Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School

Introduction

The Number 1 Hotel Management School in Australia and Asia-Pacific. (TNS survey 2013)

The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) at Torrens University is Australia’s leading hotel school for hospitality education. The School is known for its internationally recognised hospitality and business degree courses, all of which are highly regarded within the hospitality industry.

For over 25 years BMIHMS’ innovative approach to teaching has blended practical real-world experience with theoretical business knowledge. This methodology has proved essential to the success of its graduates, many of whom go on to become industry leaders in a diverse number of industries. BMIHMS has produced more than 4,000 graduates from over 50 countries. Due to its successful Industry Placement program and extensive network of hospitality industry partners including major hotel chains, boutique properties, resorts and events companies, BMIHMS students have excellent employment prospects.

BMIHMS offers students the opportunity to study at an undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Undergraduate students can complete a Bachelor of Business specialising in International Hotel and Resort Management, or International Event Management. Each course is completed in just two-and-a-half years and includes two industry placements.

Postgraduate students can complete a Master degree in International Hotel Management or Global Business Management. Each Master’s degree is completed in two years and includes six months of professional work experience. Courses are delivered over two custom-designed campuses. Undergraduate students study on campus at Leura, in the Blue Mountains, at the Practical Learning Centre. Students study as guests and train to be members of staff in a simulated hotel and restaurant environment, before moving on to complete their degree at the Executive Business Centre in Sydney. Postgraduate students also study at the Sydney Campus, which is located in the heart of the city. BMIHMS at Torrens University holds full national and state accreditation within Australia and is a division of Laureate International Universities, which is the world’s leading higher education provider.

Leura Campus - Practical Learning Centre Located on 2 hectares of landscaped private gardens, 1.5 hours from Sydney, the residential Leura Campus has well-appointed accommodation and modern teaching facilities. Various recreational options for students include visits to independent boutiques, bookstores, chocolatiers, craft shops, art galleries, shopping malls, cinemas, bars, clubs, an extensive choice of restaurants and several local festivals. If you are athletic, there are various local, modern sporting facilities, such as golf courses, gyms, and a fitness and aquatic centre for you to enjoy. The Leura Campus is situated in the Blue Mountains, one of Australia’s most spectacular and popular tourism destinations. There are countless outdoor attractions minutes away from campus: world heritage-listed national parks, the famous Three Sisters rock formations, bush walks, tours, whitewater rafting, horse riding and more.

Sydney Campus – Executive Business Centre

Located in the central business district of the city, the Sydney Campus boasts state-of-the-art teaching facilities and a professional learning environment. On campus, lounge areas are available for students to sit, talk, eat and study together. This ideal position means that students are in the hub of connecting transport routes, making it easy to commute to classes. Many of Sydney’s tourist and sporting attractions, as well as shopping and entertainment precincts are literally on the campus doorstep. A thriving vibrant local economy means that students have numerous part-time work opportunities close-by, as well as access to major hotels, tourism ventures and events companies.

Accommodation - Leura

Students live on campus and make lifelong friendships with students from over 40 countries. The campus is run as a simulated hotel with students being the guests as well as the staff, which means they are immersed in the world of hospitality. Students live in twin share hotel style rooms, all with private ensuite bathrooms, telephone and 24/7 Wi-Fi internet access. Rooms are serviced once a week and all linen is provided.

Accommodation - Sydney

The Sydney campus is non-residential, and students secure their own accommodation. Students can easily find accommodation as there are plenty of options available close by.

The School has secured accommodation on request (subject to availability) and is a 20-minute walk, or a short bus ride from campus. This accommodation will be in an apartment with 3 or 4 single bedrooms, sharing with other BMIHMS students. Included is a furnished bedroom and lounge, kitchenette (with crockery and utensils), television and internet access. Students will have access to laundry facilities.

