- If you wish to enrol in this course, you need to live in Adelaide or be willing to travel there for the on-campus semesters
The Master of International Hotel Management – MIHM is a two year (four-semester) full-time course 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.
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.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- General Manager
- Resident Manager
- Director of Operations
- Function & Events Manager
- Financial Controller
- Social Media Manager
- Personnel & Training Manager
- Health & Safety Manager
- And more!
What You'll Learn
Year One – Semester One
- The Graduate Certificate in International Hotel Management is comprised of four subjects; two of which focus on two major operational areas, the Food & Beverage and Accommodation Departments. These subjects allow students to develop the skills and knowledge to manage these areas and the resulting guest experience
- The latter two, introduce the interdisciplinary nature of hotel management through the study of Hospitality Management Accounting and Marketing. This provides students with an understanding of the key financial indicators leading to the profitability of an international hospitality business, as well as an insight into the factors contributing to the models of consumer behaviour from the service and product expectations of international hotel guests
Year One – Semester Two
- The Graduate Diploma in International Hotel Management is comprised of three core subjects plus one elective. Building on the foundation from Semester 1, students critically evaluate the role of revenue management and strategic pricing in overall hotel business performance. They also examine and connect fundamental human resource management tools, linking them to the businesses strategy and workforce design requirements. Students will also be required to consider long term strategic decision processes and strategy formulation, and how it applies to businesses in an international context
Year Two- Semester One
- Building on Semester 1 and 2, Semester 3 – the Master of International Hotel Management extends the students learning to a Masters level, with a focus on leadership and change within global business contexts. Students will be required to interpret the challenges of balancing global, political, workforce, technological and financial considerations along with personal needs in the pursuit of effective, contemporary and ethical change leadership. They will also investigate and gain technical knowledge of the critical forces driving change within a global environment; synthesizing this knowledge into innovative solutions to complex scenarios, particularly within multinational company structures
Year Two – Semester Four
- Semester 4 of the Masters provides students with the opportunity to undertake a six-month Professional Practice and Research in industry. This capstone subject will enable the student to integrate theory with the practice of work to develop their knowledge, skills and professional networks through lived experiences in a natural workplace setting. There is an expectation that students have a minimum of 200 hours of industry experience prior to undertaking their Professional Practice and Research in the industry
- As part of the research project students need to complete a minimum of 600 industry hours; in addition to the 200 minimum experience required to undertake the research project. Students can engage the ICHM Industry and Career Development (ICD) Managers to assist them with sourcing an industry position for the purpose of this subject
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
- South Australia
Duration and Study Load
- Semester One: On-Campus Academic Study (20-22 weeks)
- Semester Two: Off-Campus WIL Placement (20-22 weeks)
- Semester Three: On-Campus Academic Study (20-22 weeks)
- Semester Four: Professional Practice and Research (20-24 weeks)
- The Master of International Hotel Management – MIHM is a full-time course delivered face-to-face; domestic students are able to take the course part-time
Recognition of Prior Learning
- Graduates from hotel schools, or business/hospitality related qualifications/degrees, are encouraged to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Applicants seeking this should ensure that they supply all relevant documentation and evidence. Visit the Recognition of Prior Learning page for more information
- If you would like to register your interest in a Master of International Hotel Management, please complete this form and one of our team will be in touch
Sachi FletcherRestaurant Manager, Hentley Farm in Seppeltsfield, Barossa Valley
Bodelle FrancisGM of Oval Hotel, Adelaide Oval, SA, Australia
Justin McConnelGeneral Manager Next Hotels & Resorts, Adelaide
About International College of Hotel Management
ICHM offers undergraduate and postgraduate business, hotel and hospitality management degrees. CHM has exceptional employment outcomes and graduates are now WORKING GLOBALLY in large and boutique luxury brand hotels starting as specialists and supervisors and moving through to senior and general managers. A number of our graduates also choose to work outside the industry in areas such as marketing, IT, human resources and in their own businesses.
ICHM has been operating for almost 30 years and now has graduates working around Australia and throughout the world in a variety of top-end hotels, hospitality and business-related enterprises. ICHM has been named the Best Hotel and Hospitality Business School in Australia for the second consecutive year. This is the finding of the leading national Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Student Experience Survey (SES), which is funded by the Australian Government (QILT, SES, 2019/18).
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