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Diploma in International Hotel Management Semesters Overview

The following outline is an overview of the courses offered in the Diploma in Hotel Management program.

Diploma in International Hotel Management

The Diploma includes the foundational courses of the BBA in Global Hospitality Management. Students interested in pursuing the full BBA degree may continue their studies from Semester 4 onwards on our campuses in Switzerland and Spain.

Your first semester prepares you to successfully fulfill functions of various front-of-house departments in international restaurants or hotels.

  • Catering and Banquets Operations
  • Cleaning Science and Stewarding
  • Principles of Bar and Beverage Operations
  • Fine Dining, Casual and Fast Food Operations
  • Rooms Division Operations
  • Introduction to the World of Hospitality
  • Mathematics and Applied IT
  • English or another language course (Mandarin, French or Spanish)

For this first internship, you will put into practice the basics you have learned during the program on campus. This professional experience also gives you an opportunity to explore your career goals.

This semester of study builds on the skills that you have already developed by preparing you to fulfill duties of various back-of-house departments, such as:

  • Catering and Banquets Operations
  • Pastry and Bakery Operations
  • Fine Dining, Casual and Fast Food Operations
  • Hospitality Financial Accounting and Control
  • Rooms Division Administration
  • Scientific Principles of Human Nutrition and Food
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
  • Advanced Writing Skills/Effective Communication
  • Language course: Cross-Cultural Understanding and Mandarin, French or Spanish

This final semester of hotel management courses will prepare you to fulfill the managerial functions of the principal departments of a hotel or restaurant:

  • Rooms Division Management
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Hospitality Managerial Accounting
  • Hospitality Human Resources
  • Hospitality Marketing
  • Economics
  • Language course: Cross-Cultural Understanding and Mandarin, French or Spanish

The aim of the second internship is to allow you to develop your understanding of management roles within the hospitality workplace. Students who successfully complete this program can either start their career at this point or continue towards the Bachelor Degree.