Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School

Introduction
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Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, (BMIHMS), is Australia’s leading hotel school for hospitality education. We provide internationally recognised hospitality and business degree courses that are highly respected within the global hotel, restaurant, catering and event management industries.

You can choose to study an Undergraduate business degree in International Hotel and Resort Management, or International Event Management. We also provide Masters Degree Programs, which include International Hotel Management and Global Business Management.

The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) has been providing hospitality education since 1991 and was the first of its kind in Australia when it opened. Over 20 years the Leura campus has developed hospitality degree programs where students live and study in a simulated hotel environment, much like the famous Swiss hotel school model of teaching and learning. In 2010, we were ranked the #1 hospitality management school in Asia Pacific and Australia.

Accreditation

We hold national accreditation in Australia as well as international certification with the World Tourism Organisation, Institute of Hospitality and The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality Education. This combination is your guarantee ensuring our hospitality and event management degree courses adhere to the highest educational and industry compliance standards.

Faculty

The faculty at Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School come from a range of professional backgrounds and all have experience in their chosen fields. Many have extensive hospitality industry experience and bring a wealth of insight and knowledge to the units they teach.

The rigour research and scholarship undertaken by the Blue Mountains faculty has been a highlight during 2010 and 2011, with a total of 12 research articles being published or accepted for publication. The articles have been in leading journals such as the Tourism Management, Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, Journal of Travel and Tourism, Marketing, Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, Event Management: An International Journal, and International Review on Public and Nonprofit Marketing.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master

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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