Available for September start

Online course details

Study options

Part-time: 1 year

UK fee

£2,520 (2021/22)

International fee

£2,520 (2021/22)/EU

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

University Diploma

Start dates

January, September, May

Location

Online

Online course description

This online Hospitality Business Management University Diploma course has been designed for hospitality professionals currently working in operational or supervisory positions who aspire towards more senior management roles within the industry. The course is an important step towards an undergraduate degree if you have prior academic qualifications and are already working within the hospitality industry, and it can be completed within 12 months. During the course you’ll develop your analytical, digital literacy and communication skills which can be directly applied in the workplace.

This course will help you to build confidence and gain a deeper understanding of the hospitality sector and prepare you to progress to a higher level of study. It can also count towards your continued professional development (CPD).

After completing this course you may wish to continue onto our BA (Hons) International Hospitality Business Management (Top-Up) degree and achieve a recognised undergraduate degree.

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Learn more about our online hospitality courses

With a choice of dates to start your online Hospitality Business Management University Diploma 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.

How much time should I allow for studying?

You will study three 20 credit modules over a 12 month period, each of which will be the equivalent of around 200 learning hours. Each module runs over 10 weeks and as a guide we recommend you allocate 20 hours per week, per module.  

You’re in control

Studying online gives you the flexibility to study at the most convenient time and place for you. 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. This can be invaluable when you’re working in a busy hospitality role, because we know it’s not easy to get time off work. Throughout the course we’ll ask you to test out what you’re learning in your day-to-day role, and use your own experiences in assignments. Ultimately this should mean you find the course a useful step in your personal and professional career development.

A talk from our Academic Lead

Our Academic Lead for Hospitality, Yukari Iguchi, talks about our Hospitality Business Management University Diploma course in this video.

Our Academic Lead, Yukari Iguchi, talks about the online Hospitality courses

View our Hospitality Business Management University Diploma course introduction video transcript

What you will study

We will advise you of your study plan when you are invited to enrol.

You will need to complete the following three modules. The order in which you complete them will be dependent on when you choose to start (ie September, January or May).

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

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Study International Hospitality Business Management online at Derby Webinar: September 2021

Friday, 10 September 2021 14.00 - 15.00

Join this webinar to discover more about our online International Hospitality Management courses. Accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, our courses enable you to develop the essential skills required in hospitality management. The webinar includes a presentation from Yukari Iguchi, Academic Lead for Hospitality and features Alistair Sandall from the Institute of Hospitality.

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How you will learn

Pace of study

We recommend about 20 hours of study per week to complete one 20-credit module over a 10-week trimester.

Assessment method

This course is assessed through 100% coursework with a range of methods, such as essays, research reports, presentations, group work and practical reports.

Who will teach you

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Yukari Iguchi
Programme leader

Academic Lead for Hospitality and Leisure, Yukari Iguchi, has performed a range of roles including Programme Leader for undergraduate hospitality programmes, International Student Coordinator, International Collaborative Project Manager, and Online and Distance Learning Coordinator.

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Entry requirements

You will need one of the following:

If you do not meet the entry criteria above, we may be able to consider relevant professional experience within the hospitality sector but this would be assessed by our admissions team on an individual basis.

English language qualifications

If English is not your first language you will need an English language qualification. For this course you will need at least one of the following:

*If you have a minimum of IELTS level 4.5, you can study our Certificate of Credit in English for Academic Purposes, which we will accept as evidence that you are able to perform at a suitable level of IELTS 6.0. We will also accept the Certificate of Credit as evidence that you can perform at GCSE level.

If you are unable to take an English Language Test locally, you may wish to consider our Derby English Language Test (DELT), which is an online test in two parts: reading and writing, and listening and speaking. Take a look at our Derby English Language test (DELT) page for full course details, online exam dates and how to book.

Fees and funding

2021/22 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2021 and August 2022.

 Per 20 creditsModulesCost
UK/EU/International £840 3 £2,520

About your fees

This figure would be the total cost of this course in the current academic year. However, please note that fees normally increase in line with inflation and the University's strategic approach to fees, which is reviewed on an annual basis. The total fee you pay may therefore increase if your course lasts longer than one year.

However, please also note that you can receive a 5% discount if you either:

Flexible payment plans available

Choose from three payment plan options:

How to apply

Students should apply directly to the University.

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For support with completing your application, view our guide to the application process.

Documents to support your application

You'll need to provide:

*Documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied by a certified translation by a professional translator/translation company. Each translation must contain:

A list of approved translators can be found on the UK Government website.

Application deadlines

All of our online courses have set start dates throughout the year. We require time to review your application and get back to you with a response before your course starts. Take a look at information regarding applying for an online course to see full details of deadlines and term dates.

Careers

The hospitality industry is very competitive and continually expanding, so there are many career opportunities to work either in the UK or overseas. Our online hospitality courses attract students from all over the world, enabling you to build your own global network of professional contacts.

Continue your education and develop your skills and knowledge

After completing this course you may wish to continue onto our BA (Hons) International Hospitality Business Management (Top-Up) and achieve a recognised undergraduate degree. If you have sufficient industry experience, it may even be possible to progress to postgraduate level studies with our PG Cert/MSc International Hospitality Management. Both courses are accredited by the Institute of Hospitality.

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