, menu prices, uniforms, staffing, décor, layout, signage and service at different hospitality venues. On these field trips you will reflect on your classroom learning by analysing different hospitality business functions in practice.
A GRAND START TO YOUR CAREER
The Grand Dining Room is our fully licensed, on-site restaurant that is open to the public and is as impressive as its name. You will perfect your hospitality skills as you train in the Grand Dining Room and in the production kitchen.
REAL CLIENTS – REAL EXPERIENCE
Experience working at functions for real clients. You will manage the delivery of food, service and theming for clients like local communities, charities, government departments and private clients.
OUR INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS ARE YOUR INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS...
We have an impressive network of hospitality industry partners. These leading companies provide our ICMS community with invaluable industry insight and experience. They help shape our qualifications and ensure they are in line with industry best practice. When it is time to embark on your industry training, we work closely with them to find a suitable placement that is the best fit for your skills, interests and professional goals.
Your industry training could take you to a major city, regional area or island resort in Australia. You could even take up a position in an international city. It is all part of finding the best placement for you. Not only is this an invaluable experience, it is also a chance to grow your professional network. For many of our graduates this experience introduces them to their future employers.
A TASTE OF WHAT YOU’LL STUDY
Hotel Management Simulations
Think you’ve got what it takes to design and run the best hotel? Compete with other ICMS students while you test your decision-making skills in a simulated but highly realistic environment. You will use advanced software that simulates hotel operations including front office, the lodging cycle and the application of yield management principles in forecasting demand. It might sound tricky at first but it is a great way to get you thinking like a hotel manager.
Did you know that there is a relationship between people, place, food and drinks? In Gastronomy you will evaluate and analyse the social and cultural aspects of food and drinks. You will also learn about the role of taste, nutrition and obesity in relation to diet and society. We will take you on a gastronomy study tour to discover modern trends and practices in hospitality, food and culture.
Operational Management and Cost Control
Engage with real clients on real hospitality events. In this subject you will work closely with your classmates to conceptualise, plan and implement an event for up to 200 guests. Working on events like weddings, functions, dinners and conferences, you will gain first hand experience in working for clients with high expectations. This will test your teamwork and project management skills.
Typical Study Pattern
- Managing People and Organisations
- Contemporary Marketing
- Hospitality Operations I
- Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management
- Accounting Fundamentals
- Service Management and Innovation
- Introduction to Human Resources
- Rooms Division Operation, Front Office and Housekeeping
- Business Statistics
- Business Economics
- Hospitality Operations II
- Industry Training I
- Industry Training II
- Career Planning and Strategy
- Elective Level 200
- Operational Management and Cost and Control
- Rooms Division Management
- Applied Leadership
- Research Methods
- Elective Level 200
- Global Trends in Hospitality and Tourism
- e-Commerce and Social Media
- Strategic Management
- Elective Level 300
- Hotel Management Simulations (HOTS)
- Global Wine Tourism
- Elective Level 300
- Research Project