Why study at ICMS?
At ICMS your student experience will be unique. Our approach to work-integrated learning, emphasis on professionalism and our comprehensive industry training program will take your education beyond the classroom and provide the foundations of a successful career. Plus, you’ll earn your qualification in a friendly multicultural environment at one of the world’s most stunning campus locations. Students from around the world choose ICMS for our:
Quality teaching and learning experience
Our applied teaching and learning philosophy delivers a student experience that is both relevant and contemporary to the business world. College faculty combine extensive industry experience and high-level teaching qualifications with a passion for teaching and share their experience, knowledge and insights with our students. Modern teaching spaces at ICMS engage students in active learning with a curriculum that delivers industry knowledge and work-ready skills. Our learning spaces cater for collaborative work in small groups and interconnectivity through a range of computer and mobile technologies. Our regular student surveys of teaching and learning show that our students highly value their learning experience.
Industry training + real-world experience
At ICMS we believe that the best learning experience combines practical ‘real world’ work with a strong academic foundation. Our undergraduate degrees and diplomas all include a work placement component called industry training. During your qualification you will work within your industry for up to nine months giving you a distinct edge over other graduates. Our industry training placement program will prepare you for your future career in your chosen field of study. Read more about our industry training program.
Emphasis on professionalism
The College is committed to ensuring that your education incorporates professional and practical training. When you study at ICMS you will wear business attire and meet a professional standard of behaviour, grooming and presentation. Our industry partners have told us that our students and graduates stand out from the crowd because of their professional behaviour and presentation – a great asset for any business career.
When you study at ICMS you will share the campus with more than 1,200 students from over 40 countries allowing you to develop an extensive network of friends and contacts. Plus, your exposure to an international learning environment will give your education a global context as you exchange diverse insights and perspectives in the classroom.
If travel while you study is on your agenda, ICMS has an international study abroad program in Switzerland, with César Ritz Colleges and, exchange programs in the USA, with Johnson and Wales University and San Francisco State University. Both allow you to spend one trimester overseas, and have your study fully credited to your ICMS degree.
Unique student experience
There’s plenty to do at ICMS beyond the classroom. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in all aspects of student life. At ICMS you will find student led clubs and societies, sporting teams and an enviable social and events calendar. Our dedicated Student Experience Coordinators work with the Student Representative Council (SRC) to organise activities such as surfing trips, skiing trips and theatre visits to help students take advantage of everything Manly, Sydney and Australia have to offer.
Your student experience will start with Orientation Week, a week of activities, information sessions and social events designed to help you settle into life at ICMS. Read more about the ICMS student experience.
International alumni community
For more than 16 years ICMS has graduated professionals in hospitality, international tourism, event management, property management, retail and sports management. There are more than 6,500 ICMS graduates working around the world and we are proud of their achievements. As an ICMS graduate, you will have access to an online community of graduates and networking opportunities. You will be able to also catch up with former classmates, find out more about upcoming reunions and keep up to date with the latest developments in the College.