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Bachelor of Hospitality Management

Bachelor of Hospitality Management

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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 industry and featuring one of the most comprehensive Work Integrated Learning components 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.

The Bachelor of Hospitality Management offers:

26-subjects in total

  • 12 core business subjects
  • 8 specialisation subjects
  • 4 elective subjects
  • 2 WIL (Work Integrated Learning) subjects

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.

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.

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.

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

  • Real-world assessments: No exams
  • 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.

Upon successful completion of the ICMS Bachelor of Hospitality Management you will able to:

  • Develop, integrate and evaluate broad technical and theoretical knowledge of the hospitality service industry.
  • Conduct qualitative and/or quantitative applied research, analyse and apply findings to hospitality industry business practice.
  • Analyse data, create and communicate solutions to complex and unpredictable challenges within the hospitality industry.
  • Integrate ethical and sustainable solutions into global hospitality business practices.
  • Recognise and analyse hospitality operations and challenges and identify and assess appropriate solutions.
  • Evaluate the most appropriate skills and technologies for the different challenges presented within the hospitality industry.
  • Communicate effectively in diverse hospitality contexts and across cultures.
  • Adapt business and specialist knowledge to provide effective responses to complex hospitality contexts.
  • Critically examine team dynamics and effectively apply business management principles and motivational factors to diverse hospitality team environments.
  • Reflect on performance and evaluate feedback to design a pathway towards continual learning opportunities and self-improvement in hospitality industry business practices.
  • Manage and self-direct work and learning within the professional hospitality environment.

Quick facts

  • CRICOS Course Code: 0101132
  • UAC Course Code: 530041
  • Accreditation Status: Active
  • AQF Level: 7
  • Campus: Northern Beaches Campus, Manly*
  • Duration: 3 years (or part-time equivalent)
  • Industry Training: Yes (minimum 600 hours)
  • FEE-Help: Yes (DFEE)
  • Study Mode: On-campus & online, subject to availability**
  • Start: Main Intakes: February, May, August | Mid-Term Intakes: March, June, October & December
  • Indicative Student Enrolments: 158 in 2022
  • Additional Costs: Service Uniform ($315) & RSA Certificate ($120)

*Certain core subjects may be offered in the City Campus, subject to availability
** In accordance with the Australian Government ESOS National Code international students on a student visa can only undertake 33% of their total enrolment load online and must be enrolled in at least one (1) on-campus subject in each compulsory study period. Learn more

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:

  • Hotel Manager
  • Food and Beverage Director
  • Accommodation Manager
  • Hotel Sales and Marketing
  • Guest Relations Manager
  • Banquet Manager
  • Resort and Spa Manager
  • Airline Operations Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Bar/Cocktail Manager
  • Concierge
  • Catering Manager

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    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. A typical full-time study load is between 6 and 8 subjects per year (an equivalent to 24 credit points).

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