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Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management

This course is available


Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Apr 2023


Southern Institute of Technology


Are you looking for professional development or an opportunity to learn more about Hotel Management:

SIT's Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma programmes are designed for students with an undergraduate degree (or relevant experience) who are wanting to transition into the hotel industry, or current hospitality professionals looking to progress into higher management positions by gaining formal qualifications in the hospitality industry.

This course will develop your skills and knowledge in strategic hotel management, tourism and hospitality management, entrepreneurship and event management. You will learn to understand, apply and communicate principles and concepts relevant to hotel management in order to function as a professional practitioner at a senior level in the industry or progress to further study.

Course Content

Level 6

Students must complete three of the following:

  • HTM601 Contemporary Tourism
  • HTM606 Tourism and Hospitality Financial Management
  • HTM607 Employment Relations and Law for Tourism and Hospitality
  • HTM608 Entrepreneurship
  • HTM610 Facilities Management in Hospitality
  • MAN632 Operations Management
  • MAN633 Human Resource Development
  • MKT676 Services Management & Marketing

Level 7

Students must complete 75 credits from the following:

  • CON759 Contemporary Issues (Alternative to HTM704)
  • ETH760 Business Ethics
  • HTM703 Tourism and Hospitality Industry Project
  • HTM704 Contemporary Issues in Hotel Management
  • HTM706 Sustainability in Tourism
  • HTM717 Internship Study
  • IBS790 International Business
  • MAN734 Strategic Management
  • MAN735 Advanced Human Resource Management
  • MKT772 Strategic Marketing
  • MKT776 Event Management
  • WPE700 Workplace Experience
  • Elective 1 - Elective Paper (to be approved by Programme Manager)
  • Elective 2 - Elective Paper (to be approved by Programme Manager)

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this programme you will be well suited for employment in a senior level position (e.g. supervisory or management) within the accommodation, hospitality and tourism-related sectors, including hotels, resorts, restaurants, events and convention centres. You could also consider setting up your own small business, or progressing to further study.

Satisfactory Completion

Every candidate for the qualification of Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management is required to follow the satisfaction of the Board of Studies, a programme of study for a minimum period of one year.

The overall programme of study for every candidate requires 120 credits for successful completion of the qualification.

To be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management, students will have been credited with all required papers and electives as specified in the schedule of papers.

A student completing the Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management will normally be expected to complete the one-year programme (full-time equivalent) within four years.

Entry criteria

Entry is open to degree graduates who have graduated from a bachelor’s degree programme or those who can demonstrate equivalent, relevant, practical professional or educational experience in a related discipline.

Language Requirements

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
  • Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

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