Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management)

Looking for a learning experience that provides a wide variety of career opportunities? Study our Bachelor of Business degree.

Our three-year degree is a unique mix of academic and industry-based learning. Starting from an operational base, you will develop a basic understanding of business from a management perspective. Your knowledge base is expanded each year with new industry relevant concepts and business applications. 

Typically, each study year is comprised of six-months’ full-time study, followed by a six-month full-time Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement.  This allows you to put into practice what you have learnt, and provides you with a head-start on networking opportunities with future employers - all before you have graduated!

Our graduates have an outstanding 87% employment-upon-graduation rating, and according to a recent QILT student experience survey 2019/18, we’re also considered the best Hotel, Hospitality, and Business school in Australia. Enjoy reading some of our graduate testimonials below, they’re working in a variety of careers inside and outside of the hotel industry.

Why study a Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) degree?

ICHM graduates gain a comprehensive understanding of business and the hotel and hospitality environments resulting in outstanding career prospects. The hotel industry is also one of the few industries’ where managerial titles and positions of responsibility can be achieved relatively early on in a career.


Applications are open for February 2021 and July 2021.

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Key Outcomes:

  • Graduates aren’t limited to the hotel industry; the ICHM Bachelor of Business will enable them to explore employment within a wide range of industries.
  • ICHM have a dedicated careers team who work with students and industry partners to secure Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placements during each year of study.  With the majority of placements being paid-work opportunities.
  • Graduates gain at least 12 - 18 months of working industry experience when studying with ICHM (a minimum of 1500 hours is required to graduate).
  • ICHM students are taught all aspects of business management through a tangible hotel industry lens, allowing students to understand business and customer experience - which is essential knowledge and can be applied to a variety of businesses.
  • Students are able to apply for a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if they have studied at another education institution, and enter ICHM’s bachelor degree in either the second or third year of study, allowing them to achieve their qualification faster.
  • On-campus accommodation available for those who want to live independently within a safe and structured environment.   
  • ICHM offer eight $15,000 scholarships a year for domestic and onshore international students.
  • ICHM provide learning plans to academically support those who may not have achieved the required ATAR score; ICHM also has special consideration entry for the 2021 intakes due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  


The Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) is a full-time course delivered face-to-face; WIL placements can be in different locations. Presently due to COVID-19, ICHM can also deliver in a blended or on-line mode.

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On-campus Academic Subject Descriptors

Below is a breakdown of the on-campus academic program subjects and descriptions; some subjects in later years may require successful completion of subjects in previous academic semesters (pre-requisite subjects).

Please click on the + symbol to expand each year level.

(Note: Students are encouraged to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for study taken at other institutions; as well as time they may have spent working in the hospitality industry. Approved credit may reduce a students overall cost and study workload).

Year 1 Subjects

  • BBHM101 - The Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • BBHM102 - Food and Beverage Service Standards
  • BBHM103 - Delivering Guest Services Practicum
  • BBHM104 - Rooms Division Service Standards
  • BBHM105 - Culinary Techniques and Standards 
  • BBHM108 - Hospitality Business Software Applications
  • BBHM109 - Employability Skills for Future Hoteliers
  • BBHM112 - Essential Academic Skills for Success

BBHM111a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement (subject to course progression)

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Year 2 Subjects

Core Subjects:

  • BBHM106 - Marketing and Sales for Hospitality Businesses
  • BBHM203 - Supervising International Hotel Front Office Operations
  • BBHM205 - Human Resource Management
  • BBHM206 - Property, Safety and Security Management
  • BBHM209 - Measuring Business Finance Performance

Elective Subjects**

  • BBHM201 - Supervising Culinary Operations (Pre-requisite BBHM105)
  • BBHM202 - Professional Wine Studies
  • BBHM204 - Creating the Guest Experience
  • BBHM207 - e-Marketing and Distribution
  • BBHM208 - Hospitality Operational Planning and Control (Pre-requisite BBHM108)
  • BIHM410 - Gastronomy: The Art, Culture & Science of Food & Beverages (Pre-requisites BBHM201, BBHM202)

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

BBHM211a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement (subject to course progression)

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Year 3 Subjects

BCore Subjects:

  • BBHM301 - Managing Business Financial Performance  (Pre-requisite BBHM209)
  • BBHM302 - Managing Productivity Through People  (Pre-requisite BBHM205)
  • BBHM306 - Managing Food and Beverage Operations  (Pre-requisite BBHM102, BBHM205)
  • BBHM307 - Managing Rooms Division Operations  Pre-requisite BBHM104, BBHM203, BBHM205)
  • BBHM308 - Sustainable Hospitality Environments

Elective Subjects**

  • BBHM207 - e-Marketing & Distribution (Pre-requisite BBHM106)
  • BBHM304 - The Changing Economic Environment
  • BBHM310 - Business Intelligence for Decision Making 
  • BIHM402 - Managing International Guests Expectations
  • BIHM405 - International Hotel Brand Management
  • BIHM412 - Event Management 
  • BIHM414a - Art and Design in Hospitality Environments 

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

BBHM311a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement (subject to course progression)

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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.

ICHM Orientation

Orientation sessions at ICHM are held in week one at the start of each semester to provide a friendly welcome to all new students from Australia and around the world.

With students drawn from across the world, it would be unusual for students to know anyone else before they arrive. The orientation sessions are held to help you get to know each other, introduce you to Adelaide, find your way around the campus, meet your teachers, and just generally settle in. ICHM also offers a free airport pick up service to all new students.

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