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Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management)

The International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) prepares students for hotel management roles based on the acclaimed Swiss Hotel Association (SHA) model that stresses the importance of learning all aspects of the hotel industry.

This allows ICHM graduates to work all over the world in a wide variety of management roles within different types of hospitality organisations, and also in non-hospitality related businesses.

The ICHM Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) allows you to change your world by preparing you for an international career in a wide variety of hospitality businesses.

Starting from an operational base you will develop an understanding of the basics of business from a management perspective. Your knowledge base is expanded each year with new industry relevant concepts and business applications. ICHM’s academic year comprises six months full time study, followed by a six month full time Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement throughout Australia, or possibly overseas.

ICHM graduates gain a comprehensive understanding of the international hospitality environment; and as a result, have outstanding career prospects with many obtaining highly sought after positions around the world.


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The Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) is a full-time course delivered face-to-face; WIL placements can be in different locations.

Credit Transfers: 

Graduates from hotel schools, or business/hospitality related qualifications/degrees, are encouraged to apply for credit transfers/advanced standing. Applicants seeking this should ensure that they supply all relevant documentation and evidence. Visit the credit transfer/advanced standing page for more information. 

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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 credit transfer/advanced standing 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)

View subject list & descriptors.

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)

**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
  • BIHM402 - Managing International Guests Expectations
  • 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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