Careers in Hospitality

What does a career in hospitality really look like?

If you’re looking for a dynamic career with lots of variety, then you’ve come to the right place. Many people immediately think of waiters, bartenders, and kitchenhands when they hear the words hospitality management, but in reality these roles comprise just a small section of one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

Hospitality also encompasses careers in events, travel and tourism – so roles such as Hotel Manager, Event Coordinator, Wedding Planner, Travel Agent, Tour Operator and even Chief Financial Officer are just some of the many diverse opportunities that might come your way after completing a degree at BMIHMS.

The hospitality industry provides careers, not just jobs, and it needs strategic operational leaders to fill key managerial and decision–making roles.

The industry

Hospitality is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, and it doesn’t look like it will be slowing down anytime soon.

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (2012), by 2020 hospitality will represent 10% of total employment globally. This is equivalent to 1 in every 10 jobs, with each hotel employing an average of 16 people in management positions.

Most major international hotel and restaurant brands have a presence in Australia, not to mention the many boutique hotels, event management facilities, international events, internationally renowned restaurants, function centres and serviced apartments that operate here. From backpacker hostels to hatted restaurants and five star luxury resorts, there is no shortage of opportunities for 
skilled hospitality professionals.

A Day in the Life…

Want to know what life is like after graduating? Discover what a typical working day is like for some of our most successful BMIHMS alumni. Click on the profiles below for real insights into their career paths and the world of hospitality management.

Cameron Abott
Hotel Manager, Crowne Plaza, Melbourne


New Zealander Graduated 1995

Catherine Lee
Business Development Manager – National, New Zealand


Australian Graduated 2003

Nicholas Lee

Executive Assistant 
Resort Manager, 
Qualia Resort, Hamilton Island


Australian Graduated 1994

Travel the world and get paid for it.

A business degree at BMIHMS can start you on a career path that will take you all over the globe. International hotel chains and event management companies invest heavily in developing their staff, giving them opportunities to expand their careers into new areas in a multitude of locations. Currently, we have alumni working in exciting and diverse roles all over the world, including Europe, UK, USA and Asia.


Potential Career Opportunities

Your business degree from BMIHMS will open plenty of doors for you when it comes to finding work after graduation. Here’s a list of just some of the industries our graduates work in, and the type of roles you can expect to find:

Industry Some Possible Occupations
Commerce Business Development Online Consultant
E-commerce and Technology Business Analyst Digital Manager
Education Academic Trainer/Facilitator
Finance and Banking Revenue Manager Bank/Branch Manager
Public Sector Event Organiser Community Manager
Hospitality Human Resources Manager Marketing Manager Food & Beverage Manager General Manager
Sport and Leisure Sports Management Operations Manager
Recruitment/Human Resources Human Resources Manager Marketing Manager Recruitment Consultant Financial Controller
Media Public Relations Executive Media Buyer
Travel and Tourism Event Planner Cruise Ship Activities Leader
Sales and Marketing Marketing Analyst Sales & Marketing Manager
Hospitality Head of Catering & Hospitality
Guest Services Agent
Revenue Manager
Front Office Manager
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