Learning Methodology

The mission of the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School is committed to the development of future leaders and managers dedicated in the achievement of excellence in the global hospitality industry through innovative, practical and challenging management education programs.

The School's philosophy in career preparation centres on a fusion of three crucial spheres of management. These are skills, knowledge, and attitude, engendered by immersion in a hotel environment uniquely both on and off campus, and reinforced by the total support of all staff towards achieving that goal. Central to the learning methodology of our School's courses is application i.e. the ability for students to apply their skills and knowledge as they learn it.

Therefore, students need to be exposed to the use of the conceptual tools in a realistic activity. The learning activities are created through the courses to allow the students to develop the skills, knowledge and attitude necessary to operate successfully in the real life world of work. It is through the practical activities that students are engaged in, which brings the theoretical input to life.

Blended Learning

The BMIHMS uses a blend of learning techniques to supplement structured lectures and tutorials. These include internet-based resources, guest lecturers, team assignments, individual coaching and group learning activities. Throughout their course, students are expected to complete theoretical and practical tasks, and assignments. There are also theory and practical tests as well as examinations. Students are also expected to participate in project work, group and individual presentations. Final assessments take into account both coursework, progressive tests and examination results.

Intake Dates

For international students including students from HK, Macau and Taiwan ares, the school has four intakes per year: February, May, August and November.


  • Feb 27, 2019
  • May 15, 2019
  • Aug 21, 2019
  • Nov 6 , 2019

Entry Requirements

Entry onto an undergraduate program at the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School Suzhou, China campus is based upon academic performance, interview and proficiency tests in English language. Students need to obtain an IELTS level 6.0 for entry on to the program. Applicants should be over 18 years old when entry into the program.

Academic Qualifications - First year entry

Students must have successfully completed 12 years of schooling up to the level of High School Certificate, International Baccalaureate or a national or vocational equivalent.

We will also take other circumstances and study case by case. Please contact the Admissions Office for more details at studyinchina@bluemountains.edu.au

English Language Proficiency

English language proficiency may be demonstrated by providing evidence of satisfactory performance in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent English Testing System. To be eligible to enter on to the diploma program in China, students must obtain a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent or gain a minimum of 60% in the English Language Entrance Examination conducted by the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School China campus. To be eligible to enter the bachelor 's degree level in Australia, students must obtain a minimum IELTS score of 6.0.

However, for students who do not gain an IELTS score of 6.0 there are three options available:

  • Students with IELTS 5.5 can enter the program on the condition that they study compulsory English throughout the first semester of the program.
  • Students with a score of IELTS 5.0 can enter our English Language Program (ELP) conducted over 18 weeks. Upon successfully passing the ELP exam and interview, students can be admitted onto our associate degree of Business (International Hotel & Resort Management).


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