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 Advanced Diploma

Start dates

January, September, May

Location

Online

Online course description

Accredited by the Institute of Hospitality and designed following extensive consultation with the hospitality industry, this course will help you to obtain the skills and understanding of the critical aspects affecting hospitality management. You will develop a critical understanding of the forces influencing the development of the international hospitality industry and be able to evaluate the role of core management functions, their application and contribution to quality and performance.

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If you already hold an HND or Foundation degree and have experience working in the hospitality industry (minimum of 6 months on full-time basis or equivalent), you can complete this University Advanced Diploma in International Hospitality Business Management within 12 months. If you don't have an HND or Foundation degree but have significant industry experience, we will also consider your application.

Knowledge and skills you can apply directly to your role

This course can help you stand out in this competitive and continually expanding industry and is ideal for continuing professional development (CPD) - research has shown that qualifications really make a difference to career progression in hospitality. It's an ideal route towards gaining a full degree such as our BA (Hons) International Hospitality Business Management (Top-Up).

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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 more useful for your career.

Institute of Hospitality Educational Membership Scheme

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

A talk from our Academic Lead

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

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

View our International Hospitality Business Management University Advanced 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 three 20 credit modules.

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 need to have both of the following:

If you have extensive industry experience at supervisory or management levels but do not meet the academic entry criteria above, we can consider your application - speak to our advisors for further information and guidance.

When you apply, please send us a transcript of the modules you've already studied so that we can make sure your HND or Foundation degree is compatible with this course. If you would like to be considered based on your professional experience, please send us a detailed CV.

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 opportunities for managers who want to work in the UK and overseas.

If you would prefer to gain a higher level qualification first however, you could continue your studies with our BA (Hons) International Hospitality Business Management (Top-Up) before progressing to a Masters degree, such as our MA International Hospitality Management which can also be studied online.

This programme will equip you with essential skills and knowledge in order to advance your career internationally. Previous students have gone on to work in areas such as:

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