The governing authority of the International College of Management Sydney (ICMS) is the ICMS Board of Directors. Responsibilities of this Board are defined and described in the terms of reference in the College's Governance Charter and quality assurance framework. Members of the ICMS Board of Directors set the strategic direction of the institution, ensuring the College is financially viable, formulates policy and monitors overall performance. The ICMS Board of Directors ensures the integrity of annual financial statements, managing legal and business risk and monitoring compliance with various laws and regulations.
The ICMS Board of Directors also appoints the College's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President and delegates the operational aspects of managing the College to the CEO and President, whom has responsibility for the overall direction of strategic planning, finance and external affairs. The CEO is supported by an Executive Management Group. This senior management group provides advice on policy and administrative matters relating to their areas of responsibility within the College.
The Academic Board of ICMS has responsibilities defined and described in its terms of reference and the College's quality assurance framework. The Academic Board is the principal academic authority of the College and recommends new programs, regulations and policy to the ICMS Board and establishes procedures related to higher education.
ICMS Committee Structures
The College's committee structures ensures that the knowledge, skills and experience of individuals within ICMS are harnessed appropriately for the purpose of continuous quality improvement and enhancement. The purpose, powers and membership of the College's committees are defined in their terms of reference.
Teaching and Learning Committee
The Academic Board convenes a Teaching and Learning Committee to monitor and report on quality assurance processes for teaching and learning within the College to ensure that day-to-day academic operations meet quality educational standards. The Teaching and Learning Committee provide advice on policy and practice related to all aspects of teaching and learning at ICMS.
Course Development and Advisory Committee
The Course Development and Advisory Committee is convened by the Teaching and Learning Committee for each broad discipline area within ICMS to provide industry and content specific advice and guidance in relation to the development and ongoing revision of the College’s higher education courses.
The Academic Board convenes an Ethics Committee to oversee ethical conduct in the College’s applied research, scholarly and teaching activities through application of the College’s ethics policy and to advise the Academic Board on the fitness of the ethics policy from time to time.