UK/EU: £2,370
INT: £2,550
Course length
1 year part time
Start dates
January, May and September
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Course code: OLPAW   Level: 7

As the dynamic hospitality industry becomes increasingly complex, the importance of qualifications for those is management roles becomes key, calling for a more diverse range of skills and knowledge.

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Our online Postgraduate Certificate International Hospitality Management is the first stage of our popular Masters programme, the only online higher education Masters programme accredited by the Institute of Hospitality.

It has been designed to meet the needs of the dynamic international hospitality industry, equipping you with practical and relevant skills, which combined with your existing experience, can help you to advance your career within the industry.

Institute of Hospitality Educational Membership Scheme (EMS)

Through our partnership with the Institute of Hospitality you'll be given free access to the Institute's Educational Membership Scheme (EMS) once you've enrolled onto this course. This gives you access to management guides, monthly specialist newsletters, e-journals, webinars and much more. 

Learn more about our online Hospitality courses

With a choice of dates to start your course (September, January or May) and interactive online learning materials, you've got the flexibility to study whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. The course modules still operate within a fixed trimester but you can choose to study during the day, evenings or at the weekend instead of having to attend fixed lectures.

Find out more about studying a Hospitality course online with University of Derby online learning.

Theory and skills for direct application

You’ll gain relevant, practical, and business-focused knowledge, which combined with an understanding of operational, tactical and strategic issues, and the necessary management tools, will allow you to apply theories directly to your workplace situation. The programme is particularly suited to those already working within the industry, holding a related or unrelated undergraduate degree, and looking for a practical route to deepen their knowledge of the hospitality industry and build upon existing qualifications.

Without the initial time commitment of a full Masters, the Postgraduate Certificate is completed within 12 months, allowing you to continue your study to the MA International Hospitality Management level at a later date if you wish.

As all of your resources are online, you have the flexibility to fit your study periods around your existing work commitments and shift patterns. Course modules still operate within a fixed trimester but you can choose to study during the day, in the evenings or at the weekend rather than having to attend fixed lectures. Through webinars and online discussion forums, you will connect with your online tutor and fellow students from around the world to discuss and debate key topics and share experiences within this dynamic industry.  

You'll develop skills and awareness of the various management functions, as part of the total business structures in a variety of organisations. This will include an understanding of globalisation and the impacts of a multicultural workforce that can present organisational and operational challenges, as the concepts of service quality and customer satisfaction change rapidly in the market place.