Hospitality

Bachelor of Business (International Hotel and Resort Management)

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What is a Bachelor of Hotel Management?

A Bachelor of Business in International Hotel and Resort Management provides the knowledge and skills necessary to manage a hotel, a resort or an accommodation-based business anywhere in the world. Our residential program provides experience in all aspects of day-to-day operations, including guest relations, housekeeping, food and beverage, and hotel management. This course is ideal for students with a passion for hotel management, hospitality and providing world-class experiences.
As part of this course, you’ll live on-site for two six-month blocks at our Leura campus in the Blue Mountains, which operates as a student-staffed hotel, where you will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of hotel operations. During the course, you will also gain practical experience through industry work placement programs and the final six months will focus purely on business management.

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Learning outcomes

  • Gain experience in an immersive hotel-simulated campus.
  • Develop practical skills to fast track your career.
  • Understand all aspects of hotel operations, including housekeeping, front office duties, and kitchen and bar operations.
  • Master hospitality economics and accounting.

No.1 Hotel Management School in Australia*

Learn from the best at BMIHMS and get a globally recognised qualification. Kantar rated BMIHMS the best hotel management school in Australia and Asia-Pacific in 2020.

Ranked #1 hotel school in Oceania by QS World University

Our world-class Hospitality and Leisure Management school is ranked #1 in Oceania and #21 globally.

Study mode
On campus
Campus locations*
Blue Mountains, Sydney
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
2.5 years full time, 5 years part time
Start date
26 Sep 2022
16 Jan 2023
Fees

This course is delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E T/A Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School

*For more details on international student study options.

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Learn from the best at BMIHMS, the No. 1 hotel management school in Australia and Asia-Pacific (Kantar 2020).

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We offer industry placements with some of the most prestigious and dynamic organisations in Australia.

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Learn in a simulated hotel environment  
Undergo an immersive, practical learning experience in our simulated hotel campus.

Career opportunities

This course will suit people who are keen to put theoretical knowledge into practice and are seeking a career that can take them around the world, working across diverse sectors in a variety of management roles.

Career paths

  • Front Office Manager  
  • Guest Relations Manager  
  • Food and Beverage Supervisor  
  • Property Manager 
  • Career paths
    • Front Office Manager
    • Guest Relations manager
    • Food and Beverage Supervisor
    • Property Manager

Subjects and units

This course comprises of 26 subjects, which includes 24 core subjects and 2 industry placements of up to 600 hours each.

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year3

Complete the 8 core subjects listed below. Additionally, you're also required to complete 1 industry placement of up to 600 hours.

  • Accounting Fundamentals | BUS101
    Accounting Fundamentals lays the foundation for student’s understanding of the accounting system. The subject has a practical approach, providing students with the opportunity to analyse original documents through to profit and loss determination and the preparation of the statements of financial performance and financial position.
  • Research and Academic Skills | BUS103
    This subject introduces students to the concept of academic literacy in a higher educational context. Students will be able to study the relevant resources and explore strategies and techniques which will allow full participation in their new academic environment. The course will provide students with research skills (information literacy), critical analysis, writing and language techniques. Transferable skills including time management and teamwork are incorporated in the course. The aim of this subject is to provide knowledge and skills needed for Higher Education, to help students to manage their own success and to assist students in reaching their academic potential.
  • Cross Cultural Studies | BUS105
    An understanding of different cultures is of fundamental importance in business today. Cross-cultural Studies looks at how cultural factors influence human behaviour, including people’s attitudes, behaviours, customs and values. Wide ranges of topics are discussed in an effort to better prepare students for the challenges of communicating effectively with people from varied backgrounds using twenty-first century modes of communication.
  • The International Hospitality Industry | HTL102
    In undertaking this subject students will gain knowledge and awareness of the nature, size, scope and sectors of the dynamic international hospitality industry and its major function areas and departments. Different enterprises will be explored including chains, franchising, ownership, management and staffing structures. Discussions will focus on current trends impacting this worldwide industry.
  • Food and Beverage Operations Management | HOS101
    The key focus of this subject is to broaden students understanding of the operational aspects of food and beverage management, whilst giving them the opportunity to learn, develop and apply theories, concepts and skills in a practical environment.
  • Food and Beverage Management and Control | HTL101
    Food and Beverage Management and Control is a practically orientated subject focused on furnishing students with knowledge of current and emerging food and beverage trends, legal and operational issues such as cost control, sustainable solutions, resources management and legal obligations.
  • Management and Leadership | BUS102
    A manager’s role is to decide what goals and objectives his or her department should strive to achieve. Through the use of case studies, students are given the opportunity to examine key issues and to discuss current hospitality management practices.
  • Sales and Marketing | BUS104
    Determining the needs and wants of our potential customers is a key priority for managers. Students will be introduced to the distinction between selling and marketing. Skills will be developed to apply within an operating environment to recognise the basic principles and practices of marketing in relation to consumer and market trends.
  • Industry Placement I | IP101
    Employment is an excellent opportunity for the student to develop knowledge, skills and abilities in their chosen discipline. The Industry Placement subject provides students with a series of professional development workshops to be successful in their application to work in an approved food and beverage outlet (depending on degree undertaken). Combining professional experience with their qualifications while undertaking an industry placement of 600 hours.

