Australia launch Master of International Hotel Management

ICHM Adelaide, Australia launch Master of International Hotel Management (Swiss Hotel Association)

The Masters was approved earlier this year in May and the first intake of students took place in July. Like the ICHM Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) there is two intakes a year in January and July.

The course is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and cognitive skills to understand and manage international hotel operations at a senior level, providing leadership in decision making processes and managing change.

Whilst the course focus is on international hotels, participants could choose to undertake their career paths in other areas of the international tourism and hospitality industry.

The course comprises nine core subjects and three electives delivered over eighteen months; plus, a final professional practice and research semester of six months in industry is available and extends the course to a two-year duration. The Graduate Certificate in International Hotel Management and the Graduate Diploma in International Hotel Management are embedded within the two-year MIHM SHA.

If participants hold any Bachelor Degree (or Vocational Graduate Diploma) they can enrol directly in the ICHM Masters Degree. Participants who have completed the Swiss Hotel Association Diploma or an Advanced Diploma and have experience may be permitted to enrol directly into the Graduate Diploma. Successful progression along this pathway allows participants to move into the Master of International Hotel Management (Swiss Hotel Association).

Graduates of ICHM’s Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) are given credit for four subjects in the Masters, reflecting the depth of subjects in the undergraduate program. They can complete the Masters in 18 months.

Those who completed programs at ICHM prior to the Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) will also get credit, but there is a different credit schedule for each qualification.

Just as ICHM’s undergraduate programs have prepared students for careers in hotels in Australia and around the world, the Masters degree has a strong hotel industry focus.  Applicants who did not study hotel management in their undergraduate program will study Food and Beverage and Accommodation subjects, ensuring they have knowledge of these important departments in hotels.

The six-month research project, where students work in a hotel in Australia or elsewhere, forms part of the program. This is similar to the Industry Placements in the Bachelor program; however, Masters students need to complete a graduate-level research project under ICHM’s supervision.

The Masters degree is badged by the Swiss Hotel Association, once again showing their support for and endorsement of ICHM and its students. The Masters Degree takes all the elements of ICHM - professionalism, industry focus and high academic standards - to the next level. It will fast track students to leadership positions.

ICHM is owned by Charles Darwin University (CDU), and they are working with CDU to develop an online Masters in July 2019.

Please contact the Admissions Department for more details: