Master of International Hotel Management

If you are looking for a business career that allows rapid employee development, has scope for travel, is fast-paced and people orientated, then hotel management is the career for you.

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. BMIHMS students also benefit from enhanced knowledge and skills due to their industry placement, an integral part of the course adding real working experience.

The Master of International Hotel Management 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. This is a unique Master’s degree providing the added benefit of an industry placement as an integrated part of the curriculum.

Our Master’s degree is the only hospitality 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.

Incorporating a professional development workshop, the Master of International Hotel Management course supports 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.


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About the School

The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) courses are delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

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The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS)

Course Delivery

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Workload and Assessment

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This course is conducted at the Sydney-Town Hall campus with some practical components undertaken at the Leura campus over blocks of 3/4 days. This is a unique Master's degree providing the added benefit of an industry placement as an integrated part of the curriculum.

Study workload requirements vary between course subjects. Please contact a Course and Career Advisor for more detailed information.

Typical assessment includes:

Subjects have a range of assessment options to suit the students requirements and circumstance.

Subject Information

In this capstone unit, students have the opportunity to demonstrate the core attributes of written communication, information literacy, logical and critical thinking. This is achieved by completing a substantive piece of independent research, based on a chosen business problem or a contemporary topic.

Strategy is a broad formula for how a business is going to compete, what its goals should be, and what policies are needed to carry out those goals. Strategic Hotel Management introduces students to a set of contemporary strategy concepts, theories and practices to help them think and act critically and creatively to solve business problems both now and in the future.

Industry Practicum energises and supports the student in their pursuit of practical operational and leadership skills during an external placement from the School within a hotel organisation. Students will be able to link their studies to the workplace environment, optimise their career pathway and meet industry expectations.

Business Ethics for Hospitality aims to develop an appreciation of the ethical, social and moral issues relating to the development and operation of businesses, specifically hotels. This unit will consider the influences affecting businesses (specifically international hotel properties) and the individual manager’s approach to ethical and social issues.

An essential component of decision-making in business is research. Business Research Methods familiarises students with the advanced skills and knowledge required for completing research projects at the post-graduate level and for making high quality business decisions. Specific attention is given to the process of planning, data collection techniques, analysis, interpretation and presentation of research.

Business Law examines the processes by which law is created, changed and applied to the business environment. Students will develop a working knowledge of international and Australian legal systems that will enable them to operate a business profitably and within the law.

Creating managers who have an overwhelming desire to identify, attract, recruit, on-board, deploy, retain and reward in a manner that is fair, ethical and profitable is the key focus of Human Resource Management. Students will explore the international context of human resources theory and practice with a focus on concepts, processes and practices associated with managing people in the 21st century.

Revenue Management is a critical component of a hotel’s business model in order to maximise profitability. Effective revenue managers must understand; market segmentation, distribution channels, inventory management, strategy and financial management. Students will be exposed to the history and theories of revenue management, and its connections with other
functions in the broader business, using examples from a variety of industries.

The primary function of a hotel is to provide accommodation. As a key revenue centre, selling the products and services requires dedication and a quality commitment by frontline staff. Hotel Operations Management explores conventional operations theory and practice to empower students to deliver expert hotel accommodation services, underpinned by the theoretical knowledge required to manage a hotel room division department.

This unit develops a lasting appreciation of how hospitality fits within society and the business environment with an emphasis on the development of practical managerial skills (focusing specifically on food and beverage services) underpinned by the theoretical knowledge required to manage a hotel.

Managerial accounting is designed to meet the specific needs of a company’s management. Students are exposed to company historical data and asked to provide objective measures for operations and appropriate financial decision-making. Through a practical understanding of financial and managerial reports students learn to recognise, measure, evaluate and compare the financial performance of different business operations.

Culminating in the submission of a small-scale research report students engage with an international business problem or issue. The report includes appropriate and relevant literature, the use of suitable research method and problem solving techniques, and appropriate outcomes and recommendations.

This subject has been included to facilitate further private study by the student in an area of particular interest to them in hospitality marketing, human resource management, hotel operations and sustainability.

This subject covers integrated marketing mix planning and control in the local and international context of marketing strategy formulation. The subject considers marketing strategy as a link between corporate strategy, business unit strategy, and marketing mix management. It does so by developing and critically assessing thematic marketing strategies as sources of sales from the standpoints of growth, market share and profitability of a multinational firm.

The development and commercialisation of new products and services is a core business function for most organisations. The purpose of this course is to develop a solid understanding of new product and service development from a strategic marketing and management perspective, as well as reinforcing practice and reflection in an action oriented setting.

Explores the implications that are inherent in the choice, utilisation and application of interactive electronic technologies to innovative e-marketing strategies that will define new markets, attract and engage new customers and create business opportunities.

Environmental Sustainability involves making decisions and taking action in the interest of protecting the natural world with particular emphasis on building organisational capability, practices and processes. Students will be introduced to the impacts that hotels have on our natural environments and be encouraged to explore strategies hotels can develop to be more sustainable.

Meetings, incentive travel, conventions and exhibitions represent a segment of the tourism industry that has grown exponentially and is now very profitable. A key focus of this subject is providing an overview of the environment of the convention, meeting, and exposition industry. Students are guided through the complexities associated with planning, managing and staging a variety of conventions.

Events contribute to international economies through job creation and by bringing money into a destination. Business Events in a Global Context aims to develop students’ knowledge, skills and abilities to astutely examine the global economic, social, political and environmental influences impacting the players and entities, of business events.