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Master of International Hotel Management

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Australia Sydney

When considering postgraduate study it’s important to take into account the reputation of the institution. It will indicate to an employer the quality of education the student has received. The Blue Mountains, Master of International Hotel Management course was designed in response to demand from corporate organisations. This is to meet the need for professionals with higher-level qualifications, and from competitive individuals wishing to accelerate their career progression. [+]

Master of International Hotel Management When considering postgraduate study it’s important to take into account the reputation of the institution. It will indicate to an employer the quality of education the student has received. The Blue Mountains, Master of International Hotel Management course was designed in response to demand from corporate organisations. This is to meet the need for professionals with higher-level qualifications, and from competitive individuals wishing to accelerate their career progression. How our postgraduate course works This course enables undergraduates or those wishing to develop their career path, the opportunity to enhance their hospitality knowledge and capabilities with a higher qualification, which can accelerate career progression. It is conducted at the Sydney campus with some practical components undertaken at the Leura campus over blocks of 3/4 days. This is a unique Master Degree providing the added benefit of an industry placement as an integrated part of the curriculum. Course Units Summary The list below details each of the units within the International Hotel Management Master degree throughout the 2 years of study. You can view a summary of a unit by clicking on the link or the play symbol. Every effort is taken to ensure accuracy of information units and lecturers do sometimes change. Current Students should always refer to the “Student and Staff Information System” (SSIS) for up to date information on lecturers, learning outcomes and assessment items. Year 1 Year 2 MHC601 Accounting and Finance for Managers MHC609 Industry Placement MHC602 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry MHC610 Strategic Hotel Management MHC603 Hotel Operations Management MHC611 Independent Research Project MHC604 Revenue Management MHE612 Business Events in a Global Context (E) MHC605 Human Resources Management MHE613 Conventions Management (E) MHC606 Business Law MHE614 Sustainability & the Environment (E) MHC607 Business Research Methods MHE615 E-Marketing (E) MHC608 Business Ethics for Hospitality MHE616 New Product & Service Development (E) - MHE617 Marketing Management (E) - MHE618 Specific Topic in Hotel Management (E) - MHE619 Minor Research Project (E) *(E) – Is an Elective Subject. Students can select 2 Electives. The Master degree can also be undertaken by those students who already hold a Bachelor degree in hospitality management. As credit for some units may be granted, students may be able to complete the Master degree in 1 year and 3 months. Why study International Hotel Management? Hospitality is a dynamic and fast-growing international industry, which provides excellent opportunities to develop a global career. You will learn a combination of management and practical skills that are invaluable when pursuing career opportunities. Blue Mountains students also benefit from enhanced knowledge and skills due to their industry placement, an integral part of the course adding real working experience. This Master degree enables those looking to change careers enter the world of hotel management. It also provides the opportunity for those who have an undergraduate degree in a related field and wish to extend their learning. All classes are held at our non-residential, Executive Business Centre, Sydney campus. Master students can take their current Bachelor degree and build on their business knowledge while learning the core hospitality skills to ensure a successful career in hotel management. If you do not have an undergraduate qualification but have 3+ years in a supervisory role you may also be eligible. Why choose Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School? Our master’s degree is the only course of its kind in Sydney. By studying with us, you will gain a deep understanding of hotel management, operations and business, designed to secure you a management position in a leading hotel on graduation. The program offers a six-month paid industry placement in Australia, yet another opportunity that will set you ahead of the competition. If you are looking for a business career that allows rapid employee development, has scope for travel, is fast-paced and people orientated, then this is the career for you. Career opportunities There is an enormous range of positions in the hospitality industry, so there is no need for you to get stuck in any one niche. Even if you choose to stay with the same employer, over a few years you could move from concierge, front desk to reservations manager and beyond. Industry placements As with the Bachelor degree numerous hotel chains partner with us in placing students in one hospitality industry placement during the Master degree, lasting up to 24 weeks (6 months). Students put into practice the skills built while studying at Blue Mountains, gaining real-life work experience that counts towards their degree. The paid placements also allow crucial contacts and peer networks to be developed. And the potential money earned can save on tuition fees as well as be put towards travel, which is fully illustrated on our fee calculator. Professional Development Workshop This course incorporates a professional development workshop to support our students with greater awareness of what lies ahead when entering their first role. It provides a realistic view of what they will encounter when entering the hospitality sector. Within the workshop students learn about: future leader qualities and attributes, cultural awareness (adaption and flexibility), business communications (verbal and non verbal), professional use of social media and the importance of grooming. [-]

Masters Degree Global Business Management

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Australia Sydney

This course was designed for experienced professionals wanting to change or enhance their careers or professionals with an undergraduate degree wishing to take their studies to another level. It provides an international business management qualification that enhances business acumen for the global hospitality and/or services organisation mindset. [+]

