International College of Management Sydney (ICMS)
The International College of Management Sydney (ICMS) is a leading business school, offering a balance of management and practical learning within a culture of training and entrepreneurialism.
This means you gain real industry experience as well as studying for a degree. We know graduates need more than a qualification to be competitive in a challenging job market, so throughout your degree you will gain practical opportunities to strengthen your skills in your field of study, as well as work directly with industry. This may be through a work placement as part of our Industry Training Program at the Bachelor degree level or an Industry Research Project at the postgraduate level. For many of our graduates this experience introduces them to their future employers.
We offer smaller class sizes than most universities, which means a more personal learning experience. You will also have the opportunity to study alongside classmates from more than 40 different countries, making inter-cultural experiences and connections a part of everyday learning.
Applying to study at ICMS
ICMS offers three intakes for undergraduate students per year (February, May and September) and two for postgraduate students (February and July). You can apply online or through UAC.
Courses at ICMS
The college offers undergraduate courses in the areas of business management , entrepreneurship , marketing and new media management , retail management , event management , hospitality management , international tourism , property management and sports management .
At postgraduate level, courses are available in the areas of international business , management and organisations , and tourism and hospitality . Students can also undertake a Graduate Certificate of Business .
All ICMS bachelor degrees include up to nine months of industry training . At postgraduate level, students complete an Industry Research Project where they work with an organisation for up to 600 hours and apply their knowledge to real business issues.
ICMS graduates regularly secure competitive positions within their industry and remark that industry training provided a critical edge over other candidates. Our industry partners comment that ICMS students and graduates stand out from the crowd because of their professional behavior and presentation. Read more about our alumni
International study opportunities at ICMS allow our students to spend one trimester overseas at one of our partner institutions. The study they undertake is fully accredited to their ICMS degree. We have many partner institutions in countries in Europe and the Americas, including César Ritz Colleges (Switzerland), Johnson and Wales University (USA), San Francisco State University (USA) and a number of universities in Germany.
Living and learning in Manly
ICMS attracts students determined to succeed in the workforce as management leaders and we do all we can to help them get there. In addition to formal study, we also offer academic and personal support services, a lively social scene with opportunities to network with peers, and vital industry training that will introduce you to your professional future. Students come to our stunning Manly campus from right across the globe but also from around Sydney and the northern beaches.
The building that houses ICMS was originally St. Patrick’s Seminary, standing in a commanding position overlooking Manly and its surrounds for more than a century. In 1996, ICMS was established as a specialised college of higher education. Today, the college has more than 1200 students from around the world.
Each year the International College of Management Sydney provides a comprehensive range of scholarship opportunities for new and current students. Click here to find out more about benefits, eligibility and how to apply.
Between the strong academic foundations of ICMS courses to the spectacular beachside location, it would be hard to find a college anywhere else in the world that offers a better study and life balance.
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"ICMS was my first pick to study a bachelor course in hospitality. The location of the campus was also a major deciding factor… how can anyone say no to the view? Thanks to ICMS I have developed an all-round hands-on approach to business and management. My industry training placement was at Victoria’s, Wategoes Beach, Byron Bay, and the owner of the business fuelled my eagerness to start something for myself. My business, Pure Pops, is continuing to grow and there is a great community around our brand from our suppliers to the stores that stock us and our happy customers."
What is your current role and outline your professional experience?
My current role is Co-Managing Director of Pure Pops, a Sydney-based company manufacturing all-natural ice pops distributed nationally. Pure Pops is the creation of Alice Storey and myself, and our mission is to offer a healthy and fun all-natural ice pop made from local Australian ingredients.
What career achievements are you especially proud of?
Pure Pops is continuing to grow and there have been many great moments along the way. A major highlight is the great community around our brand from our suppliers to the stores that stock us and our happy customers. We have also been fortunate enough to align with some great brands through various collaborations with ASOS, Facebook, Pimm’s, Topshop/Topman and IMG events.
How has your ICMS undergraduate degree contributed to you achieving your professional goals?
Thanks to ICMS I have developed an all-round hands-on approach to business and management. There is not a day that goes by that we’re not thrown into the deep end. The only way to trouble shoot your way out of these situations is to know your business and not be afraid to think outside the square.
What were the major factors contributing to your decision to study at ICMS?
I loved hotels and travelling, and the dream was always to hopefully one day open my own small boutique-sized hotel. I did a lot of research online and ICMS was my first pick to study a bachelor course in hospitality. The location of the campus was also a major deciding factor… how can anyone say no to the view?
Tell us about your industry training placement experience.
I completed my industry training at Victoria’s, Wategoes Beach Byron Bay. During this period I worked closely with the owner of the business, Victoria McEwan, who fuelled my eagerness to start something for myself.
What were the highlights during your time at ICMS?
My major highlight would be the people I met whilst studying at ICMS. From fellow students to lecturers, I’ve left with some great friends who I’m still in touch with today.
What advice would you give to someone considering study at ICMS?
Be open to experiences and challenge yourself by doing stuff you’ve never done before — these will be the things you remember.