Complete the 8 core subjects listed below. Additionally, you’re also required to complete 1 industry placement of up to 600 hours. 

  • Management Accounting | BUS201
    Financial analysis is an integral part of strategic management planning. This subject builds upon BUS101, further developing student’s skills and expertise when interpreting financial information. The subject provides students with the skills and knowledge relevant to planning, controlling and evaluating accounting information, which will enable them to make sound, managerial decisions.
  • Economics | BUS202
    BUS202 introduces the core concepts and economic principles necessary to develop effective decision makers. Students will develop an understanding of how decision makers make choices, utilising available resources at a specific given time. This subject covers concepts such as ‘price elasticity demand’, cost benefit principle, fiscal and monetary policy, Macro and Microeconomics and international trade.
  • Business Law | BUS203
    Business Law introduces students to the basic principles of the relevant State and Commonwealth laws relating to tourism and hospitality. Emphasis is placed on areas such as liability, resolution and legal problem solving.
  • Research Skills and Practices | BUS205
    Embarking on research in any discipline is a serious undertaking. This subject will develop research methodology skills essential for completing research projects and for making quality business decisions. Students will learn the necessary skills and practical tools to undertake and complete the research process of collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of research.
  • Human Resource Management | BUS204
    The concept of human capital recognises that not all labour is equal and that the quality of employees can be improved by investing in them. Human Resources Management (HRM) concepts, practices and processes are examined in this subject. Students will explore ways in which the strategic management styles of an organisation influence the development of HRM philosophies and processes specifically with reference to tourism and hospitality enterprises.
  • Operations and Environment Management | HOS201
    The growing awareness of environmental issues is creating operational costs. HOS 201 will discuss sound environmental practices and long-term operational sustainability. Student’s knowledge of contemporary facilities and operational practices will be developed while investigating the broad range of critical design decisions available.
  • Rooms Division Management | HTL201
    Rooms division is a key revenue generating area within a hospitality operation. Departments within this area are comprised of both Front Office and Housekeeping. It is within these departments students will be provided with practical skills combined with theoretical knowledge to operate accommodation services successfully. The overall aim of the subject is to ensure that students have a sound knowledge of the financial and managerial responsibilities of running a room division department.
  • Hotel and Resort Planning and Design | HTL202
    The growth of international tourism has created an increase in the number of specialised hotel and resort facilities being developed. Hotel and Resort Planning and Design looks at the feasibility process for hotels and resorts and how this process assists with the concept development, planning and design for accommodation. The subject considers design from inception to completion, sustainable design practices and the impact of design on all aspects of the operation’s management.
  • Industry Placement II | IP201
    Extending knowledge, skills and ability in employment is a key component of Industry Placement, providing students with the opportunity to analyse and reflect upon the relationship between their academic studies and the workplace environment. This in turn consolidates a student’s academic knowledge by exposing them to real life experience and challenging their commitment to their chosen field in industry. Through this second 600-hour industry placement students will expand their studies and develop their career pathway.
Complete the 8 core subjects listed below.
  • Services Marketing | BUS301
    The service sector is one of the fastest growing worldwide. Services Marketing provides students with practical and theoretical approaches of marketing and the management of service business. It will explore the major differences between the marketing of service as distinct from the marketing of tangible products.
  • Business Management and Entrepreneurship | BUS302
    An invaluable part of business is to create new ideas and a vision for ongoing revenue. Business Management and Entrepreneurship takes the student through a step-by-step process of communicating effectively and managing a new business venture through a solid business plan.
  • Organisational Development and Change | BUS303
    Change needs to be understood and managed in a way that people can cope effectively with it. Organisational Development and Change examines the complexities of the change process together with providing the understanding of the skills needed to implement change management-related projects within an organisation.
  • Revenue Management | HTL302
    Revenue management helps to predict consumer demand to optimise inventory and price availability in order to maximise revenue growth. In this subject, students will study the origin, functioning, role and importance of revenue management processes: the role of revenue management in modern hotel marketing and management including inventory control and management of the distribution function, the impact of levels of guest service and satisfaction, and the ethical dimension of revenue management.
  • Strategic Hotel Management and H.O.T.S | BUS304
    Strategic planning is an organisation’s process of defining its strategy or direction and making decisions on allocating its resources accordingly. Students will examine the total enterprise, the industry and the competitive environment in which it operates. The emphasis is on further developing and fine-tuning students’ critical thinking and decision-making skills to formulate strategic planning by reviewing a number of case studies.
  • Ethical Business Management | BUS305
    Ethical, social and moral issues relating to the development and operations of tourism and hospitality enterprises are integral to business today. Ethics Business Management engages with, and encourages debate about, a set of moral standards that are relied upon to make decisions in our modern society.
  • Managing Hotel and Resort Facilities | HTL301
    Facilities management is an interdisciplinary field devoted to the co-ordination of space, infrastructure, people, and administration. Students will learn how to efficiently and effectively oversee the various aspects of a hotel and resort facilities whilst developing sustainable work practises.
  • The Leadership Experience | HTL303
    Fundamental theories, as well as pertinent leadership issues are reviewed in this subject. The Leadership Experience focuses on the contemporary work environment, and leadership suitable to drive the entire organisation forward while meeting stakeholder obligations. How you develop a personal leadership style, including the process of inspirational influence is examined. Moral leadership is a key theme throughout the unit. It does not mean ignoring profit and loss, share price, production costs and other hard measurable facts, but it does require recognizing and adhering to ethical values and acknowledging the importance of human meaning, quality and a higher purpose. The unit demonstrates leaders are in a unique position to influence positive societal and environment change. Students will ultimately appreciate effective leadership in the 21st century also encompasses embracing causes beyond the walls of the organisation.

