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Top Diploma Programs in Hospitality

A diploma can be earned for many areas of study. Diploma programs offer an in-depth study of a specific subject and typically take less than two years to complete. 

What is a diploma in hospitality? The hospitality industry is expansive and fast-growing. It includes service-centered business such as hotels, restaurants, pubs, spas, cruises and tourism. Students earning a diploma in this field can often learn specific skills associated with hospitality, including leadership, finances, workplace conflict, customer service, and health and safety. Some schools have facilities available to teach bartending, serving and culinary-focused sills. Additionally, some programs require service time in the field.

Students studying in this field may gain knowledge applicable to everyday life. Communication, planning and organization are key elements found in the industry and outside of it. The ability to proficiently plan and organize may also be factors in promotion.

There are various programs available to earn a diploma. Cost will vary by school and program. Additionally, as some programs are longer than others, this will also affect the cost.

Because earning a diploma is focused on understanding a specific field, most careers in the hospitality arena center around service businesses. Students who earn this diploma can often find careers as a front-desk manager, housekeeping operations supervisor, event planner or trainer. Some schools offer more specific lines of study such as tourism, restaurants and wine operations. People achieving a diploma in these programs have become tour guides, chefs and bar managers. The skills learned can potentially be applied in small entrepreneurships such as spas and salons. Additionally, hospitality spans the globe, so various career paths may be available internationally.

The unique nature of hospitality typically requires a more hands-on approach. While there may be a few programs online, most schools require class attendance on campus. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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38 Results in Hospitality

St. Patrick's

The Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management (HND) is a 2-year vocational course. This means that not only do you learn the theoretical aspects but it also provi ... [+]

HND Hospitality Management

The Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management (HND) is a 2-year vocational course. This means that not only do you learn the theoretical aspects but it also provides you with the ability to relate this to the real world of work. Evaluating the application of these theories and concepts puts you at an advantage of being a strategic thinker and proactive manager in turbulent economic times.

Course Requirements Level 3 qualification or equivalent GCE Advanced level profile demonstrating strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved furthe... [-]
United Kingdom London
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Toronto School of Management

This one-year Undergraduate Diploma will give you the skills to begin and succeed in a career in hospitality and tourism. Enjoy 3% early bird discount if you pay your tui ... [+]

Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management Co-op

This one-year Undergraduate Diploma will give you the skills to begin and succeed in a career in hospitality and tourism. Enjoy 3% early bird discount if you pay your tuition fees in full. The program focuses on the most up-to-date developments in the hospitality industry, helping you to:

Develop professional hotel competencies such as effective communication skills, good customer service skills, leadership, and teamwork, ensuring that you are providing a high-quality product or service to your customers Gain supervised practical work experience directly related to your academic and career goals Become immediately effective within the hospitality and tourism industry through understanding the principles and procedures of a range of hospitality functions, including front desk operations, housekeeping, and food and beverage production Course Requirements Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Equivalent * or Mature student ** Age 18 or older IELTS of 5.5 or equivalent for Non-native English speakers ... [-]
Canada Toronto
November 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
NZMA

This programme is ideal if you are targeting a career in hospitality management, or if you already have frontline hospitality service experience and are keen to take your ... [+]

80 weeks

This 80-week programme is offered at NZMA’s Auckland Sylvia Park Campus.

What will I learn?

This programme is ideal if you are targeting a career in hospitality management, or if you already have frontline hospitality service experience and are keen to take your career to the next level and progress into management.

Programme content includes:

The first half of the programme involves classroom-based modules, and in the second half, you expand your hospitality operations knowledge and skills through either a full-time internship (eligibility criteria applies) or campus-based modules.

Semester one:

• Operational activities impacting on management decisions within Rooms Division operations... [-]

New Zealand Hamilton Auckland
May 2019
Full-time
80 weeks
Campus
Reeves College

Reeves College’s Hospitality Business Management trains students to not only excel in communication and customer service but also on hospitality sales and marketing strat ... [+]

Canada’s hospitality and tourism industry continues to grow as the country was ranked one of the top 10 most popular travel destinations in the world in the 2013 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI). In order to maintain its competitiveness, the industry continues to expand to accommodate the country’s increasing reputation.

Reeves College’s Hospitality Business Management trains students to not only excel in communication and customer service but also on hospitality sales and marketing strategies; food and beverage services; housekeeping and staff management; and more. Students will graduate with the hands-on training they need to succeed in this diverse industry where they can seek opportunities as a hotel, lodging, attractions, or restaurant manager.... [-]

Canada Calgary
September 2019
Full-time
43 weeks
Campus
Suzhou Centennial College

The Hospitality – Hotel Operations Management program offers you the business skills and acumen to work in a wide range of areas within this multifaceted industry. Among ... [+]

Credential: Diploma Program Length: 2 years/ 4 semesters

The Hospitality – Hotel Operations Management program offers you the business skills and acumen to work in a wide range of areas within this multifaceted industry.

