What Can I Study?

Academic Subjects And Descriptors

The ICHM course of “One Program, Two Degrees” has been specially designed to give its graduates the competitive edge in the international hospitality environment.

Comprised of a Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) and the Bachelor of International Hotel Management (Swiss Hotel Association), this unique program is aimed at those students who want to excel in this vibrant and ever expanding industry.

Students can choose to conclude their studies upon completion of their Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) degree. They may, however, choose to undertake the more advanced Bachelor of International Hotel Management (Swiss Hotel Association) which provides additional internationally relevant and emerging business management knowledge and skills.

Below is a breakdown of the Program subjects and descriptions. Please click on the + symbol to expand each year level.

  • Applied Business Communications
  • The Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • Culinary Techniques and Standards
  • Delivering Guest Services (Practicum)
  • Food and Beverage Service Standards
  • Hospitality Business Software Applications
  • Introduction to Monitoring Financial Performance
  • Rooms Division Service Standards

Industry Placement 1

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Core Subjects:

  • Marketing & Sales for Hospitality Businesses
  • Human Resource Management
  • Supervising International Hotel Front Office Operations
  • Property, Safety and Security Management
  • Measuring Business Finance Performance


Elective Subjects**

  • Hospitality Operational Planning and Control
  • Creating the Guest Experience
  • Professional Wine Studies
  • Supervising Culinary Operations

**Students to nominate three. Not every elective will offered each semester

Industry Placement 2

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Core Subjects:

  • Managing Business Financial Performance
  • Managing Food and Beverage Operations
  • Managing Productivity Through People
  • Managing Rooms Division Operations
  • Sustainable Hospitality Environments
     

Elective Subjects**

  • E-marketing & Distribution
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • The Changing Economic Environment
  • Managing Business Information
  • Supervising Culinary Operations
  • Professional Wine Studies
  • Creating the Guest Experience
  • Hospitality Operational Planning & Control
  • International Wine
  • Management of Functions & Events

**Students to nominate three. Not every elective will be offered each semester. 

Industry Placement 3

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Core Subjects

  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Engagement
  • International Hospitality Revenue Management
  • International Hotel Brand Management
  • Managing International Business Strategy
  • Managing International Guest Expectations
     

Elective Subjects**

  • International Wine
  • International Hotel Research Project
  • Research Methods for Managers
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Gastronomy
  • Management of Functions and Events
  • Managing Hospitality Technology
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • The Changing Economic Environment
  • Managing Business Information
  • E-marketing & Distribution

**Students to nominate three. Not every elective will be offered each semester.

Industry Placement 4

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Subject List Including Hours & Credits

The following document presents tables that present an overview of the subjects within each year of study, their weighting and course workload. This includes hours of face to face study required per subject as well as external study expectations.

 Subject List Including Hours & Credits.pdf