Industry partners and work placements

As part of Torrens University Australia, BMIHMS students undertake industry placements with some of the most prestigious restaurant, hospitality and tourism organisations in Australia and the world. From day one you’ll be gaining valuable experience, learning from industry professionals and building key industry relationships.

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Complete 1200 hours of relevant experience through our work placement program with one of our acclaimed industry partners.
Be Everingham - Bachelor of Business (International Hotel & Resort Management) student
Completing my industry placements at two different brands – a resort and five-star hotel – was so beneficial. It allowed me to experience the key differences between them.
Ben Everingham
Bachelor Of Business (International Hotel and Resort Management)

Why study with us?

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School at Torrens University Australia offers an immersive education. Our unique learning experience combines world-class practical training with industry placements at the most prestigious organisations in Australia. Our courses are designed with the input of our industry partners, to ensure you're only developing skills that can be directly applied to your hotel and hospitality career.

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Are you a Domestic or International student?

Choose your student type for fees, scholarships & entry requirements

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees: Domestic students

Fees
Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.
FEE-HELP
Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Scholarships: Domestic students

A career in hospitality brings many opportunities locally and globally across multiple industries. We offer hospitality scholarships to help you discover a career you love. Apply today to launch yourself into an exciting and rewarding new life.

Admissions criteria and pathways: Domestic students

Before you begin your course application, check that you meet the requirements listed below.
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Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
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Be 18 years of age by the end of the first term.
OR work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

How to apply: Domestic students

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Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.
Apply
It’s easy! Apply online below or contact us and we can help on 1300 575 803.
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We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.

Fees: International students

Fees
Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.
Fee payment
Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.
  • International fees

    Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

    Download international fees PDF

  • Fee payment

    Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

    Fee payment

Scholarships: International students

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admissions criteria and pathways: International students

Before you begin your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below

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  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
  • Be 18 years of age by the end of the first term; and
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Academic IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning. Learn more about study pathways.

How to Apply: International students

Get Started
Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.
Offer
We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.
Apply
It’s easy! You can apply online below or contact our International team on 1300 575 803.

Frequently asked questions

  • What does admissions criteria mean?

    Admissions criteria is a set of criteria that must be met to be eligible to apply for a chosen course.

    To gain entry to an accredited undergraduate course at Torrens University Australia, applicants must both satisfy general admissions criteria and meet any additional course requirements where specified.

    All admissions criteria and course-specific requirements apply consistently across campus locations and study modes. To find out more, visit admissions criteria.

  • What if I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?

    Torrens University Australia has recognised pathways to help you gain entry into our bachelor degrees based on different criteria.

    To find out more, visit Study pathways or contact one of our knowledgeable Course and Careers Advisors.

  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?

    Yes, course credit is available upon application and academic approval.

    If you have already completed a qualification or have relevant work experience, you may be able to receive credits towards your degree. This credit can take the form of credit transfer, block credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

    Our Program Directors will carefully review the learning gained from your previous qualification and/or experience to ensure we provide you with credit towards our degrees whenever appropriate. Review our course credits page or chat to one of Course and Careers Advisors.

  • What are course credits?

    Course credits are credits that can be applied to your course based on your prior experience or qualifications. To find out more, visit course credits

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  • What are Torrens University Australia’s courses’ ATAR requirements?
    Torrens University Australia no longer considers ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) as our primary entry requirement. We have removed ATAR as the key admissions criteria for applicants aiming to study at Torrens University Australia. We strongly believed an alternative to the ATAR system should be found, which more broadly assesses students, especially when soft skills are emerging as important employability attributes. So, students with a recent secondary school education are now considered for admission if they have a Year 12 (Australian secondary school) certificate.
  • Am I a domestic or an international student?

    Domestic students are Australian and Permanent Residents. International students are those who hold citizenship or Permanent Resident status of all other countries.

    International students from countries whose first official language is one other than English need to provide evidence of English Language Proficiency.

  • How do Torrens University Australia fees charge?

    Torrens University Australia is a full-fee paying institution. To find out more, visit Tuition Fees.

    Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP. For more information on FEE-HELP, please visit: https://www.studyassist.gov.au/.

    Please note we do not currently offer any full fee waivers for international students. We do not offer stipends or living allowances.

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