Among these areas are front desk management, housekeeping operations, food and beverage management and human resources planning.

Industry professionals lead your Hotel Operations Management courses in on-campus hotel suites as well as in an event centre and restaurant. In addition to hands-on courses, you also take part in a 14-week industry field placement that allows you to gain real world experience. This program feature ensures that you are truly sought after for employment upon graduation.... [-]

China Suzhou
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
IMI International Management Institute Switzerland

Swiss federally recognised diploma combining study with paid, practical training. ... [+]

This programme is designed to comply with the strict requirements of the Swiss federal government whilst staying true to the values that have made IMI one of the finest hospitality schools in the world today. Combining practical training with academic excellence, we are committed to helping students fulfill their true potential.

The degree spans three years and each year consists of one taught semester of 22 weeks followed by a practical training semester also of 22 weeks. IMI trains students in food and beverage, housekeeping and front office as well as preparing them for management roles in the hospitality industry. Students have the opportunity to acquire language skills with professional English, German and French classes running throughout the programme. On completion, students can pursue a BA (Hons) from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.... [-]

Switzerland Lucerne
Open Enrollment
Full-time
3 - 3 years
Campus
B.H.M.S. Business & Hotel Management School

Forming the first year to the BA in Hotel and Hospitality Management or Global Business Management, the Diploma in Hospitality Management consists of one intensive study ... [+]

Program:

Year 1 of the BA Hotel & Hospitality Management/ Global Business Management

Duration:

One year

Availability:

This offer is available to all potential students.

Overview

Forming the first year to the BA in Hotel and Hospitality Management or Global Business Management, the Diploma in Hospitality Management consists of one intensive study period of 6 months at the BHMS campus in Lucerne, Switzerland, and one practical paid industry training period of 4-6 months in the Swiss hospitality industry.

BHMS is a member of the Bénédict Switzerland group of schools, founded in 1928, whose mission is to provide adult education for people with a desire to succeed. Bénédict School is one of Switzerland’s largest private education organizations and is teaching each year more than 15,000 full and part-time students. Since the accreditation of the Diploma and Higher Diploma programs in Hospitality Management in 2003 by the University of Brighton, UK, over 1000 students have successfully completed the Diploma program.... [-]

Switzerland Lucerne
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
International Montreal Butler Academy

CEWECM-IMBA, is the Centre of Excellence in Wine Education and Cellar Management of the International Montreal Butler Academy. Exclusive to IMBA and created by Richard Sa ... [+]

CELLAR MANAGEMENT

CEWECM-IMBA, is the Centre of Excellence in Wine Education and Cellar Management of the International Montreal Butler Academy.

Exclusive to IMBA and created by Richard Sagala, this world class butler wine training and cellar management program is a unique and distinctive feature of the IMBA.

In addition to their butler diploma, and after having having passed the WSET exams, students will be awarded the Level two and Level three Advanced Certificate from the world leading UK-based Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET*).

Once the WSET training is completed, the students will learn to master the Alfred Sommelier cellar management software, a professional tool especially adapted to the high standards of the IMBA academy and their clients. Whether for investment purposes or simply for pleasure, the acquired cellar management techniques will suit all the needs of any future IMBA alumni employer.... [-]

Canada Montreal
January 2020
Full-time
13 weeks
Campus
Centennial College

The Hospitality - Hotel Operations Management program offers you the business skills and acumen to work in a wide range of areas within this multifaceted industry. ... [+]

Program Overview

The Hospitality - Hotel Operations Management program offers you the business skills and acumen to work in a wide range of areas within this multifaceted industry. Those areas include front desk management, housekeeping operations, food and beverage management and human resources planning.

Industry professionals will lead your Hotel Operations Management courses in on-campus hotel suites as well as in an event centre and restaurant. In addition to hands-on courses, you will also take part in a 14-week industry field placement that allows you to gain real-world experience. This college hospitality diploma program feature ensures that you are truly sought-after for employment upon graduation.... [-]

Canada Toronto
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Durham College

Be part of one of the fastest-growing industry segments in the world. Hotels, resorts, restaurants, cruise ships, casinos, entertainment venues, and conference centers ar ... [+]

Be part of one of the fastest-growing industry segments in the world. Hotels, resorts, restaurants, cruise ships, casinos, entertainment venues, and conference centers are all benefiting from an increasing number of travelers from around the globe. Learn the essential operational skills and management techniques that employers value in this vibrant business. Explore the diverse career paths that are available to you, as you unleash your passion for customer service excellence and profitable hospitality business operations. The world of accommodation, food, and beverage, travel and tourism is yours to discover.

