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International College of Management, Sydney



The International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) offers quality higher education alongside an exceptional student experience. Founded in 1996 as a specialist management institution, ICMS takes a career-oriented approach to formal education, supported by extensive industry partnerships and work experience programmes. All of this, located within Australia's vibrant capital, Sydney, which was recently voted the 9th most desirable student city in the world (QS, 2020).

ICMS is spread over three campuses, offering a wide range of degree courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Northern Beaches campus, fondly known as ‘the castle on the hill', is a beautiful 19th century stone building with superb facilities on site, including libraries, computer laboratories, tennis and basketball courts, as well as wireless internet throughout the campus.

There are nine beaches within walking distance, including the famous Manly beach, recently voted the best beach in Australia by TripAdvisor. Harbourside walks extend more than 50 kilometres into the bush to the north and south, yet central Sydney is only 17 minutes away by fast ferry from Manly wharf. It's the best of both worlds.

The City campus is located within Sydney's central business district, offering direct links to the college's network of industry professionals, and is situated close to the vibrant city culture of Sydney itself. Within Australia, ICMS consistently ranks in the top ten for employment, with around 90 per cent of its students securing jobs before graduation (ICMS graduate survey 2018) and with 100 per cent of students graduating with first-hand industry experience.

More than 2000 students attend ICMS, from over 50 countries worldwide, a rich and diverse social fabric which offers a truly global student experience, as well as ideal preparation for leadership and management roles within industry positions both domestically and internationally.

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What's new

What's new

ICMS focuses on offering students a study environment focusing on health and safety as it navigates through the Covid-19 crisis. ICMS has established clear planning and is subject to government regulations:

  • All classes will be online in 2020, with some being delivered face-to-face with limited capacity at a later stage.
  • September 2020 and onward, ICMS may have face-to-face classes. ICMS will announce more details as the situation evolves.
  • From February 2021, ICMS will have a combination of face-to-face and online delivery. ICMS will confirm this in the upcoming months.

Face-to-face teaching, once commenced, will include hand sanitiser stations at room entry all door handles and tables sanitised after class and social distancing within classrooms. Prior to entering the ICMS campus, students are advised to have the CovidSafe app downloaded.

Students must check the ICMS Covid-19 webpage for up to date details.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Students will learn directly from academics who are experienced at an international level. Its teaching faculty have held positions such as marketing and sales directors, destination marketers, financial analysts, CEOs, management consultants and corporate trainers. There are also guest speakers covering the latest industry insights and sharing their management and business strategies.

ICMS delivers next generation education with a curriculum that blends theoretical principles of management with practical, hands-on education. It works closely with industry to offer students a relevant curriculum for contemporary business.

Here's what Dr Dominic Szambowski, CEO and President of ICMS has to say about the college:

"At ICMS, our mission is to provide you with an exceptional education and the much-valued skills set to gain a competitive edge and exceed industry expectations in today's job market. That's why so many of our lecturers have extensive industry experience, and why industry training and a leadership programme are integrated into our courses. By choosing to study at ICMS, you will have the practical, academic and professional experience you need to be career-ready by the day you graduate."

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Study options

Study options

ICMS offers students a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that prepare them to be leaders in their fields. All study options share a business and management core covering areas required for any professional career. Students can choose from several specialisations at ICMS.

All degrees on offer combine an academic foundation with compulsory industry experience to help equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's competitive global job market.

Undergraduate study

Some of the undergraduate study options on offer include:

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship)
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Business (Sports Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (International Tourism)
  • Bachelor of Business Management (Fashion and Global Brand Management)
  • Bachelor of Business Management (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Property (Development, Investment and Valuation)
  • Bachelor of Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Event Management

Postgraduate study

Some of the postgraduate study options on offer include:

  • Master of International Business
  • Master of Management
  • Master of Event Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Event Management
  • Master of Management (Tourism and Hospitality)
  • Graduate Certificate of Business

Pathway programs

In partnership with the International Sports College of Australia (ISCA) and the Aspire Institute, ICMS shares campus facilities for those studying pathway programmes. Upon successful completion of their pathway programmes at ISCA and Aspire, students can progress to higher studies at ICMS.

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How to apply

How to apply

Step 1

Students must choose the study option they want to pursue at ICMS.

Step 2

Students must check the entry requirements for the study option they choose. On failing to meet the entry requirements, students can choose to apply for study options at the Aspire Institute which provides pathways to ICMS degree programmes.

Step 3

Students may submit the online application form to ICMS directly or apply through education agents.

Step 4

Students must produce all supporting documents.

Step 5

Once the application is processed, ICMS will offer students a letter of offer or conditional admission if the application is successful. Students may also need to submit further supporting documentation if required.

Step 6

A Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) will be issued if:

  • Conditions of entry are met
  • The acceptance of offer and written agreement are signed and dated
  • The required sections in the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) form are completed while meeting the Genuine Student (GS) and GTE requirements.
  • The CoE form is completed
  • Deposit of fee payment is done

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ICMS campuses, in Manly and Sydney CBD, are home to over 2,300 students.

Northern Beaches Campus

This campus, also known as the ‘castle campus', is located near the famous Manly beach and Manly's CBD, which is popular for its restaurants, cafes, shopping precinct, and beachside lifestyle. ICMS is also close to Sydney, being just 17 minutes away by fast ferry.

Students enjoy facilities on campus such as computer laboratories, cafe, tennis and basketball courts, bar and restaurant. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout campus.

City Campus

This campus, also known as the ‘business campus', is based in Sydney's CBD. Studying within the heart of Sydney makes for an excellent start to a business career.

The Manning building is near the World Square Shopping Centre and is close to transport links via train. The building has historic significance and is important to the city of Sydney.

Students will be able to access in just a short walk- cafes, eateries, five-star dining, and more.

Esplanade and ISCA campuses

The International Sports College of Australia and the Aspire Institute have two campuses for its students progressing to ICMS study options.

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Student life

Student life

ICMS is more of a community than a college to students. ICMS offers students a more personalised learning experience, with its students and staff well-connected. The Student Success Centre provides students with academic support through its learning advisors, who can help with English language and academic support.

The student volunteers in the Peer Assisted Learning service offer students help to succeed academically.

ICMS also cares about its students' emotional wellbeing and has a Wellness Team to assist with any personal support during their time at ICMS.

Outside of classrooms, there are plenty of events, adventures, and parties for students to take part in for an enriching student experience. They can also participate in student-led clubs and societies and sports teams. In addition, the student experience team, with the help of the student representative council, organises student activities.

ICMS offers student-friendly accommodation that makes for an ideal way to immerse into student life.

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