Bachelor of Business - Hospitality Management

International College of Hotel Management (ICHM)

This program prepares students for management positions in the tourism and hospitality industries. It is designed to develop entrepreneurial skills and business acumen, as well as providing a broad knowledge base to enable students to make informed decisions on career paths. The program provides many opportunities for students to work in hospitality situations both simulated and real, learn teamwork and to develop the management skills the industry demands.

Course Fee:

Australian: $82,800
International: $82,800

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 (ATAR 70 or OP 14) or international equivalent; IELTS or TOEFL for international students


Students spend 6 months each year completing full academic study on the campus (8 subjects), and 6 months on industry placements in hotels and related organisations throughout Australia and internationally. During the on campus academic semesters students cover all aspects of hotel operations and management. General business, leadership, communication and cross-cultural skills are also an integral parts of the course. It is ICHM's preferred policy to place students in paid positions during their industry placements.

Subjects you can Study:

International hotel management; General management and administration; Accounting and finance; Human resource management; Event management; Sales and marketing; Rooms division and front office; Food and beverage management

Study Pathways:

Students can graduate upon completion; or choose to go on to complete the more advanced Bachelor of International Hotel Management (Swiss Hotel Association); meaning students complete their studies with two degrees.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Adelaide 70 Yes Full time 3 years

ICHM was the first and remains the only official Swiss Hotel Association (SHA) school in Australia, the world’s oldest hotel industry body. Today, ICHM is owned by Charles Darwin University (CDU). CDU is ranked 31st by Times Higher Education in its 2016 rankings of the best 150 universities in the world aged less than 50 years old.

To complete their undergraduate degree program – Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management), students spend six months each year studying full-time on the campus; the second six months of each year they are sent for industry placements in Australia or even overseas. 

While on campus, students study an advanced business program applicable to hospitality environments as well as other related industries.

ICHM now invites its graduates and graduates from other programs to join their Master of International Hotel Management (Swiss Hotel Association); designed to provide participants with an opportunity to develop advanced knowledge, allowing them to apply their leadership qualities in important decision making processes and manage change.

ICHM graduates are on every continent enjoying successful careers; working as supervisors and specialists through to senior and general managers. 

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