Course Entry Requirements Degree Qualification Age English Language Proficiency Qualification Global Business Management Master 21+ 6.5 IELTS ((i) or equivalent) Recognised bachelor degree (any field) How our postgraduate course works This course was designed for experienced professionals wanting to change or enhance their careers or professionals with an undergraduate degree wishing to take their studies to another level. It provides an international business management qualification that enhances business acumen for the global hospitality and/or services organisation mindset. All classes are held at our non-residential Executive Business Centre in Sydney. This location has the added advantage of being close to the hub of international companies in Australia, providing the chance to network while you undertake your studies. Course Units Summary The list below details each of the units within the Global Business Management Master degree throughout the 2 years of study. Every effort is taken to ensure accuracy of information units and lecturers do sometimes change. Current Students should always refer to the “Student and Staff Information System” (SSIS) for up to date information on lecturers, learning outcomes and assessment items. Year 1 Year 2 GBM901 The Global Mindset GBM914 Research Methods GBM902 Global Organisation GBM910 Marketing Across Borders (E) GBM903 Strategic Awareness GBM911 Resilient Businesses (E) GBM904 Entrepreneurship and Innovation GBM912 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (E) GBM905 Global Projects GBM913 Evaluating Technology for Global Business (E) GBM906 The Global Economy GBM915 Research Project (E) GBM907 Business Ethics GBM916 Global Human Resources Management (E) GBM908 Financial Decision Making GBM917 Transnational Business Law (E) - MHE615 E-Marketing (E) - MHE616 New Products and Services Development - GBM909 Work Integrated Learning *(E) – Is an Elective Subject. Students can select 3 Electives. Why study Global Business Management? Today’s rapidly changing business environment is becoming more global, more complex and more customer service oriented. Digital and online communication, global distribution channels and a global finance system have removed physical and geographic boundaries. Successful multinationals, especially related to hospitality or customer service, such as large hotel chains but also luxury retail, consumer banking, insurance…operate in different countries, across different time zones and they need leaders who can adapt to, and understand, those different and changing economic, political and cultural environments. Torrens University Australia and Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School Double Masters Degree In partnership with Torrens University Australia (TUA), students of Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) studying the Master of Global Business Management (GBM) will have the opportunity to study the Chifley Business School of Torrens University Australia’s Master of Business Administration (MBA). BMIHMS students will receive 50% advanced standing from TUA into the MBA at Torrens University Australia. Students study the Master of Global Business Management on campus whilst studying the TUA MBA units online each term (total 6 units). Students who successfully complete the BMIHMS Master of Global Business Management and the 6 units of the Chifley Business School of Torrens University Australia’s MBA, will graduate with both degrees. Students can start the MBA at any point throughout their BMIHMS Master of Global Business Management. Why choose Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School? As business goes global, our industry partners and corporate networks are hunting for managers with global mindsets and advanced transnational skills. Could this be you? This unique course will empower you to lead across borders and teach you to be nimble, adaptable and innovative. Our campus provides the opportunity to study in Sydney within the CBD and is purpose designed with modern facilities and state of the art technology. Blue Mountains has built strong working links with multinational international organisations to provide students with excellent industry placement opportunities and graduates greater job opportunities. If you are looking for a business career without geographical limits and have the creativity and drive to both embrace the ‘now’ and build ‘what’s next’, then this is the career for you. Work Integrated Learning The Masters degree integrates a 24 week Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement as part of the curriculum. This comprises a research project and a work placement dimension. It provides students with greater experience from a real environment while also building excellent networks of professional contacts. The WIL introduces students to the work environment, challenging their reflective skills whilst developing research. It provides recognition that academic learning needs to be supplemented with actual workplace training. Students have the added advantage of being able to complete their Work Integrated Learning in either Australia or abroad, gaining valuable real experience that counts towards their degree. Career opportunities There is an enormous range of positions related to global business management across a multitude of industries. You may enter a marketing department as a brand assistant, account manager or event coordinator; a finance department as a business analyst or corporate finance assistant; an operations area as a operations planner or project manager; an international trade as a supply chain analyst or import/export manager; as well as the retail sector as a merchandise manager, purchaser or marketing co-ordinator. You may also use the entrepreneurial skills and knowledge you gain to open your own business or act as a consultant. [-]

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Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School
Leura Campus
No 1 Chambers Road

Leura, New South Wales, 2780 AU
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Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School
Sydney Campus
Level 4, 540 George Street

Sydney, New South Wales, 2000 AU