Higher Diploma in Hotel Management


Program Description

This program is provided in collaboration with the Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS), Switzerland.

The Hotel Management Program, through a combination of theoretical courses, workshops, and industrial training in luxury hotels in Cyprus and abroad, aims to help students to gain knowledge and skills to the extent that they can learn, adapt, and develop in the hotel and catering industry.

The program aims to develop the vital skills of communication, teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving that will give students the ability to successfully implement the duties assigned to hotels’ General Managers.

Additionally, one of the most important goals of this program is to provide students with a comprehensive examination of the work related to Hotel Management. Through the various courses of this program, students will examine in detail the duties and responsibilities of hotels’ General Managers, the various areas of management, control, and other functions associated with high challenges of the profession.

During their studies, Hotel Management students will not only be taught the theoretical aspects of hotel management but will also have the opportunity to get involved in all aspects related to customer service in a real hotel environment.

Upon completion of their studies, graduates will then be able to plan, organize, staff, guide, train, supervise and evaluate the functions of a successful hotel of every size and ranking, a restaurant, food departments of hospitals, places such as land development companies, nursing homes, colleges and universities, and any other form of business which deals with customers’ accommodation and food service at any level.

Furthermore, graduates of the Hotel Management program will have acquired the following skills: marketing and promoting sales, sign contracts safely with tour operators and other tourism organizations to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the business, gain absolute control over sales, production costs and other operating expenses, successfully fulfill their obligations to the budgets of the business, the service quality levels and many more that are essential skills for the profession of General Manager.

*This program is registered and approved by the Ministry of Education and Culture but not accredited yet.



The continuous thriving of the Hotel and Catering industry is consistently one of the leading job creators in Cyprus and the majority of European countries. The program, Hotel Management, of Mesoyios College helps to prepare professionals to start their own hotel business, start a franchise business or hold a managerial role in a hotel, restaurant, bar, club, dining facilities, resort, or places such as companies, nursing homes, colleges, and universities. On the way to advancement to the rank of General Manager of a hotel unit, graduates of the Hotel Management program will be able to reclaim positions such as Head Receptionist, Reservations Manager, Front Office Manager, Rooms Division Manager, Floor Supervisor, Housekeeper, Executive Housekeeper, Head Waiter, Restaurant supervisor, Maître D ‘Hotel, Restaurant Manager, Head Barman, Bar Manager, Assistant F & B Manager, F & B Operations Manager, F & B Administrations Manager, F & B Manager, Sales and Marketing Manager, Hotel Operations Manager, Assistant Hotel Manager, Hotel Manager, General Manager, Director of Operations and Managing Director.

The hotel industry basically affects every industry, and the well trained and educated professionals in the field of middle and higher management are in great demand today. This number is expected to be increased dramatically over the next few years and very soon after the global financial crisis that slowly began to show signs of recovery.

Program Pathway

Degree Requirements

  • Hospitality Major Requirements
  • Business Major Requirements
  • English Language Requirements
  • Computer Requirements
  • Social Science & Liberal Arts Requirements
  • Mathematics Requirements
  • Hospitality Electives
  • Business Electives
  • Foreign Languages Electives
  • Social Science & Liberal Arts Electives
  • Hospitality and/or Business Electives

Major Requirements - Hospitality

  • HOS120 – Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
  • HOS121  – Dimensions of Tourism
  • HOS122 – Food and Beverage Management
  • HOS123 – Hospitality Operations Management
  • HOS124 – Room Division Operations
  • HMI121 – HM-Internship I
  • HOS220 – Principles of Hospitality Marketing
  • HMI222 – HM-Internship II
  • HOS320 – Meetings, Conferences and Incentives
  • HOS323 – Strategic Hospitality Management
  • HOS324 – Risk Management in the Hospitality Industry

Major Requirements - Business

  • ACC130 – Financial Accounting I
  • ACC131 – Microeconomics
  • ACC230 – Macroeconomics
  • BUS251 – Business and Professional Communication
  • ACC231 – Financial Accounting II
  • ACC232 – Managerial Accounting for the Hospitality Industry
  • BUS252 – Business Law
  • BUS253 – Consumer Behavior
  • BUS351 – E-Marketing for Hospitality Industry
  • BUS352 – Service Quality Management
  • BUS354 – Statistical Applications in Business
  • ACC330 – Finance
  • BUS353 – Business Research Methods


English Language Requirements

  • ENG190 – English for Academic Purposes

Computer Requirements

  • COM143 – Business Computing
  • COM144 – Hospitality Information Systems

Social Science & Liberal Arts Requirements

  • PSY170 – Business Ethics
  • PSY270 – Hospitality Human Resources Management
  • PSY370 – Organizational Behavior and Leadership Skills

Mathematics Requirements

  • MAT160 – College Algebra

Hospitality Electives

  • HOS221 – Casino Management
  • HOS222 – Wines and Spirits
  • HOS223 – Restaurant Operations Management
  • HOS321 – Special Topics in Hospitality Management
  • HOS322 – Tourism Planning and Development

Business Electives

  • BUS350 – Business Policy and Strategy
  • BUS355 – Entrepreneurship
  • BUS356 – Revenue Management

Foreign Languages Electives

  • GRE290 – Greek for the Hospitality Industry – Level 1
  • GRE291 – Greek for the Hospitality Industry – Level 2
  • RUS290 – Russian for the Hospitality Industry – Level 1
  • RUS291 – Russian for the Hospitality Industry – Level 2
  • GER290 – German for the Hospitality Industry – Level 1
  • GER291 – German for the Hospitality Industry – Level 2

Social Science & Liberal Arts Electives

  • HIS280 – Introduction to Cyprus History
  • PSY271 – Introduction to Psychology
  • COM340 – Introduction to Multimedia
Last updated Aug 2020

About the School

Mesoyios College is an inclusive and welcoming environment. International students start a week earlier than other students, giving them the chance to familiarize themselves with the campus and make f ... Read More

Mesoyios College is an inclusive and welcoming environment. International students start a week earlier than other students, giving them the chance to familiarize themselves with the campus and make friends with other international students. Students groups and societies organize regular networking events for international students throughout the year. Our aim is to provide higher education and lifelong learning opportunities to all people without any discrimination; provide quality education to develop knowledge and skills through theoretical and practical courses, in order to enable students to expand their options for vocational rehabilitation after graduation; support students develop and make a professional career in the industry. Read less