The program focuses on the management of hotel, restaurant and tourism enterprises and is designed to provide you with a thorough foundation of the professional skills required to begin a career in these sectors. Given the hands-on nature of the hospitality industry, all courses are designed to provide you with active learning opportunities including labs for food and beverage preparation and service and front desk operations, along with numerous case studies and simulation exercises. Built on three key themes – profitable business management, exemplary customer service and an appreciation of sustainable hospitality management practices – each course will take you on an exploration of the various business aspects of the hospitality service industry, including:... [-]

Canada Whitby
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Australian College of Applied Education

Throughout the Diploma of Hospitality you will find yourself in various learning environments including our fully equipped training bar and restaurant, 'real life' work p ... [+]

1 Year Full Time; this course is also available Part time

Planning and execution are paramount and this program has a strong focus on management skills with a services oriented approach as this applies directly to the broad business operations of international hotels and resorts.

The Hospitality Industry is fast-faced and fast growing. With a skills shortage across the Industry this is the perfect time to study and gain the skills required to start a prosperous career.

Throughout the Diploma of Hospitality you will find yourself in various learning environments including our fully equipped training bar and restaurant, 'real life' work placement and our training hotel front. The Diploma of Hospitality integrates study with nationally registered vocational units providing you with the skills and knowledge to prosper in the Hospitality Industry.... [-]

Australia Perth
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Campus
Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Learn to work as junior or trainee hospitality manager, supervisor or team leader across a range of hospitality establishments and sectors. ... [+]

Programme aim

This programme will establish comprehensive knowledge, skills and standards of professional practice relevant to hospitality operations that support and enhance customer confidence and service delivery. On completion of this programme, graduates can pursue junior-level management or supervisor roles in the hospitality sector, or undertake further study in hospitality or tourism related disciplines.

Award information

To achieve the award of the New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5), students must pass a total of 120 credits.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates will have the skills, knowledge and attributes to be able to:

manage hospitality facilities, hospitality inventory and supplies to achieve yield and/or revenue targets; monitor and maintain hospitality operating procedures and compliance requirements; apply staffing strategies to facilitate positive staff relationships in a hospitality business or environment; manage hospitality operations in a hospitality business or environment; and manage perishability of service products in the hospitality sector. Entry criteria ... [-]
New Zealand Rotorua
March 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Woolich Education

Forming the first year to the BA in Hotel and Hospitality Management or Global Business Management, the Diploma in Hospitality Management consists of one intensive study ... [+]

Course Objectives / Learning Outcomes

Forming the first year to the BA in Hotel and Hospitality Management or Global Business Management, the Diploma in Hospitality Management consists of one intensive study period of 6 months at the Woolich Education campus in Lucerne, Mauritius, and one practical paid industry training period of 4-6 months in the Swiss hospitality industry.

Woolich Education is a member of the Bénédict Mauritius group of schools, founded in 1928, whose mission is to provide adult education for people with a desire to succeed. Bénédict School is one of Mauritius’s largest private education organizations and is teaching each year more than 15,000 full and part-time students.... [-]

Mauritius Port Louis
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
12 months
Campus
ABC Access Business College

This program is designed to equip students with the skills of a hospitality position. Hospitality services managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the opera ... [+]

Program Objectives

This program is designed to equip students with the skills of a hospitality position. Hospitality services managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of an accommodation establishment or of a department within such an establishment. They are employed by hotels, motels, resorts, student residences, and other accommodation establishments, or they may be self-employed.

Admissions Criteria Grade 12 or equivalent Mature student Graduation Criteria A minimum final mark of 60An overall An average of 60% Employment Opportunities Cafeteria, Food services Canteen, Catering Supervisor Front Desk Bed and Breakfast Operator Reservations Tourist Home Operator Guest-House Operator Seasonal Resort Facility Operations Health Services Retail Trade Conference/Banquet Organizer Managing Housekeeping Operations Restaurant and Food Service Accommodation Services Sales, Marketing and Advertising Accommodation, Food, and Recreational Services ... [-]
Canada Toronto
September 2019
Full-time
36 weeks
Campus
CDI College

The Hospitality Business Management program at CDI College introduces students to career options in the hotel and food and beverage services fields. ... [+]

The Hospitality Business Management program at CDI College introduces students to career options in the hotel and food and beverage services fields. Graduates can find work locally and abroad in restaurants and hotels as managers, supervisors and other key hospitality management positions.

The program also includes a practicum placement, allowing students to gain on-the-job experience before graduation.

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Canada Winnipeg Calgary Edmonton Red Deer  + 1 More
September 2019
Full-time
Campus