Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS)


For over 25 years, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) at Torrens University has been launching the careers of thousands of hotel management graduates in one of the world’s fastest-growing industries. What was started in 1991 is now recognised by the industry as the number one hotel management school in Australia (QS Ranking, 2019) and in the Asia Pacific region (Kantar 2020).

BMIHMS offers Bachelor of Business Degree in International Hotel & Resort Management. Courses are delivered across two custom designed campuses. Undergraduate students study at our applied learning residential campus in Leura in the Blue Mountains, undertake two six-month industry placements and complete business subjects in their third year at the Sydney Town Hall Campus.

BMIHMS also provides Masters Degree Programs, which includes International Hotel Management across our Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide campus and one six-month industry placement and International Hotel Leadership fully online and tailored to your lifestyle.

Quick Facts

  • World class industry connections including Marriott International, Four Seasons, The Star, Accor Hotels, Hyatt, Sofitel and much more!
  • Small class sizes - Small lecture, tutorial and applied training classes gives students a personalised learning experience. As a student, you will engage in a two-way conversation with your lecturers and tutors, and participate in activities with your classmates, all whilst gaining a thorough understanding of each subjects content.

Alumni & Faculty Achievement

Notable Alumni:

  • Tash Tobias - Divisional Manager – Lifestyle and Community Services, Brisbane City Council
  • Sonja Vodusek - General Manager, The Peninsula Tokyo, Japan
  • Cameron Abbott - General Manager, Holiday Inn Resort, Penang, Malaysia
  • Limin Cheng - Director, Revenue and Distribution Management, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
  • Jack Widagdo - General Manager, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spa, Chengdu, China
  • Mandy Posetti - Employee Relations Manager, The Star Entertainment Group, Sydney


The Australian education system is highly regulated. This is a good thing; it’s your guarantee, your peace of mind that the courses offered, the teaching conducted and qualification gained at Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School adhere to high government and compliance standards.

  • All BMIHMS at Torrens University undergraduate and postgraduate courses are fully self-accredited by Torrens University Australia in accordance with the Australian Higher Education Standards Framework (2015) and regulated by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).
  • Meets the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) requirements ensuring international students are cared for, minimum standards are met and that the institution functions on sound financial foundations.
  1. World Tourism Organisation
    • The School is a certified institution of the WTO’s Department of Education and Knowledge Management, having gained certification under the Tourism Education Quality program. We are one of the two institutions in Australia currently certified – the other being the University of Queensland. For further information visit
  2. International Association of Hotel School
    • BMIHMS is member of EUHOFA which unites the world’s leading hotel and tourism schools. Members work to ensure the highest quality education stadards in their schools. Each year members meet at an International Con to exchange ideas, experiences and best practices. For further information visit
  3. Associate of Commonwealth Universities
    • Blue Mountains is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. ACU is the world’s first and oldest international university network with 500 member institutions in developed and developing countries across the Commonwealth. Drawing on the collective experience and expertise of our membership, the ACU seeks to address issues in international higher education through a range of projects, networks, and events. For further information visit
  4. THE-ICE
    • The Blue Mountains Hotel School is a founding member of the not-for-profit International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE). Membership includes world-leading universities, private hotel schools and vocational colleges who have their qualifications and programs reviewed regularly by an independent panel of assessors to ensure they meet designated standards of excellence. For further information visit
    • Blue Mountains are members of the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE), which represents the Universities in Australia and New Zealand that teach and research hospitality and tourism.


Bachelor of Business Degree in International Hotel and Resort Management
  • Bachelor of Business: 2.5 years
    Associate Degree of Business: 2 years
    Diploma of Business: 1 year
    Campuses: Leura and Sydney
    Intakes: January, April, July, September
Master Degree in International Hotel Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate: 6 months
    Master Degree: 2 years
    Industry experience unit: 1 (Master only)
    Campuses: Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide
    Intakes: January, April, July, September
MBA International Hotel Leadership
  • MBA duration: 2 years full time
  • Professional Development for hotel professionals
  • Fully online and customisable
  • Students can study standalone courses or group subjects together to complete a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or MBA
  • Intakes: Every 6 weeks
English Language Program
  • For those students who would like to improve their English language skills to get the most out of their hospitality management degree, or those who do not initially meet our English Language entry requirements, we offer an intensive English Language Program (ELP) at our Leura Campus, run by Torrens University Language Centre (TULC) CRICOS Provider No: 03389E.

Key Rankings

  • Ranked #1 in Australia by subject 2019 QS World University rankings Hospitality and Leisure Management
  • #1 Hotel Management School in Australia and Asia-Pacific’s Kantar 2020
  • World class industry connections including Marriott International, Four Seasons, The Star, Accor Hotels, Hyatt, Sofitel and much more!
  • Start when it suits you intake dates are in January, April, July or September.

Accommodation & Dining


Students live in twin share hotel-style rooms, which contain a television, a private en-suite bathroom, a telephone line and 24/7 internet access. Rooms are cleaned weekly and all linen is provided. Single rooms with en-suite are limited, subject to availability and incur additional costs.

On-campus Dining

During residential terms all main meals are provided, three times a day. The campus offers a choice of tasty and healthy dining venues: Chambers, an à-la-carte fine dining restaurant; Cascades an international style fusion bistro; and Cookie’s, an indoor/ outdoor café. Light snacks are available from the coffee cart and café three evenings a week and wine can be purchased with dinner, where Responsible Service of Alcohol is strictly followed.

Social Facilities

  • Cinema Room
  • Air Hockey
  • Basketball Court
  • Pool Tables
  • Cafe
  • Recreation Room
  • Table Tennis
  • Football/Soccer Field
  • Tennis Court
  • Gym
  • Outdoor Pool and BBQ Area

Location Map

  1. Leura
    • Located on 6 hectares of landscaped private gardens, 1.5 hours from Sydney, the residential Leura Campus has well-appointed accommodation, modern teaching facilities and a real hotel.
  2. Sydney
    • Our non-residential campus, located right in the heart of the city’s CBD, 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.

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