Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) at Torrens University
The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) at Torrens University, located in New South Wales, was established in 1991 with the aim of providing high-quality internationally recognised hotel and event management education. The School has built a strong reputation within the hospitality and events industry for developing students into future leaders. So much so, that in a survey of international hotel hiring managers, Blue Mountains ranked number 1 among hospitality management schools in Asia Pacific and Australia for an international career (TNS Survey, Sept-2013).
Blue Mountains is renowned for its excellent training and teaching methods and its ability to prepare students for the wide range of opportunities that are available in hospitality, travel and tourism, events and related industries. With awards such as Gold at the 2013 New South Wales Tourism Awards and the ‘Best Communication Campaign’ at the 2010 Worldwide Hospitality Awards – the School is recognised as being the leading provider of hospitality management education in Australia.
BMIHMS has two campuses located in New South Wales, Australia. One is located in Leura which is in the stunning Blue Mountains National Park, just 90kms from Sydney. The other is the new non-residential campus located in the heart of downtown Sydney which opened in September 2011.
Two programmes are delivered at BMIHMS Suzhou Campus, located at Suzhou Tourism and Finance Institute, China. These offshore programmes serve as pathways for students to enrol into BMIHMS Australia Bachelor of Business degrees (International Hotel and Resort Management or International Event Management).
Leading Hospitality and Business Degree Programmes
Blue Mountains offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes:
- Bachelor of Business (International Hotel and Resort Management) – 2.5 years
- Bachelor of Business (International Event Management) – 2.5 years
- Master of International Hotel Management – 2 years
Undergraduate students start their studies at the residential Leura campus which is run as a simulated hotel where students are the guest as well as the staff. The campus operates three restaurants, commercial kitchens, events facilities, front office and housekeeping on campus so students learn the practical aspects of hospitality as well as theory.
The Sydney campus is designed for third year undergraduate and postgraduate students to complete their studies. Located in the heart of vibrant Sydney provides students with networking, work opportunities and the advantages of living in a world-class city.
English Language Programme
International students whose English language skills do not meet the necessary requirements are advised to take the English Language Programme which is conducted by the Academy of English at the Leura campus.
BMIHMS is widely recognised as the leading hotel and event management school in the region. With over 3000 graduates worldwide, with many in senior management positions, BMIHMS offers students a unique programme that ensures career success in this exciting industry.
BMIHMS is one of only a few institutions that offers industry placement as part of their programme. Bachelor degree students undertake two industry placements lasting up to 24 weeks in Australia (paid), or abroad. For the Masters programme there is one industry placement.
Visit our website for more information on industry placement opportunities that BMIHMS offers.
To ensure success upon graduation the Blue Mountains runs a competitive recruitment initiative designed to connect our highest achieving undergraduate and postgraduate final year students with a select group of industry partners. It provides a unique opportunity for the hospitality industry to recruit and guide our top graduates towards the senior hotel management roles of the future. Industry partners include IHG, Accor, Hyatt and many more.
Fully Accredited and Recognised
The School also holds full national and state level accreditation from the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the New South Wales Department of Education & Training. All degree programmes are fully accredited and recognised by industry bodies such as the World Tourism Organisation, the Institute of Hospitality and THE-ICE.
Study Programmes Accredited by THE-ICE
Australia – Leura Campus
- Diploma of Business (International Hotel & Resort Management) – Year 1 of Bachelor’s Degree
- Associate Degree of Business (International Hotel & Resort Management) – Year 2 of Bachelor’s Degree
- Diploma of Business (International Event Management) – Year 1 of Bachelor’s Degree
- Associate Degree of Business (International Event Management) – Year 2 of Bachelor’s Degree
Australia – Sydney Campus
- Bachelor of Business (International Hotel and Resort Management) – Years 1 & 2 at Leura, Year 3 at Sydney
- Bachelor of Business (International Event Management) – Years 1 & 2 at Leura, Year 3 at Sydney
- Graduate Certificate in International Hotel Management
- Master of International Hotel Management
China – Suzhou Campus
- Diploma of Business (International Hotel & Resort Management)
- Associate Degree of Business (International Hotel & Resort Management)
Leura Campus – situated in the heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park, about an hour’s drive west of Sydney, and is spread over 2 hectares of landscaped grounds and has capacity for around 250 students.
Sydney Campus – our new non-residential campus is located right in the heart of the city’s CBD and functions as an executive business centre where 3rd year and postgraduate students complete their studies in purpose built, state of the art lecture rooms and teaching facilities, with wireless Internet and a modern well-equipped library on site. We assist in finding off-campus accommodation nearby.
Suzhou, China – two programmes are delivered at BMIHMS Suzhou Campus located at Suzhou Tourism and Finance Institute, China. These offshore programmes serve as pathways for students to enrol into BMIHMS Australia Bachelor of Business degrees (International Hotel and Resort Management or International Event Management).
For more information visit the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School website.
Torrens University Australia Limited
ABN: 99 154 937 005 – CRICOS Provider Code: 03389E
BMIHMS courses are accredited by Torrens University Australia Ltd, which is the registered higher education provider. The award of qualifications are conferred by Torrens University. For further information about Torrens University, refer to http://www.torrens.edu.au