The ICMS Difference

WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING

Your real-world industry training placement is an experience that will differentiate you from competitors in the job market. Built into your ICMS qualification is an Industry Training placement. Undergraduate student industry training entails working for a minimum of 780 hours over the course of two study periods, equating to approximately nine months' placement. Postgraduate students complete 600 hours of work related to their studies as well as submit a rigorous research report. Our industry training consultants will help place you in an organisation relevant to your studies so that after your degree you'll have CV that's relevant to your studies, a network of contacts and boosted confidence when it's your time to enter the competitive job market.

SMALL CLASS SIZES THAT SUIT YOUR STUDY REQUIREMENTS

Our flexible timetabling lets you choose subjects to suit your lifestyle. We offer regular weekly classes in the day and select classes in the evening. We have found that small interactive classes are the best way for students to learn and also strengthen the working relationship between students, teaching staff and guest speakers.

TEACHING FACULTY

You will learn directly from internationally experienced academics. Our teaching staff have held positions such as sales and marketing directors, financial analysts, destination marketers, CEOs, management consultants and corporate trainers. They are joined by our guest speakers who bring their own perspectives on the latest movements in industry, and share their business and management strategies.

GENUINE DIVERSITY OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

ICMS is a global community. Our students come from more than 50 countries as far ranging as Europe, South America and Asia. Our graduates go on to work as industry professionals worldwide. This social and cultural diversity adds to the vibrancy and intellectual vitality of the student experience.

QUALITY AND CONTEMPORARY CURRICULUM

At ICMS you will experience our next generation education. We believe in a curriculum that blends a thorough understanding of the theoretical principles of management with innovations in hands-on, practical education. We work closely with industry to deliver a highly relevant curriculum that includes the latest conceptual tools and innovative approaches to contemporary business. 

EMPHASIS ON INDIVIDUAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Skills in analytical thinking, negotiation and persuasion are what enhance management potential. These are the soft skills of hard business that we embed into our subjects. Combined with your academic knowledge and practical industry training, these skills will differentiate you from others in a competitive job market.

FRIENDLY AND SUPPORTIVE CAMPUS EXPERIENCE

Our Student Experience Team organise social events to help you maintain balance between work and play. We organise surfing trips, skiing trips and theatre visits so you can take advantage of everything Manly, Sydney and Australia have to offer. Our staff and students are connected in a way that just wouldn’t be possible in a large university, making for a unique campus experience.

AUSTRALIA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS LOCATION

The ICMS Northern Beaches Campus is fondly known as “the castle on the hill” (where the Hollywood blockbuster The Great Gatsby was filmed and where Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were married) and is a Sydney landmark dating back to the 19th Century. The imposing structure, which dominates Manly’s beachside landscape, won worldwide acclaim when it was built by the Catholic Church between 1885 and 1889. The building, with its Gothic style and romantic central bell tower, holds a commanding position overlooking the azure of Sydney Harbour and the Pacific Ocean. The entire estate covers 20 hectares of parkland.

The campus is a five-minute walk to world-famous Manly beach and Manly village, well known for its shopping precinct, cafés, restaurants and beachside lifestyle. A few minutes’ walk in the other direction will lead you to the foreshores of the harbour. There are harbour side bush walks to explore, extending more than 50 kilometres north and south. ICMS is also close enough to Sydney city – 17 minutes by fast ferry from Manly ferry wharf.

A VIBRANT BUSINESS COMMUNITY

As well as being regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Sydney is also one of the most exciting places to study and work. The ICMS City Campus is located right in the heart of Sydney's business district. The area boasts the highest residential density in Australia and is one of the liveliest precincts in the Sydney CBD. The building is close to World Square Shopping Centre and is only a few minutes walk from great transport links via train at Central Station and a nearby Light Rail (tram) stop at Capitol Square. A short walk will take students to the entertaining areas of Chinatown, Darling Habour and Barangaroo Waterfront, all offering endless options for eateries from cafes and bars to world-class five-star dining - and everything in between.