Bachelor of Hospitality Management


  • Course Overview
  • Course Structure

Turn your passion for professional service into a global career. The growth of global tourism has ensured that hospitality is now one of the world’s biggest industries with a broad range of job opportunities available in every country.

You could be working in a five-star international hotel, an island resort, a lively city restaurant or a major tourist destination. A career in hospitality offers you both choice and security.

Developed in conjunction with leading Swiss hotel school César Ritz and featuring the most comprehensive practical training component in Australia, the ICMS Bachelor of Hospitality Management 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.

Subjects focus on core business skills with the addition of specialised hospitality management subjects. Business subjects include sales and marketing; agile leadership, collaboration and managing people; strategic planning and innovative problem solving; and financial literacy. In your specialisation subjects you will be exposed to the inner workings of the hospitality sector and develop skills in areas such as rooms division, gastronomy, and food and beverage.

Hospitality management and business subjects are supplemented by elective subjects from a range of business areas. Your choices include electives in marketing, international tourism, entrepreneurship, event management and sports management. This allows you to enhance your hospitality management degree with subjects that reflect your interests and ambitions.

Real-world training

At ICMS we believe that the best learning experience combines practical and ‘real world’ experience with a strong academic foundation. Work Integrated Learning (WIL) subjects are built into your degree, meaning you graduate with more than a degree – you’ll graduate with real world experience – and will have gained invaluable industry connections.

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 hospitality principles, industry training and countless hands-on experiences. You’ll have everything you need to succeed in hospitality management. The rest is up to you.

Our connections are your 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 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.

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.

Learn from the best in the business

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.

All about career success

The Bachelor of Hospitality Management is career-focused, and aims to develop contemporary knowledge and skills needed for success. This means:

  • Strong hospitality industry relationships
  • Everybody gets to complete a work placement in an organisation that aligns to their preferred industry
  • Access to personal study assistance and wellness support
  • An emphasis on professionalism which includes: business cards, interview preparation, wearing ‘business attire’ in class, setting up LinkedIn profiles, access to the Career Hub, mentoring from high achieving students and alumni, working with your Work Integrated Facilitator on your CV

In your final year of the Bachelor of Hospitality Management, you will have the opportunity to participate in a ‘capstone’ subject to test your abilities in addressing contemporary issues or problems in the area in which you may forge a successful career.

Your 5-Star career

A career in hospitality can literally take you anywhere in the world as you deliver experiences to people beyond their wildest dreams and exceed their expectations every day.

At ICMS we train you to be a leader in hospitality. When you graduate with an ICMS Bachelor of Hospitality Management you will have real-world skills, industry experience, and in-depth knowledge of hospitality management principles in practice. This will see you ready for a career that spans continents.

Your future career opportunities include:

Quick facts

The course information on this website is indicative of a typical study pattern only and is subject to change. Enrolled students will be made aware of changes to their course structure or subjects.Not all subjects are offered every trimester. The Academic Consulting Office can assist you with subject selection and structuring your course.

Prospectus 2020