• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


This is to meet the need for professionals with higher-level qualifications, and from competitive individuals wishing to accelerate their career progression.

How our postgraduate course works

This International Hotel Management course at Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School enables undergraduates or those wishing to develop their career path, the opportunity to enhance their hospitality knowledge and capabilities with a higher qualification, which can accelerate career progression. It is conducted at the Sydney campus with some practical components undertaken at the Leura campus over blocks of 3/4 days. This is a unique Master Degree providing the added benefit of an industry placement as an integrated part of the curriculum.

Why study International Hotel Management?

Hospitality is a dynamic and fast-growing international industry, which provides excellent opportunities to develop a global career. You will learn a combination of management and practical skills that are invaluable when pursuing career opportunities. Blue Mountains students also benefit from enhanced knowledge and skills due to their industry placement, an integral part of the course adding real working experience.

This Master degree enables those looking to change careers enter the world of hotel management. It also provides the opportunity for those who have an undergraduate degree in a related field and wish to extend their learning. All classes are held at our non-residential, Executive Business Centre, Sydney campus.

Master students can take their current Bachelor degree and build on their business knowledge while learning the core hospitality skills to ensure a successful career in hotel management. If you do not have an undergraduate qualification but have 3+ years in a supervisory role you may also be eligible.

Why choose Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School?

Our master’s degree is the only course of its kind in Sydney. By studying with us, you will gain a deep understanding of hotel management, operations and business, designed to secure you a management position in a leading hotel on graduation. The program offers a six-month paid industry placement in Australia, yet another opportunity that will set you ahead of the competition.

If you are looking for a business career that allows rapid employee development, has scope for travel, is fast-paced and people orientated, then this is the career for you.

Career opportunities

There is an enormous range of positions in the hospitality industry, so there is no need for you to get stuck in any one niche. Even if you choose to stay with the same employer, over a few years you could move from concierge, front desk to reservations manager and beyond.

Industry placements

As with the Bachelor degree numerous hotel chains partner with us in placing students in one hospitality industry placement during the Master degree, lasting up to 24 weeks (6 months).

Students put into practice the skills built while studying at Blue Mountains, gaining real-life work experience that counts towards their degree. The paid placements also allow crucial contacts and peer networks to be developed. And the potential money earned can save on tuition fees as well as be put towards travel, which is fully illustrated on our fee calculator.

Professional Development Workshop

This course incorporates a professional development workshop to support our students with greater awareness of what lies ahead when entering their first role. It provides a realistic view of what they will encounter when entering the hospitality sector.

Within the workshop students learn about: future leader qualities and attributes, cultural awareness (adaption and flexibility), business communications (verbal and non verbal), professional use of social media and the importance of grooming.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Hotels and the Guest  Experience
  • Industry Placement
  • Managing Food and Beverage  Operations
  • Business Research for  Hoteliers
  • Management of Rooms  Division
  • Independent Hospitality  Research  Project
  • Service Design and Management
  • Strategic Hotel Management
  • Contemporary Hotel Marketing
  • Business Events in a Global  Context 
  • Leadership for Global Hospitality
  • Sustainability and the  Environment  
  • Hotel Finance and Revenue
  • Global Human Resource  Management 
  • Entrepreneurship for Hospitality  Leaders

                            Detailed Programme Facts

                            • Programme intensity Full-time
                              • Full-time duration 24 months
                            • Languages
                              • English
                            • Delivery mode
                              On Campus
                            • More information Go to the programme website

                            English Language Requirements

                            You need the following IELTS score:

                            • Minimum required score:


                              The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

                              Schedule IELTS

                            General Requirements

                            • Applicants must have completed an international equivalent to the Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent as assessed by the Country Education Profiles produced by Australian Education International.
                            • If an Australian Year 12 equivalent has not been completed, applicants with an equivalent Australian Year 11 and at least a Certificate IV qualification or a partially completed university degree may be considered.
                            • Students must be 17 years and 9 months or older by the course start date
                            • Must provide original certified copies of any academic and professional qualifications (including both original language and translated documents if applicant’s first language is not English).
                            • CRICOS: 075348G

                            Tuition Fee

                            • International

                              21900 AUD/year
                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 43800 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
                            • National

                              21900 AUD/year
                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 43800 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
                            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                            Living costs for Sydney

                            • 1882 - 3550 AUD/month
                              Living Costs

                            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                            Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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